Auburn community calendar | Aug. 1

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

  • Thursday, August 1, 2019 12:52pm
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Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, through Sept. 22, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S, Auburn. Featuring more than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh farm-based foods, hand-crafted items, baked goods and hot ready-to-eat foods. Free to enter. Vendors will be selling products on site, prices vary. Program highlights: • Aug. 4 – Live entertainment; • Aug. 11 – AuburnFest Cruise In at the Market; • Aug. 18 – Ciscoe Morris; • Aug. 25 – Vendor Appreciation Day; • Sept. 1 – Back to School Day; • Sept. 8 – Canning demonstration with Hal Meng; • Sept. 15 – Northwest Animal Adventures; • Sept. 22 – Chili Cook Off and the last day of the season. For more information, visit

Algona Family Fun Days: Aug. 2-3, Matchett Park, 402 Warde St., Algona. Hours: 5-9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. Enter­tain­ment, a parade, games, a kids area, contests, arts and crafts, food, beer garden. Parade down First Avenue begins at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Cen-Ten, City of Pacific’s Community Cultural Celebration: noon-4 p.m. Aug. 10, Centennial Park, Pacific. Celebrating 110 years in the city of Pacific. Featuring performances by Joyas Mestizas; the Filipino-American Community of Puget Sound; the Donaji Cultural Group; and the Muckleshoot Tribe. Free.

AuburnFest: Aug. 9-11, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Hours: 7 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation presents three-day festival. Free entrance to the park and many free activities on-site. A $10 wristband may be purchased at the festival on Saturday for access to unlimited rides on the train, ponies, nine inflatables, super slide, ballistic swing, pirates revenge, mini golf, climbing wall and makerspace. Purchase wristbands before Aug. 9 and use coupon code PLAY19 for a discounted price of $5 per wristband. Wristbands may be purchased at the Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. SE) or online:

Auburn’s Summer Cruise-In: 4-7:30 p.m. Aug. 15, Les Gove Park (farmers market site), 1140 Auburn Way S. Hosted by Solid Rock Cruisers. Every third Thursday, June-August. Free and open to everyone. Food and music along with classic cars. Donations for Auburn Food Bank will be accepted. Car show participants must enter the event site from 12th Street SE & J Street SE. For additional details, see

3on3 Slick Watts Classic Basketball Tournament: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 16-18, parking lot, north side of the Outlet Collection mall, 1101 Outlet Collection Way, Auburn. Registration deadline is 10 a.m. Aug. 14. Competition in several divisions for men, women, co-ed, boys and girls. Skills, 3-point and free throw contest, and a Slick Watts Fashion Icon Look Alike Contest. Register at


Barkfest & Rover Romp: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Aug. 24, Ilalko Elementary School, 301 Oravetz Place SE, Auburn. Dog-friendly, family event featuring a 3K/5K walk/run to raise funds for the animals at Auburn Valley Humane Society. Other activities include a vendor village with specialty vendors and nonprofit animal rescues, inflatable obstacle course, VRFA dogs for the dogs, pet costume contests, raffles and pet licensing. Register online at

See Ya Later Foundation’s ninth annual golf tournament: Aug. 24, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Raising funds for the foundation that helps local families in medical crisis. Lunch, check-in at noon; shotgun start at 1:30 p.m.; dinner, silent auction and prizes follow. Entry: $125 basic player package includes lunch, dinner, drink ticket, golf swag, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, tournament prizes; $200 premium player package includes basic package with SYL golf shirt, extra drink ticket, five 50/50 raffle tickets, one premium player raffle ticket for an exclusive drawing and special recognition. For more information, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, visit


Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 800-398-7888, or visiting

Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information, call Michael Bower, 206-569-7287.


