Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: www.auburntourism.com.
The Puyallup Fair: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Sundays-Thursdays, and 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays through Sept. 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.
“Freedom to Speak” panel discussion: 7 p.m. Sept. 17. Speakers will discuss the First Amendment as part of a Constitution Day celebration. Presented by Puget Sound Access. Cost: Free. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-479-0200.
“Felines Need Friends, Too!” Adoption event: Noon-4 p.m. Sept. 20. Come meet some of the more than 300 cats available for adoption through King County Animal Care and Control animal shelter, and find a friend to take home. Some dogs may be available as well. Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-630-3330.
Arbonne Open House: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 25. Features display of Arbonne’s ’08 Holiday Line, along with games and prizes. Wine tasting and appetizers also available. WineStyles @ the Crossings, 35002 Pacific Highway S., Suite A-103, Federal Way. 206-653-0024 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
Halloween Harvest Festival: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Includes games, crafts, face painting, scary cookies and cauldrons of punch. Cost: Bring canned food for Auburn Food Bank. Washington Elementary School, 20 E St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
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 email@example.com.
Harvest Costume Ball and Silent Auction: 6 p.m.-midnight Oct. 25. Features a Halloween costume contest, 1970s dance music and silent auction. Proceeds support education programs at White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.
“Puget Sound Clean-Up”:
7-8:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Join the Sierra Club’s South King County Group for an update on the “Action Agenda” and its recommendations on preventing pollution and protecting and restoring habitat. Presenters include Puget Sound Partnership and Puget Sound Environmental Caucus. Cost: Free. Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way. 253-639-3862 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Sexuality and Dementia”:
6 p.m. Sept. 17. Free seminar aimed at family and friends of those with dementia. Refreshments provided. Auburn Meadows Assisted Living, 945 22nd St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-0171.
“Give Blood, Get Gas” Blood Drive: Through Sept. 30. Donors who give blood this month for Cascade Regional Blood Services can enter a drawing for a $50 gas card. Call for appointments, or attend a local drive, including: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-945-7974, ext. 202, or www.crbs.net.
Blood drives: 1-7 p.m. Sept. 22 at First United Methodist Church, 100 N. St. S.E., Auburn; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Sept. 29 at Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. S.E. 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.
Pilates and yoga classes: Morning, evening and weekend classes available. Call for details. Corestar Pilates, 205 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-914-0112, www.corestarpilates.com or email@example.com.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. Sept. 22.
• 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.”
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
•Woodcarving classes: 5-8 p.m. various Mondays, including: Sept. 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.
Veterans reunion: Sept. 18-21.
For USS Valley Forge VC45. Holiday Inn,
1 S. Grady Way, Renton. 800-621-0555 or 425-254-7206.
“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” auditions: Sept. 20-21.
Auditions open for Auburn Regional Theatre’s upcoming musical. Call or e-mail for audition times, details. 253-929-6680 or jackie@expierence-art.
“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” (“Miracle on 34th Street”) auditions: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 23 and 25. Informal read-through auditions for adults interested in acting in Heavier Than Air Family Theater’s production of “Annie.” Must have strong singing, dancing and acting skills. Bring photo and lead sheet. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn.
“Live at the Ave—An Inspirational Evening with Elvis and John Denver”: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Tribute show features Danny Vernon and Ted Vigil as Elvis and John Denver. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043.
The Kingston Trio and The Brothers Four: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Cost: $30-$45. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.
Shangri-La Chinese Acrobats:
7:30 p.m. Sept. 20. Cost: $13-$17. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
“Schoolhouse Rock Live!”: 2 p.m.
Oct. 4. Stage version of the Emmy Award-winning 1970s Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Theater Camp Kids as part of the Avenue Kids series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.
“Dracula”: Oct. 17-Nov. 1. Play based on Bram Stoker’s chilling tale. Presented by Auburn Regional Theatre Company. Cost: $10-$12. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680, www.experience-art.org or www.brownpapertickets.com.
Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. Comics Debbie Wooten, Drew Barth and Larry Omaha to perform. Also: Oct. 23, comics Andre Paradise, Susan Rice and John Knight. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$17. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-931-3043.
Comedy and Magic Show: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9-10. Features magic show, comedy, buffet and prize giveaways. Cost: $45, includes food. Auburn Avenue Theater,
10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 206-697-3434 or www.showtymegroup.com.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: 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.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Sept. 19, Kickstart; Sept. 27, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Baker Street Books: 7 p.m. various
Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Performers: 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.