Upcoming Events

October 22, 2018

Donors needed for Blood Drive at Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22

Donors are needed for a Blood Drive at the Burien Community Center on Monday, Oct. 22.

“Bloodworks Northwest needs 800 donors per day to meet the needs of patients in the Northwest! Make donating a regular habit!

“Your blood will save someone’s life!”

CLICK HERE to schedule online! Walk-ins always welcome around scheduled donors!

WHERE: Burien Community Center Shorewood Room, 14700 6th Ave SW.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 22, 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (check in closed 2 – 3:00 p.m.)

INFO: If you have questions about eligibility, or would like the blood center to schedule your appointment, please email [email protected] or call 1-800-398-7888 x2 Sponsor Code: 658A, or CLICK HERE to schedule online.

Don’t forget:

  • EAT something substantial (before and after you donate)
  • Bring your PHOTO ID or Donor Card

Download the Bloodworks App today for Apple or Android.

More info at BloodworksNW.org/app, or text bloodapp to 91985.

Start: October 22, 2018 12:00 pm
End: October 22, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: 1-800-398-7888 x2 Sponsor Code: 658A
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Garbage, legislative priorities, LEAD & more on agenda for Mon. Study Session

At Monday night’s (Oct. 22) City Council Study Session, local lawmakers will discuss garbage collection, legislative priorities, LEAD and Community Court programs, and much more.

The Study Session starts at 7 p.m. at City Hall. It is also streamed live online here.

Download the full agenda packet here (PDF file).


  • Motion to Name a Voting Delegate to the National League of Cities (NLC) Annual Business Meeting, November 10, 2018. (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)
  • Discussion and Potential Action on Amendment to Recology Garbage Collection Contract. (Maiya Andrews, Public Works Director)
  • Discussion and Potential Action to Adopt Ordinance No. 693, to Modify Burien Municipal Code 3.30.020 Change Fund. (Eric Christensen, Finance Director)
  • Continued Discussion and Potential Action on the 2019 State and Federal Legislative Priorities for the City of Burien. (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)
  • Continued Discussion and Potential Action on the Law Enforcement Arrest Diversion (LEAD) and Community Court programs for Burien. (Lisa Marshall, City Attorney / Ted Boe, Police Chief / Colleen Brandt- Schluter, Human Services Manager)


  • Department Presentations on the 2019-2020 Preliminary Budget.
  • Discussion on Options to Enhance Public Safety. (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)
  • Discussion on Sound Cities Association (SCA) Appointments to Regional Boards and Committees. (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)
  • Review of the Council Proposed Agenda Schedule. (Brian J. Wilson, City Manager)

Burien City Hall is located at 400 SW 152nd Street:

Start: October 22, 2018 7:00 pm
End: October 22, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien City Hall
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 23, 2018

City of Burien holding Community Meeting on Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23

The City of Burien will be holding a Community Meeting on its Budget on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Southern Heights Elementary School.

This free, open meeting will run from 6 – 7:30 p.m.

“The community is invited to learn about the budget and tell us what programs and services matter most to you,” the city said. “In this meeting, you will get a quick course in how a city budget is prepared and then provide your feedback during an interactive activity on what matters most to you.”

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct. 23, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Southern Heights Elementary, 11249 14th Ave S. (map below)

Can’t attend this meeting? Learn about other ways to participate, including scheduled budget public hearings at City Council meetings, at burienwa.gov/budget.

Questions? Contact [email protected].

Light snacks and interpretation offered.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/257350855109935/

Start: October 23, 2018 6:00 pm
End: October 23, 2018 7:30 pm
Venue: Southern Heights Elementary School
11249 14th Ave S., Burien, WA, 98168, United States

October 24, 2018

Seattle Southside Chamber’s ‘Women in Business’ event will be Wed., Oct. 24

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce – the driving force of business for Southwest King County – will be holding their annual Celebration of Women in Business Event on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines.

The Celebration of Women in Business event is an inspiring event that brings together successful local female leaders, male allies, executives, business owners and young professionals to share insights, exchange ideas and empower their careers. Everyone is welcome as we gather together to commit ourselves and our community to mentor, encourage and celebrate women who have and will lead our local economy and community.

Congressman Adam Smith as well as Andrea Reay, President/CEO Seattle Southside Chamber will help facilitate a panel discussion about working in the post #MeToo workplace and how we can all work towards building better and more inclusive work places.

“I would like to thank the Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce for their work to promote, encourage and celebrate women in business,” Congressman Smith said. “Women owned businesses are an incredibly significant part of the American economy, especially in the Puget Sound Region. Women entrepreneurs run and own businesses critical to our local economy, from consulting, tourism, tech and the healthcare industry. In 2016, women-owned companies in Washington state had an economic impact of more than $30 billion. It’s vital that we continue to support and empower young female entrepreneurs and professionals because when women succeed, we all succeed.”

Celebration of Women Event will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Anthony’s Homeport in Des Moines (421 S 228th St, Des Moines, WA 98198).

“Thank you to our host, Anthony’s Homeport, and to our event sponsors, Crain Photography and South King Media.”

