Free fishing for seniors June 7 | Auburn Special Events Calendar

Special events in the Auburn area starting June 7.

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Special Events

Senior Day at the Fishing Pond: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 7. Seniors can come fish, thanks to the Green River Steelhead Trout Club and Auburn Sports and Marine. No license required. Tackle and bait provided. Mill Pond, 600 Oravetz Road, Auburn. 253-931-3016.

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. 253-833-0970, ext. 7383.

Cruise-In: 9 a.m.-4 p.m, today. Open to vehicles, 1972 and older, and vintage motorcycles. Benefit for Pediatric Interim Care Center. Performance Grill, 1525 A St., Auburn.

South King County Flag Day Celebration: 9:30 a.m. June 14. Speaker: U.S. Rep. Adam Smith. Weyerhaeuser King County Aquatics Center, 650 S.W. Campus Drive, Federal Way.

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.

Muckleshoot Library Opening: 11 a.m. June 25. Ribbon-cutting and opening celebration for library’s new building. 17102 S.E. 400th St., Auburn. 253-931-6779.

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

Silent Auction for Sgt. Marni Perius-Glista Scholarship Fund: 1-5 p.m. June 8. Admission: Free. Auburn Eagles Club, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 360-879-5991, 253-847-8900 or marnismemory@comcast.net.

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.

“Cruise to the Park” Charity Car Show: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 28. Features contest, games, vendors, food, live music and more. Cost: Donations of non-perishable food items for all car and truck entries; financial donations also welcome. Proceeds benefit charities locally and worldwide. Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. S.E., Auburn. 206-444-9388 or www.solidrockcruisers.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”; July 1, “Smart Choices in Retirement”; July 8, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Puget Sound Crab Clinic: 6:30 p.m. June 11. Speaker Vern Modes will provide information for the beginner and the advanced crabber. Door prizes and refreshments provided. Cost: Free. Auburn Sports & Marine, 810 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1440.

Twilight Tours—“Timber Stand Improvement”: June 17. Tour a family forest in the Auburn-Black Diamond area that was precommercially 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.

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.

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: 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 auburnsummermusiccamp@comcast.net.

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.

• Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through June 19. Students kindergarten-12th grade can receive free homework help from volunteer tutors. Volunteer tutors needed; call for details: 425-369-3312.

Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:

• Northwest Carvers Association woodcarving demonstrations: 5-8 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month through June. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Veterans

Veterans Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. June 10 and July 8. 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.

Music

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

Theater

“Lysistrata” and “The Mousetrap”: 7:30 p.m. June 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.

“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.

“The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through June 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.

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

Petite Feet Performance: 2 and 3:30 p.m. June 14. Presented by Children’s Dance Theater. Cost: $3-$5. Rainier Middle School,30620 116th Ave. S.E., Auburn. 253-887-8937.

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.

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 salsavilla@hotmail.com.

Elsewhere

Sococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.

Meeker Days: June 20-22. Includes exhibits, pancake breakfast (June 21) and more. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.

Wings of Freedom Tour: 2-5 p.m. June 20; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 21-22. Ground tours available of Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress “Nine O Nine” WWII Heavy Bomber; Consolidated B-24 Liberator “Witchcraft” WWII Heavy Bomber; North American B-25 Mitchell WWII Medium Bomber; and P-51 Mustang. The Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Tukwila. www.collingsfoundation.org.

Meeker Mansion Band Concert and Ice Cream Social: 4-6 p.m. July 4. Admission: Free. Meeker Mansion, 312 Spring St., Puyallup. 253-848-1770 or www.meekermansion.org.

Celebrate the Horse: 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. July 5-6. Festival features horsemanship seminars, clinics and demonstrations, pony rides, carriage rides, art displays and author booths. Proceeds benefit People Helping Horses nonprofit organization. Puyallup Fair and Events Center, 110 Ninth Ave. S.W., Puyallup. www.celebratethehorse.org.


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