June 27, 2008 · Updated 11:18 AM
Third annual Auburn Valley Family Fun Picnic: Noon-6 p.m. June 28. Features free hot dogs, games and Christian music. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St., Auburn.
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. Wristband sales open at 10 a.m. Admission: Free. Unlimited rides/activities: $5. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Pacific Days 2008: 4-9 p.m. July 11; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Event includes parades, laser tag, car show, cake walks, raffles, vendors, live music, food, crafts and more. Admission: Free. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific. 253-351-9177 or www.pacificpartnerships.org.
Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: July 16, Cap’n Arrr; July 23, Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll; July 30, magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
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.
“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.
“Tee Up For the Troops” Golf Tournament: 8 a.m. July 9. Event proceeds go to American Lake Veteran’s Hospital in Lakewood to provide exercise equipment to injured veterans returning from Iraq. Cost: $50, includes lunch. Jade Greens Golf Course, 18330 S.E. Lake Holm Road, Auburn. 253-931-8562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Eagles Club Dinner and Silent Auction: 5:30-10 p.m. July 18. Includes a prime rib dinner, raffles and silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefit domestic violence programs in Auburn. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. email@example.com.
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. E-mail or see Web site for details. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program: Through Aug. 22. Children ages 1-18 can come to various parks, schools and community locations for free meals during the summer. Nutritious meals served daily. Cost: Free. See Web site for list of meal program locations. www.auburn.wednet.edu.
Blood drives in Auburn: 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.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Annual Book Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Library open this day only for book sale.
• 4th of July Gaming in Les Grove Park!: Noon July 4. Open to teens.
• Anime and Manga Club: 4 p.m. July 7.
• “Wetland Wildlife”: 2 p.m. July 7. Open to ages 4 and older to explore the birds, bugs and other creatures that thrive in the wetlands. Registration required.
• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. July 8. Topic: “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-30. Teens can play Wii and GameCube video games at the library.
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. email@example.com 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.
Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6. Performers: July 9, Texas Tall Boys and Correo Aereo; July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate; July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
“Out Cry—Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band to perform pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.
Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. June 28; 2 p.m. 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.