Auburn community calendar | May 15

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 4:57pm
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Celebrate Public Works Week: 9 a.m. May 17, city of Auburn Maintenance and Operations facility, 1305 C St. SW. Get a behind-the-scenes look at how the city’s Maintenance and Operations team keeps Auburn running. Free tour. Call 253-288-3153 for more information or to RSVP.

Community pancake breakfast: 8-10 a.m. May 18, Auburn High School Commons, 711 E. Main St. Opportunity for the school to connect and build partnerships with students and families and introduce them to community resources. Several organizations will be available at the school-sponsored breakfast, including United Way of King County; Nexus Youth and Family Services; Catholic Community Services-ORCA Lift program; the Auburn Valley YMCA; ReOpp-education and employment opportunities for youth 16-24; and the Auburn Prevention Coalition. Auburn High Culinary Arts program students and staff are preparing breakfast. Free.

Petpalooza: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. May 18, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. SE, Auburn. Petfriendly festival. Dog Trot 3K/5K Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Event features an animal-related entertainment stage, live entertainment, flydog and agility demos, racing pigs, pony rides, Mud Bay’s Northwest Pet Contest, an agility area, more than 150 vendor booths, adoptions, low-cost animal services, giveaways and other activities. Dog Trot entry fee: $23 late registration; $25 on-site registration. No registrations available May 16, 17. Packet pickup and on-site registration starts at 8 a.m. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit auburnwa. gov/petpalooza.

Career & Technical Showcase: 3-7 p.m. May 22, Green River College, main campus, Student Union Building, Grand Hall, 12401 SE 320 St., Auburn. Explore the many exceptional education programs available at Green River College that prepare students for direct entry into high-demand professional careers in business and law, health sciences and education, technology and several Trade professions. See the innovative technology students learn at Green River and find out how your business can reach qualified, potential new employees. Learn more at

Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. May 27, flag plaza, Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive. Public is invited. Cemetery offering special office hours during the Memorial Day weekend to assist families: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 253-931-3028 or visit

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

Auburn Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (hours may vary) June 7-9, throughout Auburn. Reduce and reuse. Event provides free advertising for residents to have a yard sale. Sales of all sizes are welcome. Your address, map location and some of your items for sale will be posted here on the city’s website May 28- June 9. Organize your sale and promote it in the neighborhood by downloading a yard sale tool kit at, click on Upcoming Events. Pick up a yard sale sign (11 by 17 inches at the Customer Service Center, 1 E Main St. after May 28. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration deadline is May 15. For more information, email or call 253-931-3038, Option No. 2.

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 or email

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

Kids Day: 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.


Second annual 5K For Abilities: 9 a.m. May 18, Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. Skills Inc., presents fun run to boost disability awareness, build community relationships and celebrate people of all abilities. Enjoy a flat, scenic course along the White River. Registration includes a vibrant tech tee, race timing bib, and finish line photo. Entry: $25 adults, $10 youth (7-17); kids (6 and under, shirt/bib not included) free. For more information and to register, visit

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, or contact 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 For more information, call the studio at 253-735-0308.


Healthcare Options for Your Employees: 6-8 p.m. May 16, Auburn City Hall, council chambers, 25 W. Main St. Are you spending too much or not enough on your employee health insurance? This class will present several innovative and traditional options currently available as well as their pros & cons. Sign up today. Limited seats available. More information about 2019 classes and register online 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.


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.

Auburn Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program, meets Fridays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. For those seniors who are unable to use 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

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

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 for print-at-home tickets.

Golden Dragon Acrobats: 2-4 p.m. May 19: World-renowned impresario Danny Chang and choreographer Angela Chang combine award-winning acrobatics, traditional dance, spectacular costumes, ancient and contemporary music and theatrical techniques to present a show of breathtaking skill and spellbinding beauty. The Golden Dragons are recognized throughout the U.S. and abroad as the premiere Chinese acrobatic touring company of today. Tickets: $28 adult; $24 students; $20 children.

Auburn Community Players’ Mamma Mia: 7 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 14, 15; 2 p.m. June 2, 9, 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.


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.


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.


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

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