Community

Auburn area calendar of events | Feb. 24

Daughters and fathers do the catapiller move around the Senior Activity Center during last weekend
Daughters and fathers do the catapiller move around the Senior Activity Center during last weekend's fourth annual Daddy Daughter Date Night. The event was put on by the Auburn Park, Arts and Recreation Department.
— image credit: Rachel Ciampi/For the Reporter

Events

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

Sewing & Stitchery Expo: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb. 26-28, Americraft ShowPlex, Pavilion, Expo Hall (enter through Gold or Blue Gate), 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; age 10 and under free. 253-445-4575, www.sewexpo.com.

Father and Daughter Dance: 6:30-8:30 p.m., March 6, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Ttheme is “Rock ‘N’ Roll!” Light snacks and beverages will be provided. Price: facility member: $10/per person; program member: $15/per person; community Member: $20/per person. For more information contact Brigitte Vercoutere, family programs supervisor at 253-833-2770 or bvercoutere@seattleymca.org.

Artist talk and opening reception: 5:30 p.m., March 9. Photographer Mick Klass will discuss his nighttime urban landscape imagery as part of an opening reception at the City Hall Gallery, 25 W. Main St. Free and open to the public. Klass’ exhibit is open through March 31.

Auburn Garden Club: 10:30 a.m., March 9, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 9th Street SE, Auburn. Featured guest speaker will be Lisa Marahrens, King County master gardener (“Creating a Bountiful Vegetable Garden”), with a guest appearance by Lillie Brinker, director of the Auburn International Farmers Market. For more information, contract Dianne B. at 253-839-6023.

ACAP annual breakfast: 7 a.m., March 12, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. For more information, contact Largo Wales at 253-939-0870.

47th Legislative District Democratic caucus, convention: 1 p.m., March 14, IAM Union Hall, 201 A St. SW, Auburn. District invites all Democratic friends to legislative caucus and nominating convention. Agenda includes election of delegates to the upcoming district caucus and King County convention.

Preparing for College Night: 7 p.m., March 16, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Hosted by the Auburn School Distirct. All juniors and their parents encouraged to attend. Among the topics that will be discussed are admissions and selection processes for all types of schools, testing requirements and financial aid basics. For more information contact Jon Morrow, Auburn High School college/career counselor, at 253-931-4719 ext. 1017; Steve Mead, Auburn Riverside High School college/career counselor, at 253-804-5161 ext. 3391; or Carollynn Hanson, Auburn Mountainview High School college/career counselor, at 253-804-5195.

Mother and Son Date Night: 6:30-8:30 p. m., March 20, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Date Night Includes dinner, games and laughter. Price: facility member: $10/per person; program member: $15/per person; community Member: $20/per person. For more information contact Brigitte Vercoutere, family programs supervisor at 253-833-2770 or bvercoutere@seattleymca.org.

Community Easter egg hunt: Noon, March 27, Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE. Auburn Elks Lodge No. 1808 welcomes children 10 years and younger. Egg hunts established for age brackets 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. Special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Clowns, candy, treats and fun for all ages.

Artist talk and opening reception: 5:30 p.m., April 1. Meghan Urback and Patti Bowman will discuss their artwork as part of an opening reception at the City Hall Gallery, 25 W. Main St. Free and open to the public. Exhibit is open through April 30.

Benefits

The Auburn School District All School Food Drive: Until March 5. Challenging each other to do more and replenishing the shelves of the Auburn Food Bank. Please drop off food donations at any Auburn public school or the food bank (930 18th Place NE) in the name of the school. For more information, call the food bank at 253-833-8925.

Meredith Hill Elementary PTA auction: 6 p.m., Feb. 26, 5830 South 300th St., Auburn. Silent auction opens at 6 p.m., live auction at 7 p.m. Dessert available. Check out the many items available. Free admission. www.orgsites.com/wa/meredithhillpta

Help Haiti Relief Fund: 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Feb. 27, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Live music, free food. Organized by the Northwest Caribbean Connection in collaboration with the City of Auburn. Cash donations accepted at the door. For more information, call Randy (253-561-1798), Merna (253-312-8962), Jah Breeze (206-550-3905) or John (425-269-3990).

