Arts and Entertainment

Special Events

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

The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, midway rides, food, the PRCA Rodeo, animal shows and more. Admission: $8-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. Parking: $10-$12. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-854-1771 or www.thefair.com.

“Freedom to Speak” panel discussion: 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Speakers will discuss the First Amendment as part of a Constitution Day celebration. Presented by Puget Sound Access. Cost: Free. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-479-0200.

Arbonne Open House: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Features display of Arbonne’s ’08 Holiday Line, along with games and prizes. Wine tasting and appetizers also available. WineStyles @ the Crossings, 35002 Pacific Highway S., Suite A-103, Federal Way. 206-653-0024 or ranae@myarbonne.com.

“S’more Than You Imagined”: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 11. Features s’mores, big band music and storytelling by a bonfire. Cost: Free. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Road, Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Fundraisers

Danny Veron and Ted Vigil:

7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Veron entertains as Elvis and Vigil as John Denver. Proceeds benefit the fight against cancer. Cost: $15. Auburn Eagles 2298, 702 M St. S.E. 253-833-2298.

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids School Supplies Drive: Through Sept. 14. Donors can bring school supplies – including pens, pencils, pocket calculators and backpacks – for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.

GriefWorks Fifth annual Benefit Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m. Oct. 17. Learn about the Compassion Partners program, and how to help the grieving. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Registration required. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 253-333-9420 or debbie@griefworks.org.

Harvest Costume Ball and Silent Auction: 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25. Features a Halloween costume contest, 1970s dance music and silent auction. Proceeds support education programs at White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Classes

“Creating a Retirement Paycheck”: 6 p.m. Sept. 11. Cost: Free; registration required. Indochine Seafood & Satay Restaurant, 31406 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way. 253-974-3959, ext. 14.

“Puget Sound Clean-Up”:

7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Join the Sierra Club’s South King County Group for an update on the “Action Agenda” and its recommendations on preventing pollution and protecting and restoring habitat. Presenters include Puget Sound Partnership and Puget Sound Environmental Caucus. Cost: Free. Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way. 253-639-3862 or markjtn@earthlink.net.

Health/Fitness

“Give Blood, Get Gas” Blood Drive: Through Sept. 30. Donors who give blood this month for Cascade Regional Blood Services can enter a drawing for a $50 gas card. Call for appointments, or attend a local drive, including: noon-5 p.m. Sept. 15 at Waste Management, 701 Second St. N.W., Auburn; 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 16 at Parametrix, 1002 15th St. S.W.; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-945-7974, ext. 202, or www.crbs.net.

“Sexuality and Dementia”:

6 p.m. Sept. 17. Free seminar aimed at family and friends of those with dementia. Refreshments provided. Auburn Meadows Assisted Living, 945 22nd St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-0171.

Safe Steps fall/fire prevention event: 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Free seminar for seniors to reduce their risk of falling and minimize fire danger. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016. Also: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Rainier Vista Senior Apartments, 134 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific. 253-804-6186.

Libraries

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

• ESL: 6 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays; 5:30 p.m. Sept. 10. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• Anime Movie Screening—“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”: 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Open to teens.

• “How the End Begins—Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality”: 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free poetry reading with Elizabeth Austen and Timothy Kelly.

• Study Zone: 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. Students in grades K-12 can drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

Reunions

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1988 Reunion: Sept. 13. Call for details. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Auburn High School Class of 1978 Reunion: Oct. 3. Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

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.

• 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.

Auditions

“Annie” auditions: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 23 and 25. Informal read-through auditions for adults interested in acting in Heavier Than Air Family Theater’s production of “Annie.” Must have strong singing, dancing and acting skills. Bring photo and lead sheet. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn.

Boeing Employees Choir: 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, rehearsals. Openings available in all sections. Not necessary to be an employee or family member to participate. Singers are welcome to attend rehearsals to sample the season’s repertoire before making a commitment. Call for details, directions. 425-385-2395 or www.boeingchoir.org.

Music

“Live at the Ave—An Inspirational Evening with Elvis and John Denver”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tribute show features Danny Vernon and Ted Vigil as Elvis and John Denver. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.

Theater

Francie Dillon: 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Dillon offers uplifting music and storytelling for kids and parents. Presented as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.

Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: $13-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m. Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.

“Dracula”: Oct. 17-Nov. 1. Play based on Bram Stoker’s chilling tale. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre Company. Cost: $10-$12. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680, www.experience-art.org or www.brownpapertickets.com.

Nightlife

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 19, Milo Petersen Trio; Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio; Oct. 3, Doug Ostgard Quartet; Oct. 11, Coco Loco; Oct. 17, Mike Nelson Trio; Oct. 24, Milo Petersen and Jazz Desciples; Oct. 31, Rachael Contorer. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

Dance

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.

Children’s Dance Theater: Now enrolling children ages 2 and older in ballet, jazz and tap dance classes. Call or see Web site for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.

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