Upcoming Events

June 2, 2016

Burien Farmers Market runs 11am-6pm at Town Square Park

The Burien Farmers’ Market 2016 season continues every Thursday through mid-October at Town Square Park, located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

Hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Organizers say that the market has developed into a very successful market with 40 to 50 vendors each week, including a food booth, handmade goods, farm fresh products and fresh baked products.

More info here.

Start: June 2, 2016 11:00 am
End: June 2, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 3, 2016

Opening Reception for Canadian Artist Josh Byer is Friday, June 3 at Burien Arts Gallery

Don’t miss the special Artist’s Reception – coming Friday, June 3 – at the Burien Arts Gallery for the opening of Vancouver B.C. artist Josh Byer’s wildly colorful Faux Fauvism exhibit.

The reception is 5 p.m.-8 p.m. at the Gallery, 826 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Josh describes Faux Fauvism as “capturing the moment immediately before a composition disintegrates into pure abstraction.”

The technique, inspired by Henri Matisse, celebrates elements of Fauvism, Cubism, Pointillism and street art.

The exhibit runs June 1-June 25.

Josh’s work has been displayed in Toronto and Los Angeles as well as on the cover of numerous publications.
The incredibly multi-talented and prolific artist has also earned extensive credits as a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, copywriter, journalist and author.

Also in June at the Burien Arts Gallery, Artists United presents a small works show of affordable art by over 20 local artists. The show will feature a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor, collage, photography, mixed media, fiber and colored pencil. All artwork will be less than 12 inches by 12 inches.

The Burien Arts Gallery is open Wednesday through Saturday, Noon-6 p.m.

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

Start: June 3, 2016 5:00 pm
End: June 3, 2016 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Arts Gallery
Phone: 206-244-7808
826 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 4, 2016

Shorewood ‘Streets of Garage Sales’ – with 50+ sales – will be Saturday, June 4

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

The Streets of Garage Sales is a beloved annual event that takes place in the Burien neighborhood, Shorewood on the Sound.

Every year over 50 homes participate, having garage sales on the same day, all in a small walkable neighborhood. The entry points to the neighborhood will be lit up with large signs and balloons, as well as maps available in boxes.

For those more tech inclined we also have an online map that is live up the minute with sale locations (see below).

“More people are joining in every day, we usually have over 50 sales!”

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 a Facebook event page:


And here’s an interactive map:


Start: June 4, 2016 9:00 am
End: June 4, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Shorewood Streets of Garage Sales
Shorewood on the Sound, Burien, WA, 98146, United States

Learn the secrets to investing in Real Estate at seminar on Saturday, June 4

Learn the secrets to investing in Real Estate at a seminar on Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. – Noon.

Are you interested in building your personal wealth, but don’t know where to begin?

Intrigued by “Invest in Real Estate” seminars, but afraid to encounter high-pressure or fly-by-night scam artists?

Then this class is for you! Local experts Joanne Rocheford and Robin Tomazic are long-standing real estate and mortgage professionals with strong reputations built on client trust and referrals. With decades of experience under their belts, they are real people with valuable knowledge you want.

There are offering the first in a series of classes that will equip you to take the next step in real estate investing:

JR INVESTOR SERIES: CLASS 1: Homebuying – The Foundation

Wondering how to get started in the exciting world of real estate investing today? Learn strategies to purchase your first home/investment by leveraging financing and current lending guidelines to maximize your buying power. Learn how to find the best investment home  for your budget, how to evaluate the property for future income potential, and how to win in this competitive market. Join our experts for a fast-paced workshop on goal-focused Homebuying for Beginners – the first step to building wealth in real estate. Get started investing in yourself and your future – RSVP to join us June 4. The First 30 will attend free, $20.00 thereafter. Don’t pay hundreds to acquire this knowledge.  Register NOW! Call or text Shannon at 425-466-0095 or email [email protected]

WHEN: June 4, 2016    9:30am-Noon

WHERE: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center,  South Classroom #111, 4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA 98106

RSVP: Phone or text Shannon at 425-466-0095 or email [email protected]

About the Instructors

Robin Tomazic – Broker, RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc.
Robin Tomazic, a Realtor and Broker at RE/MAX Metro Realty, Inc. in Seattle brings 18 years of experience helping home buyers and investors in the Greater Seattle area to her teaching. Robin has been in the trenches with her clients through the ups and downs of the market and tested and refined the tools and strategies she shares in real time markets and situations. Robin has been investing in real estate herself for nearly 20 years, and with a passion for service and education, she looks foward to the opportunity to share with you her knowledge and experience to help you reach your real estate goals.

