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May 3, 2014

Glendale Lutheran School holding 5th annual Arts & Crafts Fair May 3

Glendale Lutheran School will be holding its 5th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair (just in time for Mother’s Day) on Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Glendale Lutheran School is located at 13455 2nd Ave SW.

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Glendale Lutheran School
Address:
13455 2nd Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 3

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The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3, 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,” reads an announcement. “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 accepted.

More info at MoshierArtCenter.org, or call 206-988-3700.

Start: May 3, 2014 10:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
Address:
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 3

The annual Parkside Garden Club Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 3 at the Albertson’s Five Corner parking lot, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

“This is our biggest fundraiser and proceeds are used to fund our projects, scholarships and contests,” reads an announcement. “It is a great function and loads of fun.”

For more information, visit parksidegardenclub.org.

The Five Corners Albertson’s is located at 15840 1st Ave South.

Start: May 3, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 3, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Albertson's Parking Lot
Address:
15840 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

April 19, 2014

Who will ‘Walk the Plank’ at April Pools Day at Mount Rainier Pool April 19?

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Ten public officials including the mayor, police chief and a King County Councilman are teaming up this month to combat drowning in Des Moines and Normandy Park – but which one(s) will ‘Walk the Plank’ at Mt. Rainier Pool Saturday, April 19?

Each participant is prepared to walk fully clothed off the Mount Rainier Pool diving board if their supporters pledge the most money to help support swim lesson scholarships for disadvantaged youth – to vote online, click here.

Their efforts are in response to statistics that show eight people drown in Southwest King County last year, four of them within the City of Des Moines. The Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District Board of Commissioners determined it was time to act.

“Our job is to promote aquatics within the community. It became obvious with the release of those figures that we need to focus on water safety in general,” Commission President Gene Achziger said.

“We could just teach people about water safety, but swim lessons are the number one deterrent to drowning,” Achziger said. “But swim lessons can be expensive for those with little income so we’re raising money to help disadvantaged youth learn to swim.”

Billed as “Walk the Plank for Kids,” the campaign involves the public voting at $1 per vote which public official will be “forced” take the walk. Voting will be both online and in person at Mount Rainier Pool’s observance of April Pools Day on April 19. April Pools Day is a nationwide promotion of water safety.

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Des Moines Mayor Dave Kaplan, Police Chief George Delgado and King County Councilman Dave Upthegrove will be joined by Des Moines city councilmembers Melissa Musser, Jeanette Burrage and Jeremy Nutting, plus Normandy Park City Councilwoman Stacia Jenkins, Des Moines Municipal Judge Veronica Alicea-Galvan, Des Moines Harbormaster Joe Dusenbury and Des Moines Pool Metropolitan Park District President Gene Achziger in the competition.

The Walk the Plank ceremony will be the highlight of a five-hour water safety exposition that includes two sessions of demonstrations, two open swims, an Easter Egg Hunt and raffles for life jackets and free pool parties. There will be food vendors as well as marine touch tanks staffed by Highline Community College’s Marine Science and Technology Center.

Oh yeah, there will be free fish, too.

“Each person who shows up and has parental permission can get a free fish from Midway Tropical Fish and Pet,” Achziger added. “We’d like to see all of the kids in the community able to swim like fish.”

Achziger called the level of community participation “overwhelming.”

“It’s truly inspiring to see how enthusiastically these participants have jumped in. They understand the critical need to teach kids how to swim,” he said. “You’d expect some of them to say walking the plank is undignified for a public official, but I’m reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s quote: ‘No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.’ ”

The pool district has teamed up with South King Fire and Rescue to sponsor the event, along with several vendors and organizations. Other sponsors include: Schwan’s Ice Cream, Freedom Snacks, Normandy Park Market, Odd Fellows Lodge 305, Underwater Sports and Des Moines Animal Control.

“We’re looking at two sessions. The first begins at noon with water safety demonstrations and a free open swim,” Achziger said. “The intermission will include the Walk the Plank event and be followed by a second round of demonstrations capped with a free swim.”

“Plus, it’s the day before Easter and we’ll have an in-pool egg hunt with prizes. But hopefully the biggest prize will be a water-safer community,” he said.

Mount Rainier Pool is located at 22722 19th Ave South in Des Moines; (206) 824-4722.

Start: April 19, 2014 2:30 pm
End: April 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Mount Rainier Pool
Phone: (206) 824-4722
Address:
22722 19th Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

March 28, 2014

Discover Burien’s annual Awards Dinner will be Friday night, March 28

The annual Discover Burien ‘Best of Burien’ awards and dinner will be held on Friday, March 28 at the Burien Community Center.

