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Auburn School District hiring fair: 9 a.m.-noon, March 18, Commons, Auburn High School, 711 E. Main St. District is hiring teachers for the current and 2017-18 school years.All departments from the school district will be represented. Child nutrition, bus drivers, para-educators, substitutes and custodial staff will be on hand to answer questions and discuss working in the district. Attendees will be able to apply online at the fair, and some candidates will be interviewed during the fair. For more information, please contact the Human Resources department at 253-931-4916 or email@example.com.
Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 24; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 25, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. Variety of items be priced to sell. Anyone interested in donating items for the sale should bring them to the senior center starting on Tuesday, March 21, or call 253-931-3016 for free pickup.
Quota Cares Western Days: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. April 1, Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave SE, Kent. Quota International of Kent Valley hosts free, fun-filled event for children with special needs, and their families. Activities include pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, arts and crafts, maze race and other activities. Free hot lunch will be provided. For more information, visit quotakentvalley.com.
Relay For Life of Auburn Carnival for a Cure: 6-8 p.m. March 24, Bogey’s Public House, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Tickets: $25 per person and includes dinner, two pints of a great Northwest Brewery beer and a donation to the Relay For Life of Auburn. Silent auction and carnival games. To purchase tickets, contact Beth Hofman at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit relayforlife.org/auburnwa.
Auburn Valley Humane Society’s Gala and Auction: 5-9:30 p.m. March 25, Green River College, Lindbloom Center, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Theme: Cruising to the Caribbean. Buffet dinner, door prizes, silent and live auctions, gala games and wine bottle ring toss. Proceeds support the homeless, lost and abandoned animals in the community. Tickets are $75 and available for purchase at the shelter, 4910 A St. SE, Auburn, or auburnvalleyhs.org.
Auburn Mountainview Booster Club 8th annual Auction: 5 p.m. March 25, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. Dinner, live and silent auction to benefit sports, activities, clubs, scholarships, grad night and more at Auburn Mountainview High School. Tickets: $45-$65. To purchase tickets or make a donation, contact the AMBC Auction Chair Jennifer Kickner at AMHSauction2017@yahoo.com.
Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 1, first Saturday of the month, Auburn School District Transportation Department, 615 15th St. SW. Join as a vendor, a shopper or a looker at the bazaar, swap meet, flea market business and networking opportunity. Gifts, yard sale items and more. Proceeds from vendor fees at $10 a table space go to the Senior Scholarship Foundation. Bus Barn Bonanza is a nonprofit organization. Any business or individuals interested in matching its makings or would like to be a vendor, please call 253-227-7789 or visit busbarnbonanza.com.
Mattress Firm’s Pajama Bowl for Foster Kids: 11 a.m. April 2, Acme Bowl, 100 Andover Park W., No. 100, Tukwila. Gather your team of 4 to 5 people and sign up at pajamabowl.com. Participants will help raise funds for “little wishes” programs that help ensure local foster kids can participate in extracurricular activities like joining a sports team, learning a musical instrument or attending a field trip. The minimum fundraising amount is $250 ($50 per person).
13th annual Coming Together for Kids Dinner and Auction: 6-9 p.m. April 21, Green River College, Mel Lindbloom Student Union Building, 2401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Live and silent auctions. Raising funds for the basic needs and academic support services CISA (Communities In Schools of Auburn) provides students and families in the Auburn School District. Tickets: $55. Evening of fun and fundraising features a large silent auction followed by dinner and spirited bidding in the live auction. For more information and to register, visit auburn.ciswa.org. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Call 253-288-7659 or email Arlene Pierini at email@example.com for more information.
