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Auburn community calendar | Feb. 8

Salina Ellison performs a lyrical dance during the talent competition at the 50th Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant at the Performing Arts Center last weekend. Ellison was chosen first runner-up in a field of 22 contestants. - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Salina Ellison performs a lyrical dance during the talent competition at the 50th Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant at the Performing Arts Center last weekend. Ellison was chosen first runner-up in a field of 22 contestants.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Events

Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www.auburntourism.com.

16th annual Beyond High School Night: 6:30-8:30 p.m., Feb. 9, Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road. Auburn School District hosts program to provide students and parents options for life after high school. Free and open to all middle school and high school students and parents. Home school and private school students also are welcome. There will be opportunities to attend break-out sessions on numerous topics, including how to navigate the college admissions process; college athletics and NCAA eligibility; financial aid; apprenticeships and tech prep programs. More than 60 different college, technical and career school, military, apprenticeship and community service representatives will be available to answer questions and share information.

Auburn Garden Club meeting: 10 a.m., Feb.14, William C. Warren Building in Veterans Memorial Park, 405 E St. NE. Interested in gardening, flowers, design, community projects, crafts, meeting people and having fun?  The club meets every second Tuesday of the month in the Warren Building. For further information, please contact auburngardenclub.wa@gmail.com or call 253-839-6023.

Auburn Valley Creative Arts, Art Demo by artist Greg Watson: 7 p.m., Feb. 14, City Hall,25 W. Main St. Want to learn about a truly American expression of visual art that predates the ages of Rembrandt and Monet? Join AVCA and artist and instructor Greg Watson as he demonstrates traditional Salish Native American carving techniques using the adze and crooked knife.

Sixth annual Daddy Daughter Date Night: 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 17 and Feb. 18, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. Hosted by the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. Pre-registration is required. The event is known to sell out quickly, so purchase tickets early. Girls age 4-10 years will enjoy an evening with their daddy or special date. The night will begin with a momentous photograph of the couple. Dancing, dinner and dessert is included in the $45 per couple registration fee ($10 each additional girl; non-resident fees apply).  To purchase tickets, visit the Parks, Arts & Recreation Office, 910 Ninth St. SE, or call 253-931-3043.

Northwest Scale Modelers Show: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Feb. 18-19, Museum of Flight, 9404 East Marginal Way S, Seattle. See hundreds of model aircraft, cars, tanks, ships, spacecraft and more from the NWSM member collections. Meet expert modelers and learn about the fascinating hobby of scale modeling. The show features special displays of models representing famous aircraft produced by the Mikoyan-and-Gurevich Design Bureau. Also displayed are models of the creatures and hardware from the “Star Wars” series. Program included with museum admission; free for members. Admission: $16 adults; $14; seniors (65 and older); $9 youths (5-17); children (4 and under). Information: 206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org.

Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 51st Avenue and South 296st Street. Featured presentation on the “Great Washington State Birding Trail” by Christi Norman.

74th Seattle Kennel Club: 8 a.m.-6 p.m., March 10-11, CenturyLink Field Event Center, 800 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. An anticipated field of 2,000 dogs competing each day for Best in Show. Two-day annual celebration combines many American Kennel Club events with a broad spectrum of special exhibitions aimed at the more than 12,000 dog lovers in attendance. Tickets: $10 adults; $5 seniors (62 and older); $5 juniors (4-14); children under 4 free. For more information, visit www.seattlekennelclub.org.

Benefits

MVYSO hosts Waltz Gala Ball: 6:30-10:30 p.m., Feb. 3, Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley. The Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra hosts its fourth annual fundraiser. The black tie optional evening includes live dance music performed by MVYSO’s Symphony Orchestra, silent and dessert auctions, dinner catered by Cedar Grill, no host bar, a live ballroom dance performance and instruction by Pacific Ballroom Dance Co. Tickets: $40 adults, $35 for under 18. Proceeds benefit orchestra programs. For tickets and information, please visit www.mvyso.org or call 425-358-1640.

Auburn High School Robotics: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 4, Auburn High School parking lot, next to the Performing Arts Center and tennis courts, 700 E. Main St. Students hosting a community-wide recycling fundraising event by collecting unwanted and broken cell phones and other small electronics.  The drive collects used, even broken cell or smart phones and other small electronics.

