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December 21, 2013

Evergreen Pool holding Free Community Swim this Saturday, Dec. 21

Evergreen Pool in White Center will be throwing a party for the community this Saturday, Dec. 21, along with a toy and food drive to help the less fortunate in the area.

Just bring an unwrapped toy or food donation for White Center Food Bank and join the fun at the Evergreen Pool (606 SW 116th Street; 206-588-2297) from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. this Saturday.

Lifeguards will be on hand to watch swimmers who are still learning to swim, and parents are encouraged to stay and enjoy the fun with their kids.

The White Center pool faces a Jan. 15 deadline to raise $15,000 to keep the facility open, and the fund drive is proceeding well, “…yet, we just felt we needed to have an event to celebrate the facility, our community and help bring holiday cheer to the area”, said WhiteWater Aquatics General Manager Joel Schweiger.

More than 3,800 children – and adults – have learned to swim at the Evergreen pool in White Center since it reopened under the new nonprofit management three years ago. It serves the greater Highline area, with 56 percent of the children who swim there coming from Burien.

Tax deductible donations can be made at the website

Start: December 21, 2013 3:00 pm
End: December 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Evergreen Pool
Phone: 206-588-2297
606 SW 116th Street, White Center, WA, United States

Get gifts wrapped and help animals this Saturday, Dec. 21


“Wrap It Up!”, a gift wrapping fundraiser for AARF and Furry Faces Foundation, will take place this Saturday, Dec. 21 at Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub in Burien.

“The elves of Animal Aid and Rescue Foundation and Furry Faces Foundation are looking forward to wrapping your gifts in splendor and uniqueness at Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub on December 21st!” reads an announcement. “We have gift wrap, bows, tape, ribbon, garland, pinecones, pipe cleaners, name tags, and more! It’s up to you how much you would like to donate for the gift wrapping with 100% of the proceeds going directly to helping animals. How is that possible? Because our generous business partners, Beveridge Place Pub, Beer Junction and Elliott Bay Brewhouse, plus F-cubers and AARF’ers have donated everything needed for this event!”

If you would like to volunteer your time to wrap or need more info, please email, or just show up.

And feel free to go to their Facebook Page to ‘share’ this event and their other four gift wrapping dates:

Date: December 21, 2013
Venue: Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub
255 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 14, 2013

Relay for Life Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Dec. 14

The Relay for Life Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, located at 134 South 206th Street in Des Moines (map below).

All proceeds go to fight Cancer!

A few of the products vendors will be selling include:

  • Sports memorabilia
  • Partylite
  • Handcrafted wooden items
  • Handmade scarves
  • Porcelain dolls
  • Bake sale
  • Mary Kay
  • Thirty-One
  • Grace Adele
  • Ornaments
  • Embroidered towels
  • Love that Image
  • Handmade wreaths
  • Gift wrapping
  • And much much more!!

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Start: December 14, 2013 9:00 am
End: December 14, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Resurrection Lutheran Church
134 South 206th Street, Des Moines, WA, United States

December 13, 2013

‘Chicken Friday Christmas’ fundraiser for White Center Food Bank is Dec. 13

‘Chicken Friday Christmas’ – an annual fundraiser for the White Center Food Bank – is coming to The Barrel Tavern on Friday, Dec. 13 from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Dinner will be $10 per plate (made by Orville Johnson), and there will also be auctions, readings, games and more.

This event is sponsored by Top Hat Taxes and Hosted by Rat City ABATe of Washington.

If you are unable to attend you can still contribute by sending check or money order made out to “White Center Food Bank” to:

Chicken Friday Christmas
Box A-146
224 SW 153rd Street
Burien WA 98166

There will also be ‘Jars on the Bars’ for this cause at the following locations:

  • The Barrel in Burien
  • Good Time Ernie’s in Burien
  • C.C.’s in Burien
  • Elmer’s in Burien
  • Wunderland head shop in Burien
  • Sunnydale Tavern in Burien
  • Wayne’s World in Boulevard Park
  • Locker Room in White Center
  • Full Tilt Ice Cream in White Center
  • Company in White Center
  • The Triangle in White Center
  • White Center Pizza & Pasta
  • The White Center Pharmacy

ALL proceeds go to the White Center Food Bank.

For more info, visit the event’s Facebook Page here.

The Barrel is located at 11051 1st Avenue South in Burien:

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Start: December 13, 2013 6:00 pm
End: December 13, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: The Barrel Tavern
11051 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

December 7, 2013

Para Los Niños fundraising dinner will be this Saturday, Dec. 7


The 10th Anniversary Para Los Niños Fundraising Dinner will be this Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Burien Community Center.

“We would love for you to show your continued support by celebrating 10 years of rich and powerful work in the local Latino community,” reads an announcement.

Tickets are still available for $50 here, or you can also pay at the door.

Here are the details:

WHAT: 10th Anniversary Para Los Niños Fundraising Dinner

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 7, 6-9 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien WA 98166

WHY: To celebrate and raise money for our organization and its important programs! Through our Aprendamos Juntos/Let’s Learn Together program, we work with children and their parents to booster academic success, as well as parent skill development and involvement in the local school system. With Descubriendo Nuestra Cultura/Discovering Our Culture programs, a summer institute for low-income Latin@ children, we educate youth on the Spanish language, Latin American history, and Latin American culture. We are also looking forward to new advancements and increased impact in 2014 and need your support!