Run2Educate Color Run: 8 a.m. April 23, Buena Vista Seventh-day Adventist School, 3320 Academy Drive SE, Auburn. Course is 2.5 miles in length with obstacles. Color dispersed before, during and after race. Great family event. Funds raised go toward purchasing kinesthetic equipment to get students moving while they learn. Schedule: 8 a.m., packet pickup and race-day registration; 9 a.m., run starts (in heats); 10 a.m., $5 kids obstacle course; 8:30-11 a.m., pancake feed and silent auction. Entry cost: $30 until 9 p.m. April 21; race-day registration is $40. Registration includes one entry to the Color Run with participation supplies; one entry to a pancake breakfast and one entry to the kids obstacle course (ages 2 to eighth grade). To register, visit run2educate.net. For questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Revisit the Legend of Steppenwolf: 7-9 p.m. April 29, Theatre at Auburn Mountainview, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn. Benefit concert for the Auburn Valley Humane Society, raising funds for lost, homeless and abandoned animals in the community. CDs, T-shirts, auction and raffle baskets to be given away. Tickets: $25 general admission, $50 VIP, $100 backstage pass. Order at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2854538.
34th annual Auburn Rotary Club Scholarship Show: 8 p.m. May 6, Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Featuring country music duo Maddie & Tae, with special guest Dylan Jakobsen. Sponsored by the Rotary Club and KMPS 94.1. Proceeds benefit the club’s scholarship fund. Tickets: $20, $30 balcony; $40 mezzaine; $50 orchestra. Order at ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit kmps.com.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. April 4, Auburn Mechanical, 2623 W. Valley Highway N.; 8:30-10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. April 12, City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit bloodworksnw.org.
March Matness: Corestar Pilates, 205 E. Main St., Suite B Auburn. Free pilates mat and yoga classes throughout March. Sessions: • 12:10 p.m. Mondays, pilates mat, March 20, 27; • 12:10 p.m. Tuesdays, pilates/barre blend, March 21; • 4 p.m. Wednesdays, pilates mat, March 15, 22, 29; • 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, pilates mat, March 15, 29; • 9:30 a.m. Thursdays, yoga, March 16, 23, 30; • 9:30 a.m. Friday, pilates mat, March 17, 24, 31. For more information, call 206-914-0112 or visit corestarpilates.com.
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.
Clean Sweep: April 22. Help Auburn celebrate Earth Day and participate in the city’s largest volunteer effort. Community-wide volunteer effort will focus on major clean-up, environmental restoration and beautification efforts in different areas around the City. Volunteer groups will work on general cleanup, landscaping, planting, weeding and other projects at various parks, trails and other sites around Auburn. Volunteers can register online at auburnwa.gov and can either choose to participate in a specific project or can ask to be assigned to the project that is in need of the most volunteer support. Service clubs, social service agencies, faith-based groups, scouting troops, businesses, families and individuals invited. Volunteers will be asked to bring tools based on their volunteer assignment (determined once registered), gardening or work gloves and a broom for the ceremonial sweep along the Main Street sidewalks. For more information about volunteer recruitment, call Julie Krueger at 253-804-5042 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Community dancing: April 7, 6:30 p.m. Auburn Community and Events Center, 910 Ninth St. SE. A 45-minute lesson where instructors take you through all the steps. Open dancing from 7:15-9 p.m. Light refreshments provided. Casual attire is acceptable. Fee: $10 for residents, $13 non-residents. Childcare available for 3-10 year olds. Toddlers must be potty trained. Fees: $8 and $10. For more information and to register, call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or visit auburnwa.gov/play.
Clothing bank: 10-11 a.m. Wednesdays, 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. 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 email@example.com.
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
South King County Alliance for Retired Americans: Monthly meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Meetings open and free to the public. For more information, contact Pat Paulsen at 206-400-7149.
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.
Green Valley/Lake Holm Association: 6:30 p.m. Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive. Meetings are on the last Wednesday of every month, except holidays. The association is an unincorporated area community service group formed by local citizens for the purpose of addressing common issues, safety measures and ideas for improvement. Featuring Capt. Scott Somers of the King County Sheriff’s Department speaking on rural personal and property protection, increasing traffic concerns, adapting Block Watch in rural areas and ways residents can support the precinct’s deputies. Refreshments served. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Newborn to age 5 with adult. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.
Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Pajama Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Toddler Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Time: 11:15 a.m.Thursdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.
Building Club: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturdays. Family program, all ages welcome 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.
