Upcoming Events

September 2, 2015

Peter Valle to speak about business trips to China at Burien Lions Club Sept. 2

The Burien Lions Club will be hosting Peter Valle, who will speak about several recent business trips to China, on Wednesday, Sept. 2.

Peter works for Microsoft, and is an active member of his community.

This is a dinner function, held at Angelo’s Restaurant, and will begin at 6 p.m.

All are cordially invited to attend.

“The food at Angelo’s is fabulous, and we look forward to seeing you there,” reads an announcement. “All are welcome!”

With the exception of the first Wednesday of each month which is always a dinner meeting, the Burien Lions meet each Wednesday at noon at Angelo’s Restaurante in Burien.

Angelo’s is located at 601 SW 153rd Street in Burien.

For more information, call (206) 433-0715.

About the Burien Lions Club
Since 1957, the Burien Lions Club has been involved in the Burien community. Projects include providing warm coats for women at Hospitality House in Burien, offering assistance with procuring eyeglasses for those who cannot afford them on their own, working with other area organizations to assist with school supplies for low-income children, supporting the area’s only blind baseball team, and raising funds through activities like White Cane Days to assist blind and low vision residents of Burien.

Start: September 2, 2015 6:00 pm
End: September 2, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Angelo's Restaurant
Phone: (206) 433-0715
601 SW 153rd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 3, 2015

Spread the Word – Highline Public Schools starts September 3rd!

“Spread the Word – School Starts September 3rd!” (and Kindergartners start on September 9).

The first day of school for Highline Public Schools will be Thursday, Sept. 3, for all students except Kindergartners who start on Sept. 9.

Highline Public Schools is among several area school districts starting school before Labor Day this year.

“Every day is important for student learning,” Superintendent Susan Enfield said.

Dr. Enfield is urging local residents to share the message, spread the word – school starts Sept. 3.

Families are encouraged to download Highline’s mobile app and visit the district’s special webpage at www.highlineschools.org/welcomeback for the latest back-to-school information.

Also…courtesy the district, here are the Top 8 Things to Do Before School Starts:

  1. Find a Bus Route – Find your child’s bus route before the first day of school by using our online tool. Search for nearby bus stops by entering your home address.
  2. Update Your Emergency Contact Info – Make sure we have your current phone number and email address so we can reach you quickly during an emergency and keep you up-to-date about what is happening at school. Update your contact information with your school office.
  3. Review Our Emergency DOs & DON’Ts – It’s important to be prepared for an emergency. Student safety is our number one priority. Our schools have safety plans in place to handle natural disasters, security issues, and other emergency situations, in coordination with local law enforcement and first responders. Help us keep your child safe by following these Emergency DOs & DON’Ts.
  4. Download Our Mobile App – The easiest way to stay on top of the latest news, calendar events, and emergency information about your child’s school is to download our free Highline mobile app. You can even access your child’s grades and attendance on your smartphone. Learn more.
  5. Register for Free & Reduced-Priced Meals – Apply online today for free and reduced-priced meals for the school year. All families must reapply each year. The online application only takes a few minutes and is the fastest, easiest way to get approved.
  6. Follow Us on Social Media – Get social with us by liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter and Instagram. We share the best photos and news from our schools on social media. Use the hashtag #WeAreHighline to share your own school photos.
  7. Review the Rights & Responsibilities Handbook – An online version of our student Rights and Responsibilities can be found here. Be on the lookout for a printed copy sent home with students at the beginning of the year. Please note the change in the photo-opt out process.
  8. Pick Up a School Supply List – School supply lists can be found online on each school’s website. You can find a directory of school websites here.

View a printable checklist here.

Date: September 3, 2015
Venue: Highline Public Schools
Burien, WA, United States

Burien Film Festival will show films, announce new contest Sept. 3


Thursday night (Aug. 20) was ‘Movies in the Park’ night at Lake Burien School Park, co-sponsored by the City, the Burien Film Festival and “The Maury Island Incident,” but unfortunately – due to technical errors – the top three 2015 film fest winners were unable to be shown.

The Burien Film Festival donated the screen for the City-sponsored event. It was set up to watch the now-famous, award-winning Burien-based film “The Maury Island Incident,” plus the 10 movies filmed in Burien as part of the 2015 Burien Film Festival Contest. To everyone’s disappointment, the top three films could not be shown due to a disk error.

Or did it have something to do with the mysterious Man In Black playing hackey sack in the back?

“We are very disappointed that Burien citizens did not have the chance to watch the top three movies so we have decided to rent out the Tin Room on Thursday night, Sept. 3, and invite all those that missed the films to come and watch them for free,” Co-Founder John White told The B-Town Blog.