21st annual Valentine Breakfast: 7 a.m., Feb. 10, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. The Auburn Youth Resources-Enumclaw Youth and Family Services breakfast is the organizations’ largest annual fundraising event. Admission is free. Call to reserve your seat at 253-351-6059. For more information, visit www.ayr4kids.org.

Soroptimist of Auburn Cupids Caper Fundraiser to Support Community Projects: 6:30-11:30 p.m., Feb. 11, Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. SE, Kent. The event, “Love Under the Big Top,” includes retro circus style decorations, a country club dinner, entertainment by Eric Haines, “The Gentleman Juggler”, raffles, games, silent auction. Primary sponsors: Auburn Wine & Caviar, Segale Properties, Auburn Regional Medical Center, Green River Community College Foundation, Emerald Downs and JLO Washington Enterprises Inc. Reserve your spot now.  Reservations for the evening are $65 per person and can be made at www.siauburn/org/caper.

Bikers Against Child Abuse:  6 p.m., Feb. 18, Poodle Dog Restaurant, 1522 54th Ave E., Fife. Fourth annual benefit dinner.  Live auction, dessert auction, music (starting at 9 p.m.) and a closed bar. Proceeds go toward helping children of abuse. Tickets: $15. For reservations, 21 and older only, contact Lil Mama at 206-790-6617 or lilmama@bacaps.com

Auburn Eagles Crab Feed: 2 p.m., Feb. 26, Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. SE. 2 p.m. seating; 3-5 p.m. dinner. Crab, salad, bread and beverage. Tickets: $23. Deadline to purchase: Feb. 21. For more information, call 253-833-2298.

Sleep Country’s Pajama Drive for Foster Kids: Through Feb. 26. Donations of new pajamas in all sizes can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store. For more information or to find the nearest location, please visit www.sleepcountry.com or call 1-888-88-SLEEP (1-888-887-5337). Cash donations also can be made online and Sleep Country representatives will shop on your behalf. All contributions are distributed among Sleep Country’s foster care partner organizations.

Childhaven’s Celebration Luncheon: 11:30 a.m., March 7, Westin, 1900 5th Ave., Seattle. Keynote speaker is Antwone Fisher, whose struggles through foster care and homelessness became the subject of his original screenplay for the self-titled 2002 film, directed by and starring Denzel Washington. A minimum donation of $150 is suggested. For information, go to www.childhaven.org/luncheon, or call 206-957-4806.

Health

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives:  For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives:  9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Feb. 23, Auburn City Hall, council chamber, 25 W. Main St. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Have a Heart canine blood drive: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 11, Paws-Abilities, 7338 26th Street E., Fife. ACCES (Animal Critical Care and Emergency Services) Blood Bank hosts one-day effort to help secure much needed blood for four-legged companions while shining a light on the importance of this life-saving pet program. For information on requirements and how to donate, please call 206-364-1660 or visit www.criticalcarevets.com/newbloodbank.html. For those interested in the cat donor requirements, please visit www.criticalcarevets.com/newbloodbank.html or email bloodbank@criticalcarevets.com.)

Free health screenings: 6-8 p.m., Feb. 20; 10 a.m.-noon, Feb. 27-28, Auburn Valley Y, 1620 Perimeter Road SW.  Get your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood glucose checked. Staff encourages community members, especially those who are uninsured, to sign up for a free screening.  They can register by calling the Y at 253-833-2770.  The screenings are possible due to donations from the Hope Heart Institute and Auburn Regional Medical Center.

The Foothills Dash: 7 a.m., March 10, Orting Eagles Lodge, 112 Bridge St., Orting. 5k and 10k fun run and walk. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. Preregister fee is $15 by Feb. 21; day of event fee is $20.  T-shirts available at $15.  To register, contact Pierce County Parks and Recreation, 253-798-4177, or at www.piercecountywa.org/parks

Classes

Work ‘n Web Job Resource Workshops: Available every Monday, from 2-3 p.m., East Room, Pacific Community Center and Gym, 305 Milwaukee Blvd., Pacific. Do you need help and resources to find work? Let the computer lab and community resources work to help you. Shawn Cosby, Algona-Pacific librarian, offers workshops on how to use library resources, including career guidance and planning tools, resume builder, test and education center and typing instructor Web. Joel McKinney, of the Career Path Employment Team, offers workshops on resume and cover letter writing, job application process, job search strategies, interview preparation, career interest testing and work place behavior. For more information, contact Linda Morris, community services director, at 253-929-1150.

