Upcoming Events

September 3, 2014

First day of school for Highline Public Schools is Wednesday, Sept. 3

The first day of school for Highline Public Schools is Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. This is for grades 1-12.

The first day of school for kindergarten students is Sept. 8.

Date: September 3, 2014
Venue: First Day of School-Highline Public Schools
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 4, 2014

The September B-Town Beat will be Thursday, Sept. 4

The September B-Town Beat will be Thursday, Sept. 4, from 6 – 9 p.m. throughout downtown Burien.

Each business participating with visual art will host an artist! Please come out and join us on Thursday, September 4th from 6 PM to 9 PM.

The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project

The free event is held from 6pm to 9pm every first Thursday of the month in downtown Burien.

To learn more about the event and the B-Town Beat, visit:

Start: September 4, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 4, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: Th B-Town Beat
SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 6, 2014

Hi-Liners Alumni Night will be Saturday, Sept. 6

Once a Hi-Liner, always a Hi-Liner” has been the rallying call since the organization was founded in 1966, and has been reiterated each year since 1994 when MainStage first took to the Highline PAC stage.

It means that as members of The Hi-Liners you are more than just a cast member, you are a member of a larger performing family.

2014 is a landmark year for The Hi-Liners Musical Theatre – it is the 20th consecutive year of Hi-Liner MainStage that began with “Hello Dolly” in 1994 and has returned each year since, which this year’s reprise of their most popular production, “42nd Street.” It is also the 48th anniversary of the founding of The Hi-Liners by the late Bill Moeller and Marilyn Culton. It should be noted Marilyn recently celebrated her 100th birthday!

In celebration of these anniversaries, The Hi-Liners are inviting all the members of the family to come home to Alumni Night on Saturday, Sept. 6; anyone who has been a Hi-Liner 1960’s to 1991 or any member of a MainStage cast from 1994 to 2013, Alumni Night will be at the opening show.

“We will be recognizing all of you for your contribution to the life of this organization,” reads an announcement.

For more information call 206-617-2152 or email info@hi-liners.org.

Date: September 6, 2014
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: 206-617-2152
401 South 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

‘Kids’ Day’ is coming to Burien Fire Station Saturday, Sept. 6!


The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the fire station at 15100 8th Ave SW.

“Come join us for a FREE day of fun at the local fire station in Burien!”

Here’s a list of what to expect:

  • 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!

Low cost bicycle helmets for anyone over the age of 1 will also be provided for just $7 each. These are custom fit by Highline Medical Center staff. Wearer must be present.

Start: September 6, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Fire Station
15100 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

South Sound Piano Studio’s Open House Grand Opening will be Sept. 6

South Sound Piano (SSP), a local piano school serving the South Seattle region, will be hosting an Open House event on Saturday, September 6, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Burien, as a grand opening following the total rebrand of the studio.

The rebrand allowed SSP to elevate their position within the local market and includes a site design that allows students of all ages to better pursue the academic study of piano.

This public event is one of only a handful that SSP directly hosts each year, and is an excellent opportunity for parents to explore musical education options. The studio space will be available to tour, and instructor Heather White will be available to answer guest questions throughout the day. Located next to Arbor Lake Park in Burien, SSP has served the local musical community since 2008, operating on a limited schedule to provide a high degree of attention and personalized instruction for each student. Attend the open house on September 6, register for lessons and SSP will waive registration fees.d4e1534776a1a275cb604ff6b90c3bc0.jpg_srz_p_404_512_75_22_0.50_1.20_0.00_jpg_srz

Some testimonials:

“What I like most about studying piano at SSP is my teacher. I look forward to coming for my lessons as I am learning while having fun. And one thing I have learned about myself while studying piano is that practice makes the biggest difference.”

– 2nd grade student

“As a parent, I like the caring approach SSP takes with my child, while maintaining a great level of professionalism and the learning platform that adopts to my child’s learning. SSP was referred to us and we are always happily returning the favor to our friends and family.”

– Satisfied Parents

“SouthSoundPiano has been a perfect fit for my daughter. She enjoys what she’s learning, and her skills have improved dramatically. Ms. White knows how to motivate kids to accomplish more than they believed possible.”

– Lisa, a parent

SSP is owned by Heather White, who has more than 20 year’s experience providing quality piano instruction. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Music at the University of Puget Sound and currently studies under Mark Salman. She is also an active chamber musician and accompanist.

