Upcoming Events

August 17, 2017

Wear your Dancing Shoes for FREE Music in the Park with Fun Addicts Thursday night!

REMINDER: Put your dancing shoes on for Burien’s ‘Music in the Park’ this Thursday night (Aug. 17), with dance music from ‘Fun Addicts’!

It’ll be another amazing – and FREE – concert in a great setting.

The free, live outdoor performance will be from 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Lake Burien School Park.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

ON RAINY EVENINGS
Please call 206.988.3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if a concert has been relocated. Theatre is rain or shine.

Start: August 17, 2017 6:30 pm
End: August 17, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Park
Phone: 206.988.3700
Address:
1620 SW 149h Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 21, 2017

Burien City Council meeting

Monday, Aug. 21, starting at 7 p.m. at Burien City Hall.

Start: August 21, 2017 7:00 pm
End: August 21, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien City Hall
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 26, 2017

Volunteers get a FREE lunch at Miller Creek Trail work party on Saturday, Aug. 26

FREE VOLUNTEER LUNCHES will be given away at a Miller Creek Trail Work Party in Burien on Saturday, Aug. 26:

Volunteers have been working to restore this site along the Miller Creek trail in Burien since 2007. Join us to plant native trees and shrubs to make a healthy buffer, so our salmon have cool and clean water!

No experience is necessary, and lunch, refreshments, gloves, and tools are provided! Please RSVP to help us plan ahead! (see below for instructions).

WHEN: Saturday, August 26, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

WHAT: We will remove invasive weeds like blackberry and ivy. We may plant native trees if time allows. NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED!

WHERE: Park at the trail parking lot along Des Moines Memorial Drive just south of S. 144th St. in Burien. Walk west along the Miller Creek trail, cross S 144th Way, and look for us next to the S 144th St Miller Creek Trail on the right.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This park does not have a restroom – please plan ahead.

What to bring:

  • Clothing that will protect you from the cold, rain, and blackberry thorns (and that you don’t mind getting dirty)
  • Filled water bottle
  • We provide lunch, refreshments, gloves, tools, and training.

RSVP and Questions: Email or call Mary Eidmann, [email protected], 206-248-5511.

Check back here for updates to the Miller-Walker volunteer calendar:

http://www.kingcounty.gov/environment/watersheds/central-puget-sound/miller-walker-creeks/volunteer.aspx

This project is a joint effort of the City of Normandy Park, the City of Burien, the City of Seatac, King County, the Port of Seattle, and the Miller and Walker Creeks Stewardship program.

Start: August 26, 2017 9:30 am
End: August 26, 2017 12:30 pm
Venue: Miller Creek Trail
Phone: 206-248-5511
Address:
S. 144th Street, Burien, WA, United States

8th Annual Blues & Brews Festival will rock Des Moines Beach Park Sat., Aug. 26

The 8th Annual Poverty Bay Blues & Brews Festival will rock the waterfront at Des Moines Beach Park on Saturday, Aug. 26.

Lisa Mann – winner of the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award and the Oregon Music Hall of Fame Album of the Year – will headline the Rotary Club of Des Moines/Normandy Park’s annual fundraiser. Here’s a video of her band in action:

Mann is one of four award-winning artists who will perform this year. The lineup also includes Polly O’Keary and The Rhythm Method, the Stacy Jones Band, and Willie & the Whips. Music begins at 12:30 p.m. and runs until 8 p.m.

The festival also features adult refreshments pouring from 20 of the Northwest’s best craft breweries, plus wine and cider offerings.

Admission – which includes five beer tastings – is $35 in advance and $40 at the gate. Advance tickets can be purchased online at:

www.DrinkToMusic.org

The event, which attracts more than 1,000 blues enthusiasts from throughout the Northwest, is a fundraiser of the Rotary Club of Des Moines and Normandy Park. All proceeds benefit community projects and organizations, including Highline Music4Life, which provides musical instruments for low income students. Funds will also be used to assist homeless youth attending Mount Rainier High School, to purchase coats for local children, and to support the Des Moines Area Food Bank, Shine Brite Mentoring, the Highline Schools Foundation and other community projects.

