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June 14, 2014

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast June 14

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The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will serve as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Burien Fire Station at 8th Ave SW and SW 151st.

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

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 14, 2014 8:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: Burien Fire Station
Address:
8th Ave SW and SW 151st Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 7, 2014

12 Food Trucks will be at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market June 7

From our sister site The Waterland Blog, a Sponsor of the Des Moines Farmers Market:

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There’s just a little over a week until Opening Day – Saturday, June 7 – of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market!

Coming off its most successful season in history (up +20% over 2012), the Market will be bringing in many new vendors, including farms, fresh fish, meat ranchers, unique produce and much more.

The word “Waterfront” will be prominent again at The Des Moines Marina, with boating and fishing activities along with the Boardwalk Bistro (look for new picnic benches) where you will be able to enjoy your favorite market-prepared foods.

Opening day will also feature our second SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In, with 10 of your favorites and some new ones.

“The market again will have many of your favorite artisans and crafters and well as some surprises,” said Rikki Marohl, market manager.

Also returning will be the market’s own wines, including last year’s favorite Waterfront White, a fabulous Riesling, with all the proceeds going toward the market’s Endowment Fund. Look for our enlarged wine booth where tasting once again is encouraged.

Don’t forget to bring your old musical instruments to donate them to the Highline Music4Life program. They will be at the market every Saturday in June. The program refurbishes the instruments and gives them to the Highline School students who wouldn’t be able to afford them. The local Rotary Club of Des Moines recently made a $10,000 donation to this wonderful program thru its annual Blues & Blues Festival held this year on August 23rd.

Wayne Corey, Board President, commented on the past two seasons at the new marina location:

“You know that old saying – location, location, location? It truly is what makes us one of the premier markets in King County. We continue to see growth in vendors, shoppers and sales. One of our goals this year is to have more activities for families. Look for more information on this blog and our website.”

The market and the Rotary Club of Des Moines, along with partner Senior Services, are proud to once again offer the HYDE Shuttle providing local transportation to seniors 55 and older and the disabled of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

See you on OPENING DAY where The Waterland Blog will be blogging live!

Start: June 7, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Marina
Address:
22307 Dock Avenue South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend at Highline Stadium

REMINDER: The Relay For Life of Highline fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is this weekend – Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 – at Highline Memorial Stadium.

“The Relay For Life of Highline is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease,” reads an announcement.

Click below for more details about the event:

Here’s the schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 4:00PM Saturday, June 7: The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.
Survivors Lap: 4:30 P.M. Saturday, June 7: During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.
Luminaria Ceremony: 10:00 P.M. Saturday, June 7: The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.
Closing Ceremony: 8:00 A.M Sunday, June 8: The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

Highline Stadium is located at 430 S 156th Street.

Learn more and sign up today at www.HighlineRelay.org!

Start: June 7, 2014
End: June 8, 2014
Venue: Highline Memorial Stadium
Address:
430 S 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

May 31, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 31, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
6241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 24, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 23, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 17, 2014

Soroptomist Club’s ‘Cards for a Cause’ will be Saturday, May 17 at Burien Elks Lodge

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Have a great time and support a great cause at the same time at the annual “Cards For A Cause” on Saturday, May 17 at the Burien Elks Lodge.

This “fun”draiser is sponsored by Soroptimist Int’l of Seattle South, a club that supports Highline Community College Women’s Programs & WorkFirst Services, as well as Hospitality House in Burien.

The poker tournament costs $40 and general admission is just $25, and includes a buffet dinner generously donated by the Mark Restaurant & Bar.

We will also have blackjack and craps tables, a fabulous silent auction and great prizes for the poker tournament..and The Delridge Boys will be playing!

The Burien Elks Lodge is located at 4006 1st Ave South.

Start: May 17, 2014 5:00 pm
End: May 18, 2014 12:00 am
Venue: Burien Elks Lodge
Address:
4006 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

May 10, 2014

Help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ by leaving food for your Mail Carrier this Saturday

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This Saturday, May 10, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will collect food donations at residents’ mailboxes in order to provide assistance to the millions of Americans who are struggling with hunger.

According to Highline Area Food Bank Director Mike Werle, this is one of the bigger – and most effective – local food drives in the region.

