Auburn community calendar | March 8

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

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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 Career Fair: 9 a.m.-noon, March 23, Commons at Auburn High School, 711 E. Main St. District is hiring teachers for the current and 2019-20 school years. All school district departments will be represented. Child nutrition, bus drivers, para educators, substitutes and custodial staff will answer questions. Attendees can apply online at the fair, and some candidates also will be interviewed during the fair. For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at 253-931-4916 or


Coastal Conservation Association, SeaTac chapter: 3-9 p.m. March 9, IBEW Hall, 19802 62nd Ave. S., No. 105, Kent. Annual fundraising banquet. Silent and live auction with prime rib dinner. Tickets can be purchased online

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; 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,, or Arnie Grab at 253-931-4974, or

Rummage sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 22; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 23, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. Variety of items priced to sell. Anyone interested in donating items for the sale should bring them to the center, beginning March 20, or call 253-931-3016 for free pickup.

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


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

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 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

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 Players, “The Music Man:” 7 p.m. March 7, 8, 9; 2 p.m. March 9, 10, Auburn Avenue Theater. “The Music Man” follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Admission: (advance) $17 adults: $14 students, senior; (at the door) $22 adults; $19 students, seniors.

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. March 15. Three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Headliner: Patrick Keane, who has appeared on “Comedy Central,” the “Late Late Show,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Tosh.0,” “The Bob and Tom Show,” XM Radio, Spotify, “Comics Unleashed,” and the Montreal Comedy Festival. His album, (2 and 2 Be Fo’), is on iTunes, Amazon, Google and Spotify. Ages 18 and over only. Tickets: $18 adults, $15 students, seniors.

Gothard Sisters: 2 p.m. March 17. Since forming as a Celtic band in 2006, The Gothard Sisters – who are truly sisters – have become internationally recognized as multi-instrumentalist Celtic-influenced folk musicians, songwriters and performers. Join them to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the theater for an evening of dancing and singing. Tickets: $23 adults: $20 students and seniors.

AveKids, “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown:” 2 p.m. March 23. Delighting audiences for more than five decades, “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown,” is a fresh approach to the 1967 classic. Sally Brown joins Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Schroeder and Snoopy in this charming revue of vignettes and songs. Tickets: $10.

Petty Fever, Tom Petty Tribute: 7:30 p.m. March 23. Band salutes Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Enjoy four decades of classic Petty hits. Tickets: $21 adults; $18 students, seniors.

Second Sting, Scorpions Tribute: 7:30 p.m. March 29. Band brings back the sounds of the Scorp’s 50-year catalog of rockers and ballads, from the ’70s to now. Tickets: $21 adults; $18 students, seniors.


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.

“Concerto,” Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: 7 p.m. March 9, Tahoma High School Performing Arts Auditorium, 23499 SE Tahoma Way, Maple Valley. Concert features performances from MVYSO’s junior symphony and symphony orchestras and special performances by MVYSO’s concerto contest winners, Jonathan Elsner (trombone) and Ethan Rohrbach (piano). Donation-only admission accepted at the door. All proceeds benefit the MVYSO programs.

“Once Upon a Mattress:” 7 p.m. March 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23; 2 p.m. March 16, 23, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE. Auburn High School Theatre Department Troupe 17 presents musical comedy. Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite the same way again. Admission (cash only): $10 adults; $5 students, seniors, military.

Romantic Brothers: 4 p.m. March 31, St. Matthew/San Mateo Church Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE, Auburn. Auburn Symphony Orchestra Chamber music series. Mendelssohn and Brahms are known for their soaring romantic melodies with waves of magical phrases that wash over you in a concert. Featuring Emilie and Ingrid Fredrickson on violins; Joyce Ramee and Mike Watson on violas; and Brian Wharton and Andrea Chandler on cellos. Tickets: $20 general, $10 students. Order tickets by calling 253-887-7777 or visiting


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.


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

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