Auburn-area community calendar | Aug. 5

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Auburn International Farmers Market: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays, now through Sept. 27, Auburn Transit Station Plaza, 23 A St. SW, Auburn. Featuring fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables, a variety of foods, bakery products and hand-crafted items. Special events are planned on select Sundays. Programs:• Aug. 9: International Day, Big Time Rhythm, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; • Aug. 23: Chili cook-off; • Sept. 6: Seahawks Day, wear your gear to win a prize; • Sept. 13: Marianne Binetti, 12-2:30 p.m.; • Sept. 20: Healthy Kids Back to School Day, featuring Casper Babypants 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Free parking in the Sound Transit parking garage. To volunteer, call 253-266-2726. For more information, visit

Community workshops, conversations: Public welcome to discuss key topics of the Imagine Auburn Comprehensive Plan. Input sought to help it shape Auburn’s vision for the future. The Imagine Auburn Comprehensive Plan is a 20-year document that shapes future development and growth. Workshops are scheduled for: • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 6, Lakeland Community Center, 5801 Lakeland Hills Way; • Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 11, Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S; • Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 13, Wesley Homes Assembly Hall, 32049 109th Place SE; • Tuesday, 6:30 p.m., Aug. 18, Valley Counseling Services, 2704 I St. NE. The plan addresses a broad range of issues and sets policy direction for: housing; economic development; parks and open space; environmentally sensitive areas; community health and well being; historic preservation; and public service and facilities. The public may review and comment on the draft Imagine Auburn Comprehensive Plan online at For more information, visit

28th annual O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Northwest Nationals: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 7-9, Pacific Raceways, 31001 144th Ave. SE, Kent. The Mello Yello NHRA Drag Race Series’ annual summer stop. Pro and sportsmen categories. Tickets available through or or by calling Pacific Raceways at 253-639-5927.

Emerald Downs 3-On-3 Tournament: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 8-9, Emerald Downs, parking lot, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Western Washington regional basketball tournament. Registration is open and closes July 26. Five player divisions. Cost per team: $120, with a maximum of four players. Each team guaranteed a minimum of three games and each player receives a tournament T-Shirt. For more information, visit

Auburn Days Community Festival: Aug. 14-16, downtown area, Main Street, City Hall stage. Event highlights: Friday – all-school class reunion, 6:30 p.m.; 5K fun run, 7 p.m.; music and dancing, 7-9 p.m. Saturday – Grand parade, noon-1 p.m.; street dance, 5-6:30 p.m.; Sunday – farmers market, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; car show, 4:30 p.m.; Auburn Days Poetry and Literature, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Auburn Avenue Theater. Event includes live entertainment; vendors, demonstrations, food, arts and crafts, rides. For more information: visit

Tahoma National Cemetery Spirit of 45 Ceremony: 2 p.m. Aug. 16, Tahoma National Cemetery, main flag pole assembly area, 18600 SE 240th St, Kent. International tribute commemorates the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II. To honor all military members who served during World War II. Brief presentations from WWII veterans. Parking limited. Visitors should plan on walking to and from their parking spot to the ceremony. Parking is available for disabled passengers and drivers with a shuttle to and from the ceremony assembly area. For more information, call 425-413-9614.

Sixth annual Hops & Crops Music and Beer Festival: Noon-6 p.m. Sept. 12, Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road SE. 21-and-up event features a beer garden with 30-plus craft brews and ciders from local breweries, live music, tours. All proceeds from the event support educational programming at the farm. Barbecue and snacks available for purchase.Reber Ranch presents the festival. Tickets: $15 pre-sale, $20 at the gate. Taster admission includes taster mug and five tokens. $10 designated driver/no taste admission. Purchase tickets at the festival or online at

Mexican Independence Day and Latin American Cultural Celebration: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Sept. 13, downtown Auburn. Featuring a 9 a.m. parade of Latin American countries with floats, dignitaries riding in cars and entertainment, from Washington Elementary to City Hall on Main Street. Festival around the City Hall area includes entertainment, booths.


