Community Calendar Week of 8-1-11
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Call for Applications
City of Burien Arts & Culture 2012 grant funding-- Total funding available is estimated at $25,000. Arts & Culture grant funding is available to individuals, groups or organizations that provide arts and/or cultural enrichment to the Burien community. Applications for 2012 Arts & Culture funding are due by 4:30 pm, Friday, Aug. 19th to Burien Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services, 14700 6th Ave. S.W. Applications are available on the City website at BurienParks.net and click on "I Want To" and "Apply for a Grant" or by contacting Gina Kallman, City of Burien Cultural Arts Supervisor at email@example.com or 206-391-6605.
Burien Town Square Summer Nights Car Show-Aug. 6. 4-10 p.m. Burien Town Square, 5th & SW 152nd St. This event is a tribute to America's love affair with classic cars and rock 'n' roll, featuring tunes from the '50s and '60s. Ends with a "Night Cruise" through Burien.
Burien Press Coffee-Featuring the works of Burien artist Shelli Park. 423 S.W. 152nd St.
Burien Farmers Market-Produce, flowers, crafts, baked goods. 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Thursdays. Burien Town Square, Fifth Avenue Southwest and Southwest 152nd Street. 206-433-2882 or www.discoverburien.com.
Des Moines Waterfront Farmers Market-Produce, crafts. 10 a.m.- 2 p.m., Saturdays. South 227th St. and Dock Street. www.dmfm.org.
Burien Concerts in the Park-Thursday nights, 6:30- 8 p.m., Lake Burien School Park, S.W. 148th St. & 16th Ave. S.W. Aug. 4--"The Diamond Experience," Neil Diamond tribute. Aug. 11--"Boomerang Summer, " a revival of rock and soul." Free. In case of rain, call 206-988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if concert has been relocated. 206-988-3700 or www.BurienParks.net.
Burien Lunchtime Concerts-Tuesdays, Noon- 2 p.m. Burien Town Square Park, S.W. 152nd St. & 5th Pl. S.W. Free. Aug. 2--Todd Koeppen, rock/folk blues. Aug. 9--Eric Two Scoops, jazz/blues. Presented by Discover Burien. 206-433-2882, www.discoverburien.com.
Des Moines Summer Concert Series- 7 p.m., Beach Park. Aug. 3--"Leroy Thomas & the Zydeco Road Runners. Aug. 10-"Cherry Cherry-a tribute to Neil Diamond. www.destinationdesmoineswa.org.
Friendz CafŽ Free Concerts-- Gospel and Oldies. Sunday, Aug. 14th and 28th, 10 a.m.-Noon. 12930 East Marginal Way S, Tukwila. (206) 246-2401.
Normandy Park Music in the Park-Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., Marvista Park, 20000 4th Ave. S.W. Aug. 7--"Abby Mae & the Homeschool Boys," alternative and Appalachian Folk. Aug. 14--"Makani E, traditional Hawaiian. Aug. 21--CADCADA with David Correa," Latin guitar world music. Aug. 28--"Casper Babypants," sweet, simple and incredibly smart music for kids, and "Te Fare O Tamatoa," Tahitian dance and drumming. www.ci.normandy-park.wa.us.
SeaTac Music in the Park-Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m. Angle Lake Park, 19408 International Blvd. Aug. 7-"Kleer Kut," Latin, rock, jazz, top 40. 206-973-4680. www.ci.seatac.wa.us.
Tukwila Peanut Butter & Jam Family Concert Series-Tukwila Community Center Spray Park, 12424 42nd Ave. S. Noon- 1 p.m. Aug. 5--"The Not-Its." Aug. 12--"Casper Babypants." Aug. 19-- Harmonica Pocket." 206-768-2822. www.tukwilawa.gov.us.
Burien Friday Night Movies-- Thursday nights, 6:30- 8 p.m., Lake Burien School Park, S.W. 148th St. & 16th Ave. S.W. Aug. 19--"Toy Story 3." Aug. 26--"Despicable Me." Free. In case of rain, call 206-988-3700 after 5 p.m. to learn if the movie has been relocated. 206-988-3700 or www.BurienParks.net.
Tukwila Summer Outdoor Cinema Series-Friday nights, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S. Lawn opens at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 5--"Tangled." Aug. 12--"Yogi Bear." Aug. 19--"Alpha and Omega." Free but donations accepted for Tukwila Food Pantry. 206-768-2822. www.ci.tukwila.wa.us.