In addition, the Burien Film Festival will use this occasion to announce the next Burien Movie Contest and lay out the ground rules to win up to $1000 in cash plus other prizes.

The Tin Room Theater will show the top three movies beginning at 6 p.m. on Sept. 3, and will run them for a solid hour so that everyone gets a chance to see them.

In addition, those wishing to enter the 2016 Movie Contest will be provided all the details.

“We have to take a negative and turn it into a positive,” White added. “We can enjoy the Tin Theater and make plans for next year’s event. Our theme for 2016 will be to bring awareness to the neglected street of SW 153rd. This street is starting to take off and we are going to do what we can to help. We are open to ideas on the theme for 153rd, and this time we will be ready for the rain.”

“A lot of local businesses want to get involved and we want the extra time to organize so that we can produce the best event yet,” said Shelli Park, co-founder of the Burien Film Festival.

The Tin Theater is located at 923 SW 152nd Street in Olde Burien.

Anyone wishing to get involved with next year’s movie contest is welcome to bring suggestions to the Tin Theater Event on Sept. 3 or email John and Shelli at forestledge@gmail.com.

Start: September 3, 2015 6:00 pm
End: September 3, 2015 7:15 pm
Venue: The Tin Theater
923 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 9, 2015

Wesley Homes hosting NY Times bestselling Author J.A. Jance on Sept. 9


New York Times Bestselling mystery author J.A. Jance will discuss and sign her new thriller (and 51st novel), “Dance of the Bones,” at Advertiser Wesley Homes on Wednesday, Sept. 9, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Her latest book – “Dance of the Bones” – will be released Sept. 8. In this book, Jance brings together two beloved protagonists, J.P. Beaumont and Brandon Walker, in her most suspenseful novel yet. Jance will talk about her life, writing career, years on the reservation, the importance of The Circle, and will also answer questions. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

About the speaker:

J.A. Jance is a New York Times bestselling and award-winning mystery author with more than 20 million books in print. Jance’s writing career spans three decades and includes more than fifty books in four different series—Ali Reynolds, J.P. Beaumont, Joanna Brady, and the Walker Family, along with a volume of poetry. Although she was once denied entry into a university level Creative Writing course, she didn’t let that stop her from living her dream and becoming a writer. Born in South Dakota and raised in Bisbee, Arizona, she and her husband, Bill, split their time between homes in Arizona and Washington State accompanied by their rescued miniature dachshund, Bella, and new puppy, Johanna.

This event will be held at Wesley Homes Des Moines, in the Terrace Auditorium, located at 816 S. 216th St. + Google Map

Phone: 206-824-5000

More info at:


Start: September 9, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 9, 2015 9:30 pm
Venue: Wesley Homes
Phone: 206-824-5000
815 S 216th Street, Des Moines, WA, 98198, United States

September 12, 2015

Annual ‘Kids’ Day’ will be at the Burien Fire Station on Saturday, Sept. 12

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REMINDER: The annual Burien/Normandy Park Fire Department Kids’ Day will be held on Saturday, Sept. 12, 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, with a custom fit by Highline Medical Center staff. Wearer must be present.

For more information, call Station 28 at (206) 242-2040.

Start: September 12, 2015 10:00 am
End: September 12, 2015 3:00 pm
Venue: Burien Fire Station #28
Phone: (206) 242-2040
15100 8th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Burien’s Unique, FREE & Oh-So-Sweet ‘Arts-A-Glow’ Festival will be Saturday, Sept. 12

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Burien’s Unique, FREE & Oh-So-Sweet ‘Arts-A-Glow Lantern Festival and Procession’ is coming to Dottie Harper Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 5 – 10 p.m.

This is a very magical evening in the forest, with lantern art and performers, face painting, lantern making, food vendors and tea and treats.

Here are two videos from last year courtesy Michael Brunk:

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And here’s the schedule:

Community Procession at Dusk!
Bring your lanterns!  Dress in costume!  Bring shakers and bells to play as you walk to make beautiful music! Procession map

Saturday, September 12, 2015
5:00-10:00 PM
Dottie Harper Park, 421 SW 146th
For location details: learn more about Dottie Harper Park.

Performers / Activities:

Click here to learn about the Artist Installations!

Yummy Food and Drink!
The Ultimate MeltFalafel SalamNibblesSweet Wheels, 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 bottlespie tins ,paper bags, tin cans…you can recycle and be creative!  Light your lantern with glow sticks or battery operated candles!

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Click HERE  and HERE for great pics from past events!

Thank you to our sponsors: 4 CultureB-Town Blog,  Phoenix TeaThe Highline TimesBurien ArtsWashington Arts CommissionRecology Cleanscapes.

