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October 1, 2016

Rotary Club of Burien/White Center’s Clam Bake fundraiser dinner is Oct. 1


The Rotary Club of Burien/White Center will be holding a ‘New England Clam Bake’ fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst.

This dinner will raise scholarship funds for local High School Graduates.

“You will be amazed by the spectacular Ballroom Pipe Organ!”

WHAT: New England Style Clam Bake, and Lobster will be served! There will also be clams, roasted corn on the cob, salad, wine and fun.

WHERE: Address is 14645 25th Ave SW, Burien, 98166 (map below).

TICKTS: Tickets are $150 and you can purchase them here:


All the expenses for this event are covered so that 100% of the ticket price will go toward the scholarships.

Start: October 1, 2016 5:00 pm
End: October 1, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Forest Ledge
14645 25th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 30, 2016

Manuela Horn will host the Brat Trot Pub Crawl on Friday, Sept. 30!

The Brat Trot Pub Crawl will be held on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, starting at the Tin Room Bar & Theater at 7 p.m.!

This year the crawl will be hosted by everyone’s favorite local Yodeling Dominatrix – Manuela Horn:

Purchase tickets online in advance or pay in person at the Tin Room (923 SW 152nd Street), between 6 and 7 p.m.

This is the annual prelude to the 5K race, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 (giving you at least a day to recover…).

Both events serve as fundraisers for the Highline Schools Foundation.

Teams earn points, endure challenges and have a blast – click here to learn more.

As a Brat Trot Pub Crawl V.I.P. you will be treated like the very important person you are with a free beer to kick off your night, a special Brat Trot beanie (you’ll love it), extra prize raffle entries, and other V.I.P.-only treats that organizers are too excited to tell you about.

Most importantly, when you are a pub crawl V.I.P. you help more kids in our community!

Your cool Brat Trot Beanie is INCLUDED in V.I.P. Pub Crawl Registration.

  • $35 in advance (purchase online here)
  • $40 at the door

Regular pub crawl price:

  • $15 per person in advance (click here)
  • $20 at the door

Head out as a pack to as many Burien establishments as you can on Crawl Night – earn points, endure challenges, have a blast! All teams participating are entered to win great prizes. Winners announced on race day. Register online in advance or at the door at the Tin room on crawl night between 6 and 7 pm. Benefits Highline Schools Foundation!

Check in at the Tin Room between 6 and 7pm, where you will receive:

  • A pub crawl T-shirt (one per person!)
  • Your “crawling” orders! (where to go, how it works, etc.)
  • Teams can be as little as two people – no maximum!
  • The crawl starts at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. at the Tin Room.

Please crawl responsibly!

Start: September 30, 2016 7:00 pm
End: September 30, 2016 10:00 pm
Venue: Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 17, 2016

15th annual ‘Walk for the Women of Hospitality House’ will be Sat., Sept. 17

Save the Date 2016

The 15th Annual Walk for the Women of Hospitality House will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, starting at 10 a.m. at Burien Town Square Park.

This year organizers are promising “a gift for every walker!”

Hospitality House Shelter for Homeless Women – located in Burien – has been assisting homeless women for 16 years to regain home, health and hope here in South King County. Food, safe shelter, and guidance are provided to women working to regain independence.

“Please join us in an easy less-than-two-mile walk in the heart of Burien to support this 90 day care-managed program going. The need remains!”

Families, dogs, children…all are welcome, and this event will serve as a great start to a visit to the Burien Wellness Fair.

“You’ll feel all virtuous after a healthy walk for a good cause!”

Can’t make it to the Walk? Visit their website and make a donation:

For more information, call 206-242-1860.




Start: September 17, 2016 10:00 am
End: September 17, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 10, 2016

Calling all Anglophiles – 3rd annual English Fête will be Saturday, Sept. 10!


Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 3rd annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton.

