Auburn-area calendar of events | Aug. 17

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Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24, Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW. More than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items and concession stand that are restaurant-based but feature a home-cooked taste. Market coordinated by the City of Auburn. It includes free performances, guest chef demonstrations with farm-fresh ingredients, children’s activities, and classes on health, nutrition and gardening. For more information, visit

Jim Marsh Classic at Emerald Downs: Aug. 19-20, Emerald Downs parking lot, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. Three-on-three basketball tournament for players of all ages and abilities. Raising awareness and funds for youth mentoring and Parkinson’s. Entry: $120 per team. Each team is guaranteed at least three games. For more information or to register, visit Registration ends Aug. 13. Questions? Contact Kevin at

Washington State Fair: Sept. 1-24. Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 6, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Concerts, rides, food, vendors, rodeo, animal exhibits, art and culture, interactive fun, special attractions. Labor Day weekend hours: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday. Post-Labor Day hours: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Pre-fair gate admission (ends Aug. 31): adults $11; students (ages 6-18) and seniors $9; 5 and under free. Regular admission prices (starting Sept. 1): adults $14; students (ages 6-18) and seniors (62 and older) $10.50; 5 and under free. Parking: weekdays $10; Saturday, Sunday $15. Information: 253-841–5045 (24-hour hotline), 253-845-1771 (office), or

Auburn’s Summer Cruise-Ins: 4-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 21, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Staged at the former Big Daddy’s Drive In site at Les Gove Park and hosted by the Solid Rock Cruisers. Bring the family down for music and great classic cars. Participants must enter from 12th Street SE & J Street SE. Solid Rock Cruisers accepting donations for the Auburn Food Bank. For more information contact: Solid Rock Cruisers, 206-409-3747,


Terry Home’s 25th Anniversary Car Show: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 19, Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. SE, Pacific. Car show benefits local young people with traumatic brain injuries living in two Terry Home residences in Pacific and Auburn. Time-honored event features classic cars and trucks, motorcycles, race cars and vehicles “under construction.” Admission is free for spectators. Fee is $20 to register a vehicle on the day of the show. Vehicle owners invited to celebrate a quarter-century of Terry Home car shows with a kickoff cruise around Pacific. Show also features children’s activities, live music, food, raffle tickets, door prizes and trophy presentations. For more information and a registration form, visit

Doll Tea, Teddy Bear and Superhero Tea Party: 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. seatings, Aug. 19, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Bring your family, friends, favorite doll, teddy bear or superhero to tea. Tour the Victorian classic revival farmhouse and grounds and explore the gift shop. Cost: $15. Proceeds support the continuing restoration of the national landmark built by one of King County’s earliest and most influential pioneer families. Reservations required. Call 253-850-2777.

Sixth annual Barkfest & Rover Romp: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. Fundraiser presented by the Auburn Valley Humane Society benefits homeless and abandoned animals in the community. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges prior to the event. Bring your dog for the 3K and 5K walk/run and enjoy demonstrations, a vendor village of booths, dog contests, inflatable obstacle course, adoptable pets and other activities. Entry: $35 for pre-registration $40 day of the event. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit

Rio Verde Community Estates Annual Bazaar & Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 26, 1402 22nd St. NE, Auburn. Lunch, bake sale, crafts and sale of household items, collectibles and framed art. No entry fee. Food and merchandise for sale. For more information, contact Judith Graham at 253-545-0687 or

Revisit the Legend of Steppenwolf Concert: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn. Benefit to help lost, abandoned and homeless animals at Auburn Valley Humane Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a raffle and auction baskets; CD’s and T-shirts from the band. All-ages show. Ticket prices starting at $25. Pre-order sales ends at noon, Sept. 29. Remaining tickets available at the box office one hour prior to the show starting at 6. To purchase tickets or for questions, visit, or call AVHS at 253-249-7849.

Stand Up for Valley Cities: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Seattle Design Center, Georgetown, 5701 6th Ave. S., Seattle. Evening of comedy featuring David Granirer and his Stand Up for Mental Health comics, along with dinner, a silent auction, dessert dash, and fund-a-need, benefitting Valley Cities mental health and substance use treatment services. Tickets: $100 for individuals, two for $190, or be a table captain for $750 for a group of eight. For tickets, visit Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Scott Sciuchetti at For more information,


Bloodworks Northwest drives: 8:30-10:30 a.m., 2:30-11:30 p.m. Aug. 18, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Aug. 29, Zones, Inc., 1102 15th St. SW. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit

Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information, call Val Brustad, 253-854-7658.


Auburn Valley Humane Society: 6-8 p.m., third Wednesdays of the month; 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays of the month, AVHS shelter, 4910 A St. SE, Auburn. Volunteer orientation and trainings. Stop by the shelter or AVHS thrift store, 1123 E. Main St., to pick up a volunteer application or download one from and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit


Clothing bank: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Northwest Family Church, 3535 Auburn Way S. Serving the community. Clients may come once a month. ID is required for new clients and proof of children (insurance card) is needed. If you have just moved into the area, then a bill with your current address will be sufficient. Homeless community is welcome. ID is required and not an address. The clothing bank is free and supported through donations from the community and church. The Clothing Bank serves Auburn, Algona and Pacific only. For more information, visit


Auburn Noon Lions: Meets Tuesdays, noon, Auburn Golf Course banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. $12 for lunch, $5 for dessert and beverage. For more information, contact Ed Butler at 253-929-9358 or

Auburn Garden Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 8, William C. Warren Building, Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. NE, Auburn. Special guest: Marianne Binetti, a nationally known horticulturist, author and newspaper columnist. For further information, please email or contact Dianne at 253-839-6023

Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets noon, Wednesdays, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Programs: For more information, visit

Kiwanis Club of The Valley: Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 St. NE, Auburn. For more information, visit

Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 420 E. Main St., beginning Nov. 3. Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Visitors are welcome.

