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Auburn-area calendar of events | May 26

Senior John Sanchez performs a hip-hop dance during Auburn Mountainview High School
Senior John Sanchez performs a hip-hop dance during Auburn Mountainview High School's Multicultural Fair last week.
— image credit: Charles Cortes/Reporter

Events

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

Emerald Downs: 89-race date meet, the 15th at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. First post is 6 p.m., Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Thursday racing will begin June 10 and continue through Aug. 26. For information, visit www.emeralddowns.com.

City of Pacific Algona Community Center VA Benefits Seminar: 10 a.m.-noon, May 28, Pacific Algona Community Center, 100 3rd Ave SE Pacific. Come learn about the available VA benefits. A veterans expert also will assist to determine eligibility and file the proper forms to obtain benefits.

Memorial Day ceremony: 10 a.m., May 31, flag plaza, Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn, 2020 Mountain View Drive. Public is invited. Ceremony will include comments by Auburn Mayor Peter Lewis, a solo performance of “God Bless America”, invocation by Chaplain Michael Hursh, a color guard presentation by Boy Scout Troop 398, comments by Commander Bill Peloza from Auburn’s VFW Post 1741, and a rifle salute and taps by the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society. The Cemetery is also offering special office hours during the Memorial Day weekend to assist families. Office hours will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 29; from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, May 30; and from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday, May 31. The Cemetery will display many American Flags on the grounds and each Veterans gravesite is decorated with a small flag. The small American flags are donated by the Auburn’s VFW Post 1741. For more information, call 253-931-3028 or visit www.mtviewcemeteryauburn.gov.

Town hall, dessert meeting: 7-9 p.m., June 8, Black Diamond Community Center Tuesday, located at the intersection of Highway 169 and the Black Diamond-Ravensdale Road, 31605 Third Ave.Topic: “Can our state government help create Jobs and yet reduce its cost and size?” Panel will include two Republican candidates for the 47th district state representatives: Mark Hargrove for Position 1, and Rodrigo Yanez for Position 2. Local residents are encouraged to come, have cake, share ideas and meet the candidates.

Senior fishing weekend: 9 a.m., June 12-dusk, June 13, Mill Pond, 600 Oravetz Road, across from Auburn Riverside High School. Seniors 50 and over invited to fish the stocked pond. No licenses are necessary, as the event is held on Washington’s free fishing weekend. The Senior Fishing Derby will be held 9 a.m.-noon on June 12. Tackle, bait and rods will be provided for those who need it. A plaque will be awarded to the angler who catches the largest fish. During the derby there will be free hot dogs sponsored by Canterbury House and Auburn Senior Wellness Team. For more information, call the Auburn Senior Activity Center at 253-931-3016.

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, June 13 - Sept. 26, Auburn Station Plaza, 23 A St. SW. Opening for its second season. More than 35 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farmed based foods, hand-crafted items and concession stands that are restaurant based but feature a home-cooked taste. The weekly market also will include free performances, guest chef with farm fresh ingredients, children’s activities from face painting to hands on activities to storytelling. The market also will have classes on health, nutrition, and gardening. To volunteer and to participate, visit www.auburnfarmersmarket.com.

Battle of the Bowl IV: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 19, Brannan Park, 611 28th St. NE, Auburn. Skaters to compete in three age divisions (10-and-under, 11-14, 15-19). Live entertainment, vendors, prizes, T-shirts. Registration and check-in begins at 9 a.m., warmup at 11, competition at noon. $5 pre-registration, $10 on-site registration. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Pacific Police Department open house: 4-7 p.m., June 23, 133 3rd Ave SE. Public is invited. Barbecue and party. For more information, contact Stephanie Shook at 253-929-1130.

