Auburn-area calendar of events | Oct. 26

The Knights of Columbus held a 1940s Big Band Dinner Dance last Saturday at the Holy Family Parish Hall. Proceeds went toward the purchase of ultrasound machines for Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Participants dressed the part and enjoyed the Big Band era.  On hand were, from left: Rey Collantes, Gordon Bennett, June Ordega, Gerry Garrison in his senior chief uniform, and Rico Malonzo. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
The Knights of Columbus held a 1940s Big Band Dinner Dance last Saturday at the Holy Family Parish Hall. Proceeds went toward the purchase of ultrasound machines for Crisis Pregnancy Centers. Participants dressed the part and enjoyed the Big Band era. On hand were, from left: Rey Collantes, Gordon Bennett, June Ordega, Gerry Garrison in his senior chief uniform, and Rico Malonzo.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter


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Fifth annual Tacoma Fall Home & Remodeling Show: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Oct. 28-30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 31, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St. Featuring more than 400 exhibitors. Meet top remodelers, landscapers, The Home Depot and Master Builders Association professionals. The show also offers ideas for garden and landscaping projects with display gardens from SK Landscape, Marenakos Rock Center and the Washington Association of Landscape Professionals. Admission: $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 62 and older (weekdays only), free to children 12 and under, free (with ID) for American Horticulture Society Members. Discount coupons are available online at For more information, call 253-756-2121 or visit

Auburn Valley YMCA Fall Harvest Social: 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 29, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Activities include a costume contest, scavenger hunt, face painting, guess the goo, trick-or-treat, a healthy snack, pumpkin decorating and photo corner. Families need to bring their own pumpkins for decorating stations. Free to the public. Child care provided for children 6 weeks to 4 years. Sign up online at or by calling 253-833-2770.

Chinook District of Garden Clubs: 10 a.m., Nov. 3, Grace Lutheran Church, 22975-24th Ave. S., Des Moines. District, which consists of 12 South King County garden clubs, will meet for its general meeting/luncheon. Featured will be a horticulture program, “Clematis,” by Laura Watson. The meeting’s design program is called “Halloween,” and will be presented by the Serendipity Designers. For reservations, call 425-255-6236. To learn more about a garden club in your area, call 235-862-8772.

Auburn Food Bank’s 17th annual Harvest Breakfast “What if …”: 6-8:30 a.m., Nov. 5, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. Complimentary buffet begins at 7, followed by a program from 7:15-8. Come learn how the food bank helps the community and how you can help solve hunger in Auburn. Please call the food bank office at 253-804-5696 to reserve a spot.

45th annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance: 11 a.m., Nov. 6, Main Street, Auburn. One of the largest Veterans Day Parades west of the Mississippi, the mile-long Veterans Day Parade proceeds west on Main Street from E Street SE to B Street NW in Auburn and will include a military flyover, marching bands, honor guards, military marching units and vehicles, veterans units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars, horses, dogs, kids, and more. The day kicks off with a breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion, which is followed by a remembrance ceremony. A static display and exhibit showcase is held along the parade route from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. The Auburn Noon Lions luncheon and an open house at the VFW follow the parade. The day includes a large marching band and field competition at Auburn Memorial Stadium. The 45th annual observance includes a traveling wall tribute, which is open 24 hours a day, beginning Nov. 4. Information: 253-931-3043,

LifeWay Church open house: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services, Nov. 7, at 402 16th St NE, Auburn. For more information, visit or call 253-517-8630.

Veteran’s “thank you” potluck: 12:30-2 p.m., Nov. 11, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Join YMCA members and guests to celebrate military veterans. Bring your favorite dish to share with others, enjoy music and tributes. Register by calling the YMCA at 253-833-2770 or e-mail Christine at

Santa Parade: 4:30 p.m., Dec. 4, Main Street, Auburn. A free, festive and fun children’s parade, which is followed by a community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas tree. Pre-parade entertainment starts at 4 p.m. in front of City Hall. A Snack and Craft event precedes the parade from 2-4 p.m. at Washington Elementary. Auburn Ave. Theater to host movie after parade. Information: 253-931-3043,


Waddell & Reed’s Oktoberfest: 4-8 p.m., Oct. 28. The Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Benefit for ACAP Child & Family Services. Free beer tasting and brats, wine tasting, open forum for market concerns and prizes. Please RSVP by Oct. 25. Space is limited. For reservations, call 253-474-9555 or 253-927-3808.

