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August 10, 2014

‘Obliteride’ bike riders will pedal through Burien this Sunday, Aug. 10

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Obliteride 180 mile wave

Obliteride bike riders will be pedaling through our area – including Maplewild Ave SW, SW 152nd Street, and 4th Ave SW – this Sunday, Aug. 10, in an effort to raise critical funds to help the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center obliterate cancer.

“We’re urging people to come join the fun and cheer us on as we ride through your community,” said Amy Lavin, Obliteride’s executive director. “Even better, come ride with us! There’s still time to sign up. The 25-mile route is a beautiful ride along Lake Washington and is perfect for beginners. Our three other routes offer options for more experienced riders.” People interested in riding or cheering on the riders can find maps of the one and two day routes on our website.

Sadly, cancer touches everyone. Half of all men and one in three women will get cancer in their lifetime. “Together as a community we can fight back,” Lavin said. “We’re so fortunate to have Fred Hutch right here in our backyard. Giving to local research is the best investment you can make because it helps ensure when someone you know gets cancer, they’ll have the best doctors, researchers and care available right here.”

Obliteride is more than just a bike ride. It’s an epic weekend with fun parties and delicious food, including a Tom Douglas salmon dinner. Michael Franti & Spearhead will headline Obliteride’s kickoff party at Gas Works Park on Friday, Aug. 8. The private kickoff party is a thank you to riders who are required to raise at least $1,000 to participate. Three local contestants from NBC’s talent show, “The Voice”, will perform at Magnuson Park on Sunday, Aug. 10. Stephanie Anne Johnson of Tacoma kicks off the afternoon, followed by Austin Jenckes of Duvall, with a closing performance by season one finalist and Tacoma native Vicci Martinez.

In its inaugural year, Obliteride 2013 raised nearly $2 million for lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. With the community’s help, organizers hope to raise even more in 2014. People interested in participating can still sign up to ride or donate. Riders have until Sept. 30, 2014 to fundraise. Thanks to Obliteride’s generous sponsors, including University Village, every dollar raised supports lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch.

ABOUT OBLITERIDE
Obliteride is a community that cares fiercely about ending cancer. We connect over the impact cancer is having on our lives and our intense commitment to find better treatments and ultimately eliminate it. We believe that together we can make a difference. Together we can end cancer. Join the movement to obliterate cancer. It’s fun, focused and full of energy! 100% of every dollar raised goes directly to lifesaving cancer research at Fred Hutch. Obliteride 2014 is Aug. 8-10. Learn more at www.obliteride.org.

Watch for Bike Riders in Burien Aug. 10 On Sunday, Aug.10, dozens of bicycle riders will pedal through Burien in the Obliteride, a 180-mile Tacoma-Seattle event that benefits Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

More info at http://www.obliteride.org.

Date: August 10, 2014
Venue: Obliteride Bike Ride
Address:
Maplewild Ave SW, SW 152nd Street, 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 1, 2014

Benefit screening of local UFO film for Discover Burien will be Friday, Aug. 1

A benefit screening of the locally-produced UFO film “The Maury Island Incident” for Discover Burien will take place on Friday night, Aug. 1 at the Tin Theater, starting at 7 p.m.

“The Maury Island Incident” is a 30-minute film that tells the forgotten, tragic story – taken directly from declassified FBI documents – of Harold Dahl’s June 21, 1947 UFO sighting near Maury Island, and the first reported ‘Man In Black’ encounter that happened to him the very next day.

Each screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Filmmakers.

The film – which was shot in Burien (at the Tin Room!), Des Moines, Tukwila and off the shores of Maury Island during the summer of 2013 – had its world premiere at the Big Island Film Festival in May, and its North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was awarded the competitive Washington FilmWorks Innovation Lab funding during production.

It has also been accepted to both the Port Townsend and Burbank Film Festivals, where it will screen in September.

Directed/Produced by Scott Schaefer from a script by Writer/Producer Steve Edmiston, it features Seattle-area actors Tony Doupé, Allen Fitzpatrick, John Patrick Lowrie, David S. Hogan and many others. It was Executive Produced by John White, and Produced by Scott and Laura Beth Peterson and Danny House.