South Sound Piano Studio is located at 12059 3rd Ave South in Burien.

Start: September 6, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 6, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: South Sound Piano Studio
Phone: (206) 242­–1093
12059 3rd Ave South, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

Burien’s Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival & Procession will be Saturday, Sept. 6


Burien’s unique and oh-so-sweet Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, from 5 – 10 p.m. at Dottie Harper Park (421 SW 146th Street; learn more about Dottie Harper Park).

“A magical evening in the forest!” reads an announcement. “Lantern art and performers, face painting, lantern making, food vendors and tea and treats.”

A Lantern Procession will begin at Dusk, and everyone is invited to bring shakers and bells to play as you walk to make beautiful music!

Procession map

Performers / Activities:

  • 5:00-6:15 p.m.: Harp by Jini O’Flynn
  • 5:00-7:45 p.m.: Lantern Making
  • 5:00-8:00 p.m.: Face Painting by Burien Arts
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m.: Juggling and more by Colin Ernst
  • 6:30-7:45 p.m.: Tijuana Brass with Rat City Brass
  • 8:00-9:30 p.m.: Procession and Dance Party led by VamoLa

Food Trucks, Tents & Bikes, oh my!
The Ultimate Melt, Falafel Salam, Thai-U-Up, Sweet Wheels, Bikelava, , and Tea samples by sponsor Phoenix Tea!

Lantern Making
Lantern making workshops! Or make a balloon lantern at home! You can also make a lantern from glass jars or plastic water bottles, pie tins ,paper bags, tin cans…you can recycle and be creative! Light your lantern with glow sticks or battery operated candles!

For more info: http://www.burienwa.gov/GLOW

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Start: September 6, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 6, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 11, 2014

Fall session of Community Emergency Response Team training begins Sept. 11

The fall session of CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training will begin Sept. 11, and held Thursday nights from 6 – 9 p.m. in SeaTac.

Emergency professionals train residents, organizations or workplaces in basic emergency preparation and response skills.

The training is a Citizen Corp and FEMA supported curriculum and promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people they serve.

The goal is for emergency personnel to train members of neighborhoods, community organizations, or workplaces in basic preparation and response skills. CERT members are then integrated into the emergency response capability for their area.

For more information or to register for CERT, contact Community Service Officer Mechee Burnett at (206) 973-4917 or mechee.burnett@kingcounty.gov, or fill out an application and mail it to:

SeaTac Police Services
RE: CERT Training
4800 S. 188 St.
SeaTac, WA 98188

Training Sessions
The training sessions are held twice a year in the spring and fall. The sessions require approximately 20 hours to complete. The class cost is $35 and it goes towards CERT supplies, including a First Aid Kit.

Training Topics
Training is designed to cover the following:

  • Disaster preparedness
  • Fire safety
  • Disaster medical operations
    • Triage
    • Treating life threatening injuries
    • Assessment, treatment, and hygiene
  • Light search and rescue
  • Team organization
  • Disaster psychology
  • Terrorism and CERT
  • Practical final exercise
Start: September 11, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 9:00 pm
Venue: SeaTac City Hall
Phone: (206) 973-4917
4800 S. 188 St., SeaTac, WA, United States

September 13, 2014

Highline High School’s Class of 1984′s 30-year reunion will be Saturday, Sept. 13

Highline High School’s Class of 1984′s 30-year reunion will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Bison Creek Pizza in Burien.

“It’s time to break out the spandex, Van Halen, and BIG hair…and put this reunion event on your calendar!” reads an announcement. “Stop in for a fun, casual evening of reconnecting with classmates over pizza and beverages. The restaurant is reserved just for us from 7pm til closing.”

Spread the word!

Official HHS Class of 1984 site: www.classcreator.com/Burien-WA-Highline-1984/

WHEN: Saturday, September 13, 2014

WHERE: Bison Creek Pizza in Burien, located at 630 SW 153rd Street

Date: September 13, 2014
Venue: Bison Creek Pizza
630 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Recycling Collection and Bin Sale coming to Burien Saturday, Sept. 13

A Recycling Event and Bin Sale will be held on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center, located at 19010 1st Avenue South.

For details, please click the image below, or download a PDF flier.


