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January 6, 2017

New year brings new Mobile Art Gallery to Burien city offices starting Jan. 6

A new year brings new changes.

In the case of the Burien Arts Association, the change is converting from a storefront gallery in Olde Burien (which is closing Dec. 24) to a new Mobile Gallery at Burien’s municipal offices on the third floor of the Burien Library/City Hall.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 6, Burien Arts will host an exhibit of fine detailed drawings by Danny Bobrow and landscape paintings by Alex Trapp at the city offices.

Meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, Jan. 6, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the municipal offices, 400 SW 152nd Street, Suite 300. Take the elevator in the first-floor Library lobby to reach the reception.

Don’t worry; this mobile gallery is not on wheels. It just means Burien Arts will host fine-arts exhibits in various venues around the city in 2017.

The exhibit by Danny and Alex runs through February. The exhibit is open during normal business hours, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.Monday through Friday.

Art has been in Danny Bobrow’s head from an early age. On the walls of his childhood home in Brooklyn, New York were hung prints of impressionist and Picasso paintings. At his father’s butcher shop, signed and numbered prints of Stella, Albers and Rauschenberg graced the walls.

On Sundays, the family rode the subway to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.

“There, my attention was riveted to a Goya painting of a red dandy boy with a bird on a string and cats with wide-open eyes focused on that bird,” Danny recalls. “This painting still stimulates my artistic attention and imagination.”

Of his finely detailed drawings, Danny notes, “My occupation as a geologist has led me to many outcrops with monumental-sized geometric and colored patterns. My works are filled with interrelated geometric colorful images drawn from the past and present. These images sully about in my mind seeking opportunities to express themselves onto the blank page.”

Much of the time, Alex Trapp can be found painting “en plein air” from the Pacific Northwest to the Big Sur in California. En plein air or plein air painting is a phrase borrowed from the French language meaning “open (in full) air.”

“I have highways in my blood,” Alex declares. “I carry a cigar Pochade Box everywhere I go. I stop to do 30-minute studies on small panels on a daily basis and during my travels, painting anything that I find of interest. I’m inspired by nature and I appreciate the context of learning from it.”

As a self-taught artist, Alex strives with each painting to reach the highest point in his creativity.

“I’m particular about what workshops I take and why,” Alex explains. “I don’t want another artist to influence my vision in any way—only enhance it. I think about theory while I paint. I try not to work in mindlessness, but instead place each stroke with fundamental purpose.

“Because I do most of my painting outdoors, I use a limited palette, often changing it based on subject or mood. It helps me to keep an original perspective. And stay true to nature while attempting to achieve a visual experience and, at the same time, not overly romanticizing it.”

It’s not next year yet so you still have just a few days to say goodbye to the Olde Burien gallery and purchase some great last-minute holiday gifts.

December’s exhibit features small works—many were shown at Vision 20/20, Burien’s biggest annual art party, held in November.

The Gallery at 826 SW 152nd Street is open Wednesday, Dec. 21 to Friday, Dec. 23, Noon-4 p.m. The Gallery’s last day at that location is Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

For more information, visit www.burienarts.org or call 206-244-7808.

Start: January 6, 2017
End: February 1, 2017
Venue: Burien Arts Mobile Gallery
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, 3rd Floor, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

January 21, 2017

The 2017 ‘Battle of Burien’ Dance Competition will be Saturday, Jan. 21

The ‘Battle Of Burien’ dance competition will be held at the Community Center on Jan. 21, 2017, starting at 6 p.m.

This event is an annual “dance off” where local youth compete against each other in breakdancing and other dance styles.

More info here: http://www.bboyevent.com/event/get/1547

Here’s a video from 2015:

Here are the details:

BATTLE OF BURIEN 2017
2 vs 2 Breaking Competition
1 vs 1 All-styles Competition Pick Your Genre.

WHERE: Burien Community Center – 14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA

WHEN: Doors open at 5:00
Battles start at 6:00

INFO: All dancers must CHECK IN at the door. Sign ups close at 6pm
All Ages

COST: $5 Admission, Kids under 10 Free

HOST
4Him
Pele

DJS
Gumbeaux – 206 Zulu
Cues –
Tecumseh – 206 Zulu
4Him – BYC

2 vs 2 Breaking

1 vs 1 All-styles
Eric Pak – Groove Clan (Kaneohe, Hi)
Mega Man – Heavy Hittaz Crew (Canada)
Crownz – Deadly Assassinz ( Seattle, Wa)

WHEN: January 21, 2017 (17:00) – Jan 22, 2017 (00:00)

Judge(s): Amok (Eugene, Or) Ash – Dancew Broomz, Hoodz (Tacoma, Wa) Juse Boogy – Massive Monkees (Seattle, Wa)

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

Start: January 21, 2017 5:00 pm
End: January 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

January 24, 2017

Highline Public Schools holding Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24

Highline Public Schools will be holding an Internet Safety Workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 24, from at 6 – 7:30 p.m. at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines.

Here’s more info:

Pause Before You Post. Think Before You Type. Share Responsibly.

All families and students are invited to our Internet Safety Workshop where you will find out how to stay safe online.

