As the second snow of 2016 slowly sneaks up from the south before dropping a few flakes on our area, the easiest way to watch for its progress is right here – from the comfort of your computer or smartphone.

The National Weather Service issued this Short Term Forecast at 2:15 p.m.:

“A band of Light snow will move into the Tacoma area about 4 PM and into the Seattle-Bellevue area around 5 PM. Expect slick roadways even with the light accumulations that are expected with this band. Another more significant period of snow will likely move into the area between 7 PM and 10 PM. This band has the potential to produce 1 to 3 inches of snow, affecting the tail end of the evening commute.”

We’ve collected numerous images from WSDOT and other webcams – starting at the Lewis County line and moving north to our area – which you can monitor below.

Also, if you happen to take any snow-related photos you think are worth sharing with our Readers, please email a high-res version to [email protected].

Click images to see larger versions, and to see the latest photos, refresh this page. To read the latest updates, be sure to follow the Puget Sound Weather Geek on Facebook here.

I-5 Lewis County line:

I-5 Maytown North:

Olympia Airport South Runway:

I-5: Capitol Blvd in Olympia:

I-5: SB/SR 512 Interchange:

SR 167/SR 410 Interchange:

I-5/SR 18 Interchange:

I-5/SR 516 Interchange:

MaST Center, Redondo Beach, Des Moines:

A backyard in Kent:

Highline College Student Union Building 8:

Des Moines Traffic Cameras:

Southcenter:

I-5 Kickitat Drive (Tukwila):

SR 518: SR 99 Interchange:

Sea-Tac Airport:

SR 99: SR 599 Interchange:

Puget Sound Weather Geek webcam above Three Tree Point (daytime view only):

On Monday, Dec. 12, the King County Council will recognize and honor the White Center PAL Boxing Club for its 2nd place performance at the National Jr. Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada this summer.  The tournament team was comprised of young boxers from White Center, Tacoma, Spokane, Tri Cities and Vancouver, WA.

The recognition event on Monday is expected to be very moving as one of the members of the club was recently seriously injured by a hit and run taxi cab.  The Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in the case and the driver has been charged with felony Hit and Run.

Congressman Dave Reichert, Sheriff John Urquhart, and Executive Dow Constantine are all expected to attend the event.  The Special Recognition Ceremony will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the King County Courthouse.

For more info on White Center PAL Boxing, go to their Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/White-Center-PAL-Boxing-438039166397725/

The Police Activities League (PAL) is a nationwide youth crime prevention program that utilizes educational, athletic and recreational activities to create trust and understanding between police officers and youth. White Center PAL Boxing is dedicated to teaching the area’s youth life achievement skills through the art of boxing.  It is open to boys and girls aged 10 to 18.

“During my time working in White Center, I saw no better or more consistent role models than Coach Tony and Coach Keith,” said King County Sheriff Sgt. BJ Myers. “The coaches set high standards for the boys and girls in the club, expecting dedication and personal responsibility. I was regularly inspired seeing the boxers on training runs through the White Center neighborhoods and by the lively tournaments showcasing their hard work.”

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night.
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Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest weather predictions are that it won’t hit until after 4 p.m. this Thursday, Dec. 8.

To check on whether the weather will affect school on Friday, be sure to check back Thursday, as conditions can change.

“We are tracking the weather closely and will update families and staff if the weather forces a change in the normal school schedule,” the district said.

“We want you to be prepared and know where to get information if there is a change to school start or dismissal times for student safety. Please check with your school office to make sure your student’s emergency contact information is up-to-date.”

Here is how we will communicate school schedule changes:

  • Mobile App Alerts: Download our mobile app by searching for Highline Public Schools in the app store. Make sure you subscribe to notifications.
  • Automated Phone Calls & Emails: Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date at your child’s school.
  • Website Announcements: Be sure to bookmark the district’s website (www.highlineschools.org).
  • Social Media Posts: Follow us on Twitter at @highlineschools and find us on Facebook at /highlineschools.
  • Local TV/Radio Announcements: Check out a list of participating stations.

