Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
South King County Candidate Forum: 5:30-8 p.m. Oct. 26, Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 Central Ave. N. Presented by APACE (Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment). Featuring candidates from legislative districts 30, 31, 33 and 47. Doors open and food served at 5:30 p.m. Forum begins at 6. Free. Public welcome. Learn more at apacevotes.org.
Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Trunk-or-Treat: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Les Gove Park, Rec and Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 9th St. SE. Treat for kids ages 2-10 and their families. There will be games, crafts, a photo booth and trunk-or-treating around the park’s trail. Bring canned and boxed food to support the Auburn Food Bank. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit auburnwa.gov.
Halloween Carnival: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31, Pacific Gymnasium, 305 Milwaukee Blvd. S., Pacific. Candy, treats, spooky stories, face painting, carnival games, a photo booth and free hot dogs. Come in costume. Free.
53rd Auburn Veterans Parade: 11 a.m., Nov. 10, downtown. Flags, families and thousands of veterans will line Main Street. Parade proceeds west on Main from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest near City Hall over a period of approximately 2½ hours. More than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. The parade will feature more than 30 marching bands, local Junior ROTC units, honor guards, military units and antique military vehicles. Spectators are advised to arrive early and bring a folding chair, a flag and their best salute. For complete event information, parade rules and regulations and on-line parade registration, visit auburnwa. gov/vetsday.
21st Veterans Day program: 11 a.m. Nov. 11, Tahoma National Cemetery, main flag pole assembly area, 8600 SE 240th St., Kent. Honoring military members past and present and recognizing the centennial of World War I. Theme: 100 Year Anniversary of World War 1. Keynote speaker is Mary Elder, Navy veteran, assistant regional director for external affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Guest speaker is Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett, commanding officer, Joint Base Lewis McChord Detachment of the Royal Canadian Air Force Strategic Air Command. The Stearman will provide a flyover to begin the program (weather permitting) in WWI vintage bi-planes at 11:05 a.m. led by Pilot Rich Aldridge. The Canadian Royal Forces Detachment from JBLM and their family members will join the ceremony. Parking space is limited. Plan to walk to and from your parking spot to the ceremony. Disabled parking is available with a shuttle.
AUBURN DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
Zombie Pub Crawl: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26. Stop by any participating business and receive a punch card. Collect punches from each participating business and when done, redeem the card for a ghoulish prize.
Main Street Trick-Or-Treat: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. At participating businesses.
Pumpkin Painting Fest (All Ages): Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27, B Street parking lot. Bring the kids for an afternoon of pumpkin painting, cider, fall treats and more. Get a fall-themed family or pet photo (cost applies). The event will be tented. Free.
Breakfast with Santa: Seatings 8:30 a.m. at 11 a.m. Dec. 8, Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 Ninth St. SE. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation. Event features a special breakfast served by Santa’s elves, musical entertainment and a special visit from Santa. Fee: Auburn residents: $7 child, $8 adult; non-resident: $9 child, $10 adult. Pre-registration required. Register online at auburnwa.gov or by calling 253-931-3043.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary’s Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Eagles hall, 702 M St. SE. Open to the public. Among the merchandise on sale are candles, Tupperware, hand-crafted wooden items, seasonal decorations, clothing, jewelry and baked goods. Lunch available for purchase beginning at noon. Raffle tickets are $1, with a drawing for prizes beginning at 3:30. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 253-833-2298.
PurpleStride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer: 9 a.m. Oct. 28, Magnuson Park-Hanger 30, 7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle. 5K run/walk, a fundraiser to support longtime Auburn dentist, Dr. John Carpenter, and his fight with cancer. Join Team Carp or simply donate to the team. Fee: $25, includes guaranteed T-shirt (Oct. 7 deadline); $30 (timed registration). Sign up at: support.pancan.org. Visit mstreetdentalauburn.com for details.
Shoe drive: Through Oct. 31. Auburn Mountainview High School’s swim team collecting new or used pairs of shoes of any kind through Oct. 31 as a program fundraiser. Goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes. Shoes can be dropped off at Pugerudes, 118 Railroad Ave. S., Kent.
Auburn Mountainview Booster Club Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE. Vendors, with students through their clubs and sports teams selling original art, crafts, jewelry, quilts, home decorations and other creative works. Food also for sale. For more information, contact event chair Kelly Wiggins-Crawford at AMHSWinterBazaar@gmail.com or visit amhsbooster.org/winter-bazaar/
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. Held on the first Saturday of every month, October to December, February to June, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the nonprofit organization’s scholarship fund for Auburn School District seniors. For more information, call 253-227-7789.
Casino Night and Silent Auction: 6-9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, Junior Achievement Center, 1610 Perimeter Road, Auburn. Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce fundraiser. Eat, drink, bid on auction items and gamble for a chance to win prizes. Have a fun night out supporting local business community and educational programs in the Auburn area. Tickets: $50 includes admission, $10,000 in casino “play” chips, drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres. For more information on this event and to sponsor or donate, visit auburnareawa.org.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit bloodworksnw.org.
Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information, call Michael Bower, 206-569-7287.
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 any one of the sessions in the future by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit auburnvalleyhs.org.
AAA Driver Improvement Program: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. Cost: $18 per person. Pre-registration required. For enrollment information, call 206-243-3564.
Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave., Kent. Northwest Region SCCA hosting safety program. Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at streetsurvival.org. Cost is $95 per student, and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.
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 email@example.com.
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 Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program, meets on Fridays from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For those seniors who are unable to utilize the senior center on their own and have special needs, the Respite Program may be just what you’re looking for. Call Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510 for more information. There is a nominal fee, which may be negotiated upon request. They are always looking for new volunteers too.
Volunteer Opportunities: The Senior Center could not operate at the level is does without volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please call the center to find out what the current volunteer needs are.
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.
Seattle International Comedy Competition: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9. Theater hosts two weeks of preliminary competition. Tickets: $21 and $18.
6 Guitars: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. A pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Chris Padgett shares the poignant stories of six distinct guitar playing characters with a mix of humor and breathtaking musicianship. Performing styles range from blues and jazz, to rock, classical, folk and country. Tickets: $21 and $18.
Joey Jewell’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Friends: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Take a swingin’ time trip back to the Las Vegas Strip. Joey Jewell’s performance combines the incomparable phrasing and vocal texture of Frank Sinatra, and evokes the swaggering spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes and Vegas in their heyday. Jewell is backed by Jim Kerl’s Swing Session big band. Tickets are $21 and $18.
Jealous Dogs – Pretenders Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Seattle tribute band brings the music of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders to life with passion and appreciation. Tickets are $21, $18.
AveKids, “The 3 Little Pigs:” 2 p.m. Nov. 17. When the wolf is on the hunt for some succulent pork, the shakin’ bacon starts makin’ a sturdy, tooth-proof home for protection. Tickets: $10.
Stonesy – Rolling Stones Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 17. Seattle-based band faithfully reproducing the timeless music of the Rolling Stones on stage. Tickets are $21 and $18.
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. 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.
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.