Attendees must be over 21. Parking is available at the Des Moines marina and throughout downtown Des Moines. All event details can be found at www.DrinkToMusic.org.

Sponsors of this year’s event include: The Waterland Blog; Brian Seth/Allstate; Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices; Great American Casino; Full Circle; South Sound Blues Association; Groove Merchant Northwest; Washington Blues Society; Murray’s CarStar; Coldwell Banker – Danforth; Vitality Chiropractic; B&E Meats and Seafood; Seattle Southside Regional Tourism Authority; Gehrke Baker Doull & Kelly, Attorneys at Law; and Great Northwest Insurance Brokers.

Start: August 26, 2017 12:30 pm
End: August 26, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Beach Park
Address:
22030 Cliff Ave South, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

August 31, 2017

FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be at Burien Town Square Park on Thursday, Aug. 31

A FREE ‘Family Fun Run’ will be held at Burien Town Square Park on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 5:30 – 8 p.m.

This will be a scavenger hunt style race for runners and walkers of all ages.

Get ready because the 60-minute dash starts at 6:30 p.m. when the map of local business holding raffle tickets is revealed.

The goal is to get as many raffle tickets as possible and return before 7:30pm when the raffle starts.

Raffle prizes for both kids and adults.

To register, click here: https://online.activecommunities.com/BurienParks/Activities/ActivitiesDetails.asp?aid=343

Start: August 31, 2017 5:30 pm
End: August 31, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square Park
Address:
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 9, 2017

Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department’s annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be Saturday, Sept. 9

Come join your Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department for ‘Kids’ Day’ – its annual FREE day of fun at the local fire station in Burien on Saturday Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Learn about safety!
  • Climb aboard a fire engine!
  • Play games!
  • Watch demonstrations!
  • Win prizes!
  • Hunt for candy!
  • Police ID cards for children!
  • Make crafts!
  • Bring your camera!

WHAT: Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day!

WHEN: Saturday Sept. 9, 2017: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

WHERE: Fire Station 28, 900 SW 146 Street, Burien WA  98166

WHY: Day of fun at the fire station!

For more information call fire station 28 at (206) 242-2040

Start: September 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: Fire Station 28
Address:
900 SW 146 Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Learn how to install a rain garden in free City of Burien workshop on Sat., Sept. 9

Community members are invited to learn how to install a rain garden in a free workshop hosted by the City of Burien on Saturday, Sept. 9, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

This will be the second of three “learning and doing” workshops where volunteers will both learn and help install ten rain gardens in low-income neighborhoods across Burien. DIRTCorps‘ Community Partnership Environmental Training Program will deliver the training and help volunteers install the rain gardens.

The workshop will be held at 1032 SW 150th Street (map below).

Workshop instruction will be available in both English and Spanish. No experience is necessary. Volunteer learners will have the opportunity to earn a Rain Garden Certificate of Training awarded by City of Burien and DIRTCorps. There will also be a raffle for prizes.

Free registration at BurienParks.net.

Schedule:

  • 10:00 – 10:15 am. Welcome and Introductions – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am. Site Analysis: Determining rain garden size based on rainfall, roof size, and gutter placement – Jaén Gomez, DIRTCorps
  • 10:30 – 10:45 am. Rain Garden Plant Selection – Roseann Barnhill, Aster Rosa Ecology and Design
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am. How to plant: Proper planting technique, plant intro and demo with words of wisdom from the crew – DIRT Crew
  • 11:00 – 1:40 pm. Plant and Mulch – Everyone
  • 1:40 pm – 2:00 pm. Closing Remarks: Wrap up, raffle prizes, and award Certificate of Training for volunteers – Mary Eidmann, City of Burien and Cari Simson, DIRTCorps

Light refreshments will be provided. Restrooms are available courtesy of homeowners.