To help, all you have to do is put non-perishable food in one of the blue plastic bags left at your mailbox and set it out your mailbox for pickup Saturday.

Here are more facts:

  • The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is a nationwide effort that provides food to local food banks and pantries. Food banks across the country continue to experience record demand for emergency food assistance, especially in the summer months when children are out of school.
  • The nation’s 175,000 letter carriers will collect food donations left at the mailboxes of generous Americans in more than 10,000 communities and deliver them to food banks and other hunger-relief organizations.
  • The Stamp Out Hunger food drive is the nation’s largest single-day food drive, having collected more than one billion pounds of food since its inception in 1993. In 2012, generous Americans donated more than 70 million pounds of food, which marked the ninth consecutive year that at least 70 million pounds were collected.

Wonder what foods are great to donate to the food drive? Here are a few non-perishable food items requested by food banks:

  • Cereal
  • Pasta
  • Rice
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Canned meals such as soups, chili, pasta
  • 100% juice
  • Peanut butter
  • Pasta sauce or spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Canned protein – tuna, chicken, turkey
  • Beans – canned or dry

For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive, visit www.helpstampouthunger.com or www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, and follow the food drive at www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.

Date: May 10, 2014
Venue: Your Mailbox!
Address:
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May 7, 2014

REMINDER: Eat well and help local charities at ‘Burien Bites’ Wednesday night!

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REMINDER: The third annual ‘Burien Bites’ – a food-centric fundraiser that benefits local charities – will take place TONIGHT – Wednesday, May 7, from 4 – 9 p.m.

The cost is $5 for Adults, with Kids under 18 free.

This homegrown event, created by HomeTask, allows people the opportunity to visit multiple restaurants for a bite to benefit local charities, including:

  • Highline Schools Foundation
  • New Futures
  • YETI
  • Highline Food Bank
  • HomeTask Cares Foundation

“We are always trying to find new ways to help the community and organizing Burien Bites is a fantastic way for people to have fun and be generous towards those who need our help,” said HomeTask CEO Jerrod Sessler. “It also brings our community together which is all about the people together building relationships.”

Here are the details:

WHAT: Burien Bites

WHEN: Wednesday, May 7, from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.; *check-in starts at 4 p.m.

WHERE: Various restaurants throughout Burien!

INFO: The bite will run from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. (check-in starts at 4 p.m.), with an after and awards party at HomeTask from 8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

REGISTER: Event registration fee is $5 per person, and guests can visit multiple local restaurants, where they can purchase a special bite for $5.

Pre-register at BurienBites.com.

Start: May 7, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 7, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: HomeTask
Address:
611 SW 152nd, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 6, 2014

‘GiveBIG’ to Highline Schools Foundation Tuesday and get a free taco and beer!

If you ‘GiveBIG’ to the Highline Schools Foundation at The Tin Room Bar in Olde Burien on Tuesday, May 8, you’ll receive a FREE taco and beer!

Just drop by anytime between 4 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 6, make a donation with one of the volunteers on hand, and you’ll receive a free taco and beer in exchange for your generosity.

Also, enjoy LIVE MUSIC from San Juan (aka Kyle Andrews) – a 2010 Highline High School grad and talented adult alternative rock musician. San Juan’s music has gained incredible popularity in Seattle and beyond!As he works on the release of his latest album, Horizons, San Juan is generously donating his time to help raise funds for Highline Schools Foundation. That rocks!

The Tin Room is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

Start: May 6, 2014 4:00 pm
End: May 6, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
Address:
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Help local charities – GiveBIG & Dine Out for Hunger on Tuesday, May 6

The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event to inspire people to give to non-profit organizations who make our region a stronger, more vibrant community for all, and it’s coming Tuesday, May 6.

When you donate on May 6, the Foundation will stretch your donation, using a pool of matching funds, to make your dollars supporting these local charities go further. As long as you have an internet connection (or access to the internet on your mobile phone), you can participate!

Check to see if your favorite nonprofit is listed to participate in the event. If they are, then plan to donate during GiveBIG on May 6!

