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Calendars are published Wednesdays and Saturdays on a space-available basis. Deadlines and contact information has recently changed. Items for the Wednesday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Thursday. Items for the Saturday edition must be submitted by noon the previous Tuesday.

Special Events

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

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.

Pet spaying/neutering: 8 a.m. May 13. Sign in: 6:30 a.m. The Spay Station, a mobile spay and neuter clinic, will offer free or low-cost services to pet owners. Microchipping also available. Safeway, 101 Auburn Ave., Auburn. 360-793-7729 or

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.

“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.

Multi-Vendor Sales Event: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17. Sponsored by Women’s Home Business Resources. Field House, 1000 S. 220th St., Des Moines. 888-590-9744.

Terry Home 16th annual Show and Shine: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. May 18. Breakfast served 7-10 a.m.; registration for car and bike show open 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Also includes games, raffles and Auburn Eagles open house. Cost: $15 for car, pickup or motorcycle registration. Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. S.E., Auburn. 253-833-5554, 253-630-7657 or

Ladies Spring Fair: Noon-3 p.m.

May 18. Features chair massages, jewelry, purses, skin-care products, candles and more. Refreshments provided. Auburn Elks Lodge 1808, 2402 Auburn Way N., Auburn.

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.

Dog Trot Fun Run: 9 a.m. May 31.

Registration, 8 a.m. Family-oriented 3K fun run for all ages held in conjunction with Petpalooza. Proof of vaccination required for all dogs. Cost: $15 in advance; $20 on the day. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

Petpalooza: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 31. Features feature an animal-related entertainment stage, activities, vendors, pet parade, petting zoo, games and more. Also includes the 2008 Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships. Admission: Free. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or

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. Vendor applications available through May 23. Game Farm Park, 3030 R St. S.E., Auburn.


Clothing Drive: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 10-11. Donors can bring new or gently-used clothes for Northwest Center. White River Junction Shopping Plaza, 4010 “A” St. S.E., Auburn. 800-992-2060 or

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

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.

Giant Lot Sale: May 17-18. Features vendor and craft booths. Booth spaces available for rent. Proceeds from booth rentals benefit the Cystic Fybrosis Foundation. TOP Food and Drug, 1406 Lake Tapps Parkway E., Auburn. 253-876-1700.

Cell Phone Drive: Through June 1.

Donors can drop off used cell phones – in any condition – to aid domestic violence victims. Some will be given as 911 phones; others will be recycled for cash to aid domestic violence victims and their families. Goal is 300 cell phones by June 1. Drop-off point: Auburn Police Department lobby, 340 E. Main St., Suite 201. 253-261-6536.


Investment seminars: Noon Tuesdays. Free luncheon seminars led by Diane Mayer. Topics: May 12, “Tax Free Investing Workshop”; May 19, “Baby Boomers: How Will a Retiring Generation Affect the Market?” Edward Jones, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.

Charity Runner info meeting:

6:30 p.m. May 13. Learn about the American Cancer Society Charity Runner program, which allows athletes to dedicate their training and participation in long-distance races to the fight against cancer. The Balanced Athlete, 213 First Ave. S., Kent.

Green River Community College: Continuing education classes include: May 15, “Small Business Marketing”; May 17-18, “Fused Glass Garden Art”; May 22, “How to Be an Executor of a Will”; May 29, “Developing a Business Plan”; May 31, “Design Your Travel Plans Using the Internet”; June 2-27, “Floral Design Program.” Call for cost, details. 12401 S.E. 320th St., Auburn. 253-833-9111, ext. 2535.

Auburn’s Amazement Workshop:

6:30-8:30 p.m. May 21. Children ages

6-12 can learn magic tricks using everyday objects — paper clips, rubber bands, ropes and hands. Cost: $26 for residents; $33 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Auburn Senior Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3043 or

Financial literacy for domestic violence victims: 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays through May 27. Class will cover safety and finances, basic banking, budgeting and more. Childcare and transportation available. Cost: Free. Call for details. Held at confidential Southside location. 206-799-6209 or

Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation:

City of Auburn offers a variety of continuing education classes including creative arts, watercolor painting, Spanish, dance, buying real estate and more. Call for details. 253-931-3043,


Church space available: All Saints Lutheran Church has open space for a small mission church needing a place to worship. Call for details. All Saints Lutheran Church, 27225 Military Road, Auburn. 253-852-4884.


Blood drives in Auburn: 1-7 p.m.