River Rush 5K Fun Run: 9 a.m., Feb. 27, Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road. Run to benefit Raven Crew, Auburn Riverside’s mentorship program. Open to all ages and fitness levels. 3.1-mile out-and-back course mostly flat with one gentle hill. Please bring a donation to support the Auburn Food Bank. Music and prizes at the run. Entry fee: $20 pre-registration by Feb. 17, $25 after. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. Registration available in the high school main office. For more information, call 253-804-5154 or e-mail jmoberg@auburn.wednet.edu

Lake Meridian Chiropractic Food Drive: Throughout February, Lake Meridian Chiropractic, 12901 Kent Kangley Road SE. Donations go the Kent Food Bank. Clinic is offering a free exam for new patients in exchange for 10 donated items, to further encourage the community to help out. 253-630-1575, www.lakemeridianchiropractic.com

Curves of Auburn Food Drive: March 1-31, Curves of Auburn, 423 E. Main St., Collecting non-perishable items and monetary donations for food banks in the local area. Members who donate a bag of groceries or make a minimum donation of $30 during the month of March will receive a reusable Curves grocery freezer bag for free. Non-members who do likewise between March 8-20 can join Curves for free. For more information, contact Jeanne Pratt at 253-887-8959 or 9ZJVCE4A3@curvesmail.com.

Skate for Haiti : 6-8 p.m., March 3, Auburn Skate Connection, 1825 Howard Road. Fundraiser for victims of earthquake-ravished Haiti. Admission is $5 with a $1.50 skate rental or $3 inline rental. Proceeds will go directly to God’s Chosen Ones Ministry to help buy medical supplies and other necessities. For more information, contact Dianne Ladine at dladines@comcast.net.

Golf and spa event fundraiser: Auburn Gateway School is now accepting registration for its inaugural golf and spa event on May 16. Sign up now to golf, attend the spa event or to sponsor or make a donation. Proceeds support the non-profit school, including student scholarships. For more info, visit www.auburngateway.com, e-mail auburngatewayschool@gmail.com or call 253-735-2242

Classes

Introduction to ICS (Incident Command System): 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 27. City of Pacific is offering a six-hour class on the ICS tool that is used in emergency management and response. ICS 100 and higher is required for all workers operating in emergency and disaster response. Class limited to 30. Pre-registration is recommended. Although first preference will be given to Pacific residents, class is open to all who wish to attend. There is no charge. Attendees who take the test online will receive a printable certificate from FEMA. For more information or to register, send name, address and contact information to pacificmayor@aol.com. A signup sheet also will be available at City Hall, 100 3rd Ave. SE.

Auburn Gateway School registration: Now accepting registrations for students for their 2010-2011 school year for preschool through grade 6. For more information or to schedule a visit please, call 253-735-2242 or email auburngatewayschool@gmail.com.

Valley Christian School: 1312 2nd St. SE, Auburn. School now accepting registrations for preschool through eighth grade. There is licensed child care before and after school. DSHS accepted. For more information, call 253-83-3541 or visit www.valley-christian.com

Pirates & Princiesses: 10-11 a.m., March 6, Les Gove Park Multipurpose Building, 1020 Deal’s Way SE Auburn. For ages 3-5 to come walk the plank on a pirate ship that is headed for a castle. Class fee is $7 for residents, $9 non-residents. Register for classes and programs via Auburn@Play online at www.auburnwa.gov, in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration building at 910 Ninth Street SE or by calling 253-931-3043.

Beginning voice lessons: 3:30-4:15 p.m., March 5, 12, 19, Auburn Gateway School. Free voice lessons with Sally Ramsden, a professional voice coach. Open to all elementary school-aged children living in the Auburn community. Class size limited. For more info or to register, call 253-735-2242 or e-mail auburngatewayschool@gmail.com.

