Auburn-area community calendar | July 26


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Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 24, Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW. More than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items and concession stand that are restaurant-based but feature a home-cooked taste. Market coordinated by the City of Auburn. It includes free performances, guest chef demonstrations with farm-fresh ingredients, children’s activities, and classes on health, nutrition and gardening. For more information, visit

71st Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 29, 30, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 248th Ave. SE. Athletic competitions, old country field events, colorful pipebands, drummers, dancing, traditional Scottish food. Admission: Saturday and Sunday, daily, $17 adults; $12 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. Two-day, $25 adult; $18 seniors, active and retired military, children 5-17; under 5 free. For more information, call 206-522-2541 or visit

Boeing Employee Saddle Club Performance Horse Show: 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 30, Reber Ranch, 28606 132nd Ave SE, Kent. All-day event, with categories for every skill level. Competition in English and Western riding. Refreshments, snacks and lunches served. For more information, see For additional show information, contact Crystal Creson Carter at 253-569-4808 or

Pacific Police Department Open House: 4-8 p.m. Aug. 11, Centennial Park, 100 Third Ave. SE, Pacific. Public safety fair includes State Patrol, Airlift Northwest, Valley Regional Fire Authority, AFIS Fingerprint Division, Valley Com 911, child ID kits, Valley Swat. Booths, the Reptile Man, face painting, food. All ages welcome.

AuburnFest: 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 12, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Family-fun event featuring two entertainment stages, a beer garden, food concessions, craft and specialty vendors, community and nonprofit vendors, a car show, inflatable rides, a rock wall, train rides, pony rides, mini golf and much more. The festival also includes a Friday night 5K fun run, concert and movie and a Saturday parade at 11 a.m. on Main Street in downtown Auburn.

Auburn’s Summer Cruise-Ins: 4-7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Aug. 17, Sept. 21, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Staged at the former Big Daddy’s Drive In site at Les Gove Park and hosted by the Solid Rock Cruisers. Bring the family down for music and great classic cars. Participants must enter from 12th Street SE & J Street SE. Solid Rock Cruisers accepting donations for the Auburn Food Bank. For more information contact: Solid Rock Cruisers, 206-409-3747,


Seventh annual See Ya Later Golf Tournament: Aug. 12, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Schedule: 12 p.m., lunch, check-in opens; 1 p.m., golf rules and opening ceremony; 1:30 p.m., shotgun start; 6:30 p.m., dinner, silent raffle and prizes. Fee: $125 basic player package; $200 premium player package. Sponsorships available, levels vary from $100 to $2,500; hole sponsorships $500. Donations of items to help the foundation raise funds through a silent raffle or from a golfer prize inventory are greatly appreciated. Contact Wendy Buchanan at or 253-951-6491 regarding donations and raffle prizes. Register at The See Ya Later Foundation is a nonprofit, faith-based and nondenominational organization designed to help families fraught by a medical crisis.

Sixth annual Barkfest & Rover Romp: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Aug. 26, Roegner Park, 601 Oravetz Road SE, Auburn. Fundraiser presented by the Auburn Valley Humane Society benefits homeless and abandoned animals in the community. Participants are encouraged to collect pledges prior to the event. Bring your dog for the 3K and 5K walk/run and enjoy demonstrations, a vendor village of booths, dog contests, inflatable obstacle course, adoptable pets and other activities. Entry: $35 for pre-registration $40 day of the event. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit

Revisit the Legend of Steppenwolf Concert: 6-9 p.m. Sept. 30, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn. Benefit to help lost, abandoned and homeless animals at Auburn Valley Humane Society. Doors open at 6 p.m. with a raffle and auction baskets; CD’s and T-shirts from the band. All-ages show. Ticket prices starting at $25. Pre-order sales ends at noon, Sept. 29. Remaining tickets available at the box office one hour prior to the show starting at 6. To purchase tickets or for questions, visit, or call AVHS at 253-249-7849.

Stand Up for Valley Cities: 5:30 p.m. Sept. 30, Seattle Design Center, Georgetown, 5701 6th Ave. S., Seattle. Evening of comedy featuring David Granirer and his Stand Up for Mental Health comics, along with dinner, a silent auction, dessert dash, and fund-a-need, benefitting Valley Cities mental health and substance use treatment services. Tickets: $100 for individuals, two for $190, or be a table captain for $750 for a group of eight. For tickets, visit Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Scott Sciuchetti at For more information,


Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit

Free Fitness in the Park: 6-7 p.m., through Aug. 3, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, or Sunset Park, 1420 69th St. SE. All classes are open to all ages (youth 12 and under must be accompanied by a participating adult) and all fitness levels. • Mondays through July 31, Tai Chi, Les Gove Park; • Tuesdays through Aug. 1, Zumba, Sunset Park; • Wednesdays through Aug. 2, Bootcamp, Les Gove Park; • Thursdays through Aug. 3, Yoga for Beginners, Sunset Park.

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? 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 Val Brustad, 253-854-7658.


