Community Calendar Week of 3-17-14

Deadline for receiving items for Community Calendar is 5 p.m. Wednesday for the following week’s Times/News. Events are published based on timeliness and space availability. Email submissions to: Items can be accepted from nonprofit groups and government agencies only. Others may call Dona Ozier at 206-708-1378 for inclusion in our “Out & About” advertising section.

PSSC Presents Annual Paradise Fashion Show

Class Act Restaurant at Puget Sound Skills Center 18010 8th Ave. S. Sun., March 30, 2:30 p.m. All are welcome. Presented by the Puget Sound Skills Center’s Fashion Design and Marketing Program. Not only is this a student-produced fashion event, but a portion of ticket sales and proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Come support our talented students and enjoy exciting fashions donated by retailer like Aeropostale, Old Navy, Deb, Zumiez, and more. For tickets and information, please call (206)462-9322.

City of Des Moines Open House & Pacific Highway S. Subarea Planning
Highline Community College, Bldg. 2 2400 S. 240th St. Wed., March 26, 5-7 p.m. At the Open house interested parties can: Discuss a potential mixed use/employment center around S. 240th St & Pacific Highway S., Learn about the planning process, and Provide feedback on future land use, zoning, development opportunities and housing choices.

Stepping Lightly on the Sound: How Low-Impact Design Can Impact You
Burien Community Center, Shorewood Room 14700 6th Ave. S.W. Sat. March 29, 2-4 p.m. Free and open to the public Workshop presented by The Environmental Science Center, SvR Design Company, and Sustainable Burien with support from City of Burien and King County. Learn how low-impact principles can be applied to the design and maintenance of your yard, apartment complex, commercial developments, and public infrastructure. Light refreshments will be served. Register: or 206-248-4266. More information:

Be a Beach Naturalist in 2014!
Care about beaches and good with people? Register by March 22 to be a volunteer beach naturalist with the Seattle Aquarium at a Seattle-area beach this summer. Naturalists will receive training from marine and interpretative experts and then spend low-tide weekdays and weekend days from May 27 - August 11 helping visitors enjoy the beach without harming it at Seahurst Park, Des Moines Beach Park, Salt Water State Park, or Redondo Beach. Training begins March 25. For information: or call (206)386-4365. To register:

Comfort Keepers Spring Health Classes
SeaTac Community Center 13735 24th Ave. S.
Register: Kathleen (206)973-4680 Memory & Aging: What’s Normal, What’s Not? ~ Wed., April 16, 12:30 p.m. Free. Get the latest facts and information on the UW’s research. Presented by Julie Moorer, RN, UW and Veteran’s Administration, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and Sheila Goodfellow, CSA of Comfort Keepers.
Loss & Grief ~ Wed., May 21, 12:30 p.m. Each individual has different reactions to any loss they experience in life which include emotional, physical and mental effects. Gain insights and learn some valuable coping mechanisms that can help you through the grieving process. Presented by Scott Lavis, LICSW, Medical Social Worker, Highline Home Health & Hospice.

King County Water District No. 20 Board of Commissioners
Regular meetings are on the first Wednesday and third Tuesday of each month at 10 a.m. at the district office located at 12606 1st Avenue South, Seattle. For more information, please call 206-243-3990.

Free Community Dinner
Grace Lutheran Church 22975 24th Ave. S. Every 2nd Tuesday of month, 5-6:30 p.m. Bring your family and friends. All are welcome.


Matt Griffin YMCA
Bilingual Play 'N Learn (Spanish)--Mondays, 2-3 p.m. Bilingual play groups are organized for young children 0-5 years and the people who take care of them. Register at 206-244-5880 YMCA, 3595 188th St., SeaTac 98188. Free to the community.

Highline Medical Center
Hospice volunteer training—Highline Hospice is seeking caring and compassionate volunteers interested in working with terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers provide patient support, caregiver respite, bereavement support or office assistance. Also in need of office volunteers to assist with filing and mailings. Contact Michele at 206-439-9095 or

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.

Water District 20--Water District 20 wishes to remind everyone that we are accepting donations throughout the year of food and cash on behalf of the White Center and Highline Area food banks. 12606 1st Ave. S.


AARP Driverʼs 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, formore details
B-Town Business Builders
--Business owners from Burien and the surrounding area are working together to grow our businesses through referrals. Wednesdays, 8:15 a.m.-10 a.m. Burien Elks Lodge, 14006 1st Ave S. For info Roger Gee 206-910-5081
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
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 Network Des Moines Chapter
--Grace Lutheran Church,
22975 24th Ave. S. Every Monday, 7-9:30 p.m. Free.
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.
—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
Evergreen Community Aquatics Center
--Come any weekday at 4:15 p.m. and try out free for Coach CG or Coach Joel.
Exchange Club
—Highline, 206-243-7220.
Godʼs Grace in Action
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
—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 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, or 206-244-3913.
Messies Anonymous
—Meets weekly in Des Moines. For information, Elizabeth at 206-248-2922.
Reiki Clinic
--Second Tuesday, 10-12 p.m. Scheduled by half hour. Minimal donation is suggested. 206-988-3700
Rotary Clubs
—Burien/White Center, 206-433-1700; Des Moines, Wednesdays at noon, Landmark on the Sound, 206-878-1380.
SeaTac Social Garden School
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
Specialty Skills Clinics
--Matt Griffin YMCA, 17874 Des Moines Memorial Drive. Yearround 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
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.

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