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September 17, 2017

‘Pooch Pool Party’ at Gregory Seahurst Swim Club is this Sunday, Sept. 17

Let your favorite pooch(es) enjoy the end of summer with a pool party at the Gregory Seahurst Swim Club this Sunday, Sept. 17!

Bring your dogs to swim, splash, and play in the outdoor pool at Gregory Seahurst Swim Club.

This even is open to the public, and hosted by the GSSC Water Polo Team.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017; there are two sessions:

  1. 11 a.m. – Noon
  2. Noon – 1 p.m.

WHERE: Gregory Seahurst Swim Club, 16700 19th Ave SW, Burien (map below).

COST: $10 per session, $15 for two sessions; cash only please. All proceeds will benefit the GSSC Water Polo Team.

Start: September 17, 2017 11:00 am
End: September 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Gregory Seahurst Swim Club
16700 19th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 16, 2017

Enjoy fantastical theater, delectable food at Burien Actors Theatre party Sept. 16

Enjoy fabulous food, drink and theatrical performances at Burien Actors Theatre’s Gala Party & Show on Saturday, Sept. 16.

From 6 to 9 p.m., be among the first to get a sneak peek into BAT’s 2017-18 season during this kick-off to Burien Actors Theatre’s 38th season of better live theater. Experience BAT’s fantastical music, comedy and drama, plus backstage tours, special giveaways, delectable food and beverages.

Admission is just $15 for the entire event, including food, drink and entertainment. BAT requests people RSVP to [email protected] or 206-242-5180 by Sept. 14 so BAT has a head count for ordering food.

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 see in a movie or 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.

For more info, visit

Start: September 16, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 16, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Hospitality House’s ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 16

Join Hospitality House at their annual ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser on Sept. 16, 2017, starting at 10 a.m. in Burien Town Square!

The walk is an easy 2-mile walk through the heart of downtown Burien, and is for walkers of every sort: adults, kids and dogs!

Come and enjoy a gift for each walker, music and the fun of the Burien Wellness Fair, which runs from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., and is free to attend.

Hospitality House, founded in 2000, is a women’s shelter in south King County that provides housing & case management to women who are homeless. With your help, the shelter’s 90 day transitional program has helped over 1,200 women during the past 17 years.

Day-of registration & check-in begins at 9:30 a.m., with the walk starting at 10 a.m.


  • Pre-registration is $20.
  • Day of registration is $25.

Register via mail with the registration flyer: Walk for the Women 2017 Flyer (PDF file)

Register online at

Start: September 16, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 16, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 9, 2017

Harvest Craft’s annual ‘Party on the Point’ fundraiser will be Saturday, Sept. 9

Local non-profit Harvest Craft will be holding its annual ‘Party on the Point’ fundraiser in Burien’s Three Tree Point neighborhood on Saturday, Sept. 9.

The event – which will be held at a private residence – will include live music by Kenny Moreno from California, a sit-down dinner, drinks, a silent auction and more.

Proceeds from the event will be going toward projects in Cambodia and Haiti.

“Please join us to see what last year’s Party on the Point proceeds helped us accomplish in Cambodia and what else Harvest Craft has achieved and sustained in Haiti!”

Harvest Craft’s mission is to equip, educate, and empower communities in developing countries through sustainable food production systems. These systems help equip people with an economic gain, while providing for their immediate physical needs through healthy organic produce.

“Our heart behind Harvest Craft stemmed from a desire to do developmental work effectively and holistically. We wanted to stop the handout culture, and to empower people overseas. At its core it’s economic development; but it has become so much more than that. Through the success of projects, we have learned that when you are able to take care of basic essential needs, the possibilities are endless.”


  • 1 for $15
  • 2 for $25
  • 3 for $35
  • 4 for $40

More information here:

Start: September 9, 2017 6:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Utley Residence
Southwest 3 Tree Point Lane, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘Pip! Pip! Cheerio!’ Let’s all go to the English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9!

