Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: www.auburntourism.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.
South Side Dance Force open house and barbecue: 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Come learn about dance program offerings and enjoy a free performance. South Side Dance Force, 704 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-639-5829 or www.ssdanceforce.com.
“S’more Than You Imagined”: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Features s’mores, big band music and storytelling by a bonfire. Cost: Free. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Road, Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
“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. 253-833-2298.
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 Fibrosis Foundation. Cost: $80; registration required by Sept. 5. Sumner Meadows Golf Links, 14802 Golf Links Drive, Sumner. 253-876-1700.
GriefWorks Fifth annual Benefit Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m. Oct. 17. Learn about the Compassion Partners program, and how to help the grieving. Cost: Free; donations welcome. Registration required. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 253-333-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Financial seminars: 6 p.m. Tuesdays. Financial advisor Diane Mayer to lead free classes. Topics: Aug. 26, “Company Plan Distribution Options”; Sept. 2, “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors”; Sept. 9, “Outlook and Opportunities: Understanding Volatile Markets”; Sept. 16, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; Sept. 23, “Take Stock in the Market”; Sept. 30, “Free Investing Workshop.” Registration requested. Edward Jones office, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of classes, including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Summer camps and teen outings also available. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.
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.
Cascade Regional Blood Services blood drives in Auburn: 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 email@example.com.
Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 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.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Aug. 25.
• “Hands of Henna”: 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Open to teens to create and apply their own henna tattoos. Registration required.
• “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up program booklets at the library.
• Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition: Through August. Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book, plus enter monthly drawings and a grand prize laptop drawing. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.
• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.
• ESL: 6 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
• Friends of the Auburn Library: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
•Woodcarving classes: 5-8 p.m. various Mondays, including: Aug. 25, Sept. 8 and 22, Oct. 6 and 20, Nov. 3 and 17. Offered by the Northwest Carvers Association. Children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.
“Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15, includes buffet breakfast. Auburn Elks Lodge, 2402 Auburn Way N. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.
Nintendo Wii Demonstration: 2 p.m. Aug. 28. Auburn Library Teen Advisory Board will teach seniors how to stay fit and active by using the Wii. Cost: Free. Parkside Retirement Community, 2902 I St. N.E., Auburn.
Tai Chi-style exercises for seniors: 1:15-2 p.m. and 2:15-3 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays. Taught by Cindy Woods, a grandmother and 8-year martial artist. Cost: $5 per session. American Karate Escrima Association School of Self Defense, 302 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-804-8424.
“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, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.
Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 22. Live concert with The Islanders, followed by screening of “The Sandlot.” Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 20-23; also 2 p.m. Aug. 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.
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 email@example.com.