Auburn-area calendar of events | June 23

Auburn-area calendar events for the week of June 23


Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site:

Emerald Downs: 89-race date meet, the 15th at Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Racing on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. First post is 6 p.m., Fridays, 2 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, visit

Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sundays, through Sept. 26, Auburn Station Plaza, 23 A St. SW. Opening for its second season. More than 35 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farmed based foods, hand-crafted items and concession stands that are restaurant based but feature a home-cooked taste. The weekly market also will include free performances, guest chef with farm fresh ingredients, children’s activities from face painting to hands on activities to storytelling. The market also will have classes on health, nutrition, and gardening. To volunteer and to participate, visit

KidsDay: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., June 25, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE. Free to the public. The event is specifically designed for youth in the Auburn area. The event features an entertainment stage, inflatable rides, mini golf, kids’ crafts, face painting, food vendors, more than 50 activity/information vendors and more. In addition, city officials will dedicate the new Barrier-Free Playground and sensory garden, an innovative 32,000-square-foot area placed inside the heart of the park. The event is being presented by the City of Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation Department, Radio Disney AM 1250, Fred Meyer and Wizards of the Coast. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit

4th of July Festival: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 4, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Hometown event features a kids’ bike parade, live entertainment on two stages, eight inflatable rides, climbing wall and euro-bungy trampolines, trackless train, petting zoo and pony carousel, bingo, bocce, a car show, lazer tag, gaming stations, more than 50 craft artists, book sale, food concessions and spray park. Purchase a wristband for $5 for unlimited activities. Sales begin at 10 a.m. For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit

White River Chainsaw Carving Championships: July 9-11, Pacific City Park, 600 3rd Ave. SE, Pacific. A 12-person field will compete for cash and prizes. The championships – part of Pacific Days (4-9 p.m., July 9; 11 a.m.-9 p.m., July 10; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., July 11) – will expand to a larger area and include a supervised beer garden, featuring microbrews by Trade Route Brewing of Pacific. Admission is $1. A daily auction will be held to allow the public the chance to acquire a sculpture. For more information, go to For sponsorships, contact Mayor Richard Hildreth at or 253-261-9853.

Wallup in Puyallup, World’s Biggest Outdoor Car & Truck Sale: July 16-18, noon-9 p.m., Friday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, Puyallup Fair & Events Center (gold parking lot), 110 9th Ave. SW. Free admission. For more information, visit

Goodguys 23rd Pacific NW Nationals: July 23–25; 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday; 8 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday; 8 a.m.–5.p.m., Sunday. Puyallup Fair & Events Center (enter at Blue, Gold, and Red Gates), 110 9th Ave. SW. Admission: $18 general, $6 kids age 7-12; 6 and under free. Information, call 253-848-1405 or 925-838-9876, or visit

State Sen. Pam Roach campaign BBQ, rally: 1-3 p.m. July 24, Roach Farm, 22102 SE Green Valley Road, a quarter-mile west of the Flaming Geyser Park entrance, Auburn. Confirmed attendees of the event: Attorney General Rob McKenna, Justice Richard Sanders, U.S. Senate candidate Dino Rossi, King County Council Members Pete von Reichbauer and Reagan Dunn, Pierce County Council Member Shawn Bunny, and activist Tim Eyman. Tickets: $25 per person, $35 per couple, children free. The public may obtain tickets to the barbecue and rally by calling 253-797-2424 or contacting

64th Pacific Northwest Scottish Highland Games & Clan Gathering: 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., July 31-Aug.1, Enumclaw Expo Center, 45224 – 284th Ave. SE, Enumclaw. Kickoff events 5:30-11 p.m. on Friday, July 30. Free to the public. Weekend includes competitive, colorful pipebands, drummers and dancers from Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. Field events include caber toss and hammer throw. Traditional Scottish foods and clan tents. Daily admission: $15 adults, $11 seniors, active military, $10 children 5-17, 5 and under free. Two-day pass is $22. For more information, call 206-522-2541.

Artrageous, Artists in Action Fair: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 7, Les Gove Park, 1005 12th St. SE, Auburn. Free. Second-annual event will feature professional artists demonstrating their techniques, sharing their enthusiasm for the arts and offering hands-on art making activities. For additional information, visit or contact the City of Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department at 253-931-3043.