Festive village fetes are fairs, a summer tradition in the UK, complete with their own style of carnival games like Splat the Rat, Smash the Crockery, Wet Sponge Throwing and more. Other staples of these annual events include live music, cake stalls, car shows, raffles and of course beer, tea and lots of traditional English foods.

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in historic old Renton is staging their very own fête for the third year in a row on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.! Along with all the above elements they have two unique acts performing – ‘Sound and Fury Morris Dancers’ and ‘Celt Check’ playing lively traditional old english songs.

There will be a bouncy castle for the little ones and a pub for the big ones, plus an enticing silent auction (time to pick up some treasures!).

All proceeds help keep St. Luke’s vibrant and supporting their work feeding the hungry, helping the homeless and partnering with Communities in Schools in Renton to meet the needs of local youth.









St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave. South in Renton, 98057:

Start: September 10, 2016 11:00 am
End: September 10, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
99 Wells Ave. South, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

August 27, 2016

Blues & Brews Festival fundraiser is SATURDAY at Des Moines Beach Park!

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REMINDER: The 7th annual “Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival” is this SATURDAY, Aug. 27, at Des Moines Beach Park.

The event will rock out from Noon – 8 p.m., and features blues bands performing live all day, local craft breweries and other beverages, and lots of food.

Tickets are available both in advance and at the gate, and you must be 21 to enter.

Go to to get your tickets today!

Blues & Brews is the summertime production of the Des Moines / Normandy Park Rotary Club, and serves as a benefit for Music4Life™ and the club’s other charities.  Music4Life is a non-profit that provides musical instruments to participating schools for students in need. The organization acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments from adults who no longer need them, gets them repaired and then provides them to public schools in Highline, Edmonds, Mukilteo, Seattle and Shoreline.  The non-profit program acquires used instruments from adults who understand that their highest and best use is to put them back into play. Music4Life also accepts donations to help pay for instrument repairs.

“Summer is when we have to focus on getting used musical instruments repaired and ready-to-play so that students this fall can start to use them as soon as they are enrolled,” Music4Life President/COO and co-founder David Endicott said. “The annual Blues & Brews Festival helps draw financial support and attention to this critical educational need.  We are very glad to have the ongoing support of the Des Moines / Normandy Park Rotary Club as we work to fill this need.”

“The reason this is so important is because research shows that students who participate in instrumental music programs tend to do better in math, science, history, literature, computer science, international languages, reading, writing and other academic disciplines,” Endicott added.  “This is in addition to what they learn in terms of teamwork and self-discipline.  All this is true, unless their parents can’t afford to get them a musical instrument in the first place.  And in today’s economy, many parents can’t even afford to rent a musical instrument.  To this extent, Music4Life is just as much an ‘education program’ as it is a ‘music program.’”

One recent national report found that half of all public school students are from income-eligible families that qualify for participation in the Free-and-Reduced-Lunch program.  The Puget Sound area is no exception.

“Our hope is that adults who know of Music4Life will donate their musical instruments to us now so we can get them repaired,” Endicott says.  “An instrument Donor Form must accompany the instrument and is available for downloading on our Website.”

Music4Life enjoys the support of notable music advocates and other community leaders.  Gerard Schwarz, world-renowned conductor laureate of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, has endorsed the program, saying, “This wonderful program begins with children in elementary school at a time when, if they’re interested and talented in any way, they have the greatest chance of success. Many people tell me of the impact that direct knowledge of instrumental music has had on their lives. We intend to give this advantage to all our children.”

Music4Life™ is supported in part by grants from the Hazel Miller Foundation, First Choice Health; 4Culture (the former Seattle-King County Arts Commission); the Knossos Foundation; various local Rotary and Kiwanis clubs; the Highline Schools Foundation; Nina McLemore LLC; Barnes & Noble; as well as by the law firm of Garvey Schubert Barer; Seattle Symphony Orchestra, Rafael Carrabba Violins, GMA Research; Lamar Advertising, the Newspapers in Education Program of The Seattle Times, Cascade Symphony Orchestra, Randy Oxford Entertainment, the Edmonds Center for the Arts, Kennelly Keys Music stores, Music & Arts stores, Hammond Ashley Violins in Issaquah, the Guitar Center stores and others.

