Muckleshoot Library Opening: 11 a.m. June 25. Ribbon-cutting and opening celebration for library’s new building. 17102 S.E. 400th St., Auburn. 253-931-6779.
Auburn Valley Family Fun Picnic: Noon-6 p.m., June 28, Game Farm Park, 3030 R St., Auburn. Free hot dogs until they are gone. Fun and games, Christian music.
Fourth of July Festival:
11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Features kids’ bike parade, live entertainment, games, car show, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, vendors, food and more. Admission: Free. Unlimited rides/activities: $5. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Pacific Days 2008: 4-9 p.m. July 11; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Event includes parades, laser tag, car show, cake walks, raffles, vendors, live music, food, crafts and more. Admission: Free. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific. 253-351-9177 or www.pacificpartnerships.org.
Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: July 16, Cap’n Arrr; July 23, Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll; July 30, magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Auburn On Stage! Auditions: 1-4 p.m. July 19-20. Auburn’s version of “American Idol” open to Auburn residents 16 and older. Junior version open to ages 8-15. Finalist concert will take place Aug. 1. Cost: $10; registration required. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
“Cruise to the Park” Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28. Features contest, games, vendors, food, live music and more. Cost: Donations of non-perishable food items for all car and truck entries; financial donations also welcome. Proceeds benefit charities locally and worldwide. Les Gove Park, 800 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 206-444-9388 or www.solidrockcruisers.com.
Scramble for Safe Families: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9. Charity golf tournament, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Events include a four-person scramble, hole-in-one contest, putting contest, banquet, auction, raffles and awards. The entry fee for players is $360 or a four-person team and $90 or an individual. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation. For more information on the tournament or to download a registration form, make a donation or sponsor an event, visit www.jnbfoundation.org/news.htm
Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: July 1, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; July 8, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.
Auburn ballet camps: 9-11:30 a.m. July 7-11 (“Firebird”); July 21-25 (“Nutcracker”); Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella”). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn Summer Music Camp: August 4-8. 8-9:30 a.m., Junior Camp, for second-fifth grade with no prior musical experience; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Camp, for students entering fifth-ninth grade with one or more years of musical experience. Cost: $50 for junior camp; $65 for youth camp. Registration required. E-mail or see Web site for details. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. www.auburn.wednet.edu.
Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary Celebration: Aug. 2-3. Aug. 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or email@example.com.
Blood drives in Auburn: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25 at Auburn Social Security office, 1901 C St. S.W.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 at GSA Auburn, 400 15th St. S.W.; 1-3:30 p.m. July 1 at Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, 3450 S. 344th St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3 at Composite Solutions Corporation, 1820 W. Valley Highway; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Annual Book Sale: 8 a.m.-
4 p.m. July 4. Library open this day only for book sale.
• 4th of July Gaming in Les Grove Park!: Noon July 4. Open to teens.
• Anime and Manga Club:
4 p.m. July 7.
• “Wetland Wildlife”: 2 p.m. July 7. Open to ages 4 and older to explore the birds, bugs and other creatures that thrive in the wetlands. Registration required.
• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. July 8. Topic: “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-30. Teens can play Wii and GameCube video games at the library.
• “Insects In Your Own Backyard”: 2 p.m. July 14. Open to ages 4 and older. Registration required.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
5-8 p.m. July 14 and 21; 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 25. Offered by the Northwest Carvers Association. Children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: 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.
“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 1968 40-year Reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.
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.
Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. July 8. 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.
Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6. Performers: July 9, Texas Tall Boys and Correo Aereo; July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate; July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 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 www.experience-art.org.
“Outcry – Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band performing pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.
Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. June 30, and July 2, 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.
Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.
Kent 4th of July Splash: Noon-11 p.m. July 4. Live entertainment, boat parade, classic car show, old-fashioned games, athletic contests, fireworks, with accompaniment by Rainier Symphony. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. Cost: free. www.ci.kent.wa.us/arts.
Meeker Mansion Band Concert and Ice Cream Social: 4-6 p.m. July 4. Admission: Free. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.
Celebrate the Horse: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 5-6. Festival features horsemanship seminars, clinics and demonstrations, pony rides, carriage rides, art displays and author booths. Proceeds benefit People Helping Horses nonprofit organization. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.celebratethehorse.org.
Kent Cornucopia Days: July 10-13. Features parade, street fair, dragon boat races, skateboarding and football competitions, live performances, art show, carnival and more. Downtown Kent. www.kcdays.com.
Pacific Days: July 11-13. Parades, kids’ activities, workshops, car show, Saturday-night dance, vendors, inflatable rides, laser tag. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S., Pacific. 253-351-9177.
Moonlight Movies: Dusk Saturdays, July 12-Aug. 23. No movie July 26. Free outdoor movies. Bring low-back chairs or blankets. Films: July 12, “Hairspray”; July 19, “The Bucket List”; Aug. 2, “Some Like It Hot”; Aug. 9, “The Spiderwick Chronicles”; Aug. 16, “Meatballs”; Aug. 23, “Surf’s Up” (at Henry Moses Aquatic Center). Liberty Park, at the corner of Bronson Way North and Houser Way North, Renton. 425-430-6700 or www.rentonwa.gov.
Kent Chamber of Commerce 30th annual Golf Classic: Noon-9 p.m. July 14. Tournament fees include lunch, dinner and drinks. Call for cost. Registration required by June 27. Washington National Golf Club, 14330 S.E. Husky Way, Auburn. www.kentchamber.com.
King County Fair: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. July 18-19; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. July 20. Countywide agricultural fair features dog show, alpaca steeple chase, rooster crowing contest and more. Admission: Free. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. www.metrokc.gov/parks/fair.
Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games and Clan Gathering: 6:30-11 p.m. July 25; 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 26-27. Friday events are free. Weekend features pipe bands, Highland dancing, Celtic Kennel competition, athletic contests, traditional Scottish food and more. Cost: $10-$15 per day; $14-$22 for two-day pass; free for children 4 and younger. Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 284th Ave. S.E., Enumclaw. 206-522-2541 or www.sshga.org.