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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

June 4, 2017

Community Rummage Sale will be Sunday, June 4 at Normandy Park Cove

A Community Rummage Sale will be held on Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Normandy Park Cove.

The sale will take place inside and outside of the Cove Building.

“Bargains will abound at this all-out community sale, 40+ families will be selling their treasures and trinkets, junk and jewels, you might just find anything here.”

The Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Dr. SW in Normandy Park, WA 98166:

Start: June 4, 2017 10:00 am
End: June 4, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Dr. SW, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

May 20, 2017

‘A Night of Giving’ fundraiser for Orphan Relief & Rescue at Hotfeet Fitness on Saturday, May 20

Enjoy a fun & lively cocktail evening filled with tasty food, drinks, and a silent auction to benefit Orphan Relief and Rescue at ‘A Night of Giving’ at Hotfeet Fitness on Saturday, May 20.

The event will run from 6 – 8 p.m. at Hotfeet, which is located at 816 SW 152nd Street (map below).


  • Come casual or dressed up to this 21 & Over evening
  • 50 people maximum attendance
  • $35 a ticket (all proceeds go to ORR)
  • Buffet Dinner & Cocktail Drinks will be served
  • Short talk from founders of ORR on the organization & mission
  • Small silent auction table with all proceeds going to ORR

At Orphan Relief and Rescue, we are committed to joining hands with governments in Liberia and Benin, other humanitarian organizations, communities, and the children themselves to eliminate injustice and see every child restored to their true value.

We fight for justice in populations of children that no one else is serving by combatting child trafficking, abuse, and needless suffering.

If you or your organization are interested in donating an item or items to the silent auction, please email Director of Operations Teanna from Hot Feet Fitness at [email protected].

Email [email protected] or call 206-519-5450 to purchase tickets or ask questions. Thank you!

More information here:

Start: May 20, 2017 6:00 pm
End: May 20, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Hotfeet Fitness
Phone: 206-519-5450
816 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 13, 2017

Be sure to help ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ at your mailbox this Saturday, May 13

Two of B-Town’s cutest kids carry food donations to their mailbox in 2008.

The 25th annual Letter Carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger®’ Food Drive is this Saturday, May 13, and YOU can help end hunger in our community by simply leaving non-perishable food donations at your mailbox.

Courtesy our friends at the White Center Food Bank, here are some suggested donations:

  • NOT Expired Canned Goods like meat or vegetables
  • Dried rice, pastas, granolas, and other foods
  • Rice Noodles, rice wrappers, and other cultural items
  • Packaged spices
  • Shelf-stable milk

What not to donate:

  • Self-Canned Goods
  • Frozen Foods that require freezing
  • Anything open
  • Expired items

As letter carriers are keenly aware, too many of their customers live in challenging situations, uncertain of where their next meal will come.

“We deliver to every address in America at least six days a week,” NALC President Fredric Rolando said, “and because we’re such a consistent and familiar presence in neighborhoods, we’re all too familiar with the unfortunate reality of ongoing hunger.”

Over the last 24 national food drives, letter carriers have collected more than 1.5 billion pounds of food, helped by untold thousands of fellow postal employees, retired letter carriers, family members and friends.

The food is then distributed to local food banks and pantries within the same communities where it was collected.

Here’s a video with more info:

To learn more about the Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, visit and follow the drive on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. And be sure to use the hashtag #StampOutHunger when talking about the food drive on social media.

Date: May 13, 2017
Venue: Youe Mailbox!
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 10, 2017

Learn about ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid-Story of Roy Olmstead’ on Wed. May 10

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston (pictured, left) will present ‘The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead’ at a fundraiser for the Des Moines Historical Society on Wednesday, May 10, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Here’s the overview of this compelling, local and historic true story (that should be made into a film!):

On Thanksgiving Day, 1925, Roy Olmstead, the Northwest’s most notorious and beloved bootlegger, was captured by federal Prohibition agents on the Woodmont Dock in Des Moines.

Local historian/lawyer/writer Steve Edmiston will discuss the details of what became known as “the Woodmont Dock Raid,” including:

  • the wire-tapping of Olmstead’s phones
  • the corruption that blanketed Olmstead’s arrest
  • the three trials (including the 89-defendant, largest trial in prohibition history)
  • the infamous U.S. Supreme Court search-and-seizure wiretapping decision in Olmstead v. U.S.
  • Olmstead’s time at the McNeil Island Federal Penitentiary
  • and his ultimate pardon – on Christmas Day, 1935 – by President Franklin Roosevelt.

The cost is $5 for society members, and $10 for the general public.

WHAT: “The Woodmont Dock Raid – Story of Roy Olmstead”

WHEN: Wednesday, May 10, from 7 – 9 p.m.

WHERE: Des Moines United Methodist Church, located at 22225 9th Ave S. (map below).

COST: $5 for Des Moines Historical Society members, and $10 for general public. Strawberry shortcake dessert provided.

Proceeds will support the Des Moines Historical Society’s future public programs and museum renovation.

For more info:

Start: May 10, 2017 7:00 pm
End: May 10, 2017 9:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines United Methodist Church
22225 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

May 6, 2017

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 6

The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 6, 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.

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 only.

For more info, click here, or call 206-988-3700.

Start: May 6, 2017 10:00 am
End: May 6, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

Parkside Garden Club’s Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 6



Saturday, May 6th, 9 am-4 pm

Parking lot at intersection of SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South, Burien (formerly Albertsons/Haggens and soon to be PCC).

Including a large variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, peonies, herbs, veggies, tomatoes & more!

