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Auburn-area community calendar | April 17

Events

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

24th annual Spring Fair: April 18-21, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours: 2-10 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. Wide range of activities, from baby animals to the Aussie Kingdom show, and Motorsport Mayhem with monster trucks and demolition derbies to the Garden Show, plus 4-H and FFA students showing animals in the Northwest Junior Livestock Show. The dancing horses at Fiesta Mexicana, plus 400 exhibit booths selling their wares are also highlights. Tickets: $10 adults; $7 students (6-18 years); children 5 and under free. Parking is free. Visit www.thefair.com for more information.

Elect Nancy Backus Mayor event: 7-11 p.m. April 20, Truitt Building, Rainier Room, 102 W. Main St. Auburn mayoral candidate Nancy Backus and her campaign staff host a meet-and-greet. The public is invited to meet Backus, share views and listen to her vision and goals.  There is no admission charge. Contributions will be accepted.

Arbor Day celebration: 11 a.m. April 24, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn. The City will plant a Japanese Larch tree, donated by the Auburn Garden Club. City officials, along with volunteers from the Auburn Garden Club, Auburn Tree Board, Auburn Park Board, representatives from the state Department of Natural Resources and the Washington Community Forestry Council will attend. The public is invited. For more information about Arbor Day or planting trees, call 253-931-3043.

Meet the candidate: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 26, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. The public is invited to meet Auburn mayoral candidate Scot Pondelick. For more information about his campaign, visit www.joinacampaign.com/node/139 or Facebook.com/ScotforAuburnMayor.

Youth with Special Needs Fishing Derby: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 27 at Mill Pond Park, 600 Oravetz Road, Auburn. City of Auburn and Lions of Zone C-3 sponsor the free event.Primary participants must be pre-school and school-age special needs youth accompanied and supervised by an adult. Siblings and friends are welcome. A limited amount of fishing rods and bait will be available. Free expert fishing lessons will be available. For more information, contact the Lions’ Dave Bryan at 253-921-3710 or event chair Bob Darrigan at 253-874-4282.

Pride in Pacific Earth Day celebration : 9 a.m. April 27, Pacific-Algona Senior Center, 100 Third Ave. SE, Pacific. City Park Board and Pacific Partnerships organizing. Volunteers will be split into park and trash pickup teams and sent on their way to weed, rake and clean up the city parks, trails and other spots. Trash weigh-ins,  information fair, and lunch provided. A donation of $5 for lunch is suggested. For more information, visit act.earthday.org or www.facebook.com/#!/CityOfPacificParksBoard.

Washington Engaged Coalition Against Trafficking: 7-8;30 p.m. April 30, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Meeting. Washington Engaged, a statewide, non-profit group is organizing a grassroots Coalition Against Trafficking (CAT) in the Kent, Renton, Auburn area.  The goal is to bring schools, community leaders and concerned citizens together to combat the trafficking of girls and women in the sex slave trade. Public invited to join others interested in forming a valley CAT. Contact Lorna Rufener at 253-508-9676 or lorna.rufener@gmail.com.

Auburn observes National Day of Prayer: Noon-1 p.m., May 2, Auburn City Hall plaza (inside in case of rain),  25 W. Main St. Eleven pastors from many denominations will lead prayers for the nation. All are invited. Contact Marge Gordon 253-735-1093 for more information.

Auburn Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m. May 4, downtown Auburn. Check in at City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Breakfast prepared by Kiwanis of Auburn. Volunteer for a project. For more information, call Julie Brewer at 253-804-5042 or email jbrewer@auburnwa.gov.

Neely Mansion May Tea: May 11, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, off Highway 18. Seatings at 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Neely Mansion Association invites the public. Gift shop, tour historic house, piano music. $15 per guest. Reservations required. Please call 253-850-2777.

Connect Kids Walk: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. May 11, SuperMall, becoming the Outlet Collection, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. Walk begins in connecting concourse atrium. Free. Donations will be accepted, and the  Outlet Collection will match them.  253-833-9500

Petpalooza: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 18, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn. Free event for pet lovers and a special day for pets. Dog Trot Fun Run begins at 9:30 a.m. (registration fees apply). Live entertainment, Skyhoundz Disc Dog Championships, pony rides, an agility area, an interactive bug zoo, Reber Ranch’s “Unleashed” pet contest, face painting and other children’s activities, a noon pet parade, more than 150 vendor booths, pet adoptions, exams, vaccinations and other related services, giveaways, food vendors and  activities to keep both humans and pets entertained. Sponsors include 100.7 The Wolf, Radio Disney AM 1250, Green River Veterinary Hospital and Del’s Feed & Farm Supply. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov/petpalooza.

