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Auburn Special Events Calendar

Special Events

South King County Flag Day Celebration: 9:30 a.m. June 14. Speaker: U.S. Rep. Adam Smith. Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center, 650 S.W. Campus Drive, Federal Way.

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20. Features activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, mini golf and more for children ages 4-11. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. www.auburnwa.gov.

Skate the Bowl II: Noon June 21. Registration, 10 a.m.; warm-up time, 11 a.m.; competition starts, noon. Open to all skill levels in three age groups: 10 and younger; 11-14; and 15 and older. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 on the day. Brannan Park’s Skatebowl, 611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Muckleshoot Library Opening: 11 a.m. June 25. Ribbon-cutting and opening celebration for library’s new building. 17102 S.E. 400th St., Auburn. 253-931-6779.

Fourth of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Features kids’ bike parade, live entertainment, games, car show, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, vendors, food and more. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Auburn On Stage! Auditions: 1-4 p.m. July 19-20. Auburn’s version of “American Idol” open to Auburn residents 16 and older. Junior version open to ages 8-15. Finalist concert will take place Aug. 1. Cost: $10; registration required. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Fundraisers

“Cruise to the Park” Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28. Features contest, games, vendors, food, live music and more. Cost: Donations of non-perishable food items for all car and truck entries; financial donations also welcome. Proceeds benefit charities locally and worldwide. Les Gove Park, 800 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 206-444-9388 or www.solidrockcruisers.com.

Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: Through July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.

Classes

Puget Sound Crab Clinic: 6:30 p.m. June 11. Speaker Vern Modes will provide information for the beginner and the advanced crabber. Door prizes and refreshments provided. Cost: Free. Auburn Sports & Marine, 810 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1440.

Twilight Tours—“Timber Stand Improvement”: June 17. Tour a family forest in the Auburn-Black Diamond area that was precommercially thinned, and learn about the Landowner Incentive Program that helps fund similar stewardship projects. Cost: Free. Call for details. 206-205-3132 or amy.grotta@kingcounty.gov.

Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: June 17, “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors”; June 24, “Global Outlook and Opportunities”; July 1, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; July 8, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: June 21-Sept. 6, “Human Resources Generalist Certificate.” Call for details, registration. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Auburn ballet camps: 9-11:30 a.m. July 7-11 (“Firebird”); July 21-25 (“Nutcracker”); Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella”). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Auburn Summer Music Camp: August 4-8. 8-9:30 a.m., Junior Camp, for second-fifth grade with no prior musical experience; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Camp, for students entering fifth-ninth grade with one or more years of musical experience. Cost: $50 for junior camp; $65 for youth camp. Registration required. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or auburnsummermusiccamp@comcast.net for info.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of classes, including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Summer camps and teen outings also available. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Auburn: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20 at ACS, 3320 Auburn Way N.; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 20 at IBS Inc., 740 Clay St. N.W.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25 at Auburn Social Security office, 1901 C St. S.W.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 at GSA Auburn, 400 15th St. S.W.; 1-3:30 p.m. July 1 at Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, 3450 S. 344th St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3 at Composite Solutions Corporation, 1820 W. Valley Highway; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Libraries/Books

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

• “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program: June 16, program starts. Pick up program booklets at the library.

• Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 19. Students kindergarten-12th grade can receive free homework help from volunteer tutors. Volunteer tutors needed; call for details: 425-369-3312.

• Board Game Night and Read Three Kick-off Event: 6:30 p.m. June 20. Open to teenagers.

• Anime Movie Screening—“Princess Mononoke”: 2 p.m. June 21. Open to teenagers.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. June 23.

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

• Northwest Carvers Association woodcarving demonstrations: 5-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month through June. Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.

Networking

“Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15, includes buffet breakfast. Auburn Elks Lodge, 2402 Auburn Way N. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.

Reunions

Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. pat.chubb@comcast.net or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.

Auburn High School Class of 1958 50-year Reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.

Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.

Seniors

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 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.

Theater

“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 14-15 and 19-21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 29. Three actors set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.experience-art.org.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. June 19. Performers: Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

Petite Feet Performance: 2 and 3:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Children’s Dance Theater. Cost: $3-$5. Rainier Middle School,30620 116th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-887-8937.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247 or 253-333-0757, or salsavilla@hotmail.com.

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