Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to auburntourism.com.
King County Fair: July 13-16, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. SE. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday. Attractions include 4-H livestock shows, exhibits, live music, rides, fair foods, and the famous racing pigs. Admission for adults (13 & up) is $10; kids 5 and under free. Admission includes all shows and concerts. Purchase tickets at the gates or purchase advanced discounted tickets online. Ride tickets and wristbands sold separately. Call 1-360-226-3493 or visit kingcofair.com for more information.
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.
Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7-8:30 p.m. July 13 and 18, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Public is invited to come learn the Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the festival. More information available at wrbt.org.
Auburn’s Summer Cruise-Ins: 4-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, July 20, Aug. 17, 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.
48th annual Bon Odori Festival: 4-9:30 p.m. July 22, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. Come watch and join Japanese folk dances. Okinawan Kenjin Kai and Seattle Matsuri Taiko (drums) perform. Food booths, beer garden and gift shop. Event is free and open to the public. More information available at wrbt.org.
71st Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 29, 30, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 248th Ave. SE. Athletic competitions, old country field events, colorful pipebands, drummers, dancing, traditional Scottish food. Admission: Saturday and Sunday, daily, $17 adults; $12 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. Two-day, $25 adult; $18 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. For more information, call 206-522-2541 or visit www.sshga.org.
Boeing Employee Saddle Club Performance Horse Show: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30, Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave SE, Kent. All-day event, with categories for every skill level. Competition in English and Western riding. Refreshments, snacks and lunches served. For more information, see reberranch.com. For additional show information, contact Crystal Creson Carter at 253-569-4808 or email@example.com.
Pacific Police Department Open House: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Centennial Park, 100 Third Ave. SE, Pacific. Public safety fair includes State Patrol, Airlift Northwest, Valley Regional Fire Authority, AFIS Fingerprint Division, Valley Com 911, child ID kits, Valley Swat. Booths, the Reptile Man, face painting, food. All ages welcome.
AuburnFest: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Family-fun event featuring two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food concessions, craft and specialty vendors, community and nonprofit vendors, a car show, inflatable rides, a rock wall, train rides, pony rides, mini golf and much more. The festival also includes a Friday night 5K fun run, concert and movie and a Saturday parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Auburn.
Nexus Youth and Families 22nd annual Golf Tournament: 1:30 p.m. July 20, Washington National, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Support programs and services for vulnerable young people in 17 cities throughout South King County. Fee: $150, includes 18 holes of play, a covered golf cart, lunch, two free drink tickets, access to the Golf Ball Air Cannon, tee games and giveaways at select holes, team photo and dinner. Sponsorships available. Register at nexus4kids.org/golf.
Seventh annual See Ya Later Golf Tournament: Aug. 12, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Schedule: 12 p.m., lunch, check-in opens; 1 p.m., golf rules and opening ceremony; 1:30 p.m., shotgun start; 6:30 p.m., dinner, silent raffle and prizes. Fee: $125 basic player package; $200 premium player package. Sponsorships available, levels vary from $100 to $2,500; hole sponsorships $500. Donations of items to help the foundation raise funds through a silent raffle or from a golfer prize inventory are greatly appreciated. Contact Wendy Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-951-6491 regarding donations and raffle prizes. Register at SeeYaLater.org. The See Ya Later Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based and nondenominational organization designed to help families fraught by a medical crisis.
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 auburnvalleyhs.org/barkfest.
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.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: 8:30-11 a.m. July 13, Fred Meyer, 801 Auburn Way N.; 10-11 a.m., noon-4 p.m. July 26, Green River College, River Room ground floor, 12401 SE 320th St. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit bloodworksnw.org.
Free Fitness in the Park: 6-7 p.m., through Aug. 3, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, or Sunset Park, 1420 69th St. SE. All classes are open to all ages (youth 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult) and all fitness levels. • Mondays through July 31, Tai Chi, Les Gove Park; • Tuesdays through Aug. 1, Zumba, Sunset Park; • Wednesdays through Aug. 2, Bootcamp, Les Gove Park; • Thursdays through Aug. 3, Yoga for Beginners, Sunset Park.