Additional Resources 


Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only): 

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The National Weather Service is warning residents that more snowfall is possible overnight, and temperatures are expected to drop to below freezing, which may cause an icy commute on Tuesday morning, Dec. 6.

“Most area will see a trace to one inch of snow,” reads a announcement. “Up to three inches of snow is possible if a convergence zone develops.”

A Winter Weather Advisory is also in effect until 6 a.m. Tuesday:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST TUESDAY…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW…WHICH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM PST TUESDAY. THE WINTER STORM WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* TIMING…SNOW SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE TONIGHT WITH TEMPERATURES DROPPING BELOW FREEZING. A CONVERGENCE ZONE MAY BRING A NARROW BAND OF LOCALLY HEAVIER SNOW. SNOW SHOWERS WILL TAPER OFF EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

* SNOW AMOUNTS…MOST AREAS WILL SEE A TRACE TO 1 INCH OF SNOW. UP TO 3 INCHES OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IF A CONVERGENCE ZONE DEVELOPS.

* IMPACTS…SNOW AND ICE ON SOME ROADWAYS AND BRIDGES MAY CAUSE SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW COULD CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

SCHOOL CLOSURES
Highline Public Schools usually doesn’t announce its snow plans until very early in the morning, so be sure to check the district’s website here. FYI the usual options are cancelling classes for the day, or having a two-hour delay.

TRANSPORTATION
Metro Transit is warning travelers to prepare for snow and delays:

Some Metro buses might chain tonight; crews on standby to plow roads

Snowfall is in the forecast in parts of King County for Monday evening, and the King County Department of Transportation urges Metro Transit customers and water taxi riders, as well as people who travel unincorporated county roads, to monitor weather conditions and plan for possible travel delays.

At the moment, a National Weather Service winter weather advisory is in effect for north of Seattle and east to Bellevue. Metro Transit continues to monitor weather conditions as they evolve and crews are prepared to adjust service where needed.

In areas where snow accumulates Monday night, Metro is prepared to chain buses for routes and trips after 8 p.m. Riders might see chained buses traveling outside of snow areas depending on their assigned routes.

Buses might also shift to snow routes as needed, or coordinate with special shuttles equipped with tire chains to connect riders in hilly or difficult-to-access areas with transit service on major corridors. If Metro activates snow routes, email and text transit alert subscribers will receive notifications and information will be posted to Metro’s Snow and Ice page.

Overnight, Metro will monitor weather conditions and determine what routes require chains for the Tuesday morning commute.

Earlier Monday, Metro made changes to its trolley fleet operations as a precaution. Articulated 60-foot-long buses are the workhorses of Metro’s fleet, however the 60-foot-long articulated electric trolley buses were temporarily grounded due to the expected inclement weather – a regular measure for Metro with its trolley fleet due to difficulty operating in snow conditions. Some bus trips were temporarily canceled Monday morning and afternoon in order to shift buses to serve those electric trolley routes. Metro will continue to evaluate when it is safest to return the 60-foot-long articulated electric trolley fleet to service depending on weather conditions in Seattle.

For weather and route information

Department of Transportation divisions

  • Road Services: crews are on rotation and available to sand and plow mapped snow routes. Call the 24/7 Roads Helpline to report road traffic safety issues in unincorporated King County, such as downed stop signs, malfunctioning signals or trees over the roadway. The 24/7 Helpline: 206-477-8100 or 1-800-527-6237 (1-800-KC-ROADS). The Snow and Ice page has more information.
  • Metro Transit: supervisors are staffing the agency’s control center, actively monitoring the forecast and will respond to changing weather conditions in the event they affect roads across King County. As weather conditions continue to develop, Metro customers are urged to familiarize themselves with the planned snow route for their regular bus.
  • Water Taxi: crews are prepared to respond to icy conditions should they develop at the docks served by the water taxi, which currently operates weekday service.
  • Airport: personnel monitor airfield conditions, including during periods of very cold temperatures and possible snow. Crews recently began weekly coordinated snow-removal practice runs and are prepared to remove snow from the runways when needed.

