Upcoming Events

July 24, 2019

Public meeting on Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be Wed., July 24 at Tyee

A Public Meeting on the Sea-Tac Airport Impact Study will be held on Wednesday, July 24 at Tyee High School in SeaTac.

The free, open meeting will run from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Tyee High School Cafeteria.

This will be first of several planned public meetings by the Washington State Department of Commerce and Stantec Consulting, intended to “inform and engage area residents on a state study of the ongoing impacts of growing operations at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.”

The open house-style meeting will provide information on the study purpose, process and data gathering efforts to date.

Those attending will also have opportunities to give input to the study leaders and members of the technical advisory committee.

The committee consists of city officials from Burien, Des Moines, Federal Way, Normandy Park, SeaTac and Tukwila, and six public representatives.

A future opportunity for public input is tentatively scheduled for Nov. 6 at the City of Burien. This future meeting will be expected to summarize the public comments obtained to date and discuss preliminary findings.

Representatives Tina Orwall and Mike Pelliccioti will also participate.

WHEN: Wednesday July 24, 6 – 8 p.m.

WHERE: Tyee High School Cafeteria, 4424 South 188th Street, SeaTac, WA 98188:

Start:July 24, 2019 6:00 pm
End:July 24, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Tyee High School Cafeteria
Address:
4424 South 188th Street, SeaTac, WA, 98188, United States

July 25, 2019

FREE Music in the Park with Salsa from Orchestra Zarabanda at Lake Burien School Park

Join us at Lake Burien School Memorial Park this summer for our annual music (and theater!) in the park series, every Thursday through Aug. 15, 2019.

This FREE concert series runs from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy food from Jimmy V’s food truck and Full Tilt ice cream!

July 25: Orchestra Zarabanda

Salsa

Orchestra Zarabanda website

On rainy evenings, please call (206) 988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if concert has been relocated.

Lake Burien School Memorial Park is located at 1620 SW 149th Street.

Start:July 25, 2019 6:30 pm
End:July 25, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Memorial Park
Address:
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 26, 2019

Businesses invited to discuss proposed compostable food service product requirements July 26

The Burien City Council is discussing compostable food service requirements due to concerns about the effects of plastics on the natural environment, and the city will be holding a discussion on the morning of Friday, July 26.

Businesspeople are being invited to a BEDP meeting at City Hall on Friday, July 26 from 7:30 – 9 a.m.

Here’s more from the city:

The City Council has asked the Burien Business and Economic Development Partnership (BEDP) to provide recommendations on a draft compostable food service product law that would require that all food service products be made of compostable materials.

In order to gather feedback from Burien businesses about the potential ban, the BEDP is hosting a business roundtable on July 26. Businesses will have the opportunity to learn more about what materials would be banned under the proposed law, what exemptions are allowed under the current draft language, and more information on options for procuring compostable food service products.

All Burien business members are invited:

WHEN: Friday, July 26, 7:30 – 9 a.m.

WHERE: Burien City Hall, 1st Floor Multipurpose Room, 400 SW 152nd Ave SW

Invited participants will include a representative of Zero Waste Washington, members of City staff, compostable material providers, and Burien business owners representing a variety of businesses that may be affected.

The BEDP is an advisory group to City Council comprised of Burien business owners and residents interested in promoting economic development.

Start:July 26, 2019 7:30 am
End:July 26, 2019 9:00 am
Venue: Burien City Hall
Address:
400 SW 152nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

July 29, 2019

Burien Youth Council holding Candidate Forum on Monday, July 29

The Burien Youth Council will be hosting a Candidate Forum on Monday, July 29, where they will ask questions of City Council candidates that will focus on youth issues.

“Burien Youth Council focuses on civically engaging youth and giving the community a voice through addressing issues within Burien and taking action while not only achieving goals but more specifically through supporting and accepting one’s passions,” organizers told The B-Town Blog. “To not only make the world a better place, but the community as well.”

