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.
Pep Rally for Melanie Roach: Noon June 16. City of Bonney Lake pep rally for Olympic weight-lifter Melanie Roach, who qualified for the Summer Games in Beijing by capturing the U.S. Olympic Trials title last month. Allan Yorke Park, 7625 W. Tapps Highway, Bonney Lake.
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.
“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, 800 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 206-444-9388 or www.solidrockcruisers.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: 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. www.auburnsummermusiccamp.com or email@example.com.
Blood drives in Auburn:
11 a.m.-5 p.m. June 20 at ACS, 3320 Auburn Way N.; 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 20 at IBS Inc., 740 Clay St. N.W.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 25 at Auburn Social Security office, 1901 C St. S.W.; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. June 27 at Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N. Division St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 1 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St.; 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 1 at GSA Auburn, 400 15th St. S.W.; 1-3:30 p.m. July 1 at Tesoro Refining and Marketing Company, 3450 S. 344th St.; 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 3 at Composite Solutions Corporation, 1820 W. Valley Highway; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 3 at Auburn Supermall, 1101 Supermall Way. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or
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.
Northwest Family Church 85th Anniversary Celebration:
Aug 2-3. Aug 2: 11:30 a.m., picnic at Isaac Evans Park, 29627 Green River Road S.E., Auburn. Aug. 3: 9 and 10:30 a.m., services with former pastor Jim Filbeck; 12:30 p.m. banquet and program. Cost: $5 for banquet. 3535 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-833-8252 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
“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.
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.
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.
Children’s Dance Theater: Currently enrolling for summer dance classes, which start July 7. Call for details. 253-833-7685 or www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
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 email@example.com.
Auburn Business Connectors: 7:30 a.m. Tuesdays. Breakfast meeting. Networking group allows one professional per category. Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 206-575-4665 or 253-735-9217.
Auburn Morning Club, Toastmasters International: 6:30 a.m. Thursdays. Learn to speak to groups by working with others in a supportive environment. Newcomers are welcome. The Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-867-1260.
Auburn Noon Lions Club: Noon Tuesdays. Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation building, 919 Ninth St. S.E. 253-735-5340, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.auburnlions.com.
Auburn Rotary Club: Noon Wednesdays. Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S., Auburn. 253-929-4656.
Auburn Valley Kiwanis: 7 a.m. Wednesdays. Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation building, 910 Ninth St. S.E. 253-833-7086 or www.kiwanisclubofthevalley.org.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Lakota Chapter:
11 a.m. June 14. Topic: “History of Shoes” with demonstration of how to make high heels. Valley Regional Fire Authority, Station 31, 1102 D St. N.E., Auburn. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Happy Hands Craft Club:
12:30-2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Group knits and crochets lap blankets for veterans and baby hats for PICC. Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road S.W., Auburn. 253-833-2770.
Kiwanis Club of Auburn:
Noon Thursdays. Red Lotus Restaurant, 714 Auburn Way N., Auburn. Visit www.kiwanisclubofauburn.com.
Optimist Club of Auburn:
Noon the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. Auburn Elks Club, 2402 Auburn Way N. 253-333-8840.
Sons of Norway, Vesterdalen Lodge: 7 p.m. June 16. Special meeting features strawberry shortcake, plus entertainment by the Hardanger Fiddle Players. Video about Norway will play at 6 p.m. All are welcome. Messiah Lutheran Church, 805 Fourth St. N.E., Auburn.
Soroptimist International of Auburn: Noon Wednesdays. New members and guests welcome. Auburn Parks and Recreation Administration Building, 900 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. www.soroptimistnwr.com.
Wind Spirit Flute Circle: 7 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month. Come explore and learn the Native American Flute. All ages and abilities welcome. Beginner lessons at 6:30 p.m. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-568-6689 or www.waflutecircle.com.