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November 6, 2016

Benefit concert for teen superhero ‘Sidekick Collective’ will be Sun., Nov. 6


On Sunday, Nov. 6, Los Angeles-based recording artist Shannon Curtis will perform a benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, a statewide non-profit that provides seed funding to high schoolers who give back to their communities.

The Sidekick Collective was first created in 2008 by then-Federal Way High student Paige Edmiston.

Shannon Curtis is a recording artist, author, and TEDx speaker. She will be shooting her first-ever live concert film at this performance.

Curtis’s 2016 album Creationism and her current 80-concert North American tour — which culminates with the Renton concert — are based on the idea that, in Curtis’s words, “We create the world we live in — so let’s make something beautiful together.”

The Sidekick Collective is on a mission to invest in the superheroes of tomorrow who are walking the halls of schools today. By providing seed grants and mentorship, the nonprofit helps extraordinary youth turn their big ideas into real-world solutions — an idea they call “hero capitalism.”

This is The Sidekick Collective’s fourth year of recognizing high school students for their superhero-ism. You can donate directly at

Here’s a music video from Shannon:

WHAT: Benefit concert for The Sidekick Collective, featuring Shannon Curtis.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016, 2 p.m.

COST: $30 (available here)

WHERE: Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA 98057

Start: November 6, 2016 2:00 pm
End: November 6, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Carco Theatre
1717 Maple Valley Hwy, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s annual Bayside Brunch will be Sunday, Nov. 6


The Des Moines Legacy Foundation’s 17th annual Bayside Brunch will be this coming Sunday, Nov. 6 at Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant.

This year’s theme is Margaritaville, and proceeds will benefit local senior programs.

Tickets are $75 or $150, and can be purchased by calling (206) 878-1642.

Here’s more on this fundraiser from organizers:

The Meals on Wheels tires keep turning and the rims on the Hyde Shuttle buses keep going ’round and ’round for Des Moines and Normandy Park Seniors thanks to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation. But the charity needs your help to avoid being stranded with a budgetary flat tire.

Last year United Way changed its funding priorities and slashed nearly $800,000 countywide for senior services. Here in Des Moines and Normandy Park, that would have meant five-month waiting periods for Meals On Wheels applicants. That would have meant significantly fewer options for getting to doctor’s appointments, drugstores and grocery stores for scores of our seniors who rely on the Hyde Shuttle to continue living independently.

When confronted with the July 1 service cutback date, the Des Moines Legacy Foundation responded with a unanimous NO. But it meant the No. 1 fundraiser for aid to disadvantaged kids and seniors would have to come up with an additional $16,000 per year. That’s why it is so important that we have a positive response to our 17th annual Bayside Brunch on Nov. 6. As a 501(c)(3) non-profit, we rely totally on generous donations from the community and funds raised through events such as the Bayside Brunch.

With our incredible partners at Anthony’s HomePort Restaurant, we offer a gourmet brunch, exciting raffles and silent auctions, and an all-around fun time on the first Sunday of November. Tickets are still available and this is a great way to help your less-fortunate neighbors. Tickets are $75 per person. The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to Noon on Nov. 6. The theme this year is Margaritaville and attendees are encouraged to come in costume.

Worried about it interfering with the Seahawks game? Don’t! The Hawks play Monday night.

Can’t come, but you’d still like to support our kids and seniors? Visit our website at:

Start: November 6, 2016 9:30 am
End: November 6, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Anthony's HomePort Restaurant
421 S 228th Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

November 5, 2016

Artists United’s annual Art Fair will be Nov. 5 & 6 at the Normandy Park Cove


Artists United will be holding its annual Art Fair on Nov. 5 & 6, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove.

Included will be original art from over 20 local artists, with paintings, photography, prints, cards, jewelry and more.

There will also be an Art Raffle – win an original work of art!

Also, Artist Demos – watch an Artist paint!

Admission is FREE.

The Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive in Normandy Park:

Start: November 5, 2016
End: November 6, 2016
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

October 29, 2016

Boy Scout Troop #360’s annual ‘Haunted Hike’ will be Saturday, Oct. 29


Local Boy Scout Troop #360 will be holding its annual ‘Haunted Hike’ on Saturday, Oct. 29 at Kiwanis Schoenwald Park in Burien.

This fun event will run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. at the park, which is located behind Sylvester Middle School.

“We’ve brought the ‘Haunted House’ to the great outdoors. Come be spooked as you walk through the trails of the park!”

Fun for all ages – the trail opens before the sun goes down.

Little ones are welcome to walk through to see the decorations minus the scare!

Still too scary? Please join us at the covered area for some fun Halloween carnival games!

WHEN: Saturday October 29, 2016, 5:30-8:00PM

WHERE: Kiwanis Schoenwald Park, 16030 Sylvester Rd SW (behind Sylvester Middle School)

COST: $2.00 per person

Start: October 29, 2016 5:30 pm
End: October 29, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Kiwanis Schoenwalk Park
16030 Sylvester Rd SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Join KWPS Cares ‘Under the  Big Top’ at Emerald Downs on Saturday Oct. 29!


Hurry, Hurry, hurry, step right up for an evening of festive circus fun in support of local children and families coping with life threatening illness and emergency needs – the “Under the Big Top 2016” Dinner and Auction will be held at Emerald Downs racetrack on Saturday, Oct. 29 with silent auction beginning at 5 p.m.

Guests will enjoy circus-themed entertainment and a sumptuous dinner followed by a live auction to benefit The KWPS Cares fund.

Each year the KWPS Cares team reviews numerous nominations for KWPS Cares grants, and attempts to accept as many as possible given the funds available. Just two of this years recipients include 14 year old Logan Lewis and 3 year old Tucker Howe. No stranger to fighting cancer, Logan is currently battling a recurrence of Neuroblastoma, after six years of remission. While little Tucker is coping with a rare form of muscular dystrophy called Duchenne or DMD, at just 3 years old. Won’t you help by enjoying a festive evening out?

The KWPS Cares Team has been hard at work  gathering amazing items and experiences that will be available in both the silent and live auctions. There is something for everyone just in time for the holidays.

Click here to purchase tickets or learn more

Designated a 501(c)(3) public charity in 2003, KW Cares raises money through Keller Williams market centers, such as Keller Williams Puget Sound and regional offices in order to provide emergency financial assistance to members of the KW family in need through its grants program, and to support other board-designated charities and causes aligned with the mission and values of Keller Williams Realty and KW Cares.

Start: October 29, 2016 5:00 pm
End: October 29, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Emerald Downs
2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn, WA, 98001, United States

October 20, 2016

Think Pink for Breast Cancer & Save at The Oilerie Burien until Oct. 31


Think Pink for Breast Cancer Research Foundation means Savings and Yumminess at The Oilerie Burien during the month of October.

The Seahawks are wearing touches of pink…  pink ribbons festoon lapels all around… it must be October and Breast Cancer Awareness month. Along with spreading awareness, this is the month dedicated to fundraising in search of a cure. Now you can support this worthwhile cause AND enjoy or gift some unique chocolate almond yumminess. Trish and Marty at the Oilerie in Burien’s Town Square building have stocked up specially packages bags of their wildly popular chocolate covered almond “Olives,” and during the month of October they are donating $1.00/bag for every bag sold.

These tasty treats are a delicious and whimsical hostess gift or addition to a get well basket. Not to mention they are a delicious feel-good treat to enjoy “just because” If you have not stopped by the Oilerie yet. you dont know what you are missing… Of course there is a huge variety of oils, balsamic vinegars and sauces, but you will also find  very well priced spices and extracts as well as body loations and creams . So much to see and taste. Remember, tastings are always free and you can sample most anything before you buy.

Stop by today to do a little good while you treat yourself to the joy of flavors!

