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Auburn-area calendar of events | Feb. 13

Hundreds of motorcycle riders from the area participated Sunday in the Teddy Bear Run for MultiCare Auburn Medical Center – a ride designed to collect and bring the comfort of stuffed animals to the hospital. The South King County Chapter of Alky Angels, a group of 200-300 motorcycle riders, presented the annual ride. Riders dropped off their stuffed animals in collection barrels and enjoy a hosted lunch. The stuffed animals will go to the hospital for patients in the emergency room, surgical, obstetrics and dementia departments.  - Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter
Hundreds of motorcycle riders from the area participated Sunday in the Teddy Bear Run for MultiCare Auburn Medical Center – a ride designed to collect and bring the comfort of stuffed animals to the hospital. The South King County Chapter of Alky Angels, a group of 200-300 motorcycle riders, presented the annual ride. Riders dropped off their stuffed animals in collection barrels and enjoy a hosted lunch. The stuffed animals will go to the hospital for patients in the emergency room, surgical, obstetrics and dementia departments.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/Auburn Reporter

Events

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

25th Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Feb. 20-24, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle. Show hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. Showcase of imagination and inspiration with gardens big and small, more than 120 free seminars, “The PlayGarden” for families, a large lineup of exhibitors. Adult “early bird” discount tickets ($16) available up to Feb. 19, and can be purchased by visiting the show’s website or at participating nurseries and retail outlets in the region. Visit www.gardenshow.com for online purchases and complete listing of ticket sale outlets. Phone orders can be placed at 800-343-6973.

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.

Groundbreaking on new Auburn High School: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 24,  high school, 700 E. Main St. The public is invited. Parking is available in the Auburn Performing Arts Center parking lot. Ceremony celebrates the community’s support and commitment to provide 21st century teaching and learning environments for all students. Site construction begins on Feb. 25. Project updates available at www.auburn.wednet.edu/AHSProject.

Benefits

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).

See Ya Later Foundation, “Ladies Night Out”: 5-8 p.m., Feb. 27, Oddfellas Pub and Eatery, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Several vendors on hand, food and drink specials, and a raffle benefitting the SYL Foundation. Admission is free. The foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based and nondenominational organization designed to help families fraught by a medical crisis. To learn more, visit www.seeyalater.org.

Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the Auburn High School seniors scholarship fund. The bonanza is open on the first Saturday of every month, March to June, October to December. For more information, contact Janie Bartro at 253-227-7789, or visit www.busbarnbonanza.com.

The Kiwanis Club of The Valley trivia challenge game night: 5:30 p.m. March 7, Rainier Room, second floor of the Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Proceeds to benefit Auburn Food Bank. Teams of six to eight people are forming. Cost is $45 per person and includes dinner and dessert. Cash bar is available. Donations for the food bank will be accepted at the door. To register, visit www.kiwanistriviachallenge.com. Find out more on at www.facebook.com/kiwanistriviachallenge.

Bunco Night with AAEOP: 6:30 p.m. March 15, Dick Scobee Elementary School, 1031 14th St. NE, Auburn. Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals’ third annual scholarship fundraiser. Want to register to play?  Visit the events page at www.auburnaeop.org or call Ann Gilbert at 253-931-4984. We encourage graduating seniors to apply for educational scholarships.

The Auburn Mountainview Booster Club Auction – “Off to the Races”: 6-10 p.m. March 29, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Money raised supports the school’s clubs, sports and activities, in addition to scholarships and InvestED. Auction tickets $35 (buffet dinner, silent and live auction). Donations for auction are appreciated. A tax deduction letter is available. Please send donations to: AMHS, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn, WA 98092 – c/o AMBC 2013 Auction. 0eFor more information, contact Tracy Arnold at 206-679-8929 or tracyarnold@comcast.net.

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. 15, Multicare Auburn Medical Center, Plaza 1, 202 N. Division St.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Feb. 28, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 8:30-11 a.m. March 5, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW, Auburn; 12:30-3:30 p.m. March 5, GSA, 40015th St. SW, Auburn. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Free Dental Day for Kids: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21, Dr. John B. Carpenter’s office, 620 M. St. NE, Auburn. Offering kids free comprehensive dental examination, cleaning and fluoride treatment. To schedule your appointment, please call 206-973-5229.

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.

The Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. Presentation by Dr. Peter Hodum entitled “Seabird Ecology and Conservation in Washington.”

