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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

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Holiday Craft Sale is Saturday, Nov. 14

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Mexico Mission Team and Little Christian Preschool will be holding their annual Holiday Craft Sale on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The church is located at 11620 21st Ave SW in the Shorewood neighborhood of Burien.

“This is a good old fashion church craft sale with all homemade items and a special Seahawk Section too!”

All proceeds will go to support the 2016 Mexico MIssion Team and the Little Christian Preschool Operating Costs.

Start: November 14, 2015 10:00 am
End: November 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Pauls of Shorewood Lutheran Church
11620 21st Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United States

Highline United Methodist Church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar is Saturday

Highline United Methodist Church’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be this Saturday, Nov. 14, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“Come by for a baked good and a friendly smile. While there take time to browse the various vendors, including the church’s Women’s Society.”

Highline United Methodist Church [Basement]
13015 1st Ave S
Burien, WA

Start: November 14, 2015 9:00 am
End: November 14, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, United States

November 13, 2015

Ahoy Mateys! Show yer Pirate Pride at the Highline High Pig Roast Nov. 13


Ahoy Mateys – it’s time to show your pirate pride at the 2nd Highline High School Booster Club’s Annual Pirate Pig Roast on Friday, Nov. 13 at the Normandy Park Cove.

There will be great food, live music from 8-10 p.m., and a fun atmosphere! Prizes for best decorated table and dessert.

All proceeds go to help support Highline High School Student Athletics, After-school programs & Activities.

Have a blast and make an investment in the future of our community by supporting our students through participating in this event!

Buy tickets, book a table and bring your friends, make a donation, or simply post this poster in our community
–any way you can help is greatly appreciated.

More information can be found at

Donations or sponsorship: [email protected]

Start: November 13, 2015 8:00 pm
End: November 13, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

November 6, 2015

Furry Faces Foundation ‘Doggie Bingo’ event is Friday, Nov. 6


The Furry Faces Foundation will be holding a Doggie Bingo Event this Friday, Nov. 6 at Pit Stop Bottle Shop.

They will be playing four rounds of blackout bingo.

For the first three rounds, cards are $1 each, and for the last round they are $5 each.

The winner of each round gets 25% of each pot and 75% goes to help the animals.

WHEN: Friday, Nov 6, 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Pit Stop Bottle Shop, 216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA 98166

INFO: Furry Faces Foundation provides support for people who may need assistance to care for their companion animals, and in doing so, provides the community a vehicle for compassionate social assistance as well. Our mission is as simple as it is complex…’Keeping Pets And People Together.’

AARF will also be onsite to share information about their foster and adoption programs.

“Please come out for some fun and support companion animals at the same time!”

This is a 21 and over event.

More info at

Start: November 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: November 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Pit Stop Bottle Shop
216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 5, 2015

Donate Shoes & Clothing and Save 15% at 3 Wishes Boutique Nov. 5–8

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Advertiser 3 Wishes Boutique will be holding a 4-day Special Event, starting Thursday, Nov. 5 and continuing through Sunday, Nov. 8.

The special is this:

Bring in gently-worn Shoes or Clothing, and get 15% off!

3 Wishes Boutique is located at 929 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien; phone (206) 248-3332.

Be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here:


Start: November 5, 2015
End: November 8, 2015
Venue: 3 Wishes
Phone: (206) 248-3332
929 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 25, 2015

Fundraiser Screening & Presentation of ‘The Maury Island Incident’ Oct. 25 at 7 p.m.


A full screening and special presentation of the locally-made, award-winning historic UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” will serve as a benefit for the Tukwila Historical Society on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, starting at 7 p.m.

The 30-minute film will screen at the Foster Performing Arts Center (4242 S 144th Tukwila, 98168), and will be followed by a special Historical Presentation by Screenwriter Steve Edmiston called “No Confession: J. Edgar Hoover and The Maury Island Incident.”

Suggested donation is $10 (Students with ID $5), and tickets are available online here: Tickets will also be available at the door, or online from

Filmmakers will be on hand to answer questions and discuss the film and story afterwards.

The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, historic yet tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the next day.

The film won a highly competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab Award, and recently took home “Best UFO Short Film” honors at the International UFO Congress in Arizona.

Directed/Produced by three-time Emmy Award winner Scott Schaefer (Bill Nye the Science Guy, Penn & Teller:Bullsh*t, The Arsenio Hall Show, Almost Live! and many others) from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston (Crimes of the Past, A Relative Thing, The Day My Parents Became Cool, and others), the film explores the origins of the iconic Men In Black with a conspiratorial mythology set during the “summer of the saucers” in 1947, leading directly to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

“We love screening the film for local historical societies,” Edmiston said, “because despite this being a sci-fi UFO story, it’s also steeped in fascinating local history that leads all the way to the then-head of the FBI!”

