Auburn community calendar | July 5

Events, benefits and entertainment listings


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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: • July 14 – Berry Day. Check out a berry-themed craft, live music and a gardening demonstration by Marianne Binetti; • July 21 – Steel drums performance; • July 28 – Dog Days of Summer; • 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

Auburn’s Summer Cruise-In: 4-7:30 p.m. July 18, 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

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.

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:


24th annual Nexus Youth and Families Charity Golf Tournament: July 22, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Registration at 6 a.m.; shotgun start 7:30. Shamble-format tournament comes with hole prizes, a live auction, raffle prizes, complimentary breakfast, lunch and drink tickets. Registration is $150 per person. Proceeds benefit the Nexus services and programming for South King County youth. Sponsors are welcome. If interested in volunteering, please contact the coordinator,, for more information. For more details, visit

Join Skills Inc. AIP Golf fundraiser: 8 a.m. July 26, Washington National Golf Club, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Sign-in and free use of driving range is 7 to 7:50 a.m., followed by an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Raising for the Aerospace Internship Program (AIP). Since 2001, this program has helped hundreds of students with disabilities graduate from high school with hands-on experience in aerospace manufacturing and finish. Four-person scramble (singles welcome). Fee: $160 per player, includes green fees, cart rental, gift bag, catered lunch and entry for a door prize. Mulligans: $10 each (two maximum per player); putting Contest: $5 for 3 attempts (two maximum per player). Prizes for the top three teams, longest drive, closest to the pin and putting contests. Win a new car in the hole-in-one contest. Register 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 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

Auburn Community Jr. Players, “Mary Poppins, Jr.”: 7 p.m. July 12, 13; 2 p.m. July 13, 14. The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before their new nanny, Mary Poppins arrives. She is practically perfect in every way. She takes the children on magical and memorable adventures, and even teaches the grown-ups a lesson or two as she advises that “Anything can happen if you let it!” Tickets: $10.

Auburn Community Teen Players, “Pippin:” 7 p.m. July 26, 27; 2 p.m. July 27, 28. Auburndale Preparatory School is at risk of closing down due to lack of funds. The faculty, staff and student body are trying one last fundraiser to save their school and their jobs. Led by the president of the Drama Club, the school has decided to stage a production of “Pippin, his Life and Times.” Everyone at the school is taking part, from the drama club to the football team to the cheerleading coach to the slackers, and even the lunch lady. The show must be inspiring in order to elicit hefty donations, with an ending that will floor you. Tickets: $12.


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.

Auburn Symphony Orchestra:

To learn more about concerts and events, purchase subscriptions or buy tickets, visit auburnsymphony. org or call the office at 253-887- 7777.

Summer Series

• Sunday, July 21, 10:30 a.m. at Les Gove Park, free performance at the Auburn International Farmers Market

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.

• July 17: The Magic of Jeff Evans

• July 24: Recess Monkey

• July 31: Ruth & Emilia

• Aug. 7: Charlie ‘The Noiseguy’ Williams

• Aug. 14: Joanie Leeds


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.


• July 17, 24, and 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. – Hooked on History, free

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

• Sept. 14 – 10th Anniversary Hops & Crops at the Mary Olson Farm (


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