“You’re invited to rub elbows with Burien’s community and business leaders, all while supporting the nonprofit service organization, Discover Burien, at its annual fundraiser and awards dinner event, the ‘Best of Burien: Building a Healthy Community One Business at a Time,'” reads an announcement.

The event will take place Friday, March 28, from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the Discover Burien office located at 427 SW 152nd Street in Burien. Tickets include dinner and drinks and are $35 for Discover Burien Members or $45 for non-members. The dinner is an opportunity to sample food from a variety of Burien restaurants. You will also have an opportunity to bid on amazing silent auction items ranging from theatre tickets to gift certificates. All proceeds from the event will benefit Discover Burien and support their mission to create and sustain a thriving and vibrant community in Burien.

This is the organization’s only fundraiser and is an opportunity to recognize dedicated community members who have made a real difference in Burien.

“Thank you to everyone who participated in the survey to choose the recipients of these community awards; Discover Burien is now proud to announce this year’s awards recipients”:

  • Educator of the year: Nancy Sparks, teacher at Gregory Heights Elementary School
  • Best Burien Restaurant: Black Zia Cantina
  • Best Burien Beverage: Margarita at Black Zia Cantina
  • Exemplary Service Award: Nancy Sparks
  • Charity of the Year: Transform Burien
  • Public Servant of the Year: Gina Kallman, Cultural Arts Supervisor, City of Burien
  • Audacious Innovator: B-Town BEAT music and art walk
  • Burien Hero: Maureen Hoffmann, WABI Burien board president
  • Jeff Kearney Award: Tanner Pempeit
  • Business Leader of the Year: Lynda Isernio, Sterling Savings Bank

For more information please visit www.discoverburien.com or call (206) 433-2882.

Start: March 28, 2014 6:00 pm
End: March 28, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 433-2882
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 16, 2014

Cove to Clover fundraising 5K run returns to its Celtic Roots Sunday, March 16

Cove to Clover Classic – the area’s highlander 5K race coming Sunday, March 16 – begins at the base of an incline affectionately known as “Snake Hill,” triumphantly ascends to stunning views of Puget Sound and the music of a Highland bagpiper, and boasts 3 beer gardens and live music at the finish line – all while supporting local charities.

This sixth annual event has gone from charity run to family festival and back again; it’s a staple to runners in the Highline and surrounding areas and a test piece for regional runners.

“We are getting back to our roots this year by offering the classic 5K that we launched in 2009 (no 10K or Half this year),” said race organizer John Nelson. “We are aligning again with St. Patrick’s day and pouring all the Irish back into the event; the pain remains the same.”

There’s also the Wee Race, a 1-mile fun run, for young runners and families who aren’t quite ready to “Beat the Snake”. Race Day registration as well as finish line and post-race festivities will be held in Olde Burien at the Southgate Masonic Lodge, located at 1004 SW 152nd St, Burien, WA 98166 in Burien.

Race Weekend schedule is as follows:

Friday, March 14th

  • Pub Crawl

Sunday, March 16th

  • 5K Race Start @ 12:00pm
  • Wee Race Start @ 1:00pm

Participants can register online by visiting www.covetoclover.com and take advantage of the Early Bird rate.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for the 2014 event. For details, please email sponsorship@covetoclover.com.

Here’s a map:

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Cove to Clover is an official 501(c)3 umbrella charity which distributes all proceeds to a number local charities including the Highline Area Food Bank, the Hospitality House and Highline District Schools. The organization is very lean, run completely by passionate volunteers, so you can make a positive impact on the community while you suffering on the course.

Start: March 16, 2014 12:00 pm
End: March 16, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Community Club
Address:
1500 Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

March 15, 2014

Burien Eagles’ ‘Western Night’ fundraiser for Hospitality House is March 15

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The Burien Eagles will be holding a “Western Night” fundraiser on Saturday, March 15, with dinner, music, raffles and even an ‘Outlaw Jail.”

“Put on a cowboy hat and boots, dance the boot scoot’n boogie with ‘8 Second Ride,’ reads an announcement.

This is a fundraiser for Burien’s Hospitality House, and is open to the public.

F.O.E Burien #3523 is located at 920 SW 150th Street.

