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December 6, 2014

Holiday Bazaar for Relay for Life will be Dec. 6 at Resurrection Lutheran Church

The folks at Relay for Life of Highline will be holding a Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 134 S 206th Street in Des Moines.

“This is our team fundraiser to raise money!” reads an announcement. “We have over 40 vendors and crafters!!”

For more info, visit

Start: December 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 6, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Resurrection Lutheran Church
134 S 206th Street, Des Moines, WA, United States

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar is this Saturday

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be this Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

“Our annual bazaar features handmade craft items, delicious baked goods, quality used closing for sale, an attic of collectibles and treasures for the bargain hunter, plus a coffee bar and raffle of a beautiful, one-of-a-kind quilt,” reads an announcement. “It’s a Burien tradition–come join the fun!”

St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church is located at 1005 SW 152nd Street near Olde Burien.

Start: December 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church
1005 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Normandy Park Cove’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar is this Saturday, Dec. 6

The Normandy Park Cove’s annual Holiday Craft Bazaar will be this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Over 40 vendors will be selling their handcrafted Christmas gifts and more.

Also stop by the Kitchen and help support the Kennedy Catholic High School Girls Lacrosse program by purchasing lunch, snacks or hot beverages, or just make a donation.


The Normandy Park Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive; (206) 242-3778.

Start: December 6, 2014 9:00 am
End: December 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
Phone: (206) 242-3778
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

December 5, 2014

COUPON: Save $5 off Burien Actors Theatre’s ‘Bob’s Holiday Party’!


Celebrate the season with the irreverent comedy ‘Bob’s Holiday Office Party’ at Burien Actors Theatre, which runs through Sunday ,Dec. 21.

The show incorporates original live music before the show and at intermission.

In this comedy in which no cows are sacred, insurance agent Bob Finhead’s whacked-out friends and clients stop by his small-town Iowa office for their chaotic annual holiday bash. The town mayor, the twin farmers, the stoner who sees UFOs, the mayor’s clean-freak wife, the sheriff, the town floozy and the pastor’s wife have already RSVPed for this year’s raucous event. Will Bob live his dream of escaping to the big city to work as an inventor, or is his life’s purpose already under his nose? Will any of it matter once the party starts, and the inventions and the drinks hit the floor?

“Devastatingly funny!” — L.A. Times. The show has been a smash hit in L.A. for 18 years.

The show is suitable for ages 13-plus due to some adult language and content.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. New this season, student tickets are just $10. Bring nonperishable food for local food banks and get $2 off ticket–one $2 food donation discount per ticket. For tickets, special deals or other information, go online to or call 206-242-5180.


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  • Wednesday Dec 17 at 7:30 p.m. – Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet concert!
  • Friday – Dec 19 at 8:00 p.m.
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  • Sunday – Dec 21 at 2:00 p.m.

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Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW; phone: (206) 242-5180.

Isaiah Crowson is stage directing the show.

Also featured are the diverse acting talents of:

  • Jenn Kennelly (Marjorie)
  • Amy Korver (La Donna)
  • John Lynch (Joe)
  • Thomas Maier (Bob)
  • Marine Madesclaire (Carol/Brandy)
  • Ian McIntire (Roy)
  • Casey Raiha (Elwin)
  • Leslie Youngblood (La Voris)
  • Dan Zertuche (Marty)

Allan Loucks is composing original incidental music for the show, including preshow and intermission music that will be played live to heighten and extend the audience’s experience of the production.

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 get on a DVD or see 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.

Tickets at the Box Office:

All Shows:

  • General: $20.00
  • Senior/Student: $17.00

OPENING NIGHT: Only on Nov. 28, get $5 off each ticket in the purchase if you wear your weirdest Christmas sweater, hat or jewelry. Good only for purchases at the door.

DATE NIGHT: Only on Nov. 29, all tickets are half price.

SEVEN DOLLAR SUNDAY: Only on Nov. 30, all tickets are just $7! Remember, Sunday is a matinee performance only.

Dinner and a Show Package: This package includes a two-course meal at Mark Restaurant & Bar plus a ticket to the show; cost is $35 per person. Contact the Mark at 206-241-6275.

Start: December 5, 2014 8:00 pm
End: December 5, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: (206) 242-5180
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 22, 2014

7th annual Burien Arts’ ‘Vision 20/20’ Art Sale will be Saturday, Nov. 22


Mixing quality affordable art with a fun evening of music, food, wine and “buying frenzy,” the Burien Arts Association will be presenting its annual Vision 20/20 Art Sale on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Burien Community Center (14700 6th Ave SW) for this unique fundraising event.

Local artists each create 20 small works on sale for $40 a piece. Participants browse the art works displayed on walls looking for their favorites. When a bell rings, there is a mad scramble as patrons vie to grab favorites off the walls.

