Bob Sison, veteran and chaplain of the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, salutes during a past Memorial Day ceremony at Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s remembrance ceremony is at 11 a.m. Monday at the park, 405 E. St. NE. American Legion Post 78, VFW Post 1741 and the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society are performing the ceremony. The public is invited. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Bob Sison, veteran and chaplain of the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society, salutes during a past Memorial Day ceremony at Auburn’s Veterans Memorial Park. This year’s remembrance ceremony is at 11 a.m. Monday at the park, 405 E. St. NE. American Legion Post 78, VFW Post 1741 and the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society are performing the ceremony. The public is invited. MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Auburn community calendar | May 15

Events, benefits and entertainment listings

  • Thursday, May 23, 2019 9:27am
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Memorial Day weekend

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park opener: 11 a.m. May 25, The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle. Ceremony features Gen. Jim Mattis (Ret.), the 26th Secretary of Defense. The park is the result of several years of fundraising through the Project Welcome Home campaign, which provided support for the restoration of the park’s centerpiece, the B-52G Stratofortress 59-2584 Midnight Express, and the transformation of a previously vacant lot into a space for reflection and remembrance of the sacrifices of Vietnam War veterans. Free and open to the public. For more information, visit

Memorial Day Ceremony: 10 a.m. May 27, flag plaza, Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive. Public is invited. Cemetery offering special office hours during the Memorial Day weekend to assist families: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 253-931-3028 or visit

Memorial Day Veterans Remembrance Ceremony: 11 a.m., May 27, Veterans Memorial Park, 405 E. St. NE, Auburn. American Legion Post 78, VFW Post 1741 and the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society performing the ceremony. Public invited.

Memorial Day program: 1 p.m. May 27, Tahoma National Cemetery, Main Flag Pole Assembly Area, 8600 SE 240th St., Kent. Gold Star families will share stories as keynote speakers. Weather permitting, the ceremony will kick off with a flyover by the Steerman Group using World War II bi-planes. Parking space is limited in the cemetery. Visitors should plan on walking to and from your parking spot to the ceremony. Parking is available for disabled passengers and drivers with a shuttle to and from the ceremony assembly area. For more information, call the cemetery’s office at 425-413-9614.


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Crow With Fries Landing Celebration: 6-7:30 p.m. May 31, Les Gove Park, 1140 Auburn Way S. Ribbon-cutting ceremony for the public art project by Peter Reiquam. Entertainment, curated art activities related to crows and fun crow-inspired games. Free hot dogs, chips, drink and dessert. Full details at withfries.

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, June 2-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 Community Yard Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (hours may vary) June 7-9, throughout Auburn. Reduce and reuse. Event provides free advertising for residents to have a yard sale. Sales of all sizes are welcome. Your address, map location and some of your items for sale will be posted here on the city’s website May 28- June 9. Organize your sale and promote it in the neighborhood by downloading a yard sale tool kit at, click on Upcoming Events. Pick up a yard sale sign (11 by 17 inches at the Customer Service Center, 1 E Main St. after May 28. Hours: 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Registration deadline is May 15. For more information, email or call 253-931-3038, Option No. 2.

Auburn Beer & Wine Fest: noon-7 p.m. June 15, downtown Auburn, mural parking lot, Main and B streets. Beer and wine vendors, family friendly activities, live music and food trucks. Presented by the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, visit or email

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

Kids Day: 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.


Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Connect Golf Tournament: 10:30 a.m. June 7, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Enjoy several contests, food, beverages and prizes. Portion of the proceeds benefit ACSEP – providing scholarships, educational resources and events for students. To sign up, or sponsor the event, or contact for more information.

Painting with a Purpose: 6-9 p.m. June 7, Paint and Sip Studio No. 317,920 15th St SW, 920 15th St. SW, Auburn, across The Outlet Collection mall. Painting with a Purpose, a nonprofit, hosts fundraiser for the See Ya Later Foundation, which helps area families in medical crisis. Sip. Paint. Relax. A little bit of paint, a little bit of wine and a whole lot of fun. Program: extra-long, 10-by-30-inch canvas painting with JustJess, the instructor. Cost: $35 per seat. Register at For more information, call the studio at 253-735-0308.

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


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.

Auburn Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program, meets Fridays from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. For those seniors who are unable to use the senior center on their own and have special needs, the Respite Program may be just what you’re looking for. Call Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510 for more information. There is a nominal fee, which may be negotiated upon request. They are always looking for new volunteers too.

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 Performing Arts Center

At 702 Fourth St. NE, Auburn. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online at for print-at-home tickets.

Auburn Community Players’ Mamma Mia: 7 p.m. May 31, June 1, 7, 14, 15; 2 p.m. June 2, 9, 16. ABBA’s hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman’s search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter’s quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother’s past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship, creating an unforgettable show. Tickets: $17 adult advance; $14 students, seniors advance; $12 adults at the door; $19 students, seniors at the door.


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.


Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America: May 4-June 16. A family-friendly and interactive exhibit that made it all the way from the Smithsonian. Hometown Teams has something for every fan, no matter your favorite sport. Climb on bleachers and pose with the peanut man, peak though a stereoscope to view America’s great stadiums and sit back and listen to stories of glory and defeat. Alongside national stories are those that reflect on a rich and diverse history of sports in the area like: the ferocious football rivalry between Auburn High School and Kent-Meridian High School, the little known stories of historic Japanese sports teams, and Auburn’s amazing specialized recreation program.

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.


• June 7-8 – Kid’s Overnight at the Museum, $35 per child

• 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

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