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Auburn-area calendar of events | Nov. 7

An Auburn tradition, the 47th Veterans Day Parade is Saturday. - Reporter file photo
An Auburn tradition, the 47th Veterans Day Parade is Saturday.
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Events

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

WWII’s USS Indianapolis Tribute with Survivor George Horvath: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 8, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Horvath, a resident of Phoenix, Ariz., and one of the few remaining survivors from the USS Indianapolis will share his memories of the U.S. Navy disaster at sea. Providing historical context is Kim Roller, whose vintage WWII-era dress sets the stage for her multimedia presentation. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. For additional information, call Roller at 360-292-9659. For additional details and event information, visit www.auburnwa.gov/events or call 253-931-3043.

Auburn’s 47th Veteran’s  Day  Observation, Remembrance  Ceremony:  9:45 a.m. Nov. 10, Veterans  Memorial  Park,  411  E  St.  NE.  Dedication of Blue  Star  Memorial  Marker,  in  part  funded  by  the  Auburn  Garden  Club,  will   be  dedicated.  Activities include lighting of Memorial Flame. Ceremony  runs  prior  to  the  Veterans  Day  Parade.  The  Auburn  Garden  Club  will  be  serving  coffee  and  cookies  immediately  following  the  ceremony.

47th Veterans Day Parade: 11 a.m. Nov. 10, Main St., Auburn. One of the largest Veterans Day parades in the country. The parade pays special tribute to the American Veterans (AMVETS). The parade boasts almost 200 units and more than 5,500 parade participants, including more than 25 marching bands, military vehicles, veterans’ units, honor guards and more. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov for more information.

26th Veterans Day Marching Band Competition: 1-10 p.m. Nov. 10, Auburn Memorial Stadium, Troy Field, 800 4th St. NE. Hosted by the Auburn High School Band and Choir Parents. More than 30 of the finest high school marching bands from Washington, Oregon and Idaho compete in parade and field show competition. Tickets for all-day admission: $15 adults; $10 students (ages 6-18); $10 seniors (62 and older); $10 military with active ID; $15 college students. Proceeds benefit the Auburn High School Band and Choir programs. For more information, visit auburnveteransday.webs.com/

A Victorian Country Christmas: Nov. 28-Dec. 2, Western Washington Fairgrounds and Exhibition Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sunday. More than 550 shops, holiday entertainment, cuisine and wine at the 26th annual event. Admission: $10 adults; $8 seniors 62 and over and juniors 6-17. Children 5 and younger are free with an adult. Military personnel $7 with ID. Two dollar discount coupons off the $10 admission price Wednesday-Friday are available at all participating Haggen Food and Pharmacy, Top Food and Drug stores and KeyBank locations in Western Washington. Parking is free at designated fairgrounds parking lots. For more information, visit www.avictoriancountrychristmas.com. For directions, visit www.thefair.com.

Santa Parade and Tree Lighting: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Main Street, Auburn. A festive and fun children’s parade, which is followed by community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree. Parade lineup begins at 4 p.m. on E Street NE. Pre-parade entertainment from 4-4:30 p.m. in front of City Hall.

Other holiday activities include:

• Auburn Optimist Club’s Santa House: Noon-close, Dec. 1, B Street Plaza. The Santa House will be open noon-6 p.m., Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 23, and also 3-6 p.m. Dec. 12, and 3-7 p.m. Dec. 19. Call the Auburn Optimist Club for more information at 253-315-3025.

• Snack and Craft at Washington Elementary: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 1, 20 E St. NE. Create fun holiday gingerbread houses and ornaments.

• Holiday movie at the Ave, : 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (PG-13). Tickets: $3. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Santa Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. seatings, Dec. 8, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th St. SE. A chance for little ones to tell Santa exactly what’s on their lists. Pancake breakfast and great entertainment provided by singer/songwriter Eric Ode. Cost: $5, $7 children; $6, $8 adults. Register early. Event fills up fast. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043 for more information.

Benefits

AYR’s Holiday Adopt-A-Family: Auburn Youth Resources seeks individuals, families, businesses and social groups to “adopt” AYR families for the holiday season. Give food and gifts to families who are undergoing hardship. To learn more, please contact Tiari DeGraw at 253-939-2202 or TiariDe@ayr4kids.org. For more information, visit www.ayr4kids.org.

Businesses’ annual food drive for the Auburn Food Bank: Barrels for nonperishable food and toiletries can be found at the following locations: • Auburn Wine & Caviar, 2402 A St. SE; • AKEA (American Karate Escrima Association), 302 E. Main St.; • Better Properties, 222 1st St. NE; • Cascade Orthopaedics, 122 3rd St. NE; • Home Plate Pub, 144 E. Main St.; • John Torres, attorney, 220 1st St. NE; • Kelly’s Personal Touch Salon, 225 Auburn Way S.; • NAPA/Gosney Auto Parts, 220 Auburn Way N.; • Quality Rentals, 252 E. Main St.; • Rottles Clothing & Shoes, 226 E. Main St.; • Shoe Forest & More, 335 E. Main St.; • South Sound Insurance, 514 Auburn Way N.; • Sylvan Learning Center, 417 E. Main St. Barrels will be available during the Nov. 10 Veterans Day Parade and picked up on Nov. 15.