Still Life Oil Painting with D. Nixon: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., March 10, Les Gove Building, 1020 Deals’ Way. Fee: $28 residents, $35 non-residents, $25 seniors. Students will be supplied a short list upon registration and a $10 suppy fee payable in class. To register, call 253-931-3043, or in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, 910 Ninth St. SE, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Boating safety class: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., March 20, The Landing, 960 Park Ave. N Suite B, Renton. Class offered for those needing the mandatory Boater Education Card. For more information, contact Keith Harding at 425-226-9228 or via e-mail at bkhardingwa@earthlink.net.

At the Hop: 12:30-1:15 p.m., April 3, Les Gove Park Multipurpose Building, 1020 Deal’s Way SE Auburn. For ages 2-5 and parents. Movement, music, crafts and stories with bunnies. Class fee is $8 for residents, $10 non-residents. Register for classes and programs via Auburn@Play online at www.auburnwa.gov, in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration building at 910 Ninth Street SE or by calling 253-931-3043.

Exhaustive workshop with Patti Bowman: 1-5 p.m., April 24, Veterans Memorial Building, 405 E. St. NE. Fee: $36 residents, $45 non-residents. $20 supply fee payable in class. To register, call 253-931-3043, or in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, 910 Ninth St. SE, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.,

Drawing and painting classes for youth: Ongoing art classses for young artists, ages 6-12, available through the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. Call 253-931-3043 to receive a quarterly brochure listing classes for all ages or register for classes. You also may do so in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department, 910 Ninth St. SE, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Health

Blood drives for Cascade Regional Blood Center: 5-9 p.m., Feb. 27, Cheyane Giving Back, 38051 49th Ave. S, Auburn; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., March 6, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E.; 8 a.m.-noon, March 9, Weyerhaeuser Technological Center, 32901 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way; 8 a.m.-noon, March 10, Weyerhaeuser Corporate, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way; 9 a.m.-noon, March 10, Highline Community College, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines; 8 a.m.-noon, March 12, Weyerhaeuser Corporate, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S, Federal Way; noon-4 p.m., March 15, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S, Auburn; 1-4 p.m., March 18, DeVry University, 3600 S. 344th Way, Federal Way. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., March 2, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 9-11:30 a.m., March 3, Aero Controls, Inc., 1610 20th St. NW, Auburn; 1-4 p.m., March 3, Auburn Mechanical, 2623 W. Valley Highway; 1-3:15 p.m., 4-7 p.m., March 8, LDS Auburn, 625 M St. NE; ; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., March 15, Light of Christ Lutheran Church, 2400 SW 344th St., Federal Way; 9-11 a.m., noon-2 p.m., March 24, Muckleshoot Tribal School, 15599 SE 376th St., Auburn; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., March 25, Auburn Mountainview High School, auxiliary gym, 28900 124th Ave. SE; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., March 27, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, SuperMall, 1101 Supermall Way; 2-4 p.m., 4:45-8 p.m., March 30, St. Theresa’s Catholic Church, 3939 331st St. SW, Federal Way. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler ABC Story Times: 10:15 a.m., March 8, 15, 22, 29. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Explore the alphabet through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Tuesday Baby Tales and Bounces Story Times: 10:05 a.m., (repeated at 11 a.m.) March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Newborn to 24 months with adult.

Preschool ABC Story Times: 11 a.m., March 8, 15, 22, 29. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., Feb. 25, March 4, 11, 18. 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: 10:30 a.m., March 4. A series of free workshops for Spanish-speaking families with children ages newborn to 5. Families learn about early literacy and how to prepare their children for kindergarten. Free books in Spanish.

Book Club Party for Kids: 4 p.m., March 19. Grades 3-8. Join us for a lively and fun half hour discussion of our favorite books. Our party includes ice cream and juice.

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: 10:15 a.m., March 1, for ages 2 to 3; 11 a.m., for ages 3 to 5, siblings welcome. Celebrate Read Across America Day with stories, rhymes and finger plays from Dr. Seuss.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 10:30 a.m., March 4, Fiestas de Alfabetización Temprana En Español. Para familias hispanas con niños recien nacidos hasta 5 años. Series de talleres GRATUITOS. Las familias aprenden acerca de Alfabetización Temprana y como prepara a los niños para el kindergarten. Libros gratuitos en espanol. No se requiere registrase pero el espacio es limitado. Materiales y manualdades. Bocodillos y bebidas. Subvencionado por la Fundacion del KCLS.

