Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
South King County Candidate Forum: 5:30- 8 p.m. Oct. 26, Kent Memorial Park Building, 850 Central Ave. N. Presented by APACE (Asian Pacific Islander Americans for Civic Empowerment). Featuring candidates from legislative districts 30, 31, 33 and 47. Doors open and food served at 5:30 p.m. Free. Public welcome. Learn more at apacevotes.org.
Halloween Harvest Festival and Les Gove Park Trunk-or-Treat: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Les Gove Park, Rec and Auburn Community & Event Center, 910 9th St. SE. Treat for kids ages 2-10 and their families. Games, crafts, a photo booth and trunk-or-treating around the park’s trail. Bring canned and boxed food to support the Auburn Food Bank. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit auburnwa.gov.
53rd Auburn Veterans Parade: 11 a.m., Nov. 10, downtown. Flags, families and thousands of veterans will line Main Street. Parade proceeds west on Main from E Street Southeast to A Street Northwest near City Hall over a period of approximately 2½ hours. More than 200 entries and nearly 6,000 parade participants showcasing American strength of will, endurance and purpose. The parade features more than 30 marching bands, local Junior ROTC units, honor guards, military units and antique military vehicles. Spectators are advised to arrive early and bring a folding chair, a flag and their best salute. For complete event information, parade rules and regulations and on-line parade registration, visit auburnwa. gov/vetsday.
AUBURN DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION
Zombie Pub Crawl: 7-10 p.m. Oct. 26. Stop by any participating business and receive a punch card. Collect punches from each participating business and when done, redeem the card for ghoulish prize.
Main Street Trick-Or-Treat: 5-7 p.m. Oct. 31. At participating businesses.
Pumpkin Painting Fest (All Ages): Noon-3 p.m. Oct. 27, B Street parking lot. Bring the kids for an afternoon of pumpkin painting, cider, fall treats and more. Get a fall-themed family or pet photo (cost applies). The event will be tented. Free.
CAToberfest: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 20, Renton Technical College, 3000 NE Fourth St., Renton. South County Cats hosts its 11th annual feline festival and fundraiser. Silent auction, kids activities, speakers, exhibits, art contest, cat-themed marketplace, food. Free. Donations of canned cat food or cash appreciated. Proceeds support South County Cats Spay/Neuter Assistance Organization. For more information, visit southcountycats.org.
Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary’s Christmas bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 27, Eagles hall, 702 M St. SE. Open to the public. Among the merchandise on sale are candles, Tupperware, hand-crafted wooden items, seasonal decorations, clothing, jewelry and baked goods. Lunch available for purchase beginning at noon. Raffle tickets are $1, with a drawing for prizes beginning at 3:30. Proceeds benefit local charities. For more information, call 253-833-2298.
PurpleStride Walk to End Pancreatic Cancer: 9 a.m. Oct. 28, Magnuson Park-Hanger 30, 7400 Sandpoint Way NE, Seattle. 5K run/walk, a fundraiser to support longtime Auburn dentist, Dr. John Carpenter, and his fight with cancer. Join Team Carp or simply donate to the team. Fee: $25, includes guaranteed T-shirt (Oct. 7 deadline); $30 (timed registration). Sign up at: support.pancan.org. Visit mstreetdentalauburn.com for details.
Shoe drive: Through Oct. 31. Auburn Mountainview High School’s swim team collecting new or used pairs of shoes of any kind through Oct. 31 as a program fundraiser. Goal is to collect 2,500 pairs of shoes. Shoes can be dropped off at Pugerudes, 118 Railroad Ave. S., Kent.
25th annual Harvest Breakfast: 7-8:30 a.m. Nov. 2, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. Sponsorship opportunities available. Tables of eight people are being reserved. Please provide your guest list no later than Oct. 22. For reservations, contact Debbie Christian, executive director of the food bank, at 253-833-8925, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 3. On the first Saturday of every month, October to December, February to June, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the nonprofit organization’s scholarship fund for Auburn School District seniors. For more information, call 253-227-7789.
“No Lunch” Lunch: Noon-1 p.m. Nov. 14, Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H. St. NE, Auburn. Join the Golden State Foods Foundation and the Auburn Food Bank to help hungry children and families. All proceeds benefit childhood feeding programs at the food bank. Sponsorship opportunities available. For more information or to register for the event, contact Laura Kniss at 253-321-5224, or Debbie Christian, executive director of the food bank, at 253-833-8925, or email@example.com.
Auburn Mountainview Booster Club Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE. Vendors, with students through their clubs and sports teams selling original art, crafts, jewelry, quilts, home decorations and other creative works. Food also for sale. For more information, contact event chair Kelly Wiggins-Crawford at AMHSWinterBazaar@gmail.com or visit amhsbooster.org/winter-bazaar/
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 Michael Bower, 206-569-7287.
AAA Driver Improvement Program: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 27, Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Course completion qualifies drivers 55 years of age and over for automobile insurance premium discounts. Cost: $18 per person. Pre-registration required. For enrollment information, call 206-243-3564.
Tire Rack Street Survival Teen Driving School: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 11, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave., Kent. Northwest Region SCCA hosting safety program. Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15 – 21. Forms, schedules and more information can be found online at streetsurvival.org. Cost is $95 per student, and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates.
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.-noon, or brownpapertickets.com.
Seattle International Comedy Competition: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9. Theater hosts two weeks of preliminary competition. Tickets: $21 and $18.
6 Guitars: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 3. A pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Chris Padgett shares the poignant stories of six distinct guitar playing characters with a mix of humor and breathtaking musicianship. Performing styles range from blues and jazz, to rock, classical, folk and country. Tickets: $21 and $18.
Joey Jewell’s Tribute to Frank Sinatra and Friends: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10. Take a swingin’ time trip back to the Las Vegas Strip. Joey Jewell’s performance combines the incomparable phrasing and vocal texture of Frank Sinatra, and evokes the swaggering spirit of Ol’ Blue Eyes and Vegas in their heyday. Jewell is backed by Jim Kerl’s Swing Session big band. Tickets are $21 and $18.
Jealous Dogs – Pretenders Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16. Seattle tribute band brings the music of Chrissie Hynde and The Pretenders to life with passion and appreciation. Tickets are $21, $18.
White River Valley Museum
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.
Sasquatch, Ancient Native Perspectives on the Mysterious Beings of the Woods: Opens July 11, through Dec. 16. It examines ancient Native oral histories documenting the possible presence of mysterious humanoid beings that live deep within the Pacific Northwest forests.
Story Club, Big Questions for Inquiring Young Minds: 4-5 p.m. Oct. 11. Not all picture books are fairytales. Kids age 8-11 will engage in big questions with a snack, story time, discussion and exploration of a museum exhibit. October book: “Levi Strauss Gets a Bright Idea” by Toni Johnston. Free.
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.