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 25, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE. Free to the public. The event is specifically designed for youth in the Auburn area. The event features an entertainment stage, inflatable rides, mini golf, kids’ crafts, face painting, food vendors, more than 50 activity/information vendors and more. In addition, city officials will dedicate the new Barrier-Free Playground and sensory garden, an innovative 32,000-square-foot area placed inside the heart of the park. The event is being presented by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department, Radio Disney AM 1250, Fred Meyer and Wizards of the Coast. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

4th of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 4, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Hometown event features a kids’ bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, eight inflatable rides, climbing wall and euro-bungy trampolines, trackless train, petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, a car show, lazer tag, gaming stations, more than 50 craft artists, book sale, food concessions and spray park. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities. Sales begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

White River Chainsaw Carving Championships: July 9-11, Pacific City Park, 600 3rd Ave. SE, Pacific. A 12-person field will compete for cash and prizes. The championships – part of Pacific Days (4-9 p.m., July 9; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., July 10; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 11) – will expand to a larger area and include a supervised beer garden, featuring microbrews by Trade Route Brewing of Pacific. Admission is $1. A daily auction will be held to allow the public the chance to acquire a sculpture. For more information, go to www.whiterivercarving.com. For sponsorships, contact Mayor Richard Hildreth at Pacificmayor@aol.com or 253-261-9853.

Artrageous, Artists in Action Fair: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 7, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Free. Second-annual event will feature professional artists demonstrating their techniques, sharing their enthusiasm for the arts and offering hands-on art making activities. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

Benefits

Domestic Violence Task Force silent auction: 6-10 p.m., June 4, Eagles Club, 702 M St. SE, Auburn. Free to the pubic. Silent auction, dinner, dancing and prizes. Proceeds benefit domestic violence victims/survivors and their families. Dinner, from 5:30-8 p.m., includes menu items ranging from $8-17. Dancing is from 8 p.m. to midnight. Donations for auction Items – new/gently used and/or gift certificates for services – gladly accepted with receipt for tax purposes. For more information, contact Shelly David, domestic violence legal advocate, at 253-931-3072, 253-209-7922 or sdavid@auburnwa.gov.

City of Auburn Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 5-6, Eagles parking lot/yard sale, 702 M St. SE, Auburn. Proceeds will benefit domestic violence survivors and their familes, and the Humane Society. Anyone with leftover household goods or furnishings from the June 5 Community Yard Sale can bring the items to the Eagle’s Club parking lot for sale on Sunday. Donations will be given tax receipts. No Junk items please. For more information, contact Shelly David, domestic violence legal advocate, at 253-931-3072, 253-209-7922 or sdavid@auburnwa.gov.

“Coming Together for Kids”: 6-9:30 p.m., June 5, Muckleshoot Casino Eastside Banquet Room, 2402 Auburn Way S. Communities In Schools of Auburn will host its sixth annual dinner and auction. Proceeds to benefit students in need and tutoring programs. The auction features many items. For more information, visit www.auburn.ciswa.org. For those interested in attending or donating an auction item, call 253-288-7659 or e-mail cisauburn@comcast.net.

Professional Ballroom & Latin Show: Steps Toward Healing: An Autism Awareness & Fundraiser Event: 6 p.m. June 12, Pacific Ballroom Dance, 1604 15th St. SW, Auburn. Featuring nationally ranked rhythm champions, F.J. and Catherine Abaya; U.S. 9 dance finalists and ballroom champions, Nathan Simler and Lecie Mcnees; PBD formation team; special performance by “4 of a Kind.” Tickets: VIP $20 if prepaid by May 31, $25 at the door. For more information, contact Therese Verosa at 253-228-7571, theresezapata@aol.com or E.J. or Catherine Abaya at 206-769-7350, info@abayasballroom.com.

Spring rummage sale and craft fair: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 12, 615 15th St. SW, Auburn (school bus garage near the SuperMall). Come cover the school bus in pink ribbons as part of a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 60-mile breast cancer walk in September. All proceeds, with the exception of the individual venders, will be donated to the cause. Raffles, snacks. Car wash from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Beat the Raven 5K Fun Run/Walk: 9 a.m., June 19, Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road SE. Pre-registration: $20. Proceeds benefit the school’s cross country team and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. For more information, contact coach Tim Wright at 253-804-5154 or visit the ARHS cross country Web site.

