Auburn community calendar | Aug. 29

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

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Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 22, 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. Program highlights: • Sept. 1 – Back to School Day; • Sept. 8 – Canning demonstration with Hal Meng; • Sept. 15 – Northwest Animal Adventures; • Sept. 22 – Chili Cook Off and the last day of the season. For more information, visit

Main Street Festival: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 21, downtown Auburn. Beer and wine garden, live bands, local performers. Presented by the Auburn Downtown Association.


Fourth annual Auburn Mountainview Football Mattress Fundraiser: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sept. 8, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. Custom Fundraising Solutions of Seattle ( brings its mobile mattress showroom to help the football program raise money for their program. Thirty top quality name brand mattresses on display. Home delivery and haul-away available options.


Auburn Area Connect Spotlight Awards Gala: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 25, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S. Join the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce for an evening out recognizing business and community leaders who are impacting the community. Enjoy entertainment, Best of Auburn winners revealed and a silent auction during cocktail hour, followed by dinner, dessert dash and awards recognition. Silent auction and dessert dash proceeds to benefit Auburn Center for Social and Economic Policy, providing leadership and education to businesses and the community. Tickets: $50 includes dinner and welcome gift. Tickets: $60, if purchased after Sept. 16. Nominations for awards in specific categories remain open until Sept. 8. Learn more at


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

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.


Green River College’s Prime Time Fall Kickoff: 2-4 p.m. Sept. 11, GRC’s downtown Auburn Center, Room 230, 1221 D St. NE. Dr. Jim Merrill will speak about the importance of staying active and share studies that speak to the health benefits. Merrill practiced family medicine in Enumclaw for 35 years. Free. Advance registration recommended through


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


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 older, $6 younger than 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.

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.


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, 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


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

WingsNThings – The Music of Paul McCartney: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Enjoy the music of Paul McCartney. From Sir Paul’s Beatles classics, to Wings, and Solo hits, the group covers all phases of McCartney’s career. Tickets: $21, $18.

Jet City Improv: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Every show is a blast of brand new scenes, games, and songs, all based on audience suggestions. Tickets: $18, $15.

Piano Conversations: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Formerly known as Dueling Pianos x 5. A feast for the ears: boogie woogie, jazz, classical, Cuban, blues, neo-20th century. Join five touring pianists, Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, Ed Reinhart and Elizabeth MacDougal, as they share the stage for a night of music and laughs. Tickets: $21, $18.

Comedy At the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 27. Three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Ages 18 and over only. Tickets: $18, $15.

AveKids, Eric Haines: 2 p.m. Sept. 28. The guitar-slinging comedian’s act is part rock concert, part comedy show and part twisted, bizarre circus. His comedy songs have been featured on the Dr. Demento Radio program, and he was the winner of the Northwest Comedy Competition. Tickets: $10

The Doors Experience – Alive She Cried: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Featuring David Davas as Jim Morrison, with a psychedelic light and video show that accompanies the show. Tickets: $21, $18.


Auburn Symphony Orchestra, season kickoff party: 5-8 p.m. Sept. 7, Geaux Brewing, 425 E. Main St. Wine tasting, wine sale and meet and greet with concertmaster Emilie Choi. Tickets: $15. Visit, or call 253-887-7777.

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.


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.


Watershed, Paintings and Drawings by Michelle Lassaline: June 26-Sept. 29. Artist in residence’s experience at historic Mary Olson Farm last year is featured in a display of breathtaking watercolor paintings and intimate drawings.


• 7-10 p.m. Aug. 29: Throwback Thursday, at the museum. Inspired by the Netflix hit, “Stranger Things,” the museum is bringing out some of its strangest artifacts to view. 21-and-up event. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Ticket price includes one beer, wine or signature cocktail.

• Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 14: 10th Anniversary Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival at Mary Olson Farm. Brews and live music. $15 tickets on sale. Available until Sept. 6. Admission includes taster mug and 5 taster tickets. Tickets are $20 after Sept. 6 and at the gate. To purchase tickets and obtain more information, visit


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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