Auburn-area community calendar | May 17

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Petpalooza: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 20, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn. Pet-friendly festival. Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Event features an animal-related entertainment stage, live entertainment, the K9 Kings High Flying Dog Show, flydog and agility demos, All-Alaskan Racing Pigs, pony rides, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, more than 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and other activities. Dog Trot entry fee: $23 late registration; $25 on-site registration. No registrations available May 18, 19. Packet pickup and on-site registration starts at 8:30 a.m. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit


Hillcrest Burial Park: 10 a.m. May 29, 1005 Reiten Road, Kent. American Legion Post 15 hosts the program. Boy Scout Troop 406 placing 75 American flag in the park, RTOC Crestwood group participating. Open to the public.

Mountain View Cemetery: 10-11 a.m. May 29, flag plaza, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn. Memorial Day ceremony. Public invited. Weekend hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 27; noon-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 28; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday, May 29. The cemetery will display many American flags on the grounds and each veteran’s gravesite is decorated with a small flag. The small American flags are donated by the Auburn’s VFW Post 1741. For more information, call 253-931-3028 or visit

Veterans Memorial Park: 11-11:30 a.m. May 29, 405 E St. NE, Auburn. American Legion Auburn Post 78 invites the public to attend a special ceremony. For more information, call 253-939-5789 or email

Tahoma National Cemetery: 1 p.m. May 29, main flag pole assembly area, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. Program begins with a B-25 flyover from the Historic Flight Foundation followed by a Guardian One Huey Helicopter flyover from the King County Sheriff’s Department. Keynote speaker is U.S. Coast Guard Lt. Commander Jeffrey T. Dolan, an intelligence officer in charge of supporting regulatory law enforcement and port security related missions in the Puget Sound region. Parking limited. Visitors should plan on walking to and from your parking spot to the ceremony. Parking is available for disabled passengers and drivers with a shuttle to and from the ceremony assembly area. For more information, contact the cemetery at 425-413-9614 or visit


Orchestra Trivia Night Fundraiser: 6-8:30 p.m. June 1, Half Lion Brewing Co., 1723 W. Valley Highway E, No. 101, Sumner. The Auburn Riverside High School Orchestra raising funds for contest entrance fees, travel costs and the purchase of music and instruments. Cost: $35/person before May 19, $40/person from May 19 until day of event. Ticket includes dinner from Lo’s Bowls Hawaiian food truck. Tickets available at the door or may be purchased by searching Eventbrite ARHS Orchestra. For more information, email

Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3, 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

Auburn Garden Club Annual Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 4, Auburn Valley Humane Society Thrift Shop parking lot, 1123 East Main St., Auburn. Come early for the best selection. Rain or shine. Cash or checks only. Info:

Clothes for the Cause: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3-4, Auburn Mountainview High School, parking lot, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Collecting clothes and textiles to help raise money for the Auburn Mountainview High School Booster Club and its 2018 Grad Night. Accepting new and gently used clothing, paired shoes, hats, gloves, towels, sheets, blankets, quilts, drapery, purses, belts, tablecloths, decorative pillows and stuffed animals. Household items like toasters, blenders, toys and kitchen items also will be accepted. The drive will not accept furniture, bed pillows, fabric scraps, rags, books, baby cribs or mattresses, rugs of any kind, car seats, TVs, laptops or computers (any electronics) or wet/damp items. Clothes for the Cause will accept the donations and provide the booster club with the total of its fundraising effort, measured in dollars per pound. For more information, please contact the 2018 Grad Night effort at Other June 3 events include: • Buick Drive For Your School: Test drive a car and an AMHS club/sport/class will receive $20 (driver can choose where the money goes.); second annual mattress sale sponsored by the AMHS football program; and car wash sponsored by the AMHS bands.

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 or 253-951-6491 regarding donations and raffle prizes. Register at The See Ya Later Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based and nondenominational organization designed to help families fraught by a medical crisis.


“6 Weeks to a Healthier You” with Joe Piscatella: 6:30-8 p.m. May 23, 30; June 6, 13, 20, 27, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive, Auburn. CHI Franciscan Health and Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce offer wellness program to Auburn-area residents. Each participant in the program will receive a text, workbook and exercise band to help them learn healthy habits that stick. Space is limited and registration is required. Cost: $59 per person. For more information, contact the chamber at 253-833-0700 or

Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit

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


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


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

Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets noon, Wednesdays, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Programs: For more information, visit

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

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

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.

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


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

One Day Library Closure: May 17. Closed for staff training.


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.

Sunday Family Movie: Finding Dory: 2 p.m. May 21. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Dive into the movie overflowing with unforgettable characters, dazzling animation, and gallons of fun.


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. 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. Drawing is June 9. Reviews can be turned into the Auburn and Algona-Pacific Libraries.

Study Zone: 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; 5-7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.

Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesdays. No program on May 17. 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.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. No class on May 17 and 29. Presented by Green River College. Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. Registration required. Registration required. Next registration date is 5 p.m. June 19.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. May 18. “A Sudden Light” by Garth Stein.

