Upcoming Events

October 23, 2014

Celebrate the opening of Navos’ Independence Bridge on Thursday, Oct. 23



Navos will be celebrating the opening of its new Independence Bridge facility on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 9 a.m. – Noon, with guest speaker Rep. Jim McDermott set to speak at 10:45 a.m.

Independence Bridge is a new supported living program for at-risk young adults, ages 18–24, who are transitioning from foster care to independence.

In addition to Rep. McDermott, program staff will speak and light bites will be served.

The 7.5-acre Behavioral Healthcare Center campus will include space for outpatient programs for youth and families, housing and support services for young adults transitioning from foster care to independence, inpatient and residential treatment programs for children and teens, a primary care clinic, a school for youth in residential treatment, outdoor recreation areas, space for other youth service providers, and studios for adjunctive therapies including art, dance and music. The natural setting on Lake Burien and a comprehensive continuum of services will provide a protected sanctuary for healing and hope.

Independence Bridge is located at 15245 10th Ave SW in Burien.

For more information, visit http://navos.org/about/center-of-excellence.

Start: October 23, 2014 9:00 am
End: October 23, 2014 12:00 pm
Venue: Navos Independence Bridge
15245 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 24, 2014

Fundraiser for Burien man suffering from Lymphoma will be Friday, Oct. 24

Aaron Benefit

A fundraiser for resident Aaron Rivera – who is suffering from lymphoma and has been battling for his life – will be held at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub on Friday, Oct. 24.

The event starts at 9 p.m., and the suggested donation is $10.

There will be a raffle and other fun events, all focused on helping Rivera.

“He is a lovely husband, father, son and friend,” Beth Weiner told The B-Town Blog. “And he is a Highline High School Alumni and has lived in the area his whole life.”

“My brother has been battling Lymphoma for about two years now,” his sister Selina said. “When you have a family member who is living a life with cancer, you often think to yourself ‘How Can I Help?’ Starting this GoFundMe page is a part of my quest to help Aaron, his beautiful wife Kim, and their perfect babies, Sophia and Arlo. I also will be posting his status of health, since he is currently in the cardiac ICU. Thank you for stopping by, I can not tell you how much this means to me and my family! <3″

You can also donate to Rivera here:


Start: October 24, 2014 9:00 pm
End: October 24, 2014 11:55 pm
Venue: Mick Kelly's Irish Pub
435 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 25, 2014

‘Boo in Burien’ Trick-n-Treat event is set for Saturday, Oct. 25

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Boo in Burien’ Trick-n-Treat event is set for Saturday, Oct. 25 from Noon – 5 p.m. throughout the downtown area.

This family-friendly event will include:

  • Horse and Carriage Rides
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Haunted House
  • Costume Dog Parade
  • Weiner Dog Races
  • And much more!

For more information, call 206-433-2882.

Start: October 25, 2014 12:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Burien
Phone: 206-433-2882
SW 152nd from 10th SW to 1st Ave South, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Adults-only Halloween Costume Party will be at The Cove Saturday, Oct. 25


Come to the Normandy Park Cove for their BIG Halloween Adults-Only Costume Party on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 7 – 11:30 p.m.!

Prizes will be awarded to the best dressed.

Live music will be provided by the Pink Torpedos.

Light appetizers and mixers are provided.


Tickets are $10.00 per person in advance. Groups of 10 may reserve a table in advance.

Stop by the office and purchase your tickets, Mon., Wed., Fri. 9-1 or Sat. 8-10am.

The Normandy Park Cove is located at 1500 SW Shorebrook Drive.

Questions? Call 242-3778.

Start: October 25, 2014 7:00 pm
End: October 25, 2014 11:30 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Cove
Phone: (206) 242-3778
1500 SW Shorebrook Drive, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

See & Hear ‘The Planets’ with Northwest Symphony Orchestra Saturday night


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The Northwest Symphony Orchestra will be holding the first concert in its 2014-2015 season – a multimedia extravaganza called “The Planets” – on Saturday, Oct. 25 at Burien’s Highline Performing Arts Center.

The concert will include projected visual footage of the planets from NASA, along with photography by local astrophotographer Andy Ermolli – all combined with outstanding symphony music!

NWSO will be joined by choirs from Kennedy and Mount Rainier High Schools on The Planets.

The concert will open with the Prelude to Act III from Richard Wagner’s Lohengrin, followed by The Holy City by Armenian-American composer Alan Hovhaness, one of the most prolific and well known composers of the 20th century, who lived in the greater Seattle area from the 1970s until his death in 2000, and who was profoundly influenced by the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The Holy City will feature local trumpet prodigy Natalie Dungey. The concert will conclude with The Planets by Gustav Holst, a suite of seven movements, each of which is themed around one of the planets (as understood in 1914-1916, when the piece was written).