Fête rhymes with PLATE and you will HATE to miss the 4th annual English Fête on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton.

Festive village fêtes 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, Coconut Shy, 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. You will find all this plus an abundant silent auction, grand prize raffle featuring a Victoria Clipper Trip, and a Seahawks package with a collectors football signed by legendary Seahawk Steve Largent at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in historic old Renton on Saturday, Sept. 9, 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.

New this year are even more activities to delight the kids including a spinning wheel and wool carding demonstration with hands-on opportunities, and ice cream sales. Adults can enjoy a Beer Garden attached to the charming pub and/or all ages Rubber Chicken Chucking competition.

This festive event draws a variety of British motor enthusiast who compete in the Boutique Car Show vying for the people’s choice and other honors. Past winners have included a Morris Minor, M.G, Jaguar and more. If you would like to bring your auto be sure to register by sending an email here.

Drawing on their Anglican roots, St. Luke’s 4th annual English Fête will offer sales of traditional English foods such as Bangers & Mash, Shepherd’s Pie and Ploughman’s Lunch, along with Sausage rolls, Scotch Eggs, and meat and veggie pies.

High Tea offers a select few the opportunity to enjoy finger sandwiches, sweets and tea, served in St. Luke’s brimming vegetable and flower garden, whose bounty is used to feed the needy in Renton. Reserve early to snag one of the few seats available for the two seatings. For more information or to reserve please contact [email protected]

All proceeds from this event benefit the operation of St. Luke’s 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. Proceeds also support St. Luke’s Community Garden feeding Renton’s needy, and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings.

Admission is free and open to all (please contact [email protected] for special accommodations or information).

More information is available here:

Pip! Pip! Cheerio! let’s all go to the Fête!

Here are some videos and photos from past fêtes:








St.Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave South in historic downtown Renton (map below); phone: (425) 255-3323:

Start: September 9, 2017 11:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
99 Wells Ave South, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

August 26, 2017

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Lisa Mann – winner of the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Album of the Year – will headline the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park’s annual fundraiser. Here’s a video of her band in action:

Mann is one of four award-winning artists who will perform this year. The lineup also includes Polly O’Keary and The Rhythm Method, the Stacy Jones Band, and Willie & the Whips. Music begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

The festival also features adult refreshments pouring from 20 of the Northwest’s best craft breweries, plus wine and cider offerings.

Admission – which includes five beer tastings – is $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased online at:

The event, which attracts more than 1,000 blues enthusiasts from throughout the Northwest, is a fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park. All proceeds benefit community projects and organizations, including Highline Music4Life, which provides musical instruments for low income students. Funds will also be used to assist homeless youth attending Mount Rainier High School, to purchase coats for local children, and to support the Des Moines Area Food Bank, Shine Brite Mentoring, the Highline Schools Foundation and other community projects.

Attendees must be over 21. Parking is available at the Des Moines marina and throughout downtown Des Moines. All event details can be found at

Sponsors of this year’s event include: The Waterland Blog; Brian Seth/Allstate; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; Great American Casino; Full Circle; South Sound Blues Association; Groove Merchant Northwest; Washington Blues Society; Murray’s CarStar; Coldwell Banker – Danforth; Vitality Chiropractic; B&E Meats and Seafood; Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority; Gehrke Baker Doull & Kelly, Attorneys at Law; and Great Northwest Insurance Brokers.

Start: August 26, 2017 12:30 pm
End: August 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Volunteers needed for Work Party to help elderly woman in need this Saturday

Burien resident Gena Schubert is trying to help an elderly neighbor of hers, and is seeking Volunteers for a Work Party this Saturday, Aug. 26.

The Work Party is open to all who want to help – just show up to 12438 3rd Ave SW in Burien, WA 98146 (map below) on Saturday.