Here’s a brief review from noted paranormal/UFO radio host Clyde Lewis:

“The tension in this film is so thick you can cut it with a knife. The Maury Island Incident captures a moment in time long forgotten by most UFO researchers. It also reopens those Cold War feelings that are nothing but a forgotten memory in the post 9/11 era. Bravo!”

Tickets are $10 each – and are available for online purchase by credit/debit card here – and proceeds will benefit local business non-profit organization Discover Burien.

Screenings will be held hourly, starting at 7 p.m. (then again at 8, 9, 10 & 11 p.m.), followed by a Q&A session with filmmakers.

Collectible t-shirts and posters for the film will also be on sale in the lobby.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street.

More info on the film available here:

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS!

Here’s the most recent trailer:

“The Maury Island Incident” trailer for Aug. 1 Discover Burien fundraiser from The Maury Island Incident on Vimeo.

Start: August 1, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 1, 2014 11:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
Phone: (206) 433-2882
Address:
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States
Cost: 10.00

July 20, 2014

WestSide Baby’s ‘Stuff the Bus’ Diaper Drive will be in Burien Sunday, July 20

WestSide Baby’s 14th-annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ diaper drive will be from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, at Burien Toyota and Scion, located at 15025 1st Ave South.

We’re a Sponsor this year, and we encourage all our Readers to find a way to donate diapers to this worthy, local cause.

“Stuff the Bus is our largest outreach event of the year, and in 2014 it’s bigger than ever!” reads an announcement. “This year we’re sending a whole new bus to Ballard, and we’ll have volunteers collecting diapers at more than two-dozen participating sites.”

Here’s where you can stuff the buses from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on July 20:

  • Burien: Burien Toyota & Scion, 15025 1st Ave S.
  • West Seattle: HomeStreet Bank, 4022 SW Alaska Street
  • Ballard: AmericanWest Bank, 2237 NW 57th Street

You can also drop diapers at any other participating locations.

Plus, you can sign up to host your own diaper drive for the Stuff the Bus 50 drives in 50 days campaign! We hope to bring in 50,000 diapers through individual drives, and this support truly helps us provide for the little youngsters!

Contact Project Manager Virginia McFadin at virginia@westsidebaby.org or (206) 686-6548 for more information or to sign up to host a drive.

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Ready to get started? Click here to see the online drive toolkit!

Interested in helping leading up to or during the event? We’d love for you to join us! Contact Volunteer Manager Shana Allen at shana@westsidebaby.org or (206) 686-3110.

Start: July 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: July 20, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Burien Toyota
Address:
15025 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 7, 2014

Blood Drive to be held Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi

A Blood Drive will be held on Monday, July 7 at St. Francis of Assisi from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and volunteers are needed!

Here are the details:

Summer is here!

With summer, come vacations. Vacations mean fewer blood donors. Summer does not mean less need for blood. As a matter of fact, with people being more active and a greater influx of visitors (not donors but potential users) demand for blood goes up in the summer.

This means there are fewer donors available at a time of the year when the need increases.

With the need high, and the donor pool low, please help keep our blood supply strong for our community by donating blood next week! Thank you.

WHEN: Monday, July 7th, 2014, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm (registration closed 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)

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

RSVP: To schedule an appointment, please contact George Wipperfurth (206) 962-0744 or e-mail mudrats2@comcast.net. Walk-in donors are welcome around scheduled appointments.

For questions on eligibility, please call (425) 656-3077 or e-mail Donorhealthoffice@psbc.org

Please bring photo identification.

Start: July 7, 2014 11:00 am
End: July 7, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi
Address:
15236 21st Avenue SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 4, 2014

Former members of Steppenwolf to perform on 4th of July in Des Moines

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Former members of Steppenwolf and Pegasus will be performing a live concert before the 4th of July fireworks at Des Moines Beach Park, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting scholarships for local kids.

Also on the bill will be ‘Mom’s Rocket’ and ‘Chasing Oz.’

“Headlining the event with be original/former members of Steppenwolf on their 2014 Born To Be Wild Tour, performing their 16 Greatest Hit songs including Magic Carpet Ride and Born to Be Wild,” band member Glen Bui told The Waterland Blog. “This is the first time Des Moines has had a band of this caliber perform!”

Two members of the band live in the Des Moines area.

Tickets are $15 each.

Here are some videos of the band in action:

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For more information, visit magiccarpetrideinc.com.

