Upcoming Events

November 25, 2015

Pit Stop Bottle Shop holding ‘Tap Takeover’ with Pelican Brewing Wednesday night


Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop will be holding a “Tap Takeover” with Pelican Brewing this Wednesday, Nov. 25, starting at 6 p.m.

This is a great way to start your four-day Thanksgiving Holiday!

We will be giving out schwag while we pour up 4 of their great tasting beers!

Can you believe it is almost time for Thanksgiving already? Where did the year go? We will be closed on Thanksgiving so that we can enjoy this holiday with our families.

Since we will be closed for ‪#‎ThirstyThursday‬, just like last year, we will be having ‪#‎ThirstyThursdayonWednesday‬! So bring your from out of town grown up guests to brewer’s night with Pelican Brewing on Wednesday evening, and get half price growlers for Turkey Day!! No limit on growlers fills!! We will re-open with normal business hours on Friday.

More info here: https://www.facebook.com/events/914784711949774/

Pit Stop Bottle Shop:

216 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Phone: (206) 420-8412

Website: http://www.pitstopbottleshop.com/home.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pit-Stop-Bottle-Shop/737372159626990

Email: info@pitstopbottleshop.com

Start: November 25, 2015 6:00 pm
End: November 25, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Pit Stop Bottle Shop
Phone: (206) 420-8412
216 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

November 27, 2015

Matt Griffin YMCA’s first-ever ‘Turkey Bowl’ will be Friday, Nov. 27

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“Come shed some of that Thanksgivig weight by turning up the heat on the gridiron! We are starting the YFFL (YMCA Flag Football League) in 2016 so if you sign up at the Turkey Bowl you will receive a 25% discount for your team!”

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Valley Ridge Park 4850 S 187th Pl Seatac, WA 98188


QUESTIONS: Contact Nick Arnold Facility Supervisor: 206.244.5880 Ext. 6404

MATT GRIFFIN YMCA is located at 3595 S. 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188


Everyone is welcome. The YMCA of Greater Seattle strengthens communities in King and south Snohomish counties through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Financial assistance is available.

Start: November 27, 2015 11:30 am
End: November 27, 2015 2:00 pm
Venue: Valley Ridge Park
4850 S 187th Place, SeaTac, WA, 98188, United States

December 1, 2015

Highline Medical Center offering ‘Grief and the Holidays’ event Tuesday, Dec. 1


Advertiser Highline Medical Center is offering a ‘Grief and the Holidays’ event on Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

“We invite you to a gathering to share practical information about what to expect during the upcoming holidays and provide ideas for taking care of yourself and your family while grieving during special and di cult times of the year. We will also have a time of remembrance for our loved ones.”

RSVP if you can to: Chaplain Amy Hitchens (206) 901-8532.

The event will take place in the Third Floor, Cedar Wing of HMC at 16251 Sylvester Road SW.

Start: December 1, 2015 7:00 pm
End: December 1, 2015 8:30 pm
Venue: Highline Medical Center
Phone: (206) 901-8532
16251 Sylvester Road SW, Third Floor, Cedar Wing, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 5, 2015

Kennedy Catholic High’s Arts & Crafts Fair will be Saturday, Dec. 5


Kennedy Catholic High School’s Arts and Crafts Fair will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enjoy holiday music, raffles and a delicious lunch.

Shop from over 140 high quality vendors and artists, a Holiday Bake Sale and more.

This festive event is one not to be missed.

Kennedy Catholic Arts and Crafts Fair will be at the school’s campus, located at 140 South 140th Street, Burien, 98168; (206) 246-0500.

Start: December 5, 2015 9:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Kennedy Catholic High School
Phone: (206) 246-0500
140 South 140th Street, Burien, WA, 98168, United States

HELP: 1 in 5 Kids who live HERE are Hungry; Food & Fund Drive will be Dec. 5

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The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park is teaming with civic groups, hometown merchants and individuals to come to the aid of the Des Moines Area Food Bank during the first-ever Des Moines Bank Food and Fund Drive.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at the Normandy Park Towne Center, directly in front of Normandy Park Market.

The Rotary Club of Des Moines & Normandy Park, which has been a long time financial supporter of the local Food Bank, has decided to head a fundraiser for the Des Moines  Area Food Bank after learning some startling statistics:

  • The Des Moines Area Food Bank serves over 1,000 families every month in a large geographic expanse including the communities of Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac and the West Hill portion of Kent.
  • 1 in 5 children in the Des Moines Food Bank area of service, suffers from food insecurity, a rate starkly higher than the national average of 1 in 8 children.
  • The Des Moines Area Food Bank operates at a loss for 10 months out of every 12.