Space is limited at the event. so don’t forget to register early to reserve your place:


…or call the office during regular office hours at (206) 575-1633. For more information about this event contact Renatta Emerson, Membership and Programs Manager at [email protected].

The Seattle Southside Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1988. The mission of the Chamber is to be a leader in Southwest King County and a regional voice and resource for building business success. The Chamber focuses on business advancement in the region by helping to build and maintain a strong economic environment.

More info at http://www.seattlesouthsidechamber.com.

Anthony’s Homeport is located at 421 South 227th Street in Des Moines:

Start: October 24, 2018 4:00 pm
End: October 24, 2018 6:00 pm
Venue: Anthony's Homeport
Phone: (206) 575-1633
421 South 227th Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

October 26, 2018

Kennedy’s annual ‘Little Lancers Trick or Treating’ event will be Friday, Oct. 26

Bring your little Lancers to Kennedy Catholic High School for the annual ‘Little Lancers Trick or Treating’ event on Friday, Oct. 26, from 3-4 p.m. for a fun-filled time!

Wander the halls and trick-or-treat with some of the wonderful teachers.

Then, make sure you stop in the Dillman Center to try out the spooky stations put together by the Science Club.

“Alumni, parents, and members of our community are welcome!”

For any questions, please contact Rebecca Nuffer at [email protected].

Start: October 26, 2018 3:00 pm
End: October 26, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: 206.246.0500
140 S 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

COUPON: Save $5 Off Burien Actors Theatre’s Dr. Frankenstein through Oct. 28

REMINDER: Burien Actors Theatre’s new production of Dr. Frankenstein – a fresh take on Mary Shelley’s Gothic tale, only with a female doctor – continues through Sunday, Oct. 28.

After a successful run in London, this is the second time the script has been produced in the United States.

Performances will run Oct. 5 through Oct. 28.

The Burien Actors Theatre production, written by Selma Dimitrijevic, will also feature specialty drinks themed to the show, as well as plenty of free on-site parking, plus an opening night party.

Save $5 Off tickets by clicking and printing this coupon:

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This is not your father’s Frankenstein – here’s the synopsis:

In this startlingly fresh, lyrical and haunting contemporary adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Dr. Frankenstein is reimagined as a woman. Victoria Frankenstein and her articulate Creature tell a thought-provoking story that follows Mary Shelley’s book more closely than other productions, but with wonderful new twists and an exploration of what happens when we don’t try to understand “the other”—and what happens when we do. A Northwest premiere.

This show contains infrequent adult language that includes “G, H and J” words and one “F” word. BAT’s policy is to inform audiences of content but to let parents, guardians and teachers make decisions that they feel appropriate for the youth and teens in their care.

Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. at Burien Actors Theatre, 14501 4th Ave. S.W. in Burien.

Ticket prices range from $7 to $20. Student tickets are $10.

Enjoy opening weekend deals: Tickets on opening night, Oct. 5, include free admission to the opening night party. On Saturday, Oct. 6 all tickets are half price. On Sunday, Oct. 7 which is BAT’s Seven Buck Sunday, admission is just $7.

For tickets, special deals or other information, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org or call 206-242-5180.
Dr. Frankenstein is sponsored by 4Culture and Pickled & Preserved.

Get your tickets online HERE! 

Or buy your tickets in person at Pickled & Preserved, enjoy dinner and a show with Frankies B-Town Bistro, or send an email request to [email protected].


  • Friday, October 26, 2018: 8pm
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018: 8pm
  • Sunday, October 28, 2018: 2pm

Stage directors Beau M.K. Prichard and Barbara Cawley direct the talented cast of Skyler Gahley (Dr. Victoria Frankenstein), Phillip Keiman (Creature), Nikolai “Niko” Mell (Henry Clerval), Erin Sullivan (Elizabeth Lavenza Frankenstein), Kayleah Lewis (Justine Moritz), James “Jim” Snowden (Father) and Vera Werre (Mary). Heather Bernadette is the show’s stage manager.

Designers for the show are: Albie Clementi, set; Rob Falk, lighting; Cyndi Baumgardner, props and set dressing; Rochelle-Ann Graham, costumes; Erika Jacobson, Creature makeup; and Eric Dickman, sound.

Exciting live theater has been a tradition in Burien since 1955. Incorporated in 1980, Burien Actors Theatre has been a leading producer of quality live theater serving residents of the Seattle and south Puget Sound areas.

BAT gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t see on film or see anywhere else. The company’s mission is to treat audiences to productions of the highest artistic integrity that excite, engage and involve both the local and expanding theatrical communities in the Puget Sound region.

BAT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity and operates on revenue from ticket sales, donations, grants, sponsorships and volunteers.

More info at www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Start: October 26, 2018 8:00 pm
End: October 26, 2018 10:00 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
14501 4th Ave. S.W., Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 27, 2018

King County Parks’ Family Halloween Carnival will be Saturday, Oct. 27

The Annual King County Parks Family Halloween Carnival is coming up on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 2 – 5 p.m. at the White Center Community Center in Steve Cox Memorial Park.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and admission is FREE.

