Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays,
July 16-Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment
for children. Performers: July 16, Cap’n Arrr; July 23, Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll; July 30, magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale: 10 a.m.-
7 p.m. July 18-19; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Street will be closed off during sale all three days. Main Street, between Auburn Way South and Auburn Avenue.
Auburn On Stage! Auditions: 1-4 p.m. July 19-20. Auburn’s version of “American Idol” open to Auburn residents 16 and older. Junior version open to ages 8-15. Finalist concert will take place Aug. 1. Cost: $10; registration required. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Algona Days: July 19-20. Features a car show, parade, lawn mower races, vendors, food, games, pie-eating contest, music, Saturday night street dance and more. Downtown Algona.
Fourth annual DogVenture Day: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. Come for games, contests and prizes for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be family-friendly and on leash. Cost: Free; registration requested. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770 or www.auburnvalleyymca.org.
Auburn Eagles Club Dinner and Silent Auction: 5:30-10 p.m. July 18. Includes a prime rib dinner, raffles and silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefit domestic violence programs in Auburn. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: Through July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.
Sleep Country USA Foster Kids School Supplies Drive: July 21-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.
Community yard sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 26, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road. Open to the public. Proceeds will benefit the Auburn Optimist Club and children in the community. Register for a spot by July 25. For information, contact Michele Cox, 253-833-0970, ext. 7305, or email@example.com
Church Women United Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9. Proceeds benefit nonprofit agencies in Kent and Auburn. Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn. 253-735-5167.
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 Avenue S.E. 253-735-9079.
Auburn ballet camps: 9-11:30 a.m. July 21-25 (“Nutcracker”); Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella”). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Children’s Dance Theater Camp: 9-11:30 a.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Camp for ages 3-7 features dancing, stories and crafts. Theme: “Swan Lake.” Bring snacks and a painting smock. Cost: $75; registration required by noon July 25.
14 B St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
Auburn Summer Music Camp: August 4-8.
8-9:30 a.m., Junior Camp, for second-fifth grade with no prior musical experience; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Camp, for students entering fifth-ninth grade with one or more years of musical experience. Cost: $50 for junior camp; $65 for youth camp. Registration required. E-mail or see Web site for details. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Brooklake Community Church Friendship Trek Bible School: 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25. Cost: $10 donation; registration required. 629 S. 356th St., Federal Way. 253-838-7522 or www.brooklake.org.
Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary Celebration: Aug. 2-3. Aug. 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or email@example.com.
Blood drives: 10:30 a.m.-
1:30 p.m. July 20 at First United Methodist Church of Auburn, 100 N St. S.E.; 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 22 at Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. N.W.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31 at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St. 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:
• Anime Movie Screening—“Akira”: 2:30 p.m. July 19. Open to teens.
• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. July 21.
• “‘Toadally’ Amphibians—Nature Discovery Series”: 2 p.m. July 21. Learn about local frogs, lizards, salamanders and toads. Open to ages 4 and older; ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
•Woodcarving classes: 5-8 p.m. July 21; 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 25. Offered by the Northwest Carvers Association. Children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.
Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.
Auburn High School Class
of 1958 50-year Reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.
Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.
Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1988 Reunion: Sept. 13. Call for details. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-644-1044
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.
Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate; July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Sumner Music Off Main—
Jimmy Free and The African All Stars: 6:30 p.m. July 18. Cost: Free. Heritage Park, 914 Kincaid Ave., Sumner.
Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.
Summer Sounds and Cinema: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 25-Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: July 25, Pop Offs and “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”; Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray”; Aug. 15, The Raggedy Ann’s and “Bee Movie”; Aug. 22, 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.
Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
King County Fair: 10 a.m.-
8 p.m. July 18-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase, rooster crowing contest and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.