Auburn-area calendar of events | July 7

Andre Dickson and his daughter, Jayla, of Bonney Lake, pet an outrider horse between races at Emerald Downs last weekend. Racing resumes this week at the Auburn oval. For more details, visit - Charles Cortes/Reporter
Andre Dickson and his daughter, Jayla, of Bonney Lake, pet an outrider horse between races at Emerald Downs last weekend. Racing resumes this week at the Auburn oval. For more details, visit
— image credit: Charles Cortes/Reporter


Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site:

Emerald Downs: 89-race date meet, the 15th at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Racing on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. First post is 6 p.m., Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, visit

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, through 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

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 $3 each day. A daily auction will be held to allow the public the chance to acquire a sculpture. For more information, go to

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Northwest Nationals: July 9-11, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE. Racing begins at 9:15 a.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday eliminations begin at 11 a.m. for pro and sportsman categories. For tickets and more information, visit or

Wallup in Puyallup, World’s Biggest Outdoor Car & Truck Sale: July 16-18, noon-9 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Puyallup Fair & Events Center (gold parking lot), 110 9th Ave. SW. Free admission. For more information, visit

Algona Days: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 17-18, Waffle Park, 402 Warde St., Algona. Saturday’s lineup includes a 1st Avenue parade at 11 a.m., car show 9 a.m.-4 p.m. and rummage sale 12-6 p.m.; Sunday includes lawn mower race at noon, pie eating contest 2 p.m. Entertainment, food, games and crafts. For more information, visit or call 253-833-2897.

Barbecue, campaign kickoff for Ron Weigelt: 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., July 17, Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. SE, Lakeland Hills, Auburn. Friends of Ron Weigelt for State Senate Campaign Committee (D). For more information, visit

Goodguys 23rd Pacific NW Nationals: July 23–25; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m.–5.p.m., Sunday. Puyallup Fair & Events Center (enter at Blue, Gold, and Red Gates), 110 9th Ave. SW. Admission: $18 general, $6 kids age 7-12; 6 and under free. Information, call 253-848-1405 or 925-838-9876, or visit

Bon Odori Festival: 4:30-9:30 p.m., July 24, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Traditional Japanese folk dances, entertainment, food booths. Children’s lantern parade (5:15 p.m.), followed by a service (inside the temple) at 5:45, message and opening remarks at 6, Odori dancing at 6:15 and the Seattle Matsuri Taiko Drum performance at 7:30. Free and open to the public. For more information, please visit

State Sen. Pam Roach campaign BBQ, rally: 1-3 p.m. July 24, Roach Farm, 22102 SE Green Valley Road, a quarter-mile west of the Flaming Geyser Park entrance, Auburn. Confirmed attendees of the event: Attorney General Rob McKenna, Justice Richard Sanders, U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, King County Council Members Pete von Reichbauer and Reagan Dunn, Pierce County Council Member Shawn Bunny, and activist Tim Eyman. Tickets: $25 per person, $35 per couple, children free. The public may obtain tickets to the barbecue and rally by calling 253-797-2424 or contacting

64th Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 31-Aug.1, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 - 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. Kickoff events 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, July 30. Free to the public. Weekend includes competitive, colorful pipebands, drummers and dancers from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Field events include caber toss and hammer throw. Traditional Scottish foods and clan tents. Daily admission: $15 adults, $11 seniors, active military, $10 children 5-17, 5 and under free. Two-day pass is $22. For more information, call 206-522-2541.

27th National Night Out: Aug. 3. A unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. All neighborhoods are encouraged to be a part of Auburn’s Night Out 2010 team. On Aug. 3, residents in neighborhoods throughout the city of Auburn and across the nation are asked to lock their doors, turn on the outside lights and spend the evening outside with neighbors and police. To register your neighborhood event, or to inquire about further details, contact Duanna Richards at 253-931-3099 or

National Night Out at Wesley Home Lea Hill: 7-9 p.m., Aug. 3, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Live music by The VZ Valley Boys blue grass band. Visit with Auburn police, VRFA personnel, Mayor Peter Lewis and a City councilmember. Prizes and refreshments.

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 additional information, visit or contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043.

Auburn Good Ol’ Days: Aug. 13-15, downtown Auburn, in and around Main and Division streets. Lineup includes a parade, street dance, continuous entertainment stages, food booths, crafts, antique car shows, antique train displays and more. For more details, visit

Lecture: 2-3 p.m., Aug. 26, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Soldiers in Petticoats: The Struggles of The Suffragettes, presented by Wesley Homes and Tames Alan. Free lecture. Please RSVP to reserve your seat at 253-876-6058.