All in time for Mother’s Day!

Proceeds support youth and college scholarships, local school gardening projects, area gardens including Highline Botanical Gardens, Veterans Administration programs, area beautification projects and more!

*** Please visit us at ***

Start: May 6, 2017 9:00 am
End: May 6, 2017 4:00 pm
Venue: Five Corners
SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 4, 2017

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at ‘Sip & Shop’ fundraiser Thursday

The Highline Schools Foundation is holding a special fundraiser opportunity tomorrow – Thursday, May 4 – for anyone who loves beautiful things!

Hosted by Paper Delights in Burien, this fun “Sip & Shop” event will feature the opportunity to shop for glassybaby votives and drinkers and beautiful gift items while sipping on a glass of wine.

10% of all sales will be donated to the Highline Schools Foundation to support the students of Highline Public Schools.

WHEN: Thursday, May 4 from 4 – 7 p.m.

WHERE: Paper Delights, 15215 21st Avenue SW, Burien

Click HERE to learn more about Highline Schools Foundation.

Can’t make it? From 5/4 – 5/11, please enter giving code ‘highline‘ to receive free shopping and 10% of your online order will be donated to Highline Schools Foundation.

Start: May 4, 2017 4:00 pm
End: May 4, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: Paper Delights
15215 21st Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Discover Burien’s Farmers Market opens Thurs., May 4, continues through Oct.

Next week brings us to the start of Discover Burien’s Farmers Market – with opening day on Thursday, May 4th 2017, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Town Square Park.

Many of your favorite vendors as well as new vendors will be on hand offering their local and handmade wares.

And as always, the Farmers Market will be open every Thursday, from May through October, rain or shine.

Don’t forget to have the kids stop by the “Fruit is Fast Food” cart and get a fresh piece of fruit. Or take a break around lunch time listening to the enjoyable music of Eric “Two Scoops” Moore and Hendry Witherspoon as they jazz it up while you feast.

Shop local, eat local, and help us create a sustainable community. Support your local Farmers Market and enjoy the freshest produce and quality handmade gifts. See you there!

The Burien Farmers Market is located near Town Square Park, at SW 152d Street and 5th Place SW (map below).

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.

More info at

Start: May 4, 2017 11:00 am
End: May 4, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, 98166, United States

May 2, 2017

Larry Snyder will talk storytelling at Film Office Happy Hour May 2, which will include a Food Bank fundraiser

Young Reflections Photography

Where do stories come from? How do we know anyone will care? How can I tell my stories in the most meaningful way?

Although these are challenging questions for any of us to answer, they are the heart of what our human experience is made of. When books are written and movies are made, we’re drawn to them because we see a bit of our own journey in the storyline.

Larry Snyder found his love of story by listening to his grandfather Chuck Snyder and father Larry Snyder Sr. – both of whom operated a furniture store in Burien for three decades.

On Tuesday, May 2, the younger Larry will share his expertise into how to tap into your story source and gain confidence in your ability to authentically source, produce, and tell your life stories at the Burien Film Office Happy Hour.

This FREE, open, all-ages event will run from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2 at the Tin Theater in Burien, with Larry’s presentation starting at 6 p.m.

In addition to Larry’s presentation, this event will also serve as a fundraiser for the Highline Area Food Bank. Guests are encouraged to bring at least two non-perishable food items to donate into a barrel in the Tin Theater bar area.

Also, Larry will be helping the Food Bank by donating 50% of all sales of his new book “Ten Years in Tuscany” (Iron Twine Press 2016), which recounts a decade of lessons including love, venerability, and passion in the tiny village of Montanare, Tuscany.

Here are some testimonials about Larry’s book, which sells for $25.00:

“Charming, witty and fun. You will want to grab an espresso or a glass of red wine and get lost in the world of Tuscany and the people of Montanare. More than just your average book about travel, Miracles in Montanare, weaves a tale of travel, building community and making this world a better place.”

~ Melody E.

“I highly recommend reading Larry Snyder’s book, ‘Miracles in Montanare: Ten Years in Tuscany.’ It tells the wonderful tale of an American family’s assimilation into life in Tuscany, Italy. But more than just sharing how the author and his wife, Jill, adjust to living there, Larry beautifully captures the essence of their spiritual connection to the land and its people. His observations of cultural differences and realizations of Italy’s heart and spirit which resonate with his own bursts from its pages. Backed by a theme of life being about taking chances, sharing, and opening to new experiences, this book is textured throughout with love, friendship, and food as a catalyst to enjoying both. This is as much a story of bonded friendship between diverse cultures as it is a travel one. Get a copy! Then settle down into it. Adjust your clock to a different pace of life. Sink into the imagined smell of fresh baked bread, fennel, and garlic, feel the hot warmth of a Tuscan summer day, smile at the glow of close friends, and savor a wonderful view of the simplicity of life and generosity of spirit in Tuscany. I know I did.”

~ Catherine L.

Miracles in Montanare transports me to Italia… When I’ve needed some rest, a bit of vacation and wise words, I dive into a new chapter of Ten Years in Tuscany. Larry has done a marvelous job of bringing the scenes and characters alive for all of us to experience. He gives us a taste of this world, this village and the love that his family shares with the familia there. I can’t wait to finally visit Italy and I am sure I will be much more prepared having read this book. Larry’s open heart for others has carried him so very far and I know that it will carry him further still. Grazie, Larry, for sharing your experience! I am eternally grateful for your friendship.”

~ Alyssa G.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien:

Start: May 2, 2017 5:30 pm
End: May 2, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States