“My across the street neighbor is an elderly woman named Lynn,” Gena said. “She is wheelchair bound. She recently took a tumble and broke her collar bone. Right now she is in a rehabilitation center but will be getting out at the end of the month.

“Lynn has been living in her home for the past 5 years with no power. Think about it being stuck in a wheelchair and not having power. She has been using head lamps to get by.

“I know you are wondering why one of the agencies didn’t step up and help. She has COPD and some other ailments, her prescription bill every month is around $1500. So she had to choose one month either to get her meds or pay the power. She chose her meds. When she lost her power she was told that she made $8 a month to much to receive assistance. Another agencies solution was to condemn her house take her pets and put her in a home. She turned 70 this month and her mind is still sharp as a tack, so that was not a solution that she was agreeable to.”

Gena has set up an online GoFundMe page, where you can donate online here:

Gena adds:

“I am trying to get her power restored by the time she gets home. Due to the power being off for so long the city of Burien is requiring that I have an inspection done first.

The house has not been worked in about 30 years I have been told so there is a lot of things that need to been done. I’m trying to get as much done as possible before she gets home. I have put new flooring in the bathroom and things like that. But power needs to be restored first. A lot of things can’t be done until I get the power on.

There will be a work party on Sat Aug 26th at Lynn’s house: 12438 3rd Ave SW Burien, WA 98146

I want to thank Chris so much for coming and helping with the electrical, he is a god send.”

Supplies still needed:

  • Toilet, Stove, Refrigerator, Full size mattress
  • Handicap Rails for bathroom walls & shower. Raised toilet seat shower chair
  • Truck to haul garbage
  • Corrugated plastic panels to cover a 12x 12 area and lumber & fasteners to rebuild the frame of porch.
  • Supplies to repair a 5ft hole in interior & exterior wall.

“Also, please share this post to help spread the word!”

Date: August 26, 2017
Venue: Work Party to help elderly woman in need
12438 3rd Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

August 19, 2017

Rummage/Garage Sale fundraiser for Hazel Valley Elementary will be Saturday

A Rummage/Garage Sale to benefit Hazel Valley Elementary School will be held this Saturday, Aug. 19, from 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 1st Ave S, Burien (map below).

Lots of good items, furniture, kitchenware, bikes, clothes and more!

Start: August 19, 2017 8:00 am
End: August 19, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 13, 2017

Obliteride riders will cycle against cancer through Burien on Sunday, Aug. 13




Photos from the 2016 Obliteride by Scott Schaefer

Obliteride bike riders will be cycling against cancer through the Burien area on Sunday, Aug. 13 as part of the second leg of a two-day route that goes from Tacoma to Gasworks Park, raising funds to help Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.

Here are details of the route from their website:

You’ll see some of the best that Des Moines and Normandy Park have to offer. You’ll smell the ocean and the trees and see some beautiful homes and views. It’s a great hour of cycling. Then suddenly you find yourself in Burien for another rest stop. It’s about now that you can sense the finish line. You’re only about ½ way through the day, but the sights and sounds of Seattle are nearing and the surroundings are becoming more familiar.

Heading north out of Burien you’ll traverse some residential areas and then head west again and drop down into Fauntleroy Cove for another 12 miles of coast riding past Lincoln Park and around the shoreline of West Seattle. It’s spectacular to come around the point at Alki and see the Seattle skyline in the distance. That view never gets old. The ride along Alki is so fun in the summer, but watch for car traffic and pedestrians crossing the street to hit the beach and volleyball courts.

Fred Hutch’s Obliteride is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year, and it will be larger than ever. The ride to cure cancer faster has quickly become one of the top ten fundraisers in Puget Sound. This year, organizers expect to blow past the $11 million fundraising mark and bring in more new community supporters than ever before.

“Obliteride combines the deep passion of our supporters with the drive and urgency of Fred Hutch research in a powerful and meaningful way,” said Kelly O’Brien, Fred Hutch’s vice president for Philanthropy. “It’s not too late sign up to ride, volunteer or donate to this year’s event.”

