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Skate the Bowl II: Noon June 21. Registration, 10 a.m.; warm-up time, 11 a.m.; competition starts, noon. Open to all skill levels in three age groups: 10 and younger; 11-14; and 15 and older. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 on the day. Brannan Park’s Skatebowl, 611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Thunder Thursday kickoff:
7 p.m. June 26. Fourth annual event, hosted by Longhorn Barbecue, benefits the Auburn Food Bank. Hors’ de vours, duelin’ piano bar and more. $25 for adults. 635 C St. SW, Auburn. Ticket info: 253-804-5696.
Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: Through July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.
Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: June 24, “Global Outlook and Opportunities”; 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 email@example.com.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of classes, including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Summer camps and teen outings also available. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program: June 23-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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
• Anime Movie Screening—“Princess Mononoke”: 2 p.m. June 21. Open to teenagers.
• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. June 23.
• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.
• ESL: 6 p.m. most Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
• Friends of the Auburn Library: 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.
• Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Canceled June 21.
• “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program: Through Aug. 31. Pick up program booklets at the library.
• Teen Book Group: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.
• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.
• Ready-Set-Read: Elementary school students can earn a new paperback book by reading 20 minutes per day for 20 days. Call or visit library for details.
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 June. 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. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.
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. email@example.com 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.
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.
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 www.seattle-al-anon.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFS Student Exchange Program: Host families needed to house high school exchange students for the 2008-2009 school year. Call or see Web site for details. 800-237-4636 or www.afs.org.
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 email@example.com.
Green River Community College: College seeks volunteers in a variety of areas: ceramics, basic computing, court reporting and more. Professional experience is not required. 253-288-3346 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Summerstage Outdoor shows: Noon Wednesdays,
July 16-Aug. 13. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. Sponsored by the City of Auburn. Admission is free. Performances: July 16, Cap’n Arr; July 23, Joel Brantley’s ‘History of Rock-n-roll’; July 30, Magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, ‘Alley Oop!’; Aug. 13, Juggler Mario Lorenz. 253-804-5057.
“Anne of Green Gables”: 3 and 7 p.m. June 21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.
“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.
Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m.
June 27, Doug Ostgard Jazz Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: June 27-28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
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.
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.
Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
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 email@example.com.
White River Valley Museum: Exhibits: Through Aug. 10, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery.” Events: 9 a.m.-noon July 7-11, Junior Curator’s Summer Camp (registration required); noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth”; 10:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13, Hooked on History Wednesdays; 11:30 a.m.-noon Fridays, July 18-Aug. 22, Books Bring History Alive program; noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Crazy Quilts Family Day; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 13, annual Model Railroad Show. 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.