This free, open event will be held on Monday, July 29 at the Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center, where candidates will be expected to show up at 5 p.m. and stay until 7 p.m.:

  • This event will be solely youth-driven; hosted to encourage young people to voice their concerns and enlighten our youth about local politics; serving the broader goal of political education.
  • Subjects that will be expressed will include: immigration, the mental-health epidemic, homelessness, safety, community outreach and engagement, policing, and some personal light-hearted content.
  • There will be pre-written questions from the Burien Youth Council that fall under the umbrella of each of these topics.
  • Additionally, organizers will have a box where community members will be able to submit questions before the event. We will make sure to examine each question and ensure it is appropriate and pertinent, and as time permits ask as many as possible.

Every candidate that has registered to run has been contacted, which supports the idea of inclusion and equality.

Everyone has the right to voice their concerns and opinions respectfully – this will be expected from each candidate that chooses to attend.

They will have youth moderators and youth translators also.

“We want this event to be as transparent as possible, be a place where political education can permeate, and one in which youth, especially those who are approaching voting age, are able to recognize their power in deciding their own futures,” they added.

Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center is located at 1210 SW 136th Street:

Start:July 29, 2019 5:00 pm
End:July 29, 2019 7:00 pm
Venue: Navos Mental Health and Wellness Center
Address:
1210 SW 136th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 1, 2019

FREE Music in the Park with Soul from DeChelle Monet & the Fellas

Join us at Lake Burien School Memorial Park this summer for our annual music (and theater!) in the park series, every Thursday through Aug. 15, 2019.

This FREE concert series runs from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy food from Jimmy V’s food truck and Full Tilt ice cream!

Aug 1: DeChelle Monet & the Fellas

Soul

DeChelle Monet & the Fellas website

On rainy evenings, please call (206) 988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if concert has been relocated.

Lake Burien School Memorial Park is located at 1620 SW 149th Street.

Start:August 1, 2019 6:30 pm
End:August 1, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Memorial Park
Address:
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 8, 2019

FREE Music in the Park with Hillbilly Swing by Johnny7 and the Black Crabs

Join us at Lake Burien School Memorial Park this summer for our annual music (and theater!) in the park series, every Thursday through Aug. 15, 2019.

This FREE concert series runs from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy food from Jimmy V’s food truck and Full Tilt ice cream!

Aug 8: Johnny7 and the Black Crabs

Hillbilly Swing

Johnny7 and the Black Crabs website

On rainy evenings, please call (206) 988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if concert has been relocated.

Lake Burien School Memorial Park is located at 1620 SW 149th Street.

Start:August 8, 2019 6:30 pm
End:August 8, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Memorial Park
Address:
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 10, 2019

Summer Art Market returns to Three Tree Point Sat., Aug. 10

This is your chance – Saturday Aug. 10, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. – to meet the artists, discover unique and exclusive treasures, sip & shop and soak up the beauty of Burien’s enchanting Tree Three Point neighborhood.

The 3 Tree Point Summer Art Market returns to the Beachside Patio at 3510 SW 172nd Street (map below) to delight shoppers looking for a host of high quality artisan goods presented by the makers themselves. The majority of these items are not available anywhere else, so you will not want to miss this exclusive opportunity to acquire some personal treasures or perhaps find a truly unique gift infused with an artist’s devotion to their craft.

As the organizer’s announcement states: “inspired by the talented folks who live amongst us” you will not want to miss this exclusive opportunity to meet talented neighbors and celebrate their creations.

Come discover the works of:

  • Nancy Hughes … Clay work
  • Mara McMillan …. Armoire Chocolate
  • Heidi Bierek … Refinished furniture
  • Annie Phillips … Pottery
  • Sheri Brim …. Paintings
  • Jewelry by Tiana Manola http://tiana-manola.squarespace.com
  • Stacey Kronquist Featured_Products.html
  • Jeanie Iseman … Fabric bags, kleenex covers, towels
  • B-Town wood featuring Glassy Baby holders by Brendon Lowe https://www.facebook.com/btownwood/
  • Wall Art by Trisha
  • Lillyware Designs: fabric, jewelry, pom-poms, large paper flowers crafted by Jill Hansen
  • Wooden signs by Sandra Waugh

This Market is inspired by the talented folks who live amongst us. Saturday August 10th local artisans are coming together in a unique setting right by the beach, to showcase their one of a kind works: Statements furniture, Chocolate treats, Pottery, Jewelry, Painting, Woodworking, Fabric Art, and so much more.