“Cruise to the Park” Car Show: 9 a.m., June 26, Les Gove Park, 800 9th St. NE, Auburn. Presented by Solid Rock Cruisers Car Club. Gates open at 9 a.m. with entry fee of non-perishable food items for cars and trucks of all eras. The show has something for everyone: contests, games, food, vendors, live music and a DJ. Show proceeds benefit several local and international charities. For more information, call 253-770-1413 or visit

Roll Bounce: 4-7 p.m., June 26, Auburn Skate Connection, 1825 Howard Road, Auburn. Skating festival includes skate rental, spaghetti feed, exhibition of speed , jam and dance skating. $10 per person; children 4 and under are half-price. Tickets available at the door. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Speedskating Team. For more information, contact C.J. Lewis at 253-797-3376.

Shredathon: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., June 26, Verity Credit Union, Auburn Branch, 1424 Supermall Way. Protect your identity. Bring sensitive documents and shred them with confidence. Suggesting a minimum donation of $10, which will go directly to local community food bank in Auburn. For more information, contact Sterling Roszel at or 206-440-9000, ext. 5330.

GriefWorks “Lean on Mean” Auction: 4-8 p.m., June 27, Auburn Senior Activity Center (Millennium Room), 808 9th St. SE, Auburn. GriefWorks, a bereavement resource for education and support, will be holding its annual fundraising auction. Renowned jazz player Ed Taylor will perform. Live music, no host bar, hors d’oeuvres, live and silent auction. All registration and auction proceeds benefit GriefWorks, a non-profit agency that provides grief counseling and support to children, teens and adults after the death of a loved one. Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door. Call 253-333-9420 or visit for tickets, donations, sponsoring opportunities and more information.

Dueling Out Hunger: 7 p.m., July 1, Longhorn Barbecue, 635 C St. SW, Auburn. All you can eat buffet. No host bar, door prizes, raffle. $25 per person. Proceeds to benefit the Auburn Food Bank. For more information or to order tickets, call 253-833-8925.

Walking Washington for the Breath of Life: 8 a.m., July 6, Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Don Stevenson officially will begin his walk around the state, a benefit for the Children’s Organ Transplant Association and Auburn student Cullen Steele, 10, who faces a possible double-lung and heart transplant because of pulmonary hypertension. Stevenson plans to walk 1,200 miles around the state to raise awareness and funds for COTA. Walk is planned to end Aug. 20, capped by a 6:30 p.m. “Buddy Holly” benefit concert a the Auburn Avenue Theater. Online donations can be made at

Auburn Youth Resources-Enumclaw Youth & Family Services 15th annual golf tournament: 12:30 p.m., July 22, Washington National, 14330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Registration begins at noon. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a shotgun start at 1:30. Registration is $125 per person, $500 for a foursome. For more information or to register to play, please contact coordinator Trudy Ginther at 253-351-6059.


Boggy Garden planting party: 9 a.m., June 26, 138 3rd Ave. SW, Pacific. Terry Home, Inc., a boarding home for young adult survivors of traumatic brain injury, is transforming the property’s existing stormwater pond into a Boggy Garden. The soon-to-be beautiful outdoor space will serve as a serene natural vista for Terry Home residents, their visitors and Pacific community members. Terry Home is seeking community support to complete the project. Individuals interesting in supporting the project, please contact Leanne Guier at 253-921-1579 or


Healthy Cooking: Classes forming at Outpatient Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, 701 M St., Suite 102, Auburn. • June 23, Farmers market vegetables. $5 donation at the door. For more information, contact Kirsten at 253-833-8766. • 5 p.m., Wednesdays, June 30, July 14, 28, Healthy Cooking for a Healthy Family. $5 food donation requested.


Blood drives for Cascade Regional Blood Center: 11 a.m.-3 p.m ., June 25, Seventh-day Adventist Church Camp, 5000 Auburn Way S., Auburn; 5-9 p.m., June 25, Federal Way Relay for Life, 33914 19th Ave. SW, Federal Way; 9-11 a.m., June 28, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW, Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 9-11:30 a.m., June 29, Cardinal Health Auburn, 801 C St.; 1-3:30 p.m., June 29, AERO Controls, Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., July 5, Messiah Lutheran, 805 4th St. NE; 2-3:45 p.m, 4:30-7 p.m., July 12, LDS Auburn, church gym, 625 M St. NE; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., July 13, Auburn City Hall Chambers, 25 W. Main St.,; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., July 14, Green River Community College, Linbloom Center (Glacier Room), 12401 SE 320th St.; 11 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., July 14, Social Security, mobile in parking lot, 1901 C St . SW, Auburn; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., July 18, First United Methodist Church (Fireside Room), 100 N St. SE, Auburn; 1-3:30 p.m ., July 21, Tesoro Refining and Marketing Co., 3450 S. 344th W.; 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 2:30-5 p.m., July 23, Safeway, 101 Auburn Way S.; 10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m., July 24, SuperMall, bus by Burlington Coat Factory, 1101 Supermall Way. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit

Auburn Valley YMCA living tobacco-free programs: Weekly support groups: • Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW; • Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., Auburn Regional Medical Center, 202 N Division St. Please call before your first visit to confirm room location. Contact Heidi Henson, program coordinator, at 253-223-7538 or • Free Accelerate Your Quit! workshops: • Saturdays, 12:30-3:30 p.m.: July 17, Sept. 25, or Nov. 13, Auburn Valley YMCA, Registration required. Contact Henson, at 253-223-7538 or

Journey to Freedom: 4-6 p.m., Sundays, until Aug. 1, Auburn Valley YMCA, 1620 Perimeter Road SW. Health and wellness classes. Space limited. Open to non-members. Sign up by calling 253-833-2770 or online at


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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., July 12, 19, 26. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Explore the alphabet through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Tuesday Baby Story Times: 10:30 a.m., June 29*, July 13, 20, 27 (one session only). Newborn to 24 months with adult. * Story time break while staff are at schools for summer reading promotions.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., July 12, 19, 26. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome.

Spanish-English Story Times: 7 p.m., June 28. Ages 3-8.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 30*, July 7, 14, 21, 28. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome. * Story time break while staff are at schools for summer reading promotions.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time.

Sing Around the Sound: 12:45 p.m., June 25, Center Stage of KidsDay, Les Gove Park, with Nancy Stewart. Hop on the ferry boat and join popular musician Nancy Stewart for this sing-along concert featuring our Pacific Northwest sea life. All ages welcome.

Book Buddies: 1 p.m., July 6, 13, 20, 27. Teen volunteers are available to assist elementary school students in kindergarten through fourth grade with their reading.

Board Games Drop-In Zone: 1:30 p.m., July 7, 14, 21, 28. Ages 4 to 12, ages 8 and younger with adult. Make a Splash: Play! Come for some friendly board games and puzzles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Rodney the Shark Puppet Show: 10:30 a.m., July 8. Presented by Rowbes Puppet Productions. All ages welcome. Rodney is a shark who is afraid of everything … even his own shadow. Can he muster the courage to become a hero?

Auburn Cartoon and Drawing Club: 3:30 p.m., July 12, 19, 26. Ages 7 to 13. Draw, create characters, share art tips and learn from other artists!

Vamos A La Mar (Let’s Go to the Sea): 7 p.m., July 13. Presented by Marco Cortes. Ages 3 and older. Enjoy songs about the sea in this Spanish/English multicultural program. Sponsored by the Friends of the Auburn Library.

Water, Water, Water!: 2 p.m., July 19. Presented by Dan Crow. All ages welcome. Join this beloved family entertainer, recording artist and songwriter who composed and performed the title song for family classic, “The Adventures of Milo and Otis” for a splashy musical revue.

The Incredible Art of Bubble Magic: 1 p.m., July 27. Presented by Linda Severt. Ages 3 and older. Watch in wonder as this award-winning performer creates dancing caterpillars, merry-go-rounds and even square bubbles right before your eyes. Warning: You may get a teeny tiny bit wet during this performance.


Read Three, Get One Free Summer Edition & Read • Flip • Win: Read three books, write three thoughtful reviews and get a prize book free. The summer also will feature a video book review contest, Read • Flip • Win! Ask at the library for details.

Iron Chef America-Patriotic Desserts: 5 p.m., July 1. Ages 10 and older. Partner with a culinary arts student to create a no-bake patriotic dessert. Your creation will be rated by our celebrity judges and winners will receive prizes.

Teen Writers Group: 3:30 p.m., July 8. Ages 12 to 18. Join other teens to share your writing, gain ideas and practice your craft.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., July 20. Reading “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.

Sensational Sushi: 1 p.m., July 8. Ages 10 and older. Learn how to make sushi with simple and healthy ingredients. No raw fish will be used in this program. This event will be limited to 30 participants, arrive early for a spot.

Make Waves @ Your Library Movie Screening: 1 p.m., July 15. All are welcome to come watch this recent movie about a young demigod and enjoy Greek-themed snacks.