Joanne Rocheford, Certified Mortgage Planner at Finance of America
Joanne Rocheford, a Certified Mortgage Planner at Finance of America has 16 years of experience financing home buyers and investors in the Pacific Northwest. Joanne, born and raised in Seattle, purchased her first home in 1990, first rental in 2000 and from that point on she was hooked on real estate investing and the power of leverage. Joanne has a degree in Business Marketing from Seattle University and understands the nuances of the Seattle Real Estate Market. Joanne’s goal is to educate and empower you to take action and move confidently into your first real estate purchase/investment today!

Start: June 4, 2016 9:30 am
End: June 4, 2016 12:00 pm
Venue: Youngstown Cultural Arts Center
Phone: 425-466-0095
4408 Delridge Way SW, Seattle, WA, 98106, United States

Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s Opening Day is Saturday, June 4

The Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market’s 2016 Opening Day is Saturday, June 4, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m, with the popular ‘Food Truck-In’ featuring over 10 Trucks.

The Saturday market will run from June thru September this year in the north parking lot of the Des Moines Marina (map below).

Once again, during the months of July and August, the Market and the Arts Commission join to bring you Sunset Markets every Wednesday from 4 – 8 p.m. Patrons can shop, have dinner at the food trucks and then walk a short distance into the Beach Park for the Arts Commission’s Free Music in the Park series.

The Market and King Conservation District is also bringing back by popular demand our Healthy Eating Initiative for qualified seniors in our area. Last season the program issued over $10,000 worth of vouchers. Once individuals sign up they will receive a $10 voucher for purchase of fruits and vegetables. Also included in the program is free door to door pickup service provided every other week by the Hyde Shuttle from Senior Services of King County. Just call 206-727-6262 for pick up.

Screen Shot 2016-05-18 at 9.45.34 AMNew this year at the market is another healthy eating initiative; this one is for low income families called Fresh Bucks. Come to the market, swipe your EBT card and it will double your dollars (up to $10) per person. Both these programs are good on Saturday and Wednesday markets.

The Clutter to Cash sale is back again for three days this season. June 25, July 23 and August 13th. People can rent a booth space to sell their clutter (bring your own tables) on Saturday during the Farmers Market.

To follow the market’s happen’n every week, be sure to check our sister site The Waterland Blog for Wanolitto’s Market Musing column, the website DMFM.org or their weekly email newsletter.

Coming soon to the market will be its own cell phone App with all the latest updates posted daily.

Start: June 4, 2016 10:00 am
End: June 4, 2016 2:00 pm
Venue: Des Moines Farmers Market
22307 Dock Avenue, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

June 5, 2016

GIANT Rummage Sale will be at Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, June 5

A GIANT Rummage Sale will be held at the Normandy Park Cove on Sunday, June 5, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Over 40 booths inside and out!

Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive
Normandy Park, WA

Sunday, June 5:
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

More info here: http://www.npcove.org

Start: June 5, 2016 10:00 am
End: June 5, 2016 3:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

June 6, 2016

City of Burien holding public hearing on Transportation on Monday, June 6

The City of Burien announced that it will hold a public hearing on Monday, June 6, 2017, for the purpose of receiving public comments on the 2017 through 2022 Six-Year Transportation Improvement Program (TIP).

“The public is encouraged to participate by providing the Council with their comments on the 2017-2022 Transportation Improvement Program,” reads an announcement. “The primary importance of the Six (6) Year Transportation Improvement Program is that, in most cases, local projects must be included in the TIP to be eligible for state and federal grant programs.”

The 2017-2022 TIP may be found on the City website at http://www.burienwa.gov.

The hearing will be in the Council Chambers at Burien City Hall, 400 SW 152nd Street, at approximately 7:00 p.m.

City Council meetings are accessible to people with disabilities. Please phone (206) 248-5517 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting to request assistance. American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and assisted listening devices are available upon request.

Start: June 6, 2016 7:00 pm
End: June 6, 2016 9:00 pm
Venue: Burien City Hall
Phone: (206) 248-5517
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 7, 2016

Film acting workshop, film contest at Burien Film Office Happy Hour June 7

The next Burien Film Office Happy Hour – to be held at the Tin Room Bar & Theater on Tuesday night, June 7 – will feature presentations on a local film acting workshop, as well as an upcoming weekend film competition.

