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Auburn-area calendar of events | Jan. 16
Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www.auburntourism.com.
Auburn Valley Humane Society grand opening: 11:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. Jan. 19, community animal shelter, 4910 A St. SE. Ceremonial ribbon cutting. The public is welcome. Donations are warmly welcomed. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, visit auburnvalleyhs.org.
Tacoma Home and Garden Show: Jan. 23-27, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St. Show hours: 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Presented by Western Washington Toyota Dealers, the show is an opportunity for show-goers to meet representatives from more than 750 exhibitors providing products and services for the home and garden. Vintage market, kitchen and bath product trends, display gardens, seminars and more. Admission: $10 adults, $8 seniors (62 and older) weekdays only, and free to children 16 and under. Two-day passes, $16 adults, $12 seniors. Weekday discount coupons available at www.otshows.com.
Miss Auburn and Miss Auburn’s Outstanding Teen Scholarship Program: 7 p.m. Jan. 25; 6 p.m. Jan. 26, Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Contestants vie for the crowns. The program is sponsored by the Auburn Noon Lions Club. Official preliminary to the Miss Washington and Miss America Scholarship Pageants. Tickets: $30, $40. To order, go to www.brownpapertickets.com. For more info: www.missauburn.org.
Uniquely Auburn: 2 p.m. Jan. 27, Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. A free community-sponsored celebration of cultural diversity recognizing people, places and events that make Auburn unique. Following the program in the theater, there will be a complimentary “sit-down” dinner featuring Greek/Mediterranean food and trivia with prizes. Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Soroptimist International of Auburn, City of Auburn Arts Commission, Auburn School District, and Trillium sponsor the 18th annual event. For more information, please call Janice Nelson at 206-349-3061. Find us on Facebook or visit www.uniquelyauburn.org.
Lunar New Year celebration: 6 p.m. Feb. 8, Green River Community College Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Welcome the Year of the Snake. Various clubs and societies perform and present videos about their cultures. The Kungfu/Lion Dance troupe also performs. A dance party follows. Traditional, festive snacks and dishes from Vietnam, China and Korea will be served. Admission $5 for students, $8 non-GRCC students, $10 at the door.
Seventh annual Daddy Daughter Date Night: 6:30-9:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth Street SE. For girls ages 4-10 years old. Opportunity for fathers, grandfathers, uncles, or big brothers to take their special little girl out for a night she will never forget. The night will begin with a couples photograph, followed by dinner, dancing and dessert. Each child will receive a 5-by-7 portrait and a party favor. The all-inclusive event is $45 per couple ($10 each additional girl; non-resident fees apply). Pre-registration is required. To purchase advance tickets, visit the Parks, Arts & Recreation Office at 910 Ninth Street SE or call 253-931-3043.
Sleep Country’s Pajama Drive for Foster Kids: Through March 3. 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 888-88-SLEEP (75337).
22nd annual Valentine Breakfast: 7 a.m. Feb. 8, 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.
WEHG Mardi Gras Celebration: 7-11 p.m. Feb. 8, Meridian Valley Country Club, 24830 136th Ave. SE, Kent. Women Encouraging Hope Guild’s fourth annual fundraiser. Celebration includes hors d’oeuvres and dessert, a no-host bar, cocktail hour music by the Kentlake Jazz Band, a short program highlighting the group’s activities, followed a DJ to fill the dance floor. Tickets: $75 per person. A portion of each ticket directly benefits the day-to-day operations of Rita’s and Katherine’s Houses, and the general fund of the guild. WEHG offers financial and in-kind support for the residents of Rita’s and Katherine’s Houses, transitional houses for single women in recovery. Community members are invited to attend. Tickets must be purchased in advance, and information and RSVP card can be found on Facebook.com/WEHGuild. For more information, contact event co-chair Jill Harle at email@example.com.
Cupid in the Library with an Arrow: 6:30-11:30 p.m. Feb. 9, The Landmark Event Center, 23660 Marine View Drive S., Des Moines. Soroptimist International of Auburn presents 19th annual Cupid’s caper event with a clue theme. This year’s “raise the paddle” beneficiary is Auburn Youth Resources offering shelter and services for youth in crisis. Funds raised by Soroptimist of Auburn support women and children throughout South King County through various charitable organizations. Sponsorships available from $250-$5,000. Sponsors receive recognition and brand awareness to just under 200 guests as well as other benefits according to level. Tickets are $65 per person. Register online at www.siauburn.org/cupid. For more information, call event chair Sue Singer at 253-939-6180.