Benefits

Communities In Schools of Auburn’s 9th Annual Charity Fundraiser Dinner and Auction: 6 p.m. April 19, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Live, silent auctions, dessert table, raffle. Hosted by community leader Greg Dobbs. Proceeds go directly to support CISA’s efforts to help students in need and foster educational excellence. Cost: $50 per person. RSVP: Arlene Pierini at 253-288-7659 or cisauburn@comcast.net. More information at www.auburn.ciswa.org.

Craft Bazaar: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 20, The Seasons on Lea Hill, 12722 SE 312th St., Auburn. Handmade jewelry, baked goods, knit hats, purses, candles,

Spring Teriyaki Chicken Dinner and Bake Sale: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Fundraiser.  Dinner is served cafeteria style or takeout. Sale includes mochi and manju, pies and other homemade goodies. For more information, visit www.wrbt.org

Empty Bowl event: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 26, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. Attendees at the gathering will have the opportunity to purchase a handmade soup bowl by students and professional potters for a minimum donation of $15. Customers will have a choice of soup from among those donated by local restaurants and schools. Proceeds will support the Auburn Food Bank. For more information call 253-833-8925 or visit www.theauburnfoodbank.org.

Making a miracle: 2-6 p.m. April 28, Auburn Ave Theatre, 10 Auburn Ave. Miss Auburn Victoria Knight hosts a fundraiser to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network. The public is welcome. There is no admission but donations are being accepted. Activities include a movie, “Princess Diaries”, raffle and auction. For more information, email victoriaknight@comcast.net.

Tumble for Autism: 2-5 p.m. April 28 at Roach Gymnastics, 1627 45h St. E., Sumner. A fundraising event to support Washington Autism Alliance and Advocacy. Dan Roach, Pierce County councilmember, and Melanie Roach, a former Olympian and world-class weightlifter, host the event. The “open-gym” format is open to all – those affected by autism and those who wish to support family members or friends affected by autism. Roach’s staff will be on hand to supervise. All donations are tax exempt and will go directly to programs that provide critical support for families and individuals affected by autism. www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org

Kiwanis Trivia Challenge: 5:30-8 p.m. May 3, King Solomon Lodge, 10 Auburn Way S.  Kiwanis Club of the Valley and the See Ya Later Foundation present fun, competitive team trivia event, played with teams of 6-8 during dinner, which will be a Mexican meal of chips and salsa, chili and taco bar. Soda, beer, wine and margaritas available for purchase. Proceeds benefit the foundation. Tickets: $30 for each member of your team. For more information, call Gregg Dobbs at 253-951-9901, or visit www.seeyalater.org.

Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 4, 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.

Auburn Riverside Bands Cafe and Auction: 6-9 p.m. May 10, Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road. Tickets: $10 includes spaghetti dinner, auction, live swing music from ARHS Jazz bands  and dance lessons. Bid on items and help support the band program.

Stamp Out Hunger: May 11. Local letter carriers will drop off bags in advance at households, urging residents to fill them with nonperishable food for pickup on May 11. Community members are joining postal carriers in the nation’s largest single-day food drive, benefiting Food Lifeline’s efforts to stock area food banks and to feed hungry people throughout King County. www.foodlifeline.org/stamp.

Health

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives:  10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, Auburn Valley YMCA Healthy Kids Day, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives:  For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Auburn Valley YMCA Healthy Kids Day: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27, Valley Y fairgrounds, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Going ‘Under The Big Top.’  Free activities from more than 40 activities from more than 40 community partners, including face painting, food, games and prizes. Free  T-shirts for first 100 kids. No joining fees. Enter to win a free one-year family membership. For more information, call, 253-833-2770.

Living Tobacco-free Weekly Free Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, second floor, Heart Care Center classroom, 202 N. Division St. Free one-hour weekly support group meeting open to adults and teens wanting to quit tobacco, newly quit, struggling with relapse or helping a friend quit tobacco. For more information, contact Heidi Henson at 253-223-7538 or hhenson@seattleymca.org.

Southeast King County Parkinson’s Disease support group: Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 25810 156th Ave. SE, Covington. Group’s monthly lunches are on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. For more information, contact Stephanie Lawson at 206-579-5206.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll free the Gamblers Anonymous Hotline 1-855-222-5542. Visit www.gawashington.org or www.gamblersanonymous.org for additional information.