Sleep Country’s School Supply Drive for Foster Kids: Now through Sept. 6. Donations of new school supplies can be dropped off at any Sleep Country store. For more information or to find the nearest location please visit the store locator at or call 888-887-5337. Store hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cash donations can also be made online and Sleep Country representatives will shop on your behalf. All contributions are distributed among Sleep Country’s foster care partner organizations. For more information, visit

5th annual SYL Golf Tournament: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE. Registration opens at noon; 1:30 p.m. shotgun start; 6:30 p.m. dinner, silent raffle and prizes. Proceeds benefit the “See Ya Later” Foundation. Join the tournament as a golfer, sponsor or in-kind donor. Entry: $75 basic player package, includes golf, golf cart, dinner, drink ticket. For more information:; (253-332-5144) or Wendy Buchanan at (253-951-6491).

Doll Tea: 12:30 p.m. or 2 p.m. seatings, Aug. 16, Neely Mansion, 12303 SE Auburn-Black Diamond Road. Bring your family, friends and favorite dolls to tea. PayPal or check only. Reservations required.

32nd annual Auburn Rotary Club Scholarship Program: 5 and 9 p.m. concerts, Oct. 17, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 702 Fourth St. NE. Country singer Danielle Bradbery opens the remodeled center. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Rotary Scholarship Fund. Auburn Rotary Club and KMPS 94.1 sponsoring the event. For more information, visit

MSC Helps Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 22, Emerald Downs, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Fundraising luncheon benefits programs at the Multi-Service Center, a nonprofit agency that offers people pathways out of poverty through support and resources in education, employment, housing, energy assistance, food and clothing. Guest speaker is Alfie Alvarado, director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs. Cost: $100 suggested donation. Contact: Le Ann Taylor or Sarah Villian at 253-835-7678 or


Bloodworks Northwest drives:  8-10:30 a.m. Aug. 6, Aero Controls Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 6, Auburn Mechanical, 2623 West Valley Highway N.; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Aug. 12, Zones, Inc., 1102 15th St. SW; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m. Aug. 14, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, Plaza 1, 202 N. Division St. Appointments can be made by calling 1-800-398-7888, or visit

Auburn Health Fair: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 22, East Main Street and B Street Northeast in a parking lot, one block of B Street. Health organization and vendor booths; speakers; demonstrations on MixxedFit, yoga and karate; short massages, blood pressure; bike rodeo for kids; and blood sugar checks; a one-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. with Blitz, the Seahawks’ mascot, and earn a prize. Blitz will be available for photos and autographs. The American Karate Escrima Association, the Auburn Downtown Association, Tribeca Day Spa, and the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe are sponsoring the fair. For more information, visit

Mary Bridge Children’s Center for Childhood Safety: Car safety seat inspection on the first Wednesday of each month at MultiCare Auburn Urgent Care, 202 Cross St. SE, Auburn. Please call 253-403-1417 to schedule an appointment.

Alzheimer’s Association Auburn Caregiver Support Group: Noon-1:30 p.m. Meetings on the first Tuesday of the month. Church of the Nazarene, 1225 29th St. SE, Room 15, Auburn. 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 at 253-854-7658 or visit

Living Tobacco-free Weekly Free Support Group: 6 p.m. Wednesdays, MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, second floor, Heart Care Center classroom, 202 N. Division St. Free one-hour weekly support group meeting open to adults and teens wanting to quit tobacco, newly quit, struggling with relapse or helping a friend quit tobacco. For more information, contact Heidi Henson at 253-223-7538 or

Patient and Caregiver Cancer Support Group: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. second and fourth Wednesdays of the month, MultiCare Regional Cancer Center, 121 N. Division St., No. 100, Auburn. Gilda’s on the Go in partnership with the cancer center offer support group for patients and caregivers. You may drop in to this professionally facilitated group. No matter where you are being treated, or have been treated, for cancer, this group is free and open to you. Please join us.

Southeast King County Parkinson’s Disease support group: Meets on the third Tuesday of the month, 10:30 a.m., St. John The Baptist Catholic Church, 25810 156th Ave. SE, Covington. Group’s monthly lunches are on the first Tuesday of the month at the Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. For more information, contact Stephanie Lawson at 206-579-5206.

