Dog Trot Fun Run: 9 a.m. May 31. 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 www.auburnwa.gov.
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 www.pasadosafehaven.org/SPAYSTATION/spay_station.htm.
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. www.auburnwa.gov.
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 www.auburnwa.gov.
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 www.auburnwa.gov.
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. Vendor applications available through May 30. 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 www.auburnwa.gov.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blood drives in Auburn: Noon-6 p.m. May 31 at Wal-Mart, 1425 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
Meditation workshop: 3 p.m. May 31. Open to all ages and abilities. Cost: Free. Federal Way Library, 848 S. 320th St., Federal Way. 425-753-0634.
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.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m. June 2. Open to teens.
• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. June 10. Topic: “Memoir from Antproof Case” by Mark Helprin.
• “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program: June 16, program starts. Pick up program booklets at the library.
• Board Game Night and Read Three Kick-off Event: 6:30 p.m. June 20. Open to teenagers.
• Anime Movie Screening—“Princess Mononoke”: 2 p.m. June 21. Open to teenagers.
• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. June 23.
• Friends of the Auburn Library: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.
• Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Canceled June 21.
• Teen Book Group: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.
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 June. 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.
“Tutu Tales”: 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, September-June. 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 www.geocities.com/childrensdancetheater.
“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. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.
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. email@example.com or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.
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 Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. 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.
• 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. 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.
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.
Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. June 10 and July 8. Veterans and their families can get assistance in applying for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs from a Disabled American Veterans Service Officer. Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. 253-859-6439.
Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
Meeker Days: June 20-22. Includes exhibits, pancake breakfast (June 21) and more. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.
Kent Chamber of Commerce 30th annual Golf Classic: Noon-9 p.m. July 14. Tournament fees include lunch, dinner and drinks. Call for cost. Registration required by June 27. Washington National Golf Club, 14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn. www.kentchamber.com.
“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 www.fwchorale.org.
“I Hate Hamlet”: 7:30 p.m. May 29-31; also 2 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 30-31 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 www.experience-art.org.
Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Ongoing: The third Friday of each month, Doug Ostgard Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: May 31, Dog Leg Preacher; June 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog; 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. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
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 www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Pacific Ballroom Dance Company—“Feelin’ Good!”: 7:30 p.m. May 30; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 31. Cost: $15 for evening performances; $10 for matinee. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. www.pacificballroom.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.