Auburn A&E Calendar | Aug. 13

Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: www.auburntourism.com. Kids SummerStage: Noon Aug. 13. Juggler Mario Lorenz to perform. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

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Special Events

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

Kids SummerStage: Noon Aug. 13. Juggler Mario Lorenz to perform. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Family Dog Training Center Open House: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Event includes two free workshops: 12:30-2 p.m., “Introduction to Dog Agility”; 3-5 p.m., “Behavior Problem Solving.” Well-mannered, non-aggressive dogs welcome. Advance registration required for workshops. Cost: Donations of dog food for King County Animal Shelter. 7034 S. 188th St., Kent. 425-291-9663, askfamilydog@aol.com or www.familydogonline.com.

Children’s Dance Theater open house: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23. Come register for classes, learn more about the program and meet some of the teachers. Children’s Dance Theater, 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.

Sleep Country USA’s Wild Waves Summer Send-off: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 23. Foster children and families can receive free admission to theme park. Registration required. Also, individuals who bring new clothes to donate for foster children can receive half-off admission. Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way. www.sleepcountry.com or 888-887-5337.

Fundraisers

Pacific-Algona Two-City Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Algona-Pacific Senior Center. Maps and instructions available at the Pacific Post Office, 111 Third Ave. S.E. 253-735-9079.

“Coins for Cats”: Through Aug. 31. Donors can bring coins (or other financial donations) to help fund South County Cats, a volunteer spay/neuter assistance organization. Donation cans available at: Mud Bay, 23714 222nd Place S.E., Maple Valley; Taylor Creek Quilt Studio, 21639-B Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley; and Horizon Pet Supply, 30741 Third Ave., Black Diamond. www.southcountycats.petfinder.org.

Destination: Auburn—A Space Odyssey: 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 3. Event includes hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Proceeds benefit King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Cost: $75 suggested donation. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-282-0331 or www.kcsarc.org.

Danny Veron and Ted Vigil: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Veron entertains as Elvis and Vigil as John Denver. Proceeds benefit the fight against cancer. Cost: $15. Auburn Eagles 2298, 702 M St. S.E. 253-876-9004.

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids School Supplies Drive: Through Sept. 14. Donors can bring school supplies – including pens, pencils, pocket calculators and backpacks – for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.

Alison’s Angels Golf Tournament: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 19. Features four-person scramble, barbecue and auction, and awards ceremony. Proceeds go toward the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. Cost: $80; registration required by Sept. 5. Sumner Meadows Golf Links, 14802 Golf Links Drive, Sumner. 253-876-1700.

Classes

Financial seminars: 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. Financial advisor Diane Mayer to lead free classes. Topics: Aug. 19, “Outlook and Opportunities: Understanding Volatile Markets”; and Aug. 26, “Company Plan Distribution Options.” Registration requested. Edward Jones office, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

“Safe at Home” workshop: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 23. Class for ages 8-12 includes family communication, first aid, Internet safety, gun safety, phone and door safety. Parents join in last half hour of class for video presentation and discussion. Cost: $30 for residents; $38 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Les Gove Multipurpose Building, 910 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

“Money Matters” workshop: 11:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Open to ages 10-15. Class teaches children about earning money, spending wisely and saving. Cost: $25 for residents; $32 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Les Gove Multipurpose Building, 910 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Children

Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program: Through Aug. 22. Children ages 1-18 can come to various parks, schools and community locations for free meals during the summer. Nutritious meals served daily. Cost: Free. See Web site for list of meal program locations. www.auburn.wednet.edu.

Federal Way Co-op Preschool Open House: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25. Families with children ages 2-5 can visit the school and meet teachers. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-486-7949 or www.federalwaypreschool.com.

Faith

Circle Slide concert/worship service: 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Nashville recording artists Circle Slide to lead worship service and mini-concert. Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-735-3153.

Health/Fitness

Cascade Regional Blood Services blood drives in Auburn: 4-7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W.; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Latter-day Saints Star Lake Building, 28616 48th Ave. S.; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at TOP Foods, 1702 Auburn Way N.; 3-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. For Cascade Regional Blood Services. 253-312-8644, 877-242-5663 or eileens@crbs.net.

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at ADESA, 621 37th St. N.W., Auburn; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 27 at Social Security Auburn, 1901 C St. S.W.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 29 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St., Plaza 1. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

Seniors

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

• Auburn Old Timers Coffee Hour: 11 a.m.-noon Aug. 13. Open to seniors who have lived 25 years or more in Auburn. Bring photos, news clippings and stories to tell, and stick around for the barbecue.

• Barbecue on the Patio: Noon Aug. 13. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for ages 59 and younger.

Reunions

Auburn High School 1964 Class Potluck Picnic: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-939-0627 or gvukich@msn.com.

Auditions

“Dracula” auditions: Aug. 25-26. Open auditions for Auburn Regional Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dracula.” Call or e-mail for appointments, details. 253-929-6680, jackie@auburnregionaltheatre.org or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.

Music

Native American Music Association Hall of Fame Concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Concert by upcoming NAMA Hall of Fame inductees Redbone and Janice-Marie Johnson, along with Indigenous and special guest Johnny Curtis. Cost: $10-$40. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.

Movies

Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: Aug. 15, The Raggedy Anns and “Bee Movie”; Aug. 22, The Islanders and “The Sandlot.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Dance

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247, 253-333-0757 or salsavilla@hotmail.com.


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