Chinook District of Garden Clubs Board Meeting--10 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church (22975 24th Ave. S., Des Moines). This meeting represents South King County's 12 garden clubs. For info, call 206-242-9074. Invitational Garden Care Patrol--Come to help Garden Manager and Volunteer Coordinator Laura Sweany make the SeaTac Botanical Garden shine. Here you can learn about easy-care plant groupings, natural garden care, and make new friends. Flexible volunteer hours. Offered from noon through 7 p.m. Also on September 7th, and October 4th.
Community Swap Meet--Bring your "hidden treasures" to sell or to find new ones. 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Des Moines United Methodist Church, 22225 9th Ave. S. For reserving a space, call 878-8301. Outside space is $25, inside $35.
Burien Lions Meeting--Meets at noon and will be featuring guest speaker Dow Constantine, King County executive. At Angelo's Restaurant (603 SW 153rd St., Burien).
Book Signing at Burien Books--Christian Science Monitor's Istanbul Bureau Chief, Scott Peterson, is holding a book signing for his book "Let the Swords Encircle Me: Iran- A Journey behind the Headlines" from 4-6 p.m., at Burien Books (824 SW 152nd St.). Hardcover retail price is $32. Pre-order available and suggested for those who want a signed copy.
Ice Cream Social and Silent Auction with Ciscoe Morris-Highline SeaTac Botanical Garden, 13735 24th Ave. S. 1 p.m. August 15 Summer Blood Drive--Prince of Peace Lutheran Church is hosting a blood drive at Fellowship Hall (19030 8th Ave. S.) on Monday from 1-7 p.m. (closed 3-3:45 p.m.). To reserve a time to donate blood, please call Courtney and Nancy Steinke at 206-878-4219. Bring a friend.
Ongoing Events and Information
Matt Griffin YMCA
3595 S. 188th St
Bilingual Play 'N Learn (Spanish)--Mondays, 2-3 p.m. Play groups are organized for young children 0-5 years and the people who take care of them. Register at 206-244-5880. Free to the community.
Highline Medical Center
Hospice volunteer training-Highline Hospice at the Specialty Campus, 12844 Military Rd. S., Tukwila, is recruiting caring, compassionate people interested in supporting terminally ill patients and their families. If you have a heart for being with others through difficult times, volunteering with Hospice may be right for you. Volunteers provide patient support and companionship, caregiver respite, bereavement support, or office help. Comprehensive training provided. Contact Michele Fawcett-Long, Volunteer Coordinator, 206-439-9095.
First Baptist Church-- The American Baptist Women's Group in Des Moines is looking for new members to help with quilt making project. Quilts will be given to women's shelters, fire victims and others in need. No specialized knowledge needed. Group meets the first Monday of the month at 1 p.m., 22415 19th Ave. S. 206-878-3972.
First Baptist Church-Fantastic Friday Family Fun Night, 7 p.m. 22415 19th Ave. S., Des Moines. Potluck dinner followed by family activities for kids and adults. Free and open to the public. For information, 206-878-3972.
Lake Burien Presbyterian Church-Remix (formerly Kaleidoscope) 15003 14th Ave. S.W. Wednesday evening family program with dinner in the Fellowship Hall starting at 5:30 p.m. Cost is $4. Children accompanied by adults are free. 206-242-6023.
Normandy Park Congregational--A church where everyone is welcome no matter where you are on your journey. United Church of Christ, 19247 1st Ave S. For info 206-824-1770.
Transform Burien-Free clothing and non-perishable food. Sundays and Wednesdays. Noon- 2 p.m. 425 S.W. 144th St. Donations accepted. For information, 206-244-1399. transformburien.org.
Highline Schools Foundation for Excellence-Hands around Highline Passport Book. Great deals at local restaurants and businesses. 206-248-5196 or www.highlineschoolsfoundation.org
Old Clothes = New Opportunities--Clean out your closets and drop off your reusable clothing and household items to "The Big Blue Truck" donation station. Conveniently located at the Top Food & Drug on 20th Ave S, Monday through Sunday from 9-5p.m. For a complete list of items accepted visit www.bigbluetruck.org (800) 992-2060. Donations are tax deductible. Donors receive a $3 off coupon to Value Village.
White Center Food Bank--Water District 20 wishes to remind everyone that we are accepting donations of food and cash of behalf of the White Center Food Bank.
Senior Rights Assistance-Volunteer specialists provide free legal and consumer information for persons over 55. Call 206-448-5720.
Services, classes and social events are offered at:
Burien Senior Program, 206-988-3700.
