Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
Art Walk and Wine Tasting fall event: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 14. Historic downtown welcomes Northwest artists, fine wines, craft beer and live music. Artists will display and sell original handmade-quality paintings, photography, sculptures and wearable artwork. No admission, but tasting tickets are $15 pre-sale (through Sept. 13) and $20 at the event and include eight 1-one ounce tastes and a custom glass. A walking map, tasting tickets, custom glass and age verification will be provided at the day of event at the information booths at Plaza Park on Main Street across from City Hall and the parking lot at the corner of East D and Main Streets. For more information or for wine tasting tickets, visit auburnartwalk.com.
Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 30, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S, Auburn. Featuring more than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, baked goods and hot ready-to-eat foods. Free to enter. Vendors will be selling products on site, prices vary. For more information, visit auburnfarmersmarket.org.
Washington State Fair: Aug. 31-Sept. 23. Closed Tuesdays and Sept. 5, Washington State Fair Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Concerts, rides, food, vendors, rodeo, animal exhibits, art and culture, interactive fun, special attractions. Labor Day weekend hours: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday. Post-Labor Day hours: 10:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10:30 a.m.- 10:30 p.m. Friday; 9:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sunday. Regular admission prices: adults $14; students (ages 6-12) and seniors (62 and older) $11; 5 and under free. Information: 253- 841–5045 (24-hour hotline), 253-845-1771 (office), or thefair.com
Cascade Gem & Mineral Show: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sept. 22; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 23, Green River College Student Union Building, 2401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Kids activities, demonstrations, more than 20 dealers, and a free rock for every child. Free parking. No admission. Info: cascademineralogicalsociety.org
School Safety Summit: 6:30-8 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Auburn High School commons, 711 E. Main St. Auburn School District, in partnership with the City of Auburn and the Auburn Council of PTAs, hosts free event. Community invited to join the discussion as school district staff, City staff, police, mental health specialists, drug and alcohol specialists and others come together to provide information and answer questions about the common goal of keeping students and the community safe.
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 Amercians for Civic Empowerment). Featuring candidates from legislative districts 30, 31, 33 and 47. Doors open and food served at 5:30 p.m. Forum begins at 6. Learn more at apacevotes.org.
Third annual Hot Rod Garage Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15, 615 15th St. SW, Auburn. Oddfellas Pub & Eatery presents the scholarship fundraiser, part of the Bus Barn Bonanza Bazaar and Flea Market. Food, music, prizes and awards. Free T-shirts and dash plaques will go to all vehicle entries. Vehicle entry time is 8 a.m. Registration fee is $20. For more information, call Tracie at 206-356-5359. Table spaces are available for $10. Vendor doors open at 8 a.m.
Eighth annual See Ya Later Dinner and Auction: 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Emerald Downs, 2300 Ron Crockett Drive. “Monopoly” theme. Dinner, live and silent auctions, prize drawing. Proceeds benefit the SYL Foundation, which helps families in medical crisis. Cost: $50 online or $60 at the door. Register no later than Sept. 30 to enter a prize drawing. Sponsors and donations wanted. Register at seeyalater.org.
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 6. Held 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.
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support) Resource Fair: 10 a.m.-noon, Sept. 29, Burien Community Center, 14700 6th Ave. SW, Burien. For new and expecting parents in Renton, Kent, Burien and surrounding South King County neighborhoods. Check out local resources for parents and see what they have to offer new families. Visit with local providers, hear about support and resources, enter to win a door prize. Featuring Families of Color Seattle: FOCS, NAPS Doulas, Nurturing Pathways, PALS Doulas, PEPS, Puget Sound Birth Center, Southwest Youth and Family Services, Valley Medical Center, Westside Baby. Free. To learn more and to register, visit eventbrite.com/e/new-expecting-parent-resource-fair-tickets-48700114353. To learn more about PEPS, go to peps.org.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit 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? 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.
Health screenings: Sept. 14, Grace Community Church, at 1320 Auburn Way S. Auburn-area residents can learn about their risk for cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other chronic, serious conditions with Life Line Screening screenings. Packages start at $149. Call 1-877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
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.
The ABBAgraphs: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 22. Seattle-based band recreates the pop magic of ABBA’s chart-topping, classic pop hits of the ’70s and early ’80s. Tickets: $21 adults, $18 students and seniors.
BowieVision: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28. Combining vocals, musicianship, Bowie-inspired costumes and stage presence, the seven-piece musical group brings passion and precision to songs from David Bowie’s eclectic career. Tickets: $21 adults, $18 students and seniors.
AveKids, Alex Zerve – Professional Zaniac: 2 p.m. Sept. 29. With the energy of 1,000 suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon. Jaws will drop as Alex bounces from one end of the stage to the other, juggling bowling balls, flaming torches and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card. Every volunteer the Zaniac brings on stage becomes a hero and leaves with a memory that they’ll remember the rest of their life. All tickets $10.
Sweet Emotion: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29. Performing Aerosmith’s greatest classic hits the way they are meant to be heard – live and loud. Tickets: $21 adults, $18 students and seniors.
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. Public is invited.
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.