DogVenture Day: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. Come for games, contests and prizes for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be family-friendly and on leash. Cost: Free; registration requested. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770 or

Special Events

DogVenture Day: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. Come for games, contests and prizes for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be family-friendly and on leash. Cost: Free; registration requested. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770 or

Community Carnival and Family Resource Fair: 1-5 p.m. Aug. 2. Information about Senior Housing Service, Valley Medical Clinic, Family Counseling Service and other resources will be available, as well as photo ID kits, games and food. Cost: Free. First Presbyterian Church of Renton, 2640 Benson Road S. 425-255-1255.

Kids SummerStage: Noon Aug. 6 and 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit

Auburn Good Ol’ Days Festival: Aug. 8-10. Features sporting events, carnival, children’s activities, art shows, car show, poetry, parade and more. Downtown Auburn. 253-939-3389 or

Rotary Pancake Breakfast: 7-11 a.m. Aug. 9 and 10. Enjoy pancakes, sausage, eggs and coffee or juice before heading out to Auburn Good Ol’ Days events. Cost: $5. Across from Rottle’s Apparel and Shoes, 226 E. Main St., Auburn.

Mason Lake Hike: Aug. 9. Hike up 5 miles to Mason Lake led by Sierra Club’s South King County Group. Call or e-mail for details, meeting location. 253-639-3862 or

Family Dog Training Center Open House: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Event includes two free workshops: 12:30-2 p.m., “Introduction to Dog Agility”; 3-5 p.m., “Behavior Problem Solving.” Well-mannered, non-aggressive dogs welcome. Advance registration required for workshops. Cost: Donations of dog food for King County Animal Shelter. 7034 S. 188th St., Kent. 425-291-9663, or


Spina Bifida Fundraiser: Aug. 2. Spina Bifida Association members will sell $10 Domino’s Pizza Cards and $5 Macy’s “Shop for a Cause” discount cards. Proceeds benefit the Spina Bifida Association of Washington State. Rite Aid, 1509 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-887-0888 or

Church Women United Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9. Proceeds benefit nonprofit agencies in Kent and Auburn. Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn. 253-735-5167.

Auburn Police Officer’s Association charity golf tournament: 1:30 p.m., Aug. 8, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. Benefit for local charities. Players, donors, sponsors welcome. Four-player scramble. Player entry fee is $100 and includes golf, cart, box lunch, dinner and beverages. Also on tap are individual contests, team awards, a silent auction, and a raffle. Brochure at For more information, contact Officer Leslie Jordan at 253-804-5004 or

Scramble for Safe Families Charity Golf Tournament : 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Includes a four-person scramble, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, banquet, auction, raffles and awards. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation for child abuse and domestic violence prevention. Cost: $90 per person; $360 per team of four. Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. 253-630-7193 or

Jenna Latsha Memorial Golf Tournament: 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Washington National, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Foursome scramble. Benefit for the Latsha fund and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Registration and a silent auction at noon. Dinner will follow after the tournament, culminating with a 7:30 p.m. live auction. For information, e-mail

Pacific-Algona Two-City Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Algona-Pacific Senior Center. Maps and instructions available at the Pacific Post Office, 111 Third Ave. S.E. 253-735-9079.

“Coins for Cats”: Through Aug. 31. Donors can bring coins (or other financial donations) to help fund South County Cats, a volunteer spay/neuter assistance organization. Donation cans available at: Mud Bay, 23714 222nd Place S.E., Maple Valley; Taylor Creek Quilt Studio, 21639-B Maple Valley Highway, Maple Valley; and Horizon Pet Supply, 30741 Third Ave., Black Diamond.

Destination: Auburn—2008: A Space Odyssey: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sept. 3. Event includes hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Proceeds benefit King County Sexual Assault Resource Center. Cost: $75 suggested donation. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-282-0331 or

Sleep Country USA Foster Kids School Supplies Drive: Through Sept. 14. Donors can bring school supplies – including pens, pencils, pocket calculators and backpacks – for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations:


Federal Way Co-op Preschool Open House: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 5. Families with children ages 2-4 can visit the school and meet teachers before the school year begins. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-486-7949 or

Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program: Through Aug. 22. Children ages 1-18 can come to various parks, schools and community locations for free meals during the summer. Nutritious meals served daily. Cost: Free. For locations, visit


Auburn ballet camp: 9-11:30 a.m. Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella” theme). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 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

Financial seminars: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Aug. 5-26. Financial advisor Diane Mayer to lead free classes. Topics: Aug. 5, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; Aug. 12, “Tax-Free Investing”; Aug. 19, “Outlook and Opportunities: Understanding Volatile Markets”; and Aug. 26, “Company Plan Distribution Options.” Registration requested. Edward Jones office, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.


Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary Celebration: Aug. 2-3. Aug. 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or

Vacation Bible School: 6-8:15 p.m. Aug. 10-14. Open to children in kindergarten-sixth grade. Cost: Free; registration required. Family of Grace Lutheran Church, 31317 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-8910 or

Circle Slide concert/worship service: 10 a.m. Aug 17. Nashville recording artists Circle Slide to lead worship service and mini-concert. Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-735-3153.


CRBS blood drives in Auburn: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway; 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Kronlulnd Chiropractic Clinic, 3820 S. 320th St.; 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 11 at Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W.; 4-7 p.m. Aug. 13 at Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W.; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 31 at TOP Foods, 1702 Auburn Way N. For Cascade Regional Blood Services. 253-312-8644, 877-242-5663 or


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

• “Breaking Dawn” Book Release Party: 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Open to teens. Celebrate the release of the final book in Stephenie Meyer’s “Twilight” series.

• Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m. Aug. 4. Open to teens.

• Writing Workshop: 6 p.m. Aug. 5. Open to teens and adults. Join local author Kate Lebo as she leads exercises combining fiction and memoir writing.

Summer Serenade in the Garden: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Tacoma Concert Band to perform outdoor concert. Gates open at 5 p.m. for garden strolling. Cost: Free. Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-9377 or


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.

Black Watch Highland Regiment—Junior Drum and Bulge Corps and Color Guard Reunion: 1-4 p.m. Aug. 10. E-mail for details. Veteran’s Memorial Park, at the corner of Park Avenue and Auburn Way North, Auburn. or

Auburn High School 1964 Class Potluck Picnic: 6-10 p.m. Aug. 13. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-939-0627 or


Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flutist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. or

Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: Aug. 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Crue Fest: 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Features Motley Crue, Buckcherry, Papa Roach, SIXX:A.M. and Trapt. Cost: $29.50-$95. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or

Brooks & Dunn with ZZ Top: 7 p.m. Aug. 9. Cost: $29.50-$62.50. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. 206-628-0888 or

Native American Music Association Hall of Fame Concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Concert by upcoming NAMA Hall of Fame inductees Redbone and Janice-Marie Johnson, along with Indigenous and special guest Johnny Curtis. Cost: $10-$40. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. or


“Oklahoma!”: 8 p.m. Aug. 2. Presented by Icon Theatre and the Kent Arts Commission. Cost: $10. Kentwood Performing Arts Center, 25800 164th Ave. S.E., Covington.

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13-15 and 21-22; 2 and 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.