Special Events

Special Events

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 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. Vendor applications available through May 23. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn.


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.


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

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: 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.

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


Blood drives in Auburn: 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

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.


“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 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.


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

Angel Care Breast Cancer Foundation: Trained survivors offer free emotional support to the newly-diagnosed, enhancing emotional recovery while going through treatments. Will attend consultations, chemotherapy and radiation appointments and have volunteers in your community. 206-417-3484, 877-417-3484 (toll-free), 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


Auburn Senior Activity Center volunteers: Auburn Senior Activity Center is seeking a volunteer dish scraper to help during lunch hours, in exchange for a free lunch. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016.

Adopt-a-Park: Auburn’s Adopt-a-Park program is seeking individuals and groups to help keep the city’s parks and streetscapes healthy and vibrant. 253-931-3043.

Childhaven: Volunteers needed to work with abused, neglected and alcohol- or drug-impacted children ages 1 month to 5 years in the therapeutic child-care classrooms. Volunteers must be 18 or older, commit to a two-hour time block per week, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, commit to volunteering for six months, have proof of a negative tuberculosis test and pass a criminal background check. Patrick L. Gogerty Branch, 1345 22nd Ave. N.E., Auburn. 206-957-4839 or

White River Valley Museum and Mary Olson Farm: Museum is seeking volunteers for jobs including cleaning and cataloging artifacts, leading school tours, greeting visitors and staffing the gift shop. Docent positions require a minimum three-hour afternoon shift per month, as well as attendance at quarterly lectures and annual training. Volunteer tour guides for school groups must be available during October, November, April and May. All volunteers receive training. Application and background check required. 253-804-5010.


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.

“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 21-23 and 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


Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. June 19. Performers: Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Not recommended for children. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or