Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to exploreauburn.com.
54th Auburn Veterans Day Parade & Observance: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 9, Main Street from E Street SE to A Street NW. Mile-long parade includes a military fly-over, marching bands, honor guards, military marching units and vehicles, veterans units, drill teams, community and scouting groups, as well as floats, antique cars and more. The day kicks off with a breakfast, sponsored by the American Legion, followed by a Remembrance Ceremony. A Static Display & Exhibit Showcase will be open along the parade route from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Auburn Noon Lions luncheon and an open house at the VFW follow the parade. One of the state’s largest marching band and field competitions awards its winners at Auburn High School Stadium later in the day. Learn more at auburnwa.gov.
6th annual South Sound Winter Beer Festival: noon-6 p.m. Nov. 9, Washington State Fairgrounds, 110 Ninth Ave. SW, Puyallup. Featuring some of the first tastes of winter beers from 27 Washington breweries. Sample seasonal favorites. Tickets: $20 advance tickets or $25 at the door. Must be 21 years old or older and have a valid ID to be admitted. Designated driver admission is $5 and available at the door only.
VRFA Scout Night at the Fire Station: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Lakeland Hills Station 33, 500 182nd Ave. E., Auburn. Scouting and adventure groups from the Algona, Auburn and Pacific area are invited to join the Valley Regional Fire Authority. Evening includes a tour of the fire station, fire safety, basic first aid training, AED awareness, pet safety, cooking safety, knot tying, water safety, forensics and information on how to be prepared for a disaster. Scouts and their leaders can attend any or all of the 12 learning stations. Firefighters and guest instructors from the Auburn Police Department, King County E-911, Auburn Valley Humane Society and the City of Auburn Emergency Management Division will provide information on forensics, how and when to call 911, learning dog and cat behavior and disaster preparedness. Open to all scout, youth explorer and adventure groups. To register in advance and ask questions about the event, contact Public Information & Education Officers, Kelly Hawks at 253-288-5882 or Kimberly Terhune at 253-288-5881 or by email at Public.Info@vrfa.org.
Holiday Gift Bazaar: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 30, Auburn High School Commons, 711 E. Main St. Presented by the AHS PTSA. More than 70 vendors. Crafters, artisans, baked goods, jewelry, skin care, clothing and more. Interested in being a vendor or volunteer, please contact Char Schmitke at firstname.lastname@example.org or DeAnna Kilga at email@example.com.
AARP Foundation Tax-Aide: In conjunction with the IRS provides free tax-filing help to low and moderate- income taxpayers. Volunteers are needed to work during the 2020 tax season in Auburn, Covington, Enumclaw, Kent and Renton. Providing training and support to help develop the skills necessary to be a tax counselor or client facilitator. Apply at aarpfoundation.org/ taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669.
South King County Genealogical Society: 9:30 a.m. regular meetings, third Saturday of the month except for July, August and December, Wesley Lea Hill, second-floor Assembly Room, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Social time prior to the program at 10 a.m. Free. For more information, visit skcgs.org.
Tire Rack Street Survival: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 23; 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. Nonprofit national driver education program that teaches teens the skills they need to stay alive behind the wheel. Program improves driver competence through hands-on experiences in driving situations. Students will receive a classroom session and then learn hands-on, how to manage everyday driving hazards, obstacles and challenges in a controlled environment on an advanced driving course. Open to licensed and permitted drivers ages 15-21. Cost is $95 per student and some insurance companies offer premium discounts to graduates. Forms, schedules and more information can be found at streetsurvival.org.
Bloodworks Northwest drives: Appointments can be made by calling 800-398-7888, or visiting bloodworksnw.org.
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 Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or auburnwa.gov:
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 www.3noNetworking.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 brownpapertickets.com.
40th Seattle International Comedy Competition, Week 1: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 8. Event welcomes comedians from around the world to the Pacific Northwest for a month of comedy shows, with the winner crowned. Theater will host preliminary events. Tickets: $21, $18.
The Memphis Belles: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Swing through yesteryear. Featuring songs popular during World War II, this all-female vocal trio performs classic 1940s hits. Inspired by The Andrews Sisters and backed by a five-piece band. Tickets: $22, $19.
40th Seattle International Comedy Competition, Week 2: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15. Event welcomes comedians from around the world to the Pacific Northwest for a month of comedy shows, with the winner crowned. Theater will host preliminary events. Tickets: $21, $18.
AveKids, Beauty & The Beast: 2 p.m. Nov. 16. Why do manners matter? For Beauty, having nice manners is a way to make friends and help others. But for the Beast, manners don’t seem to matter at all since the way he looks scares everyone away. Loneliness has made the Beast unpleasant both inside and out! Can Beauty’s patience and good manners melt the Beast’s icy attitude, or will he be manner-less in his Manor forever? Tickets: $10
Reckless, Celebrating the Music of Bryan Adams: 7:30 p.m. Nov. 23. Reckless replicates the heart, soul and excitement of Bryan Adams and his greatest hits, “Summer of ‘69,” “Heaven,” “Run to You,” and “Cuts Like A Knife,” just to name a few. Tickets: $22, $19.
Auburn Symphony Orchestra
Chamber Concert Series, Cello Collection: 7 p.m. Nov. 22, Geaux Brewing, 425 E. Main St.; 4 p.m. Nov. 24, St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 123 L St. NE. Concert includes music from Bach and Vivaldi to tangos and everything in between. Featured ASO musicians are cellists Brian Wharton, Page Smith, Olga Ruvinov and Meg Brennand. General admission is $20; students are $10. To order tickets, call 253-887-7777, or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org, or visit the box office at the concert.
Symphony Series, An Auburn Holiday Celebration: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE, Featuring Auburn Riverside High School Orchestra, Melinda Wharton director; and Sherrill Miller, gala auction winner guest conductor. Evening of holiday cheer and musical delight. Favorites include “Sleigh Ride” and music from the blockbuster movie “Frozen.” Admission: $37 general, $30 senior (55-plus), $10 students. To order tickets, call 253-887-7777, or purchase online at auburnsymphony.org, or visit the box office at the concert.
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.
“Oliver!”: Nov. 8-10, 15-17, St. Luke’s Theatre Company, St. Luke’s Church, 515 South 312th St., Federal Way. Each fall, the theatre company produces a live musical for the community. Based on Charles Dickens’ novel, “Oliver Twist.” Performances at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 1 p.m. shows added Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets: $10 per person. Tickets available at stlukes-church.com, or by calling the church office at 253-941-3000 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekdays, or in person at the box office prior to each performance. The show is not recommended for children under 5, and no babies in arms, please.
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 wrvmuseum.org or call 253-288-7439.
History Kids Clubhouse: Oct. 9-Nov. 10. Special popup exhibit inviting kids ages 4-12 to see, play and do. KeyBank Gallery will be converted into a family-friendly clubhouse with activities that engage kids and parents in Washington state history. The exhibit features hands-on learning, takeaway projects and games.
Festival of Trees, A Celebration of Community and Culture: Nov. 20-Jan. 5. Catch the holiday spirit and learn about the traditions and cultures that make up the rich tapestry of people who call the South Sound region home. Exhibit features artificial pine trees decorated by ethnic heritage groups. Each tree offers a unique look at the culture of those who decorated it and guests will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite.
Auburn City Hall: Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or auburnwa.gov.