Home Energy Assessment: 7 p.m. May 18. John Davey of Eco Consulting NW will discuss how Home Energy Assessment works. A home energy inspection is an assessment, by a certified energy auditor, of your home’s building envelope, appliances and heating systems. Along with inspecting the home the auditor takes into account the occupant’s usage to understand the home as system.

One-on-One Computer Help: 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., May 20 and 27. 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.

Tablets 101: Noon, May 19. 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.Please register.

Computer classes?: If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • Internet Level 1: 1:30 p.m. May 24; • Internet Level 2: 3:30 p.m. May 24; • Microsoft Publisher 2013: 1:30 p.m. May 31; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: 3:30 p.m. May 31.

Meet the Author, Claude DaCorsi: 7 p.m. June 1. Meet local author and Auburn City Councilman Claude DaCorsi as he talks about his book, “Alba Nuova: A New Dawn: The Story of a 19th Century Italian Immigrant”. At age 47, Pasquale DaCorsi immigrated to America to make a better life for his family. He left his wife and sons behind in Italy with the plan of having them join him a few months later. As his ship arrives in the New York harbor his eyes immediately gaze at the majestic Statue of Liberty. He is brought to tears with the statue in full view as he realizes his alba nuova (new dawn) is about to begin. If you enjoy Italian heritage, historical novels, reminiscing about your family culture, or just enjoy reading about a family who made America their home, this story is for you.


How Block Play Supports STREAM Learning: 11 a.m. May 20. Presented by Linda Crisalli. Explore the relationship between block play and meaningful, foundational learning in the areas of science, technology, reading, engineering, art and math. Learn to set up a block center to support meaningful play. Provides two STARS credit hours in Child Growth and Development or Curriculum and Learning Environments. Please register.

STREAM for Early Learners: 11 a.m. May 27. Presented by Heidi Larsen. Learn ways to introduce STREAM (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Art, Math) activities into the early childhood classroom. Nurture these skills using every day household items and materials from the King County Library System. Provides two STARS credit hours in Curriculum and Learning Environments.

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

One Day Library Closure: May 17. Closed for staff training.


Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Tuesdays, May 23. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. Tuesdays, May 23. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. May 19. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S, Pacific. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 11 a.m. Wednesdays. No workshop on May 17. Families with children, newborn to age 5. Series of free workshops in Spanish for families to learn about Early Literacy and how to prepare their children for Kindergarten. Registration not required, but space is limited. Free giveaway books provided by the KCLS Foundation.

Reading with Rover: 6-7 p.m. May 24. 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.


Teen Zone: 3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays. Grades 5-12. No program on April 13. 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.


Basic Job Help One-on-One: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. May 24. Do you need help starting the online job application process? Create a free email account, start a resume, begin an online job search, or navigate the job application process during a 45-minute appointment that will help you with the basics of job hunting. Register online or call the library, 253-833-3554.

Facebook Basics: 7 p.m. May 25. Create a personal Facebook profile to connect with friends and family. Discuss account security and privacy. Must have an email address and good Internet navigation skills.

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

One Day Library Closure: May 17. Closed for staff training.


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.

Bookmarks & Landmarks: 10:30 a.m.-noon, May 20. At the Federal Way Historical Society, 2645 S 312t Street, Federal Way. Join the Federal Way Historical Society (Steel Lake Annex) for the second of the 2017 Bookmarks & Landmarks Series. Hear from Steve Edmiston (local filmmaker and founder of the Good BootLeggers Guild) to talk about the downfall of bootlegging kingpin Roy Olmstead on the Woodmont Dock, and the Supreme Court case that arose out of that bust. Book discussion with KCLS Librarians of “Whispering Wires” by Philip Metcalfe follows. Light refreshments provided by Vickie Chynoweth of Keller Williams Real Estate.


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

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


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



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

“Hairspray”: 7 p.m. June 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17; 2 p.m. June 4, 11, 18. The 1950s are out, and change is in the air. “Hairspray”, winner of eight Tony Awards, is a family-friendly musical, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. It’s 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen, Tracy Turnblad, has only one desire to dance on the popular “Corny Collins Show.” When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning Teen Queen, win the affections of heartthrob, Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network … all without denting her ‘do. Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior (at the door $20/$18).


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

The Laramie Project, Ten Years Later: 7 p.m. May 19, 20; 1 p.m. May 20. Limited festival seating. General admission $10, students, seniors $5. Mature subject matter. Not recommended for young children.


Auburn Riverside High School Orchestra Concert: 7-8 p.m. June 7, Auburn Riverside Theatre,501 Oravetz Road. Public invited to the final ARHS Orchestra concert of the year. Free admission.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 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 Baseball Bash: 3-6 p.m. June 10, Half Lion Brewing, 1723 W. Valley Highway, Sumner. Join former Coach Bob Moliter and players from past. For more information, contact Jon Peninger at or 206-992-6750.

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 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, or text or call Pam at 206-595-8438.


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

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


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 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.

Exhibit programs

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.


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

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