Auburn Valley Humane Society: Volunteer orientation training is offered at the AVHS animal shelter monthly on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 9-11:30 a.m., and Wednesday, Aug. 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. Complete a volunteer application online at or stop by the shelter to pick up an application. Learn about AVHS, its mission, volunteer opportunities and join the volunteer team to walk the dogs, feed and care for the cats, foster an animal, help in vet services, clean kennels, sort through the donations and help at the thrift store. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit


Auburn Civics Academy: Classes each Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Sept. 6-Nov. 15, in the Council Chambers, Auburn City Hall, 25 West Main St., with Saturday sessions from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 6 and 20. The 11-week program provides a look into the workings of the city and engaged participants in a hands-on overview of city government. Participants learn about how decisions are made, where funds are allocated to come to an enhanced understanding of the organizational structure and the operations of the various city departments that impact their quality of life. Participants must be willing to commit to attending the sessions, though they may miss two sessions and still graduate; must be Auburn residents, business owners/employee,s or students ages 16 and above; must not be running for, or currently serving in, a political office. Academy is limited to 25 eligible participants each time it is held. Interested persons need to fill out an online application at by Thursday, Aug. 22.


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or


Senior Coffee Hour with Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.

Lunch: Monday-Friday. Salad bar begins at 11:30 a.m., Main meal served at noon. Cost: $4 suggested contribution for ages 60 and older, $6 younger than 60.

Movies: Wednesdays, 1 and 4:30 p.m.

Monday Social Dinner: 4:45-5:30 p.m. Second Monday of the month. $7 for all ages.

Meals on Wheels: Sound Generations program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.

Volunteer Opportunities: The Senior Center could not operate at the level is does without volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering please call the center to find out what the current volunteer needs are.


3No Networking: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 3No Networking is a casual weekly get-together set aside for members of the business community to drop in and get to know each other. The mixer rotates among Auburn venues. The series is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101. For a full schedule, visit

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Insider Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Auburn Community and Event Center, 910 Ninth St. $25/members; $35/non-members (includes lunch). Register online through the chamber. For more information, contact Karen Wickstrom at 253-833-0700 or


Auburn Avenue Theater

At 10 Auburn Ave. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or


Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Kids SummerStage

Noon-1 p.m. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Free. In the event of rain, concerts will perform inside the Auburn Community & Event Center. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome.

• Aug. 7: Charlie ‘The Noiseguy’ Williams

• Aug. 14: Joanie Leeds

Summer Sounds & Cinema

Live entertainment and blockbuster movies on Friday nights in Auburn. All events will feature food concessions/food trucks, inflatable rides and an ArtRageous hands-on art activity.

• 7 p.m. Aug. 2: Sunset Park, 1420 69th St. SE. The Marlin James Band (wide variety country favorites). Dusk – “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (PG)

Sunset Park event sponsored in part by Darci Bidman – John L. Scott Real Estate

• 6 p.m. Aug. 9: Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Joanie Leeds (fun music for kids); 7 p.m., Nate Botsford (country rock); dusk – “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial” (PG)


White River Valley Museum

Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are free. Free admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month. For more information, visit or call 253-288-7439.


Watershed, Paintings and Drawings by Michelle Lassaline: June 26-Sept. 29. Artist in residence’s experience at historic Mary Olson Farm last year is featured in a display of breathtaking watercolor paintings and intimate drawings. Lassaline spent her time painting, drawing and exploring the farm as the seasons changed. Each of the featured paintings show how water filters through landscapes. Lassaline’s drawings of the farm’s buildings and animals were made on-site during her residency as a part of her daily routine.


• 2 p.m. Aug. 4: Artist-led exploration of the Watershed exhibit with Michelle Lassaline.

• 7-10 p.m. Aug. 29: Throwback Thursday, at the museum. Inspired by the Netflix hit, “Stranger Things,” the museum is bringing out some of its strangest artifacts to view. 21-and-up event. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Ticket price includes one beer, wine or signature cocktail.

• Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 14: 10th Anniversary Hops & Crops Music & Beer Festival at Mary Olson Farm. Brews and live music. $15 tickets on sale. Available until Sept. 6. Admission includes taster mug and 5 taster tickets. Tickets are $20 after Sept. 6 and at the gate. To purchase tickets and obtain more information, visit


Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or

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