These numbers prompted the local Rotary club to take action to assemble a community Food/Fundraiser aimed at accomplishing three things:

  1. Raising funds to help this organization which helps so many
  2. Increasing awareness about hunger in our hometowns
  3. Galvanizing groups, business and citizens of our area to support the Des Moines Food bank in an on-going fashion

The Rotary Club is seeking merchant sponsors to donate $250.00 each. Merchants who support the Des Moines Area Food Bank Food and Fund Drive would see 100% of those tax-deductible funds going directly to the Food Bank. They are also asked to set out a Food Donation Bin (supplied by the Rotary club) in their business and encourage patrons to donate nonperishable food items, or funds from now until Dec. 5.

The public is encouraged to become what organizers are calling “Square Meal Partners,” credit card donors who contribute $10 monthly automatically on their credit or debit cards directly to the Des Moines Food Bank.  The goal is to get a minimum of 100 Square Meal Partners before the end of the drive at 4 p.m. on Dec. 5.

This event will be graciously broadcast via a South King Media video stream and will be featured that day on the Waterland Blog, The B-Town Blog, The SeaTac Blog, and The Normandy Park Blog. The video feed will be filmed by volunteer students of the Puget Sound Skills Center Broadcast Communication Department, a Highline Public School in Burien.

In addition to broadcasting the donations of individuals, organizations and merchants, SoKing Media will also broadcast the jailing and release of “Local Dignitary Hostages.”

“The Rotary Club of Des Moines Normandy Park has been proud to support the Des Moines Food Bank over the years,” said Rotary President Janel Stoneback. “We are very pleased that so many others are answering the call to help an institution which helps so many people find their footing in the face of hard times.”

The Rotary Club isn’t alone in this effort; many other non-profit groups are rallying behind the cause, including Des Moines, Cubscout Pack 955, which will be conducting a special “Scouting For Food” day before and on Dec. 5. In addition the Normandy Park Economic Development Committee which organizes the annual Winterfest Celebration at the Normandy Park Towne Center on Sunday Dec. 6, has declared that the Food & Fund Drive will be the kick-off event of the Winterfest Celebration.

Scores of local businesses are proving sponsorship support including: The Normandy Park Town Center, Normandy Park Market, South King Media, Marina Medical, Rose Pho, Wallingford Financial, Wesley Homes, Normandy Perk, Can’t Stop Smakin’, Salon Michelle, Pierview Chiropractic, Priceless Pet Clinic, Flora Laura, Razors Edge, Judson Park, and Normandy Park Ace Hardware.

Rotarian Steve Swank, one of the event’s organizer and the Past President of the Des Moines Food Bank remarked about the impetus for this event:

“All of us who live here realize what a special area this is, with breath-taking views, wonderful neighbors and a vibrant business community. When Rotarians and the business people we’ve reached out to learned about the Food Bank statistics, many were shocked to learn that the hunger rate in our hometowns was so high. The Des Moines Food Bank does so much to help those in need, and all of us felt compelled to help the Food Bank. This Food Bank provides more of a ‘hand up’, not necessarily a ‘hand out’. Many people who utilize the Food Bank’s services come back to donate to the Food Bank once on their feet. We are confident, that with enough support, awareness and continued generosity from these communities, we can help the Des Moines Area Food Bank eliminate hunger in our hometowns. I’d like to personally invite any group, business or individual who was not happy learning that 1 in 5 kids in this area suffer from food insecurity to step up. Please attend the Food & Fund Drive on December 5th at the Normandy Park Towne Center and please consider becoming a Square Meal Partner. Together, we can change these numbers.”

The Normandy Park Market is located at 19805 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA 98148.

Pledges are now being taken at www.SquareMealPartner.Org.

Questions, Merchant Sponsorships, and organizations that would like to get involved are invited to email wavemakersinc@gmail.com.

Start: December 5, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Market
19805 1st Avenue South, Normandy Park, WA, 98148, United States

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Winterfest’ celebration will be Saturday, Dec. 5

Discover Burien’s annual ‘Winterfest’ celebration will be held Saturday, Dec. 5 in downtown Burien, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

This community event welcomes the holiday season with free horse-drawn carriage rides from 1 – 4 p.m., along with festive treats and specials from local businesses. It’s a wonderful opportunity to get some Holiday shopping done early, enjoy lunch, and support our local businesses who give so much to our community throughout the year.

A special thank you to Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Northwest Real Estate Burien for sponsoring the event and the Santa photos again this year. Stop by Berkshire Hathaway at 930 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien during Winterfest and receive a free photo with the jolly ol’ guy himself. Don’t forget to ask him for a gift certificate to your favorite Burien Business. They make excellent stocking stuffers and gifts for teachers and co-workers.

For more information, please visit our website www.discoverburien.org, or call (206) 433-2882.