Hors d’oeuvres and raffle drawings add extra fun to the night.

Proceeds are divided between the artists and the Burien Arts Association.

For more details, visit or

Start: November 22, 2014 6:30 pm
End: November 22, 2014 6:30 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 16, 2014

Dr. Jim Coleman’s ‘Stuffed Animals for Kids’ drive on now through Dec. 19

Friend of the blog and Advertiser Jim Coleman, DDS, and crew want to remind our readers that their annual Stuffed Animal Drive is off and running and will continue through Dec. 19.

These animals are for children who visit the Highline Medical Center Emergency Rooms.

Readers’ donations of stuffed animals will be greatly appreciated.

Every year at this time, the folks at Dr. Coleman’s office collect and deliver stuffed animals to Highline Medical Center’s Emergency Room. The huggable little buddies help calm children who visit the Emergency Room seeking care for injury or illness.

Please feel free to donate stuffed animals directly to Dr. Coleman’s office, during regular business hours, at 1800 SW 152nd Street in Burien.

Donations will be accepted through Dec. 19.

“We will deliver the stuffed animals to the ER a couple days before Christmas. So if you want to drop them by our office before then, that would be great! Let’s make those kids feel comfortable, loved and cared for in the best ER in the Seattle area!”

Dr. Coleman’s office phone number is 206-242-4477 and website is

Start: November 16, 2014
End: December 19, 2014
Venue: Dr. Jim Coleman
Phone: 206-242-4477
1800 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 8, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Holiday Market will be Saturday, Nov. 8

Burien Community Church will host its annual Holiday Market on Saturday, Nov. 8 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

There will be handmade Christmas Decor and Gifts, Gently Used Secondhand decorations, wrapping paper, cards and ribbon, Homemade Baked Goods and much, much more!

Homemade crafts include (pictured): handpainted centerpieces and flower pots, handmade bags and purses, handmade microwave bowl potholders and doggie biscuit stockings. Not pictured: homemade pillow cases, potholders, ornaments, and much more!

Handmade Craft for Holiday Market

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Holiday Market Craft

Microwave Bowl Potlholder 2

Lunch will be available for purchase.

Funds raised from the Holiday Market Sale will help the Burien Community Church Food Cupboard and Heifer International.

The church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien.

For more info, please call 206-243-1623 or visit

Start: November 8, 2014 9:00 am
End: November 8, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Phone: 206-243-1623
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 24, 2014

Fundraiser for Burien man suffering from Lymphoma will be Friday, Oct. 24

Aaron Benefit

A fundraiser for resident Aaron Rivera – who is suffering from lymphoma and has been battling for his life – will be held at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub on Friday, Oct. 24.

The event starts at 9 p.m., and the suggested donation is $10.

There will be a raffle and other fun events, all focused on helping Rivera.

“He is a lovely husband, father, son and friend,” Beth Weiner told The B-Town Blog. “And he is a Highline High School Alumni and has lived in the area his whole life.”

“My brother has been battling Lymphoma for about two years now,” his sister Selina said. “When you have a family member who is living a life with cancer, you often think to yourself ‘How Can I Help?’ Starting this GoFundMe page is a part of my quest to help Aaron, his beautiful wife Kim, and their perfect babies, Sophia and Arlo. I also will be posting his status of health, since he is currently in the cardiac ICU. Thank you for stopping by, I can not tell you how much this means to me and my family! <3”

You can also donate to Rivera here:


Start: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Mick Kelly's Irish Pub
435 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 19, 2014

Sons of Italy’s Homemade Wine Festival will be at JFK on Sunday Oct. 19


The Sons of Italy’s annual Homemade Wine Festival will be held Sunday, Oct. 19 from Noon – 5 p.m. at Kennedy Catholic High School’s campus at 140 S. 140th Street in Burien.

Cost is $15 per ticket, with live music by the Rigatones, Italian food, raffle prizes, homemade wine and more.

Guests must be 21 or over to attend.

They’re also looking for homemade wine.

For more information, contact Carly Bonora at

Start: October 19, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA, United States

October 18, 2014

Highline Schools Foundation’s annual Oktoberfest event will be Saturday, Oct. 18

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On Saturday, Oct. 18, the Highline Schools Foundation will present its annual Oktoberfest Dinner, Dance and Auction at Normandy Park Cove.

“We aim to make this event affordable, casual, and all about the fun!” reads an announcement. “We create a German Beer Hall style party with great refreshments from Georgetown Brewing and food from The Tin Room/Dan the Sausageman. There’s an affordable silent auction and a fun LIVE auction emceed by KJR’s Dick Fain, former HPS student and future HPS parent!”