Resources for travelers

FORECAST
Here’s the latest forecast for our area:

  • Monday night: Snow showers likely, mainly before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 33. Southeast wind 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 10am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 26. North northeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming southeast in the evening.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. East northeast wind 6 to 11 mph.
  • Wednesday Night: Snow, mainly after 4am. Low around 28. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday: Snow before 10am, then rain. High near 35. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday Night: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a low around 35. Breezy.
  • Friday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 44.
  • Friday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39.
  • Saturday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
  • Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.
  • Sunday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
  • Monday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 41.

WEBCAMS
One good way to monitor the weather is by monitoring our Webcam Page – here are a few choice images:

I-5 at 178th

I-5 at 188th

I-5 at 200th

Area resident and Evergreen High School graduate Dianna Leppa sang the National Anthem at Sunday night’s nationally-televised Seahawks vs Panthers game, and here’s a video of her in action (be sure to pay attention to the amazing high third note of the final “FREE”):

Dianna has previously sung at Seahawks games, as well as at Portland Trailblazer games; here’s more from the Seahawks website:

“Dianna Leppa is a NW native and has been a performing vocalist from a very young age. At the age of 19, she moved to San Diego and performed with the band, Above it All. After performing in many clubs and events throughout California, Dianna moved back to Seattle and became the lead singer of local bands, System X and Chain Reaction. Her love for travel then landed her a job with Royal Caribbean cruise line and she performed on ships for 13 years while traveling the world. She has had the honor of singing the National Anthem for a number of sports teams including the Seattle Mariners, Sonics, Thunderbirds, and other NFL teams. Dianna now resides back home in Seattle, but still travels and performs internationally for corporate and private events.”

NOTE: Our Puget Sound Weather Geek is currently in Arizona, but we managed to cobble this update together for him:


Live Image from Three Tree Point (viewable during daytime only): 

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The National Weather Service on Sunday (Dec. 4) issued both a Winter Weather Advisory and Winter Storm Watch, warning of “snow showers down to sea-level through late Monday night,” starting Monday.

The Weather Service’s forecast for Monday calls for a 70% chance of snow:

“Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.” 

In addition, Alaska Airlines has preemptively cancelled 20 flights Monday morning in preparation for wintry weather:

“The National Weather Service reports cold weather is moving in and with that light snow is forecasted in the lowlands,” Alaska said on its blog. “The nearly 1,300 passengers affected will automatically be rebooked onto later flights, and are urged to check the status of their flights on alaskaair.com before heading to the airport.”

Meteorologist Cliff Mass adds:

“Roughly 75% of the model runs are predicting an inch or two at Seattle-Tacoma Airport (452 ft). The temperatures on Monday are colder than we have had, but they are still on the margin near sea level and the water. So expect a substantial gradient with elevation (more on the hills).”

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Of this image for Tuesday morning, Dec. 6 (the blue indicates snowfall), Cliff Mass says: “The Puget Sound area gets a half to a few inches, with north Seattle to Everett getting more than the south Sound. Less near the water.”

As with most weather in the Northwest, it often snows more north of the city in the “convergence zone,” and as we all know, predicting the weather is never certain.

Here’s the Weather Service forecast for the next seven days:

  • Sunday night: A chance of rain and snow showers. Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 39. South wind 7 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
  • Monday: Rain and snow showers. High near 40. South wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Monday Night: Snow showers likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 28. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of around an inch possible.
  • Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 37. Calm wind becoming north 5 to 9 mph in the morning.
  • Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 26. North northeast wind around 7 mph becoming east in the evening.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 40.
  • Wednesday Night: Snow likely, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Breezy. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
  • Thursday: Rain and snow likely, becoming all rain after 10am. Cloudy, with a high near 41.
  • Thursday Night: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a low around 37. Breezy.
  • Friday: Rain likely. Cloudy, with a high near 45.
  • Friday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 41.
  • Saturday: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 46.
  • Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 38.
  • Sunday: A chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 40.

