b'PARKS| NONPROFITSSeven Nonprofits Provide Vital Servicesfor Burien Community students ages 3 and up. They will finish out the 2020 season at the Highline Performing From providing local theater to high-quality arts and educational experiencesArts Center, but are still looking for their permanent home. Visit hi-liners.org for ways for children and families and essential safety net services for peopleto help.experiencing homelessness, the organizations that have worked out of thePara los Nios fosters academic success Annex are part of the heart and soul of Burien. for every Latino student in the Highline area through parent and community involve-THE CITY OF BURIEN ANNOUNCEDhelp support them. Council has authorizedment. Their programs range from play and ON DECEMBER 9, 2020 that the Burienleases on a month-to-month basis endinglearn opportunities for young children to Community Center Annex (the Annex)on July 31, 2020.advocacy training for parents. Last year they would need to be closed because of criticalprovided kindergarten readiness for 82 Bur-issues with the buildings structure, and theHOW YOU CAN HELP!ien children, provided homework support risks those issues posed to people in theBurien Actors Theatre (BAT) is celebrat- and academic support for 112 Burien youth building. Seven nonprofits who provide vitaling its 40th season of theater at the Annexin a culturally bilingual setting that honors services to the Burien community were toldwith humorous, well-written, and profes- and strengthens their Latino heritage, and that the City would not be renewing theirsional quality productions that, according toprovided 174 parents English as a Second leases, which ended on December 31, 2019. Maggie Larrick, BATs Managing DirectorLanguage classes to advance their involve-Understandably, this created a hardshiptake the audience into perspectives theyment in the school system and create more for the organizations that currently leasemight not otherwise explore. A 2017 studyeconomic security.They will be operating space in the building. The Annex is moreshows BAT brings approximately $140,000out of the Annex until the end of their lease. than just a building. From providing localannually into the Burien economy aboveVisit plnwa.org for ways to help.theater to high-quality arts and educationaland beyond ticket sales. BAT has a long his- Transform Burien provides essential ser-experiences for children and families andtory of partnering with local businesses andvices for people experiencing homelessness, essential safety net services for people expe- nonprofits to help the local economy. Theyincluding a meal program, clothing bank, riencing homelessness, the organizationswill complete Rocky Horror Picture Showand co-location of King County and City that have worked out of the Annex are partand The Good Farmer at the Annex, but theyof Burien funded mobile health services of the heart and soul of Burien. are still looking for a long-term home. Visitand showers. They will be operating out of While some of the organizations haveburienactorstheatre.org for ways to help.the Annex until the end of their lease. Visit found new locations, others still need help.Hi-Liners Musical Theatre is a childrenstransformoutreach.org for ways to help.Even the organizations who have been abletheater program that serves children andMeals on Wheels delivers food for to relocate successfully still need long- youth from Burien and South King County,homebound seniors in our community. Last term support to ensure their service to thetraining the next generation of actors.year, their volunteer drivers delivered 13,856 community can both grow and thrive. WeStarting with one show per year in 1966,meals to 72 Burien home bound seniors. encourage the community to reach out tothey have grown to a full season of produc- They will be operating out of the Annex these organizations and see how you cantions, classes, workshops and camps foruntil they find a new location or before the end of their lease. There is no disruption of service expected. Visit soundgenerations.org for ways to help.New Event Offers Exclusive Peek Inside the Burien Cooperative Preschool is a beloved local preschool that has been in Studios of Burien Artists operation for 65 years. They will be operat-ing out of the Annex until they find a new BURIEN OPEN STUDIOS Date: May 23, 2020Time: 10 a.m.3 p.m. location or before the end of their lease. Location: Artist studios in Burien.A map will be published in April. Visit burienco-op.org for ways to help.Burien Open Studios is a free, two-day, self-guided tour of artists studios in the city of BurienJourney Arts and Crafts provides art and the surrounding neighborhoods. This event gives you the chance to go behind the scenes toclasses for community members. Those experience the work of Buriens professional creative community right on your doorstep. Comeclasses will now be held in Discover Buriens and meet the local painters, sculptors, photographers, ceramicists, and makers in Burien. Themaker space. Contact kitsmo2@comcast.net event includes live demonstrations, art exhibits, Q&As, art sales, and a lot more! for ways to help.The Burien Arts Commission is working with City of Burien staff and local artists to host thisIf you have ideas for ways to support event. Learn more about Burien Open Studios at burienwa.gov/openstudios.these organizations, contact annexsupport@burienwa.gov. 18 |BURIEN MAGAZINE'