This free event is open to all ages, and the June one will run from 5 – 7 p.m. Please note that due to time constraints, presentations will begin around 5:45 p.m. (they usually start at 6).

Organizers of Reel Camp Seattle will talk about (and show clips from) their film acting workshop, which takes place over a weekend and results in actors getting a professionally-produced, 90-second scene on film:

Reel Camp Seattle video from Adventus Films on Vimeo.

These days, it’s crucial for every actor to have a reel

Now that virtually everything is on the Internet, casting directors, agents, producers and directors want instant access to see you and your work. With the advancement of camera technology in the last decade came the exponential growth of indie filmmaking, allowing actors more opportunities to get in front of a lens. Unfortunately, that didn’t always mean a surefire way for them to showcase themselves for future gigs.

Frankly, it’s a roll of the dice.

Film production doesn’t really cater to the actor and developing their career. Filmmakers are focused on their movie as a whole and understandably so. We know how difficult it can be for an actor to receive usable footage from a short or feature film. It often takes several months, sometimes years, before a movie is released – and in some cases, not at all! Reel Camp, however, does both: catering primarily to the actor and his or her talents while still maintaining high production value of each cinematic “piece” that we produce.

Reel Camp is a weekend workshop designed to provide content for your reel

Our Reel Camp team is the complete package; hair/makeup artist, gaffer, cinematographer, director and producer; all for an experience designed specifically to create a professional short scene for your reel. Whether you’re an actor just starting out with nothing to show or adding to an existing portfolio, we want to help you choose a role that will highlight your image and round out your collection of work. Always cast as the villain? Let’s find a scene that showcases you as say, the “Romantic” or the “Caretaker”. Reel Camp is here to help promote the hungry actor, and to give you a leg up when it comes to casting across several character types.

More info at http://reelcampseattle.com

Krk Nordenstrom from the 48 Hour Film Project will discuss the “wild and sleepless weekend in which you and a team make a movie – write, shoot, edit and score it – in just 48 hours!!”

48 Hour Film Project Documentary – 2012 from Team Awesome Seattle on Vimeo.

48HFP WhyDoIt from kirk nordenstrom on Vimeo.

Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours.

The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2017 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, Court Métrage.

More info at http://48hourfilm.com/seattle-wa

Here are two previous films from this competition:

I, Charon from Harvey Brothers on Vimeo.

Monster Mash – Award Winner – 48 Hour Film Horror Project Seattle from Bruce Bracken on Vimeo.

The Burien Film Office Happy Hour will run from 5 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 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!

Start: June 7, 2016 5:00 pm
End: June 7, 2016 7:00 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 8, 2016

Angelo’s of Burien holding fundraiser on Wednesday, June 8 for crash victims


Angelo’s of Burien announced that they will be holding a fundraiser for crash victims Lorenzo and his son Xavier on Wednesday, June 8.

Ten percent of each check that day will be donated directly to Lorenzo and his family to take care of necessary expenses.

As we previously reported, an Angelo’s worker named Lorenzo, along with his 7-year old son Xavier, were seriously injured when a possibly-impaired 15-year old girl crashed into the truck they were in – literally ripping it in half – on Monday night, May 23:

Lorenzo’s fellow employees have also created a GoFundMe online fundraiser for him – and you can donate online here:


The good news is that Xavier has been upgraded to stable condition, and Lorenzo has made some improvements.

In addition to the June 8 fundraiser, Angelo’s is holding a raffle where 100% of the proceeds will go to his family. They are working with local businesses to procure prizes, and raffle tickets should be on sale now. Raffle tickets are $5 per ticket and can be purchased at Angelo’s, which is located at 601 SW 153rd Street.

“Thank you to everybody who has contributed to the go fund me page or the Angelo’s bar fund for Lorenzo and his son,” organizers said. “Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers.”

“We are so touched by the compassion and generosity of the community so far in helping out with the fundraiser for Lorenzo and his son,” organizers added. “It is an honor to be members of such a strong, supportive community where everyone is so quick to support each other in hard times. We cannot thank you enough for the prayers and donations for Lorenzo and his family. Thank you to many Burien businesses for their generous donations for prizes.”

Date: June 8, 2016
Venue: Angelo's of Burien
601 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 9, 2016

Burien Farmers Market runs 11am-6pm at Town Square Park

The Burien Farmers’ Market 2016 season continues every Thursday through mid-October at Town Square Park, located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

Hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Organizers say that the market has developed into a very successful market with 40 to 50 vendors each week, including a food booth, handmade goods, farm fresh products and fresh baked products.

