Pacific Days 2008: 4-9 p.m. July 11; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. July 12; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 13. Event includes parades, laser tag, car show, cake walks, raffles, vendors, live music, food, crafts and more. Admission: Free. City of Pacific Park, 600 Third Ave. S.W., Pacific. 253-351-9177 or www.pacificpartnerships.org.
Kids SummerStage: Noon Wednesdays, July 16-Aug. 13. Live outdoor entertainment for children. Performers: July 16, Cap’n Arrr; July 23, Joel Brantley’s History of Rock-n-Roll; July 30, magician Jeff Evans; Aug. 6, Alleyoop!; Aug. 13, juggler Mario Lorenz. Cost: Free. Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Auburn On Stage! Auditions: 1-4 p.m. July 19-20. Auburn’s version of “American Idol” open to Auburn residents 16 and older. Junior version open to ages 8-15. Finalist concert will take place Aug. 1. Cost: $10; registration required. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
“Tee Up For the Troops” Golf Tournament: 8 a.m. July 9. Event proceeds go to American Lake Veteran’s Hospital in Lakewood to provide exercise equipment to injured veterans returning from Iraq. Cost: $50, includes lunch. Jade Greens Golf Course, 18330 S.E. Lake Holm Road, Auburn. 253-931-8562 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Eagles Club Dinner and Silent Auction: 5:30-10 p.m. July 18. Includes a prime rib dinner, raffles and silent auction, and dancing. Proceeds benefit domestic violence programs in Auburn. 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. email@example.com.
Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: Through July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.
Pacific-Algona Two-City Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Algona-Pacific Senior Center. Maps and instructions available at the Pacific Post Office, 111 Third Avenue S.E. 253-735-9079.
Auburn ballet camps: 9-11:30 a.m. July 7-11 (“Firebird”); July 21-25 (“Nutcracker”); Aug. 4-8 (“Cinderella”). Camp features ballet classes, craft projects and more, with weekly ballet themes. Advance registration required. Terminal Park Elementary School, 1101 D St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: July 8, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.
Auburn Summer Music Camp: August 4-8. 8-9:30 a.m., Junior Camp, for second-fifth grade with no prior musical experience; 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Youth Camp, for students entering fifth-ninth grade with one or more years of musical experience. Cost: $50 for junior camp; $65 for youth camp. Registration required. E-mail or see Web site for details. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: City of Auburn offers a variety of classes, including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Summer camps and teen outings also available. Call for details. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn School District Summer Feeding Program: Through Aug. 22. Children ages 1-18 can come to various parks, schools and community locations for free meals during the summer. Nutritious meals served daily. Cost: Free. See Web site for list of meal program locations. www.auburn.wednet.edu.
Brooklake Community Church Friendship Trek Bible School: 9 a.m.-noon July 21-25. Cost: $10 donation; registration required. 629 S. 356th St., Federal Way. 253-838-7522 or www.brooklake.org.
Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary Celebration: Aug. 2-3. Aug. 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or email@example.com.
Step Aerobic/Weights Class: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $79 for 10 weeks. King County Fire Department No. 44, Station 92, 31709 Kent-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:
• Anime and Manga Club: 4 p.m. July 7.
• “Wetland Wildlife”: 2 p.m. July 7. Open to ages 4 and older to explore the birds, bugs and other creatures that thrive in the wetlands. Registration required.
• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. July 8. Topic: “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver.
• Game On!: 3 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-30. Teens can play Wii and GameCube video games at the library.
• “Insects In Your Own Backyard”: 2 p.m. July 14. Open to ages 4 and older. Registration required.
• Read. Flip. Win. Video Book Review Film Shoot: 2 p.m. July 15. Use the library’s cameras and editing software to record book reviews and upload them to YouTube. Open to teens.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
•Woodcarving classes: 5-8 p.m. July 14 and 21; 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11 and 25. Offered by the Northwest Carvers Association. Children 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost: Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.
• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short, thoughtful reviews and get a new paperback book free. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at www.kcls.org/read3.
“Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 7:30-9 a.m. the second Wednesday of the month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $15, includes buffet breakfast. Auburn Elks Lodge, 2402 Auburn Way N. AuburnCC@AuburnAreaWA.org.
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. Senior activities include:
• Senior Coffee Hours with the Mayor and Councilmembers: 10-11 a.m. the second Thursday of the month.
• Lunch: Noon Mondays-Fridays. Registration for lunch begins at 11 a.m. Choose from soup and sandwich or the main meal menu. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and older; $5.75 for those younger than 60.
• Movie screenings: 12:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Refreshments provided. Cost: Free.
• Monday Supper Club: 5-6 p.m. the third Monday of the month. Cost: $5; registration required.
• Meals on Wheels: Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information call the Auburn Senior Center at 253-931-3016.
• Enhance Wellness Program: Registered nurse and social worker are on-site to help individuals work towards their own health and wellness goals. Call for details.
Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. July 8 and Aug. 12. Veterans and their families can get assistance in applying for benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs from a Disabled American Veterans Service Officer. Kent Library, 212 Second Ave. N. 253-859-6439.
Military Family Support Meetings: Tuesday evenings. Open to spouses and adult family members of soldiers deployed, soon to leave or recently returned. Topics include deployment concerns, parenting needs, self-care and relationship challenges. Group is free of charge and confidential. Registration requested. 33301 First Way S., Federal Way. 253-661-6634, ext. 145.
Mountain View Lavender Farm’s Mini Lavender Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 12. Features you-cut lavender and lavender vendors, as well as other garden vendors and a visit from master gardener Cisco Morris (2:30 p.m.). Mountain View Lavender Farm, 17515 S.E. 373rd St., Auburn. 253-740-7900 or www.mountainviewlavender.com.
Auburn Garden Club: 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month. Cost: $1 donation. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-874-5841 or 253-839-6023.
Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, July 9-Aug. 6. Performers: July 9, Texas Tall Boys and Correo Aereo; July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate; July 30, The New Blues Brothers; August 6, Auburn Symphony Orchestra’s Brass Ensemble. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.
Sumner Music Off Main—JC Hyke with Gerri Lynn: 6:30 p.m. July 11. Cost: Free. Heritage Park, 914 Kincaid Ave., Sumner.
Sumner Music Off Main—Jimmy Free and The African All Stars: 6:30 p.m. July 18. Cost: Free. Heritage Park, 914 Kincaid Ave., Sumner.
Sumner Music Off Main—Puyallup Valley Community Band: 6:30 p.m. July 25. Cost: Free. Rainier View Park, 15603 Meade McCumber Road, Sumner.
“Out Cry—Students Celebrating Art”: 8 p.m. July 26. Cast of high school and college students with a live band to perform pop and rock selections from hit Broadway shows. Cost: $5. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 253-929-6680.
Gary Stroutsos: 7 p.m. Aug. 2. Flautist Stroutsos to perform. Cost: $10-$25. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave., Auburn. www.brownpapertickets.com or www.garystroutsos.com.
Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.
Summer Sounds and Cinema: 7 p.m. Fridays, July 25-Aug. 22. No show Aug. 8. Live concerts followed by a movie screening in the park. Lineup: July 25, Pop Offs and “Ferris Beuller’s Day Off”; Aug. 1, Auburn On Stage finals and “Hairspray”; Aug 15, The Raggedy Ann’s and “Bee Movie”; Aug. 22, Islanders and “The Sandlot.” Most shows at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn; Aug. 15 show at Sunset Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: July 5, Jet City Players; July 11, One Way Out; July 18, 4 Outta 5; July 19, The Velcrows; July 25, Max Axle; July 26, NRG, Aug. 1, Kickstart; Aug. 15-16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Bon Odori Dance Practice: 7:30 p.m. July 7, 9 and 11. All are welcome to learn traditional Japanese folk dances that will be performed at the Bon Odori Festival on July 26. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or www.whiteriverbuddhisttmpl.org.
Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.
Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
Salsa dance lessons: 8-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Cost: $10 per lesson; buy five get one free. Salon Villa, 130 W. Main St., Auburn. 253-833-4247 or 253-333-0757, or firstname.lastname@example.org.