Des Moines Beach Park is located at 22030 Cliff Ave South:

Start: August 27, 2016 12:00 pm
End: August 27, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Burien Church holding free Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27

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Burien Church will be holding a FREE Community Block Party on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“A perfect summer event for the whole family!”

  • Food
  • Face paitning
  • Games
  • Sno-cones
  • Espresso
  • Live music by Jubilees Child

Burien Church
520 S. 150th St.
Burien, WA 98148

Phone: 206-241-0915

Fax: 206-241-0916


Email: [email protected]

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Start: August 27, 2016 11:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Church
Phone: 206-241-0915
520 S. 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

El Dorado West holding Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27


Advertiser El Dorado West will be holding a Car Show & Food Bank Fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their campus, located at 1010 SW 134th Street in Burien.

Here’s what to expect:

  • Live music from the Tim Turner Band
  • Lindy Hop Dance performance by the Sister Kate Dance Company, with dance lessons to learn “The Charleston”
  • Hot Dogs, chips and soda for sale
  • $20 per car entry fee (for the Car Show)

“El Dorado West residents will be judges of your beautiful cars!”

All proceeds will benefit the White Center Food Bank.


Start: August 27, 2016 10:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: El Dorado West
1010 SW 134th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

First-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk will be Aug. 27 at Kennedy High School


Celebrate 50 years of Kennedy Catholic High School history at the first-ever ‘Lancer Loop’ 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, Aug. 27.

This inaugural race will begin at 8 a.m., and is open to all students, families, alumni, neighbors, and friends.

The start and finish lines will be on the school’s new athletic field.

Options include a chip-timed 5k run, an untimed 5k walk, and a free quarter mile kids’ dash around the school track, with prizes for top finishers.

Registration fees are $25 through Aug. 23 and $35 from Aug. 24 through race day.

All participants will receive a race t-shirt.

Registration Coupon Code through Aug. 20 – use the code “LANCER” to receive a $10 discount on your race registration:


Start: August 27, 2016 8:00 am
End: August 27, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: 206.246.0500
140 S. 140th Street , Burien, WA, 98168, United States

August 14, 2016

Cheer on Obliteriders at ‘Orange Tunnel’ in Three Tree Point on Sun., Aug. 14

From our friends at WABI Burien:


On Sunday morning, Aug. 14, about 150 Obliteride cyclists will ride through Normandy Park and Burien on Day 2 of their 150-mile bike ride to raise money for cancer research at Fred Hutch.

Last year, cyclists commented that “Burien is the most enthusiastic city along the whole route!”


Read more on the B-Town Blog about the 2015 Obliteride as it rode through Burien.

Get Your Orange On
This year we’re going to double our efforts and create a veritable Three Tree Point Obliteride Orange Tunnel. The cyclists will be surrounded by orange applause and smiling faces as they ride through the Three Tree Point waterfront neighborhood before they head up Maplewild.

WABI Burien is organizing local folks to cheer the riders on. Come join the cheering crowd at Three Tree Point anytime between 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. to applaud the riders as they go by. The street will be festooned with banners, pennants and signs. Bring cow bells, pom poms, noisemakers and all-things-orange to make Burien the most memorable city on the route.

The first cyclists of Obliteride 2015 approached the Hairpin Turn at the top of Maplewild, in Burien. Photo by Maureen Hoffmann.

You can also cheer anywhere along the route.

Check out the map, which shows the Day 2 route, from Tacoma to Seattle, including Redondo, Des Moines, Normandy Park and White Center:

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Since this is, after all, a fundraiser, you may, of course, make a monetary donation toward cancer research at Fred Hutch:

Please let other neighbors and friends know about the ride on Sunday the 14th.
I hope you’ll consider joining the cheering crowd in support of cancer research.
Far too many of us have had our lives jarred by cancer.

