Auburn A&E Calendar | Aug. 23

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.

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Special Events

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.

Building Healthy Communities Breakfast: 7-9 a.m. Sept. 5. Features keynote presentation on Veteran’s Services Program, and veterans’ recognition. Presented by Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation. Cost: Free; registration requested. Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-876-3422 or pmoll@valleycities.org.

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. 11. 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.

Fundraisers

Barbers Against Hunger Food/Clothing Drive: 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Donors can bring non-perishable food items and clothing for Union Gospel of King County and Tacoma Rescue Mission of Pierce County. Drive presented by Auburn Valley Barber Shop and Salon Edwards. 316 E. Main St. 253-939-7262 or 253-941-8845.

Auburn team in Alzheimer’s Walk: Aug. 23. Donations welcome for Auburn Meadows Assisted Living & Memory Care team participating today in South Puget Sound Alzheimer’s Walk. Call or e-mail to donate. 253-333-0171 or asstadminam@mtwestret.com.

“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.

Classes

“Cons and Scams” seminar: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Wilson Quist of Dignity Memorial will present ways to avoid being taken in by con-artists and scammers. Community members welcome to attend. Refreshments will be served. Cost: Free. Auburn Meadows Assisted Living, 945 22nd St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-0171 or asstadminam@mtwestret.com.

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.

Children

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.

Health

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 eileens@crbs.net.

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.

Safe Steps fall/fire prevention event: 1:30-4 p.m. Sept. 23. Free seminar for seniors to reduce their risk of falling and minimize fire danger. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016. Also: 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sept. 25 at Rainier Vista Senior Apartments, 134 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific. 253-804-6186.

Seniors

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.

Garden

Auburn Garden Club: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Cost: $1 donation. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-874-5841 or 253-839-6023.

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.

Theater

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Elsewhere

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, Sept. 5-21. Features six free entertainment stages, exhibit buildings, midway rides, food, the PRCA Rodeo, animal shows and more. Admission: $8-$10; free for ages 5 and younger. Parking: $10-$12. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 253-854-1771 or www.thefair.com.

Nightlife

Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: Sept. 5, Doug Ostgard Quartet; Sept. 19, Milo Petersen Trio; Sept. 26, Chris Morton Trio; Oct. 3, Doug Ostgard Quartet; Oct. 11, Coco Loco; Oct. 17, Mike Nelson Trio; Oct. 24, Milo Petersen and Jazz Desciples; Oct. 31, Rachael Contorer. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

Libraries/Books

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

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Aug. 25 and Sept. 22.

• “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.

• ESL: 6 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays; 5:30 p.m. Sept. 3,8 and 10. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m. most Wednesdays and Saturdays; also 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8.

• Manga & Anime Club: 4 p.m. Sept. 8. Open to teens.

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Sept. 9. Topic: “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” by Amy Tan.

• Anime Movie Screening—“Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind”: 2 p.m. Sept. 13. Open to teens.

• “How the End Begins—Two Poets on Power, Sexuality and Mortality”: 7 p.m. Sept. 15. Free poetry reading with Elizabeth Austen and Timothy Kelly.

• Study Zone: 4 p.m. Sept. 18 and 25. Students in grades K-12 can drop in for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

• Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m. Sept. 23.

• SAT Prep Classes: 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 27-Oct. 25. Open to high school sophomores, juniors and seniors. Must attend all five sessions. Cost: Free; registration required.

• Front Porch Theater: 2 p.m. Sept. 28. Come for a dramatic reading of “All The King’s Men.”

• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.

• Friends of the Auburn Library: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.

• Talk Time: 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free conversation group to improve English.

• Story times: Library offers baby, toddler, preschool, and family story times. Call for details.

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.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.

Networking

“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.

Organizations

Auburn American Legion Post 78: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Veterans Memorial Building, 405 E St. N.E. 253-939-5789 or auburnpost78@yahoo.com.

Auburn Business Connectors: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Breakfast meeting. Networking group allows one professional per category. Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-575-4665 or 253-735-9217.

