Neighborhood Groups


The first annual B•Town Brewfest, a beer festival fundraiser for the SeaTac Guild of Seattle Children's Hospital, will be held Saturday, Oct. 6 at the Burien
Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. S.W.

There will be two sessions: 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM - 8:30 PM, and you
must be 21 years or older to attend. This new beer-lovers festival will feature local breweries from around the South Puget Sound area pouring their best drafts.

The Highline area (Burien, Normandy Park, Des Moines, and SeaTac) is ready for its very own craft beer event, and this inaugural festival promises not to disappoint event goers.

"We are working hard to feature the very best and unique brews and brewers from around the Puget Sound area," said festival organizer, John Fosberg. "All of the brewers we've spoken to about the event have been very excited about participating, and we're expecting a diverse list of brewers to attend -- and a lot of
incredible beers to choose from."


Take the family on a Father’s Day bike ride on the second Burien Bike SaFaRi of 2012, Sunday, June 17.

The ride will follow a quiet, flat, 3.5 mile loop that connects Burien’s Town Square with several parks, community spaces, and schools to the north.
A lot of locals enjoy strolling along the nice, wide sidewalks along 4th Avenue SW, but fewer folks have discovered some of the quiet streets – such as 6th Avenue SW – that serve as safe, pleasant north-south connectors for people walking or bicycling to school, parks, the community center or downtown Burien.

SaFaRi bike riders will meet up at 2:00 pm and begin the ride at the grassy knoll in the middle of Burien Town Square. With playground stops for kids, plan to be back at Town Square by 3:30pm, just in time to get the charcoal started for that Father’s Day BBQ!

Burien’s Wild Strawberry Festival will be going on at the same time. Ride your bikes up to the Festival, take a break for a Bike SaFaRi, then finish off back at the Festival.


Press release:

Burien Little Theatre announces auditions for the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber with lyrics by Tim Rice. This will be an ALL FEMALE production (sorry guys). Characters range in age from mid-20s through mid-50s.
Synopsis: “Jesus Christ Superstar” is the controversial rock opera that traces the final days in the life of Jesus Christ — his arrival in Jerusalem, his betrayal, Passion and crucifixion — as well as his relationships with Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene. The show features the hits "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "What's the Buzz" and the title song “Jesus Christ Superstar.”

Performances are at Burien Little Theatre in Burien from Feb. 15 through March 24, 2013. Rehearsals begin in late December, though may start earlier depending on schedules. Specific date will be determined later, with time off for the Christmas and New Year holidays.
Auditions are Monday, June 25 and Tuesday, Jun 26 from 7 to 10 p.m. Callbacks are Wednesday, Jun 27 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The stage director is Steve Cooper.

$100 stipend provided.


B-Town’s Recovering Youth in Motion will hold its May Recovery Night on Thursday, May 24 at the Burien Library Multipurpose Room, 400 S.W. 152nd St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The event is for youth recovering from drug or alcohol addiction.

Activities include art contests, music, games, movies and prizes.

For more information contact 206-251-9171.

Free clinic on Saturday, May 12

Press release:

Vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and others—including babies—during the ongoing whooping cough (pertussis) epidemic, so Public Health – Seattle & King County and Group Health Cooperative are partnering to provide free whooping cough booster shots for adults.

Adults without health insurance and those who cannot afford to pay can get a free booster on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Group Health Burien Medical Center.

Young infants are at highest risk for severe illness, hospitalization and death from whooping cough. In older children and adults, the severity of whooping cough can range from a serious illness to less severe cold-like symptoms.

However, the greater danger is that adults can spread the infection to infants, pregnant women and others who have no protection.

Health officials urge all adults, especially those who have contact with infants, children and pregnant women, to make sure they have had their whooping cough vaccination.

Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012

Time: The clinic is open from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or until there is no more vaccine available


Press release:

Friday May 18th is National Bike Day and the newly formed Walk/Bike Burien (WABI) is teaming up with Bicycles West, the City of Burien, Freggies, and Discover Burien to offer a pair of pedal-powered events for adults and children of all ages and abilities. See below for details on Burien Bike Day events.

In order to help you get ready for Burien Bike Day on Friday, May 18th and the warmer weather that know is around the corner, WABI has teamed up with Bicycles West to offer a FREE Bicycling 101 class for those who want to learn or review what they need to get themselves and their families rolling on two wheels.

When: Weds May 9th, 7:30-8:30pm
Where: Bicycles West - 804 Southwest 151st Street, Burien.
Who: Anyone interested in learning or getting refreshed on bicycling basics, including riding around town and commuting safely and confidently to work or the transit center on a bike.

Topics: What you need (helmet, flat prevention, lock)
Basic maintenance/safety check
Finding safe routes in Burien
Most common causes of accidents
Road rules, skills, and etiquette
What you need to fix a flat


The Highline Community Symphonic Band will perform its spring concert Monday, May 7 at the Foster Performing Arts Center, 4242 S. 144th St. in Tukwila.

The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

Also look for the band’s performances at the Burien Wild Strawberry Festival on June 16 and the Normandy Park Cove on June 23 at 2 p.m.

More information is available at


Press release:

“The Who’s Tommy” ends on March 25th. A great show that should not be missed. Nevertheless, Burien Little Theatre is already working on “reasons to be pretty.” BLT is looking for a few unique props/set pieces for “reasons to be pretty.”

BLT needs:

(1) two to three vending machines, preferably working machines. These need not look new, but they need to be willing to becomes stars and stay on stage from April 13 to May 20, 2012; and

(2) up to eight lockers, like those used in a workroom or locker room. A place where street clothes can be put when working in a factory; and

BLT’s supporters have always been so kind to help us find hard to find props, we turn to you again. Here is your chance to become an integral part of BLT production.

If you have any of these items please contact Burien Little Theatre at or 206-242-5180.


Highline Council PTSA (HCPTSA) is accepting applications for its annual scholarship. It expects to award $6,000 in scholarships this spring.

HCPTSA is the organization made up of all PTSA units in the school district. Last year, with 40 students applying, HCPTSA awarded six scholarships for a total of $5,000.

The student’s high school does not have to have a PTA -- any senior living within Highline and attending a Highline Public School is eligible.

Because PTA is a community service organization, the scholarship applicants will be evaluated on volunteer work and extracurricular activities. An essay, letter of recommendation, and grade point average will also be considered.

The scholarships are funded through donations of school district employees and school PTAs. “We are honored to be able to help the students of our community with their education,” says Debbie Thoma, HCPTSA Scholarship Committee coordinator.

Applications must be postmarked by Monday, May 7. Applications cannot be emailed


Discover Burien took in a net total of $10,000 at last Friday’s Burien Awards Dinner and Auction, event manager Debra George reports.

That beats the 2011 net total of $7,500.

George reports total revenues from the dinner and auction of $13,274. After a $1,450 contribution to the Highline Schools Foundation and expenses of $1,742.15 that leaves about $10,000. There are still a few small bills to pay and a couple of auction items to collect on, according to George.

Discover Burien honored Elliott Newson of Highline High as Student Leader of the Year, Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence as Non Profit of the Year, Dan House, owner of Tin Room Bar/Theater, as Business Leader of the Year and Margie Gibb as Volunteer of the Year. Doug Query was awarded Team Clean Sweep Recognition.

Prominent Burien attorney Doug Moreland received the Robby Award from the Highline Times and Robinson Newspapers for his outstanding community service. He was unable to attend.

Discover Burien nets $10,000 from awards dinner and auction
Photo credit: 
Staff photo

Burien attorney Doug Moreland proudly displays his Robby Award in front of his law office. Moreland received the award from the Highline Times and Robinson Newspapers for his outstanding community service.

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