Pacific Days to feature parades, laser tag, more | Auburn A&E Calendar

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Pacific Days 2008: 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

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

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

Fourth annual DogVenture Day: 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 2. Come for games, contests and prizes for dogs and their owners. Dogs must be family-friendly and on leash. Cost: Free; registration requested. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770 or


Annual Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser: 7:30-10 a.m. July 12. Breakfast served before the 2008 Pacific Days parade. Volunteers welcome to help. Cost: $7 for adults; $4 for ages 9 and younger. Pacific/Algona Community Center, 100 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific. 253-929-1151.

Rainier Audubon Garage Sale Fundraiser: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 12. 1004 S. 323rd St., Federal Way.

Barbecue/Bunco Night: 5-9 p.m. July 12. Features Bunco, dinner and raffle drawings. Proceeds go towards college grants. Cost: $15. All Saints Lutheran Church, 27225 Military Road, Auburn. 253-852-4884.

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.

Church Women United Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 8; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Aug. 9. Proceeds benefit nonprofit agencies in Kent and Auburn. Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn. 253-735-5167.

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 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

Children’s Dance Theater Camp: 9-11:30 a.m. July 28-Aug. 1. Camp for ages 3-7 features dancing, stories and crafts. Theme: “Swan Lake.” Bring snacks and a painting smock. Cost: $75; registration required by noon July 25. 14 B St. N.E., Auburn. 253-833-7685 or

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. or


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.


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


Blood drives: 1-7 p.m. July 14 at Latter-day Saints Auburn, 625 M St. N.E.; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. July 20 at First United Methodist Church of Auburn, 100 N St. S.E.; 9:30-11:30 a.m. July 22 at Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. N.W.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. July 31 at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or


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

• “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.

• Anime Movie Screening—“Akira”: 2:30 p.m. July 19. Open to teens.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. July 21.

• “‘Toadally’ Amphibians—Nature Discovery Series”: 2 p.m. July 21. Learn about local frogs, lizards, salamanders and toads. Open to ages 4 and older; ages 8 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Registration required.

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


“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.


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


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. or

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.

Thomas Jefferson High School Class of 1988

Reunion: Sept. 13. Call for details. Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. 425-644-1044 or

Auburn High School Class of 1978 Reunion: Oct. 3. Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. 425-644-1044 or


Auburn Shades of Summer Outdoor Concerts:

7 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 6. Performers: July 16, Yahboy!; July 23, Casey MacGill Blue 4 Trio and The Senate. All concerts are free. Len Chapman Amphitheater at Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or


Bon Odori Dance Festival: 5-9:30 p.m. July 26. Features traditional Japanese folk dances, Taiko drum performance and food booths. Cost: Free. White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N., Auburn. 253-833-1442 or