Topics include:

  • What is Bullying?
  • How to Protect Your Online Reputation
  • Internet Safety Tips
  • Staying Out of the News
  • and much more!

*Some content may not be appropriate for young children.

Pacific Middle School is located at 22705 24th Ave South:

Start: January 24, 2017 6:00 pm
End: January 24, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: Pacific Middle School
Address:
22705 24th Ave South, Des Moines, WA, United States

January 25, 2017

Highline High School holding Winter Mini Cheer Camp on Jan. 25-26

Highline High School Head Cheer Coach Trenecsia Bellinger will be hosting a winter Mini Cheer Camp for grades K-6 on Jan. 25 and 26, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. each day at the Highline High School Cafeteria.

There will also be a Basketball Halftime show performance on Jan. 27 at Highline High School.

The Cost is $25.

To register, make checks payable to “HHS Cheer” and send to:

Bookkeeper
Highline High School
225 S. 152nd Street
Burien, WA 98148

Start: January 25, 2017
End: January 26, 2017
Venue: Highline High School Cafeeria
Address:
225 S. 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

January 27, 2017

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls LUNCH will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Lucy Mendez, left, and Jeannie Rodriquez show off their fish-shaped bowls at the 2013 event. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

Last year’s fundraiser had 1,125 guests and brought in $18,205, which was split between the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks.

Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation to host Empty Bowls 2017.

Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities.  Potters have donated  bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event…and 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, drink and dessert donated by area businesses.

Proceeds will go to the Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.

They will also host a raffle/auction of beautiful handmade serving bowls  and platters, and wine!  Wine sampling from 4-5pm, and wine for purchase from 4–8 p.m.

For more information, please call (206) 988-3700.

To volunteer, please contact Gina Kallman at [email protected]

Click here to see our previous, extensive support and coverage of this great local fundraiser.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017

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

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW

COST:

  • $15 minimum donation for adults
  • $10 minimum donation for children

Start: January 27, 2017 11:00 am
End: January 27, 2017 2:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 988-3700
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien’s 12th annual Empty Bowls DINNER will be Friday, Jan. 27 at Community Center

Lucy Mendez, left, and Jeannie Rodriquez show off their fish-shaped bowls at the 2013 event. Photo by Scott Schaefer.

Burien’s 12th annual ‘Empty Bowls’ fundraiser will be held on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, with both a lunch and dinner serving at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

Last year’s fundraiser had 1,125 guests and brought in $18,205, which was split between the Highline Area and White Center Food Banks.

Moshier potters have teamed up with Discover Burien and Burien Parks and Recreation to host Empty Bowls 2017.

Empty Bowls events can be found around the country raising money to combat hunger in our communities.  Potters have donated  bowls to be filled with soup at this fun event…and 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, drink and dessert donated by area businesses.

Proceeds will go to the Highline Food Bank and White Center Food Bank.

They will also host a raffle/auction of beautiful handmade serving bowls  and platters, and wine!  Wine sampling from 4-5pm, and wine for purchase from 4–8 p.m.

For more information, please call (206) 988-3700.

To volunteer, please contact Gina Kallman at [email protected]

Click here to see our previous, extensive support and coverage of this great local fundraiser.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Friday, January 27, 2017

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

WHERE: Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Avenue SW

COST:

  • $15 minimum donation for adults
  • $10 minimum donation for children

Start: January 27, 2017 4:00 pm
End: January 27, 2017 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 988-3700
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

January 28, 2017

West Seattle Montessori Open House will be Saturday, Jan. 28, 1 – 3 p.m.

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori will be holding an Open House from 1 – 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Since 1985, West Seattle Montessori School has been an integral part of the West Seattle community.

Offering preschool through eighth grade education, WSMS prides itself on fostering independence and intellectual curiosity, stimulating personal growth, and encouraging innovation and a love of learning.

For more information, please contact the main office at 206-935-0427.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy: “Fostering Independence and a Love of Learning.”

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Start: January 28, 2017 1:00 pm
End: January 28, 2017 3:00 pm
Venue: West Seattle Montessori
Phone: 206.935.0427
Address:
11215 15th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

February 1, 2017

Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School hosting Open House on Wed., Feb. 1

Advertiser St. Bernadette Parish School will be hosting an OPEN HOUSE on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

All area families interested in St. Bernadette enrollment are encouraged to attend this informational Open House and School Tour, and experience how St. Bernadette Parish School is educating “Today’s Learners into Tomorrows Leaders.”

NEW for the 2017-2018 school year:  St. Bernadette School is starting full day Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes. 

St. Bernadette School is a state licensed early childcare center and fully accredited school through WCEA (Western Catholic Education Association). 

Please call the school office for more information: (206) 244-4937.

Their campus is located at 1028 SW 128th Street (map below).

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment throughout the year by contacting the school office.

St. Bernadette Parish School
1028 SW 128th
Burien, WA 98146-3126
Office (206) 244-4934 Fax (206) 244-4943
Email: [email protected]

Here’s more info:

Today’s Learners, Tomorrow’s Leaders

“You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” (Matthew 22:39)

The Mission of St. Bernadette Parish School is to teach Christian values in a Catholic-centered environment, to foster academic excellence, and to develop compassionate stewards.

