Upcoming Events

May 3, 2016

Amy Lillard of Washington Filmworks to present at Burien Film Office Happy Hour May 3

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The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, May 3 – will include a special presentation by Washington Filmworks Executive Director Amy Lillard.

Amy will talk about the benefits of filming locally, how movies stimulate economies, how Filmworks helps, and much more.

Amy has been with Filmworks since it launched in 2007. Under her leadership, WF has helped over 90 film projects complete principal photography, which have brought an estimated $242 Million dollars to the statewide economy.WashingtonFilmworksLogo

Amy Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist out of New York and Los Angeles designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such at “The Blair Witch Project,” “American Psycho” and “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.” Amy retired from publicity in 2000 and took a trip around the world. Two years and 42 countries later, she settled in Seattle where she has worked in various capacities including, director of publicity and promotion at SIFF, festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival, and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge.

The Film Office Happy Hour will run from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 3, at the Tin Room Bar & Theater, located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

This is an open, free, all-ages event, and all filmmakers and movie lovers are encouraged to attend!

Here’s Filmworks’ “sizzle reel”:

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About Washington Filmworks
Washington Filmworks is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs. Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness, profile and sustainability of Washington’s film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.

In February 2009, the Washington State Film Office and its production resources were integrated into Washington Filmworks, creating a single organization to handle film production support and incentives statewide.

More info at http://washingtonfilmworks.org

Start: May 3, 2016 5:30 pm
End: May 3, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Room Bar & Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 6, 2016

Help the Highline Schools Foundation at a ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6


You can help the Highline Schools Foundation at a special ‘Shopping Party’ on Friday, May 6, from 4 – 7 p.m. at Paper Delights, located at 15215 21st Ave SW (across from St. Francis).

“This will be a special opportunity for moms and daughters or anyone who loves beautiful things!”

Hosted by Paper Delights in Burien, this fun shopping event will feature live entertainment, beautiful gift items, glassybaby sales, wine, nibbles, and a percentage of sales will directly benefit students in need in our community.

WHERE: Paper Delights, 15215 21st Ave SW, Burien 98166 (across from St. Francis)

WHEN: Friday, May 6, 2016, 4:00-7:00pm

“We hope to see you!”

To learn more about Highline Schools Foundation visit www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org

Start: May 6, 2016 4:00 pm
End: May 6, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Paper Delights
15215 21st Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

May 7, 2016

Parkside Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be Saturday, May 7

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Parkside Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Haggen’s Parking Lot, located near the intersection of SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South in Burien’s Five Corners neighborhood.

This sale will include a large variety of perennials, trees, shrubs, peonies, herbs, veggies, tomatoes & more – all in time for Mother’s Day!

Proceeds support youth and college scholarships, local school gardening projects, area gardens including Highline Botanical Gardens, Veterans Administration programs, area beautification projects and more!

For more info, visit www.parksidegardenclub.org.

Start: May 7, 2016 9:00 am
End: May 7, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Hague's Grocery Store
SW 160th Street & 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be Saturday, May 7

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The annual Moshier Spring Pottery Sale will be held on Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Moshier Art Center, located at 430 S. 156th Street.

Twice a year the potters at the Moshier Community Art Center gather to sell their handmade wares.

“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 info:

Start: May 7, 2016 10:00 am
End: May 7, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Moshier Community Art Center
Phone: 206-988-3700
430 S. 156th Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

May 14, 2016

Normandy Park ‘Festival of the Arts’ will be the weekend of May 14-15


Greetings and salutations to all Artists and supporters of the Arts!

The city of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission is happy to announce the 2016 Normandy Park Festival of the Arts! Held the weekend of May 14 and 15, the NP Arts Festival is host to performers, vendors, and artists of all mediums, and has brought the arts to the community of Normandy Park for going on 18 years.

We are currently seeking artists to participate in our juried show and exhibition. Categories include artisans work, drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, print, digital media and mixed media/assemblage. Artists are able to enter three pieces in each category.

