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December 29, 2015

Benefit screening of film Reinventing the Patriot at Tin Theater Tuesday, Dec. 29


Locally-produced documentary film Reinventing the Patriot will screen at the Tin Theater on Tuesday, Dec. 29 at 5:30 p.m., with all proceeds supporting The Sidekick Collective, a local nonprofit that invests in students with the potential to make the world a better place.

Reinventing the Patriot is a 22-minute hybrid documentary and spoken-word superhero story based on Federal Way High School graduate Paige Edmiston’s award-winning essay. With the essay as its spine and narrative, the film tells a new superhero story about the FWHS students who in 2012 led a passionate, eight-month campaign to turn a 15-point electoral loss into a 20-point victory, assuring a $120 million state-of-the-art new school.

Here’s the trailer:

Telling these students’ stories of civic heroism inspired Reinventing the Patriot’s filmmakers to set off on a new adventure. They founded The Sidekick Collective to identify, celebrate and recognize students who, like the Federal Way High School students, give life to the words in Edmiston’s essay by making right what’s wrong, helping others first, and protecting the vulnerable.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the film’s producer and The Sidekick Collective’s Executive Director, Paige Edmiston.

Tickets are FREE and can be reserved here. Proceeds from t-shirt sales and donations at the event will benefit The Sidekick Collective.

About The Sidekick Collective
Combining our love of superhero mythology with a venture capital model, The Sidekick Collective is a fresh take on what it means to ‘invest’ in youth. We find youth who are exceptional in unexpected ways and provide seed funding for their out-of-the-box solutions to the world’s metaphorical (and sometimes literal) asteroids. We call this hero capitalism.

The Sidekick Collective was founded by 24-year-old Seattle-native, Paige Edmiston. This is the 501(c)(3) nonprofit’s second year of recognizing high school students for their superhero-ism.

Screening Details:

Tuesday, December 29 at 5:30 PM

The Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Free tickets available here!


Paige Edmiston
Executive Director
[email protected]

Start: December 29, 2015 5:30 pm
End: December 29, 2015 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 9, 2015

Brass Quintet Holiday Concert for Burien Actors Theatre will be Dec. 9


On Wednesday, Dec. 9, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet.

This fundraiser concert for the theater will feature traditional Holiday music played by the brass quintet in chamber-music style.

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet is drawn primarily from the nationally acclaimed Northwest Symphony Orchestra, which has been featured several times on National Public Radio and once on NBC’s Today Show. Artists as diverse as Alice in Chains and Natalie Cole have performed with the NWSO. The Quintet highlights the talents of Chris Barnes on tuba, Chuck Fleming on trumpet, Chris Poole on trombone, Sarah Weinberger on trumpet and Evelyn Zeller on french horn.

BAT’s Holiday Concert/fundraiser begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors and $10 students.

For tickets, go to and call 206-242-5180 – while tickets last.

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien.

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre (BAT) has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

Start: December 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 9, 2015 9:15 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 8, 2015

Puget Sound Skills Center’s Silent Auction & Dessert will be Tuesday, Dec. 8


Burien’s Puget Sound Skills Center’s Fashion Design and Marketing class will be holding a Silent Auction and Dessert on Tuesday, Dec. 8, and all are invited.

The event will start at 6 p.m.

Money raised at this auction will go towards helping their class go on trips to the Nike HQ in Oregon and New York, as well as to attend a fashion conference. Additional proceeds will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Tickets ae $5 at the door, or $4 presale.

Puget Sound Skills Center is located at 18010 8th Ave South in Burien, 98148.

For more info, call (206) 631-7317.

Start: December 8, 2015 6:00 pm
End: December 8, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Puget Sound Skills Center
Phone: (206) 631-7317
18010 8th Ave South, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

December 5, 2015

The Genesis Project’s ‘A Night of Hope’ Auction will be Saturday, Dec. 5


The Genesis Project’s 5th annual ‘A Night of Hope’ Auction will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Seattle Airport Marriott in SeaTac.

Auction activities will include: dinner (4 entree choices), raffle, Dessert Dash, silent auction, live auction, and more.

“We would be honored if you would join us in raising funds for The Genesis Project, which brings hope for a new life to women involved in commercial sexual exploitation in the South King County area.”