Roll Bounce: 4-7 p.m., June 26, Auburn Skate Connection, 1825 Howard Road, Auburn. Skating festival includes skate rental, spaghetti feed, exhibition of speed , jam and dance skating. $10 per person; children 4 and under are half-price. Tickets available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Speedskating Team. For more information, contact C.J. Lewis at 253-797-3376.

Classes

Healthy Cooking: Classes forming at Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabiliation Services, 701 M St., Auburn. • June 23, Farmers market vegetables. $5 donatin at the door. For more information, contact Kirsten at 253-833-8766.

Auburn Wilderness Girl Scout Day Camp: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., daily, July 26-30, Auburn Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Road. For girls entering first-through-sixth grades next fall; program aides in grades 7 and up, and adult volunteers. Week-long camp includes games, songs and outdoor skills. Activities include archery, letterboxing, outdoor cooking, woodworking, First Aid and camping skills. Theme: “Take a Walk on the Wild Side.” Girls in fourth-through-sixth grades will have the opportunity to spend the night on Thursday. Cost: $95 Girl Scout campers; $35 program aides. For registered Girl Scouts, include an additional $12 for membership through Sept 30, 2010. For more information, go to www.girlscoutsww.org/calendar/AuburnWildernessDayCamp.

Health

Blood drives for Cascade Regional Blood Center: 11 a.m.-3 p. m., June 1, World Vision, 34834 Weyerhaeuser Way, Federal Way; 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., June 4, Gordon Trucking/Valley Freightliner, 151 Stewart Road SW, Pacific; 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 5, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn; 4-7 p.m., June 7, Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. NE, Auburn; 1-4 p.m., June 9, St. Francis Hospital, 34515 9th Ave. S., Federal Way; 1-5 p.m., June 13-14; 11 a.m.-3 p.m ., June 25, Seventh-day Adventist Church Camp, 5000 Auburn Way S., Auburn; 8-11 a.m., June 22, Weyerhaeuser Tech Center, 32901 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; 8-11 a.m., June 23-24, Weyerhaeuser Corp, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way; 5-9 p.m., June 25, Federal Way Relay for Life, 33914 19th Ave. SW, Federal Way; 9-11 a.m., June 28, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW, Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., June 4, Auburn Regional Medical Center, mobile at 2nd St. entrance, Plaza 1, 202 N. Division; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., June 4, Mountainview High School, auxiliary gym, 28900 124th Ave. SE. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Washington Dental Service Foundation SmileMobile: 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m., June 21, 23, New Hope Lutheran Church, 603 3rd Ave. SE, Pacific. Providing examinations. Follow-up treatment appointments will be scheduled on a space available basis for the duration of its stay. Medicaid and sliding scale fee is accepted as reimbursement for services. The SmileMobile, a 38-foot dental clinic on wheels, is sponsored by the Washington Dental Service in partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital. The SmileMobile provides dental care to children from low- income families. Children 18 and under with limited access to dental care can be scheduled by calling New Hope Lutheran Church at 253-351-0450. The SmileMobile is staffed by a clinic manager, dentist and dental assistant, and teams of local volunteer dental professionals in each community it visits.

Journey to Freedom: 4-6 p.m., Sundays, until Aug. 1, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Health and wellness classes. Space limited. Open to non-members. Sign up by calling 253-833-2770 or online at www.auburnvalleyymca.org.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 14, 21. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Explore the alphabet through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Tuesday Baby Story Times: 10:30 a.m., June 22, 29* (one session only). Newborn to 24 months with adult. * Story time break while staff are at schools for summer reading promotions.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., June 14, 21. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome.

Spanish-English Story Times: 7 p.m., June 7, 14, 21, 28. Ages 3-8.

Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 23, June 30*. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome. * Story time break while staff are at schools for summer reading promotions.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., June 3, 10, 17. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time.

Sing Around the Sound: 12:45 p.m., June 25, Center Stage of KidsDay, Les Gove Park, with Nancy Stewart. Hop on the ferry boat and join popular musician Nancy Stewart for this sing-along concert featuring our Pacific Northwest sea life. All ages welcome.