Shop ‘til You Drop: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10, Washington Elementary School gymnasium, 20 E St. NE, Auburn. Benefit for the Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals scholarship fund. For more information or to become a vendor, contact Sandi T. at 253-804-5161.

Emerald Downs Holiday Gift Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 10-11, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Admission: $3 per adult without donation. Free admission with nonperishable donation to Northwest Harvest; 17 years of age and younger free. Parking free. For more information about the Festival, please visit www.EmeraldDownsHolidayGiftFestival.com.

25th Bizarre Bazaar: Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 16; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 17; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 18, 1107 11th St., NE, Auburn. Old-fashioned home bazaar with more than 25 artists, crafts collectibles and antiques. For more information, call Sharon Peterson at 253-833-8608 or Mani at 253-333-9911.

Dogs vs. Cats: 5:45 to 8 p.m. Nov. 16, Rainier Room, second floor, Truitt Building,102 W Main St., Auburn. Auburn Valley Humane Society (AVHS) and the Kiwanis Club of the Valley present trivia challenge fundraiser. Teams of 6-8 people will compete in answering trivia questions in diverse categories. Cost is $40 per person and includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar also available. Contestants are encouraged to sport their favorite school colors. For bonus points throughout the challenge, there will be college fight song trivia. To register, visit www.kiwanistriviachallenge.com.

Messiah Lutheran Church Holiday Bazaar: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Nov. 17, 410 H St. NE, Auburn (across from Auburn High School). Featuring hand-made craft items, including quilts and quilted items, knitted items, Christmas ornaments, wood carvings, baked goods, hand-made jewelry, Christmas wreaths and much more.  Youth Cafe, White Elephant sale.

Inaugural United Methodist Women Holiday Bazaar:  9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Nov. 17, First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. SE. Lunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., $6.50 a plate. Home and holiday decor, deli, silent auction, stitchery, nuts sales, attic treasures, pie corner. Proceeds benefit the church’s mission outreach budget.

Thanksgiving Day Brunch: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 22, Spirit-fest Auburn Community Feeding Program, 526 12th St. SE.  Traditional meal includes turkey, gravy, stuffing, potatoes, yams, vegetables, korv (Swedish potato sausage) and pie. All are welcome - Volunteers and donations gladly accepted. Contact: Lynne Snyder, lksnyder@juno.com, 253-332-6065.

Victorian Farmhouse Christmas: Dec. 2, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn, east of the Highway 18/Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit. Tour times 1,2 and 3 p.m. Tour the historic Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse, decorated for the holidays, with docents in period dress and enjoy light refreshments and explore the gift shop. Proceeds go toward operating expenses and the continuing restoration of the landmark. Cost: $15 per person. Advance reservations are required. To register, call 253-850-2777. Visit www.neelymansion.org and the Neely Mansion Association Facebook page for further information.

Health

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives:  9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Nov. 18, Seventh-day Adventist Church, 402 29th St. SE, Auburn; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 21, Costco Wholesale, 1802 M St. NW, Auburn; noon-4 p.m. Nov. 27, Muckleshoot Casino, Team Member Breakroom, 2402 Auburn Way S. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives:  10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m. Nov. 10, SuperMall, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Clubs

Striped Water Poets: Meet every Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. A roundtable critique and welcoming of new poets.

Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meet every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn.  Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere.  Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 253-735-1751.

Discover Girl Scouts:  7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. Girls, kindergarten to the 12th grade, and their parents or guardians are invited to learn about Girl Scouting. Girl Scout staff and/or volunteers will be available to answer questions about membership, activities and how to get started. For more information, contact Kristina Droppers at 425-614-1126 or kdroppers@girlscoutsww.org. www.girlscoutsww.org.

Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Nov. 19,  Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave.  Club meets for announcements and a presentation by Aaron Baggenstos on photography of wildlife in Washington. Free Discover Pass for new members.

Programs, classes

The Stories Old Buildings Tell Us: 6-8 p.m. Nov. 8, White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Historic preservationist Michael Herschensohn examines historic buildings throughout the state as well as those in one’s back yard. Herschensohn helps interpret historic buildings and places, which tells the context of the people who have occupied them and helps others understand the similarities and differences between the past and contemporary lives. Included with regular museum admission. Museum open house begins at 6 p.m. Regular admission is $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Space limited. To RSVP, call 253-288-7439 or email rburrum@auburnwa.gov. For more information, visit www.wrvmuseum.org.