More info here.

Start: June 9, 2016 11:00 am
End: June 9, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 11, 2016

Highline Garden Tour is Saturday, June 11


Featuring excellent views and good ideas for those of us with health restrictions, this is the garden to visit on the 2016 Highline Garden Tour, coming Saturday, June 11:

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Beginning 40 years ago, this gardener has worked with a property that was initially a summer cottage with a pasture and a few fruit tees. Now, one enters the property through a more formal setting of rhododendrons and azaleas, while the side and back yards are filled with perennials and row plantings, chosen for ease of access and care due to the gardener’s rheumatiod arthritis. The backyard features the addition of a clever playhouse/potting shed, made from recycled materials from a Vashon Island artist.

The Highline Garden Tour is Saturday, June 11, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Tickets are available at Burien Bark, Umpqua Bank, Wild Birds Unlimited and Furneys.

For more information visit the Highline Historical Society website: www.highlinehistory.org

Start: June 11, 2016 10:00 am
End: June 11, 2016 4:00 pm
Venue: Highline Garden Tour
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

June 16, 2016

Burien Farmers Market runs 11am-6pm at Town Square Park

The Burien Farmers’ Market 2016 season continues every Thursday through mid-October at Town Square Park, located at SW 152nd Street and 5th Place SW.

Hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Organizers say that the market has developed into a very successful market with 40 to 50 vendors each week, including a food booth, handmade goods, farm fresh products and fresh baked products.

More info here.

Start: June 16, 2016 11:00 am
End: June 16, 2016 6:00 pm
Venue: Town Square Park
SW 152nd Street & 5th Place SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 16, 2016

Open House at new Burien Fire Station set for Saturday, July 16



Story by Ralph Nichols
Photos by Scott Schaefer

It was a long time coming, but with the Burien/Normandy Park headquarters fire station finally operational, local residents will soon get a close-up look at this state-of-the-art facility.

A public open house including guided tours of the station at 900 SW 146th Street (map below) will be held on Saturday, July 16, according to Chief Mike Marrs of King County Fire District No. 2.

And a major addition at the fire station is anticipated in the meantime with the location of a paramedic unit there around June 1, Marrs told The B-Town Blog.

“We’re working out a lease agreement with King County Medic I,” he said. “This will be the first time we’ve had a paramedic unit here.” Burien and Normandy Park have been served until now by the Medic I unit in SeaTac.

“The firefighters really like it a lot,” Marrs said of the new station. “It is everything we had hoped for in the design.”

Firefighters and other operations staff moved into the new station on Dec. 20 – more than three years after the original date for completion and occupancy.

Administration personnel, who were involved with an annual state audit at the time, vacated the old station – outdated and undersized – at SW 151st Street and 8th Ave SW on Jan. 5.

Construction on the new headquarters station started in late summer 2011 with completion expected about a year later. Bayley Construction of Mercer Island was the general contractor.

As work entered its final stages, however, several problems became apparent:

The new engine bay doors – the yellow/black striped area on the left – don’t meet as flush as they should.

The arches above the engine bay doors don’t match the colors and texture as promised.

There was a rebar problem near the rear northeast corner of the building.


The troubled rebar blocks have all been replaced.

The fire district refused to take occupancy of the new station until these defects were corrected to specifications but for the most part Bayley made only minor upgrades – leading to a standoff that Marrs described at the time as “a serious contractual dispute with the contractor.”

A subcontractor did repair flaws in its work, but Bayley still refused to budge even as the fire district incrementally applied more legal pressure while still trying to avoid the cost of a lawsuit.

“We fought to hold the contractor responsible,” Marrs told The B-Town Blog recently. “We did due diligence by holding them responsible for the defects. Then, after another round of legal discussions last year, the contractor finally agreed to fix all outstanding problems with construction.”

“We’re extremely proud,” Marrs added. “We got what we paid for. We are so thrilled to be in it finally.”

And there were no delays or interruptions in any department responses as they moved and settled in.

The new station’s bays can accommodate any fire engine, aid car or other response vehicle in any slot – including the department’s ladder truck, which before the move had to be parked away from downtown.

Another important feature of the new station is spacious dedicated training areas, and a large common area for meetings.

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Date: July 16, 2016
Venue: Burien Fire Station
900 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States