Upcoming Events

September 23, 2014

Highline Citizens for Schools holding community meeting Tuesday, Sept. 23

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Highline Citizens for Schools will hold its second community update meeting to discuss the upcoming bond measure that will be voted on during the Nov. 4 election.

“At the meeting we will provide an overview of the bond, an update on the campaign and ways you can help in our efforts to approve the bond,” reads an announcement.

WHERE:: Des Moines Elementary (22001 9th Ave S. Des Moines, WA 98198)

WHEN: September 23, 2014, 6:00 PM

RSVP: Please RSVP to: highlinecfs@gmail.com.

Start: September 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Elementary School
22001 9th Ave S., Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

September 24, 2014

Next Highline Forum will be Wednesday, Sept. 24

On Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., members of the Highline Forum will meet at Highline Public Schools’ Educational Resource and Administration Center (ERAC) at 15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW in Burien.

The public is invited to make comments at the start of the meeting.

Highline Public Schools and Highline College are hosting the meeting and the theme is Education.

The Highline Forum membership includes the southwest King County communities of Des Moines, Burien, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Tukwila and Federal Way and Highline Public Schools, Highline College and the Port of Seattle.

Start: September 24, 2014 2:30 pm
End: September 24, 2014 4:30 pm
Venue: ERAC Building
15675 Ambaum Boulevard SW, Burien, WA, United States

September 26, 2014

Wastemobile is coming to Fred Meyer in Burien Sept. 26-28

Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Wastemobile is coming to Burien to collect household hazardous waste from Sept. 26-28.

All King County and city residents can safely dispose of old car batteries, oil, paint thinner and many other household hazardous items at no cost when the Wastemobile comes to the parking lot of the Fred Meyer store at 14300 1st Ave. South, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Residents can drop off household hazardous waste items including pesticides, oil-based paints, automotive products (oil, antifreeze, auto batteries, etc.), fluorescent bulbs/tubes and other items without a charge. The service is pre-paid through garbage and sewer utility fees.

About the Wastemobile
The Wastemobile was the first traveling hazardous waste disposal program in the nation, and it is operated by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program and goes throughout the King County from spring through fall.

Residents help protect the environment and public health by safely disposing of the hazardous materials and keeping them out of drains and landfills.

The Wastemobile also provides free reusable products to the public, such as oil-based paint, stain and primer, plus wood care and cleaning products. These products are subject to availability, and residents must sign a release form prior to receiving the materials.

More disposal solutions: Visit the permanent collection site
For south King County residents, the Auburn Wastemobile is a convenient alternative for disposing household hazardous waste. It is located in the northwest parking lot of The Outlet Collection (formerly the Auburn SuperMall), 1101 Outlet Collection Dr., SW, near Sports Authority. It operates every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Qualifying businesses can also use the no cost disposal services. Call 206-296-4692, or find details at.

Eastside residents might find the Factoria Transfer Station as a more convenient location for household hazardous waste disposal.

The Wastemobile goes to Redmond next
Following its stop in Burien, the Wastemobile heads to Redmond for a household hazardous waste collection event, Oct. 3-5, in the parking lot of the Home Depot, at 17777 NE 76th St.

For more information
For more information about disposal, including acceptable materials and quantity limits, call the Hazards Line at 206-296-4692, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., except holidays. Recorded information is available after hours, or by visiting the Wastemobile website at www.HazWasteHelp.org.

The Wastemobile is one of the services provided by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program through a partnership of more than 40 city, county and tribal governments working together in King County to reduce threats posed from hazardous materials and wastes.

Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
Venue: Fred Meyer Parking Lot
14300 1st Ave. South, Burien, WA, United States

September 27, 2014

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Saturday, Sept. 27

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding its first-ever, free and open community Economic Development Dialog from 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

This is an event “envisioned as a group ‘ideation’ session centered on actions and strategies that residents, businesses and City government itself can take to advance the economic vitality of the City,” according to an announcement.

Martha Bean, a seasoned event facilitator from Seattle, will be hosting the event.

All Burien residents are welcome and encouraged to listen, learn and share ideas about how we can improve the prosperity and livelihoods of City residents.

Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be present at the meeting to assist those community members speaking English as second language.

The event will take place at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

To RSVP, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fpyfwadab&oeidk=a07e9r37d17932a828b

For more information, please visit http://burienwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=1040.

Start: September 27, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

King County Sheriff’s Office to host ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ on Sat., Sept. 27

The King County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a ‘9-1-1 Citizen’s Academy’ in Renton from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27.

“The academy will educate citizens about the role 9-1-1 Communications Specialists play in the public safety system and will prepare them should they ever need to call 9-1-1,” reads an announcement.

This one day informational class will include everything from the history of 9-1-1 to how citizens can help 9-1-1 help them. A tour of the KCSO 9-1-1 Center is included, and optional “plug-in” time will be offered to academy attendees on follow-up dates for those interested.

The academy is open to anyone at least 18 years old with no felony convictions. Applicants must live or work in King County.

Applications to attend are now being accepted. Space is limited and completed applications should be turned in by Wednesday, September 24th, 2014.

Applications are available on the King County Sheriff’s Office website: http://www.kingcounty.gov/safety/sheriff/Enforcement/911Center/2012CitzensAcademy.aspx.

You can also request the applications by calling their Hotline at 206-205-6625, or by sending an email request to: KCSO911.FB@kingcounty.gov.

KCSO’s Regional Communications Center is located at 3511 NE 2nd Street in Renton.

Start: September 27, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: KCSO's Regional Communications Center
Phone: 206-205-6625
3511 NE 2nd Street, Renton, WA, 98056, United States

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.

A dream you dream together becomes reality.”

- Yoko Ono

On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films, spoken word, live-music and story-telling + Participate in a global art project by having your #mydreamis dream portrait taken for a worldwide traveling Dream Mural!

This Fall, King County Library System will be hosting two FREE public Dreams Unlimited presentation events targeted at the underserved multiracial, multiethnic immigrant and refugee communities in the Cities of Burien [Sat, 9/27] and Kent [Sun, 10/05] at 1:30PM both days. Our intention is to share hope and inspire these communities to believe in their dreams.

Should you have further questions about the event, please feel free to email me. Thank you for your time; and I look forward to seeing City of Burien and its community at the event!

Burien FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/934984423182017/


  • **Limited seating available so do register for ASAP!
  • **First 50 registrations receive a #DreamsUnlimited Goodie Bag with limited edition “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” buttons/stickers, and BOGO offers from local merchants (TBC)!


  • **Please indicate language preference during ticket registration.

GET TICKETS for #DreamsUnlimited Events:



Dreams Unlimited @BELLINGHAM from Dreams Unlimited on Vimeo.



Start: September 27, 2014 1:30 pm
End: September 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

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: www.nwzombiefest.com.

Like them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nwzombiefest

Questions? Contact Susan West at scwestnews@gmail.com 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

October 3, 2014

S’mores, sing-alongs, campfire & more to celebrate restored Seahurst Park Oct. 3


Burien Parks will be celebrating the opening of the newly-restored Seahurst Park Beach with a special campout on Friday, Oct. 3 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

“We may not have a traditional bonfire…but the campfires will be ready for s’more making and we have lots of fun activities!” reads an announcement. “Bring your flashlights and camp chairs and enjoy the beautiful new beach at Seahurst Park!”

Here’s what to expect:

  • Join a sing-a-long around a campfire with members of The Jangles
  • Listen to Native American storytelling with Che ok’ ten
  • Enjoy activities hosted by the Environmental Science Center
  • Free s’more supplies
  • Free coffee and cocoa provided by Burien Press

Parking is available in the upper lot with shuttle service.

The park address is 1600 SW Seahurst Drive, Burien, 98166.

For more information please contact Burien Parks, recreation and Cultural Services at 206-988-3700 or at parksinfo@burienwa.gov.

Start: October 3, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 3, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Seahurst Park
Phone: 206-988-3700
1600 SW Seahurst Drive, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 5, 2014

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

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

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 www.burienbrattrot.com

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 racedirector@burienbrattrot.com.

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 racedirector@burienbrattrot.com.

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 www.burienbrattrot.com 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 burienbrattrot.com, 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 / nwlens.com

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