The Teddy Bear Run for MultiCare Auburn Medical Center: 12:30 p.m. Feb. 10, South King Alano Club, 1317 Harvey Road, Auburn. The South King County Chapter of Alky Angels organized to collect and bring the comfort of stuffed animals to the hospital. Riders will gather the club and depart at 12:30 p.m. for an eight-mile leisure route to deliver new stuffed animals at the hospital. Once they get to the parking lot, a drill team performs. Rider will drop their stuffed animals in collection barrels and enjoy a hosted lunch. The stuffed animals will go to the hospital for emergency room, surgical, obstetrics and dementia departments. For more information, call 253-939-6541 or contact Laura Gavin, event coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Eagles Annual Crab Feed: 2-5 p.m. Feb. 10, 702 M St. SE, Auburn. Cost is $25 per person, and includes a meal of 1½ crabs, salad, beans, bread and $1 beers. The event also includes raffles for prizes. Deadline to buy tickets is Feb. 5. All tickets are sold at Auburn Eagles. For more information, call 253-833-2298.
Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.
Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Jan. 21, Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. SE, Auburn; noon-2 p.m., 2:45-6 p.m. Jan. 22, Auburn Adventist Academy, 5000 Auburn Way S.; 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-3:30 p.m. Jan. 22, Boeing Auburn, 700 15th St. SW; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Jan. 23, Green River Community College, Glacier Room, Lindbloom Student Center, 12401 SE 320th St. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.
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.
Neely Mansion Association: 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. Brief business meeting, board elections, screening of new video, “If These Walls Could Talk”, depicting the stories of each of the five families who lived at South King County’s iconic landmark. Light refreshments. Visit neelymansion.org for more information.
Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Jan. 21, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. Regular meeting, with featured presentation, The World of Small, by Jay Galvin.
66th Northwest District Buddhist Convention: Feb. 15-17, DoubleTree Suites Hotel at Southcenter, 16500 Southcenter Parkway, Tukwila. Auburn’s White River Buddhist Temple, a member of the Buddhist Churches of America, hosts a weekend full of workshops, seminars and keynotes from some of the most renowned experts of Buddhism in the country. The public is invited. More information at: www.nwconvention.com or www.wrbt.org.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, 24, 31. All ages welcome with adult.
Monday Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Jan. 28. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.
Monday Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Jan. 28. Ages 3 to 7 with adult.
Teen Zone: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 23, 30. Snack, hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book.
Study Zone: 5 p.m. Jan. 23, 28, 30. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Navigating Financial Aid: 10 a.m. Jan. 26. Presented by Sylvan Learning Center. Have questions about applying for financial aid? Learn about the different types of financial aid, how to qualify, and how much money you can expect to receive. Limited to the first 12 participants.
Teen Game Afternoon: 1 p.m. Jan. 28. Play video and board games at the library.
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 (ESL) : 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No class on Jan. 1 and 21. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
Meet the Author: 1 p.m. Jan. 26. Local author Florence Petherham discusses her most recent book, “Magic Is For When You Need It”. Twelve-year-old Mandy Hawkins’ Dad surprises her with a gift of a beautiful, brown mare named Close. She discovers the crescent shape on its forehead when touched causes a healing to happen. She keeps this secret to herself until she finds what she must do with this special knowledge.
Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 10 a.m. Jan. 26; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, noon, Jan. 26
Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 4 p.m. Jan. 25. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Jan. 22, 29. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Jan. 22, 29. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.
Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Jan. 23 and 30. Newborn to 24 months with adult.
Teen Zone: 3 p.m. Jan. 23, 30. Stop in to play video games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book.
Study Zone: 6 p.m. Jan. 23, 28, 30; Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 22. “Trapped” by Michael Northrop.
iCreate: 3:30 p.m. Jan. 31. Create your own movies or music using Garageband and iMovie. Limited to the first six participants.
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 (ESL): 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No class on January 1. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:
Looking to sharpen your technology skills?: If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779.
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.
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.
January Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 18, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Ave Kids, “Never Forgotten”: 2 p.m. Jan. 19, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Based upon a children’s book of the same title by Patricia C. McKissack, Never Forgotten is a lyrical story-in-verse that details the experiences of an African boy who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Tickets: $6. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
We Five – Folk Rock Revival: 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Auburn Riverside Theater, 501 Oravetz Road SE; 7 p.m. Jan. 20, IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. Part of the Great Western Concert series. We Five, a 1960s folk rock musical group out of San Francisco, is best known for the hit single “You Were On My Mind” in 1965 for which they received an Emmy nomination. This is a moving, up-beat folk-rock concert with many of your favorite ‘60s hits not only from We Five but many other groups of the period. Opening for We Five will be Portland’s Three Together. Tickets are $10-$25. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets also at the door.
Tingstad & Rumbel: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Grammy Award winners Eric Tingstad and Nancy Rumbel have performed, recorded and toured together for more than 24 years with 19 albums to their credit. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
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.
Bravo presents A Celebration of Film!: Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. • Lineup, 2 p.m. Jan. 20 – “The Pink Panther”; Jan. 27 - “It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World”; Feb. 3 – “The Birds”; Feb. 10 – “How The West Was Won”; Feb. 17 “It Happened At The World’s Fair”. Tickets: $3 per show or the film package (see all five movies) for $10. Call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online through Brown Paper Tickets at www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. • Jan. 26, Barney McClure, piano. No cover. For more information, call 253-887-8530.
Whiskey River: 7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute band performs classic hits Sweet Home Alabama, Gimme Three Steps, The Breeze, That Smell, What’s Your Name, Sat. Night Special, and Freebird. Tickets: $17, $15. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Classic Kid’s Movies Series Package: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. • 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.
Pride and Prejudice: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. L.A. Theatre Works presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the most acclaimed and still strikingly modern works of world literature. Tickets: $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
Sinatra at the Sands Valentine’s Day Special: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Spend the holiday with Joey Jewell, a Frank Sinatra tribute artist, along with Jim Kerl’s Swingin’ Sixties band and special guest Bethany Smith-Staelens. Tickets: $20 general, $18 student, seniors. To order, call 206-992-7324 or go online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
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. • Jan. 7 program: Celebrating the one-year anniversary of Auburn’s first Poet Laureate, Dick Brugger. Also featured is Michael Magee. For more information, contact email@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
White River Valley Museum: Exhibit: Jan. 16-April 14 – I Do! Traditions of the American White Wedding. The American white wedding is every little girls dream-the perfect beau, the elegant white gown, tiers of wedding cake and something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. Many of today’s wedding standards are steeped in traditions originating in religious ceremony, royal fashion and ancient history. I DO! uses antique wedding gowns and accessories to explore the histories and myths surrounding the customs of the American white wedding. 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.
I DO! EVENTS:
• I DO! Wedding Invitation Workshop: 1-3:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Cost: $40 per person; registration required. Learn some basic calligraphy techniques from professional calligrapher Caitlin Dundon that can be applied to address or create your own wedding invites. All supplies included in class fee. Regular admission: $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Registration required at www.wrvmuseum.org or at 253-288-7439.
• Textile Preservation for Wedding Gowns: 7-8:30 p.m. March 12. Registration required at www.wrvmuseum.org or at 253-288-7439
Non-Profit Board Development Workshop: 2-4 p.m. Jan. 29. Would you like a better relationship with your board of directors? Is it difficult to attract new and high performing board members? Are you a board member and wish to fine-tune your skills? This workshop is intended for professional staff, volunteers and students who wish to improve the performance of a board of directors for a non-profit arts or heritage organization. The workshop is taught by museum director Patricia Cosgrove. Cost: $20 per individual or $15 per groups of 2 or more.
Railroad lecture series: 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 1. Cost: $5 for adults, $4 for children and seniors. Free to Museum Life, Engineer and Above Members;
Auburn City Hall: January: Auburn High School Student Art Show. Talented students from throughout Auburn showcase their artwork of various mediums and techniques. 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.
Auburn Valley Creative Arts Gallery: 108 S. Division St., Auburn. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday. www.facebook.com/auburnvalleycreativearts.
AVCA monthly meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month, 108 S. Division St., Auburn. Monthly meetings and demos. Board meetings are at 5:45 p.m. Open to anyone wishing to volunteer and help steer AVCA to future goals. Program lineup: • Feb. 12, Lydia Sutton (portrait drawing); March 12, Di Faria (fused glass); April 9, Mike Greely (photography); May 14, Greg Watson (American Raku pottery).