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th, 2015; 5:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: SeaTac Airport Marriott Hotel, 3201 South 176th Street, SeaTac 98188

COST: Please Click Here for ticket pricing options

REGISTER: Register now at

Last year’s auction was a very successful night thanks to supporters like you. The funds that were raised will be used to support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation as they transition into new lives. Watch the video from the 2014 auction here:

Start: December 5, 2015 5:00 pm
End: December 5, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: SeaTac Airport Marriott Hotel
3201 South 176th Street, SeaTac, WA, 98188, United States

HELP: 1 in 5 Kids who live HERE are Hungry; Food & Fund Drive will be Dec. 5

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The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park is teaming with civic groups, hometown merchants and individuals to come to the aid of the Des Moines Area Food Bank during the first-ever Des Moines Bank Food and Fund Drive.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Normandy Park Towne Center, directly in front of Normandy Park Market.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park, which has been a long time financial supporter of the local Food Bank, has decided to head a fundraiser for the Des Moines  Area Food Bank after learning some startling statistics:

  • The Des Moines Area Food Bank serves over 1,000 families every month in a large geographic expanse including the communities of Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and the West Hill portion of Kent.
  • 1 in 5 children in the Des Moines Food Bank area of service, suffers from food insecurity, a rate starkly higher than the national average of 1 in 8 children.
  • The Des Moines Area Food Bank operates at a loss for 10 months out of every 12.

These numbers prompted the local Rotary club to take action to assemble a community Food/Fundraiser aimed at accomplishing three things:

  1. Raising funds to help this organization which helps so many
  2. Increasing awareness about hunger in our hometowns
  3. Galvanizing groups, business and citizens of our area to support the Des Moines Food bank in an on-going fashion

The Rotary Club is seeking merchant sponsors to donate $250.00 each. Merchants who support the Des Moines Area Food Bank Food and Fund Drive would see 100% of those tax-deductible funds going directly to the Food Bank. They are also asked to set out a Food Donation Bin (supplied by the Rotary club) in their business and encourage patrons to donate nonperishable food items, or funds from now until Dec. 5.

The public is encouraged to become what organizers are calling “Square Meal Partners,” credit card donors who contribute $10 monthly automatically on their credit or debit cards directly to the Des Moines Food Bank.  The goal is to get a minimum of 100 Square Meal Partners before the end of the drive at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5.

This event will be graciously broadcast via a South King Media video stream and will be featured that day on the Waterland Blog, The B-Town Blog, The SeaTac Blog, and The Normandy Park Blog. The video feed will be filmed by volunteer students of the Puget Sound Skills Center Broadcast Communication Department, a Highline Public School in Burien.

In addition to broadcasting the donations of individuals, organizations and merchants, SoKing Media will also broadcast the jailing and release of “Local Dignitary Hostages.”

“The Rotary Club of Des Moines Normandy Park has been proud to support the Des Moines Food Bank over the years,” said Rotary President Janel Stoneback. “We are very pleased that so many others are answering the call to help an institution which helps so many people find their footing in the face of hard times.”

The Rotary Club isn’t alone in this effort; many other non-profit groups are rallying behind the cause, including Des Moines, Cubscout Pack 955, which will be conducting a special “Scouting For Food” day before and on Dec. 5. In addition the Normandy Park Economic Development Committee which organizes the annual Winterfest Celebration at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Sunday Dec. 6, has declared that the Food & Fund Drive will be the kick-off event of the Winterfest Celebration.

Scores of local businesses are proving sponsorship support including: The Normandy Park Town Center, Normandy Park Market, South King Media, Marina Medical, Rose Pho, Wallingford Financial, Wesley Homes, Normandy Perk, Can’t Stop Smakin’, Salon Michelle, Pierview Chiropractic, Priceless Pet Clinic, Flora Laura, Razors Edge, Judson Park, and Normandy Park Ace Hardware.

