Auburn-area community calendar | Feb. 13

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

  • Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:03pm
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EVENTS

Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.

4Culture outreach event: 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Feb. 18, Auburn Community & Event Center Classroom, 910 Ninth St. SE. Agency will meet with residents about 4Culture’s various programs offered and its support for art in King County. The agency provides grants focusing on four program areas — arts, heritage, historic preservation and public art, that fund experiences from museum collections to theater productions to artists showing work in its gallery. Additional information about the event can be found on Facebook under the events section or by emailing 4Culture at hello@4Culture.org.

Town Hall and Community Discussion: 1-3 p.m. Feb. 23, Green River College, Cascade Hall, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Talk with Sen. Mona Das, D-Kent, 47th Legislative District. Free parking. Child care service provided.

King County Republican Party pooled caucuses: 10 a.m. Feb. 29 at various locations throughout the county. Attendees are asked to arrive at 9 a.m. to ensure a smooth registration process and accurate caucus. To find the location of your precinct’s caucus, visit wsrp.org/caucus.

BENEFITS

Soroptimist International of Auburn’s Crab and Brew Fest: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 29, Auburn Community & Event Center in Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Event offers all the Dungeness crab you can eat. Activities throughout the evening are games of chance, a gift-card board, dessert dash, and a chance to win one of several experience packages. Proceeds benefit the club’s programs that support and empower women and girls locally and around the world. Tickets: $75. Register at crabandbrewfest.com.

South Sound Charity 5K Run and Youth Dash: 8:30 a.m. March 7, Riverbend Golf Complex, 2019 W. Meeker St. Proceeds benefit the Officer Diego Moreno Washington State University Scholarship Award. Moreno died in the line of duty in July 2018. Run will start at Half Lion Public House at the Riverbend Golf Complex. Organizers are looking for more sponsors. Contact Kent Police Cmdr. Todd Durham at tdurham@kentwa.gov for more information. To register for the run, go to brownpapertickets.com/event/4502664. The fees are $5 for youth and $35 for adults.

PROGRAMS

Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School: March 1, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE. One of the largest active nonprofit national driver education programs teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. The program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in real-world driving situations. Students will receive a valuable classroom session and then will learn, hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course to ultimately “arrive alive.” Students are taught in their own cars. Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15-21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found at streetsurvival.org. Cost is $95 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.

Debbie Dimitre, Eleanor Roosevelt: 12:30-2:30 p.m. March 3, The Chateau, 4450 Davis Ave S., Renton. The Renton/South King Retired School Employees Association welcomes Debbie Dimitre as one of, if not the, most influential First Ladies in history, Eleanor Roosevelt (First Lady 1933-1945). Storytelling comes in all forms and since 1987 Debbie Dimitre has taken storytelling to new heights and has made it a successful profession. She weaves together historical tales, such as the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, clad in historically relevant attire to unveil a story that doubles as a performance for audiences. Dimitre makes the stories of women in American history three dimensional for listeners. Due to construction, carpooling is advised.

VOLUNTEERS

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: In conjunction with the IRS provides free tax-filing help to low and moderate-income taxpayers. Volunteers are needed to work during the 2020 tax season in Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Kent and Renton. Providing training and support to help develop the skills necessary to be a tax counselor or client facilitator. Apply at aarpfoundation.org/ taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669.

HEALTH

Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 800-398-7888, or visiting bloodworksnw.org.

Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? The Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information, call Michael Bower, 206-569-7287.

SENIORS

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov:

Activities

Lunch: Monday-Friday. Salad bar begins at 11:30 a.m., Main meal served at noon. Cost: $4 suggested contribution for ages 60 and older, $6 younger than 60.

Movies: Wednesdays, 1 and 4:30 p.m.

Monday Social Dinner: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Second Monday of the month. $7 for all ages.

Meals on Wheels: Sound Generations program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.

NETWORK

3No Networking: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 3No Networking is a casual, weekly get-together set aside for members of the business community to drop in and get to know each other. The mixer rotates among Auburn venues. The series is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101. For a full schedule, visit www.3noNetworking.com.

ENTERTAINMENT

Auburn Avenue Theater

At 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043; Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. or auburnwa.gov/arts.

Comedy At the Ave: 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14. Three comedians work to twist your funny bone. Headliner Susan Jones is a tenacious headlining comedian, writer, master of ceremonies and motivational force with more than two decades of national touring experience. Ages 18 and over only. Tickets: $18, $15.

AveKids – The Magic of Jeff Evans: 2 p.m. Feb. 15. Evans is Seattle’s funniest magician. His magic has been called “clean enough for kids, yet sophisticated enough for adults.” Enter a state of suspended disbelief and delight in magical wonder. Tickets: $10.

Auburn Community Players, Matilda The Musical: 7 p.m. March 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21; 2 p.m. March 8, 14, 15, 21, 22. Matilda’s courage and cleverness save the day, her friends, and their school. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She is unloved by her cruel parents, but impresses her schoolteacher, the loveable Miss Honey. As Miss Honey begins to recognize and appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality, they must contend with the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull. Tickets: $17/$14 (pre-sale); $22/$19 (at the door).

Performing Arts Center

At 702 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online at auburnwa.gov for print-at-home tickets.

Happy birthday, Beethoven!: 2:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Auburn Symphony Orchestra presentation. Few composers loom as large as Ludwig van Beethoven, born 250 years ago this year. His monumental Symphony No. 7, alongside the rest of his canon, inspired composers for centuries including three iconic American composers: Leonard Bernstein, George Walker, and Aaron Copland. Sam Almaguer, principal clarinetist of the North Carolina Symphony, joins Maestro Schulz and the Orchestra for Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, a jazzy American masterpiece. Experience Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from the blues Broadway hit On the Town and Walker’s Lyric for Strings, noted for its eloquent beauty. Tickets: $37 general: $30 seniors and older; $10 students. Order at auburnsymphony.org.

MUSEUMS

White River Valley Museum: 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are free. Free admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month. For more information, visit wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.

Pop-up exhibit

History Kids Clubhouse: On display through June 14. Inviting kids of all ages to discover local history. Hands-on exhibit for kids and families to explore and share their own stories while learning about people and objects that tell the history of the White River Valley. Hang out in the clubhouse and have fun. Play historic games, become a museum curator, create make-and-takes or dress up for a photo op.

GALLERIES

Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.

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