AUBURN CALENDAR

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Special Events

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 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.

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.

“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.

“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

Natural Yard Care program: 7-9 p.m. April 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.

“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.

Writers Retreat at Dumas Bay: April 25-26. Keynote speaker: Terry Persun. Includes seminars and workshops covering a variety of writing fields. Cost: $125 with overnight lodging and food; $75 for conference and meals only. Registration required. Dumas Bay Centre, 3200 S.W. Dash Point Road, Federal Way. 253-835-6900 or www.cityoffederalway.com.

“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.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Faith

“Power of Prayer” breakfast meeting: 9-11 a.m. April 26. Speaker: Greg Turk. Meeting marks World Day of Prayer. Cost: By donation. First Christian Church of Kent, 11717 S.E. 240th St. 253-852-1930.

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.

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. Recovery program based on eight principles from the Beatitudes. Cost: $3 for meal. Grace Community Church 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-5660, celebraterecovery@gccauburn.net.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Auburn: 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.

NW Neighborhood Nutrition: Noon and 6 p.m. Thursdays through June 26. Features weight-loss challenge, nutrition workshop and personal coaching. Cost: $39 for weight-loss challenge; free for nutrition workshop. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 206-579-4581 or www.nwnnonline.com.

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.

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.

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

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

• Friends of the Auburn Library: 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.

Seniors

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

Veterans

Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. May 13. 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.

Military Family Support Meetings: Tuesday evenings.

Open to spouses and adult family members of soldiers deployed, soon to leave or recently returned. Topics include deployment concerns, parenting needs, self-care and relationship challenges. Group is free of charge and confidential. Registration requested. 33301 First Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-6634, ext. 145.

Cascade Warbirds seeking WWII Vets: May 19-26. WWII bomber air crew and ground crew veterans invited to join the Cascade Warbirds in hosting the B-17 visit to the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Veterans will greet and share experiences with visitors during the exhibit’s run. Call or e-mail for details. 206-571-1777 or bp15705@q.com.

USS Maddox Destroyer Association Reunion: Sept. 3-7. For DD-168, DD-622 and DD-731. Reunion will take place in Oklahoma City, OK. For details, contact Cliff Gillespie at 337-616-8450 or cwgilles45@aol.com.

USS Hollister Destroyer Reunion: Sept. 17-21 in Branson, Mo. For DD-788. For details, contact Nelda Rupp. 503-656-4949 or hnrupp@comcast.net.

82nd Airborne Division Association reunions: Association is seeking veterans from the 82nd Airborne Division to join in conventions and other special events throughout the country. Call or e-mail for details: 937-898-5977 or srgabn@aol.com.

Elsewhere

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

Daffodil Arabian Horse Show: April 25-27. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. 253-845-1899 or www.daffodilarabian.com.

Woodworking Show: April 25-27. Admission: $9. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. 615-793-3290 or www.thewoodworkingshows.com.

Trains, Trains and More Trains: April 26-27. Cost: $4-$8; free for ages 6 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. www.ttmtshow.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.

Puyallup Home and RV Show: April 30-May 4. Admission: $5-8; free for ages 12 and younger. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W. 425-277-8132 or www.mhrvshows.com.

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.

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.

“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. April 24, May 15 and June 19. Performers: April 24, Ryan Wingfield, Gabe Rutledge and James P. Connelly. Not recommended for children. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.


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