Special Events

Special Events

ELL open house: 6-7:30 p.m., May 15, Terminal Park Elementary, 101 D St. SE Auburn. School’s English Language Learner (ELL) club to celebrate the diversity in the Auburn School District and to provide information and education to community members who do not speak English at home. Games, refreshments, bingo, demonstrations and more. 253-653-4611.

Kindergarten Roundup:

9:15-10:50 a.m. May 16. Students must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31, 2008, to enter kindergarten. Registration requested. Sawyer Woods Elementary School, 31135 228th Ave. S.E., Black Diamond. 253-373-7750.

“Prince Caspian” opening event: 2-4 p.m. May 17. Movie-goers can enjoy games, prizes, balloons and more celebrating the opening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Cost: Free. Regal Cinemas Auburn Stadium 17, 1101 Supermall Way. 253-735-8052.

Multi-Vendor Sales Event:

9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17. Sponsored by Women’s Home Business Resources. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St.,

Des Moines. 888-590-9744.

Terry Home 16th annual Show and Shine: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18. Breakfast served 7-10 a.m.; registration for car and bike show open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also includes games, raffles and Auburn Eagles open house. Cost: $15 for car, pickup or motorcycle registration. Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-5554, 253-630-7657 or

Ladies Spring Fair: Noon-

3 p.m. May 18. Features chair massages, jewelry, purses, skin-care products, candles and more. Refreshments provided. Auburn Elks Lodge 1808, 2402 Auburn Way N., Auburn.

The Ride of Silence: 6:30 p.m. May 21. Ride aims to raise awareness about cyclists, and mourn cyclists killed by motor vehicles. Wear black arm bands. Course runs through downtown Kent and Auburn. Cost: Free. Start and ending location: Kent Park & Ride, 902 W. James St.

Mountain View Cemetery Memorial Day Service: 10 a.m. May 26. Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn. 253-931-3028 or

American Legion Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony: 11 a.m. May 26. Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. N.E., Auburn. 253-939-5789 or

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

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 hotdogs, raffles and more. Cost: Free. Presented by the Auburn Optimist Club. Auburn Eagles parking lot, 702 M St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-2770.


Auburn Rotarians’ 25th annual Scholarship Show: 7 p.m. May 16. Features Blake Shelton, star of NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs,” along with music group Jypsi. Cost: $35. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 915 Fourth St. N.E. 253-833-6633 or

Relay for Life of Auburn: 5 p.m. May 16-noon May 17. Awareness and fundraiser event benefits the American Cancer Society. Auburn Memorial Field, 801 Fourth St. N.E. 206-406-3548.

Giant Lot Sale: May 17-18. Features vendor and craft booths. Booth spaces available for rent. Proceeds from booth rentals benefit the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. TOP Food and Drug, 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn. 253-876-1700.

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.


Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: May 15, “Small Business Marketing”; May 17-18, “Fused Glass Garden Art”; May 22, “How to Be an Executor of a Will”; May 29, “Developing a Business Plan”; 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.

Auburn’s Amazement Workshop: 6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21. Children ages 6-12 can learn magic tricks using everyday objects — paper clips, rubber bands, ropes and hands. Cost: $26 for residents; $33 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Auburn Senior Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3043 or

Financial literacy for domestic violence victims: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 27. Class will cover safety and finances, basic banking, budgeting and more. Childcare and transportation available. Cost: Free. Call for details. Held at confidential Southside location. 206-799-6209 or

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of continuing education classes including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Call for details. 253-931-3043,


Blood drives in Auburn: 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at the Auburn Relay for Life, 800 Fourth St. N.E.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21 at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21 at West Auburn High School, 401 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22 at Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road; noon-6 p.m. May 31 at Wal-Mart, 1425 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or


“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 Area Chamber Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. May 19. Brad Worthley to discuss “10 Critical Steps That Could Make or Break Your Business.” Cost: $18 by noon May 16; $23 thereafter. Fourth Floor Emerald Room at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 253-833-0700.


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 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.


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. 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

GriefWorks Family Night Series: 6:15-8:15 p.m. Thursdays through May 29. Includes light supper, crafts and discussion about the grieving process. Cost: $90 per family. GriefWorks office, 715 30th St. N.E., Auburn. 800-850-9420 or


“Sounds of Hawaii”: 7:30 p.m. May 16. Cost: $20; free for GRCC students with ID. Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

Live at the Ave—David Harsh: 2 p.m. May 18. Features original, spiritually-themed guitar music by musician Harsh. Auburn Avenue Theatre, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-833-5678.

Auburn High School Jazz & Show Choir Concert: 7:30 p.m. May 19. Cost: Free. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-931-4827.

All District Jazz Festival: 7 p.m. May 20. Features jazz bands from Auburn High School, Auburn Mountainview High School, Auburn Riverside High School, and Cascade, Olympic and Rainier middle schools. Cost: Free. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-931-4719, ext. 1517.

Auburn High School Spring Band Concert: 7:30 p.m. May 21. Features the school’s Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble. Cost: Free. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-931-4827.


“The Wiz”: 7:30 p.m. May 16-18; also 2 p.m. May 18. Presented by Thomas Jefferson High School Musical Theatre. Thomas Jefferson Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. 253-839-3774.

“Waiting for Godot”: 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. May 17. Presented by Auburn Senior High School Theatre Arts and the Auburn Actors’ Guild. Not recommended for ages 12 and younger. Cost: $4-$8. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-931-4827.

“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. May 15 and June 19. Performers: May 15, Kermit Holiday, Grant Lyon and Jeff Caldwell; June 19, 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 Team—“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.

Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247 or 253-333-0757, 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.


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 23, Jon Casey; May 24, 7th Loft; May 31, Dog Leg Preacher; June 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.