Auburn community calendar | June 20

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. For more information, visit

Auburn’s Summer Cruise-In: 4-7:30 p.m. June 20, 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

Pacific & Algona Community Yard Sale: June 22-23. Call 253-929-1150 for information about space rentals in Centennial Park.

25th Birthday Celebration for Neely Mansion: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 22, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Celebrate the 125-year-old mansion and honor the five diverse families who lived and farmed at the National Historic Site from the Victorian era through the 1980s. Live period music, dance performances, tours and refreshments. Free. Anniversary ceremonies from 11 a.m. to noon; tours and continuing celebrations until 4 p.m. For more information, visit, or call 253-927-4250.

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Live entertainment, inflatable rides, face painting, more than 100 activity/info booths, craft vendor sales, miniature golf, ArtRageous hands-on art experiences, large vehicle and equipment display, food concession. Free.

Fourth of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. Celebrate our country’s birthday at Les Gove Park. Celebration in the park includes a noon bike parade, various entertainment on two stages, an arts and craft area with more than 50 artists, a car show, 17 inflatable rides, a rock wall, euro-bungee trampolines, train rides and other activities for children. Also: bingo, mini golf, bocce, a book sale and food concessions. Free. Purchase wristband for $5 unlimited activities, which include 17 inflatable rides, tubs o’ fun, bungee trampolines, rock wall, train rides, mini golf, two pony carousels, laser tag and balloon art. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome. For more information, contact Auburn Parks, Arts and Rec at 253-931-3043.

31st Pacific Northwest Historics Vintage Auto Races: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. July 5-7, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. Benefit for Seattle Children’s Hospital. Friday qualifying in the morning and racing in afternoon. Racing throughout Saturday and Sunday. Featuring many of the world’s rarest and well maintained pre-1985 race cars. Program honors the 50th anniversary of IMSA racing. Other favorite marques include, BMW, Mustangs, Camaros, Porsches, Alfa Romeos and Ferrari. Society of Vintage Racing Enthusiasts and PNWH Vintage Racing Charities present the program. Tickets: adults, $25 one-day pass Friday, Saturday or Sunday, $40 multiple day pass; children age 7-16, $5 per day; children 6 years and under free; military with identification $10 per day. VIP parking $5, field parking free. Tickets available at the gate or contact Learn more at or


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

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


Be Internet Awesome: 10-11 a.m. June 29, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road. Y hosts Google’s workshop to underscore safe internet use among local children during June’s National Internet Safety Month. Families will learn to teach their children how to communicate responsibly, understand real from fake in the face of phishing and scams, build strong passwords, be positive and kind online, talk about questionable content with their family, and why building healthy tech habits is important. The workshops will give parents access to free bilingual resources, answers to questions about online safety and digital citizenship, and information to help facilitate discussions at home. Free. Learn more at


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.


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

• Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.

at Mary Olson Farm, From the Stage! with soprano Rachel Deshon

• Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.

at Geauz Brewing, Bach, Beetho- ven, & Brews

• 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 10: Reptile Isle

• 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 10, 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