Artists are also encouraged to vend at the event in our cool vendor room. The vendor room will be hosting the performance stage and youth gallery, so there’s always something fun going on! Vendor spots are 35 bucks for a 6 by 6 spot, 50 bucks for and 8 by 8 spot.

You are very welcomed to check out the city website that hosts the applications, you can access them here and you can check out the festival website http://www.normandyparkartsfestival.com/ and you are of course welcome to email me with any questions or comments that you may have regarding the festival.

Thank you to the City of Normandy Park and the Normandy Park Arts Commission and Parks Commission, and to the artists and community members that constantly support the arts in our South Sound Area!

Please feel free to invite any artists that you feel would like to be a part of our festival, and check out the event page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/762058790591742/

Start: May 14, 2016
End: May 15, 2016
Venue: Normandy Park City Hall
801 SW 174th Street, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

May 15, 2016

Burien Library hosting ‘News Literacy Roundtable’ on Mental Health May 15

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The King County Library System is convening a series of facilitated discussions hosted by the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) as part of ASNE’s National Community and News Literacy Roundtables Project, an initiative working with news, educational and civic institutions to discuss a critical issue in a community, with the community and through a media lens.

On Sunday, May 15, the Burien Library will host a discussion on Mental Health in Our Community and the Media, starting at 2 p.m.

These conversations are being held on homelessness, food insecurity and mental health at three KCLS libraries. Everyone is welcome to be part of the conversation and to offer their thoughts and perspective on what the community needs from the media in order to better understand and learn about these issues.

WHAT: Mental Health in Our Community and the Media

WHERE: Burien Library, 400 SW 152nd Street.

WHEN: Sunday, May 15, 2 p.m.

Start: May 15, 2016 2:00 pm
End: May 15, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Orchestra of Flight holding dinner and fundraising concert on Sunday, May 15


The Orchestra of Flight – a community orchestra based in White Center – will hold its annual fundraising event at Mt. View Presbyterian Church in White Center on Sunday, May 15, 2016, at 5 p.m.

Orchestra members provide dinner,  followed by a concert of classical and popular music that the whole family can enjoy.

“Our program this spring includes the overture to Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Mikado,’ music from the opera ‘Aida,’ medleys  from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; and the  James Bond movies, and several other pieces,” said Matthew Kruse, the orchestra’s conductor.

The Orchestra of Flight, formerly the Boeing Concert Orchestra, was formed in 1983. The group’s mission is to bring live orchestral music to communities whose members may be unable to attend concerts in traditional venues. Many of the group’s concerts are held in retirement communities, and the group also participates in the Museum of Flight’s Wright Spirit Event every December.

The fundraising event helps defray some of the costs of carrying out the orchestra’s mission.

Mt. View Presbyterian Church is located at 10806 12th Ave SW.

For ticket prices and more information, please contact [email protected] or flightorchestra.dreamhosters.com.

Start: May 15, 2016 5:00 pm
End: May 15, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: Mt. View Presbyterian Church
10806 12th Ave SW, Seattle, WA, United States

May 19, 2016

Navos’ ‘Growing Hope’ Luncheon will be Thursday, May 19


SAVE THE DATE: Navos’ ‘Growing Hope’ Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 19 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Seattle.

Proceeds from this fundraiser will help to sustain programs and services for low income people with mental and emotional illness.

Here are the details:

WHEN: 11:00-12:00 | Program: 12:00-1:00

WHERE: Sheraton Hotel, 1400 Sixth Ave, Seattle

EMCEE: Molly Shen

TO RSVP OR FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit growinghopeluncheon.org.

TO BE A TABLE CAPTAIN: Email [email protected].

Follow Navos on Facebook and Twitter.

More info at Navos.org.

Start: May 19, 2016 11:00 am
End: May 19, 2016 1:00 pm
Venue: Sheraton Hotel
1400 Sixth Ave, Seattle, WA, United States