April Pools Day: 1-3:30 p.m. April 19. Features water safety training, prizes, refreshments and open swim. Cost: Free. Auburn School District Pool, 516 Fourth St. N.E. 253-815-0873.
Fourth annual Crimson Bridge Dinner/Auction: 5 p.m. April 20. Features dinner, and silent and live auctions. Proceeds benefit Crimson Bridge’s world outreach projects. Cost: $10. Rainier Room at the Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-939-6834 or www.crimsonbridge.com.
McTeacher’s Night: 5-8 p.m. April 24. Teachers from Valley Christian School will help serve dinner for students and parents. Also includes raffle and visit with local emergency services personnel. Part of the evening’s sales will benefit the school. McDonald’s, 702 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-3530.
“Paving the Road to Recovery” Auction and Community Awards Dinner: 6 p.m. April 25. Presented by Valley Cities Counseling and Consultation. Cost: $45. Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-876-3422.
Vehicle Check-ups and Maintenance Education: Noon-4 p.m. April 26. Includes free vehicle inspections, snacks, prizes and car care demonstrations. Cost: Free; donations for Auburn Food Bank welcome. Auburn Muffler Brake & Radiator, 1301 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-939-1979 or email@example.com.
Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m. May 10. Volunteers needed for annual community service projects in four local parks. Breakfast provided for volunteers at City Hall. Registration required. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn Rotarians scholarship show: 7 p.m., May 16. Blake Shelton, star of the NBC miniseries ‘Clash of the Choir’ will headline 25th annual show. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Tickets $35 through Ticketmaster (206-628-0888 or ticketmaster.com). VIP packages available by calling 253-833-6333.
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. www.rideofsilence.org.
Natural Yard Care program: 7-9 p.m. April 17 and 24. Learn to minimize chemical pesticide use, conserve water and reduce yard waste going to landfills. Cost: Free. Mount Baker Middle School, 620 37th St. S.E.
Investment seminar: 6:30 p.m. April 23. Topic: “Where is the economy today?” Seminar led by Diane Skillett, senior financial advisor with Waddell & Reed Inc. Cost: Free; registration required by April 16. Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar, 31406 Pacific Highway S., Federal Way. 253-874-3959, ext. 14.
“Homeschool Q & A” seminar: 7-8:30 p.m. April 24. Speaker Candice Childs will answer questions from parents interested in homeschooling. Cost: Free. Federal Way Regional Library, 34200 First Way S., Federal Way. 206-246-9227.
“Finding Female Ancestors”: 9-11 a.m. April 26. Genealogy class led by Beverly Bills and Myra Gormley. Cost: $10. Heritage Quest Research Library, 909 Main St., Suite 5, Sumner. 253-863-1805.
Buddhist Temple Spring Fundraiser Dinner: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20. Features sukiyaki or chicken teriyaki dinner. Cost: $10. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.
Blood drives in Auburn: Noon-2:30 p.m. April 22 at C-Dory Marine, 25 37th St. N.E.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 23 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at Auburn High School, 800 Fourth St. N.E.; 1-7 p.m. May 12 at Latter-Day Saints Auburn, 625 M St. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.