And here’s the Winter Weather Advisory:

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM TO NOON PST MONDAY…
…WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT…

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN SEATTLE HAS ISSUED A WINTER STORM WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* TIMING…SHOWERS WILL INCREASE MONDAY MORNING BETWEEN 4 AM AND NOON. SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL BRING MOSTLY RAIN SHOWERS BY AFTERNOON. COLDER AIR ARRIVES MONDAY EVENING WITH A PUGET SOUND CONVERGENCE ZONE PRODUCING SNOW SHOWERS DOWN TO SEA-LEVEL THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT.

* SNOW AMOUNTS…A TRACE TO 2 INCHES ABOVE 500 FEET MONDAY MORNING. MONDAY NIGHT…LOCALLY UP TO 4 INCHES OF ADDITIONAL SNOW POSSIBLE FROM NORTH SEATTLE TO EVERETT AND EASTWARD TO THE FOOTHILLS INCLUDING THE BELLEVUE AREA. LITTLE OR NO SNOW ACCUMULATION ELSEWHERE AROUND THE METRO REGION NOT AFFECTED BY THE CONVERGENCE ZONE.

* SNOW LEVELS…MAINLY NEAR 500 FEET MONDAY MORNING…RISING IN THE AFTERNOON. SNOW LEVELS FALLING TO SEA-LEVEL MONDAY EVENING THROUGH LATE MONDAY NIGHT AS COLD NORTHERLY FRASER OUTFLOW DEVELOPS.

* IMPACTS…SLUSH ON SOME ROADWAYS ABOVE 500 FEET MAY CAUSE SLIPPERY DRIVING CONDITIONS MONDAY MORNING. TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE UPPER 20S MONDAY NIGHT WILL CAUSE ANY SNOW OR RECENT MOISTURE TO BECOME ICY DURING THE COMMUTES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW COULD CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. USE CAUTION WHILE DRIVING.

A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW…SLEET…OR ICE ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

One good way to monitor the weather is by watching the B-Town Blog’s Webcam Page – here are a few choice images:

I-5 at 178th

I-5 at 188th

I-5 at 200th

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

SoKing News Weekly Recap for Dec. 2-5, 2016: Armed man on Burien rooftop causes lockdowns; Normandy Park purse snatcher caught on video; Highline Public Schools receives grant to increase graduation rates; Port revises airport tree removal proposal; Jack Mayne on what SeaTac can and can’t do to help displaced mobile home residents; ‘The Final Take’ and more… (click the ‘Play’ button below to view podcast):

Please share this Podcast – just press the Menu button above and elect ‘Share’! You can also subscribe, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!

In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations and community leaders to sign a statement articulating their support of targeted communities.

This statement, signed by a wide variety of large and small organizations, reaffirms the organizations and the United States’ historic commitment to accepting and valuing refugees and immigrants.

The statement of support (see below) was drafted by the Northwest Refugee and Immigrant Health Coalition (NWIRHC), a group of doctors, social workers, educators, resettlement workers, public health practitioners, and community organizers who have been working together since 2011 to improve the health of refugees and asylum seekers in Western Washington. Concerned for their well-being, and in response to harassment and fears expressed by their clients/patients/community, they felt compelled to issue a statement of support for them in the face of a rise of hate speech particularly directed against Muslims, refugees, and undocumented immigrants.

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In addition, Superintendent Dr. Susan Enfield sent a letter to all Highline families articulating the district’s deep commitment of respecting and supporting all students and families in Highline.

“While taunts and name-calling were astonishingly accepted on the campaign trail, we have not tolerated such behavior in our schools, and we will not – ever,” Enfield said. “For my part as superintendent, I renew my commitment to ensuring that students feel safe and nurtured in our schools. Our promise of knowing every student by name, strength, and need means that every student feels respected and supported.”

