Auburn-area community calendar | Aug. 17

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Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, June 5-Sept. 25, Auburn Sound Transit Plaza, 23 A St. SW. More than 40 vendors offering a variety of fresh locally grown farm-based foods, hand-crafted items and concession stand that are restaurant-based but feature a home-cooked taste. It includes free performances, guest chef demonstrations with farm-fresh ingredients, children’s activities, and classes on health, nutrition and gardening. Programs, Aug. 28: International Day; • Sept. 4: Caspar BabyPants; • Sept. 11: First Responders Appreciation Day; • Sept. 18: Vendor Appreciation Day; • Sept. 25: Hal Meng – Canning Demo. City of Auburn coordinates the market. To volunteer, fill out the registration form at, or call the market at 253-266-2726.

Washington State Fair: Sept. 2-25, 110 Ninth Ave., SW, Puyallup. Gate hours: 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday; 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Concerts, rides, food, vendors, rodeo, animal exhibits, art and culture, interactive fun, special attractions. Admission: $12.50 adults; $9 students (ages 6-18) and seniors (62 and older); kids 5 and under free. Pre-fair discounts available online through Sept. 1. Parking: $10 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday; $12 Saturday, Sunday. For more information: or 24-hour hotline at 253-841-5045.

Auburn’s Art Walk and Wine Tasting: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Sept. 9, downtown. Local artists, music, fine wines and businesses. Free. Wine tasting tickets: $12 pre-sale, $15 at the event and include six 1-ounce tastes and custom wine glass. Pre-sale tickets available online or at Green River Cyclery and Grocery Outlet in downtown. Walking map, wine tasting tickets, custom wine glass and ID check available at the information booths at the former Rottles store (222 E. Main) and Plaza Park (corner of Division and Main Streets).

7th annual Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 10, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. 21 and up event features a beer garden with 30-plus craft brews and ciders from local breweries. Live music performances showcase the eclectic Northwwest music scene with bands representing roots, indie-pop, neo-soul and funk. Guests can bring a camp chair or blankets to sit back and enjoy the music, take a tour of the historic farmhouse, learn more about hops at the Hops Craze exhibit or try their hand at classic lawn games. All proceeds from the event support educational programming at farm. Tickets: $15 online before Sept. 1, $20 at the gate, includes taster mug and five tokens; $10 designated driver admission available at the gate only. Purchase tickets at the festival or online at:


Helping Jenel Kludsikofsky: 6-8 p.m. Aug. 17. Trotter’s Restaurant, 825 Harvey Road. Kludsikofsky was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 24 years ago and the disease has slowly progressed and caused multiple challenges to her quality of life. She has been accepted to have a possibly life-changing stem cell transplant, which insurance does not cover. Customers who mention they are there for Kludsikofsky’s campaign, and a percentage of the profits will be donated to in her name. For those who are unable to attend but would still like to support the fundraising campaign, please go to the donation page:

Terry Home’s 24th Annual Show and Shine: 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 20, Pacific City Park, 600 Third Ave. SE, Pacific. Display of classic vehicles from throughout the region. Children’s activities, food, raffle tickets, door prizes and a DJ and music. Proceeds benefit Terry Home’s 22 residents, traumatic brain injury survivors. Admission free for spectators. For those registering a classic vehicle (cars, pickups, motorcycles, and more), the fee is $20. For a registration form or more information, visit

Doll Tea: 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. seatings, Aug. 20, Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. Bring your family, friends and favorite dolls to tea. Cost: $15 adults, $10 for 10 and under. Reservations and prepayment is required: or call 253-850-2777.

Auburn Junior Football and Cheer: 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26 at Brannan Park, 1019 28th St. N. Cost: $20, and includes color, printed T-shirts, goggles. All funds raised go directly back into youth who play sports they love,

Scramble for Safe Families Golf Tournament: 1 p.m. Sept. 17, Washington National, 4330 SE Husky Way, Auburn. Proceeds benefit the Jennifer Beach Foundation in its efforts to provide education, advocacy and assistance to victims of child abuse and domestic violence. Fee: $125 per player (before Aug. 1) or $135 thereafter; foursomes $500 (before Aug. 1) or $540 thereafter. Fee includes one round of golf, a cart and dinner. Be an event sponsor, sponsor a hole, donate items for the silent auction or raffle and golfer goody bags. For more information, email, call Rhonda at 206-550-6487, or visit


Bloodworks Northwest drives:  11 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. Aug. 24, Social Security, 1901 C St. SW. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit

Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. first Tuesday of the month, Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15. Caring for someone with memory loss? Do you need information and support? Alzheimer’s Association family caregiver support groups provide a consistent and caring place for people to learn, share and gain emotional support from others who are also on a unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. For information, call Val Brustad, 253-854-7658.