Auburn Police Department Citizen’s Academy: Class begins March 7, and attendance is free of charge, but registration is required as space is limited. Academy consists of 11 Wednesday evening class sessions from 6:30-9:30 and one Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Class graduation is May 16. All classes meet at the Auburn Police Department, 340 E. Main St. The academy is open to any Auburn citizen, 18 years or older. Applications are available on the City of Auburn website. For more information, call 253-931-3035 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/emergency/police.asp.

CERT courses: The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office, in conjunction with the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and the Valley Regional Fire Authority, offers Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training courses to area residents. Four classes offered in 2012: • Starts March 6, ends March 27: Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; • Starts April 25, ends June 9*: Wednesday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; • Starts Aug. 21, ends Aug. 23: Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; • Starts Oct. 9, ends Nov. 17**: Tuesday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.  * This class will have two Saturday drills on May 12 and June 9 from 8 a.m.-noon.  ** This class will have two Saturday drills on Oct. 27 and Nov. 17 from 8 a.m.-noon. Class members will be required to provide some basic equipment, such as sturdy shoes or boots and work gloves. Other necessary supplies and equipment will be provided. A complete list of required equipment will be provided upon registration. Pre-registration is required for all courses and space is limited. There is no fee for the course. For more information, or to register, please call 253-876-1925 or e-mail emergencyprep@auburnwa.gov. Applications also may be downloaded from the City’s website,  www.auburnwa.gov.

Libraries

NOTE: The main Auburn Library has closed for yearlong expansion. It reopened at its temporary location, the former Herr Cabinets building, at 1140 Auburn Way S., , behind Big Daddy’s Drive-in. For program information, call 253-931-3018. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Monday Morning Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 13, 27. Ages 2 to 6 with adult. Explore early literacy through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes. No story time on Feb. 20 for Presidents’ Day holiday.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 22, 29. Ages 3 to 6. Fun stories, flannel board and songs for kids and their families.

Spanish-English Story Times: 7 p.m., Feb. 15, 22, 29. Ages 3 to 8 with adult.

LOL Read Aloud Book Club: 11 a.m., Feb. 11. Grades K-2. Laugh out loud to a funny story, do a quick craft to take home and bring a favorite book to share.

Book Club Party for Kids: 4 p.m., Feb. 21. Join us for a fun discussion of a featured title. Includes snacks and a book club game for kids in grades 3-8.

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days within a month and choose a new paperback book at your community library.Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

TEENS

Read Three, Get One Free!:  Read three books, write three short thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation.

Marble Magnets: 4 p.m., Feb. 14. Held at the PRAB Gymnasium in Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. For teens in middle school, junior high or high school. Show off your craft skills using marbles to create custom magnets to stick on your fridge or locker. Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts.

Book Club: 4:30 p.m., Feb. 21. The book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month and share what we’ve been reading. New members are always welcome. For teens in middle school, junior high, or high school. This month, discuss “Hurt Go Happy”. The first eight people who sign-up to attend will receive a free copy of the book of the month courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library.

ADULTS

Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3554 to make an appointment.

English as a Second Language (ESOL): Due to the building remodel, the Auburn Library is no longer hosting ESOL classes. Classes are now being offered at the Green River Community College Downtown Auburn Center, 110 2nd St. SW, Room 145; phone number 253-833-9111. Additional classes continue to be offered at Algona-Pacific Library, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6-8:30 p.m.

Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Word Level 1, 10 a.m., Feb. 14. Learn basic skills for entering, correcting and revising text on a computer. Prerequisite: Ability to use the mouse and keyboard. • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 11:30 a.m., Feb. 14. Learn how to perform calculations using formulas, copy formulas with the fill handle and use Autosum for quick addition. Prerequisite: Ability to use the mouse and keyboard.

Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m., Feb. 11, 22; 7 p.m., Feb. 13. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions. Presenter: South King County Genealogical Society.