Start: September 12, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 12, 2015 10:00 pm
Venue: Dottie Harper Park
421 SW 146th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 19, 2015

American Lung Association’s ‘Ride Around the Sound’ will be Saturday, Sept. 19

The American Lung Association’s charity bicycle tour will be coming through the area on Saturday, Sept. 19 with 400-500 riders.

Advanced Registration Rate of $40 is open until Aug. 31 (it then goes up to $50).

For the latest updates – and to register as as Rider or Volunteer – visit:

For more information:

Date: September 19, 2015
Venue: Ride Around the Sound
Phone: 206-512-3291
Burien, WA, 98166, United States

‘ZombieFest’ will take over Normandy Park Towne Center Saturday, Sept. 19


SAVE THE DATE: The FREE annual ‘ZombieFest’ will be taking over the Normandy Park Towne Center on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 3 – 8 p.m.

This is a FREE, public event meant for humans, families, and all ZOMBIES who love to eat brains!

NOTE: There will be sdditional parking & a FREE SHUTTLE at the Criminal Justice Training Center, 19010 1st Ave. S., Burien

Normandy Park Towne Center is located at 19900 1st Ave. S., Normandy Park.

  • Sat., Sept. 19, 3 pm – 8 pm Normandy Park Towne Center
  • Free Admission!
  • Zombification Booth – FREE Zombie Makeup and Clothing!
  • Live Music: Vote for Pedro & The Aqua-Nets
  • Mock Disaster Zone
  • Food and Beverages
  • Performances by Seattle Thrillers & A Zombie Marching Band
  • Scavenger Hunt for Kids
  • Raffles to Raise Money for Highline Food Bank, Des Moines Food Bank & Highline Schools Foundation
  • Zombie Zumbathon
  • Zombie Costume Contest
  • Official Zombie Fest T-Shirts
  • Local Business Booths with Free Prizes!

For more information, visit (and be sure to “Like”!) ZombieFest on Facebook here:


Start: September 19, 2015 3:00 pm
End: September 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: Normandy Park Towne Center
19900 1st Ave. South, Normandy Park, WA, 98166, United States

September 22, 2015

B-Town Blog Candidate Forum: Lucy Krakowiak vs Jon Scherer

On Tuesday, Sept. 22, starting at 7 p.m., a Candidate Forum will be held at the ERAC Building:

Council Position #4: Lucy Krakowiak vs Jon Scherer

Start: September 22, 2015 7:00 pm
End: September 22, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: ERAC Building
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 23, 2015

‘Meet the Candidates’ at Southwest King County Chamber reception Sept. 23

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The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a “Meet the Candidates” Reception on Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Seattle Airport Southcenter.

Candidates from Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac, Tukwila and the Port of Seattle are invited to introduce themselves to the members of Southwest King County Chamber.

Brad Goode, News Anchor from KOMO 4 News will be the emcee for the event which is scheduled from 5 – 8 p.m. Candidates will each have three minutes to introduce themselves and will have campaign material available to attendees. The event is open to members of the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce and their guests.

The Reception will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila.

The cost to attend the reception is $20.00, paid by Wednesday, Sept. 16. There will be appetizers, wine and beer provided. Registration can be completed on the Chamber’s website at www.swkcc.org or via the phone by contacting Carol Kolson at 206-575-1633. The event is open to SWKC Chamber members and their guests.

Presenting Sponsors of the event are Boeing and MasterPark. Supporting Sponsors are Louise Strander and Printcom, Inc.. For more information about being a Supporting Sponsor for this event contact Carol Kolson at 206-575-1633.

EDITOR’S NOTE: South King Media will be in attendance, and we’ll be photographing and recording audio of the event for relevant blog posts.

About the Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce
The Southwest King County Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit business organization that has served the business communities of Burien, Des Moines, SeaTac and Tukwila since 1989. 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 information available at http://www.swkcc.org.

Start: September 23, 2015 5:00 pm
End: September 23, 2015 8:00 pm
Venue: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Seattle Airport Southcenter
Phone: 206-575-1633
16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila, WA, United States

October 6, 2015

B-Town Blog Candidate Forum: Austin Bell vs Darla Green

On Tuesday, Oct. 6, starting at 7 p.m., a Candidate Forum will be held at the ERAC Building:

Tuesday, Oct. 6: Council Position #6: Austin Bell vs Darla Green

Start: October 6, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 6, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: ERAC Building
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

October 13, 2015

B-Town Blog Candidate Forum: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin

On Tuesday, Oct. 13, starting at 7 p.m., a Candidate Forum will be held at the ERAC Building:

Tuesday, Oct.13: Council Position #2: Bob Edgar vs Holli Giffin

Start: October 13, 2015 7:00 pm
End: October 13, 2015 9:00 pm
Venue: ERAC Building
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States