Art Camp Overnight: 7 p.m. to 8 a.m. Nov. 16-17, White River Valley Museum, White River Valley Museum. Program for kids age 7-12 that includes artistically themed activities to pair with the museum’s Small Works Big Presents, the Gift of Art exhibit. Kids also will participate in scavenger hunts, take a flashlight tour and watch a museum themed movie. Cost is $30 per first child, $25 per additional siblings. Please call 253-288-7439 to register or at wrvmuseum.org.

AAA Driver Improvement Program: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Accepting reservations for its refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. Cost: $16. Information: Mary Lilleness, americandriving@comcast.net, 206-243-3564, or www.aaawa.com

Jet Cities Chorus: 7-8:30 p.m., Mondays, between Nov. 5 and Dec. 10, Todd Beamer High School, choir room, 35999 16th Ave. S., Federal Way. Jet Cities Chorus, a member of Sweet Adelines International, offers free group vocal lessons. The all-female chorus (with more than 50 members ranging in age from 20 to 70) sings a capella music in the barbershop style. They are directed by Teresa McCafferty. For more information: 253-630-4077 or jetcitieschorus@gmail.com, or jetcities.org.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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 www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

Monday Morning Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 12, 19, 26. Ages 2 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome. Explore Early Literacy through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Wacky Wednesday Story Times: 10:15 a.m.  Nov. 14. Ages 3 to 6. Preschoolers will be hopping and celebrating stories, alphabet letters and creative activities in this half hour program.

Spanish Story Time: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26. Stories, rhymes, felt stories and more for the family.

Bouncing Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 8, 15. Ages newborn to 24 months. Bounce along to fun chants and music. A short play time follows.

Sleepy Story Time: 7 p.m. Nov. 15, 29. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime Story Time.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 10 a.m., Fridays, through Nov. 16. Series of free workshops for Spanish-speaking families with children newborn to age 5 to learn about Early Literacy and how to prepare their children for kindergarten.  www.kcls.org/fiestas.

Totally Bored Monday: 2 p.m. Nov. 12. Hang out at the library playing board games with your friends.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 14, 21, 28. For teens in middle school and high school. Hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book ... all in the same place.

Study Zone: 5 p.m. Nov. 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Short and Scary Writing Contest: Submit your spookiest stories this month and win a ghastly good prize. Winners will be announced Nov. 12.

Teen Reads Café: 4:30 p.m. Nov. 20. The book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month and share what we’ve been reading.

Teen Book Swap: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29. Trade your books in for something new to read. Bring in your gently-used books to the library and receive tickets to trade for other books.

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

Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.

English as a Second Language (ESOL):  6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 24. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • Introduction to Computers: 10 a.m. Nov. 10; • Introduction to Computers Taught in Spanish, 7 p.m. Nov. 13; • Internet Level 1, 10 a.m. Nov. 24

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m. Nov. 10, 14. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

NaNoWriMo Write-In: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, 21, 28. November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the Auburn Library is supporting local writers by offering space to write your novel. Bring a pen and paper or laptop and make yourself comfortable.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 3 p.m. Nov. 10; 4 p.m. Nov.15. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer. Look at popular eReaders, OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions software and ask questions.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13. “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern. Held at Zola’s Cafe, 402 E. Main St., Auburn. blogs.kcls.org/auburn/

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13, 20, 27. All young children welcome with adult.

Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 14, 21, 28. Newborn to 24 months with adult.

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Nov. 20, 27. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Nov. 20, 27. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Fancy Nancy Soirée: 1 p.m. Nov. 17. For young ladies ages 4 to 8. You are cordially invited to a soiree. Soirée is French for party (everything is fancier in French). Remember to dress in your fanciest clothes. Please register.

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 www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3 p.m. Nov. 7,14, 21, 28. Stop in to play Xbox, PlayStation and Wii games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book.

Candy Sushi: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Learn about the history of sushi while making your own sushi creations using candy, fruit roll-ups and other assorted goodies.

Algona-Pacific Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m. Nov. 27. The book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month and share what we’ve been reading.

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.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays. No class Nov. 22. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14. “The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains” by Nicholas Carr.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 3 p.m. Nov. 26. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

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 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.

Network

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.

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.

• Hiking Group 50+: Do you like the outdoors? Are you looking to get some more exercise? Don’t like to hike alone? Then we have the group for you. The group hikes 3-5 times a month throughout the Puget Sound region. The hikes range from 3-7 miles and are from easy to moderate. Please call 253 931-3016 for more information.