For more information on the organization, please visit

Can’t make the event but still want to make a donation? Great! You can donate online here.

Start: December 7, 2013 6:00 pm
End: December 7, 2013 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘Buy local, buy handmade…’ Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale will be Dec. 7


The Moshier Holiday Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Moshier Art Center, located at 430 South 156th (map below)

“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.

For more information, click here.

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Start: December 7, 2013 10:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Arts Center
430 South 156th, Burien, WA, United States

Seattle Christian School’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, Dec. 7

Seattle Christian School’s annual Christmas Bazaar will be Saturday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The event will include over 70 vendors offering handcrafted and professional items, along with specialty foods, live music and a cake walk.

Proceeds benefit student mission and intersession trips.

Seattle Christian School is located at 18301 Military Road South in SeaTac.

Start: December 7, 2013 9:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Seattle Christian School
18301 Military Road South, SeaTac, WA, United States

Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 7


The famous Kennedy Catholic Arts & Crafts Fair will be this Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Gym and Cafeteria.

“Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to do your Christmas shopping and enjoy the company of hundreds of Lancer friends and families,” reads an announcement.

Kennedy Catholic is located at 140 South 140th Street in Burien:

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Start: December 7, 2013 9:00 am
End: December 7, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
140 South 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

December 6, 2013

Boeing Employees Choir to benefit Highline Music Program Friday, Dec. 6


The Boeing Employees Choir will be featured at a free holiday concert at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, located at 150031 14th Ave. S.W.

Donations will benefit the Highline Music4Life™ program and is sponsored in-part by 4Culture.

Highline Music4Life is the local organization that acquires “lovingly used” musical instruments, gets them repaired if needed, and provides them free of charge to Highline Public Schools for use by students of low income families. The program was created two years ago by the school board and is also sponsored by the Rotary clubs of Des Moines, Burien-White Center and SeaTac. So far, more than 250 musical instruments have been acquired for Highline Schools’ kids.

“You don’t have to be a Rotarian to support Music4Life,” said David Endicott, the organization’s President / CEO. “All that is necessary is to understand the unique value that instrumental music plays in the life and education of a child.”

Research now shows that young people who participate in instrumental music programs tend to do better in math, science, history, literature, languages (both English and foreign), even in computer science and other desirable academic disciplines, Endicott says. “And that’s in addition to what it teaches them in discipline and teamwork.”

Highline Music4Life is supported in-part by grants from 4Culture, First Choice Health, Garvey Schubert Barer, the Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence, local Rotary clubs and other local community leaders.

For more information or to donate an instrument to Highline Music4Life, contact or call (206) 409-3275 or go to their website at Instrument donation forms are available online, as well as at other designated instrument drop-off sites in South King County.

Start: December 6, 2013 7:30 pm
End: December 6, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien Presbyterian Church
Phone: (206) 409-3275
150031 14th Ave. S.W., Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 4, 2013

New Start High School Key Club’s Baked Potato dinner will be Wed. night


The New Start High School Key Club – in conjunction with White Center Kiwanis – will be holding its third annual Baked Potato Dinner this Wednesday evening, Dec. 4, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.,

With entertainment by the Delridge Boys, tickets are $10.00 per person and can be purchased at the door.

All proceeds will go to support the Key Club and their activities.

New Start High School is located at 614 SW 130th Street in Burien.

For more information, contact Scott Davis at 206-246-3412.

Start: December 4, 2013 6:30 pm
End: December 4, 2013 8:30 pm
Venue: New Start High School
Phone: 206-246-3412
614 SW 130th Street, Burien, WA, United States

December 1, 2013

B-Town DOG’s ‘Pirate Pup Pep Rally’ will be this Sunday, Dec. 1

KellieBassenA ‘Pirate Pup Pep Rally’ will be held this Sunday, Dec 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in an effort to drum up support for B-Town DOG’s campaign to win a grant for a new dog park in Burien.

“We are planning an ‘invasion’ of Lakeview Park and the planting of our pirate flag!” Organizer Kellie Bassen told The B-Town Blog. “We will start in Town Square Park (pirate gear optional but encouraged) and march the six blocks to Lakeview where we will plant our flag and claim the park ‘Pirate Territory’!”

The grant is being offered by pet food maker Beneful, which is also providing tennis balls being given away to all four legged pirates at the rally.

“I’m having this rally to promote my (and in turn, Burien’s) Finalist status in the National 2013 Beneful Dream Dog Park Contest and to bring attention to my video entry,” Kellie added.

Here’s her video entry:

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Kellie is one of 14 finalists in the nation competing for a $500,000 Dream Dog Park designed by Nate Berkus and the 2013 Beneful Design Team.

“I don’t think I need to tell you what an opportunity this is for the City of Burien, in terms of improving the city and getting some positive publicity on a national level and I want to win,” she said. “I have a really good chance, too. We need to get the word out and get people to vote on the video starring members of the B-Town D.O.G. We are competing against some very large cities, but I know we as a community can do this!”