Start: March 15, 2014 7:30 pm
End: March 15, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: Burien Eagles
Address:
920 SW 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 14, 2014

Crawl before you run at the ‘Cove to Clover’ Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14

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What better way to prepare for the March 16 “Cove to Clover Classic” 5k fundraiser run than by crawling in the benefit Pub Crawl on Friday, March 14?

That’s right – there just isn’t a better way, so be sure to mark your calendars for 5 p.m.+ on Friday, March 14 for what is sure to make a “great excuse for your poor upcoming performance on Snake Hill…

Crawl Fee (100% goes to charity):

Crawlers recieve:

  • Official Crawl Bib #
  • Drink and food specials at official crawl stops
  • Post Crawl Bash Access
  • Entered in door prize drawing at the Post Crawl Bash

Keep in mind also that you need not drink alcohol at every pub – you can just ask to get your passport stamped. Also, please consider using a Designated Driver!

HOW TO CRAWL:

  • Registration/packet pickup 5-8 p.m. at The Tin Room Bar (923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien)
  • Collect stickers at official stops (collect 4 to qualify for the door prize drawing)
  • Enjoy crawler only, drink and food specials and entertainment
  • Return to the Tin Room by 11 p.m. for door prize drawing

Here are the details:

WHAT: The annual Cove to Clover Pub Crawl!

WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014, 5 p.m. + with prizes awarded at The Tin Room at 11 p.m.

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

COST: $10 in advance online (covetoclover.com), $15 at the door (registration from 5-8 p.m.)

PRIZES: Door prizes will be provided by each location. Drawing for all door prizes will take place at The Tin Room at 11 p.m.

CRAWL STOPS:

  • Tin Room (sponsor)
  • 913 (sponsor)
  • The Mark (sponsor)
  • Black Zia Cantina
  • Mick Kelly’s
  • Elliott Bay Brewery
  • Bison Creek Pizza
  • Hobnobber
  • Elmer’s Pub

SPONSORS:

Start: March 14, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 14, 2014 11:50 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar
Address:
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 8, 2014

Get down at 70’s Disco Party to help raise money for Autism on March 8

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A ’70’s Disco’ themed fundraiser for Autism Awareness will be held at Burien Eagles on March 8.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and music starts at 7:30 p.m.

The theme is ’70s night and there will be a costume contest and dance contest.

There will also be raffles.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door.

Burien Eagles is located at 920 SW 150th Street.

Start: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 8, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Eagles
Address:
920 SW 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 7, 2014

Boy Scout Troop #375 holding annual Lenten Fish Dinner on Friday, March 7

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Boy Scout Troop #375 will be holding their annual Lenten fish dinner on Friday, March 7 from 5 – 7 p.m. at St. Francis of Assisi in Burien.

“Come and enjoy good food and friends,” reads an announcement. “We’ll do the cooking and the dishes!”

Cost:

  • Adults: $12
  • Seniors: $10
  • Children (ages 5-12): $7

It will be held in Unity Place at St Francis of Assisi Parish, located at 15226 21st SW.

Start: March 7, 2014 5:00 pm
End: March 7, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: St Francis of Assisi Parish
Address:
15226 21st SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 4, 2014

Burien Community Church hosting ‘Shrove Tuesday’ Pancake Dinner March 4

Burien Community Church will be hosting a ‘Shrove Tuesday’ Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, March 4th at 5:30 p.m.

In the Christian tradition, “Shrove Tuesday’ is a day to indulge before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, and in Europe, pancakes were made with the sugar and flour one had left before Lent.

“So come join us for an all-you-can eat pancake (and sausage) dinner!”

Suggested donation $5, children under 12 eat free!

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org.

Burien Community Church is located on 19th Ave SW, across from Gregory Heights Elementary.

Start: March 4, 2014 5:30 pm
End: March 4, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 2, 2014

Internationally-acclaimed Pearl Django to perform at Poverty Bay Wine Festival Sunday

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Gypsy Jazz stand-out Pearl Django will perform at the Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Sunday, March 2 at the historic Landmark Event Center in Des Moines.

With a performance history spanning almost two decades, Pearl Django is one of the most highly regarded groups in its genre working today. Pearl Django has performed at festivals, dances and nightspots throughout the U.S. and abroad.

The band’s extensive repertoire includes traditional jazz classics and original compositions. Pearl Django has cultivated a devoted and enthusiastic following and continues to play to packed houses wherever they perform.

Pearl Django plays Sunday from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance at www.povertybaywine.com.

Here are some videos of them performing:

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In addition to day-long live music, the Poverty Bay Wine Festival features tastings from 25 northwest wineries, microbrews and hard cider, and food.