Gamblers Anonymous: For meeting times and locations, call toll free the Gamblers Anonymous Hotline 1-855-222-5542. Visit or for additional information.


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


Zen Shin Meditation Service: 9-10 a.m. Sundays, White River Buddhist Temple, 3625 Auburn Way N. For more information, visit


Auburn Garden Club Standard Flower Show: 4-8 p.m. Sept. 14; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 15, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. Theme: Over the Years with Notes and Blooms. Horticulture, design and artistic craft divisions. All entries judged and awarded in advance. Free.

Striped Water Poets: Meets every Tuesday, 7- 9 p.m., at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. A roundtable critique and welcoming of new poets.

Auburn Noon Lions: Meets Tuesdays, noon, Longhorn Barbecue, 635 C St. SW. $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: • Aug. 5, Alexandria Teague; Aug. 12, District Gov. Terry Pickering; Aug. 19, Kip Boyle, defending against cyber attacks. For more information, visit

Kiwanis Club of The Valley: Meets every Wednesday morning at 7 at the Auburn Parks and Recreation building, 910 Ninth St. SE.  For more information, visit

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. For more information, visit

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

Rainy Rose Society meeting: 7 p.m. Sept. 8, Emerald Downs, sixth floor executive suites, 2300 Emerald Downs Drive, Auburn. Plant Amnesty Founder Cass Turnbull will discuss how to prune trees, shrubs and other plants with the knowledge that will make your plants grow in healthy and aesthetic ways. Her book, “Cass Turnbull’s Guide to Pruning”, will be available for purchase. Other programs: • Oct. 6: Missy Anderson will discuss how to make gardens friendly for bees and mason bees.


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


Be a Hero to Your Kids, Take Them to a KCLS Library: Kids who learn all summer go back to school with stronger learning skills. That’s why KCLS libraries provide free events and learning activities that enhance skills, increase curiosity and inspire creativity. Based on STEM curriculum, with reading and art added, summer learning builds smarter kids while they’re having fun. And it’s free. For details, visit any KCLS library or

Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 10, 17, 24 and 31. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.

Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 5 and 12. Ages newborn to 24 months with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Spanish Story Times: 7 p.m. Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Family Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and 13. Ages 3 and older with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Build It!: 1:30-3 p.m. Aug. 6 and 13. Ages 6 and older, ages 3 to 5 with adult. Play with the library’s collection of plastic bricks and bring your friends for constructive, creative fun at the library. Engage in the challenge of the day, or just build something special from your own imagination.

The Zaniaction Contraption Show: 2 p.m. Aug. 11. Presented by Alex Zerbe, Professional Zaniac. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. See fascinating contraptions in action and discover how to become a super hero with this two-time Guinness World Record holder and zany, super-kinetic, high-energy performer who will have you laughing at his playful antics.

Sunday Movie Afternoon: 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Enjoy a free screening of  “The Iron Giant”, in which a boy makes friends with an innocent giant alien robot, and tries to hide him from a paranoid government agent.


Teen Writers’ Group: 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7, 21.  Middle and high school ages. Meet other teen authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft and have fun. Snacks will be served.


Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 1-2 p.m. Aug. 10, 14. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.

English as a Second Language (ESL) : 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.  Learn English grammar, reading, writing, and conversation skills with an experienced instructor. Classes are free.

Computer classes?:  If you’re interested in attending a computer class, please call 253-931-3018. • Microsoft Word Level 1: 1 p.m. Aug. 11; • Microsoft Excel Level 1, 3 p.m. Aug. 24; • Microsoft Excel Level 2, 10 a.m. Aug. 29

Genealogy Assistance: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 5, 19. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.

Where are the Jobs? Job Searching, Using the Library: 1:30 p.m. Aug. 11. At WorkSource, Auburn, 2707 I St. NE, Auburn. Did you know that you can find job listings and employers all on one webpage provided by the King County Library System? A librarian will show you library resources that include: how to search for a job, how to create a resume and cover letter, find interview advice and find job preparation and training materials that will help you with your job search. And, it’s all free!