Auburn Valley Humane Society: 6-8 p.m., third Wednesdays of the month; 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays of the month, AVHS shelter, 4910 A St. SE, Auburn. Volunteer orientation and trainings. Stop by the shelter or AVHS thrift store, 1123 E. Main St., to pick up a volunteer application or download one from and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit


Clothing bank: 10-11 a.m. Saturdays, Northwest Family Church, 3535 Auburn Way S. Serving the community. Clients may come once a month. ID is required for new clients and proof of children (insurance card) is needed. If you have just moved into the area, then a bill with your current address will be sufficient. Homeless community is welcome. ID is required and not an address. The clothing bank is free and supported through donations from the community and church. The Clothing Bank serves Auburn, Algona and Pacific only. For more information, visit


Auburn Noon Lions: Meets Tuesdays, noon, Auburn Golf Course banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. $12 for lunch, $5 for dessert and beverage. For more information, contact Ed Butler at 253-929-9358 or

Auburn Garden Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 8, William C. Warren Building, Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. NE, Auburn. Special guest: Marianne Binetti, a nationally known horticulturist, author and newspaper columnist. For further information, please email or contact Dianne at 253-839-6023

Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets noon, Wednesdays, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Programs: For more information, visit

Kiwanis Club of The Valley: Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 St. NE, Auburn. For more information, visit

Rainier Audubon Society: Groups meets regularly, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 – 51st Ave. S. Public welcome.

Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 420 E. Main St., beginning Nov. 3. Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Visitors are welcome.

Soroptimist International of Auburn: Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month at noon at the Auburn Golf Course banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. For more information, visit or email

South King County Genealogical Society: 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturday of every month (except July, August and December), Wesley Homes-Lea Hill, J.W. McKenna Assembly Hall, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Welcome genealogists or anyone interested in learning about family history.

Save Our Fish, Auburn Chapter, Puget Sound Anglers: Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), 6 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 4002 A St. SE. Learn fishing techniques and hot spots from guest speakers and chapter experts. For more information, visit


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


Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays. Ages 2 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Pajama Story Times: 7 p.m. Tuesdays. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Kaleidoscope Play & Learn-Spanish: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Mondays. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing. Play & Learn is in English but presenter speaks Spanish.

Building Club: 1:30-3 p.m. July 26. Ages 7 and older, ages 2 to 6 with adult. Come to the library for an unstructured, creative play open house. Stay for the entire event or pop in for a few minutes. We supply the building materials, you supply the imagination.

The Flower City Story Workshop: 2 p.m. July 29. Presented by Live Paint. Ages 3 and older with adult. Enjoy a whimsical tale about children who use their imagination to save a city where flowers are no longer allowed. Learn when it’s best to plant and grow flowers and create a butterfly puppet. All supplies provided.


Harry Potter’s Birthday Party: 1-4 p.m. July 27. Middle and high school ages. Celebrate everything Harry Potter at the library. Pizza, dessert, movies and games. Costumes encouraged.


English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Presented by Green River College. Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversations skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. Registration required. Registration required.

One-on-One Job Assistance: Do you need help starting the online job application process? Get a free email account, start a resume, start an online job search, or navigate the job application process during a 45-minute appointment. For more information or to set up an appointment, call the library at 253-931-3018.

Need Help from DSHS?: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays. Do you need help from the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS)? The Department of Social and Health Services is a lifeline providing the basics of daily living to Washington residents who need a helping hand. DSHS and its partners provide protection, comfort, food assistance, cash assistance and a host of other services. Stop by our table to ask questions, get advice, and sign up for assistance.No appointment necessary

RISE Employment Services through Neighborhood House: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. RISE (Resources to Initiate Successful Employment) offers assistance in obtaining employment by providing services such as comprehensive case management, and employment and training assistance. Eligible candidates will have access to bus tickets or gas voucher for appointments, interview clothes, and community resource referrals for housing and childcare.


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

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Insider Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. $25/members; $35/non-members (includes lunch). Register online through the chamber. For more information, contact Karen Wickstrom at 253-833-0700 or

Inaugural Community Resource Fair: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 5, Kent Regional Library, 212 Second Ave. N. Fee event. Participating organizations include C2education; Green River College; Auburn Food Bank; Kent Public Health Center; Michael P Anderson Aerospace Program; ANEW; YearUp; Bellevue College; Apple Coordinated Care; Denali Credit Union; Kent Smiles; Escape to Peace; and Valley Medical Center. Hosted by Eileen & Callie’s Place, a local nonprofit organization established to support young ladies, ages 18-24, who have aged out of the foster care system. For more information, contact the executive director, Dr. Natalie Ellington, at 567-233-2632 or via email at


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

• Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.

• Lunch: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $6 for those younger than 60.

• Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cents suggested donation for refreshments.

• Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

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


Volunteer opportunities: The center’s meals-on-wheels and respite programs need help to provide services to seniors. Please call 253-288-7441 or 253-931-3016, if interested.

Auburn Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program serving the community needs volunteers to help its senior participants. The group meets weekly at the center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The program allows caregivers to enjoy a worry-free day off while the participant enjoys socialization, companionship and lunch. For more information, contact program director Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510.

Pacific Algona Senior Center, 100 Third Ave SE, Pacific, 253-929-1153.