Rotarian Steve Swank, one of the event’s organizer and the Past President of the Des Moines Food Bank remarked about the impetus for this event:

“All of us who live here realize what a special area this is, with breath-taking views, wonderful neighbors and a vibrant business community. When Rotarians and the business people we’ve reached out to learned about the Food Bank statistics, many were shocked to learn that the hunger rate in our hometowns was so high. The Des Moines Food Bank does so much to help those in need, and all of us felt compelled to help the Food Bank. This Food Bank provides more of a ‘hand up’, not necessarily a ‘hand out’. Many people who utilize the Food Bank’s services come back to donate to the Food Bank once on their feet. We are confident, that with enough support, awareness and continued generosity from these communities, we can help the Des Moines Area Food Bank eliminate hunger in our hometowns. I’d like to personally invite any group, business or individual who was not happy learning that 1 in 5 kids in this area suffer from food insecurity to step up. Please attend the Food & Fund Drive on December 5th at the Normandy Park Towne Center and please consider becoming a Square Meal Partner. Together, we can change these numbers.”

The Normandy Park Market is located at 19805 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA 98148.

Pledges are now being taken at www.SquareMealPartner.Org.

Questions, Merchant Sponsorships, and organizations that would like to get involved are invited to email [email protected].

Start: December 5, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Market
19805 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA, 98148, United States

The Moshier Art Center’s Holiday Pottery Sale will be Saturday, Dec. 5


The Moshier Art Center’s annual Holiday Pottery Sale will be Saturday, Dec. 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares.

“Come to this amazing sale to find hundreds of items such as mugs, bowls, serving dishes, casseroles, garden art, jewelry, planters, and more! Come early for the best selection.”

Cash or checks accepted.

The Moshier Art Center is located at 430 S. 156th Street, east of Highline Memorial Stadium.

More info at, or call 206-988-3700.

Start: December 5, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Mossier Arts Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 5


Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy holiday music, raffles and a delicious lunch.

Shop from over 140 high quality vendors and artists, a Holiday Bake Sale and more.

This festive event is one not to be missed.

Kennedy Catholic Arts and Crafts Fair will be at the school’s campus, located at 140 South 140th Street, Burien, 98168; (206) 246-0500.

Start: December 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: (206) 246-0500
140 South 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

Holiday Bazaar returns to The Normandy Park Cove on Saturday, Dec 5

Come do your holiday shopping the fun and easy way – peruse high-quality handcrafted gift and décor items presented by 40 original artists at the famous Holiday Bazaar at the Cove, to be held Saturday, Dec. 5, starting at 9 a.m.

There will be everything from personalized ornaments to hand-blown glass to doll clothes.

What started out as a neighborhood bazaar now attracts vendors and shoppers from all over the Seattle/Tacoma area.

Stop by the kitchen for lunch and benefit local girl’s lacrosse!

Doors open at 9 a.m., so make this the first stop in your day of bazaar hopping.

They’ll have refreshments available for purchase. And, one thing you can always count on at the Cove’s bazaar is running into many “old” friends. It’s a tradition!

Start: December 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
Phone: (206) 242-3778
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

November 21, 2015

8th annual ‘Vision 20/20’ Art Sale Fundraiser will be Saturday, Nov. 21

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The Burien Arts Association’s 8th Annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Burien Community Center.

This annual arts fundraiser will feature 400 pieces of affordable art at $50 each, along with fun food, marvelous music, and great raffle prizes.

New this year – a sneak preview of mind-breaking wearable art runway show, as well as the announcement of the ‘Storyboard Burien‘ photo contest winners.

WHAT: Burien Arts Association’s 8th annual ‘Vision 20/20’ Art Sale fundraiser.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW.

INFO: Proceeds to Burien Arts Association programs and artists. and 206-244-7808.

Start: November 21, 2015 6:30 pm
End: November 21, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: 206-244-7808
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

8th annual ‘Andy Mac is Love’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Nov. 21


The 8th annual ‘Andy Mac is Love’ fundraiser – in loving memory of Andy MacDonald – will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21 at the Normandy Park Cove.

“Please join us for our Raffle & Auction in support of fire services education & the Puget Sound Skills Center.”

WHEN: Saturday, November 21, 2015, 3 p.m. – 8 p.m,

WHERE: The Cove, 1500 SW Shorebrook Dr. Normandy Park, 98166

WHAT: Dinner, Drinks, Prizes & Entertainment!

For more info, or to donate, please contact Becky MacDonald at [email protected].

