Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 2-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. For more information, visit auburnfarmersmarket.org.
South Vietnam Armed Forces Day: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 15, Vietnam War Memorial, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. Thu Duc Academy Association presents the event to remember and honor South Vietnamese, American and allied Vietnam war veterans. Snacks and water are provided.
Auburn Beer & Wine Fest: noon-7 p.m. June 15, downtown Auburn, mural parking lot, Main and B streets. Beer and wine vendors, family friendly activities, live music and food trucks. Presented by the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, visit Auburndt.org or email info@Auburndt.org.
Auburn’s Summer Cruise-In: 4-7:30 p.m. June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Les Gove Park (farmers market site), 1140 Auburn Way S. Hosted by Solid Rock Cruisers. Every third Thursday, June-August. Free and open to everyone. Food and music along with classic cars. Donations for Auburn Food Bank will be accepted. Car show participants must enter the event site from 12th Street SE & J Street SE. For additional details, see solidrockcruisers.com.
Pacific & Algona Community Yard Sale: June 22-23. Call 253-929-1150 for information about space rentals in Centennial Park.
25th Birthday Celebration for Neely Mansion: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Celebrate the 125-year-old mansion and honor the five diverse families who lived and farmed at the National Historic Site from the Victorian era through the 1980s. Live period music, dance performances, tours and refreshments. Free. Anniversary ceremonies from 11 a.m. to noon; tours and continuing celebrations until 4 p.m. For more information, visit neelymansion.org, or call 253-927-4250.
KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, more than 100 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle and equipment display, food concession. Free.
4th of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. Celebrate our country’s birthday at Les Gove Park. Celebration in the park includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, an arts and craft area with more than 50 artists, a car show, 17 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungee trampolines, train rides and other activities for children. Also: bingo, mini golf, bocce, a book sale and food concessions. Free. Purchase wristband for $5 unlimited activities, which include 17 inflatable rides, tubs o’ fun, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, two pony carousels, laser tag and balloon art. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome. For more information, contact Auburn Parks, Arts and Rec at 253-931-3043.
31st Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Auto Races: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5-7, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. Benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Friday qualifying in the morning and racing in afternoon. Racing throughout Saturday and Sunday. Featuring many of the world’s rarest and well maintained pre-1985 race cars. Program honors the 50th anniversary of IMSA racing. Other favorite marques include, BMW, Mustangs, Camaros, Porsches, Alfa Romeos and Ferrari. Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts and PNWH Vintage Racing Charities present the program. Tickets: adults, $25 one-day pass Friday, Saturday or Sunday, $40 multiple day pass; children age 7-16, $5 per day; children 6 years and under free; military with identification $10 per day. VIP parking $5, field parking free. Tickets available at the gate or contact email@example.com. Learn more at northwesthistorics.com or sovrenracing.org.
Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Connect Golf Tournament: 10:30 a.m. June 7, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Enjoy several contests, food, beverages and prizes. Portion of the proceeds benefit ACSEP – providing scholarships, educational resources and events for students. To sign up, or sponsor the event, visitauburnareawa.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Painting with a Purpose: 6-9 p.m. June 7, Paint and Sip Studio No. 317,920 15th St SW, 920 15th St. SW, Auburn, across The Outlet Collection mall. Painting with a Purpose, a nonprofit, hosts fundraiser for the See Ya Later Foundation, which helps area families in medical crisis. Sip. Paint. Relax. A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun. Program: extra-long, 10-by-30-inch canvas painting with JustJess, the instructor. Cost: $35 per seat. Register at paintingwithatwist.com. For more information, call the studio at 253-735-0308.
24th annual Nexus Youth and Families Charity Golf Tournament: July 22, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Registration at 6 a.m.; shotgun start 7:30. Shamble-format tournament comes with hole prizes, a live auction, raffle prizes, complimentary breakfast, lunch and drink tickets. Registration is $150 per person. Proceeds benefit the Nexus services and programming for South King County youth. Sponsors are welcome. If interested in volunteering, please contact the coordinator, DebraCa@Nexus4kids.org, for more information. For more details, visit Nexus4Kids.org/Golf.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 800-398-7888, or visiting 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 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 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.
Auburn Community Jr. Players, “Mary Poppins, Jr.”: 7 p.m. July 12, 13; 2 p.m. July 13, 14. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before their new nanny, Mary Poppins arrives. She is practically perfect in every way. She takes the children on magical and memorable adventures, and even teaches the grown-ups a lesson or two as she advises that “Anything can happen if you let it!” Tickets: $10.
Auburn Performing Arts Center
At 702 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online at auburnwa.gov for print-at-home tickets.
Auburn Community Players’ Mamma Mia: 7 p.m. June 14, 15; 2 p.m. June 16. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Tickets: $17 adult advance; $14 students, seniors advance; $12 adults at the door; $19 students, seniors at the door.
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.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra:
To learn more about concerts and events, purchase subscriptions or buy tickets, visit auburnsymphony. org or call the office at 253-887- 7777.
• Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.
at Mary Olson Farm, From the Stage! with soprano Rachel Deshon
• Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
at Geauz Brewing, Bach, Beetho- ven, & Brews
• Sunday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. at Les Gove Park, free performance at the Auburn International Farmers Market
Noon-1 p.m. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Free. In the event of rain, concerts will perform inside the Auburn Community & Event Center. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.
• July 10: Reptile Isle
• July 17: The Magic of Jeff Evans
• July 24: Recess Monkey
• July 31: Ruth & Emilia
• Aug. 7: Charlie ‘The Noiseguy’ Williams
• Aug. 14: Joanie Leeds
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.
Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America: May 4-June 16. A family-friendly and interactive exhibit that made it all the way from the Smithsonian. Hometown Teams has something for every fan, no matter your favorite sport. Climb on bleachers and pose with the peanut man, peak though a stereoscope to view America’s great stadiums and sit back and listen to stories of glory and defeat. Alongside national stories are those that reflect on a rich and diverse history of sports in the area like: the ferocious football rivalry between Auburn High School and Kent-Meridian High School, the little known stories of historic Japanese sports teams, and Auburn’s amazing specialized recreation program.
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. Lassaline spent her time painting, drawing and exploring the farm as the seasons changed. Each of the featured paintings show how water filters through landscapes. Lassaline’s drawings of the farm’s buildings and animals were made on-site during her residency as a part of her daily routine.
• July 10, 17, 24, and 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Hooked on History, free
• Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. – Artist-led exploration of the Watershed exhibit with Michelle Lassaline
• Sept. 14 – 10th Anniversary Hops & Crops at the Mary Olson Farm (wrvmuseum.org/hopsandcrops)
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.