You are all invited to come and spend the afternoon with us.

WHAT: Join us at the Three Tree Point Summer Art Market!

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 10 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: 3510 SW 172nd Street, Three Tree Point, Burien, WA:

Start:August 10, 2019 11:00 am
End:August 10, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Three Tree Point Art Market
Address:
3510 SW 172nd Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 15, 2019

Final FREE Music in the Park with Indie from Champagne Sunday

The FINAL FREE ‘Music in the Park’ at Lake Burien School Memorial Park will be Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019.

This FREE concert series runs from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Bring a picnic, or enjoy food from Jimmy V’s food truck and Full Tilt ice cream!

Aug 15: Champagne Sunday

Indie

Champagne Sunday website

On rainy evenings, please call (206) 988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if concert has been relocated.

Lake Burien School Memorial Park is located at 1620 SW 149th Street.

Start:August 15, 2019 6:30 pm
End:August 15, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Lake Burien School Memorial Park
Address:
1620 SW 149th Street, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

August 24, 2019

Burien UFO Festival will land in Olde Burien on Saturday, Aug. 24!

Discover Burien on Friday announced that the Burien UFO Festival will take place on the third Saturday in August – Aug. 24 – beginning this year!

“Discover Burien welcomes the community to a spirited night full of fun festivities of the otherworldly kind! Join us for a “landing party” unlike any other! This is a FREE all-ages event!”

The Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) is entering a new phase – founders John White and Shelli Park are no longer able to continue producing the event and are pleased to announce that they have decided to hand BUFO over to Discover Burien so that it may continue to bring the UFO enthusiast community together to celebrate the otherworldly in Olde Burien.

BUFO was started in 2014 to celebrate the local premiere of “The Maury Island Incident,” and has since grown to a full block party that draws thousands to Olde Burien with live music, art, occasional film festivals, and much more.

Please save the date and join us on Saturday, August 24, 2019 in Olde Burien from 5-10 p.m.

Date:August 24, 2019
Venue: Olde Burien
Address:
SW 152nd Street & 10th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

September 19, 2019

Forum for Port of Seattle Commission candidates will be Thurs., Sept. 19

The League of Quiet Skies Voters will sponsor a Candidate Forum for Port of Seattle Commission general-election candidates on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at the Burien Community Center, from 6 – 8 p.m.

The format will include opening statements; a moderator-led Q&A answer session; citizen questions; and closing remarks.

Two Port of Seattle Commission seats are up during the 2019 election cycle:

  • Position 5: incumbent Fred Felleman is being challenged by Garth Jacobson and Jordan Lemmon
  • Position 2: seven candidates are vying for the seat held by Courtney Gregoire, who is not running for re-election:
    • Kelly Charlton
    • Preeti Shridhar
    • Domenic Barrera
    • Sam Cho
    • Nina Martinez
    • Grant Degginger
    • Ali Scego

Read the League’s letter of invitation to the Port candidates here (PDF file).

In advance of the primary election, the League has also invited all Port Commission primary candidates to complete a questionnaire on aviation and airport expansion issues. See the League’s questionnaire for primary candidates here (PDF file). The League will seek to publish all responses timely received.

The League has also invited city council candidates from all six airport neighbor communities – Des Moines, Federal Way, Burien, Normandy Park, Seatac, and Tukwila, to complete the questionnaire, and will seek to publish all timely responses.

In April of this year, the League sponsored a public Town Hall in Burien attended by over 250 people featuring a keynote by Congressman Adam Smith, airnoise.io inventor Chris McCann, State Representatives Mike Pellicciotti and Tina Orwall, a special report on the World Health Organization’s new Environmental Noise Guidelines, and an “aviation noise and emission 101” by local attorney, filmmaker, activist and town hall emcee Steve Edmiston. See our previous coverage hereWatch the town hall video here.

The Burien Community Center is located at 14700 6th Ave SW in Burien:

Start:September 19, 2019 6:00 pm
End:September 19, 2019 8:00 pm
Venue: Burien Community Center
Address:
14700 6th Ave SW, Burien, WA, 98166, United States