If you have any questions, please get in touch:

Thanks so much,
Maureen Hoffmann
President. WABI Burien

[email protected]

Date: August 14, 2016
Venue: Three Tree Point
Maplewild Ave SW & SW 172nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 13, 2016

Discover Burien’s 2nd annual ‘Boiling Point’ seafood boil & fundraiser is Aug. 13

Discover Burien’s second annual ‘Boiling Point’ seafood boil and fundraiser will be begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13 on the beach of Seahurst Park.

The event will include a magical night of music, fine wine and of course, fabulous seafood.

Tickets are $75 and are all inclusive.

Each event ticket also includes a chance to win a bountiful basket filled with a great selection of wine! New this year will be a shuttle provided by Discover Burien Member Boulevard Park Place, from the upper parking lot to the event entrance.

We would like to thank our sponsors Berkshire Hathaway Home Services and two of their professionals, Calvin Mark and Maura Costello for their hard work on the event as well as one of our table sponsors Linn, Schisel and DeMarco, PS.

Tickets are available for purchase in person at the Discover Burien Office, located at 427 SW 152nd Street in downtown Burien or over the phone by calling (206) 433-2882.

Proceeds from the event go to support Discover Burien’s mission and programs, a nonprofit service organization dedicated to economic development and community engagement in Burien.

Seahurst Park is located at 1600 SW Seahurst Park Road in Burien.

For more information call Discover Burien at 206-433-2882 or Debra George, Discover Burien’s event manager, at 206-941-7199, or visit

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. General Membership dues and all contributions are tax deductible.

Start: August 13, 2016 5:00 pm
End: August 13, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Seahurst Park Beach
Phone: 206-433-2882
1600 SW Seahurst Park Road, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 15, 2016

Support the White Center Kiwanis at Highline Bears game this Friday night

Photo by Isabel

Please come out to support the White Center Kiwanis with a fun evening watching the Highline Bears baseball team this Friday night, July 15 at 7 p.m., and help fund local Kiwanis projects for the youth of our community.

The game will be held at Steve Cox Memorial Park, located at 1321 SW 102nd Street.

The Bears are donating $3 of every ticket they sell to support the organization’s work with Boys & Girls Club, Westside Baby, White Center Food Bank, and high school Key Clubs at New Start H.S. and Evergreen campus, among others.

To Purchase Tickets, please email Julia Ebey at [email protected] or call Bill Tracy at 206-248-2441 [Pre-Sale Tickets benefit Local Children through the Kiwanis Club of White Centers Youth Foundation]

“Thank you, Bears!”

The Bears play semi-pro baseball in the Pacific International League, and in addition to being a top-tier team, their games are a lot of fun.

“Good baseball, inexpensive tickets and food, and entertainment for the kids during the game…a great summer family activity!”

WHEN: Friday, July 15, at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Steve Cox Memorial Stadium in White Center (1321 SW 102nd Street)

COST: $5 each/ Children 12 and younger are FREE!

2016-07-08 Kiwanis night at the Ball Field

Start: July 15, 2016 7:00 pm
End: July 15, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Steve Cox Memorial Park
1321 SW 102nd Street, White Center, WA, 98146, United States

June 25, 2016

Hi-Liners extend Clothing & Textile Drive one more week; here’s how to help

Burien’s Hi-Liners announced that they have extended their Clothing and Textile Drive one more week, with donations being accepted from 9 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, June 25 at the Burien Annex.

“We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit,” reads an announcement. “Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through Clothes for the Cause. Donating these items to The Hi-Liners Clothing Drive allows these items to be re-worn, recycled or repurposed for the good of our cause and our planet.”

They’re looking for:

  • Clothing – new and gently used
  • SHOES paired only
  • HATS
  • BELTS…and more!

All items must be dry, clean and in a tied plastic bag.

NOTE: They cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, or hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

This is not a rummage sale; we cannot accept donations of household goods or furniture.