Auburn Valley Humane Society: 6-8 p.m., third Wednesdays of the month; 10 a.m.-noon, third Saturdays of the month, AVHS shelter, 4910 A St. SE, Auburn. Volunteer orientation and trainings. Stop by the shelter or AVHS thrift store, 1123 E. Main St., to pick up a volunteer application or download one from and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit


Auburn Garden Club: 10 a.m.-noon, Aug. 9, William C. Warren Building, Veterans Memorial Park, 411 E St. E. Elizabeth Murphy, Seattle Tilth, discuss efforts underway at its Farm Works project in Auburn. All are invited to attend and learn more about the multidimensional programs ongoing at this facility.

Auburn Noon Lions: Meets Tuesdays, noon, Auburn Golf Course banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. $12 for lunch, $5 for dessert and beverage. For more information, contact Ed Butler at 253-929-9358 or

Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets noon, Wednesdays, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Programs: For more information, visit

Kiwanis Club of The Valley: Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at Veterans Memorial Park, 411 St. NE, Auburn. For more information, visit

South King County Alliance for Retired Americans: Monthly meetings at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of the month, Kent Senior Center, 600 E. Smith St. Meetings open and free to the public. For more information, contact Pat Paulsen at 206-400-7149.

Rainier Audubon Society: Groups meets regularly, Federal Way United Methodist Church, 29645 – 51st Ave. S.  Public welcome.

Women’s Club  of Federal Way: Meets at 11 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month, Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 3583 SW 320th St.,Federal Way. Newcomers welcome. Cost $15.  Call 253-927-2766 for reservations.

Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 25 Second St. NW.  Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere.  Visitors are welcome.

Soroptimist International of Auburn:  Meets Wednesdays at noon in the Rainier Room, Truitt Building, 102 W. Main St. Make reservations by emailing info@siauburn. For more information, visit

South King County Genealogical Society: 9:30 a.m.-noon, third Saturday of every month (except July, August and December), Wesley Homes-Lea Hill, J.W. McKenna Assembly Hall, 32049 109th Place SE, Auburn. Welcome genealogists or anyone interested in learning about family history.

Save Our Fish, Auburn Chapter, Puget Sound Anglers: Meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month (except December), 6 p.m. Round Table Pizza, 4002 A St. SE. Learn fishing techniques and hot spots from guest speakers and chapter experts. For more information, visit

Green Valley/Lake Holm Association: 6:30 p.m. Black Diamond Library, 24707 Roberts Drive. Meetings are on the last Wednesday of every month, except holidays. The association is an unincorporated area community service group formed by local citizens for the purpose of addressing common issues, safety measures and ideas for improvement. Featuring Capt. Scott Somers of the King County Sheriff’s Department speaking on rural personal and property protection, increasing traffic concerns, adapting Block Watch in rural areas and ways residents can support the precinct’s deputies. Refreshments served. For more information, contact


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


On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!: Summer Reading Program. Just because school’s out doesn’t mean the learning fun has to end! Take your kids to KCLS libraries this summer for fun, free events and activities to help them enhance their skills, learn new ones, and discover new interests. For details, visit any KCLS library or

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 23. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Stories, songs and fun.

Early Literacy Parties Presented in Spanish: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 17 and 24. Families with children newborn to age 5. Series of eight free workshops in Spanish for families to learn about Early Literacy and how to prepare their children for Kindergarten. Registration not required but space is limited.

Play & Learn Spanish: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 22 and 29. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.

Spanish Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 31. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Time: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 18. Ages 2 to 7 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Sunday Movie Afternoon: 2 p.m. Aug. 21. “Lilo and Stitch”. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Snacks provided by the Friends of the Auburn Library.


Magic Gaming Club: 3:30-5 p.m. Aug. 25. Ages 15 and older. Play Magic: The Gathering, Dungeons & Dragons and other role playing games at the library. Snacks and some gaming product provided.

Epic Write, Game of Chance: 1 p.m. Aug. 19. Presented by Epicwrite. Ages 13 and older. Discover ways to create a story using story cards and objects. Take a chance on using five random things you must use in your work, and you may trade them for different ones, but when time is up, it’s ready, set, story.ADULTS

English as a Second Language (ESL) Class: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversations skills with an experienced instructor.

ESL Fall Registration: 5 p.m. Aug. 29. Learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free. To register for ESL classes: • Please arrive on time; • registration will be first come, first serve; • space is limited; • allow three hours to complete registration; • Bring picture ID; • Please, no children. Classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6–8:30 p.m.