Auburn Youth Resources-Enumclaw Youth & Family Services 15th annual golf tournament: 12:30 p.m., July 22, Washington National, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Registration begins at noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:30. Registration is $125 per person, $500 for a foursome. For more information or to register to play, please contact coordinator Trudy Ginther at 253-351-6059.

3rd annual residents garage sale: 9 a.m.-6 p.m., July 30-31, Wesley Homes Lea Hill Eby Lodge Garage, 32049 109th Place SE. Quality estate-type sale includes tools, craft items, furniture, TVs, appliances, books and book shelves.


Healthy Cooking: Classes forming at Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, 701 M St., Suite 102, Auburn. • 5 p.m., Wednesdays, July 14, 28, Healthy Cooking for a Healthy Family. $5 food donation requested. For more information, contact Kirsten at 253-833-8766.

Gardening with Ciscoe: 2-4 p.m., July 10, Aegis Living, 10421 SE 248th St., Kent. Host Ciscoe Morris to give tips on “How to Garden in Small Spaces.” Enjoy a hot dog, some cotton candy and a beverage. Reservations are encouraged at 253-520-8400.

Online high school info sessions: 7-8:30 p.m., July 15, Tukwila Community Center, 12424 42nd Ave. S., Tukwila; 6-7:30 p.m., July 20, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Local parents and students are invited to learn more at an information session about Insight School of Washington’s statewide public high school program. Students attend live courses online, engage in interactive classroom discussions and have extensive access to one-on-one sessions with state-certified teachers, iAchieve Advisors and 24/7 on-demand academic tutoring. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Car seat inspections: 3-7 p.m., July 26, MultiCare Maple Valley Clinic, 23846 SE Kent-Kangley Road. Center for Childhood Safety at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital offers free car seat inspections. No appointment necessary. The center also offers inspections each Tuesday from 9-10:30 a.m. in Tacoma at the Mary Bridge Children’s Health Center, 1112 S. 5th St.


Blood drives for Cascade Regional Blood Center: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., July 10, Pacific Days, 600 3rd Ave. SE, Pacific; 1-4 p.m., July 15, DeVry, 3600 S. 344th Way, Federal Way; 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m ., July 17, Algona Days, 401 Warde St. S., Algona; noon-2 p.m., July 18, Sunrise United Methodist Church, 150 S. 356th St., Federal Way; noon-4 p.m., July 26, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 4:30-7 p.m., July 12, LDS Auburn, church gym, 625 M St. NE; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., July 13, Auburn City Hall Chambers, 25 W. Main St.,; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., July 14, Green River Community College, Lindbloom Center (Glacier Room), 12401 SE 320th St.; 11 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., July 14, Social Security, mobile in parking lot, 1901 C St . SW, Auburn; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., July 18, First United Methodist Church (Fireside Room), 100 N St. SE, Auburn; 1-3:30 p.m ., July 21, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co., 3450 S. 344th W.; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-5 p.m., July 23, Safeway, 101 Auburn Way S.; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., July 24, SuperMall, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit

Auburn Valley YMCA living tobacco-free programs: Weekly support groups: • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW; • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N Division St. Please call before your first visit to confirm room location. Contact Heidi Henson, program coordinator, at 253-223-7538 or • Free Accelerate Your Quit! workshops: • Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: July 17, Sept. 25, or Nov. 13, Auburn Valley YMCA, Registration required. Contact Henson, at 253-223-7538 or

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


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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., July 12, 19, 26. 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., July 13, 20, 27 (one session only). Newborn to 24 months with adult.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., July 12, 19, 26. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., July 14, 21, 28. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., July 15, 22, 29. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time.

Book Buddies: 1 p.m., July 13, 20, 27. Teen volunteers are available to assist elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade with their reading.

Board Games Drop-In Zone: 1:30 p.m., July 14, 21, 28. Ages 4 to 12, ages 8 and younger with adult. Make a Splash: Play! Come for some friendly board games and puzzles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Auburn Cartoon and Drawing Club: 3:30 p.m., July 12, 19, 26. Ages 7 to 13. Draw, create characters, share art tips and learn from other artists!

Vamos A La Mar (Let’s Go to the Sea): 7 p.m., July 13. Presented by Marco Cortes. Ages 3 and older. Enjoy songs about the sea in this Spanish/English multicultural program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Water, Water, Water!: 2 p.m., July 19. Presented by Dan Crow. All ages welcome. Join this beloved family entertainer, recording artist and songwriter who composed and performed the title song for family classic, “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” for a splashy musical revue.

The Incredible Art of Bubble Magic: 1 p.m., July 27. Presented by Linda Severt. Ages 3 and older. Watch in wonder as this award-winning performer creates dancing caterpillars, merry-go-rounds and even square bubbles right before your eyes. Warning: You may get a teeny tiny bit wet during this performance.