Christmas bizarre and silent auction: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 6, Poodle Dog Restaurant, 1522 54th Ave. E, Fife. Proceeds go to the survivors of Domestic Violence Legal Fund. Begin your holiday shopping with unique gifts crafted by talented vendors. Win one of many gifts, a night in the Jacuzzi Suite at Baymont Inn in Fife. Need not be present to win. For details, contact Jane Balmer, baker at the restaurant, at 253-922-6161 or 253-439-8920, or Shelly David, DV legal advocate, 253-209-7922.

Messiah Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Nov. 13, 410 H St. NE, Auburn. Features hand-made craft items, including quilts and quilted-made jewelry, knitted items, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, baked goods, hand-made jewelry, Youth Café, White Elephant sale and more.

St. Matthew/Mateo Episcopal Church Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Nov. 13, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Features hand-made craft items, including quilts, knitted items, Christmas ornaments, jewelry. Baked goods and raffle items donated by vendors. Lunch served 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Wines & Beers of the World: 6 p.m., Nov. 13, Holy Family Parish Hall, 505 17th St. SE, Auburn. Hosted by Knights of Columbus Auburn Council 3598. Sample more than 15 wines and specialty beers, including tastes from Chile, Argentina, Australia, France, Germany Belgium, California and Washington. Discounts available for half- and full-case purchases. Tickets: $15 each. Child care and snacks provided. Purchase tickets after Mass or at For more information, contact Tina Winters, 206-300-5671.

COTA for Cullen: Noon, Nov. 21, Top Food & Drug, 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn. Proceeds to benefit Cullen Steele, an Auburn fifth-grader at Auburn’s Holy Family Catholic School who faces a possible double-lung and heart transplant because of pulmonary hypertension, and the Children’s Organ Transplant Association. $2 raffle tickets will be on sale, including food and drink, with root beer floats sold by volunteers in support of COTA for Cullen. There also will be music and a classic mustang show in the front parking lot. Raffle winners won’t have to be present to win. To volunteer, please contact Jack Meteyer at


Seasonal flu shots: Virginia Mason, Federal Way office, 33501 First Way S. No appointment necessary. Flu vaccine includes protection against the H1N1 virus, as well as two other seasonal flu strains. Virginia Mason will bill all insurance plans, and most insurance companies will cover 100 percent of the cost of flu shots. Schedule through Nov. 26: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday (Nov. 26 open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.); Saturdays, from Oct. 16-Nov. 27, open 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 23; open 9 a.m.-noon, Nov. 27. Schedule may be subject to changes. Visit for updates.

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: 11 a.m.-2 p.m, Oct. 27, Van Siclen, Stock & Firkins - Attorney at Law, 721 45th St. NE; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Nov. 6, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E; 1-4 p.m., Nov. 18, DeVry University, 3600 S 344th Way, Federal Way; noon-3 p.m., Nov. 22, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit

Blood drive in memory of Baby Jayden: 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Oct. 29, Cascade Regional Blood Center, 909 S. 336th St., Suite B-102, Federal Way. Before you donate, be sure to eat well, drink plenty non-caffeinated fluids and bring picture ID. For more information, contact Karla at 253-926-2524.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 27, Auburn Mountainview High School, auxiliary gym, 28900 124th Ave. SE; 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Nov. 2, Jefferson High School, little gym, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Nov. 4, Auburn City Hall, council chamber, 25 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 4, Auburn High School, The Pit, 800 4th St. NE; 1-3:15 p.m., 4-7 p.m., Nov. 8, LDS Auburn, church gym, 625 M St. SE; 1-3:30 p.m.,., Nov. 11, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, 3450 S 344th W, Auburn; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Nov. 17, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Nov. 27, SuperMall, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way; 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Dec. 3, Boeing Auburn 17-44 (employees only), bus on west side of Cafe 17-44, 700 15th St. SW. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit

Healthy Cooking: Demonstrations, Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, Medical Gym, 701 M St., Suite 102, Auburn. A $5 food donation is requested. For more information, contact Kirsten at 253-833-8766.

Healthy Cooking on a Tight Budget: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 29, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Free and open to the community. Taught by Diana Johnson. A tight budget does not have to mean eating poorly. Learn how to stretch your food budget, cook healthy and be fearless in the kitchen. Lunch is included, each class is different and attend as many as you like. Register by calling 253-833-2770 or @

MultiCare Women’s Health Seminar: 5:30-7 p.m., Oct. 27, Auburn Valley YMCA,1620 Perimeter Road SW. Free and open to the community. Topic: Women’s Health speaker: Laura Sport, MD. What can you do to improve your chances of a healthy life now and in the future? Registration is required. Call 1-800-342-9919 or register online @

