Auburn-area calendar of events | Sept. 19

Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www.auburntourism.com.

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Science! performs for the Hops and Crops Brew Festival at Mary Olson Farm last Saturday.

Events

Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the website: www.auburntourism.com.

Auburn International Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Sundays, through Sept. 23, Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW. Opening its fourth season. Market features more than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, and a concession stand that is restaurant-based but features a home-cooked taste. • Sunday’s program: 11 a.m.-1 p.m., meet garden expert Marianne Binetti for  “Ideas and Answers for Fall Gardening “ Tips on fall decorating, planting and lawn care. Free. For more information, visit www.auburnfarmersmarket.org.

Puyallup Fair, “Get Your Happy On”: Sept. 7-23, Puyallup Fair & Events Center, 110 9th Ave. SW, Puyallup. Hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Thursday; 10 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday;  9 a.m.-11 p.m. (buildings and exhibits open at 10 a.m.) Saturday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. (buildings and exhibits open at 10 a.m.). Admission: $12.50 adults; $9 students (6-18); $9 seniors (62 and older; 5 and under) free. Parking: $10, Monday- Friday; $12 Saturday, Sunday.  Info: www.thefair.com, 253-841-5045.

AVCA Open House: 5-9 p.m., Sept. 21; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 22, 108 S. Division St., Suite D, Auburn (two blocks south of City Hall). Wine and hors d’oeuvres, original art piece to be raffled. Sign up for classes. Presented by the Auburn Valley Creative Arts at new gallery location.

Outlaw Days at Mary Olson Farm: 1:15 and 2:45 p.m., Sept. 29-30, Oct. 6-7, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road, Auburn. Relive the days of old West outlaws with “Gentleman Desperado,” a new interactive theater experience by Seattle playwright Keri Healey. The event, sponsored by 4culture’s site specific projects, takes us back to 1902 when the Olson family was held hostage by notorious outlaw Harry Tracy. The theater experience takes place in vignettes throughout the farm, allowing guests to flow at their own pace; listening, watching and interacting with all of the outlaw action. Tickets: $5 adults, $3 seniors and children 12 and under. Purchase tickets at the festival or online at www.wrvmuseum.org.

Community meeting, Auburn High School Modernization and Reconstruction Project: 6 p.m., Oct. 1, Auburn High School Library, 800 4th St. NE. Guided building tours run from 5-6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6. The gathering is an opportunity for the community to hear details about the project and have questions answered. For more information about the project, visit at http://ahsproject.auburn.wednet.edu/.

Harvest Moon Open House: 1-4 p.m., Oct. 7, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place, Auburn. Free to the public. Try dishes prepared by our own Wesley Homes culinary team. Chat with Wesley Homes’ residents, staff and volunteers. Take a self-guided tour of the campus and scenic walking trails. See a variety of resident homes and available accommodations. Win prizes, featuring a three-day trip of your choice with Alki Tours. For more information, visit wesleyhomes.com.

Auburn Wedding Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Oct. 20; 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 21, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Free admission, free parking, free tote. Sponsored by Tents & Events Party Rentals, and Auburn Tourism Board. For more information, visit www.auburnwedding show.com.

Benefits

Puyallup Walk to Beat Breast Cancer: 8 a.m., Sept. 22, Puyallup Fair & Events Center,110 9th Ave. SW. Proceeds benefit Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Advance registration until Sept. 20 is $35 for adults, $18 for children (6-18 years), and includes a Walk T-shirt. Kids 5 and under are free. Registration also accepted on the day of the walk at $40 for adults, $23 for children. Teams are also encouraged to walk and raise funds for breast cancer awareness. Check-in to walk is at the Blue Gate on Meridian St. and 10th Ave. SW. at 7 a.m. Fair gate admission is included in registration, which is available at www.DoThePuyallupWalk.org.