Hitch-N-Go RVers meeting: 1-2:30 p.m. Feb 26, Kent Library, 212 2nd Avenue N. Monthly mid-week camping outings. Lunch following at a local restaurant. Visitors welcome. For information, contact 206-243-0163.

Classes

CERT: The City of Auburn Emergency Management Office – in conjunction with the White River Valley Citizen Corps Council and the Valley Regional Fire Authority – offers a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training course to area residents. The training, a four-week course, meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 to noon. Classes are: March 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, with the final drill and graduation on March 28, from 8 a.m.-noon. Classes will be held in downtown Auburn. Pre-registration is required for all courses and space is limited. For more information, or to register for this class, please call 253-876-1925 or email emergencyprep@auburnwa.gov. Applications may also be downloaded from the Internet by visiting www.auburnwa.gov/services/emergency.

Auburn Citizens Academy: Begins March 6. Auburn Police Department, 340 E. Main St., Suite 201. Evening sessions explore the inner workings of the police department and give citizens direct, candid, first-hand information. The academy consists of 11 Wednesday evening class sessions from 6:30 to 9:30 and one Saturday session from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Graduation is May 15. Registration is open. The academy is offered free of charge to any Auburn citizen 18 years or older. Applications are available at http://www.auburnwa.gov/page951.aspx. Applicants must pass a background check prior to being admitted to the class. For more information, call 253-804-3124.

Faith

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.

Family History Expo “Who Do You Think You Are?”: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 16, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Star Lake Meetinghouse, 28616 48th Ave. S., Auburn. Family and ancestors made us who we are today. Find their stories, find yourself. Guest speakers, exhibits, lunch. Guest teachers will lead classes on a variety of family history subjects. Cost: $3 suggested donation for lunch. For more information, contact Annette Pratt at 253-941-8204, aneatap@comcast.net.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Monday Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Feb. 25. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Monday Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Feb. 25. Ages 3 to 7 with adult.

Wednesday Infant Story Times: 10 a.m. Feb. 13, 27. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult.

Spanish Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Feb. 16, 23. All young children welcome with adult.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, 27. Snack, hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book.

Study Zone: 3 p.m. Feb.  26; 5 p.m. Feb. 25. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Game Afternoon: 1 p.m. Feb. 21. Play video and board games at the library.

Teen Reads Café: 4 p.m. Feb. 19. “Revolution” by Jennifer Donnelly.

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 (ESL) : 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No class on Feb. 18. 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. • One-on-One Computer Assistance, 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., Feb. 19; • Word Level 1, 10 a.m. Feb. 23.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 5 p.m. Feb. 13; 3 p.m. Feb. 16, 17. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m. Feb. 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

AARP Free Tax Help: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 26. For taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 60 and older. Stop by or call the library to register.

Auburn Reads Pride and Prejudice: The library celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s classic with a variety of lectures, films, book discussions and events. For details, please ask at the library. • Auburn Loves Austen Film Series, 2 p.m. Feb.  23, March 2; •  Jane Austen Lecture - Austen on Love, 4 p.m. Feb. 14. • Book discussions, noon Feb. 15; 10:30 a.m. Feb. 22; 4 p.m. Feb. 25. • Jane Austen Lecture-George, Profligate Prince of the Regency, 3 p.m. Feb. 16; • Jane Austen Lecture - A Return to Civility, 4 p.m. Feb. 21.

Senior Transitions – Know Your Options: 2 p.m. Feb. 17. Presented by Master Builders Association. Are you worried about parent’s safety or health? Do they want to stay in their home as long as possible? Are you an older adult who is thinking about making a change in your living arrangements? In this panel session, hear from three experts who assist older adults in making informed decisions about their future needs and goals.

American Indians in Cinema: 7 p.m. Feb. 21. The public image of American Indians has been more defined by cinema than that of any other people in history. This conversation, led by cinema scholar Lance Rhoades, will prompt us to address the formidable role cinema has played in producing, perpetuating and challenging perceptions of American Indians, past and present.

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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. 19, 26. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Feb. 19, 26. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 19, 26. All young children welcome with adult.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, 27. Stop in to play Xbox, PlayStation and Wii games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book.

Study Zone: 6 p.m. Feb. 13. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26. 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.

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.