Auburn Eagles Aerie/Auxiliary No. 2298: Aerie group, 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays; auxiliary, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-2298 or sec2298@integra.net.

Auburn Elks Lodge No. 1808: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. 2402 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1808 or bpoe1808@qwest.net.

Auburn Morning Club, Toastmasters International: 6:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn to speak to groups by working with others in a supportive environment. Newcomers are welcome. The Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-867-1260.

Auburn Noon Lions Club: Noon Tuesdays. Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation building, 919 Ninth St. S.E. 253-735-5340, auburn12lions@aol.com or www.auburnlions.com.

Auburn Rotary Club: Noon Wednesdays. Cost: $15, includes lunch. Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-929-4656.

Auburn Valley Kiwanis: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation building, 910 Ninth St. S.E. 253-833-7086 or www.kiwanisclubofthevalley.org.

Happy Hands Craft Club: 12:30-2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Group knits and crochets lap blankets for veterans and baby hats for PICC. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770.

Hearing Loss Association of America, South King County Chapter: 6:45 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Auburn Senior Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. garoux@verizon.net.

Kent Guild, Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center: Noon the third Friday of the month. Luncheon in members’ homes. New members welcome to join volunteer group raising funds for uncompensated care. Call for location. 253-852-7390.

Kent Lions: 7 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Golden Steer Rib ’n Steak House, 23826 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-852-5466, kentlions@gmail.com or www.kentlionsclub.org.

Kiwanis Club of Auburn: Noon Thursdays. Red Lotus Restaurant, 714 Auburn Way N., Auburn. www.kiwanisclubofauburn.com.

Newcomers and New Friends of Greater Seattle: The second Wednesday of the month. Lunch meetings held at various locations throughout the Puget Sound. Call for details. 425-778-8608 or www.seattlenewcomers.com.

Optimist Club of Auburn: Noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Auburn Elks Club, 2402 Auburn Way N. 253-333-8840.

Rainier Audubon Society: 7 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-854-3207.

Rio Verde Golden K Senior Kiwanis Club: 8:30 a.m. Tuesdays. 1402 22nd St. N.E., Auburn. 253-941-8108.

Soroptimist International of Auburn: Noon Wednesdays. New members and guests welcome. Auburn Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 900 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. www.soroptimistnwr.com.

South King County Genealogical Society: 10 a.m. the third Saturday of the month. First Baptist Church of Kent, 11420 S.E. 248th St. 206-948-4286 or www.skcgs.org.

Spina Bifida Association of Washington State, South King/North Pierce Counties Cluster: 7-8:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Organization assists families with spina bifida, educates the public, and sponsors fundraisers. All are welcome. Zion Lutheran Church, 1350 17th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-887-0888 or crazy5720003@yahoo.com.

Striped Water Poets: 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays. Round-table critique circle welcomes new poets and friends. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-735-1751.

Teen MOPS: 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Free group for pregnant teenagers and teenage mothers. Childcare available. River of Life Fellowship, 10615 S.E. 216th St., Kent. 253-218-7420.

TV Toastmasters: Noon the second Saturday of the month. Learn how to perform both in front and in back of television cameras. Puget Sound Access, 22412 72nd Ave. S., Building C, Kent. 253-854-1312 or www.tvtoastmasters.org.

Valley Newcomers: 11:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Group meets at area restaurants. Call for details, locations. 253-854-1831.

White River Valley Historical Society: 1:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Muckleshoot Room in the White River Valley Museum, 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433.

Wind Spirit Flute Circle: 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Come explore and learn the Native American Flute. All ages and abilities welcome. Beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-568-6689 or www.waflutecircle.com.

Public Meetings

Auburn Airport Advisory Committee: 8 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month. Northwest Aviation College, 506 23rd St. S.E.

Auburn City Council: 7:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. City Council Chambers, 25 W. Main St.

Auburn Domestic Violence Task Force: Noon-2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S.

Auburn Finance Committee: 6:30 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Council Conference Room, 25 W. Main St.

Auburn Municipal Services: 5 p.m. the first and third Mondays of the month. Conference room No. 3, 25 W. Main St.