Read Dr. Enfield’s entire letter online at bit.ly/OpenLetterNov2016.

To learn more about the NWIRHC statement of support or to find out how participating agencies are working to support and help protect immigrant and refugee communities, please check out the coalition website: www.nwirhc.org or contact Beth Farmer at 206-683-4512 / [email protected].

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County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn (center) is joined by King County Sheriff John Urquhart (right) and King County Sheriff’s Captain Greg Thomas (left) after the unveiling of the memorial for Sheriff’s Deputies killed in the line of duty.

Sixteen members of the King County Sheriff’s Office have lost their lives in the line of duty, and on Friday, Sheriff John Urquhart and King County Council Vice Chair Reagan Dunn were joined by the family and friends of those to dedicate a memorial honoring them.

The first of the 16 deputies killed in the line of duty was Wesley Cherry in 1854.

Today (Friday, Dec. 2) marked the 10th Anniversary of King County’s last deputy killed in action – in 2006, Steve Cox was fatally wounded after responding to gun shots at a house party in White Center.

The memorial for Cherry, Cox and the other 14 deputies is a symbol of the more than 160 years of dedication and priceless sacrifice that the Sheriff’s Office has given to King County.

“This memorial has been an important project for me over the years and I am proud to be able to unveil it today,” Urquhart said. “This memorial will serve as a reminder to the public of those who serve them every day and those who have served and sacrificed for them.”

Today’s ceremony began with Chaplain Joel Ingbretson leading a moment of silence and ended with more than 40 family members of the fallen deputies escorted by an honor guard to the site of the memorial just outside of the Sheriff’s Office on the first floor of the King County Courthouse.

“It has been an honor assisting the Sheriff’s Office on this project. We cannot thank our officers enough for the work they do putting their lives on the line in order to protect and serve the people,” said Dunn. “This memorial honors these specific officers but also reminds the public of all of all who have fallen in the line of duty this year.”

“We had no way of knowing that today, while honoring the sacrifice of our Fallen King County Sheriff Officers we would be joining the rest of Washington State in mourning the fallen Tacoma Police Officer who was killed Wednesday night,” said Dunn. “I hope this memorial serves as a reminder of their work and as a way to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

From left to right, Beth Davis, Kris “Pepper” Hambrick and Anna Richardson substitute in as Confederate Christmas Carolers when the planned acts for their annual church holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). The three intrepid congregation members perform the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

By John Van de Ven

The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), is a holiday gift within a gift – or a pageant within a play.

The premise of the play (written by Reed Martin) is a pageant featuring a number of acts. Presented by St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church, during the church’s annual Multicultural Interfaith Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant.

The pageant promises acts from performers such as Cirque du Sleigh, the Ramadancers, and The Kim Kardashian Can-Can Candy Cane Concatenation, just to name a few. While the pageant is expecting multiple acts, it quickly becomes clear that the only acts that have shown up are the three young women who are emceeing for the evening.

Directed by Marc “Mok” Moser, the show begins as three elfin-like silhouettes appear posing on stage. After a brief introduction from the three hosts (Beth Davis, Kris “Pepper” Hambrick, and Anna Richardson), the first act was to take stage.

Soon after an announcement is made that a massive snowstorm has hit and all roads leading to the theater have been effectively shut down. This was tragic because the scheduled acts had not arrived yet.

As the three hosts fumble about on stage wondering what to do, the idea of refunds quickly became a reality. The trio acts quickly, making the decision to tackle the bulk of the show themselves, at least until the other acts arrive.

The set is very homey and inviting (created by Cyndi Baumgardener, Eric Dickman, Paul Gould, and Maggie Larrick). Everything from the faux fireplace burning away in the center of the stage to the decorated tree with presents underneath to the manger, all are in sync with the holiday spirit.

The multi-talented Davis (who also plays an instrument in a couple of bits and directed the music for the show), Hambrick and Richardson take the spotlight and the show from this point on. The troupe goes above and beyond to entertain their snow-banked audience.