Start: September 13, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Washington State Criminal Justice Training Center
19010 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA, United States

Sound and Fury Morris Dancers to delight at St. Luke’s English Fete Sept. 13


Part Steampunk, part Renaissance Faire – Morris Dancing is a staple of Country Village fetes (rhymes with plates) or fairs all over England. Some have called it “organized chaos,” with its lively steps and clashing of tools, but whatever you call it, it is great fun to watch:

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Now folks from all over the south end and beyond can enjoy this and more tastes of England for FREE at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Renton, on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Drawing on their Anglican roots, St. Luke’s inaugural English Fete will offer sales of traditional English foods such as Banger’s & Mash and Ploughman’s Lunch, English beers and sweets, classic English carnival games, music and fun for all ages.

All proceeds benefit the operation of St. Luke’s and their many community ministries including, ARISE, an interfaith traveling homeless shelter for men, St. Luke’s Community Garden whose bounty is shared with Renton’s needy and warm-up breakfasts on various weekday mornings.

Admission is free and open to all (Please contact info@stlukesrenton.org for special accommodations or information).

Pip! Pip! Cheerio! let’s all go to the Fete!

St.Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Ave South in historic downtown Renton; phone: (425) 255-3323.



St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is located at 99 Wells Avenue in Renton.

Start: September 13, 2014 11:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Phone: (425) 255-3323
99 Wells Ave South, Renton, WA, 98057, United States

September 20, 2014

‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser for Hospitality House will be Sept. 20

walk_for_the_women_11th_annualIn conjunction with the Burien Wellness Fair, Hospitality House is having their ‘Walk for the Women’ fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 20, starting at 10 a.m.

Hospitality House, the only homeless women’s shelter in south King County, has helped provide a temporary home for hundreds of women since 2000.

“Come join us at the Burien Square for a gentle two mile walk around Burien to benefit the women of Hospitality House,” reads an announcement. “All are welcome to join the walk including well-behaved dogs!”

Pre-registration fee is $20, which goes up to $25 on the day of the walk.

You may pre-register online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/830910.

Donations can be made at www.hospitalityhousesouthking.org.

For more information, call 206-242-1860.

Start: September 20, 2014 10:00 am
End: September 20, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Town Square
Phone: 206-242-1860
SW 152nd and 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 27, 2014

City of Burien holding ‘Economic Development Dialog’ on Saturday, Sept. 27

The City of Burien announced that it will be holding its first-ever, free and open community Economic Development Dialog from 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, Sept. 27.

This is an event “envisioned as a group ‘ideation’ session centered on actions and strategies that residents, businesses and City government itself can take to advance the economic vitality of the City,” according to an announcement.

Martha Bean, a seasoned event facilitator from Seattle, will be hosting the event.

All Burien residents are welcome and encouraged to listen, learn and share ideas about how we can improve the prosperity and livelihoods of City residents.

Spanish and Vietnamese interpreters will be present at the meeting to assist those community members speaking English as second language.

The event will take place at the Burien Community Center, located at 14700 6th Ave SW.

To RSVP, click here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=fpyfwadab&oeidk=a07e9r37d17932a828b

For more information, please visit http://burienwa.gov/index.aspx?nid=1040.

Start: September 27, 2014 8:00 am
End: September 27, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

One dream shared, millions inspired – find your dream Sept. 27 Burien


“A dream you dream alone is only a dream.

A dream you dream together becomes reality.”

- Yoko Ono

On Sept. 27, the Burien Library will play host to an afternoon of #DreamsUnlimited through films, spoken word, live-music and story-telling + Participate in a global art project by having your #mydreamis dream portrait taken for a worldwide traveling Dream Mural!

This Fall, King County Library System will be hosting two FREE public Dreams Unlimited presentation events targeted at the underserved multiracial, multiethnic immigrant and refugee communities in the Cities of Burien [Sat, 9/27] and Kent [Sun, 10/05] at 1:30PM both days. Our intention is to share hope and inspire these communities to believe in their dreams.

Should you have further questions about the event, please feel free to email me. Thank you for your time; and I look forward to seeing City of Burien and its community at the event!

Burien FB Event Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/934984423182017/


  • **Limited seating available so do register for ASAP!
  • **First 50 registrations receive a #DreamsUnlimited Goodie Bag with limited edition “I Believe That Dreams Can Come True” buttons/stickers, and BOGO offers from local merchants (TBC)!


  • **Please indicate language preference during ticket registration.