Serving seniors: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No annual fee. Monday free lunch, Tuesday-Friday lunch provided by Catholic Community Services. Senior bus trips to local stores and events. Crafts and card making.



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.-noon, or

“Wedding Singer, the Musical”: 7 p.m. July 28, 29; 2 p.m. July 29, 30. Auburn Community Players presents romantic musical. “The Wedding Singer” takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie. Set in 1985, rock star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.Tickets: $15 regular; $13 student/senior.


At 702 Fourth St. NE. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or


Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Live music and wine tasting on the first Saturday of each month, 7-9 p.m. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.


7 p.m. Thursdays, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road. Admission: $20 adults, $10 children. Sunsets at Mary Olson concerts designed for families. Bring a picnic meal, lay back on the lawn and enjoy an evening of music. For more information, call 253-887-7777, email or visit

• Aug. 3: American Gems. ASO strings with principal cellist and Auburn resident Brian Wharton present a quartet concert filled with standards from American pop culture, including works by Philip Glass, Gershwin and more.


Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Children’s outdoor concert series includes music, puppets, magic and fun. Spraypark and playground are close by. Pack a lunch, swimsuit and towels. ArtRageous hands-on art activities offered at all events. Presented by Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation: 253-931-3043 or

Aug. 2 – Eric Herman & the Thunder Puppies; Aug. 9 – The Magic of Jeff Evans; Aug. 16 – Professor Banjo; Aug. 23 – Elephant Umbrella (bonus concert at Game Farm Park courtesy of Auburn Library)


Thursdays, 12- 1 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 25 W. Main St. A lively, eclectic music series. Visit the plaza for lunch and a free outdoor concert.

July 27 – Chris Anderson; Aug. 3 – The Fentons; Aug. 10 – Wally & The Beavs


Fridays, July 28-Aug. 11, various parks in Auburn. Live entertainment and blockbuster movies for whole family. All events feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.

July 28, Lea Hill Park, corner of 124th Ave. SE and 316th St. SE, 6 p.m. – The Zaniac Comedy Show; 7 p.m. – That 80’s Show; movie at dusk – “Sing” (PG)

Aug. 4, Sunset Park, 1420 69th St. SE, 6 p.m. – Mister G; 7 p.m. – Hall Pass Band; movie at dusk – “Moana” (PG)

Aug. 11, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, 6 p.m. – Eric Ode; 7p.m. – Rain City Time Machine; movie at dusk – “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (PG-13)


Poetry at the Rainbow Café: 7-9 p.m. first Monday of the month, at the café, 112 E. Main St. Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited.


Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion Potluck: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 5, Rio Verde Clubhouse, 1402 22nd St NE, Auburn. For additional information, call 253 880-2500.

Federal Way High Class of ’67: Aug. 5. Catch up with old friends, a little barbecue, some music and memorabilia. Tickets: $10. For more details, see the reunion page on, or text or call Pam at 206-595-8438.

Auburn High Class of ’57: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26, Auburn Fraternal Order of Eagles, 702 M St. SE. Celebrating 60-year reunion. For more information, contact Ruth Zahradnek Fletcher at 253-833-5276.

Auburn High Class of ’77: 6-11 p.m. Sept. 23, Green River College, Lindbloom Student Union Building, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. 40th class reunion. Cost: $50 per person. For more information, call 253-350-0071, email or visit


Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley. MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit

Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has four leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 2 through 14). Call 253-315-3125 to schedule an audition. For more information, visit



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 or call 253-288-7439.


Salish Modern, Innovative Art with Ancient Roots: July 12-Dec. 17. Spotlighting contemporary pieces inspired by Coast Salish Native traditions. Kenneth (Greg) Watson guest curates. He has brought together artwork borrowed from galleries, museums, artists and collectors to provide a stunning overview of the surprisingly modern work of today’s Salish artists. Salish Modern is sponsored by: 4Culture, Association of Tribal Art Dealers of America (ATADA), City of Auburn Arts Commission, Hugh and Jane Ferguson Foundation, and Tulalip Tribe Charitable Contributions.


Late Play Date: 6-8 p.m., first Thursday of every month. Drop-in for free admission and themed activities perfect for families with children 3-12 years of age. No registration required.


Located at 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Call 253-288-7433 or for event information and tickets.

Open hours: Noon-5 p.m. June 24-Aug. 27. Take your family on a trip back in time to Mary Olson Farm. Kids will love meeting the cow, chickens and mini donkeys and going on a tour of the Olson’s farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved historic farms in King County.

8th annual Hops and Crops Music & Beer Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 16. The 21-and-over event includes a beer garden with 30-plus craft brews and ciders from local breweries and live music performances that showcase the eclectic Northwest music scene. Bands represent roots, indie-Americana, reggae/ska and garage funk. Guests can bring camp chairs or blankets to sit back and enjoy the music, take a tour of the historic farmhouse, learn more about hops at the Hops Craze exhibit or try their hand at classic lawn games. All proceeds from the event support educational programming at the farm. Tickets: $15 online in advance, $20 at the gate. Hops & Crops is sponsored by Reber Ranch.


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