Here’s more info on Andy and this cause:

Andy MacDonald

Andy was a friend, son, brother and volunteer firefighter, who tragically lost his life in the flooding of the Cowlitz River nine years ago. On November 6, 2006, Andy, 19, was on a hunting trip with his family when the river bank that his truck was parked on gave way.

Out of tragedy something good can be born; Andy’s family and close friends set up a scholarship in his name. Each November, in honor of Andy’s birthday and untimely passing a fundraiser is held.

All of the money is donated straight to the Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship at the Puget Sound Skills Center, where Andy received his firefighting training. This scholarship will assist future cadets in the Puget Sound Skills Center Fire Services class to help with their continued education/training in Firefighting.

Andy’s passion in life was to help those in need and this is our way of assisting others with the same life goal.

For more information on Andy MacDonald, here’s a link to a Facebook tribute page, chock full of great photos that will soon make those who didn’t know him feel like they actually did.

Start: November 21, 2015 3:00 pm
End: November 21, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Dr., Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

Glendale Lutheran Church’s Holiday Bazaar is Saturday, Nov. 21

REMINDER: Glendale Lutheran Church’s Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at their campus at 13455 2nd Ave SW in Burien.

Glendale Evangelical Lutheran Church:
13455 2nd Ave. S.W.
Burien, WA 98146
(206) 244-9400 – office
(206) 244-0601 – fax

For more information:

[email protected]

Start: November 21, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran Evangelical Church
Phone: (206) 244-9400
13455 2nd Ave. S.W., Burien, WA, 98146, United States

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is this Saturday




St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be this Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Crafts, Trash to Treasures, Vintage Items, Framed Artwork,

Books, Bake Sale, and a raffle for a homemade quilt.

“Come join us!!”

The church is located at 1005 SW 152nd Street, Burien; 206-243-6844.

Start: November 21, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 21, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church
Phone: 206-243-6844
1005 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 20, 2015

Highline Medical Center holding Food Drive through this Friday, Nov. 20

Highline Medical Center is holding a food drive through Friday, Nov. 20 to support Transform Burien.

Items can be dropped off in the main hospital lobby.

The center is located at 16251 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, 98166; (206) 244-9970.

Date: November 20, 2015
Venue: Highline Medical Center
Phone: (206) 244-9970
16251 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 14, 2015

The Hi-Liners ‘Take Flight’ Fundraiser will be Saturday, Nov. 14


Burien’s Hi-Liners ‘Take Flight’ Fundraiser will be Saturday, Nov. 14 from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Brockey Conference Center at South Seattle College.

All of the proceeds of this auction will directly benefit the continued operation of The Hi-Liners in the coming year.

“This is your opportunity to make a difference! We are asking each Hi-Liners family to help by finding at least one donated item.”

Pre-Flight Checklist:

OPERATION: “The Hi-Liners Take Flight”

MISSION: Annual Gala and Auction Fundraiser

SCHEDULE: November 14, 2015, 5:30–9:30pm


  • Prepare to have a great meal.
  • Prepare to be entertained by The Hi-Liners.
  • Purchase tickets at
  • Volunteer via email or call 206-427-6274.

“We are again offering trips all over the world and many other wonderful items to bid on in the live auction. You can also win The Pick of the Live if you hold the winning ticket. See you all on the 14th!”

More info at

Start: November 14, 2015 5:30 pm
End: November 14, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Brockey Center at South Seattle College
6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, United States

Shorewood Elementary PTA Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 14

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The Shorewood Elementary PTA Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Shorewood Elementary School, located at 2725 SW 116th Street in Burien.

The Bazaar is a long-standing community event with a strong following.

“This event not only features over 65 artist-vendors, but it is so much more, and supports the Shorewood PTA and all of our amazing Shorewood students!”

Like their Facebook page for more info:

The fun includes:

  • Awesome Used Book Sale (a buck a book)
  • Fantastic food trucks
  • Delicious Bake Sale
  • Fun Raffle
  • Super-cool Santa Photos (for a small donation)
  • Lots of Holiday cheer!
  • And admission is FREE

Start: November 14, 2015 10:00 am
End: November 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Shorewood Elementary School
2725 SW 116th Street, Burien, WA, United States