Start: July 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: July 4, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park Meadow
Address:
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines, WA, United States

June 27, 2014

‘Whine and Cheese’ fundraiser for Animal Aid & Rescue Foundation is June 27

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The 6th Annual Whine and Cheese Live Auction fundraiser for Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation will be held at Black Zia Cantina on Friday, June 27 from 7-10 p.m.

“This is a fun and fabulous event you don’t want to miss!” reads an announcement. “We have lots of great items up for auction this year including an Amphicar ride.”

A $25 donation will get you 2 drinks and a raffle ticket.

There will also be an assortment of cheeses and some delicious raw desserts from Deceptive Delights.

*This is a 21 and over event.

Black Zia Cantina is located at 15212 6th Ave SW in Burien.

For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/982875845133299/

Start: June 27, 2014 7:00 pm
End: June 27, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Black Zia Cantina
Address:
15212 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Parking Lot Sale is June 27-28

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church’s Annual Parking Lot Sale will be Friday, June 27 and Saturday, June 28.

On Friday, the hours will be 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., and on Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

All proceeds will help to send a team to Mexico to build houses the number one need in Mexico

St. Paul’s of Shorewood Lutheran Church is located at 11620 21st Ave SW.

Start: June 27, 2014
End: June 28, 2014
Venue: St. Paul's of Shorewood Lutheran Church
Address:
11620 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, United States

June 26, 2014

City of Burien holding Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26

The City of Burien will be holding a Blood Drive on Thursday, June 26 in its City Hall chambers from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: CITY OF BURIEN, Multi-Purpose Room, 1st floor, 400 SW 152nd St. Burien WA 98166

WHEN: Thursday, June 26, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm (registration closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm)

Online sign ups at www.psbc.org, or click on link below to take you directly to the appointment page: https://schedule.psbc.org/DonorPortal/GroupLanding.aspx?s=1527

To reserve a time to give blood, please contact Kathy Wetherbee (206) 439-3158 or e-mail kathyw@burienwa.gov.

Walk-in donors welcome around scheduled appointments.

Photo ID is now required to donate.

Last week, a 19 year old male at the University of Washington Medical Center received blood during a heart transplant.

58 Puget Sound Blood Center donors, who gave blood in recent weeks, supported this young man. As these generous donors were being drawn, they most likely didn’t think their donation would be given to such a young patient, but they gave blood because they knew someone in the coming days would rely on their life saving gift.

Please reserve the time to give blood at our drive next week. We don’t know yet who you will end up helping but someone will reap the rewards of you kindly sparing 45 minutes to one hour of your time. Thank you.

If you need help scheduling your appointment please call 1-800-398-7888.

Start: June 26, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 26, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien City Hall
Phone: (206) 439-3158
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 14, 2014

Hi-Liners holding fundraiser Rummage Sale on Saturday, June 14

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be holding a fundraiser Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 14 at the Burien Annex, located at 14501 4th Ave SW.

This is a “Huge Multi-Family Sale! Great Stuff! Great Deals! Rummage of All Sorts!” according to an announcement.

Donations accepted on Thursday, June 12, 2 – 8 p.m.

Saturday June 14, 9 am to 3 pm
at the Burien Annex
14501 4th Ave SW
Burien, WA 98166
(Corner of 4th SW and SW 146th)

For more information:

Start: June 14, 2014 9:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Annex
Address:
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Kick-off the Wild Strawberry Festival at Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast June 14

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The annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will serve as a great kick-off to the Wild Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 14, from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Burien Fire Station at 8th Ave SW and SW 151st.

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

On the menu this year:

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

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

All proceeds will benefit the youth of our community.

Start: June 14, 2014 8:00 am
End: June 14, 2014 11:30 am
Venue: Burien Fire Station
Address:
8th Ave SW and SW 151st Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 7, 2014

12 Food Trucks will be at Opening Day of Des Moines Farmers Market June 7

From our sister site The Waterland Blog, a Sponsor of the Des Moines Farmers Market:

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There’s just a little over a week until Opening Day – Saturday, June 7 – of the Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market!

Coming off its most successful season in history (up +20% over 2012), the Market will be bringing in many new vendors, including farms, fresh fish, meat ranchers, unique produce and much more.

