Bicycle safety fair coming June 7 | Auburn Special Events Calendar

Special events in Auburn starting June 7 and ongoing.

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Special Events

Bicycle Safety Fair: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 7. Open to ages 6-14. Features bicycle skills course, helmet fittings, bike inspections, free hot dogs, raffles and more. Cost: Free. Presented by the Auburn Optimist Club. Auburn Eagles parking lot, 702 M St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-2770.

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 20. Features activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, mini golf and more for children ages 4-11. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. www.auburnwa.gov.

Skate the Bowl II: Noon June 21. Registration, 10 a.m.; warm-up time, 11 a.m.; competition starts, noon. Open to all skill levels in three age groups: 10 and younger; 11-14; and 15 and older. Cost: $10 in advance; $15 on the day. Brannan Park’s Skatebowl, 611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Battle of the Bands VII: 1 p.m. June 21. Tune-up time, noon; competition starts, 1 p.m. Open to bands with at least one member living in Auburn or attending an Auburn school. Cost: $25 per band; registration required by June 6. Brannan Park, 611 28th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Fourth of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 4. Features kids’ bike parade, live entertainment, games, car show, rock-climbing wall, petting zoo, vendors, food and more. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

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.

Fundraisers

Fifth annual Young Life Volleyball Tournament: 7-10:30 p.m. June 6. Features competitive and family brackets. Must have six people minimum per team. Proceeds go toward sending children to Young Life camp. Cost: $10 per person. Auburn High School, 800 Fourth St. N.E. 253-735-3247.

Silent Auction for Sgt. Marni Perius-Glista Scholarship Fund: 1-5 p.m. June 8. Auburn Eagles Club, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn.

Sleep Country USA New Clothing Drive: June 9-July 20. Donors can bring new clothing items for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.

Classes

Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: June 10, “Real Estate, the Economy and the Stock Market”; June 17, “Financial Workshop for Individual Investors”; June 24, “Global Outlook and Opportunities.” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: June 21-Sept. 6, “Human Resources Generalist Certificate.” Call for details, registration. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Twilight Tours—“Timber Stand Improvement”: June 17. Tour a family forest in the Auburn-Black Diamond area that was pre-commercially thinned, and learn about the Landowner Incentive Program that helps fund similar stewardship projects. Cost: Free. Call for details. 206-205-3132 or amy.grotta@kingcounty.gov.

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.

Auburn Summer Music Camp: Aug. 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 auburnsummermusiccamp@comcast.net.

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.

Health/Fitness

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.

Yoga classes: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fridays. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Libraries/Books

Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-931-3018. Library events include:

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. June 10. Topic: “Memoir from Antproof Case” by Mark Helprin.

• “Catch the Reading Bug” Summer Reading Program: June 16, program starts. Pick up program booklets at the library.

• Board Game Night and Read Three Kick-off Event: 6:30 p.m. June 20. Open to teenagers.

• Anime Movie Screening—“Princess Mononoke”: 2 p.m. June 21. Open to teenagers.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. June 23.

Reunions

Auburn High School Class of 1968 40-year reunion: July 25-26. July 25, golf at Auburn Golf Course and mixer at Emerald Downs; July 26, dinner at Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course. E-mail or see Web site for details. pat.chubb@comcast.net or www.waltjames.freeservers.com/1968Reunion/Web1968_announcement.html.

Auburn High School Class of 1958 50-year reunion: Aug. 1-3. Call for details. 253-833-3845.

Auburn High School Multi-Class Reunion: Aug. 2-3. Reunion for classes 1956-1960 includes a picnic at Game Farm Park and dinner at Muckleshoot Casino Saturday, and a day at Emerald Downs on Sunday. 253-833-3845.

Networking

“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.

Seniors

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.

Auditions

Hi-Liners “Peter Pan” auditions: June 5-7. Open to ages 9-22 to audition for September production of “Peter Pan.” Call for appointments, details. 206-617-2152 or www.hi-liners.org.

Evergreen City Ballet—Accompanist: Ballet currently auditioning for experienced ballet accompanists. Call for appointments, details. 425-228-6800 or andi@evergreencityballet.org.

Music

Harmony in the Northwest: 1:34 p.m., 6:34 p.m., June 8. Program includes music from Beginner’s Luck, Auburn Mountainview High School’s barbershop signing quartet; The Harmony Kings barbershop Division II champions; and Groove for Thought, a cappella group. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St., Auburn. Tickets $15-20, and available by calling 253-941-5228 or 206-243-7748.

Theater

“Lysistrata” and “The Mousetrap”: 7:30 p.m. June 6-7. Double-bill shows presented by Theatre Extempore. Cost: $7-$9. Green River Community College Performing Arts Building, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, June 6-29. Three actors set out to perform all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes. Cost: $12-$15. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-929-6680 or www.experience-art.org.

“Anne of Green Gables”: 7 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 3 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays, June 14-15 and 19-21. Cost: $8; advance purchase recommended. Musical is an adaptation of L.M. Montgomery’s classic story. Performing Arts Building at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400, or www.heavierthanair.com.

Nightlife

Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Ongoing: The third Friday of each month, Doug Ostgard Quartet. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: June 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog; July 4, Waylaid with Jerry Miller; 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. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. June 19. Performers: Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Recommended for ages 18 and older. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.


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