Special Events

“Dahlias and Desserts”

  • Monday, June 2, 2008 7:19pm
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“Dahlias and Desserts”

fundraiser: 6:30-8 p.m.

May 1. Features dessert, coffee and tea, raffles, and speaker Mike Harbin. Cost: $20 donation. Proceeds go towards GriefWorks’s counseling and support programs. GriefWorks, 715 30th St. N.E., Auburn. 253-333-9420 or debbie@griefworks.org.

Old Clocks and Watches “Antiques Roadshow”-Style Clinic: 1-3 p.m. May 3. Bring in old watches and clocks, or detailed photos, for expert appraisal. Presented by the local chapter of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Cost: Free. Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S.

Victorian May Tea at Neely Mansion: 12:30, 2 and 3:30 p.m. May 3. Enjoy tea in the parlor with savories and sweets, listen to music and tour the historic house. Cost: $15; reservations required. Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-833-1230.

Pitch, Hit & Run: 10 a.m.

May 3. Open to children ages 7-14 to showcase their baseball skills. Winners can advance to state and national level of competition. Cost: Free. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Garage & Bake Sale fundraiser: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3. Donations welcome. Presented by Prudential’s Aggressive Cancer Kickers relay team. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. Prudential Realty, 25230 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 253-859-7450.

Clean Sweep: 7:30 a.m.

May 10. Volunteers needed for annual community service projects in four local parks. Breakfast provided for volunteers at City Hall. Registration required. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.

Spring Craft Fair and Plant Sale: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10. Features plants grown by horticulture students at Auburn Mountainview High School. Sponsored by AMHS Booster Club. 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.

Auburn Rotarians’ 25th annual Scholarship Show: 7 p.m. May 16. Features Blake Shelton, star of NBC’s “Clash of the Choirs,” along with music group Jypsi. Cost: $35. Auburn Performing Arts Center, 915 Fourth St. N.E. 253-833-6633 or www.ticketmaster.com.

Kindergarten Roundup: 9:15-10:50 a.m. May 16. Students must be 5 years of age by Aug. 31, 2008, to enter kindergarten. Registration requested. Sawyer Woods Elementary School, 31135 228th Ave. S.E., Black Diamond. 253-373-7750.

Relay for Life of Auburn: 5 p.m. May 16-noon May 17. Awareness and fundraiser event benefits the American Cancer Society. Auburn Memorial Field, 801 Fourth St. N.E. 206-406-3548.

“Prince Caspian” opening event: 2-4 p.m. May 17. Movie-goers can enjoy games, prizes, balloons and more celebrating the opening of “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian.” Cost: Free. Regal Cinemas Auburn Stadium 17, 1101 Supermall Way. 253-735-8052.

The Ride of Silence: 6:30 p.m. May 21. Ride aims to raise awareness about cyclists, and mourn cyclists killed by motor vehicles. Wear black arm bands. Course runs through downtown Kent and Auburn. Cost: Free. Start and ending location: Kent Park & Ride, 902 W. James St. www.rideofsilence.org.

Terry Home 16th annual Show & Shine: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., May 18, Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. SE, Auburn. Registration from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $15 fee to register car, pickup or motorcycle. Trophy presentation at

3 p.m. Eagles will serve breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. Terry Home Inc., a non-profit organization, will serve lunch from

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games for the kids, raffles, door prizes, music and more. Auburn Eagles will host an open house. 253-833-5554, 253-630-7657, www.terryhomeinc.org

Classes

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: May 3, “Starting a Home-Based Business”; May 3-17, “Screenwriting”; May 8-29, “How to Start a Small Business”; May 15, “Small Business Marketing”; May 17-18, “Fused Glass Garden Art.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Health/Fitness

Blood drives in Auburn: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 7 at Auburn High School, 800 Fourth St. N.E.; 1-7 p.m. May 12 at Latter-Day Saints Auburn, 625 M St. N.E. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.

“Healthy and Lean” seminars: 6:30-8 p.m. May 12. Informational seminar for those interested in the six-week health education and support program. Cost: Free. Kent Commons Millcreek Room, 525 Fourth Ave. N., Kent. 253-859-1311 or 419-306-1264.

Music

“Sounds of Hawaii”: 7:30 p.m. May 16. Cost: $20; free for GRCC students with ID. Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2400.

Live at the Ave—David Harsh: 2 p.m. May 18. Features original, spiritually-themed guitar music by musician Harsh. Auburn Avenue Theatre, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-833-5678.

Theater

“The Wiz”: 7:30 p.m. May 1-4, 9-11 and 16-18; also 2 p.m. May 4, 11 and 18. Presented by Thomas Jefferson High School Musical Theatre. Thomas Jefferson Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. 253-839-3774.

“Three Billy Goats Gruff”: 2 p.m. May 3. Puppet show by Thistle Puppet Theatre is part of the 2008 Avenue Kids Series. Cost: $6. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043, 253-833-5678 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

“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.

Comedy

Comedy Night at the Ave: 7:30 p.m. May 15 and June 19. Performers: May 15, Kermit Holiday, Grant Lyon and Jeff Caldwell; June 19, Key Lewis, Tony Boswell and Jack Mayberry. Not recommended for children. Cost: $15-$20. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov/arts.

Dance

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.

Evergreen City Ballet: Currently enrolling for spring quarter academy classes. Open to ages 3-18. 710 S. Second St., Renton. 425-228-6800 or www.evergreencityballet.org.

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.

Solo Squares Club: 7-9 p.m. the first and third Sundays of the month. Mainstream square dances. Cedar Grange, 22531 S.E. 218th St., Maple Valley. 206-525-2198.

Museums

Black Diamond Historical Society Museum: Hours: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursdays; noon-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 32627 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2142, museum@blackdiamondmuseum.org or www.blackdiamondmuseum.org.

White River Valley Museum: Events: 1-3 p.m. May 10, quilt lecture by guest curator Anita Sheneberger, with question-and-answer time; 1-3 p.m. June 14, “Quilt Restoration and Preservation” class and tour; noon and 2 p.m. July 12, film screening of “A Century of Quilts: America in Cloth”; noon-4 p.m. Aug. 2, Crazy Quilts Family Day. Exhibits: May 7-Aug. 13, “Crazy Quilts: Puzzle Patches and Fanciful Embroidery,” featuring quilts and other sewn items from the 1880s-1920s. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H. St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or www.wrvmuseum.org.

Galleries

Auburn City Hall Gallery:

Exhibits: Through May 9, photography and watercolors by David Johnson and David and Molly Hashimoto; May 12-June 6, photography by Bob Ashby, Kent Miller and d. marie weide, with reception 5:30-7 p.m. May 14; June 9-July 3, artwork by Michael Madden and Cara Jennings, with artists reception 5:30-7 p.m. June 11. Hours:

8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.


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