Sunday Family Movie: 2 p.m. March 19, “Zootopia”. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
TWEENS & TEENS
Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays. Middle and high school ages. Play video games, snack, get online, hang out, study, or pick-up a good book. All in the same place.
Teen Think Tank: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Grades 6-12. Need a place to work as a group? Want a quick study break? Keep calm and study on in a space reserved after school just for you.
Read, Review, Win: Grades 6-12. 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. Grand prize drawing: Each completed review form serves as an entry into the quarterly grand prize drawing. The more you read, the more chances you have to win. Drawings are March 10 and June 9. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific Libraries.
ESL Class Spring Registration: 5 p.m. March 27. 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 3 hours to complete registration; bring picture ID; please, no children. Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays 6-8:30 p.m., April 3–June 16.
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.
Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. March 16. “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth L. Ozeki.
Tablets 101: Noon, March 24. 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.
One-on-One Job Assistance: 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. March 20. 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. Register online or call the library, 253-931-3018.
Improv Comedy Workshop for Adults: 3 p.m. March 26. Presented by Rebecca Lee. What do most comedic actors from feature films and TV sketch comedy shows have in common? Training in improv comedy. Whether your aspirations are for Hollywood, the stage, or just to be the funniest person in the room, this workshop is a great place to start. You will play games and improvise funny scenes, while building listening and teamwork skills, but most of all, you will have a blast.
Beyond the Internet, Finding Family History Records That Are Not Online: 7 p.m. March 28. It’s a myth and a fairy tale to think that everything related to genealogy and family history is online. Sources exist outside of the internet that can solve the hardest family puzzle – in letters, photographs, microfilms, archives, libraries and university collections. Professional genealogist Claudia Breland, author of Genealogy Offline, will demonstrate the types of records and where to find them, drawing on over 40 years of research experience.
AARP Tax Help: 4-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Get free individualized tax preparation assistance provided by trained AARP Foundation volunteers. No age or income limits. Please bring picture I.D., documented proof of Social Security Number, and last year’s return as well as any tax documents. No complex or business returns. Please pick up and complete the AARP intake form at the Information Desk. Please contact the library to make your appointment, 253-931-3018.
One-on-One Computer Help: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Saturdays. Have computer or software questions? Get help from KCLS volunteers with computer basics, Microsoft Office, Internet, email and computer learning resources. You may bring your own laptop, but volunteers cannot provide hands-on or hardware assistance.
Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 1:30 p.m. March 22; • Outlook Email Level 1, 3:30 p.m. March 22. Please register.
EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT
Under Our Skin, What Do We Mean When We Talk About Race?: 7 p.m. March 16. Explore The Seattle Times “Under Our Skin” video project around race and inclusiveness. Discussion will inspire you to think and talk about issues of race in a deeper way. “Under Our Skin” will challenge your assumptions and build common ground. For more information, www.kcls.org.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Family Story Time: 10 a.m. March 24. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Ave., Pacific. All ages welcome, ages 6 and younger with adult. Stories, songs and fun.
Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. March 15. 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
Hour of Code: 2 p.m. March 18. Grades 5-8. Learn the basics of computer programming by creating simple games and other projects. Beginners welcome. Students with lots of experience with Scratch or other coding programs may be too advanced. Space is limited, please register. The Hour of Code is a nationwide initiative by Computer Science Education Week and Code.org to introduce millions of students to one hour of computer science and computer programming.
Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. Play video games, snack, hang out, study, or pick up a good book. All in the same place.
Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Tuesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Read, Review, Win: Grades 6-12. Read three books, write three short reviews and earn a free book or other small prize. Pick up a review form in the teen section of the library to participate.
Computer Classes: • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 1, 7 p.m. March 16. Please register.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. March 15. “Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee. 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:
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.
EVERYONE’S TALKING ABOUT IT
Late Spring in the Edible Garden, Can I Still Plant a Garden?: 11 a.m. April 1. Now is the time to plant just about everything in your garden. Join garden educator Lisa Taylor, author of Your Farm in the City and the Maritime Northwest Garden Guide in a lively session about growing an edible garden. Learn the ins and outs of late spring and summer planting and how to get the most out of a small space.