Walk the Wall: 9:30 a.m., Sept. 22, Roegner Park, picnic shelter, 601 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. 10-K walk. Registration begins at 9 a.m., walk at 9:30. Proceeds support International China Concern, a Christian development organization that changes lives by bringing love, hope and opportunity to China’s abandoned and disabled. To register or to donate, visit walkthewall.kintera.org/faf/home. For more information, contact Jensen Brown, browncircus@comcast.net, 253-886-3332.

Hoops, Honor & Food Basketball Game: 6 p.m., Sept. 30, Auburn Adventist Academy Gym,5000 Auburn Way S. Game between the Auburn Police Officers and firefighters from the Valley Regional Fire Authority to benefit the Auburn Food Bank. For more information, call 253-740-4983 or email awakening1@comcast.net.

The Auburn Youth Soccer Association, Rainier Valley Slammers FC: 6-11 p.m., Oct. 13, Green River Community College,  12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Money generated from AYSA’s primary fundraising event provide scholarships for player fees and help defray the cost of uniforms, fields and training for all AYSA players. AYSA and Slammers FC serve South King County boys and girls, ages 5 to 18. Each player and family is asked to participate by procuring items to be auctioned off. Local businesses can donate items to the cause as well. Donated items need to be to the club by Sept. 28. The public is invited. Tickets are $35. Your donation is tax deductible. AYSA Northwest is a non-profit organization. For more information, tickets or to donate an item, contact auction coordinator Heather Rowan at 72sandh95@gmail.com, or AYSA’s website is www.auburnyouthsoccer.net.

Waddell & Reed’s Oktoberfest: 4-9 p.m., Oct. 25, Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. Benefit for ACAP Child & Family Services in association with Auburn Youth Resources. Silent auction, free beer/wine tasting and brats, live music, prizes. Please RSVP by Oct. 22. Space limited. Call 253-474-9555.

Women’s Self-defense seminar: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Oct. 27, Karate Northwest, 2109 Auburn Way N., Suite D, Auburn. Black Tiger Tactical and Karate Northwest host. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Food Bank. All monies raised will be used to assist women and children in abusive living environments. $30 per person. Space limited. Required: Appropriate training clothing, footwear, towel and bottle of water. To register, please email tyler@blacktigertactical.tv

Faith

High Holy Days: Bet Chaverim, 25701 14th Place S., Des Moines. Services schedule: 7:30 p.m., Sept.25, Kol Nidre; 10 a.m., Sept. 26, Yom Kippur service (Torah study during break); 3 p.m. (healing service), 4 p.m. (approx) Yizkor; 4:45 p.m. (concluding service); 5:30 p.m. (approx), Shofar Blowing and Break Fast; 5-7 p.m., Sept. 30, Sukkot program with potluck, at the Schwartz’s home. Rabbi Rick Harkavy and Neil Weinstein, Cantorial soloist, lead services. $50 donation per individual; $75 per family per holiday is suggested for nonmembers. Donation applies toward new member dues. Active military personnel free and welcome to join. Security provided by Des Moines Police Department. A picture ID might be required from all adult nonmembers. Bet Chaverim is a member of the Union for Reform Judaism, geographically situated between Seattle and Tacoma, serving South King and north Pierce County. For more information, call 206-577-0403 or visit betchaverim.org.

Health

Cascade Regional Blood Center drives:  10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 4, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn; 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Oct. 20, GWTA, 1611 W. Valley Hwy S., Auburn; 111 a.m.-2 p.m., Oct. 31, Van Siclen, Stocks & Firkins – Attorney at Law, 721 45th St. NE, Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.

Puget Sound Blood Center drives:  9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Sept. 24, Muckleshoot Tribal School, small gym, 15599 SE 376th St. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.

Clubs

Striped Water Poets: Meet every Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. A roundtable critique and welcoming of new poets.

Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meet every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn.  Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere.  Sept. 27 program: Gerald A. McBreen will speak on the high cost of gas and what we can do to fight nack. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 253-735-1751.