While it is quite humorous, the show does ask the question of what the holidays are really about. Are the holidays about Santa and presents, or is it about friends and family coming together or is it about the birth of Jesus? The answer comes in a series of songs and skits ranging from modified traditional carols to a traditional English style panto.

The pageant does require some audience participation, so wallflowers should come prepared to yell, clap and sing-a-long with the show. And it’s these bits that include the audience that bring a personal feel to the show, making each one unique.

A version of The 12 Days of Christmas is sung at one point and a recreation of the nativity scene is paired with the story of the birth of Jesus. Christianity isn’t the only religion represented either as we are taught about the meaning and purpose of Kwanzaa.

There is a 15-minute intermission before the final stretch of the show, with themed drinks available at concessions. The pageant finishes with Davis, Hambrick, and Richardson having done the entire show (and exceedingly well) from beginning to end.

At the end, just like that, the storm lifts and the roads are cleared, and we get to go home, filled with a little more joy and yuletide spirit than when we arrived. If I didn’t know any better, I would say that a little of that holiday magic took hold that night, and I’m glad it did.

So if you want to do something a little bit different, and experience something unique this holiday season, then make your way to the Burien Actors Theatre between now and Dec. 18. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sundays.

TICKETS

  • General Admission: $20.00
  • Senior & Active Military: $17.00
  • Students: $10.00
  • Group (10 or more): $12.00

Tickets can be purchased online here; you can also use this Coupon to save $5 bucks:

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Burien Actors Theatre is located at 14501 4th Ave. SW, Burien.

The Burien Actors Theatre has been putting on performances for the Burien and surrounding communities for 37 seasons, and operates as a not-for-profit entity, and relies on donations to keep it going.

More info at www.burienactorstheatre.org.

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

From left to right, Anna Richardson and Beth Davis stand in as Christmas rappers when the planned acts for their annual church holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). The duo joins another intrepid congregation member in performing the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Anna Richardson fills in as King Herod in a Christmas panto when the planned acts for her church’s annual holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Richardson joins two other intrepid congregation members in performing the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Beth Davis substitute in as a congregation member reading her Christmas letter when the the planned acts for her church’s annual holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Davis joins two other intrepid congregation members in performing the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

Part of the set for The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). Three intrepid congregation members performing their church’s annual holiday pageant by themselves when all of the planned acts are snowed out in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

From left to right, Beth Davis and Kris “Pepper” Hambrick improvise Jingle Bells with noisemakers and instruments when the the planned acts for their church’s annual holiday extravaganza are snowed out in The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged). The duo joins another intrepid congregation member in performing the entire pageant themselves in this irreverent and heart-warming holiday comedy at Burien Actors Theatre through Dec. 18. Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com.

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School:

Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School?

We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community!

Explorer West will hold its last Open House of the season this Saturday, Dec. 3rd, for families who are interested in learning more about the school for their child. Families who are interested in applying for the 2017-18 school year for 6th, 7th or 8th grade are strongly encouraged to attend one of the events to get an overview of the programs and learn more about the school. Individual student and family visits begin October 3rd and are reserved for families who are applying to the school for the fall of 2017 (please see or admissions page for details).

Come explore our programs, talk to our teachers and learn about our community.

This is our 21st year as an independent middle school in West Seattle and we are proud of our alumni and their accomplishments all over the world. Our Alumni become leaders at area high schools like Chief Sealth International, West Seattle, Kennedy, Holy Names, Mt. Rainier, Aviation, Garfield, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, The Northwest School, University Prep, Lakeside and Seattle Prep – just to name a few.

We draw our students from 41 different schools in the region and support 32% of our families with financial aid. People of color make up 35% of our student population and 26% of our staff.

Open Houses are the best way for families to learn about the school and discover if you would like to apply for 6th grade.

WHAT: Explorer West 2016 Open House

WHEN: Saturday, December 310:00-11:30 am

REGISTER:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/explorer-west-middle-school-open-house-october-12-2016-tickets-27096030958