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Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Street will be closed off during sale. Main Street, between Auburn Way South and Auburn Avenue.

Special Events

Downtown Auburn Sidewalk Sale: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 19; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Street will be closed off during sale. Main Street, between Auburn Way South and Auburn Avenue.

Auburn On Stage! Auditions: 1-4 p.m. July 19-20. Auburn’s version of “American Idol” open to Auburn residents 16 and older. Junior version open to ages 8-15. Finalist concert will take place Aug. 1. Cost: $10; registration required. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or

Algona Days: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. July 19; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. July 20. Features a car show, parade, lawn mower races, vendors, food, games, pie-eating contest, music, Saturday night street dance (7-11 p.m.) and more. Downtown Algona.


Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays through Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: July 23, Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll; July 30, magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

DogVenture Day: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. Come for games, contests and prizes for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be family-friendly and on leash. Cost: Free; registration requested. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770 or


Auburn Eagles Yard Sale:

8 a.m.-4 p.m. July 25-26. Donations of clean, working items welcome. Seller tables available; call for details. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-2362.

Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 26. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Optimist Club. Register for table space by July 25. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road. 253-833-0970, ext. 7305, or

Church Women United Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9. Proceeds benefit nonprofit agencies in Kent and Auburn. Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn. 253-735-5167.

Pacific-Algona Two-City Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Algona-Pacific Senior Center. Maps and instructions available at the Pacific Post Office, 111 Third Avenue S.E. 253-735-9079.


Auburn ballet camps: 9-11:30 a.m. July 21-25 (“Nutcracker”); Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella”). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Children’s Dance Theater Camp: 9-11:30 a.m.

July 28-Aug. 1. Camp for ages 3-7 features dancing, stories and crafts. Theme: “Swan Lake.” Bring snacks and a painting smock. Cost: $75; registration required by noon July 25. 14 B St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-7685 or

Auburn Summer Music Camp: August 4-8. 8-9:30 a.m., Junior Camp, for second-fifth grade with no prior musical experience; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Camp, for students entering fifth-ninth grade with one or more years of musical experience. Cost: $50 for junior camp; $65 for youth camp. Registration required. E-mail or see Web site for details. or


Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program:

Through Aug. 22. Children ages 1-18 can come to various parks, schools and community locations for free meals during the summer. Nutritious meals served daily. Cost: Free. See Web site for list of meal program locations.


Blood drives: 10:30 a.m.-

1:30 p.m. July 20 at First United Methodist Church of Auburn, 100 N St. S.E.; 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 22 at Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. N.W.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31 at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

Step Aerobic/Weights Class: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $79 for 10 weeks. King County Fire Department No. 44, Station 92, 31709 Kent-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623.


“Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 7:30-

9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15, includes buffet breakfast. Auburn Elks Lodge, 2402 Auburn Way N.

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

• Anime Movie Screening—“Akira”: 2:30 p.m. July 19. Open to teens.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. July 21 and Aug. 25.

• “‘Toadally’ Amphibians—Nature Discovery Series”: 2 p.m. July 21. Learn about local frogs, lizards, salamanders and toads. Open to ages 4 and older; ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

• Cosplay Workshop: 7 p.m. July 22.

• “A Bug’s Tale”: 3:30 p.m. July 24. Ages 3 and older can enjoy stories and songs from a bug’s point of view.


Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year Reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. or

Auburn High School Class of 1958 50-year Reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.

Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.

Auburn High School 1964 Class Potluck Picnic: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-939-0627 or

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1988 Reunion: Sept. 13. Call for details. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-644-1044 or

Auburn High School Class of 1978 Reunion: Oct. 3. Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 425-644-1044 or


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 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: Noon Mondays-Fridays. Registration for lunch begins at 11 a.m. Choose from soup and sandwich or the main meal menu. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for those younger than 60.

• Monday Supper Club: 5-6 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Cost: $5; registration required.

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

• Enhance Wellness Program: Registered nurse and social worker are on-site to help individuals work towards their own health and wellness goals. Call for details.


Toby Keith’s Biggest and Baddest Tour: 7:30 p.m. July 19. Keith’s special guests include Montgomery Gentry, Carter’s Chord, Mica Roberts and Trailer Choir. Cost: $32-$63.75. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888, or

KUBE 93 Summer Jam: 2 p.m. July 20. Cost: $26.50-$80. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or

Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate; July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Auburn Free Kids Summerstage Series: Weekly Wednesday shows, at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Each show begins at noon. Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll, July 23; magician Jeff Evans, July 30; Alleyoop! Allen Hirsh, Aug. 6; juggler Mario Lorenz, Aug. 13. or call 253-931-3043.

“Out Cry—Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band to perform pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.

Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. or


Summer Sounds and Cinema: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 25-Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: July 25, Pop Offs and “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”; Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray”; Aug. 15, The Raggedy Ann’s and “Bee Movie”; Aug. 22, Islanders and “The Sandlot.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.


Bon Odori Dance Festival: 5-9:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Japanese folk dances, Taiko drum performance and food booths. Cost: Free. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or


King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase, rooster crowing contest and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw.

Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 6:30-11 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 26-27. Friday events are free. Weekend features pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic Kennel competition, athletic contests, traditional Scottish food and more. Cost: $10-$15 per day; $14-$22 for two-day pass; free for children 4 and younger. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. 206-522-2541 or