Auburn Tourism Board: 2 p.m. the third Thursday of the month. Council Conference Room, 25 W. Main St.

Senior Center Advisory Board: 10 a.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E.

Reunions

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1988 Reunion: Sept. 13. Call for details. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Tahoma High School Class of 1983 25-year Reunion: Sept. 19-21. Includes classmates-only get together Friday night at Swinging Arm Bar and Grill, Black Diamond; alumni and spouses dinner Saturday at Muckleshoot Casino, Auburn; picnic Sunday. See Web site or e-mail for details. www.classmates.com or DTvedt@aol.com.

Auburn High School Class of 1978 Reunion: Oct. 3. Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 425-644-1044 or www.reunionswithclass.com.

Veterans

USS Missouri 35th Veterans Reunion: Aug. 28-Sept. 1. For BB-63. Veterans, family and friends welcome. Reunion will take place in San Antonio, Texas. 203-281-4693, 803-469-3579 or mo63@ftc-i.net.

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or cwgilles45@aol.com.

Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6 p.m. Sept. 9. Veterans and their families can get assistance in applying for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs from a Disabled American Veterans Service Officer. Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. 253-859-6439.

USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or hnrupp@comcast.net.

Military reunions: October, 2008, reunion for the former crew of the USS Yancey (AKA-93) in Seattle. For details, contact George Clifton, 708-425-8531 or clifs@ameritech.net. June 24, 2009, reunion for former crewmen from the USS England (DLG/CG-22) in Seattle. For details contact Dennis O’Brien, 714-961-6840 or dennis@ussengland.net. Veterans can find information about upcoming reunions across the country through Military Locator and Reunion Service. Call 828-256-6008 or visit www.mlrsinc.com.

Military Family Support Meetings: Tuesday evenings. Open to spouses and adult family members of soldiers deployed, soon to leave or recently returned. Topics include deployment concerns, parenting needs, self-care and relationship challenges. Group is free of charge and confidential. Registration requested. 33301 First Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-6634, ext. 145.

Support

Al-Anon Family Group Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Holy Family Catholic Church, 505 17th St. S.E., Auburn; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn; 10 a.m. Saturdays in the back room of the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-625-0000 or www.seattle-al-anon.org.

Alliance for the Mentally Ill of South King County: 6:30-8 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. The Alliance Center, 515 W. Harrison St., Kent. 253-854-6264.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Auburn Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: 10 a.m. the first Friday of the month. Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place S.E., Auburn. 253-876-6014.

Celebrate Recovery: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Event includes: meal, 6-7 p.m.; large group worship, 7-8 p.m.; small open group, 8-9 p.m. Twelve-step recovery program to help free people from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Cost: $3 for meal. Grace Community Church 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-5660 or celebraterecovery@gccauburn.net.

Consumer Support Group: 6:30-8 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. The Alliance Center, 515 W. Harrison St., Kent. 253-854-6264.

Domestic Violence: 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; 1-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Thursdays. YWCA of South King County hosts support groups for women who have experienced domestic violence. Meets at a confidential location. 206-799-6209.

Family Law CASA of King County: Children’s needs can get lost in the dispute between separating parents. Do you want to advocate for such a child? Volunteer for Family Law CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) of King County. 206-748-9700 or www.familylawcasa.com.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll-free national hotline: 888-424-3577.

Medical coverage assistance: Public Health Seattle & King County provides free assistance applying for benefits, including free or low-cost medical coverage for qualifying children. Call for details. English: 206-296-3944; Spanish: 206-296-3948 or 206-296-3943; Vietnamese: 206-296-3949.

SHIBA Helpline: Statewide Heath Insurance Benefits Advisors is a network of trained volunteers that assists and advocates for consumer rights and options regarding health insurance, health care access and prescription access. Group is also accepting volunteers. 800-562-6900 or www.insurance.wa.gov.

South King County PFLAG: 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays meetings are confidential. Group is not associated with any religious organizations. Unitarian-Universalist Church, 25701 14th Place S., Des Moines. 206-325-7724.

