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Special Events

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Special Events

Charity Spa Day Pampering Event and Open House: 4-7 p.m. May 8. Includes complimentary chair massages, hand treatments, foot soaks, food, wine, and fun. Good For You Massage & Day Spa, 33427 Pacific Highway S., Suite C-1, Federal Way. 253-874-2498.

Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m. May 10. Volunteers needed for annual community service projects in four local parks. Breakfast provided for volunteers at City Hall. Registration required. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Spring Craft Fair and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10. Features plants grown by horticulture students at Auburn Mountainview High School. Sponsored by AMHS Booster Club. 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. May 13. Sign in: 6:30 a.m. The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic, will offer free or low-cost services to pet owners. Microchipping also available. Safeway, 101 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 360-793-7729 or www.pasadosafehaven.org/SPAYSTATION/spay_station.htm.

Kindergarten Roundup: 9:15-10:50 a.m. May 16. Students must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31, 2008, to enter kindergarten. Registration requested. Sawyer Woods Elementary School, 31135 228th Ave. S.E., Black Diamond. 253-373-7750.

“Prince Caspian” opening event: 2-4 p.m. May 17. Movie-goers can enjoy games, prizes, balloons and more celebrating the opening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Cost: Free. Regal Cinemas Auburn Stadium 17, 1101 Supermall Way. 253-735-8052.

Multi-Vendor Sales Event: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17. Sponsored by Women’s Home Business Resources. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 888-590-9744.

Terry Home 16th annual Show and Shine: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18. Breakfast served 7-10 a.m.; registration for car and bike show open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also includes games, raffles and Auburn Eagles open house. Cost: $15 for car, pickup or motorcycle registration. Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-5554, 253-630-7657 or www.terryhomeinc.org.

The Ride of Silence: 6:30 p.m. May 21. Ride aims to raise awareness about cyclists, and mourn cyclists killed by motor vehicles. Wear black arm bands. Course runs through downtown Kent and Auburn. Cost: Free. Start and ending location: Kent Park & Ride, 902 W. James St. www.rideofsilence.org.

Fundraisers

Clothing Drive: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 10-11. Donors can bring new or gently-used clothes for Northwest Center. White River Junction Shopping Plaza, 4010 “A” St. S.E., Auburn. 800-992-2060 or www.nwcenter.org.

Auburn Rotarians’ 25th annual Scholarship Show: 7 p.m. May 16. Features Blake Shelton, star of NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs,” along with music group Jypsi. Cost: $35. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 915 Fourth St. N.E. 253-833-6633 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Relay for Life of Auburn: 5 p.m. May 16-noon May 17. Awareness and fundraiser event benefits the American Cancer Society. Auburn Memorial Field, 801 Fourth St. N.E. 206-406-3548.

Cell Phone Drive: Through June 1. Donors can drop off used cell phones – in any condition – to aid domestic violence victims. Some will be given as 911 phones; others will be recycled for cash to aid domestic violence victims and their families. Goal is 300 cell phones by June 1. Drop-off point: Auburn Police Department lobby, 340 E. Main St., Suite 201. 253-261-6536.

Classes

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: May 8-29, “How to Start a Small Business”; May 15, “Small Business Marketing”; May 17-18, “Fused Glass Garden Art”; May 22, “How to Be an Executor of a Will.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: May 12, “Tax Free Investing Workshop”; May 19, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Charity Runner info meeting: 6:30 p.m. May 13. Learn about the American Cancer Society Charity Runner program, which allows athletes to dedicate their training and participation in long-distance races to the fight against cancer. The Balanced Athlete, 213 First Ave. S., Kent. www.seattlecharityrunner.org.

Financial literacy for domestic violence victims: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 27. Class will cover safety and finances, basic banking, budgeting and more. Childcare and transportation available. Cost: Free. Call for details. Held at confidential Southside location. 206-799-6209 or jennifer@ywcaworks.org.

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of continuing education classes including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Auburn: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at Auburn High School, 800 Fourth St. N.E.; 1-7 p.m. May 12 at Latter-Day Saints Auburn, 625 M St. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Libraries

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

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. May 19.

• ESL: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.

• Friends of the Auburn Library: 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.

• Genealogy assistance:

1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Canceled May 26.

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

• Northwest Carvers Association woodcarving demonstrations: 5-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month through June. May 26 meeting rescheduled for May 27. Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.

Music

“Sounds of Hawaii”: 7:30 p.m. May 16. Cost: $20; free for GRCC students with ID. Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

Live at the Ave—David Harsh: 2 p.m. May 18. Features original, spiritually-themed guitar music by musician Harsh. Auburn Avenue Theatre, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-833-5678.

Theater

“Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. May 8. Presented by Hazelwood Elementary School. IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. Second St., Renton. 425-204-4550.

“The Wiz”: 7:30 p.m. May 9-11 and 16-18; also 2 p.m. May 11 and 18. Presented by Thomas Jefferson High School Musical Theatre. Thomas Jefferson Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. 253-839-3774.

Nightlife

Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Performers: Saturday, May 10, Coco Loco. Ongoing: The third Friday of each month, Doug Ostgard Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: May 9, Soul Stripper; May 10, Whiskey Creek; May 23, Jon Casey; May 24, 7th Loft; May 31, Dog Leg Preacher; June 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. May 15 and June 19. Performers: May 15, Kermit Holiday, Grant Lyon and Jeff Caldwell; June 19, Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Not recommended for children. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247 or 253-333-0757, or salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Elsewhere

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

Sesame Street Live—“When Elmo Grows Up”: 7 p.m. May 7; 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. May 8. Cost: $11-$20. Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma. 206-628-0888, www.ticketmaster.com or www.sesamestreetlive.com.

Mother’s Day Tea: 12:30,

2 and 3:30 p.m. May 10-11. Enjoy a Victorian tea and tour of the mansion. Cost: $12; reservations required. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.

South King County Cultural Association Open House and Resource Fair: 5:30-8 p.m. May 14. Event showcases area resources in dance, heritage, literary arts, music, theater, visual arts, botanical gardens and municipal organizations. Refreshments provided. Admission: Free. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St., Kent.

253-333-8138 or www.sococulture.org.

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