GET TICKETS for #DreamsUnlimited Events:



Dreams Unlimited @BELLINGHAM from Dreams Unlimited on Vimeo.



Start: September 27, 2014 1:30 pm
End: September 27, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Library
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 5, 2014

The 2014 Burien Brat Trot will be Sunday, Oct. 5!

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

A sea of runners make their way up 10th Ave SW at the 2013 Brat Trot. Photo by Michael Brunk.

The Burien Brat Trot is BACK…and the 2014 version will be another Bavarian-style BLAST on Sunday, Oct. 5!

The area’s flat, fast and fun 5k is back for another year in B-Town – run, walk, trot and celebrate in this great community race – all to benefit our local public schools!

Stay for the post-race festival, Bavarian Fest – complete with beer gardens, kids’ activities, live music, awards, and of course – Bratwurst.

Brat Trot Events, Contests, and more!

Sunday, Oct. 5:

  • 1 p.m.: 5k Race Starts (sanctioned by US Track and Field)
  • 2 p.m.: 1 mile Race starts

Register online at www.burienbrattrot.com

Here’s a slow-mo video of last year’s starting line – were YOU there?:

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The Wandering Brat Instagram Contest is BACK!
Back by popular demand! We’ve created a fun little guy out of a plastic hot dog, have costumed him up, and named him “Bret the Brat!” Bring your “Bret the Brat” with you wherever you go between September 15and October 2—and take a photo of him in interesting, fun and wacky places! Post your pics on Instagram and tag them with #thewanderingbrat. Each tagged photo gives you one entry in a random drawing for a $100 gift card to the Tin Room! Your “Bret the Brat” can be picked up at the Tin Room in Olde Burien, 923 SW 152nd Street. Your “Bret” is yours to keep! Questions? Email racedirector@burienbrattrot.com.

Brat Trot Team Pub Crawl, Friday October 3, 7 p.m.
Head out as a pack (teams of 2 or more) to some of your favorite Burien establishments—enjoy drink and menu specials, endure challenges, earn points, have a blast! All teams are entered to win great prizes—prizes will be awarded on race day. Register online in advance for $10 or at the Tin Room on crawl night between 6 and 7 p.m. ($15). Crawl starts promptly at 7 p.m.!

Corporate Team Challenge
Groups of 10 or more representing the same organization can register as Corporate Teams and receive a discount. The team with the most registrations by midnight, October 2, wins a holiday party at the Tin Theater and a $500 credit for food and drink! Teams must have a discount code specific to their team to register. To get a team code, email racedirector@burienbrattrot.com.

Fastest Team Challenge
All teams registered will automatically be entered into this challenge! We’ll add up the times of the top ten finishers from every team (5k only). The team with the fastest cumulative time wins bragging rights, and the Fastest Team Trophy!

School Registration Contest
Register and win money for your school! When you register, simply select your school from the dropdown menu under “school affiliation” and your registration automatically counts for your school. The top 3 schools with the more registrations win prize money! To track this current standings, visit www.burienbrattrot.com and click the “school registration drive” tab. Winners announced on race day.

Be a Brat Trot Angel!
Want to sponsor a local student who wants to participate but can’t afford their registration fee? You can do that online at burienbrattrot.com, or at the Tin Room in person!

Race Packet Pick-Up/Late Registration:

  • Saturday, Oct. 4, 1-4 p.m.

Pick up your race packets and/or register in person on the corner of 10th and 152nd in Burien, thanks to our friends at Southgate Masonic Lodge.


  • Alaska Airlines
  • HMS Host
  • Highline Medical Center
  • Georgetown Brewing
  • Dan the Sausageman
  • Kenner Dental
  • Coluccio Construction Co.
  • Orthodontics of Burien
  • Lake Burien Physical Therapy
  • Sunrise Financial
  • Recology Cleanscapes
  • The B-Town Blog
  • Puget Sound Traffic Control
  • Sandcastle Web Design & Development
  • Emerald City Smoothie, Burien
  • Janel Stoneback, Windermere Real Estate
  • Burien Parks & Rec
  • Discover Burien
Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Mike Fosberg, the 2013 5K winner, crosses the finish line. Photo by Michael Brunk.

Start: October 5, 2014 1:00 pm
End: October 5, 2014 4:00 pm
Venue: Olde Burien
SW 152nd and 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States