Des Moines Senior Activity Center, 206-878-1642.
SeaTac Senior Program, North SeaTac Park Community Center, 206-973-4680.
Tukwila Senior Citizen Center, 206-767-2323.
Call for schedules and registration if required.
At Your Library
Programs for all ages and interests are offered at:
Boulevard Park Library, 206-242-8662.
Burien Library, 206-243-3490.
Des Moines Library, 206-824-6066.
Library Connection at Southcenter, 206-242-6044.
Tukwila Library, 206-244.5410.
Valley View Library, 206-242-6044.
White Center, 206-243-0233
Woodmont Library, 253-839-0121.
Call for schedules and registration if required.
Parks and Recreation
Sports, arts and after-school programs are offered at:
Des Moines, 206-870-6527.
Matt Griffin YMCA, 206-244-5880.
Call for schedules and registration if required.
Museum of Flight
Special events, programs and activities weekly.
At 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila, Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Adults $14, seniors 65+ $13, youth 5-17 $7.50 and under 5 free. Group rates available. Free admission 5-9 p.m. on first Thursday of the month. For information, 206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters--Hang out, have fun, and be a friend to a local child. 877-700-BIGS, www.bbbsps.org, or text "BIG" to 839863
Citizenship Classes-Burien. For information, Mary Jane at 425-369-3454.
City of Normandy Park--The City encourages all citizens to consider involving themselves actively in city government by serving on a City Board or Commission. Applications are available at City Hall or www.normandyparkwa.gov. For info 206-248-7603.
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)-Train to become a volunteer advocate for abused and neglected children in court. Must be 21, have excellent references and attend 28 hours of training. For information and training dates, 206-296-1120 or "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"
Day Trip Driver Wanted--Are you fun, flexible, people-oriented and like to travel? Burien Senior Program is looking for responsible and experienced drivers for day trips throughout Western Washington. If you'd like to see more of your home state for free, this volunteer position might be for you. Call 206-988-3700 for a volunteer application or stop by the Burien Community Center at 425 S.W. 144th St. to talk to the Senior Program Director.
Franciscan Hospice-- Give terminally ill patients and their families companionship and support, as they face life's final passage. Comprehensive 3-day trainings starting in January. To register for training or to obtain more information, call 253-534-7050.
Foster parents-For children who need a home in the Highline School District. Single, married or partnered, all races, all religions, work full time or stay at home, renters or homeowners. For information, Fostering Together at 866-958-5437 or "http://www.fosteringtogether.org"
Steps Towards Becoming A Foster Parent-Second Wednesday of the month, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At the Burien Community Center, 425 S.W. 144th St. Free class for anyone interested in learning about becoming a foster parent. Child care provided. For information, Marilynn Burton of Fostering Together at 253-941-8298 or FosterLiaisonMarilynn@gmail.com
Friend to Friend--Recruits and matches volunteers to visit one-on-one with residents in Nursing Homes, Assisted Living and Retirement Homes throughout the Puget Sound area. Each volunteer visits one resident a couple times a month at their convenience for a year. Application packet with preferences will be sent. For info 1-888-383-7818 or marilyn@friendtofriendamerica.
Group Health Drivers-Transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments. 206-326-2815.
Highline Community College Literacy Program-Volunteer 3-4 hours a week to help someone learn to read, write and speak English. For information about tutoring, 878-3710, ext. 3303.
Highline Historical Society-Volunteer caretakers needed to maintain a collection of artifacts, historical documents and photographs for displays and research purposes. Must be available to work a routine shift of at least three hours weekly. Training provided. For information, Cyndi Upthegrove at 206-246-6354.
Meals on Wheels Program-Seeking drivers for Burien and Tukwila. 1-2 hours on Thursday mornings to deliver. For information, Judy, 206-727-6242.
Partnership for Youth Justice Program-King County Superior Court needs volunteers in Burien/Des Moines to serve on panels to determine consequences for minor juvenile offenders as an alternative to the formal juvenile justice system. Shirley Noble at 206-296-1133 or Shirley.Noble@kingcounty.gov
Read to little kids-Tuesdays. 4-5 p.m. Grace Children's Center, 22815 24th Ave. S. http://www.unitedwayofkingcounty.org/readers
Ruth Dykeman Children's Center-Help with yard maintenance, housekeeping, cleaning and painting. For information, 206-242-1698, ext. 116.