TEENS

Study Zone: 5 p.m., March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; 6 p.m., March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; 4 p.m., March 4, 11, 18, 25. Grades K-12. Drop-in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors. .

Study Zone Online Now Available: 3-8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays; 3:30-6 p.m., Sundays. Grades K-12. Join an online Study Zone classroom to get help in math, science, English and social studies from a volunteer tutor.  For more information, www.kcls.org/studyzone. At this time Study Zone Online is available only through a library computer.

Game On!: 3:30 p.m., March 3. Play your favorite games for the Wii, Xbox 360, GameCube and PS2.

MarioKart Tournament: 3 p.m., March 10. Kick off your winter break with a MarioKart tournament. Winners at the 50, 100 and 150cc levels will receive gift cards. Registration begins at 3 p.m., game play at 3:30.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., March 23, “The Adoration of Jenna Fox” by Mary E. Pearson.

Writing Group: 3:30 p.m., March 9, 23. Group meets twice a month to do writing exercises and discuss our work.

Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m., March 1. Bring your favorite or new anime and manga to discuss.

CrunchyCo Chiptunes Concert: 3:30 p.m., March 12. Ever wondered how you can make music using just a GameBoy? The guys from CrunchyCo will perform a chiptunes concert and show you how to rock out tech-style.

ADULTS

AARP Tax-Aide: 4 p.m., March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Free tax help for taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., March 23. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., March 3, 10, 13, 24; 7 p.m., March 8. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Computer Classes: Sign up at the information desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., Feb. 27; Internet Level 2: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 27; • E-mail Level 1: 10 a.m., March 2; • E-mail Level 2: 10 a.m. March 4; • Internet Nivel 1 (Internet Level 1): 7 p.m., March 9; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 10 a.m., March 11; • Microsoft Word Level 1: 10 a.m., March 13; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7 p.m., March 16; • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 10 a.m., March 18; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., March 23; • Microsoft Excel Level 3: 10 a.m., March 25; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 10 a.m., March 27.

Share your Love of Reading with Someone Who Cannot Visit the Library: Volunteer to select, deliver and return library materials to a shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. You must be age 18 or older and have reliable transportation. Training is provided and takes about an hour. For more information, contact Susan LaFantasie, 425.369.3235 or 877.905.2008.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., March 4, 11, 18, 25. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this free English conversation group.

Citizenship Class: 3 p.m., Feb. 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27. Get help with the citizenship interview process.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m., March 2. Please see our blog http://blogs.kcls.org/auburn/adults/ for more information.

The Olympic Spirit: 4:30 p.m., March 26. Presented by Libby Ludlow. Join the former Olympian as she discusses her role as a member of the United States Ski Team in the 2006 Olympics and talks about the hard work, dedication and challenges young athletes face when they are competing on the world stage.

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

CHILD

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., March 23, 30. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., March 23, 30. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Time: 10:15 a.m., March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

Pajama Story Times: 7 p.m, March 8, 22. Ages 3 and older with adult, siblings welcome. Fun stories, music and activities before bedtime. You are welcome to attend in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed friend.

Wombat Stew: 11 a.m., Feb. 28. Ages 3 and older. Join us for a gooey, yummy, funny puppet show based on the book by Marcia Vaughan. Enjoy the Kookaburra song, listen to an Emu play a didgeridoo and bounce along with Wallaby Volleyball. Written and produced by Charlie Williams, the Noiseguy.

Rhyme Time: 11 a.m., March 2. Presented by Nancy Stewart.Join this musical celebration of poetry, as you sing, dance and play with words that rhyme. Following the performance, celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the master of rhyme, with cake and juice.

TEEN

Game On!: 3 p.m., March 3, 10, 17, 24. Teens in middle, junior high and high school. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.

Anime Club: 3 p.m., March 31. Teens in middle and high school.Watch anime videos and practice your manga drawing. Check out the library’s collection of manga material too!

ADULT

Friends of the Library Meeting: 6:30 p.m., March 17. Consider becoming a Friend of the Algona-Pacific Library. Share your love of the library and make new friends as you lend your talents to expand opportunities for kids, teens, adults and families in the community.