Soroptimist International of Auburn: Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month at noon at the Auburn Golf Course banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. For more information, visit or email

South King County Genealogical Society: 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturday of every month (except July, August and December), Wesley Homes-Lea Hill, J.W. McKenna Assembly Hall, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Welcome genealogists or anyone interested in learning about family history.

Save Our Fish, Auburn Chapter, Puget Sound Anglers: Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), 6 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 4002 A St. SE. Learn fishing techniques and hot spots from guest speakers and chapter experts. For more information, visit


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


Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. July 18. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Pajama Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mondays. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English but presenter speaks Spanish.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Presented by Green River College. Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. Registration required. Registration required.

One-on-One Job Assistance: Do you need help starting the online job application process? Get a free email account, start a resume, start an online job search, or navigate the job application process during a 45-minute appointment. For more information or to set up an appointment, call the library at 253-931-3018.

Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Do you need help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? The Department of Social and Health Services is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who need a helping hand. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food assistance, cash assistance and a host of other services. Stop by our table to ask questions, get advice, and sign up for assistance.No appointment necessary

RISE Employment Services through Neighborhood House: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RISE (Resources to Initiate Successful Employment) offers assistance in obtaining employment by providing services such as comprehensive case management, and employment and training assistance. Eligible candidates will have access to bus tickets or gas voucher for appointments, interview clothes, and community resource referrals for housing and childcare.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018.

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


Teen Zone, Summer Edition: 1 p.m. Aug. 17. For students in or entering middle or high school. Play video games at the library. Xbox, Playstation, WiiU and Gamecube games available for open play. Snacks provided.

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


Boredom Busters: At the library and looking for something to do? Ask the staff at the front desk about Boredom Buster kits. Board games, crafts, coloring, etc. Kits available for all ages.


3No Networking: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 3No Networking is a casual weekly get-together set aside for members of the business community to drop in and get to know each other. The mixer rotates among Auburn venues. The series is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101. For a full schedule, visit

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Insider Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. $25/members; $35/non-members (includes lunch). Register online through the chamber. For more information, contact Karen Wickstrom at 253-833-0700 or


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: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $6 for those younger than 60.

• Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cents suggested donation for refreshments.

• Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.


Volunteer opportunities: The center’s meals-on-wheels and respite programs need help to provide services to seniors. Please call 253-288-7441 or 253-931-3016, if interested.

Auburn Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program serving the community needs volunteers to help its senior participants. The group meets weekly at the center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The program allows caregivers to enjoy a worry-free day off while the participant enjoys socialization, companionship and lunch. For more information, contact program director Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510.

Pacific Algona Senior Center, 100 Third Ave SE, Pacific, 253-929-1153.

Serving seniors: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No annual fee. Monday free lunch, Tuesday-Friday lunch provided by Catholic Community Services. Senior bus trips to local stores and events. Crafts and card making.


Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Live music and wine tasting on the first Saturday of each month, 7-9 p.m. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.


Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Children’s outdoor concert series includes music, puppets, magic and fun. Spraypark and playground are close by. Pack a lunch, swimsuit and towels. ArtRageous hands-on art activities offered at all events. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation: 253-931-3043 or

Aug. 23 – Elephant Umbrella (bonus concert at Game Farm Park courtesy of Auburn Library)


Poetry at the Rainbow Café: 7-9 p.m. first Monday of the month, at the café, 112 E. Main St. Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.

Auburn August Fest Literary Showcase: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Community and Event Center, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Workshops; featured poet readings; local and regional authors; artists; book and small press fair; open mic poetry contest; prizes; and other activities. Free to the public.


Auburn High Class of ’57: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26, Auburn Fraternal Order of Eagles, 702 M St. SE. Celebrating 60-year reunion. For more information, contact Ruth Zahradnek Fletcher at 253-833-5276.

Auburn High Class of ’67: 5-10 p.m. Aug. 26, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. 50-year reunion. Cost: $40 per person. For more information, contact Diane Wohlhueter at 206-384-6957, or

Auburn High Class of ’77: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 23, Green River College, Lindbloom Student Union Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. 40th class reunion. ‘70s attire encouraged. Dinner, drinks and dancing with DJ Matt. Cost: $50 per person. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No ticket sales at the door. Get tickets by Sept. 1 at For more information, contact Evie Boone-Parks at 425-396-0699 or


Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley. MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit

Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has four leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 2 through 14). Call 253-315-3125 to schedule an audition. For more information, visit



Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are free. Free admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month. For more information, visit or call 253-288-7439.


Salish Modern, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots: July 12-Dec. 17. Spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates. He has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions.


Late Play Date: 6-8 p.m., first Thursday of every month. Drop-in for free admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age. No registration required.


Located at 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Call 253-288-7433 or for event information and tickets.

Open hours: Noon-5 p.m. June 24-Aug. 27. Take your family on a trip back in time to Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting the cow, chickens and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved historic farms in King County.

8th annual Hops and Crops Music & Beer Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 16. The 21-and-over event includes a beer garden with 30-plus craft brews and ciders from local breweries and live music performances that showcase the eclectic Northwest music scene. Bands represent roots, indie-Americana, reggae/ska and garage funk. Guests can bring camp chairs or blankets to sit back and enjoy the music, take a tour of the historic farmhouse, learn more about hops at the Hops Craze exhibit or try their hand at classic lawn games. All proceeds from the event support educational programming at the farm. Tickets: $15 online in advance, $20 at the gate. Hops & Crops is sponsored by Reber Ranch.


Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or

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