Saltwater State Park store/café-Office assistant, maintenance assistant, gardening assistant, and store help with health card. Proceeds help support the park. For information, Kathy at 206-529-0357 or email@example.com
Senior Shuttle Drivers-Burien/Highline or Des Moines/Normandy Park. 206-727-6262 or http://www.seniorservices.org
SHIBA HelpLine-Volunteers needed to educate, assist and advocate consumers about their rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Professional training provided. For information, 206-727-6221.
Somali Community Services Coalition-- Seeking volunteer tutors to work with Somali youth in after-school homework help program, Mondays and/or Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Call Alison at 206-431-5141 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
South King County English speakers-Help foreign students. For information, Diane Cameron at Highline Community College, 206-878-3710, ext. 3303.
StudyZone--Des Moines Library, 21620 11th Ave. S. Dedicated tutors to help elementary through high school students with their homework in the library. 206-824-6066.
Tape Ministries Northwest-Seeking volunteers to help distribute Christian books on tape for the blind and sight-impaired, handicapped and homebound in 49 states and Canada. For information, Bill at 206-243-7377. Tape Ministries Northwest is a 501(c)(3) charity.
Talk Time Class Facilitators-- Facilitate group discussions (conversational English classes for immigrants and refugees) on Monday and Tuesday from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at Angle Lake Community Center in SeaTac beginning in April (8 week commitment). Training is provided. Contact CatH@literacysource.org or 206-782-2050.
Valley View Library-Seeking two committed volunteers to conduct conversation classes for adults learning English this fall. The Talk Time program creates conversation practice, develops spoken fluency and gives adult learners a chance to learn about American culture. Volunteer commitment is one session for 2-3 hours per week. Training included. For information, Bruce Greeley at Valley View Library, 206-242-6044, and visit http://www.kcls.org/forms/talktime/.
WestSide Baby-10032 15th Ave. S.W. Collect, sort, clean and distribute diapers, clothing, toys, equipment and other essential items to meet the needs of children. Donations also accepted at B-Town Scoop in Olde Burien. For information, 206-767-1662 or email@example.com.
AARP Driver's Safety Class--Daystar Retirement Village, 2615 S.W. Barton St. Held the first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Call Daystar, 206- 937-6122, for more details
B-Town Business Boosters--Business owners from Burien and the surrounding area are working together to grow our businesses through referrals. Wednesdays, 11:30a.m.-1p.m. Glen Acres Golf Club, 1000 S. 112th St. For info Tamara 866-976-7141
Burien for Progress-For information, 206-350-7764.
Burien Breakfast Toastmasters--Second and fourth Thursdays, 7-8:15a.m. Highline Schools ERAC Bldg, 15675 Ambaum Blvd SW For info 206-588-5088 or burienbreakfast.blogspot.com.
Burien Homeschooling Association-Meets at Highline Christian Church, 14859 1st Ave. S., Fourth Monday of the month. 7 p.m. 206-242-2820.
Burien White Center Rotary Meeting--Every Thursday at Angelo's Restaurant in Burien at noon. For info contact Tami Greene 206-579-9767.
Changes Parent Support Group-Meetings are weekly, 7-9:30 p.m. Help for families torn apart by adolescent defiance or self-destructive behaviors. For information, 1-888-468-2620 or http://www.cpsn.org.
Fitness for Senior Hikers-Mondays, 8:45 a.m. For information, Matt Griffin YMCA at 206-244-5880.
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)-For information, Carol Davis at 206-824-2215.
DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution)-Tillicum Chapter, founded in Des Moines, seeking family genealogical records, Washington state family histories, bibles, books, periodicals or papers. For information, Carol Davis at 206-824-2215.
Daystar Toastmasters-Second and fourth Mondays, 12-1p.m. Daystar Retirement Village, Bldg 2, 2615 SW Barton St. For info 206-932-6706 or daystarclub.freetoasthost.us.
Exchange Club-Highline, 206-243-7220.
God's Grace in Action-206-498-3783.
Grief Support Groups-Highline Medical Center, 206-439-9095.
Jetsetters Toastmasters--First and Third Wednesdays of each month, 12-1 p.m. 18000 Intl. Blvd. S across from SeaTac Airport. For info Roberta 253-529-8348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kiwanis-Des Moines, 206-878-8294.
Leading Knights Toastmasters--Wednesdays 7-8:30p.m. Burien Elk's Lodge, 14006 1st Ave S. For info 206-769-6824 or leadingknights.freetoasthost.info
League of Women Voters/King County South-206-243-7161.