Auburn Valley YMCA living tobacco-free programs: Weekly support groups: • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW (free child care provided); • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N Division St. Please call before your first visit to confirm room location. Contact Heidi Henson, program coordinator, at 253-223-7538 or Also: free Accelerate Your Quit! workshop: 12:30-3:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Auburn Valley YMCA, Registration required. Contact Henson, at 253-223-7538 or

Corestar Pilates: Classes forming, 205 E. Main St., Suite B. Teachers are donating time and fees charged for classes to support breast cancer research. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Suggested donation: $15 dollars per class. To reserve a spot, call Ruth Stover at 206-914-0112 or e-mail


Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:


Toddler ABC Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Explore the alphabet through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Tuesday Baby Bounces and Story Times: 10:05 a.m. and 11 a.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Join us for bounces, stories and short playtime afterward.

Preschool ABC Story Times: 11 a.m., Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome. Preschoolers develop pre-reading skills exploring the alphabet through stories, music and activities.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome. Kids will be hopping to stories, finger plays and funny flannel board activities.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time.

Book Buddies: 4 p.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 2, 9. Teen volunteers are available to assist elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade with their reading.

Spanish-English Story Times: 7 p.m., Oct. 27. Ages 3-8.

Hallo-wee!: 10:30 a.m., Oct. 29. All ages welcome. Come in costume to a short Halloween Story Time with a parade and trick-or-treating to follow.

Caspar Babypants Live Music: 10:30 a.m., Nov. 20. Presented by Presented by Chris Ballew and his Band. Ages 2 to 5 with adult. Chris Ballew is better known as the lead singer of the Seattle-based rock and roll band, The Presidents of the United States of America. The show will feature simple songs families can sing together to reinforce many concepts related to early literacy. Space is limited, first come, first seated.


Short and Scary Story Contest: For students in grades 6–12 enrolled in Auburn School District, private schools or homeschooled in Auburn, Algona, Pacific or Muckleshoot. Submit your spookiest stories this month and win a ghastly good prize. All stories must be original, written in English and between 500-3,000 words. Stories written for school assignments are OK. E-mail your story to as a Word document attachment or in the text of your message. Make sure your e-mail includes: name, school, grade and a phone number where you can be reached.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., Nov. 16, “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. The first eight people who sign up to attend will receive a free copy courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Game On!: 3:30 p.m., Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24. Play your favorite games for the Wii, Xbox 360, GameCube and PS2. Check out our new games.

Horror Writing Workshop: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 28. Learn how to write a spooky story in two workshops and then enter your story into our Short and Spooky story writing contest. Learn new writing skills and enter to win a gift card from Borders.

Rock Band 3 Tournament: 3 p.m., Oct. 27. Teams of up to six teens will compete to see who is the Rock Band champion. Winners will receive gift cards. Warm up and registration from 3-4 p.m. Tournament begins at 4 p.m.

Meet the Author, Lilith St. Crow: 2 p.m., Nov. 13. Meet the author of the popular Jill Kismet and Strange Angels series.

Day of the Dead Celebration: 3:30 p.m., Nov. 1. Ages 10 and older. Learn about the Day of the Dead holiday and celebrate by decorating your own sugar skull and creating a traditional altar. Limited to 30 people, please arrive early for a spot.


Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 23. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 6, 10, 13, 24; 7 p.m., Nov. 8. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Share your Love of Reading with Someone Who Cannot Visit the Library: Volunteer to select, deliver and return library materials to a shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. You must be age 18 or older and have reliable transportation. Training is provided and takes about an hour. For more information, contact Susan LaFantasie, 425-369-3235 or 877-905-2008.

Computer Classes: Sign up at the information desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7 p.m., Nov. 2; • Microsoft Word Level 1: 10 a.m., Nov. 3; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., Nov. 9; • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 7 p.m., Nov. 17; • E-mail Level 2: 10 a.m., Nov. 20; • Internet Level 1: 10 a.m., Nov. 22.

Computer Class, One-on-One Assistance: Do you need extra help on the computer? Are you working on a special project? A Netmaster volunteer can give you one-on-one assistance. Please call to make an appointment. Call the library, 253-931-3018. Drop-ins OK if there is free time. Check in at the Information Desk. The instructor will assist you on a KCLS computer, but cannot provide assistance with your own personal computer.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 18. Improve your English speaking and listening skills in this free English conversation group.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

Resume Help: 10 a.m., Nov. 17. Receive one-on-one assistance with your resume and cover letter. Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018.