To help Kellie’s – and countless local dogs’ – cause, vote online by clicking here.

Start: December 1, 2013 1:00 pm
End: December 1, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: Town Square Park
SW 152nd and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 24, 2013

‘Andy MacDonald is Love’ Fundraiser Auction will be Sunday, Nov. 24


The ‘Andy Mac is Love’ Fundraiser Auction will be held Sunday, Nov. 24, starting at 2 p.m. at The Cove in Normandy Park.

All proceeds of this event – which will include food, drinks, fun, an auction, raffle and more – will go to local firefighter education programs.

“Our goal is to encourage continued fire services education while fulfilling Andy’s devoted goals of becoming a firefighter,” reads an announcement.

Some of the auction items will include:

  • K2 Snowboards
  • Airline Tickets
  • Signed Sports Swag
  • Original Artwork
  • Gift Baskets

Andy MacDonald

Here’s more info on Andy and this cause:

Andy was a friend, son, brother and volunteer firefighter, who tragically lost his life in the flooding of the Cowlitz River six years ago. On November 6, 2006, Andy, 19, was on a hunting trip with his family when the river bank that his truck was parked on gave way.

Out of tragedy something good can be born; Andy’s family and close friends set up a scholarship in his name. Each November, in honor of Andy’s birthday and untimely passing an auction is held. This consists of items donated from local business’ and personal items contributed by Andy’s family.

The Andy MacDonald Fire Services Scholarship is set up at the Puget Sound Skills Center where Andy received his firefighting training. This scholarship will assist future cadets in the Puget Sound Skills Center Fire Services class to help with their continued education/training in Firefighting. Andy’s passion in life was to help those in need and this is our way of assisting others with the same life goal.

For more information on Andy MacDonald, here’s a link to a Facebook tribute page, chock full of great photos that will soon make those who didn’t know him feel like they actually did.

To donate to this auction, please contact Becky MacDonald at

For more information, please visit the “Andy Mac is Love” Facebook Page.

Start: November 24, 2013 2:00 pm
End: November 24, 2013 5:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

November 23, 2013

Burien Arts’ ‘Vision 20/20′ is Saturday night at Community Center


Burien Arts’ annual ‘Vision 20/20′ fundraiser event is this Saturday night, Nov. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center.

“What happens when 20 artists create 20 unique pieces of art to sell for $40 apiece?” read an announcement. “You get the Burien Arts’ Vision 20/20 Art Sale Fundraiser. Artists from around the Puget Sound are selected to produce a myriad of 8”x8” works in different styles and media. This unique event brings high quality, affordable original works of art to art lovers on a budget. In additional, larger works by many of the 20/20 artists will be for sale through a classic silent auction.”

Vision 20/20 patrons will enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres while previewing the art work and talking to the artists. The unique part of the event comes at 8:00 PM when, at the sound of a bell, everyone takes the pieces of art they want from the walls. With each piece priced identically at $40 it boils down to a frenzy of active buying! The evening concludes after successful bids for the silent auction pieces are announced at 8:45 PM.

All are invited to attend this fun event and admission is by donation. Make sure you arrive in time to look over the art and find your favorite pieces. Visit and Burien Arts’ Facebook Page for more information. One-half of the proceeds from the sale of art directly benefits Burien Arts’ year around programs with the balance paid to the artists as commissions.

About Burien Arts: Burien Arts originally started the Strawberry Festival, brings you Shakespeare in the Park, arts workshops for student and teachers, 20/20 Art Happening, Highline Classic Jazz Festival, among other things…and NOW, The brand new Burien Arts Gallery located at 826 SW 152nd St in Burien.

WHAT: Vision 20/20 – high quality, affordable art for our community.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 23, starting at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien.

INFO: This unique event brings high quality, affordable original works of art to art lovers on a budget.

Here’s some of the art you might find:





D. Lisa West

Liz Simpson_Three-Poppies_Gold

Start: November 23, 2013 6:30 pm
End: November 23, 2013 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 23


St. Francis of Assisi’s Annual Holiday Bazaar will be from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23:

  • Discover Unique Art
  • Original Handmade Items
  • Dazzling Gems
  • Culinary Delights
  • Festive Holiday Decorations!
  • Enjoy our Delicious Bake Sale & Soup Kitchen!

St. Francis is located at 15215 21st Ave SW in Burien.

Start: November 23, 2013 9:00 am
End: November 23, 2013 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Francis of Assisi
15215 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

St. Philomena Church will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 23


St. Philomena Church in Des Moines will be holding its annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Over 40 quality crafters, featuring a wide variety of gifts plus tasty food offered by The Knights of Columbus, fresh cookies, latte stand & Christmas Wreath Sales.

St. Philomena Parish Hall is located at 1790 S. 222nd Street in Des Moines.

Start: November 23, 2013 9:00 am
End: November 23, 2013 3:00 pm
Venue: St. Philomena Church
1790 S. 222nd Street, Des Moines, WA, United States