Smoothie Making: 3 p.m., Juy 27. Ages 10 and older. Learn how to make your own smoothies out of nutritious and delicious ingredients. This event will be limited to 30 participants, so arrive early for a spot.


Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., July 27. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m.,July 3, 7, 10, 14, 28; 7 p.m., June 14, July 12. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Annual Book Sale: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., July 4. The library will be closed for the holiday, but the side entrance to meeting room will be open.

Auburn Library Book Discussion Group: 7 p.m., July 6.

Share your Love of Reading with Someone Who Cannot Visit the Library: Volunteer to select, deliver and return library materials to a shut-in patron at least once a month, for one year. You must be age 18 or older and have reliable transportation. Training is provided and takes about an hour. For more information, contact Susan LaFantasie, 425-369-3235 or 877-905-2008.

Citizenship Class: 3 p.m., June 26, July 10, 17, 24. Get help with the citizenship interview process.

Computer Classes: Sign up at the information desk or call 253-931-3018. • Introduction to Computers: 10 a.m., June 26; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: noon, June 26; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 10 a.m., July 3; • Internet Nivel 1: 7 p.m., July 7; • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 10 a.m., July 10; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7 p.m., Juy 13; • E-mail Nivel 1: 7 p.m., July 14; • Microsoft Excel Level 3: 10 a.m., July 17; • Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., July 24; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., July 27; • Internet Level 2: 10 a.m., July 31.

Resume Help: 10 a.m., June 30, July 14. Receive one-on-one assistance on your resume.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29. Improve your English speaking and listening skills.

Composting at Home: 1 p.m., July 17. Seattle Tilth will present on the benefits of adding compost to your garden.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays. No class on May 31. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 29, July 20, 27. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., June 29, July 20, 27. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Times: 10:15 a.m., June 30, July 14, 21, 28. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Make a Splash: Read! Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

Board Games Drop-in Zone: 2 p.m., July 19. Come for some friendly board games. Choose from the “unplugged”games of Monopoly, Hangman, Trouble and more.

Jumping Jellyfish! Fishy Folktales from Around the World: 1 p.m., July 22. Jump and jiggle on an underwater storytelling adventure with stories and songs from around the globe in a program dripping with fun.

Kids’ Friday Movie Matinee: 11 a.m., July 23. Ages 5 to 12, ages 8 and younger with adult. Join us for a full-length feature film.

Slip, Slide or Dive into a Book: 2 p.m., July 26. Ages 3 and older. Go on a virtual water tour. Enjoy magic, costuming and a special “Charles the Clown” original story about a boat constructed entirely from balloons.

Pajama Story Time: 7 p.m., July 26. Ages 3 and older with adult, siblings welcome. Fun stories, music and activities before bedtime. You are welcome to attend in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed friend!


Teen Movie Afternoon: 3 p.m., June 30. Join us to watch a movie after school.

Game On!: 3 p.m., July 14, 21, 28. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.


Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m., July 21. “Second Glance” by Jodi Picoult. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers at our monthly book group. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. Join us. New members are always welcome.

Muckleshoot Library, 39917 Auburn-Enumclaw Road SE., Auburn. 253-931-6779. Library events include:


Stories and Strings: 11 a.m., July 7, 14, 28. Please join us for rockin’ good time of stories, songs and silliness.

Toddler and Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m., July 8, 15, 29. Please join us for stories, sing-alongs and other fun activities.


Looking to sharpen your technology skills?:  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779. 


The Incredible Art of Bubble Magic: 11 a.m., July 21. Watch in wonder as this award-winning performer creates dancing caterpillars, merry-go-rounds and even square bubbles right before your eyes.


Fierce Job-Hunting Workshops: 3:30-5 p.m., every Thursday, White River Museum, 918 H Street SE, Auburn. Get free help finding a job, provided by and sponsored by the City of Auburn. Get more detail at

Camp Berachah Golf Tournament: 12:30 p.m., July 3, Jade Greens Golf Course, 18330 SE Lake Holm Road, Auburn. Entry: $45 per person, or $165/team of four golfers. Fee includes lunch, card. Prizes for top two teams, closest to the pin and longest drive. Entry deadline June 25.

Leadership Institute of South Puget Sound: Now taking applications for the class of 2010-2011. Application deadline is July 9. Please contact Lynn Norman or Kathy Schneider at the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce 253-833-0700 or

Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” Networking Breakfast: 8-9 a.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Sponsored by the Auburn Chamber of Commerce. Cost: $5, includes continental breakfast. Auburn Area Chamber Board Room, 108 S. Division, Suite B. 253-833-0700.