Here are some local non-profits you can GiveBIG to – just click on a link for more info:

“DINE OUT FOR HUNGER” ON MAY 6
Several fabulous White Center restaurants will host “Dine Out for Hunger” events by donating a portion of their proceeds on May 6 to the White Center Food Bank. Grab a friend, a colleague, or a family member and head out on May 6 burgers at Zippy’s, pizza at Proletariat, dinner and drinks at Company, ice cream at Full Tilt, or pub fare at Mac’s Triangle Pub.

Look for White Center Food Bank staff board members at these locations, and come say hello!

Date: May 6, 2014

May 3, 2014

Glendale Lutheran School holding 5th annual Arts & Crafts Fair May 3

Glendale Lutheran School will be holding its 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair (just in time for Mother’s Day) on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Glendale Lutheran School is located at 13455 2nd Ave SW.

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran School
Address:
13455 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

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The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th Street.

“Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares,” reads an announcement. “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.

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

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
Address:
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 3

The annual Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Albertson’s Five Corner parking lot, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“This is our biggest fundraiser and proceeds are used to fund our projects, scholarships and contests,” reads an announcement. “It is a great function and loads of fun.”

For more information, visit parksidegardenclub.org.

The Five Corners Albertson’s is located at 15840 1st Ave South.

Start: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Albertson's Parking Lot
Address:
15840 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

April 19, 2014

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

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Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the Plank’ at Mt. Rainier Pool Saturday, April 19?

Each participant is prepared to walk fully clothed off the Mount Rainier Pool diving board if their supporters pledge the most money to help support swim lesson scholarships for disadvantaged youth – to vote online, click here.

Their efforts are in response to statistics that show eight people drown in Southwest King County last year, four of them within the City of Des Moines. The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Board of Commissioners determined it was time to act.

“Our job is to promote aquatics within the community. It became obvious with the release of those figures that we need to focus on water safety in general,” Commission President Gene Achziger said.

“We could just teach people about water safety, but swim lessons are the number one deterrent to drowning,” Achziger said. “But swim lessons can be expensive for those with little income so we’re raising money to help disadvantaged youth learn to swim.”

Billed as “Walk the Plank for Kids,” the campaign involves the public voting at $1 per vote which public official will be “forced” take the walk. Voting will be both online and in person at Mount Rainier Pool’s observance of April Pools Day on April 19. April Pools Day is a nationwide promotion of water safety.

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Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan, Police Chief George Delgado and King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove will be joined by Des Moines city councilmembers Melissa Musser, Jeanette Burrage and Jeremy Nutting, plus Normandy Park City Councilwoman Stacia Jenkins, Des Moines Municipal Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan, Des Moines Harbormaster Joe Dusenbury and Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District President Gene Achziger in the competition.

The Walk the Plank ceremony will be the highlight of a five-hour water safety exposition that includes two sessions of demonstrations, two open swims, an Easter Egg Hunt and raffles for life jackets and free pool parties. There will be food vendors as well as marine touch tanks staffed by Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center.

Oh yeah, there will be free fish, too.

“Each person who shows up and has parental permission can get a free fish from Midway Tropical Fish and Pet,” Achziger added. “We’d like to see all of the kids in the community able to swim like fish.”

Achziger called the level of community participation “overwhelming.”

“It’s truly inspiring to see how enthusiastically these participants have jumped in. They understand the critical need to teach kids how to swim,” he said. “You’d expect some of them to say walking the plank is undignified for a public official, but I’m reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s quote: ‘No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.’ ”

The pool district has teamed up with South King Fire and Rescue to sponsor the event, along with several vendors and organizations. Other sponsors include: Schwan’s Ice Cream, Freedom Snacks, Normandy Park Market, Odd Fellows Lodge 305, Underwater Sports and Des Moines Animal Control.

“We’re looking at two sessions. The first begins at noon with water safety demonstrations and a free open swim,” Achziger said. “The intermission will include the Walk the Plank event and be followed by a second round of demonstrations capped with a free swim.”

“Plus, it’s the day before Easter and we’ll have an in-pool egg hunt with prizes. But hopefully the biggest prize will be a water-safer community,” he said.

Mount Rainier Pool is located at 22722 19th Ave South in Des Moines; (206) 824-4722.

Start: April 19, 2014 2:30 pm
End: April 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Mount Rainier Pool
Phone: (206) 824-4722
Address:
22722 19th Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States