This year, they will host a unique Instagram-based photo service called InstaBar at Oktoberfest – they’ll print out the photos you post on Instagram with a special hashtag on event night!

“We’re also selling Oktoberfest beer mugs, we’re raffling off two tickets anywhere Alaska Airlines flies, unrestricted, and we’re auctioning off some pretty great LIVE items like vacation stays in Seabrook, WA, Crystal Mountain ski weekends, and a beautiful diamond pendant! We want you there! Please join us, wear your jeans (or Lederhosen!) and bring your friends!”

The cost is $45 per person, or $400 for a table of 10:

2014 Oktoberfest-REGISTER HERE!

“We are proud to work with you as a key community member who supports our students. Thank you for all that you do to support the Foundation’s efforts to get students in Highline Public Schools the resources they need to succeed in school and beyond!

We look forward to seeing you at Oktoberfest!”

Start: October 18, 2014 8:00 pm
End: October 18, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

October 13, 2014

Blood Drive at St. Francis of Assisi Monday, Oct. 13

A Blood Drive is set from Noon – 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 13 at St. Francis of Assisi, located at 15236 21st Ave SW.

“Currently we have 7 donors scheduled but hope to find 25 donors to attend,” reads an announcement. “Puget Sound Blood Center is sending enough staff and equipment to collect 25 units of blood on Monday. Please don’t let this precious community resource go to waste!!

“Additionally, currently 5 out of 8 blood types are below levels needed to maintain an adequate blood supply for patients in our area. Please spare around 45 minutes of your time to attend the drive below.

We hope for your support! Thank you.”

WHEN: Monday October 13th 2014, 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm (closed 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm)

WHERE: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI, 15236 21st Avenue SW, Burien WA 98166 Unity Place

INFO: To schedule an appointment, please contact Frances Davis at

Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled appointments

Start: October 13, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 13, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi
15236 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 5, 2014

The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

Photo by Michael Brunk /

A sea of runners make their way up 10th Ave SW at the 2013 Brat Trot. Photo by Michael Brunk.

The Burien Brat Trot is BACK…and the 2014 version will be another Bavarian-style BLAST on Sunday, Oct. 5!

The area’s flat, fast and fun 5k is back for another year in B-Town – run, walk, trot and celebrate in this great community race – all to benefit our local public schools!

Stay for the post-race festival, Bavarian Fest – complete with beer gardens, kids’ activities, live music, awards, and of course – Bratwurst.

Brat Trot Events, Contests, and more!

Sunday, Oct. 5:

  • 1 p.m.: 5k Race Starts (sanctioned by US Track and Field)
  • 2 p.m.: 1 mile Race starts

Register online at

Here’s a slow-mo video of last year’s starting line – were YOU there?:

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The Wandering Brat Instagram Contest is BACK!
Back by popular demand! We’ve created a fun little guy out of a plastic hot dog, have costumed him up, and named him “Bret the Brat!” Bring your “Bret the Brat” with you wherever you go between September 15and October 2—and take a photo of him in interesting, fun and wacky places! Post your pics on Instagram and tag them with #thewanderingbrat. Each tagged photo gives you one entry in a random drawing for a $100 gift card to the Tin Room! Your “Bret the Brat” can be picked up at the Tin Room in Olde Burien, 923 SW 152nd Street. Your “Bret” is yours to keep! Questions? Email

Brat Trot Team Pub Crawl, Friday October 3, 7 p.m.
Head out as a pack (teams of 2 or more) to some of your favorite Burien establishments—enjoy drink and menu specials, endure challenges, earn points, have a blast! All teams are entered to win great prizes—prizes will be awarded on race day. Register online in advance for $10 or at the Tin Room on crawl night between 6 and 7 p.m. ($15). Crawl starts promptly at 7 p.m.!

Corporate Team Challenge
Groups of 10 or more representing the same organization can register as Corporate Teams and receive a discount. The team with the most registrations by midnight, October 2, wins a holiday party at the Tin Theater and a $500 credit for food and drink! Teams must have a discount code specific to their team to register. To get a team code, email

Fastest Team Challenge
All teams registered will automatically be entered into this challenge! We’ll add up the times of the top ten finishers from every team (5k only). The team with the fastest cumulative time wins bragging rights, and the Fastest Team Trophy!

School Registration Contest
Register and win money for your school! When you register, simply select your school from the dropdown menu under “school affiliation” and your registration automatically counts for your school. The top 3 schools with the more registrations win prize money! To track this current standings, visit and click the “school registration drive” tab. Winners announced on race day.

Be a Brat Trot Angel!
Want to sponsor a local student who wants to participate but can’t afford their registration fee? You can do that online at, or at the Tin Room in person!