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Des Moines, which supports numerous local projects, including youth programs, college scholarships, and parks improvements; international projects such as providing educational access for disabled individuals in Nepal, clean water efforts in Africa, and temporary shelters for disaster victims; and local organizations including the Des Moines food bank, the Des Moines Farmers’ Market, and the Des Moines Arts Commission.

All net proceeds from the Poverty Bay Wine Festival directly fund the service projects of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

Tickets are $25 and include 10 tasting tokens (or 15 on Friday, Feb. 28), and can be purchased online here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534511

For more information on the club and details about the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, visit www.dmrotary.org.

Start: March 2, 2014 12:00 pm
End: March 2, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Landmark Event Center
Address:
23660 Marine View Dr S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

March 1, 2014

Poverty Bay Wine Festival continues all day Saturday at historic Landmark Event Center

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In addition to day-long live music, the Poverty Bay Wine Festival features tastings from 25 northwest wineries, microbrews and hard cider, and food.

The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Des Moines, which supports numerous local projects, including youth programs, college scholarships, and parks improvements; international projects such as providing educational access for disabled individuals in Nepal, clean water efforts in Africa, and temporary shelters for disaster victims; and local organizations including the Des Moines food bank, the Des Moines Farmers’ Market, and the Des Moines Arts Commission.

All net proceeds from the Poverty Bay Wine Festival directly fund the service projects of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

Tickets are $25 and include 10 tasting tokens (or 15 on Friday, Feb. 28), and can be purchased online here:

http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/534511

For more information on the club and details about the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, visit www.dmrotary.org.

Start: March 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: March 1, 2014 7:00 pm
Venue: Landmark Event Center
Address:
23660 Marine View Drive South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

February 28, 2014

’15-Token Friday’ to kick off Poverty Bay Wine Festival on Friday, Feb. 28

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The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is back for its 10th year in Des Moines, and opening night – Friday, Feb. 28 – is ’15-Token Friday’!

Your ticket that night will be good for 15 tasting tokens —five more than on Saturday and Sunday, when general admission includes 10 tokens.

That’s a 50% increase in tokens!

Doors open at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28.

Tickets are $25 in advance at www.povertybaywine.com.

“We invite people to come down after work and spend happy hour at the festival!” said festival chair Ric Jacobson.

Twenty-five northwest wineries will be pouring tastes – many of them offering two or three wines. If you aren’t a wine-drinker, you’ll find tastes of local microbrews and hard ciders, as well.

Besides the 15 tokens, the ticket price includes live music from local rock band Uncle Ernie and a sampling of light nibbles. Heartier fare is available for purchase.

Here’s a video of Uncle Ernie at the 2011 fest:

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The Poverty Bay Wine Festival is the major fundraiser for the Rotary Club of Des Moines, which supports numerous local projects, including youth programs, college scholarships, and parks improvements; international projects such as providing educational access for disabled individuals in Nepal, clean water efforts in Africa, and temporary shelters for disaster victims; and local organizations including the Des Moines food bank, the Des Moines Farmers’ Market, and the Des Moines Arts Commission.

All net proceeds from the Poverty Bay Wine Festival directly fund the service projects of the Rotary Club of Des Moines.

For more information on the club and details about the Poverty Bay Wine Festival, visit www.dmrotary.org.

Start: February 28, 2014 5:00 pm
End: February 28, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Landmark Event Center
Address:
23660 Marine View Dr S,, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

January 31, 2014

Help fight hunger with great food and beautiful art at ‘Empty Bowls’ DINNER Jan. 31

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Help fight hunger in our community AND enjoy some great food at the 2014 ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser on Friday, Jan. 31 at the Burien Community Center.

Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. and Dinner from 4 – 8 p.m.

Cost is a $15 donation for Adults and $10 for Children.

“Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities,” reads an announcement. “Moshier Art Center Potters have donated bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event…all are invited!”

Your donation will get you the opportunity to pick out a beautiful handmade bowl, as well as a simple but wonderful meal of soup, bread, dessert and drink; all donated by local businesses.

WHEN: Friday, Jan. 31, 2014:

  • Lunch: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Dinner: 4 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW

COST: $15 minimum donation, $10 for children

Proceeds go to both the Highline and White Center Food Banks.

Event brought to you by Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services and Discover Burien.

INFO: For more info, visit www.BurienParks.net, email parksinfo@burienwa.gov or call 206-988-3700.

Start: January 31, 2014 4:00 pm
End: January 31, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 988-3700
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States