Libraries

Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018.  Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days within a month and choose a new paperback book at your community library. Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

Monday Morning Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Ages 2 to 6 with adult, siblings welcome. Explore Early Literacy through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Wacky Wednesday Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 24, 31. Ages 3 to 6. Preschoolers will be hopping and celebrating stories, alphabet letters, and creative activities in this half hour program.

Spanish Story Time: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. Stories, rhymes, felt stories and more for the family.

Bouncing Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11, 25. Ages newborn to 24 months. Bounce along to fun chants and music. A short play time follows.

Sleepy Story Time: 7 p.m., Sept. 27, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime Story Time.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 10 a.m., Fridays, Sept. 28-Nov. 16. Series of free workshops for Spanish-speaking families with children newborn to age 5 to learn about Early Literacy and how to prepare their children for kindergarten.  www.kcls.org/fiestas.

Cascades Science Squad: 1:30 p.m., Oct. 13. Presented by Cascades Science Center Foundation. Ages 8 to 12.Join engineers, scientists, teachers for fun hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics activities. Registration required.

Meet the Author: 2 p.m., Oct. 27. Peg Kehret’s middle-grade books have won 50 state young reader awards, including the Washington Sasquatch Award, which are voted on by students. “Abduction” was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Her memoir, “Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio”, won the PEN Center West Award in Children’s Literature, the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and the Mark Twain Award. Her new memoir, “Animals Welcome: A Life of Reading, Writing and Rescue” is a fall 2012 selection of the Jr. Library Guild. Books will be available for sale by University Books and a book signing will follow. www.pegkehret.com

TEENS

Teen Reads Cafe: 4:30 p.m., Oct. 16. For teens in middle school and high school. The book club meets once a month to discuss the book of the month and share what we’ve been reading. New members are always welcome.

Teen Zone: 3 p.m., Sept. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. For teens in middle school and high school. Hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book … all in the same place.

Date or Hate, Teen Book Speed Dating: 3:30 p.m., Sept. 27. For teens in middle school and high school. Come fall in love with a new book. Meet a new book every minute and find your perfect match. Take home the ones you want to date and leave the ones you hate.  Refreshments provided.

Star Wars Reads Day: Noon, Oct. 6. Celebrate the first national Star Wars Reads Day with Planetarium shows, prizes and crafts. Come in costume and join the fun. Door prizes and exclusive Star Wars Reads giveaways available, as supplies last. Registration not required, please arrive early as space may be limited.

Get a Job! Job Club for Teens & Young Adults: 4 p.m., Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 6. Get motivated and stay motivated to be successful in your job search! Each week, the job club will cover a featured topic by a professional career counselor. • Oct. 16: The Intelligent Job Search. Learn about the “hidden job market” to find out where and how to apply for jobs. • Oct. 23: Resumes. What should your resume include? When and how do you use it? • Oct. 30: Interview Prep. So you’ve impress the employer enough to get an interview. We’ll help you be prepared, professional and relaxed. • Nov. 6: Follow-up. With any questions you have or topics you would like to discuss. Limited to the first 30 participants.

Paint Your Own Pottery, Halloween Edition: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 18. Make your own Halloween decorations to give as gifts or keep for yourself to make your house extra spooky this year. Pottery, paints and decorating materials provided. Pottery will be fired in time for you to pick up your pieces for Halloween. Limited to the first 15 participants.

Meet the Author: Marissa Meyer: 3:30 p.m., Oct. 24. Marissa Meyer is the author of “Cinder: Book One of the Lunar Chronicles”. Learn more about the Lunar Chronicles and how Marissa came up with the idea to make Cinderella a cyborg. You will have a chance to win a copy of Cinder and have it signed by Marissa.

Short and Scary Writing Contest: Submit your spookiest stories this month and win a ghastly good prize. Winners will be announced Nov. 12.

Read Three, Get One Free:  Read three books, write three short thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation.

ADULTS

Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.

English as a Second Language (ESOL):  6-8:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 24. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018.