Computer classes?:  If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • One-On-One Computer Help, 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., Aug. 20 and 27; • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, 4 p.m. Aug. 19.

Sign Up for ORCA Lift’s Reduced Fares: 2 p.m. Aug. 25. Presented by Multi-Service Center. Drop in to register for ORCA Lift, a new, reduced fare on Metro buses, Sound Transit Link light rail, and more. Income-qualified riders, ages 19 and older, can save 50 percent or more. To see if you qualify, check or call Multi-Service Center at 253-838-6810. Please bring ID and income verification documents.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Aug. 18. “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography”, by Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Genealogy Assistance: 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Talk Time Classes: 6 p.m. Thursdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Registration not required, open to everyone.

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m. Aug. 23. The Friends of the Auburn Library offer support by volunteering, hosting fundraising activities, sponsoring programs and services and increasing awareness of the library’s vital role in our community. New members are always welcome.

Tips and Tricks to Survive a Busy Life: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27. Do you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Do you have trouble finding time to slow down? This workshop will teach you some simple things that you can do to help you stay calm and sane. Learn to use your breath in a simple practice to help circulate your body’s energy and connect with others. This workshop will be interactive. Please wear comfortable loose clothing.

Coloring Time: 2-3:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Not just for children anymore, coloring is a relaxing activity that helps to promote focus, reduce stress, and encourage mindfulness. Drop in and come try out the supplies provided or bring your own crafting materials and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere.

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


Russian Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 17, 24 and 31. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Reading with Rover: 6 p.m. Aug. 17. For school-age children accompanied by an adult. Build reading skills and confidence by reading aloud to a certified therapy dog in a welcoming environment. Reading with Rover is a community-based literacy program working with schools and libraries throughout the greater Seattle area.


Talk Time: 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays. Practice speaking English with other English language learners. Learn about American culture and meet people from around the world. Classes are free, join anytime.

One-on-One Job Assistance: 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., Aug. 17. Do you need help starting the online job application process? Get a free email account, start a resume, start an online job search, or navigate the job application process during a 45-minute appointment. We strongly recommend that you bring a USB flash drive. Register online or call the library at 253-833-3554.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17. “The Martian” by Andy Weir.

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


Boredom Busters: At the library and looking for something to do? Ask the staff at the front desk about Boredom Buster kits. Board games, crafts, coloring, etc. Kits available for all ages.

Muckleshoot Library Book Club: “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Copies of the book will be available at the library. Throughout the month come to the library and submit your comments and questions about the book. Check back often to read and respond to other member’s comments and questions.


3No Networking: 5:30 p.m. Thursdays. 3No Networking is a casual weekly get-together set aside for members of the business community to drop in and get to know each other. The mixer rotates among  Auburn venues. The series is made possible by a partnership between IPZ No. 15 Auburn, the City of Auburn Office of Economic Development, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and the Auburn Downtown Association. For more information, contact Doug Lein, IPZ administrator, at 253-804-3101. For a full schedule, visit

Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce Business Insider Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive.  $25/members; $35/non-members (includes lunch). Register online through the chamber. For more information, contact Karen Wickstrom at 253-833-0700 or


Auburn High Class of ‘66: 5-11 p.m. Aug. 20, DoubleTree by Hilton, 18740 International Blvd., Seattle. 50-year class reunion. All Auburn graduating classmates invited to attend. Social hour is 5-6 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner. For reservations, contact Sandy Schmitt at 253-939-9547 or

Auburn High Class of ’76: 6:30 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 17, Bogey’s Public House, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. 40th class reunion. Cost: $30, includes buffet dinner and no host bar. Reservation deadline: Aug. 31. Spouses welcome. For more information, visit


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: Monday-Friday, Salad bar begins at 11:30, Main meal is served at noon. Cost: $3 donation for ages 60 and over, $6 for those younger than 60.

• Movie Screenings: Wednesdays, 1 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 50 cents suggested donation for refreshments.

• Monday Supper Club: 4:45-6 p.m. One Monday a month. Call 253-931-3016 for date and menu. Cost: $6 for all ages.

• Meals on Wheels: Senior services’ program offers home-delivered meals to home-bound seniors. For more information, call the center at 253-931-3016.


Volunteer opportunities: The center’s meals-on-wheels and respite programs need help to provide services to seniors. Please call 253-288-7441 or 253-931-3016, if interested.