TEENS

Study Zone: 4 p.m., June 3, 10, 17; 5 p.m., June 7, 14; 6 p.m., June 1, 8, 15. 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.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., June 15. “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” The first eight people who sign up to attend will receive a free copy courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Writer’s Workshop: 3:30 p.m., June 10. Designed to help writer’s create a character or start their life story.

Manga & Anime Club: 4 p.m, June 7. Bring your favorite or new manga to discuss. Watch movies and practice drawing in the manga style while munching on snacks. Registration not required.

Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read • Flip • Win: Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize book free. The summer also will feature a video book review contest, Read • Flip • Win! Ask at the library for details.

Drawing the Reader In - Writing Workshop with Author Amy Efaw: 4:30 p.m., June 2. Join us as we discuss how to create compelling characters and an unforgettable beginning to your story with Amy Efaw, author of “After.” A former resident of Tacoma, Efaw has written a gripping tale of what happens to one girl after she does the unthinkable.

ADULTS

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., June 22. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., June 2, 5, 9, 12, 23; 7 p.m., June 14. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

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.

Citizenship Class: 3 p.m., May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26. Get help with the citizenship interview process.

Computer Classes: Sign up at the information desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft PowerPoint: 10 a.m., June 1; • Microsoft Excel Charts and Graphs: 10 a.m., June 3; • Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables: 12:30 p.m., June 3; • Internet Level 1: 10 a.m., June 8; • Microsoft Publisher: 7 p.m., June 9; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 10 a.m., June 10; • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 10 a.m., June 15; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., June 22; • Introduction to Computers: 10 a.m., June 26; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: noon, June 26.

Resume Help: 10 a.m., June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30. Receive one-on-one assistance on your resume.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., June 3, 10, 17, 24. Improve your English speaking and listening skills.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, June 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23. No class on May 31. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

ESOL Summer Registration: 5:30 p.m., June 10. Please join us to register for the summer quarter.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m., June 1. Join the Auburn Library Book Discussion Group for an evening of lively conversation. http://blogs.kcls.org/auburn/adults/

Auburn Reads Film Festival: 6:30 p.m., June 3. Food Inc.

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

CHILDREN

Pajama Story Times: 7 p.m, June 7. 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.

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 15, 22, 29. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., June 15, 22, 29. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 16, 23, 30. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Make a Splash: Read! Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

20,000 Volts Under the Sea: 2 p.m., June 24. Ages 3 and older. Sing, dance and laugh along with these sea stars as they rock out at the Neptune Theater in Atlantis City. This deep-sea, rock musical is filled with interactive games, zany characters and great music.

TEEN

SAT prep class: 1:30 p.m, May 29. Free Sandweiss SAT prep courses at the library. Space is limited. Register online or by phone 253-833-3554.

Study Zone: 5 p.m., June 2, 9, 16. Grades K-12. Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for homework help from volunteer tutors.

Anime Club: 3 p.m., June 23. Teens in middle and high school. Watch anime videos and practice your manga drawing. Check out the library’s collection of manga material too.

Game On!: 3 p.m., June 2, 9, 16. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.

Teen Movie Afternoon: 3 p.m., June 30. Join us to watch a movie after school.

ADULTS

Algona-Pacific Page Turners, Banker to the Poor: 7:30 p.m., June 16. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers at our monthly book group. Copies have been reserved and are available for check out at the library. New members are always welcome.

ESOL Summer Registration: 5:30 p.m., June 9. Presented by Green River Community College. Please join us to sign up for summer quarter ESOL classes.

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

STORY TIME

Stories and Strings: 11 a.m., June 2, 9 16. 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. 

SPECIAL CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Kerplunk!: 10:30 a.m., June 23. Have beach party fun when you can hang-10 with some fine, flipper friends. Meet Marilyn the marvelous Manatee, go slip-slidin’ and surfin’ with Seymour the Sea Lion and dive and dance with Doris the Dolphin. Songs, celebration, puppets and more.

Network

For more information, call 253-735-7030.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.

