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. 30, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S, Auburn. Featuring more than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, baked goods and hot ready-to-eat foods. Free to enter. Vendors will be selling products on site, prices vary. For more information, visit auburnfarmersmarket.org.
Washington State Fair: Aug. 31-Sept. 23. Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5, 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. 30): adults $11; students (ages 6-12) and seniors $9.50; 5 and under free. Regular admission prices (starting Aug. 31): adults $14; students (ages 6-12) and seniors (62 and older) $11; 5 and under free. Information: 253- 841–5045 (24-hour hotline), 253-845-1771 (office), or thefair.com
Cascade Gem & Mineral Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23, Green River College Student Union Building, 2401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Kids activities, demonstrations, more than 20 dealers, and a free rock for every child. Free parking. No admission. Info: cascademineralogicalsociety.org
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Sept. 1. Held on the first Saturday of every month, February to June, October to December, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the nonprofit organization’s scholarship fund for Auburn School District seniors. For more information, call 253-227-7789.
Third annual Auburn Mountainview Football Mattress Fundraiser: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sept. 9, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Top brands in all sizes. Proceeds support the Lions football program. Hosted by Custum Fundraising Soluntions. For more information, visit bit.ly/Beds4AuburnMtview.
Third annual Hot Rod Garage Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15, 615 15th St. SW, Auburn. Oddfellas Pub & Eatery presents the scholarship fundraiser, part of the Bus Barn Bonanza Bazaar and Flea Market. Food, music, prizes and awards. Free T-shirts and dash plaques will go to all vehicle entries. Vehicle entry time is 8 a.m. Registration fee is $20. For more information, call Tracie at 206-356-5359. Table spaces are available for $10. Vendor doors open at 8 a.m.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: 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 Michael Bower, 206-569-7287.
Health screenings: Sept. 14, Grace Community Church, at 1320 Auburn Way S. Auburn-area residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with Life Line Screening screenings. Packages start at $149. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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 email@example.com. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit auburnvalleyhs.org.
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 29, Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien. For new and expecting parents in Renton, Kent, Burien and surrounding South King County neighborhoods. Check out local resources for parents and see what they have to offer new families. Visit with local providers, hear about support and resources, enter to win a door prize. Featuring Families of Color Seattle: FOCS, NAPS Doulas, Nurturing Pathways, PALS Doulas, PEPS, Puget Sound Birth Center, Southwest Youth and Family Services, Valley Medical Center, Westside Baby. Free. To learn more and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/new-expecting-parent-resource-fair-tickets-48700114353. To learn more about PEPS, go to peps.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Senior Activity Center: 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include:
Senior Coffee Hour with Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.
Lunch: Monday-Friday. Salad bar begins at 11:30 a.m., Main meal served at noon. Cost: $4 suggested contribution for ages 60 and over, $6 under age 60.
Movies: Wednesdays, 1 and 4:30 p.m.
Monday Social Dinner: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Second Monday of the month. $7 for all ages.
Meals on Wheels: Sound Generations program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information call the center at 253-931-3016.
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.
Sasquatch, Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods: Opens July 11, through Dec. 16. It examines ancient Native oral histories documenting the possible presence of mysterious humanoid beings that live deep within the Pacific Northwest forests.
Big Foot Does Not Like Birthday Parties, Story and Song Time with Eric Ode: 6 p.m. Sept. 6. Free (no registration, but space is limited). Recommended ages: 3 and up
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. 15. 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.