Tablets 101: 2 p.m. Aug. 14. Learn how to use your new tablet. This class teaches the basics, how to turn off your device completely, wifi connection, security and app installation. All operating systems covered. Need to bring your own device.

Third Thursday Afternoon Book Club: 2 p.m. Aug. 20. “Swamplandia!” by Karen Russell

DNA and Genealogy: 11 a.m. Aug. 22. Presented by Claudia Breland. Genealogists have been researching using paper records for centuries, and new technology has only made it better. With DNA testing becoming available and affordable, opportunities await for those who are seeking answers to questions about their heritage. Learn (in plain English) the basics of DNA, how it can help you discover your roots, the best companies to test with, and how to join with others to find a common heritage.

Classic Film Series, “The Birds”: 2 p.m. Aug. 24. The residents of Bodega Bay suddenly find themselves being attacked by birds of all shapes and sizes.

Free Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Test: 3 p.m. Sept. 8. Take a free MOS Certification Test for Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or Outlook. Earning MOS Certification is an excellent way to validate workforce-ready skills to employers. You will receive premium Microsoft Study Guides for self-guided study. Registration and self-guided study required. To register, email with subject line “MOS Test”.


Ukulele Workshop for Absolute Beginners & the Uke-Curious: 2 p.m. Aug. 2. Discover how to play the ukulele in minutes! Learn from popular musicians Kate Power & Steve Einhorn how to tune, play chords, strum, pick and accompany yourself on songs. Registration required to reserve a limited number of loaner ukuleles.


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


Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Aug. 11. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. Aug. 11. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Stories, songs and fun.

Build It at the Library: noon-1:30 p.m. Aug. 10. Ages 6 and younger with adult. Have fun building with plastic bricks, blocks and straws. Create around a theme or build what you like. You bring the ideas and the library will supply the building materials.

Drawing Comic Book Heroes and Aliens: 11 a.m. Aug. 8. Presented by Elizabeth Guizzetti. Ages 9 to 12. This science fiction author of graphic novels will teach you to draw your own aliens, super heroes and their environments using basic shapes. Please register.

Magical Adventures of Super Reader: 7 p.m. Aug. 10. Presented by Jeff Evans. Ages 5 and older with adult. The legend of Super Reader is growing. There are tall tales of a person who speed-reads with ease, leaps over tall stacks of books in a single bound and returns all of his materials to the library…on time. Super Reader’s magical powers come from books and you can learn to harness this power for good at this interactive magic show.

Zap! Bam! Pow! Super Heroes Unite!: 2:30 p.m. Aug. 14. Ages 4 to 8 with adult. Superheroes are welcome to come and use their powers for good. Stories, games, activities and fun. Feel free to dress up as your favorite super hero. Please register.

Summer Cinema, “Big Hero 6”: 3 p.m. Aug. 20. Ages 8 and older. Come to the library for an afternoon movie and snacks.

Family Story Time: 10 a.m. Aug. 21. At the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Ave., Pacific. Family program, all ages welcome with adult. Stories, songs and fun.


Learn to Create Stop Motion Animation: 2 p.m. Aug. 13. Presented by Bricks4Kidz at Sumner. Ages 10 and older. Lights, camera and building bricks combined with computer software and your creativity allow you to tell your story complete with music, special effects and all your favorite characters. Plan, script, stage and film your own stop motion animation feature. Please register.

Minecraft Mania: 1-3 p.m. Aug. 21. Grades 4-8. Are you a Minecraft fan? Want to meet other Minecraft players? Join us for an afternoon of multiplayer fun at the library. No account required. Registration suggested.


Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554. • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 2, 5 p.m. Aug. 12; • Internet Level 1, 3 p.m. Aug. 17; • Microsoft Excel 2013 Level 3, 5 p.m. Aug, 26.

Algona-Pacific Page Turners Book Club: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 19:  “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. Share your love of books and connect with fellow readers. Copies of this title have been reserved for participants and are available for check out at the library. New members are always welcome.