Effective Resumes for Tough Times: 10 a.m, Nov. 6. Workshop focuses on developing a resume that will get past the 10-second screen. A resume template will be distributed that can be used in paper or electronic form. Learn what employers are looking for in a resume? Discover how to get your resume pass the first employer screening and the ten keys to a successful resume.

Things That Go Bump in the Night: 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26. Join members of A.P.A.R.T. (Auburn Paranormal Activities Research Team) as they explain the ins and outs of ghost hunting. Hear which houses in King County the group thinks are haunted and why.

The New Job Search in the New Economy: 10 a.m., Oct. 30. Presented by Duncan Burgess. In this workshop you will learn how to shift your approach to match the new job environment and smooth your path to finding employment. The workshop covers the key differences in today’s labor market.

Adventures in NaNoWriMo Workshop Series: 1 p.m., Nov. 7, 14, 21, 28. For teens and adults. Learn new writing skills in this series of workshops through the month of November.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 8. Join the Auburn Library Book Discussion Group for an evening of lively conversation.

Auburn Authors’ Group: 7 p.m., Nov. 9. Ages 18 and older. Join other local writers for critique and support of your writing process.

Effective Networking for a Job Search: 10 a.m., Nov. 13. Discover why networking is so important for getting a job in today’s environment. Learn how to take your job goal and develop a comprehensive approach to a professional networking program. Topics include myths of networking, developing a network “system”, the four core elements of networking information exchange, commonalities and relationships.

Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 16, 23, 30. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 16, 23, 30. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 17, 24. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

Pajama Story Time: 7 p.m., Oct. 25, Nov. 8, 22. Ages 3 and older with adult, siblings welcome. Fun stories, music and activities before bedtime. You are welcome to attend in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed friend.

Halloweenie Jellybeanie: 11 a.m., Oct. 29. Ages 3 and older. Hear some “not so scary” stories and songs that won’t create the shivers and might make you laugh. Come in costume and we’ll “treat” following the performance.

KidsRead@4 Book Club: 4 p.m., Nov. 4. Ages 9 to 12. Let’s meet on Thursday to talk about great books. This month we will discuss Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix. Copies of this title have been reserved and are available for check out at the library.


Game On!: 3 p.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.

Teen Reads: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 26, Nov. 23. Join us to eat snacks and discuss the book of the month. Receive a free copy of the book to take home courtesy of the Friends of the Algona-Pacific Library.


Be a Friend!: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 17. Looking for a way to make a positive difference? Consider becoming a Friend of the Algona-Pacific Library. Share your love of the library and make new friends as you lend your talents to expand opportunities for kids, teens, adults and families in our community,

Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 17. “Noah’s Compass”: a Novel by Anne Tyler. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers at our monthly book group. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. Join us. New members are always welcome.

Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:


Stories and Strings: 11 a.m., Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17. Come join us for a rockin’ good time of stories, songs and silliness.


We Call it Fall: 11 a.m., Nov. 9. Enjoy a musical celebration of the autumn season and fall harvest with Brian and his band. Songs include The Owl and the Pumpkin, Scarecrow and Five Little Pumpkins.


Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779.  • Facebook Basics, 6 p.m., Nov. 28. Learn how to get up-to-speed on how to create, use and maintain a Facebook page of your own.


Reading in the Woods Book Group: 7 p.m., Nov. 2. Join us for a lively thoughtful discussion. This month’s book is “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. Light refreshments will be served. Please come to the Service Desk at the library to obtain a copy of the book.


Plateau Area Creative Writing Group: 10 a.m., Nov. 26. Calling all writers. Workshop is designed for all who write - whether it’s poetry, fiction, creative non-fiction or memoir. It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned writer or one who is just getting started, please come and share your stories.

Muckleshoot Poetry Café: 6:30 p.m., Nov. 15. Share your poetry, song lyrics, or short stories at our Poetry Cafe, hosted by Joel Keeline. Light refreshments will be provided.


New, small business owners workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Nov. 8. Small Business Administration, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle. Presented by the Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Revenue. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection, and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations. To register, visit the Department of Revenue Web site at or call 206-727-5300. Space is limited.

Auburn Morning Toastmasters Club: 6:30-7:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn the fine art of communication in a supportive atmosphere. Toastmasters is an international organization helping people improve their communication and pubic speaking skills. New members welcome. Rainbow Café, 112 E. Main St., Auburn.

Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700.

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Monday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Register online through the chamber.

GriefWorks 7th annual Partners Appreciation Breakfast: 7 a.m., Oct. 29, Millennium Room, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th Ave. SE. To learn more about becoming a table host or a compassion partner, please call GriedWorks at 253-333-9420 or e-mail RSVP at

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Holiday Auction & Dinner: 5-9 p.m., Nov. 12, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. Fundraiser. Register online. Information: Betty Cannon 253-833-0700, or


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or Senior activities include:

• Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.