Come to the store and help us support Breast Cancer Awareness month.  We are selling our chocolate covered almond “olives” with a pink bow as well as pink ribbon pins. $1.00 from each sale will be donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Address: 540 SW 152nd Street (in the retail space of Burien Town Square), Burien 98166


  • MondaySaturday: 10AM-6PM
  • Sunday: 1PM-5PM

Phone: (206) 243-8191



Start: October 20, 2016
End: October 31, 2016
Venue: The Oilerie
Phone: (206) 243-8191
540 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 2, 2016

Brat Trot 5K will be Sunday, Oct. 2; online registration ends Thursday, Sept. 29!


Have you registered for the Oct. 2 Burien Brat Trot yet? Online registration closes next Thursday, Sept. 29 at midnight:


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…

Bavarian Fest – complete with beer gardens, live bands, pretzels, sausage, beer fraus, bouncy toys, food trucks, cavorting, and carousing!

Check out this Brat Trot SWAG for 2016:

Presidential Race T!


Brat Trot Beanie!
$10 on race day or included with your V.I.P. Pub crawl registration:


Strideline Socks!
Limited supply! Available on Race Day:


Pub Crawl is Friday, Sept. 30!
Do the Brat Trot Pub Crawl on Friday, September 30, with the Yodeling Dominatrix and local celeb, Manuela Horn! (purchase tickets online in advance or pay at the Tin Room, between 6 and 7 p.m.) Crawl starts promptly at 7 p.m.!


It’s not too late to enter the Wandering Brat Instagram Contest!
Pick up your Bret the Brat at the Tin Room, take photos of him out and about in interesting places, post them to Instagram @thewanderingbrat and you’re entered to win some cool prizes!


Beat Bret Contest!
Bret the Brat has been doing his training and is ready to run faster than YOU–ok, maybe not all of you!

It’s Burien’s version of Beat the Bridge – just finish the 5k race before Bret the Brat (he’ll be clearly marked and hard to miss) and you’re automatically entered to win two free tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies!  Pretty cool! There’s no telling how fast Bret will go!


Start: October 2, 2016 1:00 pm
End: October 2, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Brat Trot
SW 152nd Street & 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 1, 2016

Southwest Youth & Family Services Giving GALA fundraiser will be Saturday, Oct. 1


The 2016 Southwest Youth & Family Services Night of Giving GALA will be held this Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, stating at 6 p.m.

There’s a new location this year – Metropolist in SODO.

The theme ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream, From Street Poets to Shakespeare’ will come with some great music, community mingling, great raffle prizes, wine toss, photo booth and more.

Whimsical cocktail attire is encouraged.

  • Emcee: Ron Sims
  • Poetry from Lisa Gascon, Angel Gardner and SWYFS Students.
  • Guest speaker Kayla Mejia, former participant and current board member.

The evening’s festivities will begin at 6 p.m. with cocktails, mingling, raffle sales, program support opportunities, wine toss and some great music. The evening program will start at 7 p.m., with dinner served immediately. There will also be a dessert dash after dinner and just before a raise the paddle portion of the night, where organizers ask for the support of our community to change the future for those in need.


Driving Directions and Parking tips:
The address of Metropolist is 2931 1st Avenue South, on the West side of the street, just north of the West Seattle Bridge in the SODO neighborhood and South of the Starbucks Headquarters.

Please note that there is also a Mariner’s game scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m., which should not affect parking, but may affect travel time.

Parking is available on the street and there are several lots within 1-2 blocks north (at Forest) and south (at Hanford) of Metropolist as shown here.

Handicapped parking available in front of the building on 1st Ave South with placard.

More info:

Southwest Youth and Family Services
4555 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Start: October 1, 2016 6:00 pm
End: October 1, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Metropolist in SODO
Phone: (206) 937-7680
2931 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA, 98134, United States

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!

Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival from Olav on Vimeo.

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