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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.
White River Buddhist Temple 49th annual Bon Odori: 4-9 p.m. July 28, 3625 Auburn Way N. Bon Odori is a festival in which young and old come together to dance, rejoice and remember their ancestors. Join the Japanese folk dances. Taiko drum performances. Food booths and a beer garden. Event is free and open to the public. Temple will be collecting nonperishable food items and monetary donations for the Auburn Food Bank. For more information, visit wrbt.org.
72nd Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 28, 29, 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, $20 adults; $15 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. Two-day, $30 adult; $20 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. For more information, call 206-522-2541 or visit sshga.org.
AuburnFest Almost 5K Poker Fun Run & Walk: 7 p.m. Aug. 10, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Family-oriented fun run associated with AuburnFest. The fun run will utilize the new big loop at the park. Five loops around is “almost” a 5K (short of a 5K by 1,138 feet). For each lap around the loop, participants will stop, draw a card and try to get the best poker hand with the five cards drawn. Instead of prize awards based on time, prizes will be awarded for the top poker hand in each age category. Prizes will be award from the stage at 8:30 p.m. Early registration fee: $20 (by July 29), $23 (July 30-Aug. 8) and $25 (day of event, on-site registration begins at 5:30 p.m. Register online at auburnwa.gov.
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.
Auburn’s Summer Cruise-In: 4-7:30 p.m. Aug. 16, Les Gove Park (former Big Daddy’s site), 1140 Auburn Way S. Hosted by Solid Rock Cruisers. Every third Thursday, June-August. Free and open to everyone. Food and music along with classic cars. Donations for Auburn Food Bank will be accepted.
Messiah Lutheran Church Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 27-28, 410 H St. NE, Auburn. Several new and used items for purchase.
Eighth annual “See Ya Later” Golf Tournament: 1:30 p.m. July 28, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. The event includes 18 holes of play, lunch, dinner, a silent raffle and prizes. The event includes 18 holes of play, lunch, dinner, a silent raffle and prizes. Proceeds benefit the SYL Foundation’s work to help families in medical crisis. Sign up with a foursome or organizers can place you on a team. There are $125 basic and $200 premium player packages. Sponsorship opportunities range from $100-$2,500. Donations of items to help raise funds through the silent raffle or from the golfer prize inventory are greatly appreciated. Register at seeyalater.com. Look for SYL Washington Tournament. For more information, contact Brian Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 253-332-5144, or Wendy Buchanan at email@example.com, or 253-951-6491.
Auburn Valley Kiwanis Club’s 33rd annual Golf Classic – “Helping Kids out of the Rough”: 7:30 a.m. Aug. 3, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Shotgun start; scramble format. Fee: $100 per golfer and includes a continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. Prizes will be awarded at the luncheon. All proceeds from the tournament go back into the community. The Auburn Valley Kiwanis Club provides support to the elementary, middle and high schools and local organizations such as the Auburn Food Bank; Nexus Youth and Families; Children’s Home Society; Community Supper; Green River College Fund; and the Miss Auburn Scholarship program. For those who would like to support local youth by participating in the tournament, please contact the club at 253-891-2271, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
35th annual Auburn Rotary Scholarship Show, featuring Trent Harmon: Aug. 11 at the Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Become a benefactor for local student scholarships and receive scholarship show specials, including tickets, a reception and recognition. Benefactors support student scholarships in difficult financial times. To order tickets, visit seattlewolf.com. For more information, call Auburn Rotary at 253-833-6633.
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.
Annual Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion Potluck: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4, Rio Verde Clubhouse, 1402 22nd St. NE, Auburn. Call 253 269-2948 to get the gate code for entry. For more information, call 360 489-0412.
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.
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.
Auburn Community Teen Players’ “Bring It On”: 7 p.m. July 27, 28; 2 p.m. July 28 and 29. Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic – she’s been named captain of the squad. But an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Tickets: $16, $13.
Concert series. Thursdays, 1-2 p.m., in July and August, on the Auburn City Hall Plaza, 25 Main St. Free.
Lineup: • Aug. 2 – Culture Shock (Latin American music); • Aug. 9 – Wally and the Beavs (’50s & ’60s rock & roll). Note: In the event of rain, the concerts will be at the Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. For more information call 253-931-3043 or visit auburnwa.gov.
Children’s outdoor concert series. Wednesdays, noon, July 11-Aug. 15, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE.
Lineup: • Aug. 1 – Steve the Pretty Good Magician; • Aug. 8 – Mister G; • Aug. 15, Caspar Babypants. Note: In the event of rain, the concerts will be at the Auburn Community & Event Center.
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.
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.
Native Storytelling with Roger Fernandes: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Free (no registration, but space is limited). Recommended ages: 7 and up
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
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.
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. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Evening Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2-7 with adult. 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.
Harry Potter Game Day: 2 p.m. July 31. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday by playing Harry Potter themed games.
TWEENS & TEENS
Beat Surgery Music Workshop: 2 p.m. July 28. Presented by Jason Price (aka Doctor J). Ages 12 to 18. Learn basic beat construction that can be used in a wide variety of genres. Discover ways that soundscaping, a sound or combination of sounds that comes from an environment, can be used. Includes basic mastering techniques and industry production secrets that can be used in audio and visual recording.
DSHS Information Sessions: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Do you need help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services? DSHS is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who are in need of some assistance. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food or cash assistance, and a host of other services. Stop by the table to ask questions, get advice and sign up for assistance.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 5:30-9 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Presented by Green River College. Learn how to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor. Registration required. Classes are free to those who pre-registered. Registration for fall quarter is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.
Talk Time Classes: 10 a.m.-noon. Saturdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free, join anytime. Registration not required. Walk-ins welcome.
Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Computer Help, 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and noon, Saturdays.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 1 1/2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun. A short play time follows program.
Create Musical Masterpieces Art Workshop: 11 a.m. July 28. Presented by KidsQuest Children’s Museum. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Experiment with your favorite colors, using washable paint to create art to different styles of music. All supplies provided. Space is limited. Please pick up a free ticket for each participating child at the Information Desk starting at 10:30 a.m. on the day of the program.
TWEENS & TEENS
Harry Potter Interactive Movie: 2 p.m. July 27. Middle and high school ages. Celebrate Harry Potter’s birthday! Watch Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in a new way-participate in an interactive movie experience! Everyone will receive a gift bag packed with props to interact with the movie. Costumes and fandom attire encouraged. Space is limited. First come, first seated.
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes: 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn to read, write and speak English with an experienced instructor from Green River College. Registration required. Classes are free to those who pre-registered. Registration for fall quarter is 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 17.