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Partnership Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., July 19, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Featured speaker: Renee Radcliff Sinclair, Northwest regional director of Congressional and Public Affairs for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Register online through the chamber.


Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 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.

• Open Jam Session: 10-11:30 a.m., second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Jessie Powell is the organizer of the musicians, but anybody is welcome to come and play with the group.

• Wii bowling: 9:30 a. m.-12:30 p.m., Wednesdays.


Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra “Patriotic Stand”: 7 p.m., June 26. Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church, 23855 SE 216th St., Maple Valley. Concert features favorite American patriotic music and special performances by MVYSO’s small ensemble groups. $5 suggested donation. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit

Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Also looking for talented musicians, singers or comedians to perform. Please contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Calling all musicians: The Auburn Senior Activity Center will be hosting jam sessions for musicians on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Musicians who play acoustic and electric instruments are invited to play. Jam sessions will be conducted from 10-11:30 a.m. at the center, 808 9th St. SE. For more information, please call 253 931-3016.

Sunday night jazz: 8 p.m., every Sunday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Club Galaxy. Darren Motamedy and guests. 21-and-over. No cover. 253-939-7484,

Kids Summerstage Series: Noon, Wednesdays, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Free. • July 7: The Brian Waite Band; • July 14: Steve The Pretty Good; • July 21: The Shaver Marionettes; • July 28: Eric Herman; • Aug. 4: The Not-Its.

Summer Sounds and Cinema Series: Music and fun family movies on Fridays (7-11 p.m.) in various Auburn parks. Free. • Aug. 6, Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. SE: Concert: The Rowdy Refs Game Show; featured movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG); • Aug. 13, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE: Concert: Seattle School of Rock Band; featured movie: School of Rock (PG-13); • Aug. 28, Les Gove Park: Concert: One Eyed Jack; featured movie: The Blind Side (PG). For more information, call 253-931-3043 or visit


Baker Street Books: 7-10 p.m. various Fridays and Saturdays, live jazz. Baker Street Books, 32709 Railroad Ave., Black Diamond. 360-886-2131. All events are free, no cover.

The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.

Open mic night: Second Friday of the month, Kona Kai Coffee Co., 124 4th Ave. S, Kent. Public invited to perform and share talent with the community. Or come and enjoy listening to the local undiscovered talent perform. The event is regularly recorded and with permission, portions are aired on local Public Access Television. 253- 859-5662.


Children’s Dance Theater: 14 B t. NE, Nos. 1, 2, Auburn. View the schedule at: to learn more about the three-week “Alice in Wonderland” performance camp and the newly added four-day Coppelia story ballet camp. Descriptions, price dates and times are on the Web site. Call 253-887-8937 for more information.

Auburn Dance Academy: 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100. For classes and other program information, call 253-833-1891,


Thomas Jefferson High School class of 2000: Aug. 13, Copper Falls Restaurant at Auburn Golf Course.

Auburn High School class of 1980: Aug. 20, Seattle Airport Marriott.

Mount Rainier High School class of 1965: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 18, Fairwood Golf & Country Club, 17070 140th Ave. SE, Renton. 45th reunion. For information, please contact Phyllis Barton Parker by pone at 425-868-2803 or e-mail at


Neely Mansion Open House: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. every Saturday through September, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, located just east of the Highway 18 Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit. Discover local history at the 1894 Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse built by a child-pioneer who crossed the Oregon Trail as a seven-year-old in 1853. The Neelys were one of Washington Territory’s – and South King County’s – earliest and most influential families. The house and grounds reflect their legacy as well as that of the ethnic tenant farmers who lived there between 1900 and the 1970s, when the Auburn High School and GRCC Drama Departments staffed haunted house tours to provide the seed money to begin restoration of the property. The Neely Mansion is a national, state and county landmark. Visit for more information.

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: Through Aug. 1: Household Lace Adds Charm to Your Place, An Exhibit of Historic Bed, Bath, Table and Kitchen Lace Textiles. Special programs scheduled. Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays-Sundays. Admission: $1-$2; free on Wednesdays. 918 H St. S.E., Auburn. 253-288-7433 or


Auburn City Hall: June exhibit: Amy DiPlacido (fiber/ink on paper) and Di Faria (fused glass). 25 W. Main St. Admission is free. Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. 253-931-3043 or

Cheryl Sallee Gallery: Hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays. Admission: Free. Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. S.E. 253-931-5043 or