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Auburn-area calendar of events | Feb. 22

Alison Conner, 7, dances with her dad, Tim, during the Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Senior Activity Center last weekend. The sixth annual event, put on by the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, was held over two nights. Girls age 4-10 years enjoyed an evening with their daddy or special date.  - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Alison Conner, 7, dances with her dad, Tim, during the Daddy Daughter Date Night at the Senior Activity Center last weekend. The sixth annual event, put on by the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, was held over two nights. Girls age 4-10 years enjoyed an evening with their daddy or special date.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Events

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

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.

My Wedding My Way:  10 a.m.-5 p.m., March 10, Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St. Wedding event for the traditional and beyond. Hands-on workshops, vendors, performances and fashions shows, all dedicated to you and your perfect day. Admission and parking free. Information and vendor opportunities: call 253-333-6010 or visit www.greenriver.edu/conference.

City of Pacific St. Patrick’s Day Parade: 11:30 a.m., March 17. Parade begins at Ellingson and Milwaukee Boulevard, continues on Milwaukee and finishes in front of City Hall.  The Community Center is hosting a Irish-themed fundraiser lunch and the Old Cannery is donating Irish fudge for the community.  To download a parade application log on to pacificpartnerships.org.

Benefits

Musicians In Support of Curing Cancer: 7 p.m., Feb. 24, Auburn Mountainview High School Theatre, 28900 124th Ave. SE. Proceeds benefit the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. A 10-act lineup, including violin, sax quartet and other groups. Tickets: $5. Donations encouraged.

Jazzercise For the Cure: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 25, Kent Commons, 525 4th Ave. N. Local Jazzercisers energize the crowd in a 90-minute aerobic workout to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research. Four local instructors featured: Susan Richards, Cory O’Brien, Kimberly DeMile and Diane Spurrier. In addition to the workout, prizes will be raffled. For more information, contact Richards at 253-804-6454. For worldwide class information, go to jazzercise.com or call 800-FIT-IS-IT.

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.

Diaper Duty: 5:30 p.m. March 10, Truit Building, Rainier Room, 101 W. Main St., Auburn. Dinner and auction fundraiser for Children’s Home Society. Admission is free. Donations of  diapers are appreciated. Call 253-876-1964 to reserve your spot.

Mad Dog Boot Camp Fitness: 10:30-11:30 a.m., March 17, Chinook Elementary playground, 3502 Auburn Way S. Free fitness boot camp to support the Auburn Food Bank. Your only requirement to attend is to donate at least one canned or boxed food, baby products, or hygiene/personal care products for the cause. Organic products welcome. Free camp offered every other Saturday: April 14, 28; May 12, 26; June 9, 23; July 14, 28; Aug. 11, 25.

Light My Fire Auction: 6 p.m., March 31, Rainier Room, above Oddfellas, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. A benefit for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Dinner, drinks, full night of entertainment, featuring classic rock band 3rd Degree Burn, and the chance to meet firefighters featured in the 2012 Firefighter Calendar, some of whom are volunteering as individual auctionees. Winners in the live auction gain either four hours of labor from one or more firefighters or a four-hour date from an individual firefighter. Auction sponsors: Professional Union Firefighter; Oddfellas; Washington State Council of Firefighters Burn Foundation. Admission: $30 donation for an individual, $50 donation for a couple. Online tickets are available at: wa.support.llsevent.org/lightmyfire. Included is dinner, a drink and 10 raffle tickets.

Health

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives:  9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 3, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E; 8 a.m.-1 p.m., March 6-7, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives:  11 a.m.- 1 p.m., 2-5 p.m., Feb. 24, Auburn Regional Medical Center, Plaza 1, 202 N. Division St.; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., Feb. 27, Messiah Lutheran Auburn, The New Gathering Hall, 410 H St. NE; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., Feb. 29, First United Methodist Church, Fireside Room, 100 N St. SE; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., March 3, SuperMall, Bus By Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., March 7, Zones, Inc.; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., March 12, LDS Church, 625 M Street NE; 3:30-6:30 p.m., March 12, Holy Family School, 505 17th St. SE; 12:30-3:30 p.m., March 13, GSA Auburn, 400 15th St. SW;  8:30-11 a.m., March 13, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; 9 a.m.-noon, March 14, Cardinal Health-Auburn, 801 C St. NW. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Free health screenings: 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

All About Gardening Series: 1-3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 18, March 10, March 31, Auburn Valley Y, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Free and open to the community. Space is limited, so call 253-833-0770 to register today. Programs: • Feb. 18, All About Mason Bees: Coy Massie, a local beekeeper will explain how to keep bees and how they help gardens and the environment. • March 10: All About Small Container Gardens: Master Gardener Holly Kennell will speak on how a small vegetable garden can provide delicious and inexpensive healthy food. • March 31: All About Herbs: Master Gardener Penny Thayer will explain “useful plants” – the best herbs to grow in the area, their uses and how they grow best. For more information, contact Christine Gifford at 253-833-2770, ext. 7563.