Tablets 101: 3:30 p.m. Aug, 28. Learn how to use your new tablet. This class teaches the basics, how to turn off your device completely, wifi connection, security and app installation. All operating systems covered. Need to bring your own device.

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 2-3 p.m. Aug. 19. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.


While your brain is not a muscle, it does need care, feeding and exercise to keep it in top shape. The 2015 King County Library System adult program series, Mind Matters, offers free programs, classes, tips and reading suggestions to stay sharp. It’s YOUR mind. KCLS can help you take care of it.


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


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

Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Get started with KCLS eBooks. Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your 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.  Register online through the chamber.

47th District Democrats monthly meeting: 7-9 p.m. first Wednesday of the month, Auburn IAM Hall, 201 A St. SW, next to the Auburn Transit Station. Diverse group welcomes the public to join them to meet candidates and leaders in the community to discuss topics, pass resolutions and just have a great time. Free. For more information, visit or find us on Facebook.

Workforce Development Workshop: 1:30-3:30 p.m. Aug. 5, City Hall, Council Chambers, 25 W. Main St. Workforce development connects businesses and job seekers with the necessary resources and tools for successful employment, life-long learning, and business development, to ensure a strong and vital economy. Free. For more information, contact Doug Lein at 253-804-3101 or


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 253-875-9163.

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.



Auburn Avenue Theater, 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

“Legally Blonde. the Musical”: 7 p.m. Aug. 7-8; 2 p.m. Aug. 8-9. Auburn Community Teen Players presents award-winning musical based on the adored movie. Tickets: $12.

Kameleons, A Tribute Show Celebrating Legendary Artists: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22. A tribute to some of the greatest artists of all time, such as Elvis, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ann Wilson, Garth Brooks, Aretha Franklin and more. Tickets are $12 advance, $18 at the door. For more information, call 310-435-5738.

Jubal Flagg, Live Stand-Up Show: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 12. Flagg is a standup comedian, radio host, television personality and comedy writer.  Known for his quick wit and keen and often strange observations, Flagg has been entertaining audiences on stage and on the radio for more 10 years. He hosts “Brooke and Jubal in the Morning” on MOViN 92.5 in Seattle and can be seen throughout the country as a regular on FOX TV’s Dish Nation. Tickets: $22. For more information, call 253-282-7203.

Jet City Improv: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18, Featuring the Seattle’s most talented comedians, creating unscripted improv comedy completely inspired by suggestions from the audience. A fast-paced and fun audience participation comedy show. Tickets: $17 regular; $15 student/senior.


Wednesday performances, noon–1 p.m., Les Gove Park, 11th and Auburn Way South. Citing children’s outdoor concert series that includes music, puppets, magic and fun. Artrageous hands-on art activities featured at each concert. Series sponsored by CHI Franciscan Health.

Lineup: Aug. 5 – The Harmonica Pocket; • Aug. 12 – Linda Severt’s Juggletunes


Thursday performances, noon-1 p.m., City Hall Plaza, 25 West Main St. A lively, eclectic music series. Free outdoor series.

Lineup: • Aug. 6 – Jealous Dogs, Seattle’s only Pretenders tribute band; • Aug. 13 – Wally & The Beavs, ‘50s and ‘60s rock ‘n roll


Live entertainment and blockbuster movies on Friday nights. Food concessions available for a nominal fee, offered by the Auburn Youth Council. Free outdoor series.

Lineup: • Aug. 7, 7 p.m., Sunset Park, 1306 69th St. SE. Concert: Social Network; movie: “Frozen Sing-a-long” (PG); • Aug. 14, 7 p.m., Les Gove Park, 11th and Auburn Way S. Concert: The Fabulous Murphtones; movie: “Planes: Fire & Rescue” (PG)


Auburn Symphony Orchestra presents summer concert series at Mary Olson Farm, 28728 Green River Road SE, Auburn. Reserved tickets: $18 single tickets; $10 student tickets; children under 5 free. Mary Olson Farm has general admission lawn seating. Bring a picnic, a blanket and  lawn chairs. Wine available for purchase. Sorry, the venue is not wheelchair accessible. Call 253-887-7777 or visit for more information or to order tickets.

