Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
Daddy Daughter Sock Hop: Feb. 23, Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. SE. Treat your little girl, ages 3-13, to a special night out. Dancing, light refreshments, a memory photo and other fun activities fill the program. Sessions are: • 3:30-5:30 p.m. (girls ages 3-6); • 7-9 p.m. (girls ages 7-13). Tickets: $38/$48 per couple, $12/$15 for each additional daughter. Call 253-931-3043 for tickets or visit auburnwa.gov/events for complete details.
42nd annual Green River Glass Show and Sale: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Feb. 23, Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Thirty-five exhibitors will display, sell from 200 tables featuring glass, jewelry and collectibles from early to mid-20th century, including depression, elegant and 1950s, ’60s and ’70 glassware, pottery, china and kitchenware. Admission $3. Proceeds benefit local chapters of the American Diabetes Association, American Lung Association and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Free parking. For more information, call show chair Terry Martin at 206-937-4104, or Kay Larsson at 253-852-5250.
Northwest Flower & Garden Festival: Feb. 20-24, Washington State Convention Center, 705 Pike St., Seattle. Hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.,Wednesday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. The festival celebrates “Gardens of The World” as its theme for 2019 – inspiring the creation of more than 20 spectacular gardens by top regional designers. Popular features include container wars, show gardens, the marketplace, seminars, vintage garden market and other exhibits. Early Bird tickets are on sale for $19 (a savings of $5), available through Feb. 19. Purchase adult admission tickets online for $22 (a savings of $2). Regular adult admission at the door is $24; students (13 to 23 years) $10; and children (12 and under) are free. To purchase tickets online, visit gardenshow.com.
State of the City: 5:30 p.m. March 20, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Hear from Mayor Nancy Backus about the advances, challenges and changes in Auburn throughout the past year and what is planned for the year ahead. Reception: enjoy refreshments and connect with community-based organizations at 5:30, mayor’s address follows at 6. Public is invited.
Auburn School District 13th Annual Early Learning Fair: 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 25, Auburn High School Commons, 711 E. Main St. Free event offers fun family learning activities for pre-kindergarten children and provides families with the opportunity to connect with community resources. Kids and families can enjoy BlockFest and entertainment from Eric Ode. Free dinner, a book and prize drawings for those who register by calling Lyn @ 253-931-4950 or emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2. 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.
Coastal Conservation Association, SeaTac chapter: 3-9 p.m. March 9, IBEW Hall, 19802 62nd Ave. S., No. 105, Kent. Annual fundraising baquet. Silent and live auction with prime rib dinner. Tickets can be purchased online atccawashington.org/seatac
Evergreen Heights Elementary School Dinner and Auction: 5:30-9 p.m. March 9, Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. SE. Tickets: $25 per person. Enjoy a catered dinner, drinks and conversation. Musical serenading by Evergreen Heights teacher Elaine Ray and vocalist Kris Esparza. Bid on silent auction items prior to dinner. Be a part of the live auction. Seeking donations/contributions of any size. Proceeds will support families in need in; upgrade the school’s worn playground equipment; update the school’s 20-year-old basketball, volleyball and Junior Olympic uniforms; facilitate bus costs so students can extend their education beyond the classroom; and keep portables equipped with water and other supplies so they can function as classrooms. For questions and more information, contact Ashley Gillaspy at 253-931-4974, email@example.com, or Arnie Grab at 253-931-4974, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Ya Later Foundation trivia night: 5:30-9:30 p.m. March 27, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Family-friendly event benefits the SYL’s Scott Banke Memorial Scholarship program, which provides scholarships to local students who are impact makers in the community. Silent raffle, dessert dash. Raffle is $5 per ticket or 10 for $40. Teams of four to eight players work together to decide on their answers and strategize the optimal use of the point values. Space limited to 120 players. Cost: $40 per person and includes dinner catered by Bogey’s. No-host bar. Registration is open at seeyalater.ejoinme.org.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 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 Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov:
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.
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 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.
Cherry Cherry – Neil Diamond Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Performing the legendary artist’s timeless hits. Adults $23; students, seniors $20
AveKids, Kuniko – Japanese Storytelling with Magical Mask, Mime and Music: 2 p.m. Feb. 23. Charming Japanese folktales told with traditional musical instruments, magical masks, origami and mime, will enchant audiences of all ages. Tickets: $10.
Folsom Prism, Johnny Cash Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 23. High-energy, solid Johnny Cash tribute band holds true to the legendary artist’s songs, while providing a distinctive edge designed to reach out and engage the audience. Adults $23; students, seniors $20.
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.
Brahms and Sibelius: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 17. Auburn Symphony Orchestra Series concert. Wesley Schulz conducting. Michael Lim, concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, makes his ASO debut performing Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto. Tickets: general $37; seniors $30; students $10. Order at auburnsymphony.org.
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 wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.
MICROCOSMS, The Photography of George L. Kinkade: Jan. 9-April 28. Local photographer created a truly astounding collection of photographs over five decades that asks viewers to stop and consider the beauty of the natural world around us, whether that is the smallest leaf or the largest mountain peak.
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.
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.