Entertainment

Shakespeare’s “As You Like It”: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8-10, 15-17, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Presented by the Auburn High School Actors’ Guild. Whether love-sick youths, exiled courtiers, simple country folk, philosophers or fools, each has their part to play in this magical journey of mistaken identity and self-discovery. Join the cast in the Forest of Arden for one of Shakespeare’s funniest and most frolicsome plays where love comes in all shapes, sizes and disguises. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, seniors and active duty military. Tickets available at the door and online at auburnsd.schoolwires.net/Page/836. For more information, email wkerr@auburn.wednet.edu.

33rd Seattle International Stand-Up Comedy Competition, preliminaries: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Bravo presents preliminary rounds of the contest. Tickets: $20 regular, $18 students, seniors. Call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online through Brown Paper Tickets at www.auburnwa.gov.

Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. Sereet Southeast, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. Featured guest musician schedule: • Nov. 10: Karin Kajita, piano; • Nov. 17: Josh Mason, piano; • Nov. 24: Brian Shibayama, piano; Trent Leurquin, bass. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Sweet Swing, Andrew Sisters Tribute: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 10, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Featuring songs made famous by the wonderful talent of the Andrews Sisters, McGuire Sisters and other great artists of the era, Sweet Swing takes you back to the feelings and euphoria of being at a USO Show in the 1940s. Tickets: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Ted Vigil, John Denver Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16, 17, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Join Vigil and a four-piece band as they perform several hits of John Denver’s and a few of the tribute artist’s original songs. This family fun show will have you singing right along. Tickets: $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “A Tribute to Youth”: 4-6 p.m. Nov. 18, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Four outstanding young artists from the Seattle Youth Symphony join a quartet from the Auburn Symphony to perform Mendelssohn’s amazing Octet for Strings. Tickets: $17 adults; $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org

Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “ASO Musicians Get Jazzy”: 7:30-9:30 p.m. Nov. 30, Lindbloom Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Auburn Symphony’s classical musicians team up with jazz vocalist, Kelly Eisenhour, for an evening of old favorites including George Gershwin and Cole Porter. Tickets: $17 adults; $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org.

Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Dec. 2, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Celebrate the holidays with this annual free community concert performed by the 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard. Tickets are free, but required for admission and will be available for pick-up beginning Nov. 1. Limit 6 per family. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., or www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Scrooge The Musical”: 7 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 21; 3 p.m., Dec. 16, 22, Performing Arts Building, main campus, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theater, Green River Community College’s resident community theater. Tickets: $10 per person. For more detail, visit www.heavierthanair.com.

31st Bronn and Katherine Journey Christmas Concert: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Bronn and Katherine Journey and friends present a casually elegant evening featuring music celebrating the joy of the Christmas season. Enjoy the warmth of a special event that combines harp, humor and song.  Tickets: $14-24. Order: www.BrownPaperTickets.com or 1-800-838-3006.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “The Beauty of Brahms”: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19; 2:30 p.m. Jan. 20, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Brahms’ “Symphony No. 3 in F”; Mozart’s “Horn Concerto No. 3” with soloist Rodger Burnett; Kodaly’s “Peacock Variations”. Free pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes prior to performance. Tickets: $34 adults; $27 seniors (55 and older); $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org

Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “Romantic Organ Treats”: 4-6 p.m. Feb. 24, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Joseph Adam, organist at St. James Cathedral, Seattle, joins Brittany Boulding, violin, and Brian Wharton, cello, in a concert showcasing the beautiful organ sounds found in the romantic Suite by organist and composer Joseph Rhineberger to the fireworks of Handel-Halvorsen’s Passacaglia. Tickets: $17 adults; $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org

Auburn Symphony Chamber Concert, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant”: 4-6 p.m. March 10, St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Seattle poet Jack Prelutsky, the first Children’s Poet Laureate of the U.S., narrates his award-winning book, “Behold the Bold Umbrellaphant,” accompanied by five musicians playing Lucas Richman’s original score. Tickets: $17 adults; $10 students. For tickets, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org

Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. For more information, contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

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

Classic Kid’s Movies Series Package: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  •  Jan. 12: “An American Tail”; • Feb. 2: “Babe” ;  March 2: “Hey There It’s Yogi Bear!” Series package: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra, “Spotlight on the Auburn Symphony”: 7:30 p.m. April 27; 2:30 p.m. April 28, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. R. Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration” and Stravinsky’s “The Right of Spring”. Free pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes prior to performance. Tickets: $34 adults; $27 seniors (55 and older); $10 students. To order, call 253-887-7777 or visit www.auburnsymphony.org

Music

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley.  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 Open House:  Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com or call 253-887-8937 for program information. New location at 122 W. Main St. (entrance in back)

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:  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:  November exhibit: Susan Aurand.  “Dwelling Places” is a focus on the idea of a house as a place where we live physically, spiritually and psychically. Aurand’s mixed media paintings invite the viewer into a dream-like place that inspire a sense of wonder. www.susanaurand.com.  Gallery is located at 25 W. Main St.  Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

 

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