Also, if you can’t make it to the Saturday drop-off but still want to help, call 206-617-2152 to arrange an alternate drop off time.

The Burien Annex is located at 425 SW 144th Street.

The Hi-Liners is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, accordingly, donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Start: June 25, 2016 9:00 am
End: June 25, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Annex
Phone: 206-617-2152
425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 24, 2016

AARF’s ‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for animals will be Friday, June 24


Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation (AARF), a Burien-based animal rescue, will be holding its 8th annual Whine & Cheese fundraiser on Friday, June 24 at the Glen Acres Golf and Country Club in Burien.

Attendees can purchase tickets in advance at

Whine & Cheese, sponsored in part by Achten’s Quality Roofing, will benefit AARF’s rescue and aid efforts, finding wonderful forever homes for homeless pets, and providing supplies and covering vet care for struggling pet owners. General tickets are $25 and include a free drink and a raffle ticket, $30 at the door. VIP tickets are $50 and include 2 drinks, 2 raffle tickets, a swag bag and front row auction seating.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a photo booth and time to view auction items. Silent auction opens at 6pm, live auction begins at 7pm. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served throughout the evening with vegetarian and vegan options. A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase.

“Whine & Cheese is our big event for the year and we are able to do so much good with the money we raise! It is great to me that we can throw a fun party and save animals at the same time!” AARF President Angie Green said.

Founded in 2008 in the Seattle area, AARF has been a small but mighty force in the rescue world. With an all-volunteer group, they have rescued and placed countless dogs (and a few cats!) in to loving forever homes! In the last couple of years, AARF began working with rescues in Texas and Louisiana to pull dogs from high kill shelters to homes in the Pacific Northwest. They have even begun spay and neuter efforts there to help reduce the number of unwanted pets.

To Purchase tickets or to make an online donation, please visit

To Contact AARF:

Angie Green
[email protected]
PO Box 328
Seahurst, WA 98062

Start: June 24, 2016 6:00 pm
End: June 24, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
1000 S 112th Street, Burien, WA, United States

June 18, 2016

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast this Saturday


The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast always serves as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival, and it will again this Saturday, June 18, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the NEW Burien Fire Station at 900 SW 146th Street.

Cost is $7, with Kids 5 and under FREE.

And don’t forget: “Kids love the Fire Trucks!”

On the menu this year:

  • Pancakes
  • Black Forest Ham
  • Orange Juice
  • Coffee or Tea
  • Strawberries

There will also be a raffle for numerous and varied gift baskets.

All proceeds will benefit the youth of our community.

Start: June 18, 2016 8:00 am
End: June 18, 2016 11:30 am
Venue: Burien/Normandy Park Fire Station
900 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 17, 2016

Hi-Liners holding Clothing and Textile Drive at Burien Annex on June 17-18

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be holding a Clothing and Textile Drive on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at the Burien Annex.

“We all have unwanted textiles that are out of fashion, not needed, or no longer fit,” reads an announcement. “Instead of discarding surplus clothing and household linens, give them a second life through Clothes for the Cause.”

Donating these items to The Hi-Liners Clothing Drive allows them to be re-worn, recycled or repurposed for the good of our cause and our planet.

Clothing new and gently used. SHOES paired only. TOWELS, STUFFED ANIMALS, HATS, SHEETS, BLANKETS, QUILTS, BEDSPREADS, DRAPES, PURSES, BELTS… All items must be dry, clean and in a tied plastic bag.

*We cannot take glass, breakables, electronics, pet beds, bed pillows, carpeting, uniforms, or hotel linens or items previously for sale at a thrift store.

This is not a rummage sale; we cannot accept donations of household goods or furniture.

  • Friday, June 17: 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, June 18: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Questions or Donations?
Call 206-617-2152 or email [email protected]

The Hi-Liners is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization, accordingly, donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

Start: June 17, 2016
End: June 18, 2016
Venue: Burien Annex
Phone: 206-617-2152
425 SW 144th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States