Drop In to Learn about eBooks: 5 p.m.,  Sept. 26, Oct. 17, 24. Learn how to download KCLS eBooks to your eReader or computer. Look at popular eReaders, OverDrive and Adobe Digital Editions software and ask questions.

Early literacy parties in Spanish: 10 a.m., Sept. 28. Each of the “Fiestas” offers eight workshops designed for Spanish-speaking families to prepare their children for kindergarten. The Fiestas help parents and caregivers teach children the basic learning skills they will need before they can actually read and write.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., Oct. 3, 6, 10, 13. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 6:30 p.m., Oct. 9. “The Sisters Brothers” by Patrick deWitt. Meets at Zola’s Cafe, 402 E. Main St., Auburn.

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Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m., Sept. 25. Stories, rhymes, felt stories and more for the family.

Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Sept. 26. Newborn to 24 months with adult.

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days in one month and choose a new paperback book at your community library. Other Information: Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

TEENS

Teen Zone: 3 p.m., Sept. 26. Play video games, get online, do homework, hang out or read a book!

Algona-Pacific Teen Book Club: 3:30 p.m., Sept. 25. Discuss the book of the month and share what you’ve been reading.

Duct Tape Creations: 3:30 p.m., Sept. 27. Create your own duct tape creations-wallet, cell phone case and much more.

Read Three, Get One Free: Read three books, write three short thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online.

ADULTS

Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3554 to make an appointment.

Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Tuesdays, Thursdays. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

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Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:

CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Ready-Set-Read: If you are in elementary school, take the Reading Challenge. Read at least 20 minutes per day for 20 days within a month and choose a new paperback book at your community library. Forms are available online at http://www.kcls.org/parents/kidsandreading/rsr/ and at the library.

ADULTS, TEENS

Read Three, Get One Free: Read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at any KCLS library or online at www.kcls.org/read3. Sponsored by the KCLS Foundation.

COMPUTER CLASSES

Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779.

Network

Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 8-9 a.m., the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700.

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive.  Register online through the chamber.

Seniors

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include:

• Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.

• Lunch: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $5.75 for those younger than 60.

• Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cent suggested donation for refreshments.

• Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.

• Health Fair, “Re-energize with Wellness”: 9:30 a.m.-noon, Sept. 27. Lunch 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The Auburn Senior Wellness team has planned a day of health screenings, informational booths, breakout session and lunch with entertainment from the Bodacious Ladyhood. A raffle for door prizes follows lunch.

• Hiking Group 50+: Do you like the outdoors? Are you looking to get some more exercise? Don’t like to hike alone? Then we have the group for you. The group hikes 3-5 times a month throughout the Puget Sound region. The hikes range from 3-7 miles and are from easy to moderate. Please call 253 931-3016 for more information.

Entertainment

Jazz series: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Co., 2402 A St. SE. Mark Lewis, a Northwest saxophonist and flute virtuoso joins Auburn Wine and Caviar in presenting a weekly jazz series. Featured guest musicians: Sept. 22: Ted Enderle, bass; Sept. 29: Josh Mason, piano. For more information, call 253-887-8530.

Classic Kid’s Movies Series Package: 2 p.m. Saturdays, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. • Sept. 22: “Charlotte’s Web”; Oct. 6: “Flipper”; • Jan. 12: “An American Tail”; • Feb. 2: “Babe” ;  March 2: “Hey There It’s Yogi Bear!” Series package: $10. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Johnny Cash Tribute Show: 7 p.m., Sept. 15, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St.; and 2 p.m., Sept. 16, IKEA Performing Arts Center, 400 S. 2nd St., Renton. Tommy Cash, the youngest brother of the famed entertainer, keeps the legendary artist’s music alive, performing about 25 of his hits. Opening for Tommy Cash will be Seattle’s own Convergence Zone performing country songs mixed with a little bluegrass. Tickets, at $10-$25, are available at www.brownpapertickets.com, 800-838-3006, or at the door on the day of the concerts.

September Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 22,  Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Great regional comedy. Recommended for ages 18 and above. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Jet Cities Sweet Adelines Chorus 50th Anniversary Show: 2, 7 p.m., Sept. 22, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E Main St. Musical entertainment by Jet Cities Chorus featuring a capella singing by a 50-member female chorus. Guest Quartet: Da Capo Men’s Barbershop Quartet. Tickets range $20-$25. Order tickets through www.brownpapertickets.com.

Ave Kids, “Malika Queen of the Cats”: 2 p.m., Sept. 29, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Written by “Tears of Joy” artistic director Nancy Aldrich, the show features a royal cat who is a benevolent figure, glamourpuss, powerful monarch and a dispenser of magic. This charming story is told through puppetry for kids 3 and up and is an introduction to Middle Eastern culture and the power of giving to others. Based on a traditional story from Palestine and adapted from the book “Sitti and the Cats” by Sally Bahous. Tickets: $6. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Hell’s Belles: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Committed, ferocious, meticulous women rock musicians will deliver authentic AC/DC to the Ave. Tickets: $20, $18. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Glenn Miller Orchestra: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 12, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Bringing the unique jazz sound, the Glenn Miller Orchestra is considered to be one of the greatest bands of all time. Formed in 1956, the orchestra has been touring consistently since, playing an average of 300 live dates a year all around the world. Tickets: $17, $15. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

“Willy Wonka”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, 20, 26, 27; 2 p.m., Oct. 20, 26, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Roald Dahl’s scrumdidilyumptious musical is guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Tickets: $14, $12 (pre-sale only); $17, $15 at the door. Call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to noon. Order online at www.brownpapertickets.com.

Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. Open to poets of every age and skill level. • Oct. 1 program: Peter Ludwin and Kevin Miller. For more information, contact mcbreenpost@aol.com.

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

Auditions

“Scrooge The Musical”: 7 p.m. Sept. 25 and Sept. 27, Performing Arts Building, main campus, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theater, Green River Community College’s resident community theater. Those auditioning should plan on attending both days. All adult roles are open. Auditioners should, but are not required to, bring a picture and lead sheet. This is a group audition and no advanced preparation is necessary. Informal read-through type auditions will be held for adults, ages 16 and above. Needed are community actors and actresses, with strong singing, dancing and acting skills. For more detail, visit www.heavierthanair.com. Rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 7-9:30 p.m., beginning Oct. 4, with performances scheduled for Dec. 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22. The entire cast must be available for all scheduled rehearsals and performances. For more information, contact Joe Baker at 253-833-9111, ext. 2409.

Reunion

Off Campus/West Auburn all-school reunion: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 22, Les Gove Park, 910 9th St. SE, Auburn. Potluck, friends and fun. Cost $20.

Music

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley.  MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit www.mvyso.org.

Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has three leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 4 through college).  Call 253-347-0180 to schedule an audition.  For more information, visit  www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.

Dance

Children’s Dance Theater Open House:  Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com or call 253-887-8937 for program information. New location at 122 W. Main St. (entrance in back)

Auburn Dance Academy:  Visit www.auburndanceccademy.com or call 253-833-1891 for program information.  The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100.

Museums

White River Valley Museum:  Exhibit: “Stills in the Hills: Homebrewed Hooch in the Age of Prohibition” (Aug. 15-Nov. 4). Exploring the history of prohibition through a local and national lens via historic photographs and period artifacts. Museum located at 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Regular admission: $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Admission is free on Wednesdays and the fourth Sunday of the month. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for tickets and event information.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall:  September exhibit: Janette Stiles. “Hero Dogs” is an homage to law enforcement agencies and the military canines, that are utilized as patrol partners, apprehension assistants, trackers, locators and scouts. Stiles has created a series of paintings in recognition for all that hero dogs and their handlers do.. Gallery is located at 25 W. Main St.  Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

 

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