Auburn A&E Calendar | July 23

Arts and entertainment events in Auburn.


Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Deadlines and contact information has recently changed. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

Special Events

Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: 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

Auburn Youth Resources

golf tournament: Noon, July 24. Washington National Golf Course, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Proceeds from 13th annual event benefit AYR programs. (253) 333-5000

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

Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival: Aug. 8-10. Features sporting events, carnival, children’s activities, art shows, car show, poetry, parade and more. Downtown Auburn. 253-939-3389 or

Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament : 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Includes a four-person scramble, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, banquet, auction, raffles and awards. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation for child abuse and domestic violence prevention. Cost: $90 per person; $360 per team of four. Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. 253-630-7193 or


Auburn Eagles Yard Sale:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-26. Donations of clean, working items welcome. Seller tables available; call for details. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-2362.

Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-

2 p.m. July 26. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Optimist Club. Register for table space by July 25. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road. 253-833-0970, ext. 7305, or

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.

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:


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

Auburn ballet camp: 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella” theme). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

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. or

Financial seminars: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 5-26. Financial advisor Diane Mayer to lead free classes. Topics: Aug. 5, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; Aug. 12, “Tax-Free Investing”; 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.

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,


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.


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


Blood drives: 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

Step Aerobic/Weights Class: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $79 for 10 weeks. King County Fire Department No. 44, Station 92, 31709 Kent-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623.


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

• “A Bug’s Tale”: 3:30 p.m. July 24. Ages 3 and older can enjoy stories and songs from a bug’s point of view.

• “Backyard Wildlife—Nature Discovery Series”: 2 p.m. July 28. Ages 6 and older can learn to make a homemade bird feeder. Registration required.

• Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m. the last Tuesday of the month. Topic: July 29, “Twilight” series by Stephenie Meyer.

• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 30. Teens can play Wii and GameCube video games at the library.

• “Breaking Dawn” Book Release Party: 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Open to teens. Celebrate the release of the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.

• Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Open to teens.

• Writing Workshop: 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Open to teens and adults. Join local author Kate Lebo as she leads exercises combining fiction and memoir writing.

• “The Amazing Flea Circus and Magic Show”: 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Presented by Payne Fifield. Open to ages 5 and older.

• Videolympics: 2 p.m. Aug. 8. Compete in gaming events including “Dance Dance Revolution” and “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.” Open to teens.

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. Aug. 12.

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

•Woodcarving classes:

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.

• 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


“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.


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. or

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.

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

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

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


Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: 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

Auburn Free Kids Summerstage Series: Weekly Wednesday shows, at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Each show begins at noon. Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll, July 23; magician Jeff Evans, July 30; Alleyoop! Allen Hirsh, Aug. 6; juggler Mario Lorenz, Aug. 13. or call 253-931-3043.

“Out Cry—Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band to perform pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.

Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. or

Crue Fest: 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Features Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and Trapt. Cost: $29.50-$95. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or

Brooks & Dunn with ZZ Top: 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost: $29.50-$62.50. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or


Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 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, The Pop Offs and “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”; Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray”; 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


“Oklahoma!”: 8 p.m. July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2. Presented by Icon Theatre and the Kent Arts Commission. Cost: $10. Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington.


Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 6:30-11 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 26-27. Friday events are free. Weekend features pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic Kennel competition, athletic contests, traditional Scottish food and more. Cost: $10-$15 per day; $14-$22 for two-day pass; free for children 4 and younger. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. 206-522-2541 or

Goodguys Pacific Northwest Nationals Car Show: July 25-27. Features car show, automotive swap meet, drag races and more. Cost: $6-$17; free for ages 6 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. 925-838-9876 or

Philippine Sampaguita Festival: 1:30-5:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Philippine dance, music, games, arts, food and raffles. Miss Philippine Sampaguita will be selected during festival. Great Wall Shopping Mall, 18230 E. Valley Highway, Kent. 425-922-0049.