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Fairly Spiritual: Declaring a war on fruitcake

It appears the “War on Christmas” has reached a stalemate. With all sides thoroughly entrenched, I would like to plead for a temporary truce.After much… Continue reading

Little good can come from your slimy neighborhood slug

When Noah was getting ready to push off with his ark, the story goes, God told him to gather all the animals of the world “two by two.”

  • Dec 12, 2008

Gilbert, Auburn students to deliver holiday choral showcase

Kandy Gilbert likes a good show.Auburn High School's choral instructor has assembled a five-choir holiday program lineup for the public to enjoy.The curtains for the… Continue reading

Rainier Christian School to present ‘An Island Christmas’

Valley Christian Schools will present "An Island Christmas" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Northwest Family Church, Auburn, 3535 Auburn Way S.The public is invited.… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2008

‘The Ave’ to make way for Arctic Express on Saturday

The historic Auburn Avenue Theater will present Slightly Illusional’s Arctic Express, an imaginary train ride that takes kids all over the world to learn about… Continue reading

  • Dec 11, 2008
Auburn Regional Theatre presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'  through Dec. 21. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Mountainview Theater

Regional A&E Calendar | Dec. 13

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Grand Victorian Gala and Victorian High Tea: Dec. 13, 14 and 21. Gala on… Continue reading

  • Dec 10, 2008
Auburn Regional Theatre presents 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat'  through Dec. 21. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Mountainview Theater

Regional A&E Calendar | Dec. 6

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Grand Victorian Gala and Victorian High Tea: Dec. 13, 14 and 21. Gala on… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2008
Jim Harkey's dream has come true with the release of his first book

Accidental author: Man’s speedy reindeer comes to the rescue in holiday tale

It arrived on a whim, the distillation of a dream that eventually spilled over onto the pages of a children's Christmas storybook."It was never intended… Continue reading

Jim Harkey's dream has come true with the release of his first book

3rd Degree Burn to light up The Pit on Dec. 20

Classic Rock band 3rd Degree Burn will perform at The Pit's holiday party, 102 W. Main St., Auburn, at 9 p.m. Dec. 20. The free… Continue reading

  • Dec 9, 2008
Paul Glasoe’s ‘Yakima Magic’ features the many fall colors of the scenic river.

Glasoe’s watercolor artistry attracts People’s Choice Award

Paul Glasoe is an avid outdoorsman who appreciates great scenery and an inviting stream to cast his fly rod.

Paul Glasoe’s ‘Yakima Magic’ features the many fall colors of the scenic river.
Guitarist Jess Hudson jams for the band UnHailoed.

UnHailoed to perform in a tribute for the late Dimebag Darrell Abbott

Auburn-based metal band UnHailoed will play the Dimebag Darrell Tribute Night at 9 p.m. this Saturday at Studio Seven in Seattle.The band will join Barefoot… Continue reading

  • Dec 5, 2008
Guitarist Jess Hudson jams for the band UnHailoed.
From left: John Legas stars as Fred Gaily

Regional A&E Calendar | Dec. 6

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.A Victorian Country Christmas: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Dec. 6; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Dec. 7.… Continue reading

  • Dec 4, 2008
From left: John Legas stars as Fred Gaily
The work of Enumclaw photographers Lydia and Ken Strange were among those projects featured at the White River Valley Musem show for area artists.

White River Valley Museum, Auburn make it a variety show for area artists

Patricia Cosgrove always wanted the White River Valley Museum museum to be more involved in the fine arts.

The work of Enumclaw photographers Lydia and Ken Strange were among those projects featured at the White River Valley Musem show for area artists.
The Llewellyn family (aka the Llew Crew) performs a spiced-up version of a Christmas carol during last year’s Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition in downtown Seattle. This year’s contest takes place 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5

Regional A&E Calendar listings | Dec. 3

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Lake Wilderness Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Come see the… Continue reading

  • Dec 1, 2008
The Llewellyn family (aka the Llew Crew) performs a spiced-up version of a Christmas carol during last year’s Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition in downtown Seattle. This year’s contest takes place 6 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 5

Fairly Spiritual: This Christmas, aim low

Sometimes, I think we try too hard to make everything meaningful and heartfelt. This is particularly true of the holiday season. Yes, Christmas is definitely a great time to focus on the nobler virtues of existence. However, my lofty goal to make this “the best Christmas ever” might actually detract from the pursuit of more practical objectives. In other words, I am sometimes so busy reaching for the stars that I forget to grab hold of that which is within my grasp. Some of life’s most worthy tasks are in fact ... do-able. Unfortunately, some of life’s most worthy tasks also are rather boring.

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Regional A&E Calendar listings | Nov. 29

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.Lake Wilderness Winter Wonderland Holiday Light Show: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 3. Come see the… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2008
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Fairly Spiritual: Real challenge is nurturing true love

It has been reported that a Texas reverend, Ed Young, recently asked his mega church congregation to participate in a seven-day sex challenge.All married members… Continue reading

Photography by Blue Earth artists will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Kent Centennial Center Gallery

Regional A&E Calendar | Nov. 22

Calendar SubmissionsThe entertainment calendar is published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Submit entertainment items at least a week before publication dates to calendar@reporternewspapers.com.EventsSococulture:… Continue reading

  • Nov 20, 2008
Photography by Blue Earth artists will be on display through Jan. 7 at the Kent Centennial Center Gallery
Celtic music group Erwilian will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Renton Civic Theater

Regional A&E Calendar | Nov. 19

EventsSococulture: For information about cultural events throughout South King County, visit www.sococulture.org.21st annual Bizarre Bazaar: Noon-7 p.m. Nov. 21; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Nov. 22; 10… Continue reading

  • Nov 17, 2008
Celtic music group Erwilian will perform 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Renton Civic Theater