Lion's Club-Burien, 206-244-3555; Des Moines, second and fourth Wednesdays. For information, email@example.com or 206-244-3913.
Messies Anonymous-Meets weekly in Des Moines. For information, Elizabeth at 206-248-2922.
Rotary Clubs-Burien/White Center, 206-433-1700; Des Moines, Wednesdays at noon, Landmark on the Sound, 206-878-1380.
SeaTac Social Garden School-206-244-7523.
Solveig Lodge 31 Daughters of Norway-For information, Judy at 206-246-0430.
Soundwaves Toastmasters--First and third Thursdays, 7-8:30p.m. Wesley Homes Admin Bldg, 21631 11th Ave S. For info 206-661-4801 or soundwa.blogspot.com.
Specialty Skills Clinics--Matt Griffin YMCA, 17874 Des Moines Memorial Drive. Year-round sports programs for children with special needs. For information, 206-244-5880.
Sunuppers Advanced Toastmasters--Second Saturday, 8-10a.m. Anyone can visit but must be CC to join. For info 206-588-5088 or sunuppers.freetoasthost.net/index.html.
Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)-Second Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. At Paralyzed Veterans of America Hall, 616 S.W. 152nd St., Burien. For information, Bob Hall at 206-248-2300 or 206-242-2767.
Wednesday Family Night-For information, 206-244-9400.
Support/ Self Help
A.P.P.L.E. (A Positive Parenting Learning Experience) parenting class-Thursdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Fridays 10 a.m.-noon. In Tukwila. For parents of children through age 8. Child care through age 8 available. Sponsored by South Seattle Community College. For information, 206-764-5801.
Aging Parents Support Group-1st and 3rd Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Free. For information, 206-241-0821.
Al Anon Open Meeting-7:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Highline Specialty Campus Room, 256A 12844 Military Road S., Tukwila.
Al Anon Family Group-Mondays. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Saltwater Unitarian Universalist Church, 25701 14th Pl. S. For family and friends of alcoholics.
Al Anon Family Group--Thursdays 6:15 p.m. Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 19030 8th Ave S.
Alzheimer's Disease Support Group-At Highline Specialty Center. For information, Janet Smith, 206-363-5500.
Breast Cancer Patient Support-Trained breast cancer survivors offering free emotional support to the newly diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. For information, http://www.angelcarefoundation.org, 206-417-3484.
Burien Homeschoolers Support-For information, 206-242-2820.
"Changes"-A program for parents of rebellious adolescents. Free. For information, 888-468-2620 or http://www.cpsn.org.
Compassionate Friends of Seattle/King County-For parents who have lost a child. For information, 206-241-1139 or http://www.tcfseattle.org.
Divorce Care-Burien, 206-241-0915; Des Moines, 206-878-2460; SeaTac, 425-430-9383.
Divorce Hurts-- Burien Free Methodist Church, 520 S. 150th St., Wednesdays, 6:30-8 p.m. 206-241-0915.
Fire Stoppers Program, Des Moines-South King Fire & Rescue helps families with children who have played with fire or deliberately set a fire, and helps families educate their children about fire safety. For information, 253-946-7337.
Freedom in Sexual Addiction -For men only. A recovery group headed by Bob McKisney. Saturdays at 1:30-3 p.m. at the Three Tree Church, 16261 1st Ave., Burien or call 253-245-4322.
Gamblers Anonymous-Sundays at 7:30 p.m. At Highline United Methodist Church, 13015 First Ave. S., Burien.
Gamblers Anonymous-Sundays at 7pm, Lake Burien Presbyterian Church, 15003 14th Ave SW or call 1-888-GA-HELPS for a meeting nearest you.
Grief Support-Highline Home Health & Hospice. For information, Ann Tamminen, 206-439-9095.
Overeaters Anonymous-For information, Ruby, 206-241-0433, or Jean, 206-243-1587.
PEPS-Program for Early Parent Support. For information, Dione, 206-547-8570, ext. 12.
Self Help for Parent Support Group-For parents with troubled teens. For information, 206-878-2460.
Survivors of Suicide--Support group that helps deal with the trauma and grief caused by a suicide. Second Tuesday of each month at St. Francis of Assisi parish, in the Parish Hall 15226 21st Ave. S.W. 7-9 p.m. For info 206-244-8729.
TOPS 375-Take Pounds Off Sensibly. For information, 206-242-5942.
Widowed Information and Consultation Services (WICS)-For information, 206-241-5650.
WINGS-Who Am I Now Grief Support for children/teens. For information, Allie, 206-241-5650.