AUBURN CALENDAR

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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Deadlines and contact information has recently changed. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

Special events

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 auburnmuffler@mcleodusa.net.

Payback Day: April 26. Features $1 dunk tank, $5 pie-in-the-face and $10 car wash. Proceeds go toward Alison’s Angels and the Cystic Fibrosis Great Strides Walk. TOP Food & Drug, 406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn. 253-876-1700.

Federal Way Coop Preschool Open House: 4-6 p.m. April 28. Children welcome with parent or guardian. Enrollment open for ages 2-5. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-988-3284 or teachercari@aol.com.

“Dahlias and Desserts” fundraiser: 6:30-8 p.m. May 1. Features dessert, coffee and tea, raffles, and speaker Mike Harbin. Cost: $20 donation. Proceeds go towards GriefWorks’s counseling and support programs. GriefWorks, 715 30th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-9420 or debbie@griefworks.org.

Victorian May Tea at Neely Mansion: 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. May 3. Enjoy tea in the parlor with savories and sweets, listen to music and tour the historic house. Cost: $15; reservations required. Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-833-1230.

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.

Spring Craft Fair and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10. Features plants grown by horticulture students at Auburn Mountainview High School. Sponsored by AMHS Booster Club. 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

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 www.ticketmaster.com.

“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.

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.

Classes

“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.

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: April 29-June 3, “Business Writing and Grammar”; April 29-June 5, “Customer Service Specialist”; May 3, “Starting a Home-Based Business”; May 3-17, “Screenwriting”; May 8-29, “How to Start a Small Business”; May 15, “Small Business Marketing”; May 17-18, “Fused Glass Garden Art.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

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 jennifer@ywcaworks.org.

Faith

Messiah Lutheran Church rummage sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26. Includes furniture, clothing, books and more. Messiah Lutheran Church, 410 H St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-5280.

United Methodist Women’s annual sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. April 26. Includes furniture, clothing, collectibles, books and more. Proceeds to benefit mission ‘projects. Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn.

“A New Earth Eckhart Tolle vs. Christianity—Are they compatible?”: 10 a.m. April 27. Speaker: Pastor Pat O’Leary. Lifegate Church, 307 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-735-3153.

National Day of Prayer: Noon-1 p.m. May 1. Ten Auburn pastors will lead public prayer event. Auburn City Hall plaza, 25 W. Main St. 253-735-1087 or www.nationaldayofprayer.org.

Health

Blood drives in Auburn: 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.

Libraries/books

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

• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays through April 30. Teens can play Guitar Hero, DDR and other Wii and GameCube games at the library.

• Anime/Manga Club: 4 p.m. May 5. Open to teens to watch movies and practice drawing in manga style.

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. May 19.

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 April. 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.

Seniors

Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include:

• 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.

• 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.

Plant sales

Puget Sound Bonsai Association Auction: 1-4 p.m. April 26. Tree preview, entertainment opens at 11 a.m. Includes demonstrations, music, refreshments and live and silent auctions of trees by area bonsai artists. Pacific Rim Bonsai Collection, 33663 Weyerhaeuser Way S., Federal Way. www.psba.us.

Marine Hills Garden Club Plant Sale: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 26. Features an assortment of annuals, perennials and native plants. 29301 Seventh Place S., Federal Way. 253-839-4413.

Spring Craft Fair and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10. Features plants grown by horticulture students at Auburn Mountainview High School. Sponsored by AMHS Booster Club. 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

Music

American Roots Series—Horizon and Cabin Fever NW: 7:30 p.m. April 26. Two Northwest folk groups to perform. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Riverside Theater, 501 Oravetz Road, Auburn. 800-838-3006, www.brownpapertickets.com or www.rainierconcerts.com.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert—“The Bohemian Life”: 7:30 p.m. April 26; 2:30 p.m. April 27. Pre-concert lecture begins 45 minutes before performances. Cost: $20-$25. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. 253-939-8509 or www.auburnsymphony.org.

“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.

Theater

“Lend Me a Tenor”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through April 27. When the star tenor passes out backstage, the manager scrambles to find someone else to step up and sing in this musical comedy presented by Auburn Regional Theater. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.experience-art.org.

“Three Billy Goats Gruff”: 2 p.m. May 3. Puppet show by Thistle Puppet Theatre is part of the 2008 Avenue Kids Series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043, 253-833-5678 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. May 15 and June 19. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

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.

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 salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Museums

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through April 27, “Passenger Trains of Puget Sound, 1900 to 1970.” Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H. St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Elsewhere

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

Daffodil Arabian Horse Show: April 26-27. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. 253-845-1899 or www.daffodilarabian.com.

Woodworking Show: April 26-27. Admission: $9. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. 615-793-3290 or www.thewoodworkingshows.com.

Dollhouse/Miniature Show and Sale: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26. Admission: $3-$5. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.


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