Auburn-area calendar of events | Aug. 31

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Events

Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.

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 auburnfarmersmarket.org.

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 thefair.com.

Auburn Garden Club flower show: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. The Garden of Magic and Delight show is open to the public. For more information, contact Tanya at 206-612-0021, or auburngardenclub.wa@gmail.com, or chinookgardenclubs.org

Port of Seattle Commission candidates forum: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Highline College Student Union Building, Mount Townsend Room, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Airport communities host the event to share concerns of residents and to determine which candidates have their best interests in mind. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. The 33rd District Democrats, Highline College, M.L. King County Labor Council, and the Seattle/King County Building and Construction Trades Council sponsor the forum. Free and open to the public. Audience will have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates.

Auburn Mayoral Debate: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE. Incumbent Nancy Backus and the challenger, Largo Wales, deputy mayor. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce.

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, or.solidrockcruisers.com.

Benefits

10th Annual Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk: 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Wright Park,501 South I St., Tacoma. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Event includes an opening rally, closing rally, prize drawing, music from a local DJ snd kids’ activities. Special recognition will be given to top finishers and fundraisers. All proceeds support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing lung cancer survival. Fees: online, $30 regular, $15 youth 12 and under (closes Sept. 6); mail-in, $33 regular, $18 youth 12 and under (must be received by Sept. 4); event day, $35 regular, $20 youth 12 and under. To register and obtain more information, visit www.freetobreathe.org/pugetsound.

Eighth annual Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. shotgun start, Sept. 16, Washington National Golf Club, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Four-man scramble benefits the Jennifer Beach Foundation, which helps combat child abuse and domestic violence. Hole-in-one (win a car) and putting contests; raffles. Dinner, silent auction and awards follow the tournament. Register at jnbfoundation.org. For more information, call 253-833-5366 or email info@jnbfoundation.org.

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 brownpapertickets.com, or auburnvalleyhs.org/steppenwolf-concert 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 standupforVC.brownpapertickets.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Scott Sciuchetti at ssciuchetti@valleycities.org. For more information, visitvalleycities.org/stand-valley-cities/.

See Ya Later Foundation’s seventh annual dinner and auction: 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. Theme: Be a Superhero. Guests asked to dress up as their favorite superhero to come support the foundation that helps families fraught by a medical crisis. Guest speaker: Ricky Mena who travels the world as Spider-Man, visits kids with cancer and provides support. Donors, sponsors welcome. Items donations appreciated. Item description and value are required by Sept. 27. A family sponsor of $500 includes dinner tickets for four. A $400 table sponsor includes dinner at a private table for you and your guests. Other options available. Event registration can be found at seeyalater.org. For more information, contact Brian Williams@SeeYaLater.org or 253-332-5144 or Wendy Buchanan at Wendy@SeeYaLater.org or 253-951-6491.

Health

Bloodworks Northwest drives: 8-10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; LDS Church, 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Sept. 11, 625 M. St.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Sept. 13, Auburn Mechanical, 2623 W. Valley Highway N.; 8:30-11 a.m. Sep.t 18, Fred Meyer, 801 Auburn Way N.; 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Costo Distribution, 1802 M. St. NW. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit bloodworksnw.org.

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.

Volunteers

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 auburnvalleyhs.org and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing slavigne@auburnvalleyhs.org. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit auburnvalleyhs.org.

Clubs

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 edbutler0314@gmail.com.

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 auburngardenclub.wa@gmail.com 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 www.auburnrotary.org.

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

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 www.siauburn.org or email info@siauburn.org.

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. www.skcgs.org

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 www.saveourfish.org.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25. 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.

Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Radical Robots Science Workshop: 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Presented by Pacific Science Center. Ages 10 and older. Get ready to have a have a swarm of adorable robots take over the library. Learn to use Kibo® the robot to develop and optimize programs and complete challenges while discovering the world of robotics and basic program design. Space is limited to 24 children. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the information desk starting one hour before the program.

TWEENS & TEENS

Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read three books, write three short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read three books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific libraries.

Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Weekly sessions begin Sept. 11. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

ADULTS

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Repair Café: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 13. Don’t toss your broken lamp, pair of ripped jeans or busted chair!. Skilled “fixers” will help you repair your damaged household items to keep them out of the landfill and save you money. Sign up in advance with what you’re bringing so the “fixers” can be prepared! Walk-ins are welcome.Please contact Tom Watson at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or by calling 206-477-4481 to sign up. 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Fall Registration: 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. To register for ESL classes: please arrive on time; registration will be first come, first serve; space is limited; allow three hours to complete registration; bring picture ID; please, no children. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 25 through Dec. 13.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Sept. 21. “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens” by Steve Olson.

Meet the Author: 11 a.m. Sept. 30. “Eruption” by Steve Olson

Creative Arts Class, Poetry (Dementia Inclusive): 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. All adults welcome, including people with memory loss and their care partners. Through photographs, music and objects, explore the theme of “flight,” and create simple and elegant individual and group poems based on the group’s ideas and imagination. Registration preferred. Join us for other creative arts workshops for people with memory loss and their care partners on Friday mornings in September and October. Each workshop is taught by an experienced and trained Silver Kite Community Arts (silverkite.us) teaching artist who will invite participants into gentle and creative arts experiences designed to be fun and relaxing. Silver Kite teaching artists Jen Kulik and Susan Wickett-Ford, among others, will be facilitating the workshops.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 and 30; • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 7 p.m. Sept. 14; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 7 p.m. Sept. 21

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows program.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 8. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Sept. 20. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.

TWEENS & TEENS

Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read three books, write three short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read three books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific libraries.

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. Play video games at the library. Xbox, Playstation, WiiU and Gamecube games available for open play. Snacks provided.

Use E-Textiles to Make an LED Cuff: 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers. Ages 10 and older. Stitch a felt wrist cuff using conductive thread, LED lights, and embroidery floss. When you attach a battery holder and insert a battery, your cuff will light up. Please register.

ADULTS

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. Contact the library for book title. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. New members are always welcome.

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

Note: The King County Library System will be closed Aug. 10 for an all-staff day.

PROGRAMS

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.

Get Into Gear with Lego Mindstorms: 10 a.m. Aug. 5. Presented by Bricks 4KIDZ South King County. For students in or entering middle school. Build and create using Lego Mindstorms Ev3 robotics kits. Learn to incorporate the newest generation of motors, sensors and software by programming your commands into a robot. Please register.

Network

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 www.3noNetworking.com.

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 karen@auburnareawa.org.

Seniors

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

PROGRAMS

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.

Entertainment

AUBURN AVENUE THEATER

At 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or brownpapertickets.com.

The Toad Prince: 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Discover the secret of happiness as Indri, who watches over the Magical Healing Waters, learns to care more for others than for himself. Born with the head and hands of a toad, Indri is sad and bitter about his appearance, he wishes to be “beautiful.” Through acts of kindness, he learns the virtue of benevolence and finally transforms into a human! Performed by Tears of Joy Theater. Tickets: $10.

Dueling Pianists x5: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. A feast for the ears: boogie woogie, jazz, classical, Cuban, blues, neo-20th century, and more, Join five touring pianists, Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, Ed Reinhart and Elizabeth MacDougal, as they share the stage for a night of music and laughs. Tickets: $21, $18.

Barracuda, Heart Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Adored world-wide, the music of the band Heart is performed with style, presence and a true passion by Barracuda. Barracuda is endorsed by Heart founding member and guitar player, Roger Fisher. Tickets: $21, $18.

Auburn Community Players’ “Annie”: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13; 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts. Despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, she is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage. Pre-sale tickets: $16, $13 ($21, $18 at the door).

AUBURN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

At 702 Fourth St. NE. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or brownpapertickets.com.

ELSEWHERE

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.

Poetry

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.

Reunions

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 eventbrite.com/e/auburn-sr-high-school-40th-year-class-reunion-33377843027 For more information, contact Evie Boone-Parks at 425-396-0699 or auburnhs77@gmail.com.

Music

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 mvyso.org.

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 rainieryouthchoirs.org.

Museums

White River Valley Museum

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 wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.

EXHIBITS

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.

PROGRAMS

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.

MARY OLSON FARM PROGRAMS

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

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.

Galleries

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

Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.

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 auburnfarmersmarket.org.

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 thefair.com.