Obliteride kicks off on Friday, Aug. 11, with a party at Seattle’s Gas Works Park. The rides range from 25 to 150 miles, so everyone can participate. They start at Fred Hutch’s Seattle campus and wind through the Puget Sound region.

“We’re excited to have so many new riders this year, and we’re encouraging people to come out and cheer them on,” said Andrea Gomes Morrison, director of Obliteride. “People in many communities we pass through make signs with loved ones’ names or encouraging words for the riders. It’s a fun way for people to get involved, and it means so much to our riders.”

Maps of the routes are on Obliteride’s website.

  • People can also sign up to ride or volunteer. Online registration closes at midnight on Friday,
  • August 4. Onsite registration will be available until 30 minutes before the start of each route.
  • One-hundred percent of every rider-raised dollar goes to cancer research at Fred Hutch.

Obliteride 2017
Obliteride is fun, focused and full of energy! It’s so much more than a bike ride. Riders are treated to a first-class weekend of fun parties, live entertainment and fantastic food from Tom Douglas Catering. For more information on how to be part of this exciting event August 11-13, 2017, visit and connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or YouTube.

Date: August 13, 2017
Venue: Obliteride Bicycling Fundraiser
Three Tree Point, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 12, 2017

Free All-Day Music & Community Festival will be Sat., Aug. 12 in Des Moines

A FREE inaugural All-Day Music and Community Festival will be in Des Moines on Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

All are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled day featuring 4+ live bands, fresh farm goods, baked goods, craft and handmade items plus much more.

Sponsored by Des Moines First Baptist Church, the event will be held on their campus located across the street from Mt. Rainier H.S. in Des Moines (map below).

Organizers say:

“There is something for everyone in our community!

We’ll have special jewelry made to your order, games for all, yard sale items, Kid’s activities, First Responders and an ‘Ask the Pastor Booth’!”

This is a great opportunity to meet neighbors and enjoy lively music by Lee and Nathan’s “They will know you” band, Fulfillment band, Just me group and more.

A few booths are still available for local artisans and home based businesses – for details, please email:

[email protected]

First Baptist Church is located at 22415 19th Ave S.:

Start: August 12, 2017 9:00 am
End: August 12, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines First Baptist Church
22415 19th Ave S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Hi-Liners will sing and dance while washing your car on Saturday, Aug. 12

Members of Burien’s Hi-Liners will sing and dance while they wash cars this coming Saturday, Aug. 12, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Annex Parking Lot.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 12, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE: The Burien Annex Parking Lot, 14501 4th Ave SW (map below).

HELP: Volunteers Needed: Please send an email with your choice of shift (9 a.m. – Noon or 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.) to:
[email protected].

More info here:

Start: August 12, 2017 9:00 am
End: August 12, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Burien Annex Parking Lot
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 24, 2017

Highline High School’s Key Club’s ‘Run to Fund’ is Saturday

Heads up, Burien – Highline High School’s Key Club’s Run to Fund is happening Saturday, June 24 at Highline Memorial Stadium:

Join us, Sweet Breeze ice cream, and your fellow community members (children and adults) in a 5k fun run for a good cause!

We’re dedicating this event to funding children’s cancer research. That said, over half of the proceeds from this event will go towards the Kiwanis Children’s Cancer Program (KCCP). Our goal is to donate at least $2,000!

In addition to admission, each $15 ticket comes with:

  • A voucher for a free scoop of ice cream from Sweet Breeze
  • A ticket to enter a raffle with prizes from local shops and restaurants, such as Collins Chiropractic and the Greek House
  • A free pin, and
  • An opportunity to participate in fun activities

Sweet Breeze will also donate half of their earnings from this day towards KCCP, so also feel free to visit their shop after the run to try our very own Pirate Cookie flavor, made in honor of this event!

