Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site:

Special Events

Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site:

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

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

“S’more Than You Imagined”: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Features s’mores, big band music and storytelling by a bonfire. Cost: Free. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Road, Auburn. 253-931-3043 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.

The 23rd annual Valley of Auburn Kiwanis Golf Classic, “Helping Kids Out of the Rough:” 8 a.m., Aug. 8, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E. Scramble, with shotgun start. Proceeds from the tournament, presented by Auburn Regional Medical Center, will benefit several community programs. 253-217-3873,

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. Brochure 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

Danny Veron and Ted Vigil: 7-9 p.m. Sept. 11. Veron entertains as Elvis and Vigil as John Denver. Proceeds benefit the fight against cancer. Cost: $15. Auburn Eagles 2298, 702 M St. S.E. 253-876-9004.

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:


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. See Web site for list of meal program locations.

Federal Way Co-op Preschool Open House: 5-7 p.m. Aug. 25. Families with children ages 2-5 can visit the school and meet teachers. Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 51st Ave. S., Auburn. 253-486-7949 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: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 6 at Kronlulnd Chiropractic Clinic, 3820 S. 320th St.; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 9 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 9-10 at Auburn Good Ol’ Days, corner of Main Street and Auburn Avenue; 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.; 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Latter-day Saints Star Lake Building, 28616 48th Ave. S.; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at TOP Foods, 1702 Auburn Way N.; 3-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. 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:

• “The Amazing Flea Circus and Magic Show”: 2 p.m. Aug. 7. Presented by Payne Fifield. Open to ages 5 and older.

• Videolympics: 2 p.m. Aug. 8. Compete in gaming events including “Dance Dance Revolution” and “Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games.” Open to teens.


Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Finale with Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. Cost: 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


Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Fridays through Aug. 22. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: Aug. 15, The Raggedy Anns and “Bee Movie”; Aug. 22, The Islanders and

“The Sandlot.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.


“A Year with Frog and Toad”: 7 p.m. Aug. 7. Summer youth musical is a one-act play performed by actors 8-12 years old. Cost: $3. Carco Theatre, 1717 Maple Valley Highway, Renton. 425-430-6700.

“Bye Bye Birdie”: 7 p.m. Aug. 8-9; 2 p.m. Aug. 10. Presented by ManeStage Theatre Company. Cost: $10. Sumner Performing Arts Center, 1707 Main St., Sumner. 253-447-7645 or

“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.