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

STORY TIME

Stories and Strings: 11 a.m., March 3, 10, 17. Please join us for stories, sing-alongs and other fun activities.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779. • Word 2007 Level I, 6 p.m., March 4. Learn basic word processing skills such as entering, selecting and deleting text. This class prepares students for the Microsoft Word Level 2 class. • Word 2007 Level II, 6 p.m., March 28. Review basic word processing skills such as entering, selecting and deleting text. Learn how to select and format text, set margins, align paragraphs, and use cut and paste. Prerequisite: Microsoft Word Level 1.

BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Reading in the Woods Book Group: 7 p.m., March 8. Join us for a lively thoughtful discussion. This month’s book is “Things Fall Apart,” by Chinua Achebe. Light refreshments will be served. Please come to the Service Desk at the library to obtain a copy of the book.

Network

Tax workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., March 8, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450, Seattle. The Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Revenue is hosting a free workshop for new and small business owners. Participants will learn about Washington excise taxes, reporting classifications, deductions, tax incentives, sales tax collection and record-keeping requirements. All receive a workbook and helpful reference guide to Department of Revenue rules and regulations. To register, visit the Department of Revenue Web site at www.dor.wa.gov or call 206-956-3002. Space is limited.

Fierce Job-Hunting Workshops: 3:30-5 p.m., every Thursday, White River Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn. Get free help finding a job, provided by JobBait.com and sponsored by the City of Auburn. Get more detail at http://jobbait.com/a/auburn-workshops.htm.

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.

Eleventh annual Greater Auburn Area Career Conference: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., March 23, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. For more information, contact Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nancy Wyatt at 253-833-0700 or nancy@auburnareawa.org.

Valley Cities Counseling & Consultation annual Community Awards and Auction & Dinner: 5:30 p.m., March 26, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. All proceeds to help children, youth, adults, families and veterans in South King County. Tickets: $60 per person. For tickets and more information, contact Pam Taylor at 253-205-0604 or ptaylor@valleycities.org

Seniors

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include:

• Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.

• Lunch: Noon Mondays-Fridays. Registration for lunch begins at 11 a.m. Choose from soup and sandwich or the main meal menu. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for those younger than 60.

• Movie screenings: 12:45 p.m. , Wednesdays. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free.

• Monday Supper Club: 5-6 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Cost: $5; registration required.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information call the Auburn Senior Center at 253-931-3016.

• Enhance Wellness Program: Registered nurse and social worker are on-site to help individuals work towards their own health and wellness goals. Call for details.

• Open Jam Session: 10-11:30 a.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Jessie Powell is the organizer of the musicians, but anybody is welcome to come and play with the group.

• Wii bowling: 9:30 a. m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays.

Music, theater

Live jazz: 5:30-7:30 p.m., every Saturday, featuring local musicians. Pazzo Coffee, 3312 Auburn Way S., Suite A, Auburn. Free admission for anyone who likes jazz.

Barbara Duffy & Company “Stages”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26. Stages incorporates song, dance, dialogue and improvisation into an evening of high-energy entertainment, paying tribute to the masters who shaped the tap dance as an art form, providing a unique perspective on its future, and celebrating life through the universal power of rhythm. Tickets: $18-16. Purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets or call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“The Little Mermaid”: 2 p.m., Feb. 27-28, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presented by Avenue Kids’ Theater Camp. Play based on Hans Christian Andersen beloved story of the little mermaid who wished to be a human girl, and featuring a cast of young Auburn performers . All tickets $6. Tickets only available through Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Tour: 7:30 p.m., March 12, 13; 2 p.m., March 14. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Rock the night away with Buddy Holly (Ryan Coleman), Ritchie Valens (Paul Eddy) and The Big Bopper (Jim Kleinbeck) backed by a live eight-piece band. Hear favorites like “La Bamba”, “Chantilly Lace”, “That’ll Be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!” Summit Productions show. Tickets: $15-17. Group discount rate for 10 or more. Tickets soon will be available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/. Call 253-200-5905 to reserve tickets.

