Emerald Downs Fireworks Spectacular:
July 3. Special post time is 5 p.m. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 253-288-7711 or emeralddowns.com.
Pacific Days 2008: 4-9 p.m. July 11; 9 a.m.-
10 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Event includes parades, laser tag, car show, cake walks, raffles, vendors, live music, food, crafts and more. Admission: Free. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific. 253-351-9177 or www.pacificpartnerships.org.
Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays,
July 16-Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: July 16, Cap’n Arrr; 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 www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
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 www.auburnwa.gov.
“Tee Up For the Troops” Golf Tournament:
8 a.m. July 9. Event proceeds go to American Lake Veteran’s Hospital in Lakewood to provide exercise equipment to injured veterans returning from Iraq. Cost: $50, includes lunch. Jade Greens Golf Course, 18330 S.E. Lake Holm Road, Auburn. 253-931-8562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Eagles Club Dinner and Silent
Auction: 5:30-10 p.m. July 18. Includes a prime rib dinner, raffles and silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefit domestic violence programs in Auburn. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. email@example.com.
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 7-11 (“Firebird”); 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 www.auburnwa.gov.
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. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of classes, including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Summer camps and teen outings also available. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.
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. www.auburn.wednet.edu.
Brooklake Community Church Friendship Trek Bible School: 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25. Cost: $10 donation; registration required. 629 S. 356th St., Federal Way. 253-838-7522 or www.brooklake.org.
Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary
Celebration: Aug. 2-3. Aug. 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or email@example.com.
Blood drives in Auburn: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3 at Composite Solutions Corporation, 1820 W. Valley Highway; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
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.
Yoga classes: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fridays. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.
“Connecting for Success”
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. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• 4th of July Gaming in Les Grove Park!: Noon July 4. Open to teens.
• Anime and Manga Club: 4 p.m. July 7.
• “Wetland Wildlife”: 2 p.m. July 7. Open to ages 4 and older to explore the birds, bugs and other creatures that thrive in the wetlands. Registration required.
• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. July 8. Topic: “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-30. Teens can play Wii and GameCube video games at the library.
• “Insects In Your Own Backyard”: 2 p.m. July 14. Open to ages 4 and older. Registration required.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
•Woodcarving classes: 5-8 p.m. July 14 and 21; 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 25. Offered by the Northwest Carvers Association. Children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.
• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.
Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6. Performers: July 9, Texas Tall Boys and Correo Aereo; July 16, Yahboy!; 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 www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
“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. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.
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.
Summer Sounds and Cinema: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 25-Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a moview 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 www.auburnwa.gov.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. July 2, 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.
Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.
Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
Celebrate the Horse: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 5-6. Festival features horsemanship seminars, clinics and demonstrations, pony rides, carriage rides, art displays and author booths. Proceeds benefit People Helping Horses nonprofit organization. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.celebratethehorse.org.
Kent Cornucopia Days:
July 10-13. Features parade, street fair, dragon boat races, skateboarding and football competitions, live performances, art show, carnival and more. Downtown Kent. www.kcdays.com.
King County Fair: 10 a.m.-
8 p.m. July 18-19; 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. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.
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 www.sshga.org.