Auburn Garden Club flower show: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 11; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 12, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. The Garden of Magic and Delight show is open to the public. For more information, contact Tanya at 206-612-0021, or auburngardenclub.wa@gmail.com, or chinookgardenclubs.org

Port of Seattle Commission candidates forum: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 13, Highline College Student Union Building, Mount Townsend Room, 2400 S. 240th St., Des Moines. Airport communities host the event to share concerns of residents and to determine which candidates have their best interests in mind. Doors open at 6 p.m. for light refreshments. The 33rd District Democrats, Highline College, M.L. King County Labor Council, and the Seattle/King County Building and Construction Trades Council sponsor the forum. Free and open to the public. Audience will have an opportunity to submit questions for the candidates.

Auburn Mayoral Debate: 6-8 p.m. Sept. 20, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE. Incumbent Nancy Backus and the challenger, Largo Wales, deputy mayor. Free and open to the public. Presented by the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce.

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, or.solidrockcruisers.com.

Benefits

10th Annual Free to Breathe 5K Run/Walk and 1-Mile Walk: 9 a.m. Sept. 9, Wright Park,501 South I St., Tacoma. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Event includes an opening rally, closing rally, prize drawing, music from a local DJ snd kids’ activities. Special recognition will be given to top finishers and fundraisers. All proceeds support Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization dedicated to increasing lung cancer survival. Fees: online, $30 regular, $15 youth 12 and under (closes Sept. 6); mail-in, $33 regular, $18 youth 12 and under (must be received by Sept. 4); event day, $35 regular, $20 youth 12 and under. To register and obtain more information, visit www.freetobreathe.org/pugetsound.

Eighth annual Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. shotgun start, Sept. 16, Washington National Golf Club, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Four-man scramble benefits the Jennifer Beach Foundation, which helps combat child abuse and domestic violence. Hole-in-one (win a car) and putting contests; raffles. Dinner, silent auction and awards follow the tournament. Register at jnbfoundation.org. For more information, call 253-833-5366 or email info@jnbfoundation.org.

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 brownpapertickets.com, or auburnvalleyhs.org/steppenwolf-concert 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 standupforVC.brownpapertickets.com. Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Scott Sciuchetti at ssciuchetti@valleycities.org. For more information, visitvalleycities.org/stand-valley-cities/.

See Ya Later Foundation’s seventh annual dinner and auction: 5 p.m. Oct. 7, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. Theme: Be a Superhero. Guests asked to dress up as their favorite superhero to come support the foundation that helps families fraught by a medical crisis. Guest speaker: Ricky Mena who travels the world as Spider-Man, visits kids with cancer and provides support. Donors, sponsors welcome. Items donations appreciated. Item description and value are required by Sept. 27. A family sponsor of $500 includes dinner tickets for four. A $400 table sponsor includes dinner at a private table for you and your guests. Other options available. Event registration can be found at seeyalater.org. For more information, contact Brian Williams@SeeYaLater.org or 253-332-5144 or Wendy Buchanan at Wendy@SeeYaLater.org or 253-951-6491.

Health

Bloodworks Northwest drives: 8-10:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; LDS Church, 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Sept. 11, 625 M. St.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Sept. 13, Auburn Mechanical, 2623 W. Valley Highway N.; 8:30-11 a.m. Sep.t 18, Fred Meyer, 801 Auburn Way N.; 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21, Costo Distribution, 1802 M. St. NW. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit bloodworksnw.org.

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.

Volunteers

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 auburnvalleyhs.org and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing slavigne@auburnvalleyhs.org. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit auburnvalleyhs.org.

Clubs

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 edbutler0314@gmail.com.

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 auburngardenclub.wa@gmail.com 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 www.auburnrotary.org.

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

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 www.siauburn.org or email info@siauburn.org.

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. www.skcgs.org

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 www.saveourfish.org.

Libraries

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mondays, Sept. 11, 18 and 25. 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.

Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21, 28. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11:15 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 14, 21 and 28. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Radical Robots Science Workshop: 2 p.m. Sept. 30. Presented by Pacific Science Center. Ages 10 and older. Get ready to have a have a swarm of adorable robots take over the library. Learn to use Kibo® the robot to develop and optimize programs and complete challenges while discovering the world of robotics and basic program design. Space is limited to 24 children. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the information desk starting one hour before the program.

TWEENS & TEENS

Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read three books, write three short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read three books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific libraries.

Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Mondays; 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays. Weekly sessions begin Sept. 11. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

ADULTS

Genealogy Assistance: 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sept. 6, 20. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Repair Café: 3-6 p.m. Sept. 13. Don’t toss your broken lamp, pair of ripped jeans or busted chair!. Skilled “fixers” will help you repair your damaged household items to keep them out of the landfill and save you money. Sign up in advance with what you’re bringing so the “fixers” can be prepared! Walk-ins are welcome.Please contact Tom Watson at tom.watson@kingcounty.gov or by calling 206-477-4481 to sign up. 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.

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class Fall Registration: 5 p.m. Sept. 18. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. To register for ESL classes: please arrive on time; registration will be first come, first serve; space is limited; allow three hours to complete registration; bring picture ID; please, no children. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays, 6-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 25 through Dec. 13.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Sept. 21. “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens” by Steve Olson.

Meet the Author: 11 a.m. Sept. 30. “Eruption” by Steve Olson

Creative Arts Class, Poetry (Dementia Inclusive): 10:30 a.m. Sept. 29. All adults welcome, including people with memory loss and their care partners. Through photographs, music and objects, explore the theme of “flight,” and create simple and elegant individual and group poems based on the group’s ideas and imagination. Registration preferred. Join us for other creative arts workshops for people with memory loss and their care partners on Friday mornings in September and October. Each workshop is taught by an experienced and trained Silver Kite Community Arts (silverkite.us) teaching artist who will invite participants into gentle and creative arts experiences designed to be fun and relaxing. Silver Kite teaching artists Jen Kulik and Susan Wickett-Ford, among others, will be facilitating the workshops.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16 and 30; • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 7 p.m. Sept. 14; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 7 p.m. Sept. 21

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

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Sept. 12, 19 and 26. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows program.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Sept. 8. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Sept. 20. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.

TWEENS & TEENS

Read, Review, Win: Middle and high school ages. Read three books, write three short reviews, and win a prize. Earn a prize every time you read three books and earn entries into the grand prize drawing. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific libraries.

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. Play video games at the library. Xbox, Playstation, WiiU and Gamecube games available for open play. Snacks provided.

Use E-Textiles to Make an LED Cuff: 4 p.m. Sept. 22. Presented by Lisa Keller, Galloping Horse Makers. Ages 10 and older. Stitch a felt wrist cuff using conductive thread, LED lights, and embroidery floss. When you attach a battery holder and insert a battery, your cuff will light up. Please register.

ADULTS

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. “The Summer Before the War” by Helen Simonson. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. Contact the library for book title. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. New members are always welcome.

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

PROGRAMS

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.

Network

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 www.3noNetworking.com.

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 karen@auburnareawa.org.

Seniors

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

PROGRAMS

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.

Entertainment

AUBURN AVENUE THEATER

At 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or brownpapertickets.com.

The Toad Prince: 2 p.m. Sept. 9. Discover the secret of happiness as Indri, who watches over the Magical Healing Waters, learns to care more for others than for himself. Born with the head and hands of a toad, Indri is sad and bitter about his appearance, he wishes to be “beautiful.” Through acts of kindness, he learns the virtue of benevolence and finally transforms into a human! Performed by Tears of Joy Theater. Tickets: $10.

Dueling Pianists x5: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. A feast for the ears: boogie woogie, jazz, classical, Cuban, blues, neo-20th century, and more, Join five touring pianists, Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, Ed Reinhart and Elizabeth MacDougal, as they share the stage for a night of music and laughs. Tickets: $21, $18.

Barracuda, Heart Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Adored world-wide, the music of the band Heart is performed with style, presence and a true passion by Barracuda. Barracuda is endorsed by Heart founding member and guitar player, Roger Fisher. Tickets: $21, $18.

Auburn Community Players’ “Annie”: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, 7, 12, 13; 2 p.m. Oct. 7, 8, 14, 15. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts. Despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City, she is determined to find the parents who abandoned her on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage. Pre-sale tickets: $16, $13 ($21, $18 at the door).

ELSEWHERE

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.

Poetry

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.

Reunions

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 eventbrite.com/e/auburn-sr-high-school-40th-year-class-reunion-33377843027 For more information, contact Evie Boone-Parks at 425-396-0699 or auburnhs77@gmail.com.

Music

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 mvyso.org.

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 rainieryouthchoirs.org.

Museums

White River Valley Museum

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 wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.

EXHIBITS

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.

MARY OLSON FARM PROGRAMS

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

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.

Galleries

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

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