About the project
Support for this project is provided in part by the Puget Sound Stewardship and Mitigation Fund, a grantmaking fund created by the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance and administered by the Rose Foundation for Communities and the Environment.

Please visit www.burienwa.gov/waterschool for more information.

Start: September 9, 2017 10:00 am
End: September 9, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: City of Burien Raingarden Workshop
Address:
1032 SW 150th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien’s ‘Arts-A-Glow’ will celebrate 10th anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 9

This year will mark the 10th anniversary of the annual ‘Arts-A-Glow’ lighting up Burien on Saturday, Sept. 9!

This amazing local event will run from 5 – 10 p.m. at Dottie Harper Park, and will include:

  • Lantern making
  • Artist installations
  • Face painting
  • Music performer
  • Food Trucks
  • and of course…the big Procession!

Here are some videos of previous Arts-A-Glows:

Dottie Harper Park is located at 421 SW 146th Street:

Start: September 9, 2017 5:00 pm
End: September 9, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
Address:
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 26, 2017

Volunteers needed to help count bicyclists & pedestrians in Burien Sept. 26-28

Volunteers are needed to help count bicyclists and pedestrians in Burien from Sept. 26-28:

The number of people who choose to walk or ride bicycles as their mode of transportation is increasing in Washington each year. Just how many? Here is an opportunity to help the state find out. Volunteer registration is now open for anyone who wants to help count the number of people who walk or ride bicycles to their destinations during a three-day survey starting Tuesday, Sept. 26.

Volunteer support is vital to the success of this project, and about 400 people are needed for the count. In 2016, volunteers tallied more than 78,000 people biking and walking in communities across Washington.

For this ninth annual survey, the Washington State Department of Transportation and Cascade Bicycle Club are partnering with FeetFirst,Washington Bikes and Futurewise to help count the number of people bicycling and walking Tuesday, Sept. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 28.

“Data from this survey help state and local governments plan and evaluate improved connections for Washingtonians who walk and bike, in a similar way we plan for other modes of travel,” said Active Transportation Division Director Barb Chamberlain. “Volunteers make the collection process possible – we couldn’t do this work without them.”

This volunteer effort makes sure that people who bike and walk are counted as essential users of the transportation system. Data collected during the count is used by state and local agencies to estimate demand; measure the benefit of bicycle and pedestrian project investments; and improve policies, project designs and funding opportunities.

In addition to the annual count, WSDOT, Cascade Bicycle Club, and local agencies are partnering to install permanent counters at locations around the state. To see data from both data collection programs, visit the WSDOT Bicycle and Pedestrian Count Portal.

Get involved

  1. To learn more, visit WSDOT’s website, email Cascade Bicycle Club or call 206-954-4896.
  2. To sign-up to volunteer, visit bikepedcount.wsdot.wa.gov

Participating communities
WSDOT and the Cascade Bicycle Club are asking volunteers from across the state to perform the counts in nearly 60 communities including Anacortes, Bainbridge Island, Battle Ground, Bayview, Bellevue, Bellingham, Bothell, Bremerton, Burien, Burlington, Concrete, Ellensburg, Everett, Federal Way, Ferndale, Gig Harbor, Issaquah, Kelso, Kenmore, Kent, Kirkland, La Conner, Lake Forest Park, Lakewood, Longview, Lyman, Lynden, Mercer Island, Milton, Mount Vernon, Mountlake Terrace, Oak Harbor, Olympia, Orting, Parkland, Pasco, Pullman, Puyallup, Renton, Richland, Seattle, Sedro-Woolley, Shoreline, Skagit County, Snoqualmie, Spokane, Spokane Valley, Sumner, Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Reservation, Tacoma, Tukwila, University Place, Vancouver, Vashon Island, Walla Walla, Wenatchee and Yakima.

WSDOT’s count is part of the National Documentation Project, an annual bicycle and pedestrian count and survey effort sponsored by the Institute of Transportation Engineers Pedestrian and Bicycle Council. The count will also help measure WSDOT’s progress toward the goal of increasing bicycling and walking to reduce the number of vehicle miles driven.