• Lunch: Noon Mondays-Fridays. Registration for lunch begins at 11 a.m. Choose from soup and sandwich or the main meal menu. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for those younger than 60.

• Movie screenings: 12:45 p.m. , Wednesdays. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free.

• Monday Supper Club: 5-6 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Cost: $5; registration required.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information call the Auburn Senior Center at 253-931-3016.

• Enhance Wellness Program: Registered nurse and social worker are on-site to help individuals work towards their own health and wellness goals. Call for details.

• Open Jam Session: 10-11:30 a.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Jessie Powell is the organizer of the musicians, but anybody is welcome to come and play with the group.

• Wii bowling: 9:30 a. m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays.


Seattle International Comedy Competition: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 5, 12, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Comedians compete for prize money in the 31st annual Seattle International StandUp Comedy Competition. From its beginnings as a little contest in bars in 1980, it has grown into a touring festival, with 23 shows in 26 days, in 17 different venues in cities throughout the Pacific Northwest. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $20 or $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

Harmony Kings Barbershop Quartet: 5 p.m., Nov. 7, St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 515 S. 312th, Federal Way. Fourth annual community appreciation concert. Free to the public. Refreshments available. For more information, call 253-833-4589 or visit The Harmony Kings, a regional a cappella chorus, meets every Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at the church. New members and guests welcome.

Sinatra at the Sands: 7:30 p.m., Nov. 13, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Jim Kerl’s Swing Session big band and Joey Jewell will take you back to the heyday of Las Vegas and the reigning king of the strip, Frank Sinatra. Joey is recognized as a wonderful vocal stylist and entertainer in the tradition of the great shows of the Rat-Pack era. Swing Session will play the music of the Count Basie Orchestra as originally arranged by Quincy Jones, setting the stage for an unforgettable night of swinging big band music. Tickets: $20 or $18 student/senior. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

Bronn and Katherine Journey and friends: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 18, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Celebrate the Christmas season with the Journeys through harp, humor and song. The couple’s friendly and folksy style is sure to make you feel comfortably at home. The program will include music from many genres – Broadway, folk, classical and sacred, highlighted by the beauty of traditional Christmas classics. Tickets are $15, $20. To order, call 1-800-838-3006 or visit

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Also looking for talented musicians, singers or comedians to perform. Please contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Calling all musicians: The Auburn Senior Activity Center will be hosting jam sessions for musicians on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Musicians who play acoustic and electric instruments are invited to play. Jam sessions will be conducted from 10-11:30 a.m. at the center, 808 9th St. SE. For more information, please call 253 931-3016.

Sunday night jazz: 8 p.m., every Sunday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Club Galaxy. Darren Motamedy and guests. 21-and-over. No cover. 253-939-7484,


Baker Street Books: 7-10 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131. All events are free, no cover.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.


Children’s Dance Theater: Visit or call 253-887-8937 for program information. CDT is located at 14 B St. NE, Nos. 1 & 2, Auburn. • Events: Music and Marinara, 5:30-7 p.m., Nov. 6, Rainier Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. SE, Auburn.Join CDT and the school’s drama club for a festive evening of food, music, dance and entertainment. Proceeds to benefit both organizations. Admission: $7 children, $10 adults.

Auburn Dance Academy: Visit or call 253-833-1891 for program information. The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100. • Events: “Spooktacular” Halloween Carnival, 2-4 p.m., Oct. 30. Carnival-style games and prizes, a haunted obstacle course, scary stories, crafts and monster-mashing fun. Wear your costume and bring your goodie bag. Admission: $5 per child.


Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, or

White River Valley Museum: Featured exhibit: Through Nov. 7, celebrating 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Washington with “Politics and Bedcovers.” The exhibit delves into the historic and contemporary political beliefs of women articulated through quilting and textile arts. Related events: • Family Day: Crazy Quilts! Oct. 9, noon to 4 p.m. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or


Auburn City Hall: Oct. 1-Nov. 3: Maylee Noah (photography); Don DeLeva, (oil/mixed dedia). 25 W. Main St. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or

Oncology on Canvas, Expressions of a Cancer Journey: 5-7 p.m., Nov. 9, Auburn Regional Cancer Center at 121 N. Division St., Auburn. The nationally touring exhibit was developed by Eli Lilly and Company as a way to honor those who are impacted by cancer. The artworks are created by people who have been diagnosed with cancer, their family and friends or healthcare providers. It documents their journey, hope and inspiration.

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