Twelve Angry Jurors: 7:30 p.m., March 5-6, 12-13, Bleha Performing Center, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th, Auburn. Presented by Theatre Extempore. The story of the play focuses on 12 jurors who must decide a capital-offense case: whether to reach a guilty verdict and sentence the 19-year-old defendant to death. Tickets and further information are available at 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s “An Afternoon of Song”: 4 p.m., March 14, St. Matthew/San Mateo Episcopal Church, 123 L St NE, Auburn. Concert features Auburn’s own internationally-renowned operatic husband and wife duo, Juliana Rambaldi, soprano, and Victor Benedetti, baritone. Music from classical composers and musical theater will be featured at the concert which is sponsored in part by the City of Auburn. Tickets: Adults $15, students $10. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase on-line at auburnsymphony.org.

Frank & Malachy McCourt’s “A Couple of Blaguards”: 7:30 p.m., March 26. Performed by Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy, “A Couple of Blaguards” is a bubbling stew of humor with dashes of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. Written by Frank McCourt (“Angela’s Ashes,” “Tis”) and brother Malachy McCourt (“A Monk Swimming”), “A Couple of Blaguards” is a fast-paced romp and the result of the McCourt brothers listening to stories of their elders, which tunes the ear, the eye and the tongue to give voice to even the most trivial of events. Tickets: $18-16. Purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets or call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Cabiri “Carpathian Dawn”: 7:30 p.m., April 24. The Cabiri performance troupe is a Seattle-based ensemble devoted to exploring the mysteries and tales of long-lost cultures from all around the world. These modern muses depict ancient myths and legends using theatre, music, aerial arts, dance, puppetry, and a little sprinkling of magic fairy dust. Discover the timeless tales and myths hidden in the dusty tomes of the long forgotten Land of Rus. The development of Carpathian Dawn is partially supported with funding from 4Culture of King County and The National Endowment for the Arts American Recovery Act Funds. (Single tickets for this event will be available after Jan. 30).

Calling all musicians: The Auburn Senior Activity Center will be hosting jam sessions for musicians on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Musicians who play acoustic and electric instruments are invited to play. Jam sessions will be conducted from 10-11:30 a.m. at the center, 808 9th St. SE. For more information, please call 253 931-3016.

That 80’s Show: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., every Tuesday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Club Galaxy, 21-and-over. No cover. 253-939-7484, www.muckleshootcasino.com.

Nightlife

Baker Street Books: 7-10 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131. All events are free, no cover.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Open mic night: Second Friday of the month, Kona Kai Coffe Co., 124 4th Ave. S, Kent. Public invited to perform and share talent with the community. Or come and enjoy listening to the local undiscovered talent perform. The event is regularly recorded and with permission, portions are aired on local Public Access Television. 253- 859-5662.

Dance

Auburn Dance Academy auditions: Princess Pixie Party: 1-2:15 p.m., Feb. 27. Cost: $15 per princess. If you bring a non-ADA dancer, they are free. Age: 3-7 years old. Attire: Dress in your favorite princess dress. Space is limited. For tickets, call 253-833-1891.

Children’s Dance Theater: Registration for all performing classes ends Feb. 28, 14 B St. NE, Nos. 1, 2, Auburn. Call 253-887-8937 or visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com for more info.

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Creative Dance Movement: 10 a.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Dance movement class for ages 3-5. Ballet classes for older children available 4-5 p.m and 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $25 per month. Black Diamond Gym, 25511 Lawson St. 360-886-1011.

Museums

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

White River Valley Museum: • Exhibit: Jan. 13-April 18. “On Track: The Railroad Photographs of Warren McGee.” Collection chronicles and pays tribute to 20th century Northern Pacific trains from Montana to Washington state. Jointly sponsored by Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association, Montana Department of Transportation and Montana Historical Society, the exhibit features nearly 40 stunning photographs taken by McGee over a 60-year period, beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1990s. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall: • Exhibit: Feb. 1-26. Featuring the work of Arlon Rosenoff (oil paintings); D. Wynne Nixon (oil paintings); Helen Saunders (acrylic mixed media), 25 W. Main St. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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