Special Events

Special Events

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 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.

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


Episcopal Church Women’s Rummage and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. May 24. Includes furniture, kitchen items, tools, books, clothes and plants. Proceeds go toward sending parish children to summer camp. Episcopal Church of St. Matthew/San Mateo, 123 L St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-0890.

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.


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

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: 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.

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.


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

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.


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.

• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.

• ESL: 6 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• 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 May 26 and June 21.

• Teen Book Group: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at

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. May 26 meeting rescheduled for May 27. 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, 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


“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.


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.


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.


“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”: 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


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.

Gonzo’s Bar and Grill: Ongoing: 9 p.m. Wednesdays, karaoke. Open to ages 21 and older. 15423 S.E. 272nd St., Suite 101, Kent.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: May 24, 7th Loft; 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.