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. 27; March 5, 12, 19, 26. 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. 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28. Ages 3 to 6. Fun stories, flannel board and songs for kids and their families.

Spanish-English Story Times: 7 p.m., Feb. 29; March 7, 14, 21, 28. Ages 3 to 8 with adult.

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

LOL Read Aloud Book Club: 11 a.m., March 10. Enjoy a special book club for grades K-2. Listen to “Mabela the Clever” by Margaret Read MacDonald, play games and finish with a quick craft. Kids are invited to bring a favorite book to share.

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.

Book Club: 4:30 p.m., March 20. 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. In March, the group discusses “If I Stay” by Gayle Forman.  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.

Make Your Own Totoro: 3:30 p.m,. March 13. Held at PRAB Gymnasium in Les Gove Park. Bring your friends to make your very own irresistible Totoro. All supplies provided. Limited to 15 participants.

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 2, 10 a.m., March 13. Held on the Techlab mobile classroom. • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 11:30 a.m., March 13. Held on the Techlab mobile classroom.

Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m., March 3, 7, 10, 14. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions. Presenter: South King County Genealogical Society.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m., March 13. “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows. Held at Zola’s Café, 402 E. Main St., 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. 28, March 6. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 28, March 6.  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. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28. 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. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28. 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, March 27. 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.

Make Your Own Totoro: 3:30 p.m., March 15. Bring your friends to make your very own irresistible Totoro. All supplies provided. Limited to 15 participants.

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.

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. • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 11 a.m., March 17. • Internet Level 2, 6:30 p.m., March 19.

eReader and Digital Downloads Demonstration: 2 p.m. March 3; 6 p.m., March 19. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer. Look at popular eReaders, OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions software and ask questions.

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

Registration for ESL Classes: 5:30 p.m., March 27.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Group: 7:30 p.m., March 21. “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana de Rosnay.

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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., March 1, 8. 15, 22, 29. Babies will be bouncing to fun rhymes and stories. Short play time follows.

Stories and Strings Story Time: 11 a.m., Feb. 29, March 7, 14, 21, 28. 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.

ADULTS, 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.

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. 23, March 8, March 22. 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.

eReader and Digital Downloads Demonstration: 6 p.m. March 5; 2 p.m., March 17. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer. Look at popular eReaders, OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions software and ask questions.

Network

Auburn Noon Lions Auction: 6-9:30 p.m., March 17, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Be a part, complete the puzzle, give sight and hearing to those in need. For more information, contact Josh Hosford at 253-632-1562 or joshuahosford@yahoo.com

Valley Cities Community Awards & Auction, “Celebrating Hometown Heroes”: 5:30 p.m., March 30, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations that have had a positive impact on the community. Silent auction to raise funds for Valley Cities’ housing program. Since 1965, Valley Cities has operated community mental health centers throughout South King County.  To register or learn more, contact Gabriela Sawrey at 253-205-0494 or gsawrey@valleycities.org or visit www.valleycities.org.

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, “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.

“25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”: March 9-11 and March 16-18, Messiah Lutheran Church, Galli Hall, 410 H St., Auburn. Show times: 7 p.m. March 9, 10, 16, 17, with 2 o’clock matinees for March 10, 11, 17 and 18. Messiah Players, a local community theatre company based out of Messiah Lutheran Church, presents spring play.  The musical features six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by adults who barely escaped childhood themselves. They learn that winning isn’t everything and losing doesn’t necessarily make you a loser. Tickets: $12 adults, $10 kids 14 and under, $10 for seniors 55 and older. Families of four or more can purchase a ticket for $40 and groups of eight or more can buy tickets with a $1 discount off each one. Tickets are available at the church, from cast members, or at the door.

Barbershop Quartet Singing Competition: 7-9:30 p.m., April 28-29, Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn.  Featuring the top barbershop quartets and choruses in Western Washington. Finals on the second night. Admission: $15. For more information: 206-661-7038 or www.evgdivision2.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.

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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