Auburn Respite: Nonprofit adult day care program serving the community needs volunteers to help its senior participants. The group meets weekly at the center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays. The program allows caregivers to enjoy a worry-free day off while the participant enjoys socialization, companionship and lunch. For more information, contact program director Sheila Pankratz at 253-229-7510.

Pacific Algona Senior Center, 100 Third Ave SE, Pacific, 253-929-1153.

Serving seniors: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No annual fee. Monday free lunch, Tuesday-Friday lunch provided by Catholic Community Services. Senior bus trips to local stores and events. Crafts and card making.



At 10 Auburn Ave.  Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec  at 253-931-3043, Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-noon, or online at

Auburn AveKids present, “The Jungle Book”: 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Explore the jungles of India with Mowgli as he tries to discover to which family he belongs. Tickets: $8.

American Fool, John Cougar Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23. Bringing back the music of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member, John “Cougar” Mellencamp. Seattle-based 7-piece band replicates the heart, soul and excitement of all his great hits. Tickets: $18 regular; $15 students, seniors.

Dueling Pianos Times Four: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24. Boogie woogie, jazz, classical, Cuban, blues, neo-20th century, and more. Join four touring pianists, Spencer Brewer, Chris James, Elena Casanova, and Ed Reinhart, as they share the stage for a night of music and laughs. Tickets: $18 regular; $15 students, seniors.

Patitude, Pat Benatar Tribute: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Featuring the vocal prowess of Sarah Pinson and a supporting band of world class musicians, Patitude is dedicated to paying tribute to the music of Pat Benatar while adding a healthy dose of 80’s style , strut and swagger to their show that will leave you screaming for more. Tickets: $18 regular; $15 students, seniors.

The Led Zeplin Experience, featuring No Quarter: 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8. Bringing back the magic of legendary Led Zeppelin to fans all over the world. Tickets: $25 regular; $22 students, seniors.


Auburn Downtown Association presents music and activities in the B Street Plaza, 125 Main St., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Live music, food, Hills of Comics’ gaming and costumes, a visit by the King County Library’s Maker Space Mobile Unit. ADA, City of Auburn, Auburn Youth Resources, and the KCLS are community partners in the series.

Lineup: • Aug. 23 Rachel LaBranche (Pop Unplugged, Auburn Idol winner, 2007).


Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Live music and wine tasting on the first Saturday of each month, 7-9 p.m. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.

Sunsets at Mary Olson Farm Concert Series: 7 p.m. Aug. 4, historic farm, 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Experience a chamber music performance by the Auburn Symphony Orchestra. For tickets and more information, visit or call 253-887-7777.


Poetry at the Rainbow Café: 7-9 p.m. first Monday of the month, at the café, 112 E. Main St. Coffee and conversation follow readings. It is an open mic opportunity. The public is invited. Aug. 1 program: Lenora Rain-Lee Good and Philip H. Red Eagle.


Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra: Taylor Creek Church, 21110 244th Ave. SE, Maple Valley.  MVYSO boasts a playing group for every level, from beginning strings to string ensemble. For more information, call 425-358-1640 or visit

Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has four leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 2 through 14).  Call 253-315-3125 to schedule an audition.  For more information, visit



Hours: Noon-4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and the first Thursday 6-8 p.m. Regular admission is $5 adults, $2 seniors and children. Children 2 years of age or younger are free. Free admission on the first Thursday and third Sunday of the month. For more information, visit or call 253-288-7439.


Handmade in Camp, What We Couldn’t Carry: July 6-Nov. 6. Displaying items of necessity and objects of beauty made in U.S. World War II concentration camps. During World War II, Executive Order 9066 mandated the incarceration of West Coast Japanese Americans to Concentration Camps. Allowed to bring only what they could carry in a suitcase, Japanese Americans had to make do with very few possessions. Consequently, they made furniture, clothing, tools and many other items with materials found in camp. Curated by Ken Matsudaira, whose Bainbridge Island family experienced this firsthand. 4Culture supports the exhibit.

Upcoming exhibit programs:

• Sept. 17, 1-3 p.m. : The Manzanar Fishing Club film screening and discussion with curator Ken Matsudaira

• Oct. 2, 1-3:30 p.m. : Japanese kite workshop with artist Greg Kono


Located at 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn.  Call 253-288-7433 or visit for event information and tickets.

Open hours: Take your family on a trip back in time. Kids will love meeting our cows, chickens, and donkeys and going on a tour of the farmhouse. Pack a picnic and spend the day enjoying one of the best preserved farms in King County. Admission free. Donations appreciated. Weekends only, noon to 5 p.m., through Aug. 28.


Auburn City Hall:  Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or