Library Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14. “Traveling with Pomegranates” by Sue Monk Kidd. In this intimate dual memoir, Sue Monk Kidd and her daughter, Ann, offer distinct perspectives as a 50-something and a 20-something, each on a quest to redefine herself and to rediscover each other. http://blogs.kcls.org/auburn/

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 14, 21, 28. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 14, 21, 28.  Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 15, 22, 29. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Stimulate brain development with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days in one month and choose a new paperback book at your community library. Other Information: Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3 p.m., Feb. 15, 22, 29. Open to teens in middle and high school. Drop in and get your game on, surf the Internet or hit the books. The Teen Zone is the place where you and your friends can snack, hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book.

Alpac Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 28. Open to teens in middle school, junior high or high school. Love to read? The book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month and share what we’ve been reading. New members are always welcome. Snacks provided.

Marble Magnets: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 9. Open to all teens in middle school, junior high or high school. Show off your craft skills using marbles to create custom magnets to stick on your fridge or locker. Keep them for yourself or give them as gifts.

ADULTS

Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3554 to make an appointment.

Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Feb.  9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 15. “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot. 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.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Baby Story and Play Times: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 23. Babies will be bouncing to fun rhymes and stories. Short play time follows.

Stories and Strings Story Time: 11 a.m., Feb. 15, 22, 29. Come for a rockin’ good time of stories, songs and silliness.

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days within a month and choose a new paperback book at your community library.Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

TEENS

Read Three, Get One Free: Read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation.

ADULTS

COMPUTER CLASSES

Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779.  •  One-On-One assistance: 6 p.m., Feb. 9, 23. Do you need extra help on the computer? Have a special project you’re working on? Want to create an email account? A KCLS NetMaster instructor can give you one-on-one assistance.

Network

The United Way free tax campaign: Needing volunteers. No experience necessary. All volunteers receive tax preparation training and are certified by the IRS. Volunteer at your neighborhood tax site: Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St., 5-9 p.m., Mondays (January-February only), Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. To learn more, visit: www.uwkc.org/taxvolunteer or contact EITC@uwkc.org.

Free Tax Preparation:  Through April 6. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are available to prepare 2011 tax returns at the Auburn Senior Center.   This program is for taxpayers with low and moderate income with special attention to those age 60 and older.   Returns are done by appointment only on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and Wednesday evenings.  Call the Senior Center on 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.

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 Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive.  Register online through the chamber.

Greater Auburn Area Career Conference: 8-11 a.m., March 27, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. To register or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Pegi Moll at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce at 253-833-0700 or pegi@auburnareawa.org

Seniors

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

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

• Lunch: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $5.75 for those younger than 60.

• Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cent suggested donation for refreshments.

• Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

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

Entertainment

Oscar Film Fest, “Gandhi”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. This internationally acclaimed drama swept the 1982 Academy Awards® winning eight of the prestigious Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Ben Kingsley and Best Director for Sir Richard Attenborough. One remarkable man defeated the mightiest empire with the strongest military force on Earth and freed 350 million people with one unbelievable plan: passive resistance.Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.

The Diamonds: 7 p.m., Feb. 10, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St.; 2 p.m., 7 p.m., Feb. 12, Highline Performing Arts Center, 401 S 152nd St. Burien. The Diamonds, one of the top “Doo Wop” musical groups that emerged in the late 1950s.  Their hit songs include “Silhouettes”, “The Stroll and That Lovin’ Feeling” and “Little Darlin’”. Opening is Ryan Coleman, a Buddy Holly tribute singer. Tickets from $10 to $25 are available through www.brownpapertickets.com or by calling 800-838-3006.

Swingin’ At The Sands, A Sinatra Tribute: 2 p.m., Feb. 12, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Jim Kerl’s Swing Sixties band and Joey Jewell will take you back to the heyday of Las Vegas and the reigning king of the strip, Frank Sinatra. Jewell 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. Tickets: $20/$18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.

Oscar Film Fest, “Unforgiven”: 7:30 p.m., Feb.16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Vividly photographed on rugged, sparsely settled locations, “Unforgiven” brings an unsparingly realistic view of the American West to the screen as a former gunfighter and thief (Clint Eastwood) struggles to come to terms with his past. Gene Hackman, Morgan Freeman, and Richard Harris also star in this compelling story as part of a disparate group of men who must face in themselves and each other the honor and cruelty that forged the soul of the pioneers. Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.

February Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 17, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presenting three comedians in one night.In February, headliner Bobby Tessel captures the crowd and squires them away into an atmosphere of comfortableness within seconds of his arrival on stage. Tessel is one of only a few comics to appear on both, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, and “The Late Show with David Letterman”. Tessel won the Northern Californian Comedy Competition and was a Finalist in the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra “Great Romantics”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 18; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 19, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E Main St. ASO program brings the passion and expressiveness of Berlioz’ Benvenuto Cellini Overture; Liszt’s Piano Concerto No. 2 with Craig Sheppard, soloist; and Chausson’s Symphony in B. Reserved season ticket seats: $95, adults; $75, seniors; reserved single ticket seats, $34/adults; $27, seniors; $10, students. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org.

Harlem Globetrotters: 7 p.m., Feb. 23, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Legendary basketball artists bring their World Tour mix of basketball, comedy, theater and plenty of fan interaction. The team is in its 86th season. Players expected to perform include Big Easy Lofton, Flight Time Lang, Special K, Scooter Christensen and others. The rookies on the squad include TNT Maddox, the first female on the team since 1993 and the ninth female member overall; Tiny Sturgess, the world’s tallest pro player at 7 feet 8 inches; and Hops Tucker, a YouTube dunking sensation who is 5-10 with a 50-inch vertical jump. Rosters in each city vary and are subject to change. Ticket prices: $87, $62, $55, $37, $27 and $23. Last year’s performance sold out. For tickets, go to www.showarecenter.com or visit the arena box office from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Oscar Film Fest, “Chicago”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 23, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly – two women with looks that could kill … and so they did. Hart is an uneducated but street-smart chorus girl who kills her lover. She ends up in prison with fellow convict Velma Kelly who doesn’t want her spotlight stolen. Both are desperate to be center stage in the public eye and to attain the attention of super-lawyer Billy Flynn. Based on the smash hit Broadway musical this film oozes sex appeal, gin and smoke - and murder. Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.

The Frog Prince: 2 p.m., Feb. 25, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Princess Honey has to find a miracle in order to save the ranch from the clutches of the awful land-grabber, Duke. Instead she finds a very large frog. The frog offers to help – but only in exchange for a promise. Tickets: $6. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

A Red Carpet Evening At the Ave: 4 p.m., Feb. 26, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presented by the Kiwanis Club of Auburn. Live coverageof the Academy Awards begins at 5 p.m. Come dressed as your favorite nominee or movie character. Trivia games, silent auction. Tickets: $25 per person, includes entrance, hors d’oeuvres and one glass of bubbly. Tickets available through www.brownpapertickets.com.

Global Heat: 7:30 p.m., March  3, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Live, World Hip Hop with a twist of Groove, Jazz and R&B, all to make you move while stimulating the cerebral cortex. Add some high-energy breakdance, stir in some funk, and presto, you’ve experienced The Heat. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Buddy Holly Tour of Stars: 7:30 p.m., March 9-10, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Rock the night away with Buddy, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper backed by a live 8 piece band. Hear favorites like - La Bamba, Chantilly Lace, That’ll be the Day, Maybe Baby, Peggy Sue and Oh Boy! Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Music

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley.  Season performance highlights include masquerade concert, holiday concert, waltz gala ball, Seattle Thunderbirds hockey game and community events. MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit www.mvyso.org.

Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has three leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 4 through college).  Call 253-347-0180 to schedule an audition.  For more information, visit  www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.

Dance

Children’s Dance Theater:  Offering free trial dance, piano and voice lessons. Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com or call 253-887-8937 for program information. New location at 122 W. Main St.

Auburn Dance Academy:  Visit www.auburndanceccademy.com or call 253-833-1891 for program information.  The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100.

Museums

White River Valley Museum:  Exhibits: Best Friends, Antique Photographs of Animals and their People,  now through April 15. Museum located at 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Regular admission: $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Admission is free on Wednesdays and the fourth Sunday of the month. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for tickets and event information.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall:  Exhibit: Feb. 1-28, artists Marianne Harlor and Kristie Hemphill. 25 W. Main St.  Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

 

 

 

 

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