“This is a great concert for the entire family,” said Music Director Dr. Anthony Spain. “The Planets is one of the most popular pieces of classical music, and alongside the orchestral performance, will be an impressive large screen display of footage of the Planets from NASA, as well as astrophotography by local photographer Andy Ermolli.”

Natalie-DungeyFifteen year old American trumpeter Natalie Dungey came to international attention through her stunning performance of the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto at the National Trumpet Competition that went through the trumpet world on Youtube when she was 10. Since then she has been a featured soloist with Christopher O’Reilly on NPR’s From The Top (show #202), has premiered works for trumpet and orchestra, and been the featured soloist with orchestras and bands around the country and as far as Japan.

Here are the details:

WHEN: Saturday, October 25th, 2014 at 7:30pm

WHERE: Highline Performing Arts Center

INFO: Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin- Richard Wagner The Holy City- Alan Hovhaness
Trumpet soloist, Natalie Dungey The Planets- Gustav Holst

TICKETS – purchase online here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/871866

  • Adult – $15
  • Senior (Over 60) – $12
  • Student – $12
  • Group Rate – $10 per person when total ticket purchase is 10 tickets or more

Now in its twenty-eighth season, Northwest Symphony Orchestra has performed to local, regional, and national acclaim. The orchestra has performed an unprecedented number of compositions by Northwest composers and has garnered eight national awards for Programming of Contemporary Music from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, including a first place national award in June 2012. The orchestra has been featured repeatedly on National Public Radio and has recorded five compact disks. Dr. Anthony Spain is Music Director.

The NWSO has performed with a variety and eclectic mix of internationally known artists including Alice In Chains, Anne and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Joshua Roman and Natalie Cole.

Northwest Symphony Orchestra makes complimentary tickets available to local school music programs. Teachers may call the orchestra office at (206) 242-6321.

More information about the entire Northwest Symphony Orchestra season, information is available on the Web at www.northwestsymphonyorchestra.org or by calling (206) 242-6321.

Start: October 25, 2014 7:30 pm
End: October 25, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Highline Performing Arts Center
Phone: (206) 242-6321
401 S 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98148, United States

November 1, 2014

Advertiser Kenner Dental Group holding ‘Halloween Candy Buy Back’ Nov. 1


Advertiser Kenner Dental Group will be holding a Halloween Candy Buy Back Day – to support our troops – on Saturday, Nov. 1 from Noon – 3 p.m.

Check out their Facebook Page for more details: www.facebook.com/kennerdental

Kenner Dental Group is located at 1800 SW 152nd Street, Burien; 206.248.1339.

Start: November 1, 2014 12:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 3:00 pm
Venue: Kenner Dental Group
Phone: 206.248.1339
1800 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Nov. 1

The ‘Night of 1,000 Pumpkins’ will haunt Burien’s Dottie Harper Park from 6 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1, as a fun family-safe celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead!

“Bring your carved pumpkin and an LED candle to Dottie Harper Park site or carve one at the event to fill the park with illuminated jack o’ lanterns!”

Here’s what to expect:

  • $6 wristband for kids for unlimited carnival games-purchase at the door.
  • Costumes encouraged!
  • Mariachi music, puppet shows, storytelling around the campfire
  • Face painting by Burien Arts, paper flower making, animal and toddler room
  • Bring something for the community altar and view many fabulous altars
  • Walk through the cemetery
  • Enjoy food trucks and vendors: Tamales, roasted corn, Tokyo Dog, Burien Press beverages and sweets.
  • The return of Pumpkin Plinko
  • Fire Art and Sling Bang Bowling
  • Celebrate your community, your family and friends! All pumpkins will be composted through a gift from Recology CleanScapes.

Dottie Harper Park is located at SW 146th and 4th Ave SW.

Thank you to sponsors 4 Culture, Discover Burien and Ignition Northwest.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or call the Burien Community Center at (206) 988-3700.

Day of the Dead artwork by Danielle Burton. Click image to see large version.

Start: November 1, 2014 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2014 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
SW 146th and 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 15, 2014

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open House Nov. 15

Please “Try Out” Advertiser Explorer West Middle School during one of its upcoming Open House events:

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30am
  • Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00pm


Explorer West Middle School
10015 28th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

For more info: www.explorer-west.org

Start: November 15, 2014 10:00 am
End: November 15, 2014 11:15 am
Venue: Explorer West Middle School
10015 28th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98146, United States

December 9, 2014

Advertiser Explorer West Middle School holding Open House Dec. 9

Please “Try Out” Advertiser Explorer West Middle School during one of its upcoming Open House events:

  • Oct. 15, 2014 6:30-8:00pm
  • Nov. 15, 2014 10:00-11:30am
  • Dec. 9, 2014 6:30-8:00pm


Explorer West Middle School
10015 28th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

For more info: www.explorer-west.org

Start: December 9, 2014 6:30 pm
End: December 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Venue: Explorer West Middle School
10015 28th Avenue SW, Seattle, WA, 98146, United States