Special Events

Special Events

Dog Trot Fun Run: 9 a.m. today. Registration, 8 a.m. Family-oriented 3K fun run for all ages held in conjunction with Petpalooza. Proof of vaccination required for all dogs. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 on the day. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. June 3. Sign in: 6:30 a.m. The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic, will offer free or low-cost services to pet owners. Microchipping also available. Safeway, 101 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 360-793-7729 or

Bicycle Safety Fair: 10 a.m.-

2 p.m. June 7. Open to ages 6-14. Features bicycle skills course, helmet fittings, bike inspections, free hot dogs, raffles and more. Cost: Free. Presented by the Auburn Optimist Club. Auburn Eagles parking lot, 702 M St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-2770.

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

June 20. Features activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, mini golf and more for children ages 4-11. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn.

Skate the Bowl II: Noon June 21. Registration, 10 a.m.; warm-up time, 11 a.m.; competition starts, noon. Open to all skill levels in three age groups: 10 and younger; 11-14; and 15 and older. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 on the day. Brannan Park’s Skatebowl,

611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Battle of the Bands VII: 1 p.m. June 21. Tune-up time, noon; competition starts, 1 p.m. Open to bands with at least one member living in Auburn or attending an Auburn school. Cost: $25 per band; registration required by June 6. Brannan Park, 611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Fourth of July Festival:

11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Features kids’ bike parade, live entertainment, games, car show, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, vendors, food and more. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

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

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


Young Life Rummage Sale: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31. Sale includes furniture, bicycles, clothes and more. All proceeds go toward scholarships for children to attend Young Life summer camp. Call to make donations. 1031 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn. 253-735-3247.

Cell Phone Drive: Through June 1. Donors can drop off used cell phones – in any condition – to aid domestic violence victims. Some will be given as 911 phones; others will be recycled for cash to aid domestic violence victims and their families. Goal is 300 cell phones by June 1. Drop-off point: Auburn Police Department lobby, 340 E. Main St., Suite 201. 253-261-6536.

Fifth annual Young Life Volleyball Tournament: 7-10:30 p.m. June 6. Features competitive and family brackets. Must have six people minimum per team. Proceeds go toward sending children to Young Life camp. Cost: $10 per person. Auburn High School, 800 Fourth St. N.E. 253-735-3247.

Silent Auction for Sgt. Marni Perius-Glista Scholarship Fund: 1-5 p.m. June 8. Auburn Eagles Club, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn.


Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: May 31, “Design Your Travel Plans Using the Internet”; June 2-27, “Floral Design Program.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: June 3, “Company Plan Distribution Options”; June 10, “Real Estate, the Economy and the Stock Market”; June 17, “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors”; June 24, “Global Outlook and Opportunities.” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Twilight Tours—“Timber Stand Improvement”: June 17. Tour a family forest in the Auburn-Black Diamond area that was precommercially thinned, and learn about the Landowner Incentive Program that helps fund similar stewardship projects. Cost: Free. Call for details. 206-205-3132 or


State Military and Veterans Affairs Committee meeting: 1-3 p.m. June 4. Committee to discuss the growing need in Washington for a veterans’ brain trauma center. All are welcome. Buckley Armory, 455 N. River Road, Buckley.


“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 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.


Al-Anon Family Group Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Holy Family Catholic Church, 505 17th St. S.E., Auburn; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn; 10 a.m. Saturdays in the back room of the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-625-0000 or

Auburn Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: 10 a.m. the first Friday of the month. Topic: June 6, “The Worst and the Best Thing about Having Parkinson’s Disease.” Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place S.E., Auburn. 253-876-6014.

Celebrate Recovery: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Event includes: meal, 6-7 p.m.; large group worship, 7-8 p.m.; small open group, 8-9 p.m. Twelve-step recovery program to help free people from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Cost: $3 for meal. Grace Community Church 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-5660 or


Auburn Garden Club: 1 p.m.

the second Tuesday of the month. Cost: $1 donation.

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-874-5841 or 253-839-6023.


“Ye Shall Have a Song”:

8 p.m. May 31; 2:30 p.m. June 1. Federal Way Chorale’s spring concert features the concert version of “Porgy and Bess.” Cost: $15-$18; free for children 12 and younger. St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 515 S. 312th St., Federal Way. 253-250-3326 or


“I Hate Hamlet”: 2 and 7:30 p.m. May 31. Presented by Enumclaw’s Plateau Community Players. Cost: $5-$10. 550 Semanski St. S., Enumclaw.

“Lysistrata” and “The Mousetrap”: 7:30 p.m. May 31 and June 6-7. Double-bill shows presented by Theatre Extempore. Cost: $7-$9. Green River Community College Performing Arts Building, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 6-29. Three actors set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or

“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 14-15 and 19-21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or


Comedy Night at the Ave:

7:30 p.m. June 19. Performers: Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Not recommended for children. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or


Pacific Ballroom Dance Company—“Feelin’ Good!”: 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. today. Cost: $15 for evening performances; $10 for matinee. APAC, 700 E. Main St.