For more information and updates about the fun run, visit our Facebook event page:

To register and pre-order tickets, follow the link below:

We hope to see you there!

WHO: Highline High School Key Club and Sweet Breeze Ice Cream

WHAT: Run to Fund 5k

WHERE: Highline Memorial Stadium

WHEN: Saturday, June 24th, 9:30 am for registration, 10:45 am​​ for start of run

WHY: Kick off the summer, contribute to funding children’s cancer research, support the local scene, and have fun!

HOW: Spread the word, invite some friends, and purchase a ticket!

Start: June 24, 2017 9:30 am
End: June 24, 2017 12:00 pm
Venue: Highline Memorial Stadium
400 S 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

June 23, 2017

AARF’s 9th Annual Whine and Cheese Live Auction will be Friday, June 23

AARF’s 9th Annual Whine and Cheese Live Auction will be held on Friday, June 23, from 6–10 p.m. at Glen Acres Golf and Country Club:

This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and there are some really great things in the works for this years event! Enjoy a selection of wine, beer, cider and hors d’oeuvres, while bidding on amazing auction items. All proceeds go to support the rescue and aid work that AARF does.

Tickets are $40 in advance, $50 at the door. They can be purchased at Ticket price includes 2 drink tickets, hors d’oeuvres, and a commemorative 9th annual Whine and Cheese wine glass for the first 50 people to purchase tickets in advance.

AARF is a local all volunteer 501(c)3 organization, founded in 2007. Our mission is to work alongside individuals, local rescue groups, animal shelters and other organizations to help preserve and care for all animals. We provide pet food to local food banks and help low income individuals with vet costs. Our Angel Fund is designed to help those in our community that are faced with the stress of having large or unexpected bills or to just help with the basics.

While we continue our work locally, in the last several years AARF began working with rescues in Louisiana and Texas to pull dogs from high kill shelters and find them forever homes in the Pacific Northwest. Since 80% of the dogs in these rural shelters are euthanized, we have put in place a very low cost spay/neuter program targeting people that surrender dogs and puppies to the shelter as well as anyone else that needs help with this. Ninety-six cents out of every dollar we raise goes directly to the animals.

To learn more about us and the work we do; visit our Facebook page at; you can also follow us on Instagram.

Glen Acres Golf and Country Club is located at 1000 S. 112th Street:

Start: June 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: June 23, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Glen Acres Golf and Country Club
1000 S. 112th Street, Burien, WA, United States

June 17, 2017

Counterforce Taekwondo holding ‘Board Break-A-Thon’ fundraiser June 17

Counterforce Taekwondo (a local 501 C3) is having a ‘Board Break-A-Thon’ fundraiser on Saturday, June 17.

Funds raised will be used to participate in regional and national tournaments as well as for uniforms and equipment.

There will be taekwondo sparring matches as well as spectacular board breaking demonstrations done to music.

BBQ, food and deserts will be sold.

The event will be held outside in the parking lot of Counterforce Taekwondo (220 SW 152nd Street – same lot as La Costa Mexican restaurant), and adjacent to Bank of America on SW 152nd in Burien.

Children from 5 to 18 will be breaking boards purchased through donations.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 17.

“Come and watch the fun and support our competition team!”

Start: June 17, 2017 11:00 am
End: June 17, 2017 1:00 pm
Venue: Counterforce Taekwondo
220 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Kick-off Wild Strawberry weekend with Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast Saturday

Kick-off Wild Strawberry Festival weekend this Saturday, June 17, 2017, with the annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Burien Fire Station.

On the menu:

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

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

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

All proceeds benefit the youth of our community.

Oh, and did we mention that kids love the fire trucks?

The (new) Burien Fire Station is located at 900 SW 146th Street:

Start: June 17, 2017 8:00 am
End: June 17, 2017 11:30 am
Venue: Burien Fire Station
900 SW 146h Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States