Volunteers

Algona Days: The City is looking for vendors for this year’s celebration – Friday, July 19, 5-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.  If you are interested, applications can be found at www.algonawa.gov or you can contact Kevin Caviezel at City Hall 253-833-2897 or kevinc@algonawa.gov.

Clubs

Striped Water Poets: Meets 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: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Division, Suite B.  Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere.  Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 253-735-1751.

Auburn Green Valley Prospecting Club: Meets 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of  each month, The River Estates Community Center, 3611 I St. NE, Auburn. Club promotes recreational prospecting, camaraderie and education with members, local organizations and youth groups throughout the Puget Sound Region.  Affiliated chapter of The Gold Prospectors Association of America. Offers places for individuals and families to go to prospect, local support, free information services. Membership is free and open to anyone who is interested in prospecting for gold or other precious minerals, metal detecting or rock hounding.  For more information,  call 253 833-2255 or visit  pnwgpaa.com/Washington/Auburn/Calendar.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Monday Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Monday Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20. Ages 3 to 7 with adult.

Wednesday Infant Story Times: 10 a.m. April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult.

Spanish Story Times: 10:15 a.m. April 13, 20; 10:30 a.m. May 4, 11, 18 and 25. All young children welcome with adult.

Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.

Lego Club: 4:30 p.m. April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21. Ages 5 to 12. Join your friends for themed LEGO building and free play led by Bricks4Kidz. Limited to the first 20 children.

Put Your Rhythm On!: 4:30 p.m. May 3. Celebrate El Dia de los Ninos and join in the fun for this high-energy call-and-response singing and rhythm workshop for kids.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3:30 p.m. April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Snack, hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book.

Study Zone: 3 p.m. April 23, May 7, 14, 21, 28; 5 p.m. April 22, May 6, 13, 20; 6 p.m. April, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Monday Afternoon Movie: 3 p.m. April 29. Enjoy movies and popcorn at the library.

Teen Book Swap: 3:30 p.m. April 22. Trade in your gently used books for new book to take home to keep.

Teen Book Club: 4 p.m. May 21. “Under the Never Sky” by Veronica Rossi.

Graphic Novel Workshop, Sequential Storytelling: 3:30 p.m. April 25. Learn how graphic novels are written and produced by independent comic book author and artist Elizabeth Guizzetti. Topics will include developing ideas, character design, plotting, storyboarding and more. Guizzetti is the author and artist of “Faminelands: The Carp’s Eye”, “Living Stone” and “Mareton’s Curse and Lure”. She is also the co-author and artist from the comic book series: “Out for Souls&Cookies!” Limited to the first 12 participants.

Free Comic Book Day: 1 p.m. May 4. Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with the Auburn Library! Free comic books while supplies last.

Make a Comic Book: 2 p.m. May 13. Fifth grade and older. Learn how to make your own comic book with David Lasky, local artist and comic book author. Limited to the first 15 participants.

Teen Library Council: 3:30 p.m. May 13. The council gives you the opportunity to have a say in what goes on at the library for teens, develop planning and leadership skills and earn community service hours.

Teen Writers’ Group: 3:30 p.m. May 17. Meet other teen authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft and have fun.

SAT Strategies Workshop: 12:30 p.m. May 18. Learn how to ace the SAT from the experts at Sylvan Learning Center.

Teen Open House: 3 p.m. May 20. Duct tape creations, games, movies and snacks.

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 May 27. 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. • Microsoft PowerPoint, 10 a.m. April 27; • Word Level 2, 2 p.m. May 7; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 10 a.m. May 11; • Microsoft Publisher, 10 a.m. May 15; • One-on-One Assistance, noon, 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. May 28.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 4 p.m. April 26; 2 p.m. May 4; 3 p.m. May 8, 12. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Washington Territory Civil War Read-In: 10 a.m. April 27. 400 readers, throughout the state, will read primary source documents and report on their findings to a database that Washington State Historical Society will host.

STARS Workshop: 6 p.m. April 30. Learning Styles in Action with Miriam Dressler. Look at how your individual learning style affects how you teach and create learning materials in the early education classroom. We will investigate the three main styles: visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and determine ways in which to make our teaching and learning opportunities in the classroom more multi-sensory and multi-modal so that all children have more access to these opportunities. Provides two hours of STARS credits.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m. May 1, 4, 11, 15. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Meet the Author: 7 p.m. May 14, Karen Spears Zacharias, author of “A Silence of Mockingbirds: The Memoir of a Murder”. Zacharias, an investigative journalist, never anticipated that she would become one of the characters involved in a high-profile murder. Her true crime story is behind Oregon’s Karly’s Law.