Acknowledging that parents are the primary educators, St. Bernadette Parish School will:

  • Inspire students to embrace an ongoing relationship with God.
  • Foster a spirit of lifelong. diligent learners who demonstrate perseverance and promote each student’s unique talents.
  • Provide an environment that encourages self-confidence, self-respect, and respect for all life.
  • Build a community based on peace and social justice by sharing the virtues of faith, hope, love, and service.

Currently, St. Bernadette’s is a vibrant school of 215 students in Preschool-8th grade. The faculty includes one certified teacher per grade level and a Title 1 teacher. In addition to core academic classes, the school offers physical education, Spanish, music and library. Before and after school activities include: drama, choir, math club, art, Lego technology and CYO sports. We also have an Extended Day Program that provides before and after school childcare. Electrical upgrades and new wiring have allowed technology to be integrated within the curriculum. There is a SMART board in every classroom, 30 computers in the computer lab, student computers in each classroom, a chromebook cart and an I-Pad cart.

St. Bernadette Parish School is a multicultural school with many traditions, celebrations and activities. It continues to be characterized by extraordinarily supportive parents and enthusiastic students. The school provides an excellent education in a spiritual setting with a strong sense of Catholic identity permeating every brick of the institution.

Please join us at our February Open House:

  • Wednesday, February 1st, from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

School tours can also be scheduled by appointment through the school office.

Please call: 206.244.4934, email: [email protected] or visit our school website: www.stbernadettesea.org for more information.

Start: February 1, 2017 9:30 am
End: February 1, 2017 10:30 am
Venue: St. Bernadette Parish School
Phone: (206) 244-4934
Address:
1028 SW 128th Street, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

February 7, 2017

David Templeton will discuss movie music at next Film Office Happy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 7

Local Film & Music Producer David Templeton will present at the next Burien Film Office Happy Hour, to be held on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m.at the Tin Theater. Doors open for networking at 5:30 p.m.

Local film composer David Templeton will be featured at the Burien Film Office Happy Hour on Tuesday, Feb. 7, starting at 6 p.m. at the Tin Theater.

This is a FREE, open, all-ages event, and all who are interested in film or the arts are invited.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and David will speak at 6 p.m.

David has been composing original compositions since the young age of 3. He received a degree in commercial Music Production from the University of Washington and went on to attend film-scoring school through the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program.

David will be talking about the art of writing music for motion pictures, discussing what music can add to bring out the emotion and content of film acting and storyline.

He may even demonstrate by showing before and after clips from the award-winning, locally produced film “The Maury Island Incident,” as well as other scenes from films.

There will also be a question and answer period at the conclusion of his lecture.

If you have ever wondered what goes into creating an award winning soundtrack for movies, television or even a great YouTube video, you won’t want to miss David Templeton’s talk on film scoring on Feb. 7.

David has performed solo at Carnegie Hall in New York twice, and at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall numerous times. He plays 11 different instruments, which he often incorporates into his soundtrack work. David is known locally for scoring the national award-winning film, “The Maury Island Incident.” He has numerous recordings out and was nominated for Recording of the Year along side the rock group “Heart” by the Northwest Area Music Association. The New Yorker Magazine calls him… “One of the most accomplished and original new talents to hit the keyboards… thoroughly enjoyable.”

Here’s a video of David playing the main theme to “The Maury Island Incident” at a 2013 event:

The Tin Room Bar & Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien:

Start: February 7, 2017 5:30 pm
End: February 7, 2017 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
Address:
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

March 16, 2017

West Seattle Montessori Pre Primary–Kindergarten Open House will be Thursday, May 16

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori will be holding an Open House for Pre-Primary through Kindergarten from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16.

Since 1985, West Seattle Montessori School has been an integral part of the West Seattle community.

Offering preschool through eighth grade education, WSMS prides itself on fostering independence and intellectual curiosity, stimulating personal growth, and encouraging innovation and a love of learning.

For more information, please contact the main office at 206-935-0427.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy: “Fostering Independence and a Love of Learning.”

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Start: March 16, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 16, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: West Seattle Montessori
Phone: 206.935.0427
Address:
11215 15th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

March 23, 2017

West Seattle Montessori Open House will be Thursday, March 23

Advertiser West Seattle Montessori will be holding an Open House from 6 – 7:30 p.m. on Thursday March 23.

Since 1985, West Seattle Montessori School has been an integral part of the West Seattle community.

Offering preschool through eighth grade education, WSMS prides itself on fostering independence and intellectual curiosity, stimulating personal growth, and encouraging innovation and a love of learning.

For more information, please contact the main office at 206-935-0427.

West Seattle Montessori School & Academy: “Fostering Independence and a Love of Learning.”

West Seattle Montessori School is located at 11215 15th Ave SW.

For more information, visit www.westseattlemontessori.com, or call 206.935.0427.

Also, be sure to “Like” them on Facebook here.

Start: March 23, 2017 6:00 pm
End: March 23, 2017 7:30 pm
Venue: West Seattle Montessori
Phone: 206.935.0427
Address:
11215 15th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98146, United States