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, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. $25/members; $35/non-members (includes lunch). Register online through the chamber. For more information, contact Karen Wickstrom at 253-833-0700 or email@example.com.
18th annual Greater Auburn Area Career Conference: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. March 21, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. More than 400 juniors and seniors attending from eight area high schools. Proceeds benefit the ACSEP student scholarship fund. Providing scholarships for trade school and college for Workforce Development. Register at auburnareawa.org.
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www.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 online at www.brownpapertickets.com.
The Gothard Sisters: 7:30 p.m. March 17. Since forming as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters who are truly sisters have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters, and performers. Join them to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the theater for a great evening of dancing, singing and entertainment. Tickets: $23 regular; $20 students, seniors.
Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. April 7. Three comedians will work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only. Tickets: $18 regular; $15 students, seniors.
“James and the Giant Peach “: 7 p.m. April 21, 22; 2 p.m. April 22, 23. Brought to life on stage by the AveKids Theater camp participants, “James & The Giant Peach” will delight all ages. When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach, which rolls into the ocean and launches a journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements along the way. Tickets: $10.
Signed, Sealed, Delivered – Stevie Wonder Tribute: 7:30 p.m. April 29. Los Angeles/Las Vegas-based entertainer Sheldon Craig brings his new salute to the music of Stevie Wonder to the stage. Backed by the nine-piece Purple Phoenix Rock Band and two back-up vocalists, Craig will perform the legendary artist’s popular hits. Tickets: $20 regular; $18 students, seniors.
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.
“Hairspray”: 7 p.m. March 16-18. Auburn High School Drama Department presents the Broadway musical. Silent auction accompanies each show, with proceeds supporting the drama club’s technology fundraising effort. Tickets: $12 adults, $5 for students and active military.
San Jose Taiko: 7:30 p.m. April 8. San Jose Taiko has mesmerized audiences and critics alike with the powerful, spellbinding and propulsive sounds of Taiko, the Japanese drum. Inspired by traditional Japanese drumming, company performers express the beauty and harmony of the human spirit through the voice of the Taiko as they strive to create new dimensions in music and movement. Tickets: $25 regular; $22 students, seniors.
“Seussical”: 7 p.m. March 24. Runs Fridays and Saturdays through April 1, Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Heavier Than Air Family Theatre Co. brings Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters to life. For tickets and information call 253-833-9111, extension 2400, or visit heavierthanair.com.
The Kingsmen Live in Concert: 8 p.m. April 8, The Royal Bear, 35731 W. Valley Highway S., Algona. Legendary Northwest band performs. Admission: $25 general, $35 VIP. Order online at brownpapertickets.com/event/2875637.
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.
“Hairspray The Musical:” 6-9:30 p.m. March 26, 27, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Auburn Community Players production. Callbacks are March 29, from 7 to 10 p.m., also at the theater. Please arrive early to fill out an audition form and get your picture taken. Performers are 14 and older. As a note, the role of Tracy Turnblad has already been cast. Performance dates are 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16 and 17 and 2 p.m. June 4, 11, 18. Those wishing to audition, please call Jim Kleinbeck at 253-804-5057 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an audition time. Please bring a resume, list of conflicts, and prepare a song in the style of the show (no more than 32 bars). No headshot required as photos will be taken at sign-in.
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.
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 www.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 www.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 www.wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.
Women at Work, Uniforms & Work Wear, 1910 to 2010: Jan. 18-June 18. Professional women of the early and mid-1900s followed dreams and necessity to pursue careers and work that was often outside the norm – and that came with a price. Held to different standards, which are especially easy to see in dress, women usually obliged and persevered. The foundation of the exhibit is the collection of Alice and Steve Miller who have assembled hundreds of women’s historic military and nursing uniforms – complete from shoes to hats. Eight of the sixteen ensembles on display are on loan from their collection. Exhibit supported by 4Culture.
Guest curator-led tours: 1 and 2 p.m. June 10. Tours included with regular museum admission or membership. No registration required but space is limited.
Women’s Suffrage Cookbook Program: 1-2 p.m. May 6. $10 per person; pre-registration required.
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.