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.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., July 20. Reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

Make Waves @ Your Library Movie Screening: 1 p.m., July 15. All are welcome to come watch this recent movie about a young demigod and enjoy Greek-themed snacks.

Smoothie Making: 3 p.m., July 27. Ages 10 and older. Learn how to make your own smoothies out of nutritious and delicious ingredients. This event will be limited to 30 participants, so arrive early for a spot.


Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., July 27. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., July 10, 14, 28; 7 p.m., June 14, July 12. 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., July 10, 17, 24. Get help with the citizenship interview process.

Computer Classes: Sign up at the information desk or call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 10 a.m., July 10; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7 p.m., July 13; • E-mail Nivel 1: 7 p.m., July 14; • Microsoft Excel Level 3: 10 a.m., July 17; • Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., July 24; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., July 27; • Internet Level 2: 10 a.m., July 31.

Resume Help: 10 a.m., July 14. Receive one-on-one assistance on your resume.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., July 15, 22, 29. Improve your English speaking and listening skills.

Composting at Home: 1 p.m., July 17. Seattle Tilth will present on the benefits of adding compost to your garden.

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

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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., July 20, 27. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., July 20, 27. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., July 14, 21, 28. 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.

Board Games Drop-in Zone: 2 p.m., July 19. Come for some friendly board games. Choose from the “unplugged”games of Monopoly, Hangman, Trouble and more.

Jumping Jellyfish! Fishy Folktales from Around the World: 1 p.m., July 22. Jump and jiggle on an underwater storytelling adventure with stories and songs from around the globe in a program dripping with fun.

Kids’ Friday Movie Matinee: 11 a.m., July 23. Ages 5 to 12, ages 8 and younger with adult. Join us for a full-length feature film.

Slip, Slide or Dive into a Book: 2 p.m., July 26. Ages 3 and older. Go on a virtual water tour. Enjoy magic, costuming and a special “Charles the Clown” original story about a boat constructed entirely from balloons.

Pajama Story Time: 7 p.m., July 26. 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!


Game On!: 3 p.m., July 14, 21, 28. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.


Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m., July 21. “Second Glance” by Jodi Picoult. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers at our monthly book group. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. Join us. New members are always welcome.

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


Stories and Strings: 11 a.m., July 14, 28. Please join us for rockin’ good time of stories, songs and silliness.

Toddler and Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m., July 15, 29. Please join us for stories, sing-alongs and other fun activities.


Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779. 


The Incredible Art of Bubble Magic: 11 a.m., July 21. Watch in wonder as this award-winning performer creates dancing caterpillars, merry-go-rounds and even square bubbles right before your eyes.


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 and sponsored by the City of Auburn. Get more detail at

State Department of Revenue workshop: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., July 12, Seattle office, 2401 4th Ave., Suite 450. 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 or call 206-727-5300. Space is limited.

Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound: Now taking applications for the class of 2010-2011. Application deadline is July 9. Please contact Lynn Norman or Kathy Schneider at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce 253-833-0700 or

Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 8-9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700.

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., July 19, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Featured speaker: Renee Radcliff Sinclair, Northwest regional director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Register online through the chamber.

Suburban Cities Association Networking Dinner: 5:30 p.m., July 21, Embassy Suites, 15920 W. Valley Highway, Tukwila. Gust speaker: Tay Yoshitani, Chief Executive Officer, Port of Seattle. “The Panama Canal is Getting Wider & Canadian Ports Are Becoming Larger. What’s Next? Please RSVP by July 16. Call 206-433-7168, or e-mail to


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or 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.


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,

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


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.


Children’s Dance Theater: 14 B St. NE, Nos. 1, 2, Auburn. Register today for the three-week “Alice in Wonderland” ballet camp July 19- Aug. 6. Performance on Aug. 7. To learn more about the camp and other class offerings, visit or call 253-887-8937.

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


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


Neely Mansion Open House: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. every Saturday through September, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, located just east of the Highway 18 Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit. Discover local history at the 1894 Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse built by a child-pioneer who crossed the Oregon Trail as a seven-year-old in 1853. The Neelys were one of Washington Territory’s – and South King County’s – earliest and most influential families. The house and grounds reflect their legacy as well as that of the ethnic tenant farmers who lived there between 1900 and the 1970s, when the Auburn High School and GRCC Drama Departments staffed haunted house tours to provide the seed money to begin restoration of the property. The Neely Mansion is a national, state and county landmark. Visit for more information.

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, or

White River Valley Museum: Through 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


Auburn City Hall: July exhibit: Mike Dilbeck, Ken Strange and Lydia Strange (digital photography). 25 W. Main St. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or

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

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