The film – which was shot in Burien, Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island – has also been turned into an “Original Series” and can be found on Hulu and Indieflix.

Here’s a trailer for the film:

Start: October 25, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 25, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: Foster Performing Arts Center
4242 S 144th Street, Tukwila, WA, 98168, United States

October 22, 2015

All-day fundraiser for South King Council of the Blind will be Thursday, Oct. 22

An all-day fundraiser for the South King Council of the Blind will be held on Thursday, Oct. 22 at The Mark Restaurant, located at 918 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

“Invite a friend or two for a fabulous breakfast to start the day; meet friends or take a break from work for lunch; enjoy dinner and drinks with good friends in the evening!” reads an announcement. ” The choice is yours, and all will benefit The South King Council of the Blind.”

Guests can also learn about guide dogs, see their name written in braille, as well as learn about what resources are available.

For more information on this event or the Council, send an email to [email protected].

“We deeply appreciate The Mark for its community spirit and willingness to support our work,” Marlaina Lieberg said. “Our mission is to reach out to those who have lost or are losing their vision, and to be a resource in South King County.”

Date: October 22, 2015
Venue: The Mark Restaurant
918 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 4, 2015

The Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser run will be Sunday, Oct. 4!

The 2015 Burien Brat Trot 5K fundraiser race will be Sunday, Oct. 4, starting at 1 p.m. in Olde Burien!

This annual event serves as a fundraiser for the Highline Schools Foundation.

The Burien Brat Trot is a flat and fast 5k and one mile race throughout the streets of Burien, followed by the best street party around…a Bavarian Fest, complete with beer gardens, live bands, pretzels, sausage, beer fraus, bouncy toys, food trucks, cavorting, carousing…and this year–featuring Manuela Horn–the Yodeling Dominatrix!

And the funnest fundraiser night around – the annual Pub Crawl – will be Friday night, Oct. 2, this year with Manuela Horn, our area’s own ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ and ‘Oktoberfest Queen.’

Attention Highline Public Schools – win money for your school…it’s easy! When you register for the Brat Trot, enter your school when asked “please select your school affiliation” and your registration will be counted in our school registration drive! The top 3 schools with the most registrants win money for their school or PTSA!

The latest school registration drive standings are here:

Check back for updates! The school registration drive contest closes at 11:59 on Thursday, Oct. 1.

In order to help schools in our district with the resources they need — we’ve partnered some schools together so more schools benefit! The schools will be chosen on a rotating basis — so if your school isn’t a “partner school” this year – don’t worry — it will be in the coming years. We’re excited about the opportunity to help more schools. Thank you for your support!

2015 Partner Schools:

  • Marvista Elementary & Highline High School
  • St. Francis & and Shorewood Elementary
  • Cascade Middle School & Hazel Valley Elementary

If any of the above schools win 1st, 2nd or 3rd prize—then their partner school will win the same amount! Will both school’s registrations be counted in the drive? Yes, but individually. In other words, if Sylvester gets 10 registrations, they do not count in the St. Francis numbers, and vice-versa. St. Francis has to place 1st, 2nd or 3rd. If they do, both schools win prize awards.

A Family Registration discount is available for both the 5K and short course races and the Corporate Team Challenge is back this year for groups of 10 or more representing the same organization. Online only:

Be a Brat Trot Angel! Sponsor a student in need! Each year during our school competitions we encounter families with children who would love to run but cannot afford the registration fee or do not have adequate shoes to run in. You can be a Brat Trot Angel and sponsor a local child in need so they can run the race without worrying about the fee! Angel donations will be matched with kids in need living in our community. Only $35 to sponsor a child to run or $60 to sponsor 2 children to run. Make a donation at

Questions? Please contact [email protected].

Here’s a clip of last year’s close finish, as shot by Scott Schaefer:

If you were in last year’s race, check out this slow-mo video taken at the starting line – can you find yourself?

View 2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

2015 Sponsors! Look who is already IN!!

HMS Host

Dan The Sausageman

Recology CleanScapes

Start: October 4, 2015 1:00 pm
End: October 4, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Brat Trot
SW 152nd Street & 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 2, 2015

Burien Brat Trot Pub Crawl will feature Manuela Horn on Friday, Oct. 2


Kick-off the 2015 Burien Brat Trot with the funnest fundraiser night around – the annual Pub Crawl – on Friday night, Oct. 2, this year featuring Manuela Horn, our area’s own ‘Yodeling Dominatrix’ and ‘Oktoberfest Queen’!

The fun starts at the Tin Room Bar, where you can check in between 6 – 7 p.m., with a special performance by Manuela scheduled for 7 p.m.

Not your average Pub Crawl!
Gather your team of two or more, follow clues and scavenge through B-Town for awesome prizes! Buy your tickets online and save money! $15 per person online and $20 at the door.