Hope to see everyone there!

The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at http://www.discoverburien.org

Start: December 5, 2015 10:00 am
End: December 5, 2015 4:00 pm
Venue: Downtown Burien
Phone: (206) 433-2882
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

The Genesis Project’s ‘A Night of Hope’ Auction will be Saturday, Dec. 5


The Genesis Project’s 5th annual ‘A Night of Hope’ Auction will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at the Seattle Airport Marriott in SeaTac.

Auction activities will include: dinner (4 entree choices), raffle, Dessert Dash, silent auction, live auction, and more.

“We would be honored if you would join us in raising funds for The Genesis Project, which brings hope for a new life to women involved in commercial sexual exploitation in the South King County area.”

WHEN: Saturday, December 5th, 2015; 5:00pm-9:00pm

WHERE: SeaTac Airport Marriott Hotel, 3201 South 176th Street, SeaTac 98188

COST: Please Click Here for ticket pricing options

REGISTER: Register now at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-genesis-projects-a-night-of-hope-dinner-auction-tickets-17926110479

Last year’s auction was a very successful night thanks to supporters like you. The funds that were raised will be used to support survivors of commercial sexual exploitation as they transition into new lives. Watch the video from the 2014 auction here:

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Start: December 5, 2015 5:00 pm
End: December 5, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: SeaTac Airport Marriott Hotel
3201 South 176th Street, SeaTac, WA, 98188, United States

December 6, 2015

Winterfest will be Sunday, Dec. 6 at Manhattan Village & Towne Center


SAVE THE DATE: Winterfest will light up both Manhattan Village and the Normandy Park Towne Center on Sunday, Dec. 6:

  • Manhattan Village: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Santa, carolers, clothing drive and raffle
  • Normandy Park Towne Center: 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Tree Lighting, arrival of Santa, choirs & dancers, arts & crafts, prizes for children, free hot beverages & treats…and SNOW!
  • FREE Parking!

The tree lighting will be the biggest event, and will be in front of the Normandy Park Market.

This event is brought to you by the Normandy Park Economic Development Committee.

For more information, contact Mayor Susan West at (206) 818-6945 or scwestnews@gmail.com.

Also, be sure to “Like” Winterfest on Facebook here: facebook/com/normadyparkwinterfest

Date: December 6, 2015
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
Phone: (206) 818-6945
19900 1st Ave South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

December 9, 2015

Brass Quintet Holiday Concert for Burien Actors Theatre will be Dec. 9


On Wednesday, Dec. 9, enjoy the sounds of the season as Burien Actors Theatre presents a Holiday Concert with the Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet.

This fundraiser concert for the theater will feature traditional Holiday music played by the brass quintet in chamber-music style.

The Northwest Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet is drawn primarily from the nationally acclaimed Northwest Symphony Orchestra, which has been featured several times on National Public Radio and once on NBC’s Today Show. Artists as diverse as Alice in Chains and Natalie Cole have performed with the NWSO. The Quintet highlights the talents of Chris Barnes on tuba, Chuck Fleming on trumpet, Chris Poole on trombone, Sarah Weinberger on trumpet and Evelyn Zeller on french horn.

BAT’s Holiday Concert/fundraiser begins at 7:30 p.m. and runs until 9:15 p.m.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $12 seniors and $10 students.

For tickets, go to www.burienactorstheatre.org and call 206-242-5180 – while tickets last.

Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave SW in Burien.

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

Burien Actors Theatre gives audiences an intriguing and invigorating theatre experience with unusual and fantastical productions they can’t get 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.

Start: December 9, 2015 7:30 pm
End: December 9, 2015 9:15 pm
Venue: Burien Actors Theatre
Phone: 206-242-5180
14501 4th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

December 11, 2015

Outdoor Living Nativity coming to Highline Christian Church Dec. 11-12

Highline Christian Church’s annual Outdoor Living Nativity is returning to their campus on Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12.

  • Friday, Dec. 11, 2015: 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015: 6:30, 7:00, 7:30, and 8:00 p.m.

“You’re invited to enjoy a live Nativity in its annual re-enactment of the first Christmas night,” reads an announcement. “Bring family and friends to the outdoor play under the stars. Sip hot cocoa as you watch the cast and animals including real llamas, sheep, goats, donkey and calf retell the tender story of the birth of Jesus. Each performance is 20 minutes long with time in between to visit and take pictures.”

The performances take place outside in the Highline Christian Church Parking Lot, so dress warmly!

Highline Christian Church is located at 14859 1st Avenue South in Burien, 98168.

For more information, call 206-243-4333.

Start: December 11, 2015
End: December 12, 2015
Venue: Highline Christian Church
Phone: 206-243-4333
14859 1st Avenue South, Burien, WA, 98168, United States