South King County CHADD chapter: 7-9 p.m. the first Tuesday of the month. Discussion of issues that concern parents of children with attention-deficit disorder. New Horizon School, 1111 S. Carr Road, Renton. 253-631-8603.

WICS (Widowed Information and Consultation Services) Grief Support Group: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Grief support group for adult widows and widowers offering support, information and social activities. St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 25810 156th Ave. S.E., Covington. 253-630-0324.

Volunteers

AFS Student Exchange Program: Host families needed to house high school exchange students for the 2008-2009 school year. Call or see Web site for details. 800-237-4636 or www.afs.org.

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Breast cancer survivors needed to provide support for others battling cancer. Must be one year past the end of treatments and have good interpersonal skills. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), www.angelcarefoundation.org or angelcare@angelcarefoundation.org.

Auburn Regional Medical Center Gift Shop: The medical center’s auxiliary is seeking a volunteer gift shop manager to welcome customers, manage store inventory and arrange volunteer staff scheduling. Volunteer must be 18 or older. Gift shop hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Call for application or more details. Auburn Regional Medical Center, 1413 S. 348th St., Federal Way. 253-833-7711, ext. 1259.

Auburn Meals on Wheels: Auburn Senior Center seeks volunteer packers and drivers for Meals on Wheels, Thursdays and Fridays, about four hours per week. Mileage for drivers reimbursed. Call for details. 253-931-3016 or adamp@seniorservices.org.

Adopt-a-Park: Auburn’s Adopt-a-Park program is seeking individuals and groups to help keep the city’s parks and streetscapes healthy and vibrant. 253-931-3043.

Childhaven: Volunteers needed to work with abused, neglected and alcohol- or drug-impacted children ages 1 month to 5 years in the therapeutic child-care classrooms. Volunteers must be 18 or older, commit to a two-hour time block per week, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, commit to volunteering for six months, have proof of a negative tuberculosis test and pass a criminal background check. Patrick L. Gogerty Branch, 1345 22nd Ave. N.E., Auburn. 206-957-4839 or julim@childhaven.org.

Green River Community College: College seeks volunteers in a variety of areas: ceramics, basic computing, court reporting and more. Professional experience is not required. 253-288-3346 or volunteer@greenriver.edu.

Highline Hospice: Apply now for training class in late September. Hospice is recruiting caring and compassionate people interested in supporting terminally ill patients and their families. Volunteers provide patient support and companionship, caregiver respite, bereavement support or office help. Comprehensive training provided. Highline Hospice, 12844 Military Road S., Tukwila. 206-439-9095.

Multiple Sclerosis Association of King County: MSA of King County is looking for people to assist those with MS in maintaining their independence and quality of life. People are needed to assist with water-therapy programs, visit isolated individuals, provide transportation, go shopping, do yard work or other household chores, teach computer skills and more. Call for details, locations. 206-633-2606 or www.msakc.org.

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or www.seattleredcross.org.

Special Transportation Program: Group Health Cooperative needs volunteer drivers to transport frail, elderly members to and from medical appointments in King County. Volunteers use their personal cars, are reimbursed for mileage and determine their own schedules, including when, where and how often they will drive. Volunteers do not need to be Group Health members. 206-326-2800 or resource.l@ghc.org.

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, stitchfromheart@aol.com or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm: Museum is seeking volunteers for jobs including cleaning and cataloging artifacts, leading school tours, greeting visitors and staffing the gift shop. Docent positions require a minimum three-hour afternoon shift per month, as well as attendance at quarterly lectures and annual training. Volunteer tour guides for school groups must be available during October, November, April and May. All volunteers receive training. Application and background check required. 253-804-5010.

Visiting Nurse Services of the Northwest: September, volunteer orientations. Volunteers needed October-December to help with set-up and paperwork for annual flu immunization program. Opportunities in King and Snohomish counties. Call for details. 425-738-4937.


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2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door. Courtesy photo
Car review: 2022 Mini Cooper S 2-door

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2022 Infiniti QX60 Autograph
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