New, small business owners workshop: 1-4 p.m., June 2, 2101 4th Ave., Suite 1400, Seattle. Hosted by the Seattle office of the Washington State Department of Revenue . 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 www.dor.wa.gov or call 206-727-5300. Space is limited.

Lea Hill Park planning effort open houses: 6:30 p.m., June 15, Lea Hill Community Clubhouse, 12120 SE 319th Place, Auburn. Public is invited to attend and discuss the upcoming park planning efforts for Lea Hill Park. It is proposed that the current Lea Hill park property be used by Green River Community College for their Trades Building. The community has the opportunity to provide input into design elements for a new community park for the neighborhood. The 7-acre site is located adjacent to the north side of the current park. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

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.

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.

Entertainment

Time of My Life: 7:30 p.m., May 27, 28, 29, Auburn Mountainview Theatre, 28900 124th Ave. SE. Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company presents Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s play where the audience are the eavesdroppers, witnessing the ordinary traumas of a normal Yorkshire family. The play also developed from Sir Alan’s desire to experiment with time. All tickets are $5 and available at the door.

Into the Woods: 7:30 p.m., June 10, 11, 12. Additional 2 p.m. matinee on June 12. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presented by Auburn Community Players. An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch ... who raps? They’re all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim’s fractured fairy tale. What begins a lively irreverent fantasy in the style of “The Princess Bride” becomes a moving lesson about community responsibility and the stories we tell our children. Tickets are $15, $12 students and seniors. Tickets available through Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., June 19, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Three stand up comedians keep you laughing all night long. Comedy at The Ave is not recommended for children under 18 years. Tickets are $17, $15 college students. Tickets available through Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Also looking for talented musicians, singers or comedians to perform. Please contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

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.

Sunday night jazz: 8 p.m., every Sunday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Club Galaxy. Darren Motamedy and guests. 21-and-over. No cover. 253-939-7484, www.muckleshootcasino.com.

Kids Summerstage Series: Noon, Wednesdays, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Free. • July 7: The Brian Waite Band; • July 14: Steve The Pretty Good; • July 21: The Shaver Marionettes; • July 28: Eric Herman; • Aug. 4: The Not-Its.

Summer Sounds and Cinema Series: Music and fun family movies on Fridays (7-11 p.m.) in various Auburn parks. Free. • Aug. 6, Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. SE: Concert: The Rowdy Refs Game Show; featured movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG); • Aug. 13, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE: Concert: Seattle School of Rock Band; featured movie: School of Rock (PG-13); • Aug. 28, Les Gove Park: Concert: One Eyed Jack; featured movie: The Blind Side (PG). For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit www.auburnwa.gov.

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 Coffee 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

Children’s Dance Theater: 14 B t. NE, Nos. 1, 2, Auburn. Now accepting summer enrollment. Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com to learn more about our “Alice in Wonderland” ballet camp/performance, dance classes, acting classes and more. Call 253-887-8937 or stop by the studio.

Auburn Dance Academy: 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100. For classes and other program information, call 253-833-1891, www.AuburnDanceAcademy.com.

‘Escalate’, 7th annual Pacific Ballroom Dance spring concert: 7:30 p.m., June 4; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., June 5, 7, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. For tickets, visit www.pacificballroom.org.

Reunions

Thomas Jefferson High School class of 2000: Aug. 13, Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course.

Auburn High School class of 1980: Aug. 20, Seattle Airport Marriott.

Mount Rainier High School class of 1965: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 18, Fairwood Golf & Country Club, 17070 140th Ave. SE, Renton. 45th reunion. For information, please contact Phyllis Barton Parker by pone at 425-868-2803 or e-mail at parkerduo@hotmail.com.

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: May 5-Aug. 1: Household Lace Adds Charm to Your Place, An Exhibit of Historic Bed, Bath, Table and Kitchen Lace Textiles. Special programs scheduled. 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: May exhibit: Urban street and graffiti-style artists John Osgood and Curtis Ashby Cash bring their individual styles to create collaborative artworks which intermingle their unique imagery. 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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