Put your phone down and bowl! New ‘B-Town Bowling for Fun’ group forms


neilkurhaniNeil Kurhani thinks it’s time to meet folks right here in the neighborhood, not across county lines; in his words:

“We’re becoming a big area now and there is no need to go to Seattle or elsewhere to meetup. We have it all here in town with plenty of amenities; activities, and most of all neighbors.”

He has organized the first B-Town Bowling for Fun meetup, set to take place this weekend at Hi-Line Lanes.  This is for people who want to meetup with others in the Burien, Normandy Park, and Des Moines area to bowl a few games and socialize with friends.

Here are a few details and a link to sign-up:

  • Cover is $15 cash which pays for your shoe rental and 2 games per person, plus the cost of lane reservations.  Lane reservation under hostess’ name.
  • Bowlers of all levels welcome.
  • Want to bring peeps who aren’t on Meetup? Go ahead and add a +1! (21+ only please).
  • Feel free to use your phone to take pictures and share things, but please minimize your texting and surfing, as this is a social event.
  • Link to sign-up: https://www.meetup.com/B-Town-Bowling-for-Fun-Meetup/

We applaud Neil’s efforts to get people together in real life, to meet and support our local social scene, and especially like his emphasis on ditching the smartphone in favor of face-to-face contact. But as Neil says:

“No one should be glued to their phone at a social event, but I don’t want to be an chaperone either. Happens too often where people get involved in texting rather than talking face-to-face with the person right next to them.” He’s seen hosts be strict and make a scene, but his approach is,”just friendly reminds here.”

We wish Neil success in getting this gathering off the ground. It’s his hope to make these meet-ups into periodic events in our area, so watch the blog for future news of a gathering in the ‘hood.


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