One-On-One Computer Assistance: 2 and 2:30 p.m. Feb. 25. Do you need extra help on the computer? Have a special project you’re working on? Want to create an email account? A KCLS volunteer instructor can give you one-on-one assistance.

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

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 4 p.m. Feb. 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:

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” 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.

SCA Networking Dinner: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Embassy Suites, Triple Crown Banquet Room, 15920 West Valley Highway, Tukwila. Special guest speaker: King County Councilmember Jane Hague. Keynote address: newly appointed County Councilmember Rod Dembowski. Early registration ends Feb. 15. RSVP and pay online at soundcities.org. For more information, contact Kristy@ SCA, 206-433‐7168 or sca@soundcities.org

14th Annual Greater Auburn Area Career Conference: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 27, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. For more information, contact Pegi Moll, 253-833-0700.

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

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.

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. No cover. Featured guest musician schedule: • Feb. 16: Jim Day, guitar; • Feb. 23: Milo Petersen, guitar. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Bravo presents A Celebration of Film!:  Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  Lineup:  Feb. 17  “It Happened At The World’s Fair”.  Tickets: $3. Call 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or online through Brown Paper Tickets at www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

February Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Three comedians in one night. February headliner Monique Marvez is on a mission to make people think a little and laugh a lot with her brand of comedy. 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.

A Red Carpet Evening at the Ave: 4 p.m. Feb. 24, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Kiwanis Club of Auburn presents.Come dressed as your favorite nominee or movie character or in “red carpet” attire, if you choose. Trivia games, silent auction. Tickets: $25 per person includes entrance, hors d’oeuvres and one glass of bubbly. To purchase tickets, visit  www.RedCarpetAuburn.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.

‘80s at 8 Movies Package:  Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  Lineup: • “Ghostbusters (March 1); • “Top Gun” (March 8); • “Breakfast Club” (March 15); • “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (March 29). Movie package: $8. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.

Classic Kid’s Movies Series: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. • March 2: “Hey There It’s Yogi Bear!” Tickets: $3. 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.

Screening of High Ground, The Movie: 7 p.m. March 7, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Sponsored by Auburn VFW Post 1471 and Green River Community College & Vet Corps. For complementary tickets, contact the GRCC Vet Corp Office at: 253-833-9111, ext. 2277 or email ksetchfield@greenriver.edu.

Ave Kids, Skippyjon Jones: 2 p.m. March 9, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Play based on the popular children’s book series by Judy Schachner that shares the adventures of a Siamese kittenboy who can’t resign himself to being an ordinary cat. Tickets: $6. 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.

Michael Tomlinson: 7:30 p.m. March 9, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Widely known for his friendly concerts, funny stories and warm, goodwill onstage, Tomlinson has taken his music in a new direction and is touring selections from his new album The Way Out West. 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 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.

Ave Kids, It’s Just Rocket Science with Dr. Kaboom: 2 p.m. March 16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Creatively blending theatre arts with the wonders of scientific exploration, Doktor Kaboom keeps his audience riveted with interest and rolling with laughter whilst exploring scientific content that ties directly into educational curriculum standards. 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.

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.

ONGOING PERFORMANCES

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.

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.

Auditions

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 26; call-backs at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Auburn Ave Theater, 10 Auburn Ave.  Auburn Community Players’ production of a hilarious tale of adolescent overachievers’ angst played out at the spelling championship of a lifetime. Performers 18 and older (due to mature content). Bring a resume and a prepared musical theater song, 16-32 bars, no a cappella. Bring sheet music in correct key. Accompanist will be provided. The show run is 7:30 p.m. May 31, 7:30 p.m. June 1, 7, 8, 14, 15 and 2 p.m. June 9.  For more information, contact Jim Kleinbeck at 253-804-5057.

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:  Exhibit: Through 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:

• Textile Preservation for Wedding Gowns: 7-8:30 p.m. March 12. Registration required at www.wrvmuseum.org or at 253-288-7439

Galleries

Auburn City Hall:  Through Feb. 26. Kathy Lobdell who captures the the imagery of the face in encaustic and layer upon layer of melted wax.  This exhibit is paired with John Breitweiser who alters, rearranges and reimagines designed commercial portraits through collage and cutting apart existing imagery. 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: • March 12, Di Faria (fused glass); April 9, Mike Greely (photography); May 14, Greg Watson (American Raku pottery).

 

 

 

 

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