A Place at the Table, Eating Green: The Visual Guide to Growing Healthy Fruits and Vegetables: 2 p.m. May 11. Presented by Kathryn Wadsworth. Grow healthy, organic fruits and vegetables at home. Beautifully illustrated with extensive photographs, we share with you the benefits of working in concert with the natural world. We’ll toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, and handy online classes, videos and resources, the series will help everyone create a nourishing table by accepting non-perishable food donations, to be distributed to local King County food banks. www.kcls.org/cooks

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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. April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21. Ages 2 to 3 with adult.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21. Ages 3 to 5 with adult.

Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m. April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21, 28. All young children welcome with adult.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3 p.m. April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Play video games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book.

Iron-on Poetry: 3:30 p.m. April 25. Express yourself while creating a T-shirt that you get to keep. Materials provided. Limited to the first 10 participants.

Make Your Own Comic Book: 4 p.m. May 13. Learn the basics of making your own comic book with Seattle based cartoonist David Lasky. Limited to the first 15 participants.

Teen Book Club: 3 p.m. May 28. “Trapped” by Michael Northrop.

Study Zone: 6 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

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 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. April 23; • Internet Level 2, noon, May 13; • One-On-One Assistance, 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. May 21.

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

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 4 p.m. April 22; 3 p.m. May 20. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m. May 15. “The Lotus Eaters” by Tatjana Soli.

A Place at the Table: KCLS invites everyone to find A Place at the Table. We’ll toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, and handy online classes, videos and resources, the series will help everyone create a nourishing table by accepting non-perishable food donations, to be distributed to local King County food banks. www.kcls.org/cooks

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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.

27th annual Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament: 1:30 p.m. May 10, Washington National Golf Club, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Register your team today. Twosome $250; foursome $450; sorry, no singles. Call Pegi at the Chamber office to inquire about hole sponsorships or tournament sponsorships at 253-833-0700.

Reunions

Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion Picnic: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Aug. 3, Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. NE, Auburn.  Potluck with plates, utensils and napkins furnished.  For more information, call 253-880-2500.

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, $6 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.

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.

EXHIBITS

Japanese Heritage, Washington Artists: April 24-July 28. Nihon/WA invites viewers to experience a wide spectrum of work created by artists of Japanese heritage in the Puget Sound region and see how each has chosen to include or step beyond heritage and history in their own content and style. Events: • Asian Brush Calligraphy Workshop, 6-7:30 p.m. April 30.  Award-winning artist Lois Yoshida will teach students to work with the traditional tools of bamboo brush and sumi (ink).  In addition to Asian characters, students will learn to write their names in Japanese. $20 per student, registration required. • Family Day: Art of Japan, noon-4 p.m. May 11. Visit the exhibit and enjoy free activities throughout the museum. Activities included with regular admission. • Japanese Kite Workshop: 1-2:30 p.m. June 15. Master kite maker and artist Greg Kono will teach kids of all ages how to make a flyable giant coffee filter kites. All materials will be provided. $20 per student, registration is required.

OTHER MUSEUM EVENTS

• Late Play Date: 6-8 p.m. April 24. Celebrate the start of spring with fun crafts and activities at the museum including Victorian silhouette portraits. Perfect for families with kids age 3-12. Admission and activities are free; no registration required.

• Free Will Writing Workshop: Noon, April 27, May 26th . Bob Pittman, an attorney in private practice in the Puget Sound area, leads the free workshop. His law practice is restricted to estate planning.  For more information, contact Pittman at 253-471-9779.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall:  Exhibit, through April 29: Members of the Auburn Valley Creative Arts showcase their artwork in April in various mediums.  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.  Board meetings are at 5:45 p.m. Open to anyone wishing to volunteer and help steer AVCA to future goals.  Program lineup: May 14, Greg Watson (American Raku pottery).

Pacific Poetry Gallery: Exhibit, a free running display of works from April through May 31.  The gallery is open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at City Hall, 100 Third Ave. SE. The annual event takes place every April in celebration of National Poetry Month.  Among the many distinguished versifiers are Peter Ludwin, who won the Auburn Days Open Mic Poetry Contest last year. His poem, “Wayward”, will be displayed alongside the works of Dick Brugger, Auburn’s first poet laureate, and other area poets. The Striped Water Poets gathered the poetry. Uniquely Auburn is financing the community event.

 

 

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