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 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.
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 www.nwfamilychurch.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Rainier Audubon Society: Groups meets regularly, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 – 51st Ave. S. Public welcome.
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 Wednesdays at noon in the Rainier Room, Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St. Make reservations by emailing info@siauburn. For more information, visit www.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.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
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.
Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. July 19 and 26. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the building materials, you supply the imagination.
Coding Our Future Science Workshop: 2 p.m. July 18. Presented by The Museum of Flight. Ages 8 to 11 with adult. Change the world by learning about coding and its role in shaping our society. Practice coding a simple robot, then design an obstacle course and program your Ozobot to complete it. Space is limited to 28 children. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting one hour before the program.
Animals Build It Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m. July 25. Presented by Penny’s Puppet Productions. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Sing and dance along with a musical cast of puppets and discover how animals build shelters and gather food to create their own worlds.
The Flower City Story Workshop: 2 p.m. July 29. Presented by Live Paint. Ages 3 and older with adult. Enjoy a whimsical tale about children who use their imagination to save a city where flowers are no longer allowed. Learn when it’s best to plant and grow flowers and create a butterfly puppet. All supplies provided.
TWEENS & TEENS
Teen Digital Photography Workshop: 2-5 p.m. July 13. Middle and high school ages. Join Youth in Focus to learn digital photography techniques and the image making process during this three-day workshop. Equipment and tools provided. Limited to 10 participants. Please register.
Breaking Down Comics Art Workshop: 1-2:30 p.m. July 25. Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti. Middle school and high school ages. Are you a huge fan of comic books? Here’s your opportunity to learn how to create your own comics from writing a script to character creation to drawing pages. The workshop includes information about splash art, cover art and panel pacing for comics.
Harry Potter’s Birthday Party: 1-4 p.m. July 27. Middle and high school ages. Celebrate everything Harry Potter at the library. Pizza, dessert, movies and games. Costumes encouraged.
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.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. July 20. Contact the library for book title.
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.
Genealogy Assistance: 1-3 p.m. July 19. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Coloring Time: 2 p.m. July 23. Coloring is a relaxing activity that helps to promote focus, reduce stress, and encourage mindfulness. Drop in and come try out the supplies provided or bring your own crafting materials and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. Art supplies and coloring sheets provided courtesy of the Friends of the Auburn Library.
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.
Walking Washington’s History, Ten Cities: 7 p.m. July 13. A follow-up to Bentley’s best-selling Hiking Washington’s History, this book showcases the state’s engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major cities. Bentley writes hiking guides, history, and biography and is emeritus faculty at South Seattle College. Books available for signing and purchase.
Tablets 101: Noon, July 14. Learn how to use your new tablet. This class teaches the basics, how to turn off your device completely, wifi connection, security and app installation. All operating systems covered. Need to bring your own device.
Microsoft Certification Exams: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. July 15; 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. July 17. Microsoft Certification is an excellent way to prepare for achievement in the classroom or the workforce. Please start by reading and following the pathways outlined on the KCLS Microsoft Certifications web page at least two weeks before the exam day for which you plan to register. Each 60-minute slot is for a single MOS or MTA exam of your choice; these exams are timed 50-minutes. To register for an MCE exam, please email email@example.com.
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., Saturdays, July 15, 22 and 29; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 7 p.m. July 18; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 1 p.m. July 20; • Microsoft Excel Level 3, 7 p.m. July 25
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Build It!: 2 p.m. July 25. Family program, ages 6 and younger with adult. Have fun building with plastic bricks, straws, tech and more! Stay the entire time or come by for a few minutes. You bring the ideas and we will supply the building materials.
Fusing Plastic Science Workshop: 1:30 p.m. July 13. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Ages 8 to 11. How can you use recycled plastic to create new, unique flexible objects? Using heat, the materials can be transformed into wallets, beads and more. All supplies provided. Please register. Accompanying adults do not need to register.