The word “Waterfront” will be prominent again at The Des Moines Marina, with boating and fishing activities along with the Boardwalk Bistro (look for new picnic benches) where you will be able to enjoy your favorite market-prepared foods.

Opening day will also feature our second SeattleFoodTruck.com Truck-In, with 10 of your favorites and some new ones.

“The market again will have many of your favorite artisans and crafters and well as some surprises,” said Rikki Marohl, market manager.

Also returning will be the market’s own wines, including last year’s favorite Waterfront White, a fabulous Riesling, with all the proceeds going toward the market’s Endowment Fund. Look for our enlarged wine booth where tasting once again is encouraged.

Don’t forget to bring your old musical instruments to donate them to the Highline Music4Life program. They will be at the market every Saturday in June. The program refurbishes the instruments and gives them to the Highline School students who wouldn’t be able to afford them. The local Rotary Club of Des Moines recently made a $10,000 donation to this wonderful program thru its annual Blues & Blues Festival held this year on August 23rd.

Wayne Corey, Board President, commented on the past two seasons at the new marina location:

“You know that old saying – location, location, location? It truly is what makes us one of the premier markets in King County. We continue to see growth in vendors, shoppers and sales. One of our goals this year is to have more activities for families. Look for more information on this blog and our website.”

The market and the Rotary Club of Des Moines, along with partner Senior Services, are proud to once again offer the HYDE Shuttle providing local transportation to seniors 55 and older and the disabled of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien.

To keep up with all the special events, featuring what’s fresh and entertainment at the market, please log onto the web site and sign up for our e-newsletter that comes out once a week. You can also keep up on the activities by visiting the markets Facebook page.

See you on OPENING DAY where The Waterland Blog will be blogging live!

Start: June 7, 2014 10:00 am
End: June 7, 2014 2:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Marina
Address:
22307 Dock Avenue South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

Highline ‘Relay for Life’ for local cancer research is this weekend at Highline Stadium

REMINDER: The Relay For Life of Highline fundraiser for the American Cancer Society is this weekend – Saturday, June 7 and Sunday, June 8 – at Highline Memorial Stadium.

“The Relay For Life of Highline is an incredible and inspiring opportunity to unite as a community to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about what we can do to reduce our cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease,” reads an announcement.

Click below for more details about the event:

Here’s the schedule:

Opening Ceremony: 4:00PM Saturday, June 7: The Opening Ceremony brings everyone together for a high-energy event kickoff to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, to inspire hope by sharing recent accomplishments and progress, and to remind everyone that while we are winning this battle, fighting cancer is a year-round priority.
Survivors Lap: 4:30 P.M. Saturday, June 7: During the Survivors Lap, upbeat music plays as all cancer survivors at the event take the first lap around the track cheered on by the other participants who line the track, celebrating their victory over cancer.
Luminaria Ceremony: 10:00 P.M. Saturday, June 7: The Luminaria Ceremony is a time to remember people we have lost to cancer, to support people who currently have cancer, and to honor people who have fought cancer in the past. The power of this ceremony lies in providing an opportunity for people to work through grief and find hope.
Closing Ceremony: 8:00 A.M Sunday, June 8: The Closing Ceremony is a time to remember the lives of those lost and to celebrate that each of us has committed, through our participation in a Relay event, to fight back against this disease over the next year.

Highline Stadium is located at 430 S 156th Street.

Learn more and sign up today at www.HighlineRelay.org!

Start: June 7, 2014
End: June 8, 2014
Venue: Highline Memorial Stadium
Address:
430 S 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

May 31, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 31, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 31, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
6241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 24, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 24, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 24, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 23, 2014

Burien Community Church’s annual Rummage Sale will be May 23, 24 & 31

Burien Community Church will hold its Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, May 23, Saturday, May 24 and Saturday, May 31.

“Furniture, boutique items, tools, men and women’s clothing, children’s clothing and toys will all be for sale at low, low prices! You don’t want to miss out!”

HOURS:

  • Friday May 23rd 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday May 24th 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Saturday May 31st 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Burien Community Church is located at 16241 19th Ave. SW in Burien, across from Gregory Heights Elementary School.

For more information, visit www.buriencommunitychurch.org or call 206-243-1623.

Start: May 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: May 23, 2014 6:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Church
Address:
16241 19th Ave. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States