Start: September 26, 2017
End: September 28, 2017
Venue: Bike & Pedestrian Counters
Address:
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 27, 2017

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘Candidate’s Night’ will be Wed., Sept. 27

Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is inviting the candidates that make it through the August primary and are running for King County Sheriff, City Council (Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila) and the Port of Seattle to attend, and to meet and greet with Chamber members.

All candidates in attendance will also have an opportunity to address the full audience.

We hope you can make it and join in this opportunity to engage with our future elected officials. Thank you to our host, Red Lion Hotel Seattle Airport and our Presenting Sponsors, The Boeing Company and MasterPark. Also to our event sponsors, Crain Photography, Louise Strander, and South King Media.

Start: September 27, 2017 5:00 pm
End: September 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Red Lion Seattle Airport Hotel
Address:
18220 International Blvd, SeaTac, WA, 98198, United States

September 30, 2017

‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament on Saturday, Sept. 30 will benefit two local schools

A ‘Hack to School’ Golf Tournament 
to benefit Gregory Heights and Marvista Elementary Schools will be held on Saturday, Septe. 30 from 1 – 6 p.m. at Foster Golf Links in Tukwila.

Come show your support and help raise funds for these schools, which are the heart and soul of our Burien/Normandy Park Community!

All proceeds will be donated to each school’s PTSA to support students and families by funding programs such as field trips, art/ music curriculum, after-school enrichment clubs, providing grants and scholarships and bring additional educational opportunities to our schools!

Let’s build our community all while having a fun time!

WHO: YOU and your friends!

WHAT: Charity Golf Tournament- 4 Player Scramble Format

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 30, from 1 – 6 p.m.

  • 1 p.m.: Check-in/registration
  • 1:45 p.m.: Shot gun start

WHERE: Foster Golf Links, 13500 Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila WA 98168; www.fostergolflinks.com (206) 242-4221

WHY: Because our kids and community matter and it’s up to US to do what we can!

PLEASE REGISTER online and RSVP by Sept. 17, 2017:

  • Register on link on Facebook Page
  • Entry fee is $100 per player, (18 holes)
  • Mulligans will be available for purchase – cash only
  • Refreshments and light snacks available for purchase – cash only

Questions??? Please contact Chad Fisher at (206) 419-5107 or [email protected] Main Ng at (206) 300-1878 or [email protected].

Start: September 30, 2017 1:00 pm
End: September 30, 2017 6:00 pm
Venue: Foster Golf Links
Phone: (206) 419-5107
Address:
13500 Interurban Ave. South, Tukwila, WA, 98148, United States

October 26, 2017

Celebrate UFOs – including The Maury Island Incident – with Beer(!) Oct. 26

The Washington State History Museum in Tacoma will be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of two of history’s most notable UFO sightings with a 21+ evening of beer tastings and all things flying saucers on Thursday, Oct. 26, from 7 – 10 p.m.

The two cases being celebrated include the Kenneth Arnold UFO sighting and the Maury Island incident, which both took place in Washington in 1947. These two events gave rise to the terms “flying saucer” and “men in black” and kicked off a craze of sightings that year, which included the Roswell incident and many others.

The evening event includes beer tastings with Three Magnets Brewing Co., a showing of the film The Maury Island Incident with the filmmakers, UFO-related crafting with the The Museum of Flight, open exhibit galleries, and more.

Admission is $15 in advance, $20 at the door, and includes a commemorative glass and two drink tickets – buy tickets here:

https://webformsrig02bo3.blackbaudhosting.com/49882/UFO-Night

More info here:

It’ll be a night you won’t soon forget, regardless of what the men in black try to tell you…

The Washington State History Museum is located at 1911 Pacific Ave in Tacoma:

Start: October 26, 2017 7:00 pm
End: October 26, 2017 10:00 pm
Venue: Washington State History Museum
Address:
1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98402, United States