Local teens have planned nearly 30 different spooky town-themed crafts and games for local children ages 10 and under.

Tickets for each activity are sold for .25 cents each or 4/$1.00.

In addition to the games, the carnival will also feature a free juggling performance at 3:30 p.m.

This year’s carnival is once again sponsored by the Teens and Staff of the White Center Teen Program. The WCTP offers free recreational, educational and social enrichment programming to over 1200 culturally diverse participants ages 12-19 each year. The program operates five days a week, forty-eight weeks a year and provides structured recreational classes and programs, homework assistance, educational and computer resources, leadership training, volunteer opportunities, special events, field trips, and drop-in activities.

The Annual Halloween Carnival is traditionally one of the teens favorite volunteer events. Program staff estimate at least 50 teens will volunteer at the event. If you’d like to help, please contact Jody at (206) 477-2095.

Steve Cox Memorial Park is located at 1321 SW 102nd Street:

Start: October 27, 2018 2:00 pm
End: October 27, 2018 5:00 pm
Venue: Steve Cox Memorial Park Log Cabin
Phone: (206) 477-2095
1321 SW 102nd Street, White Center, WA, 98146, United States

‘Tip-a-(Normandy Park) Cop’ and help Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 27

From our sister site The Normandy Park Blog:

Normandy Park Police are partnering with the Criminal Justice Training Commission for this year’s annual ‘Tip-a-Cop’ event to raise money for Special Olympics on Saturday, Oct. 27.

“We hope to see many of you there.”

This year’s event will be from 4 – 8 p.m. at Archie’s Mexican Restaurant, located at 17821 1st Ave S.:

Start: October 27, 2018 4:00 pm
End: October 27, 2018 8:00 pm
Venue: Archie's Mexican Restaurant
17821 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

November 1, 2018

Join the Lancer Family – Kennedy Catholic’s Open House is Thursday, Nov. 1

Experience life as a Lancer! Tour campus, meet faculty and staff, and learn about the amazing opportunities that await at Kennedy Catholic’s Open House on Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. 

The halls of Kennedy Catholic were a place where I felt I belonged and where there were people I could always turn to. I developed a sense of integrity, experienced strong bonds of community, and realized the value of hard work. The academics and extracurriculars motivated me to achieve my goals and helped me get into a college where I know I will thrive. Kennedy Catholic helped me grow as an individual and prepared me for the future.

– Connor M. ‘18

KENNEDY CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL from Kennedy Catholic High School on Vimeo.

“Kennedy Catholic is a family that welcomes who you are and sees your greatest potential.” 

At the heart and soul of Kennedy Catholic is a commitment to developing the fullest potential of every student in learning, faith, and leadership. Faculty and staff believe each student can achieve academic excellence and strive to graduate individuals who are dedicated to something beyond the basics. They’re not content just dreaming about what they’ll be, they’re focused on their future. They’ve learned not to just find the answers, but to ask the questions. They seek out opportunities to find out why they believe what they believe and discover that life is about non-stop learning and service to others. 

Attend Kennedy Catholic’s Open House on November 1 to learn more about what it means to be a part of the Lancer Family. Registration for the event is encouraged, but not required. 

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 1, from 6:30-8:30pm

WHERE: Kennedy Catholic High School

INFO/REGISTRATION: www.kennedyhs.org/rsvp

Kennedy Catholic High School is located at 140 S. 140th Street:

Start: November 1, 2018 6:30 pm
End: November 1, 2018 8:30 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
140 S. 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

November 2, 2018

Burien’s awesome ‘Dia de los Muertos‘ Celebration will be Friday, Nov. 2

Burien’s awesome, annual Day of the Dead Celebration – Dia de los Muertos – will be held on Friday, Nov 2, 2018, from 6 – 9 p.m. at the Burien Community Center.

“Ven a celebrar la tradición de honrar a nuestros antepasados y familias!” (“Come celebrate the tradition of honoring our ancestors and Families!”).

This is a FREE, wonderful, artistic, cultural experience open to the entire community, and celebrates the tradition of honoring and remembering our ancestors and families (HINT FOR NEWBIES: Watch the Oscar-winning Pixar film “Coco” to understand a bit more, or read this).

Expect to see:

  • Alters & Offerings
  • Arts & Crafts
  • Traditional Music
  • Dance & Food
  • Stories & More!

Here’s a great video recap of the 2017 event:

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW:

Start: November 2, 2018 6:00 pm
End: November 2, 2018 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Phone: (206) 988-3700
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 10, 2018

Shorewood Holiday Bazaar will be Saturday, Nov. 10

The 2018 Shorewood Holiday Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Nov. 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.:

  • We pride ourselves on our great selection of vendors and their handmade and fantastic items.
  • Our vendors will have handbags to soaps; jewelry to kitchen goods, home goods and so much more!
  • Admission is FREE.
  • We’ll also have Santa photos and other fun stuff–don’t miss out!

Shorewood Elementary is located at 2724 SW 115th Street in Burien, 98146.

Start: November 10, 2018 10:00 am
End: November 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Venue: Shorewood Elementary School
2724 SW 115th Street, Burien, WA, 98146, United States