Cellists of ASO: 7 p.m. Aug. 6. Natalie Lerch, soprano, is joined by five of the symphony’s fine cellists, and three local student cellists. Enjoy Vivaldi’s Concerto for Two Cellos, Grieg’s spooky Hall of the Mountain King, Piazzolla’s fiery Libertango, and Villa Lobos’s haunting Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5.


40601 Auburn Enumclaw Road SE, Auburn. Free drive-in movies, car show. A giant 55-foot movie screen erected in the venue’s front parking lot, with a special FM radio frequency. Additionally, an area for chairs and blankets is available. All films screen at dusk; times vary throughout the summer as the days get shorter. Kids’ activities will be available on site and open with the gates at 7 p.m. Food and beverages available for purchase. Visit for more information.

Lineup: • Aug. 21, movie “Up”


Rock The Green: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 3, Green River College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Inaugural festival celebrates region’s natural resources. Green River Coalition presents live music and beer garden. Main stage performances include: Tim Noah; Dana Lyons; The Kevin Jones Band; Chick Buser; Howling Rain; The Community Players. Free admission. 253-333-6010,

Music at The Station Bistro: 6-8 p.m., Saturdays, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn.

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.


Auburn High School Class of 1975: 6-11 p.m. Aug. 28, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Hawaiian theme for 40-year reunion party. Cost: $35 per person. For more information, contact Debbie Lea at 253-222-2204 or


Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Mondays of each month, Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. Poets featured at the open mic venue. Presented by The Station Bistro, the Northwest Renaissance, Auburn Striped Water Poets. For more information, contact


Auburn Days Poetry and Literature: Aug. 16, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Free event. Full lineup of guest poets. Book and small press fair in the lobby. Presented by Auburn Days, The City of Auburn, The Auburn Arts Commission, 4 Culture, Striped Water Poets, Adventure. Schedule: 10 a.m.-noon, workshop: organizing your manuscript from start to finish, presented by Matthew Brouwer; noon-12:40 p.m.: lunch break; 12:40-12:45: Auburn Poet Laureate Marjorie Rommel on the importance of poetry and community; 12:45-1 p.m.: Emilie Rommel Shimkus; 1-1:15: David D. Horowitz; 1:15-1:30: Tacoma Poet Laureate Cathy Nguyen; 1:30-1:45: Lorraine Healy; 1:45-2: Joann C. Roberts; 2-2:15: Shannon P. Laws; 2:15-2:30: Natasha Moni; 2:30-2:45: Matthew Brouwer; 2:45-3: break; 3-5: Open mic poetry contest (six prizes awarded); 4-5: non-contest open mic is held while the contest judges deliberate


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


Children’s Dance Theater Open House:  Visit or call 253-887-8937 for program information. Located at 122 W. Main St. (entrance in back)

Auburn Dance Academy:  Visit or call 253-833-1891 for program information.  The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100.

Auburn Dance & Music Center: Visit or call 253-833-6773 for program information. The center is located at 306 Auburn Ave.

Surrendered School of the Arts: Visit or call 253-474-4881 for program information.  Classes are on Tuesdays at Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St.



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.


SERVICE INK, Veterans’ Tattoos and Their Stories: June 24-Nov. 15. Unique, engaging exhibit is comprised of photographs and stories about 40 individuals’ military inspired tattoos acquired through a community call. It honors veterans, provides a setting for appreciation and discussion, and celebrates the vigor and storytelling inherent in the art of tattoo. Made possible by 4Culture, Auburn VFW Post 1741 and Renton VFW Post 1263.


Nautical Roots of Tattoo Culture, a lecture by Megan Churchill: 7 p.m. Aug. 5. Free.

“Hori Smoku, Salior Jerry”, Film Screening: 2 p.m. Aug. 16. Free

Military Family Day: Noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 10. Kids’ activities, historic military fashion show, speakers and music.  Free for veterans and  their families. Public welcome.


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