Upcoming Events

May 30, 2019

Burien/White Center Rotary holding Town Hall on opioid crisis Thurs., May 30

The Burien/White Center Rotary Club will be holding a Town Hall meeting on the opioid crisis on Thursday, May 30, 2019, starting at 7 p.m. at NAVOS’ Revelle Hall.

“We are all aware there is an opioid crisis!” Organizers said. “We want to help the community know that there is also a positive and important effort being made to cope with the present problem and help prevent it from touching more lives and reducing the impact on those already affected.”

“A strong community is a well informed and supportive community. Please join in the effort to shed a light of hope on this issue.”

Thanks to the work of Gwen Fraser, organizers have secured a venue, a moderator and a group of panelists for this event.

There is no cost to attend, but they are asking for a suggested donation at the door of $10 per person.

Presented by:

  • Rotary Club of Burien / White Center
  • HEY! Healthy Empowered Youth

Partnered with:

  • SW Boys and Girls Club
  • Coalition for Drug Free Youth

Facilitated/Moderated by:

  • King County Councilwoman Kathy Lambert
  • Guest Panelists:
  • Ted Boe – Burien Chief of Police
  • LonZell Hill – SW Boys and Girls Club
  • Rudy Garza – Coalition for Drug Free Youth
  • James Branch – NAVOS
  • Allie Wile – Hotel by the Sea Recovery Center
  • Melissa Petrini – Normandy Park Neighborhood



WHAT: Burien White Center TOWN HALL MEETING “Finding Hope in The Opioid Crisis”

WHEN: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

QUESTIONS? Contact Dave Hawthorne [email protected] or Gwen Fraser [email protected].

WHERE: NAVOS – Revelle Hall, 1210 SW 136th Street – Burien, WA:

Start:May 30, 2019 7:00 pm
End:May 30, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: NAVOS Revelle Hall
1210 SW 136th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 1, 2019

Volunteers needed for Community Garden & Hügelkultur Workshop June 1

Volunteers are needed to join the King Conservation District at Highline United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a volunteer event and workshop:

Ever heard of the ancient practice of slow decomposition and permanently raised mounds known as hügelkultur? Learn how to rebuild soil, retain moisture, build biological activity, and increase growing space with the creation of hügel mounds in raised beds!

Hazel Valley Community Farm is near project completion thanks to United Methodist Church, Weed Warriors, and Tilth Alliance Soil and Water Stewards. Two rain gardens with native plants have been installed.

Helps us fill the 22 raised beds with soil so that the gardeners can get growing!

Bring clothes for being outside and working with soil, closed-toed shoes, water bottle, reusable mug or thermos for hot drinks, and a lunch.

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided. This event is family friendly!

If you have any questions about the event contact Anna Beebe at [email protected].

On the day of the event, for help finding the location call or text Anna Beebe at 360-440-7166.

Highline United Methodist Church is located at 13015 1st Ave S.:

Start:June 1, 2019 10:00 am
End:June 1, 2019 1:00 pm
Venue: Highline United Methodist Church
13015 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

Highline Bears baseball 2019 season opener will be Saturday, June 1!

The Highline Bears summer collegiate baseball team plans for a summer full of entertainment and fun, with the 2019 season opening game set for Saturday, June 1 at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center.

The first pitch is set for 7:10 p.m.

The Bears are heading into their fifth season, and serves as home to college players from all over the country for the months of June and July. This year’s team is comprised of players from 18 different colleges including Washington State University, the University of Washington, and Pacific Lutheran University.

Baseball may be the main attraction at Mel Olson Stadium in White Center, but what’s happening off the field is non-stop entertainment and fun. From the dancing Bears mascot, t-shirt give-a-ways, between inning games and competitions, the Highline Bears make sure even the most casual of baseball fans are in for a memorable night.

“This year we’re taking it up a notch, more fun, more crazy, and more creativity,” said General Manager Justin Moser. “We’re running a circus with great baseball happening on center stage. We learned very quickly that we’re not in the baseball business, we’re in the entertainment business.”

This year the Bears will host 24 home games, with a ton of special events including:

  • Christmas in July
  • Price is Right Night
  • Bring Back Our Sonics Night
  • Bacon Night

The Bears are heading into their fifth season in the Pacific International League, where they have broken all attendance records four years in a row. The team has continued to grow each year, and is hoping to be an integral part of the community each summer.

Opening Night is Saturday, June 1, with the first pitch at 7:10 p.m.

  • You can buy single game tickets, season tickets and flex ticket packages online at HighlineBears.com.
  • Ticket prices range from $8 for adults 13+ to $5 for youth ages 9-12 years old and kids 8 & under are FREE.

For more information on the Highline Bears, visit www.HighlineBears.com.

