USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or

USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or

82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or


“Anne of Green Gables” auditions: 7-9 p.m. April 1 and 3. Open audition for ages 16 and older to perform in the Heavier Than Air Family Theatre musical. Strong singing, dancing and acting skills required. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 4966.


Auburn Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert—“The Bohemian Life”: 7:30 p.m. April 26; 2:30 p.m. April 27. Pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes before performances. Cost: $17-$25. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-939-8509 or


“The Wizard of Oz”: 7 p.m. March 28-29; 3 p.m. March 29-30. Musical retells the classic story by L. Frank Baum. Presented by Heavier Than Air Family Theatre. Recommended for ages 6 and older. Cost: $10. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400 (weekdays) or ext. 4966 (weekends).

“Honk! Jr.”: 7:30 p.m. April 1-3. Story is adaptation of “The Ugly Duckling.” Presented by the Rainier Middle School Drama Club. Cost: $3-$5. Rainer Middle School, 30620 116th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

“Northwest Bookshelf 2—the Stories Continue!”: 2 p.m. April 5. Part of the 2008 Avenue Kids Series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043, 253-833-5678 or

“Romeo and Juliet”: 7:30 p.m. April 18. Presented by the Seattle Shakespeare Company. Cost: $11.50-$15. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043.


Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. First-Friday performers: April 4, Mike Nelson Trio; April 25, Rachael Contoerer Quartet; May 2, Steve Albpucq Trio; Saturday, May 10, Coco Loco. Ongoing: The third Friday of each month, Doug Ostgard Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.


Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago: 7:30 p.m. March 28. The nation’s original jazz dance company comes to Auburn. Cost: $11.50-$15. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

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.

Children’s Dance Theater: April 15, start of eight-week spring dance classes. 14 B St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-7685 or

Special Events

Auburn Senior Activity Center Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 28; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 29. 808 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3016.

“Clothing Our Community” event: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 29. Individuals and families in need can come pick out free clothes donated by community members. Also, 10 a.m.-noon, footballer Sonny Sixkiller to sign autographs. Auburn Riverside High School gym, 501 Oravetz Road S.E., Auburn. 253-804-5161 ext. 3390.

Woodcarving Competition: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. March 29; 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30. All are welcome to vote for the chainsaw-carved Bigfoot statue to replace the one stolen from Village Chiropractic last year. Features woodcarving competition, giveaways and more. Village Chiropractic, 1411 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way.

Pacific Disaster Fair: Noon-

4 p.m. April 5. City to host experts in the field of emergency preparedness. Pacific/Algona Community Center, 100 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific. 253-929-1151.

Rainier Christian Schools 11th annual Auction: 5-9:30 p.m. April 12. Theme: “Run the Race.” Program includes prime rib and salmon dinner, and silent and live auctions. Cost: $55; registration requested by April 2. Proceeds go toward school programs, projects and scholarships. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 425-255-7273 or

Pea Patch Program Opens: April 12. Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department will rent out plots for urban gardeners to raise their own produce. Cost: $25 for Auburn residents; $32 for non-residents. Location: Behind the Metro Park & Ride on 15th Avenue Northeast. 253-931-3043.

Foster Kids Shoe Drive: Through April 13. Donors can bring new shoes for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Call for details, directions. 888-887-5337 or

“Paving the Road to Recovery” Auction and Community Awards Dinner: 6 p.m. April 25. Presented by Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation. Cost: $45. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-876-3422.

Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m. May 10. Volunteers needed for annual community service projects in four local parks. Breakfast provided for volunteers at City Hall. Registration required. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or


Parenting workshops in Spanish: 6-8 p.m. March 26. Open to parents of middle and high school students. Refreshments and childcare provided. Family Resource Center Children’s Home Society of Washington, 4338 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 206-296-8405.

Forestry workshop: 6-9 p.m. March 27. Topics: “Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification,” “Transfer of Development Rights” and “Forestry-based Carbon Offsets.” Cost: Free. Registration required. Enumclaw Library, 1700 First St. 360-316-9317, ext. 2, or

“Do it Herself”: 9:30 a.m.-

3 p.m. March 29. Basic home repair workshop for women. Registration required. Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2547, or

“Packing Light and Right”:

9 a.m. March 29. Presented by Auburn Association of Educational Office Professionals. Cost: $5. Auburn Riverside Theater, 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn. 253-931-4990.

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: April 5-June 7, “Human Resource Generalist Certificate”; and April 6, “Fused Glass Garden Art.” Call for details and cost. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Natural Yard Care program: 7-9 p.m. April 10, 17 and 24. Learn to minimize chemical pesticide use, conserve water and reduce yard waste going to landfills. Cost: Free. Mt. Baker Middle School, 620 37th St. S.E.


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

• Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m. April 7. Open to teenagers.

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. April 8.

• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, April 9-30. Teens can play Guitar Hero, DDR and other Wii and GameCube games at the library.

• Super Smash-A-Thon: 2 p.m. April 10. Open to teens to play the new Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii. Registration: 2 p.m. Gaming: 3 p.m.

Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:

• Northwest Carvers Association woodcarving demonstrations: 5-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month through April. 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


“Tutu Tales”: 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month. Free story time features a dance themed book, creative movement exercises and coloring pages. Children’s Dance Theater, 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. 253-833-7685 or


AARP Tax Aide Program:

10 a.m.-2 p.m. through April 12. Volunteers will provide free tax assistance. Bring a copy of last year’s tax return, all current tax documents, photo ID and Social Security Card. Call for appointments, details. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253-931-3018.

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

• 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.

• Movie screenings: 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free.

• 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.

• 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.


Cascade Warbirds seeking WWII Vets: May 19-26. WWII bomber air crew and ground crew veterans invited to join the Cascade Warbirds in hosting the B-17 visit to the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Veterans will greet and share experiences with visitors during the exhibit’s run. Call or e-mail for details. 206-571-1777 or

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or