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. July 14. 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. July 19. 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
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. July 19. “The Fault in Our Stars” by John Green. 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.
Computer Class, Microsoft Excel Level: 7 p.m. July 13. Discover Excel 2013 for work or home. Learn how to store data and perform calculations in a spreadsheet. Must be able to use the mouse and keyboard.
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 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.
17th annual Diversity Employment Career Fair & Roundtables: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 19, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St. 90-plus major employers, from Boeing to the University of Washington. City Career Fair Productions, Diversity Recruiters Network event. For more information, call 562-409-0056, email email@example.com, or visit citycareerfair.com.
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.
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.
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.
“Lion King, Jr.”: 7 p.m. July 14, 15; 2 p.m. July 15, 16. Disney’s “The Lion King” has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world. The African savannah comes to life on your stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle … and back again, in this inspiring, coming-of-age tale. Tickets: $10.
“Wedding Singer, the Musical”: 7 p.m. July 28, 29; 2 p.m. July 29, 30. Auburn Community Players presents romantic musical. “The Wedding Singer” takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. Set in 1985, rock star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior.
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.
Auburn Symphony Chamber Music Series
7 p.m. Thursdays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road. Admission: $20 adults, $10 children. Sunsets at Mary Olson concerts designed for families. Bring a picnic meal, lay back on the lawn and enjoy an evening of music. For more information, call 253-887-7777, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit auburnsymphony.org.
• July 22: Opus Zoo. Come see the ASO wind players with oboist and Auburn resident Shannon Spicciati in a quintet program that combines animals and music. Featuring Luciano Berio’s “Opus Number Zoo.”
• Aug. 3: American Gems. ASO strings with principal cellist and Auburn resident Brian Wharton present a quartet concert filled with standards from American pop culture, including works by Philip Glass, Gershwin and more.
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 auburnwa.gov/events
July 12 – Louie Foxx’s One Man Side Show; July 19 – Reptile Isle; July 26 – Recess Monkey; Aug. 2 – Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies; Aug. 9 – The Magic of Jeff Evans; Aug. 16 – Professor Banjo; Aug. 23 – Elephant Umbrella (bonus concert at Game Farm Park courtesy of Auburn Library)
Thursdays, 12- 1 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 25 W. Main St. A lively, eclectic music series. Visit the plaza for lunch and a free outdoor concert.
July 13 – Off the Hook; July 20 – Darren Motamedy; July 27 – Chris Anderson; Aug. 3 – The Fentons; Aug. 10 – Wally & The Beavs
SUMMER SOUNDS & CINEMA
Fridays, July 28-Aug. 11, various parks in Auburn. Live entertainment and blockbuster movies for whole family. All events feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.
July 28, Lea Hill Park, corner of 124th Ave. SE and 316th St. SE, 6 p.m. – The Zaniac Comedy Show; 7 p.m. – That 80’s Show; movie at dusk – “Sing” (PG)
Aug. 4, Sunset Park, 1420 69th St. SE, 6 p.m. – Mister G; 7 p.m. – Hall Pass Band; movie at dusk – “Moana” (PG)
Aug. 11, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, 6 p.m. – Eric Ode; 7p.m. – Rain City Time Machine; movie at dusk – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13)
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 High Class of ’72: 6-11 p.m. July 15, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Cost: $30 per person. Menu and theme will be Mexican fiesta. For more information, contact Jon Peninger at email@example.com or 206-992-6750.
Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion Potluck: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5, Rio Verde Clubhouse, 1402 22nd St NE, Auburn. For additional information, call 253 880-2500.
Federal Way High Class of ’67: Aug. 5. Signup deadline is June 5, for a casual opportunity to catch up with old friends, a little barbecue, some music and memorabilia. After June 5, the ticket price is $10. For more details, see the reunion page on Classmates.com, or text or call Pam at 206-595-8438.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hooked on History: 10:30-11:30 a.m. July 5-26. Stop by the museum before the concerts in Les Gove Park for free crafts and activities with a new theme each week.
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.
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 auburnwa.gov.