May 12 at Latter-Day Saints Auburn, 625 M St. N.E.; 7 a.m.-1 p.m. May 17 at the Auburn Relay for Life, 800 Fourth St. N.E.; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. May 21 at Green River Community College, 12401 S.E. 320th St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21 at West Auburn High School, 401 W. Main St.; 8 a.m.-2 p.m. May 22 at Auburn Riverside High School, 501 Oravetz Road; noon-6 p.m. May 31 at Wal-Mart, 1425 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or

“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.

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.


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

• Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m. May 13. Topic: “Thunderstruck” by Erik Larson.

• Teen Advisory Board: 4 p.m. May 19.

• ESL: 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

• Computer classes: Library offers a variety of classes, including “Microsoft Excel,” “Microsoft Word” and “Intro to Computers.” Call for details, registration.

• Friends of the Auburn Library: 6:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of the month.

• Genealogy assistance: 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays; 7 p.m. the second and fourth Mondays of the month. Canceled May 26.

• Teen Book Group: 4:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month.

• Read Three, Get One Free: Teens, ages 12-18, can read three books, write three short reviews and get a free new paperback book. Pick up an entry form at the library or online at

• Ready-Set-Read: Elementary school students can earn a new paperback book by reading 20 minutes per day for 20 days. Call or visit library for details.

• Study Zone: 4-6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. 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. May 26 meeting rescheduled for May 27. Free. Call for details: 253-569-2140.

“Tutu Tales”: 11 a.m. the first Wednesday of the month, September-June. Free story time features a dance themed book, creative movement exercises and coloring pages. Children’s Dance Theater, 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. 253-833-7685 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.


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-3016 or 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 Outreach: 3:15-6:15 p.m. May 13 and June 10. 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.

RecruitMilitary Career Fair: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 15. Free hiring event for job seekers who have military backgrounds. Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center, 1500 Broadway, Tacoma.

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.

Cascade Warbirds seeking WWII Vets: May 19-26. WWII bomber air crew and ground crew veterans invited to join the Cascade Warbirds in hosting the B-17 visit to the Museum of Flight in Tukwila. Veterans will greet and share experiences with visitors during the exhibit’s run. Call or e-mail for details. 206-571-1777 or


Al-Anon Family Group Meetings: 7:30 p.m. Sundays at Holy Family Catholic Church, 505 17th St. S.E., Auburn; 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Fridays, and 8 p.m. Wednesdays at First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. S.E., Auburn; 10 a.m. Saturdays in the back room of the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-625-0000 or

Auburn Parkinson’s Disease Support Group: 10 a.m. the first Friday of the month. Wesley Homes Lea Hill, 32049 109th Place S.E., Auburn. 253-876-6014.

Celebrate Recovery: 6-9 p.m. Thursdays. Event includes: meal, 6-7 p.m.; large group worship, 7-8 p.m.; small open group, 8-9 p.m. Twelve-step recovery program to help free people from life’s hurts, hang-ups and habits. Cost: $3 for meal. Grace Community Church 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-5660 or

GriefWorks Family Night Series: 6:15-8:15 p.m. Thursdays through May 29. Includes light supper, crafts and discussion about the grieving process. Cost: $90 per family. GriefWorks office, 715 30th St. N.E., Auburn. 800-850-9420 or


“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.


“The Wiz”: 7:30 p.m. May 10-11 and 16-18; also 2 p.m. May 11 and 18. Presented by Thomas Jefferson High School Musical Theatre. Thomas Jefferson Little Theatre, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. 253-839-3774.

“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


Friday Night Jazz: 7 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month. Performers: Saturday, May 10, Coco Loco. 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: May 10, Whiskey Creek; May 23, Jon Casey; May 24, 7th Loft; May 31, Dog Leg Preacher; June 13, NRG; June 27-28, Black Dog. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.


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


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


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, or

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: Through 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


“Poetry on Posters” Exhibit: Through May 31. Striped Water Poets exhibit features poems written by Alpac elementary school children and surrounding area poets. Pacific City Hall, 100 Third Ave. S.E., Pacific.

Auburn City Hall Gallery: Exhibits: 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

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Exhibits: Through June 27, Senior Artists’ Exhibit; June 30-Aug. 29, marquetry art by Dennis Harrison, with reception 3:30-4;30 p.m. July 11. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or


Buds & Blooms Spring Garden Festival: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 10-11. Features showcase gardens, wetlands park, farmers market (Saturday only), workshops and talks by experts, including Ciscoe Morris. Call for details. Location: Various venues throughout Federal Way.

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