Race Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration:

  • Saturday, Oct. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Pick up your race packets and/or register in person on the corner of 10th and 152nd in Burien, thanks to our friends at Southgate Masonic Lodge.


  • Alaska Airlines
  • HMS Host
  • Highline Medical Center
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Dan the Sausageman
  • Kenner Dental
  • Coluccio Construction Co.
  • Orthodontics of Burien
  • Lake Burien Physical Therapy
  • Sunrise Financial
  • Recology Cleanscapes
  • The B-Town Blog
  • Puget Sound Traffic Control
  • Sandcastle Web Design & Development
  • Emerald City Smoothie, Burien
  • Janel Stoneback, Windermere Real Estate
  • Burien Parks & Rec
  • Discover Burien
Photo by Michael Brunk /

Mike Fosberg, the 2013 5K winner, crosses the finish line. Photo by Michael Brunk.

Start: October 5, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Olde Burien
SW 152nd and 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 3, 2014

The Brat Trot Pub Crawl is Friday night, Oct. 3!

The Brat Trot Pub Crawl is just one week away – Friday night, Oct. 3!

“This is the best way to kick of Brat Trot weekend!” reads an announcement.

It all starts at the Tin Room Bar (923 SW 152nd Street) at 7 p.m. – be there early if you need to register in person.

Cost is $10 per person, and all are encouraged to crawl in teams of two or more!

“Head out as a pack to as many Burien establishments as you can on Crawl Night – earn points, endure challenges, have a blast!” reads an announcement. “All teams participating are entered to win great prizes. Winners announced on race day.”

Pre-register online at, or you can also register at the Tin Room Bar (923 SW 152nd Street) on Crawl night between 6 and 7 p.m. —but tickets will be $15 — so get ‘em now!

Benefits Highline Schools Foundation!

For more info, visit or the Facebook Event Page here:

Start: October 3, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 3, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 27, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: 3rd annual Normandy Park ‘Zombie Fest’ will be Sept. 27!

Seattle Thillers Zombie Fest 2013

The Seattle Thrillers will perform at Zombie Fest 2014! They’re an amazing group that performs Michael Jackson’s famous Thriller dance! You can join in too!

The 3rd annual ‘Zombie Fest’ will crawl into the Normandy Park Towne Center from 4 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27!

This year’s theme – aside from lots of fun – is to raise Awareness about Disaster Preparedness, provide visibility for local businesses and raise money for the Highline Schools Foundation Excel Grant program, the Highline Food Bank, the Des Moines Food Bank and the Friends of Normandy Park Foundation, a new 501 c3 that will raise funds and plan events to boost awareness about Normandy Park as a great place to live and work.

“Join hundreds of festival-goers at Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, September 27th for the 3rd annual festival celebrating the beginning of the haunting—and holiday season.”

A myriad of family-friendly events are planned:

  • FREE pumpkin patch.
  • FREE Zombie Fest photo booth.
  • FREE Get Zombified booth. Don’t know how to become a zombie? Our make-up artists and zombie clothing experts can help!
  • FREE arts & crafts booth for kids.
  • Live music by Vote for Pedro from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sing along!
  • Costume contest for all! Judging begins at 6 p.m. Winners announced at 6:45 p.m.
  • Lots of treats and free giveaways!
  • A performance by the famous Seattle Thrillers at 6 p.m. Dance along!
  • 3rd annual Zombie Zumbathon at 6:15 p.m.. Join the fun!
  • An emergency vehicle display to raise awareness about disaster and emergency preparedness including American Red Cross, Police, Fire and more!
  • Amazing raffle baskets with gift certificates and fun items for the whole family!
  • Charity food booths and beer/wine garden.
  • $4 donation gets you a hotdog, chips & a beverage!
  • They’ll also have $5 charity raffle tickets & business booths!
  • Admission is FREE!

For a complete list of: events, raffle items, vendors and sponsorship opportunities, visit the official Normandy Park Zombie Fest website:

Like them on Facebook:

Questions? Contact Susan West at or 206-818-6945.

Start: September 27, 2014 4:00 pm
End: September 27, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
Phone: 206-818-6945
19900 1st Avenue South , Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

September 20, 2014

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 20

walk_for_the_women_11th_annualIn conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair, Hospitality House is having their ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 10 a.m.

Hospitality House, the only homeless women’s shelter in south King County, has helped provide a temporary home for hundreds of women since 2000.

“Come join us at the Burien Square for a gentle two mile walk around Burien to benefit the women of Hospitality House,” reads an announcement. “All are welcome to join the walk including well-behaved dogs!”

Pre-registration fee is $20, which goes up to $25 on the day of the walk.

You may pre-register online at

Donations can be made at

For more information, call 206-242-1860.

Start: September 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square
Phone: 206-242-1860
SW 152nd and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States