New in 2015
$35 online (or $40 at the door) makes you a Pub Crawl VIP! Includes a free beer at the Tin Room, a cool Brat Trot Beanie, and more entries into the Pub Crawl raffle!  Woo Hoo!

Hey B-town! It’s time to register for the Burien Brat Trot Pub Crawl! Here’s how:

Go to

Click on the “online registration” tab select one of the following pub crawl options:

  • V.I.P. Pub CRAWLER: $35 in advance online thru 10/1
  • $40 at the door


  • A Burien Brat Trot Beanie!
  • A drink ticket redeemable at the Tin Room on Crawl Night!
  • Extra raffle entries for our awesome pub crawl prizes!
  • A pub crawl t shirt!
  • Challenges to endure at each crawl stop

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  • Check in at the Tin Room Bar between 6 and 7 p.m., where you will receive:
  • A pub crawl T-shirt (one per person – see sample below)
  • Your “crawling” orders! (where to go, how it works, etc.)
  • Teams can be as little as two people – no maximum.
  • The crawl starts and ends at the Tin Room, with a 7 p.m. start, and 10 p.m. finish.
  • Don’t miss the performance by Manuela Horn to kick off the Crawl at 7 p.m. at the Tin Room.
  • Please crawl responsibly!

Check out the 2015 Pub Crawl Shirt which is given out to all registered entrants:

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Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, October 2nd, 2015; registration from 6 – 7 p.m. with performance by Manuela at 7 p.m.!

WHERE: The Tin Room Bar, 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

COST: $15 per person in advance (by Oct. 1), $20 at the door.

REGISTER: Register online here:

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 will be announced on race day.

Register online in advance or at the door at the Tin Room on crawl night between 6 and 7 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Highline Schools Foundation!

Start: October 2, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 2, 2015 11:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 20, 2015

Glendale Lutheran Church holding Fall Festival Sept. 20; seeking Vendors

All are invited to Glendale Lutheran Church’s 4th Annual Fall Festival on Sunday, Sept. 20, from 11:15 a.m. – 2 p.m.

There will be free Food, Music, Children’s Games / Bouncy House, Campus Ministry tables, Door Prizes and Raffles, plus Local Vendors from the Thursday Market.

For more information contact Glendale Lutheran at 206-244-9400.

Glendale Lutheran is located at 13455 2nd Ave SW in Burien.

Free table in exchange for a door prize drawing item. Sunday, September 20th. Set up at 9:00 am. Enjoy a free meal on us starting at 11:15. You will man your booth from 11:30-2:00 pm.

Contact Tammie Elliott at 206-280-3347 for an application.

Start: September 20, 2015 11:15 am
End: September 20, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran Church
Phone: 206-280-3347
13455 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

September 19, 2015

‘ZombieFest’ will take over Normandy Park Towne Center Saturday, Sept. 19


SAVE THE DATE: The FREE annual ‘ZombieFest’ will be taking over the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 8 p.m.

This is a FREE, public event meant for humans, families, and all ZOMBIES who love to eat brains!

NOTE: There will be sdditional parking & a FREE SHUTTLE at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Ave. S., Burien

Normandy Park Towne Center is located at 19900 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park.

  • Sat., Sept. 19, 3 pm – 8 pm Normandy Park Towne Center
  • Free Admission!
  • Zombification Booth – FREE Zombie Makeup and Clothing!
  • Live Music: Vote for Pedro & The Aqua-Nets
  • Mock Disaster Zone
  • Food and Beverages
  • Performances by Seattle Thrillers & A Zombie Marching Band
  • Scavenger Hunt for Kids
  • Raffles to Raise Money for Highline Food Bank, Des Moines Food Bank & Highline Schools Foundation
  • Zombie Zumbathon
  • Zombie Costume Contest
  • Official Zombie Fest T-Shirts
  • Local Business Booths with Free Prizes!

For more information, visit (and be sure to “Like”!) ZombieFest on Facebook here:

Start: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm
End: September 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
19900 1st Ave. South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 19

SAVE THE DATE: The 14th annual ‘Walk for the Women’ – a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House – will be Saturday, Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair.

Hospitality House, a shelter that provides meals and program services for homeless women in south King County, has served hundreds of women since 2000.

Adults, families and pets are welcome on this fun 2-mile walk around Burien.

Cost is $20 if you register before Sept. 19, and $25 on the day of the event. Walk-up registration starts at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Hospitality House table near SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW (Burien Town Square).

In addition to helping a great local cause, there will be prizes for top money-raisers. Multiply your efforts by asking friends, family, neighbors & co-workers to sponsor you with donations to Hospitality House.

Hospitality House is located at 1419 SW 150th Street; (206) 242-1860.

If you cannot participate but would like to help Hospitality House, please make an online donation at

Start: September 19, 2015 9:30 am
End: September 20, 2015 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
Phone: (206) 242-1860
SW 152nd and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States