Mel Olson Stadium is located at Steve Cox Memorial Park, at 1321 SW 102nd Street in White Center:

Start:June 1, 2019 7:10 pm
End:June 1, 2019 9:00 pm
Venue: Mel Olson Stadium
1321 SW 102nd Street, White Center, WA, 98146, United States

June 4, 2019

FREE mammogram screenings offered at Franciscan Breast Center Tuesday, June 4

FREE Screening Mammograms will be offered at Franciscan Breast Center in Burien on Tuesday, June 4.

This free event will run from 5 – 8 p.m.

A screening mammogram is a routine exam for women who have no sign or symptoms of breast disease. It uses X-ray to make an image of the breast. The goal of a screening mammogram is to identify breast abnormalities as early as possible. If breast cancer is found early, there are more treatment options and a better chance for survival. CHI Franciscan advises women to get screening mammograms every year starting at age 40.*

If you haven’t had a screening mammogram in two years or more, we’re offering FREE screenings for women who are uninsured or underinsured.

* No clinical breast exam needed

* No referral necessary

WHEN: Tuesday, June 4, 5 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Franciscan Breast Center, Franciscan Medical Pavilion at Highline, 16045 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA 98166. Driving Directions From 1-5, take the Burien/SeaTac airport exit onto Highway 518. Toward the end of the freeway turn left onto 509 going to Des Moines. Take the first exit, South 160th Street. Turn right onto 160th Street. Turn left onto First Avenue South. Franciscan Medical Pavilion will be on your right, next to CVS Pharmacy. Free on-site parking is available. For bus schedules, call King County Metro at (206) 553-3000 or 1 (800) 542-7876.

RSVP: To schedule an appointment, call (206) 965-4280.

*Recommended screening guidelines per the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology (ACOG) & the American College of Radiology (ACR).

More info at chifranciscan.org/womens

Start:June 4, 2019 5:00 pm
End:June 4, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Franciscan Breast Center
Phone:(206) 965-4280
16045 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 8, 2019

Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is coming Saturday, June 8!

SAVE THE DATE: It’s that time of year again – the Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ is coming Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.!

A community-wide sale in the Shorewood on the Sound neighborhood – with typically over 50 individual sales featuring deals, steals and treasures! All in one small walk-able neighborhood!

Digital and print maps are updated right up until the day of sale you can view a current version here:

Physical maps will be available at the entrance points of the neighborhood as well as at most of the sale locations – consider them your very own treasure map for a day of shopping adventure!

  • Make sure to bring small change and big bags.
  • Lots of amazing deals on vintage items, clothes, DVD, music, books, furniture and so much more.
  • Plus there is usually a lemonade stand or two!

“Join us in Shorewood and support this 20+ year tradition! There is a reason the sale has keep strong for so long – great sellers and customers.”

Here’s the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/428628894586241/

Start:June 8, 2019 9:00 am
End:June 8, 2019 4:00 pm
Venue: Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales
Shorewood Drive SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 14, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Grand Opening for new Highline Heritage Museum is June 14

SAVE THE DATE: The Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting ceremony/party for the new Highline Heritage Museum will be from 4 – 6 p.m.  on Friday, June 14!

But this won’t be your usual ribbon cutting ceremony – ALL are invited to “come cut the ribbon with us! Literally, please bring scissors and let’s do it as a community!”

Kudos to new Executive Director Nancy Salguero-McKay, who has been working tirelessly to get this new museum ready!

The new museum is located at 819 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien, on the southwest corner of SW 152nd Street and Ambaum Blvd. SW (map below).

The organization’s retiring Executive Director Cyndi Upthegrove was also recently named the City of Burien’s 2019 ‘Citizen of the Year’:

Here are some sneak peeks of the brand new museum:

This event will also include (we hope) a public premiere of a documentary called “I Am Highline” featuring several residents of diverse backgrounds, Produced/Directed/Edited by South King Media’s Scott Schaefer.

More info here:

“Our Mission is to Collect, Preserve, and Tell the Stories of the Highline Region and its People.”

Start:June 14, 2019 4:00 pm
End:June 14, 2019 6:00 pm
Venue: Highline Heritage Museum Grand Opening
819 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 24, 2019

Burien UFO Festival will land in Olde Burien on Saturday, Aug. 24!

Discover Burien on Friday announced that the Burien UFO Festival will take place on the third Saturday in August – Aug. 24 – beginning this year!

“Discover Burien welcomes the community to a spirited night full of fun festivities of the otherworldly kind! Join us for a “landing party” unlike any other! This is a FREE all-ages event!”

The Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) is entering a new phase – founders John White and Shelli Park are no longer able to continue producing the event and are pleased to announce that they have decided to hand BUFO over to Discover Burien so that it may continue to bring the UFO enthusiast community together to celebrate the otherworldly in Olde Burien.

BUFO was started in 2014 to celebrate the local premiere of “The Maury Island Incident,” and has since grown to a full block party that draws thousands to Olde Burien with live music, art, occasional film festivals, and much more.

Please save the date and join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Olde Burien from 5-10 p.m.

Date:August 24, 2019
Venue: Olde Burien
SW 152nd Street & 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States