Auburn Tourism: For special events or to add a special event, go to www.auburntourism.com.
Auburn Public Schools Foundation open house: 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 206 E St. NE. Foundation shares with the community its progress and plans, as well as an update on the construction of the new Auburn High School. Free. Open to the public. For more information, visit www.auburnpsf.org.
Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent. Public invited to support Green River Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol, and fellow veterans for Wreaths Across America. For more information, call 253-332-5505 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pacific’s Holiday Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Nov. 29, City Hall, 100 Third Ave. SE, Pacific.
Algona’s Holiday Tree Lighting: 6 p.m. Dec. 1, Waffle Park, 300 First Ave., Algona. Auburn Riverside High School Vocal Jazz performs. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 253-833-2897.
Victorian Farmhouse Christmas at Neely Mansion: Dec. 7-8, Neely Mansion, 12303 Auburn-Black Diamond Road, Auburn, east of the Highway 18/Auburn-Black Diamond Road exit. Seatings: 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Tour the historic Victorian Classic Revival farmhouse, decorated for the holidays, with docents in period dress. Enjoy light refreshments and explore the gift shop while enjoying Christmas carols performed by the Cascade Foothills Chorale. Visit the newly decorated Japanese Room and see recently added ethnic artifacts, reflecting the culture and heritage of the immigrant tenant farmers who rented the property for several decades through the 1970s. Cost is $15 per person. Advance reservations are required. To register, please visit www.neelymansion.org or call 253-850-2777.
Santa Parade and Tree Lighting: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 7, downtown Auburn. A festive and fun children’s parade, followed by community caroling and the lighting of the City Hall Christmas Tree. Parade lineup begins at 4 p.m. on E Street NE. Pre-parade entertainment from 4-4:30 p.m. in front of City Hall, 25 W. Main St. Leashed, licensed and well-behaved pets welcome at the parade and tree lighting.
OTHER DEC. 7 EVENTS
Rockin’ Holiday with the Not-Its: 2 p.m., Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Kids’ rock band. $8 at the door. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043 or order online for will-call only pickup at Brown Paper Tickets.
Snack and Craft: 2-4 p.m. Dec. 7, Washington Elementary, 20 E Street NE. Create fun holiday gingerbread houses and ornaments. Pre-registration is $3-$4 or $5 at the door. 253-931-3043, www.auburnwa.gov
Santa Breakfast: Seatings at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Dec. 14, Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St, SE. A chance for your little one to tell Santa exactly what’s on their list. Enjoy a pancake breakfast and entertainment provided by singer/songwriter Eric Ode. Register early. Cost: children $5, $7, adults $6, $8. For more information, call Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation at 253-931-3043.
Algona Holiday Social: 4-8 p.m. Dec. 14, Filipino American Hall, 103 Sixth Ave. N. The Dickens Carolers performs. Door prizes, entertainment, great food. For more information, call 253-833-2897.
Auburn Mountainview Winter Bazaar: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Dec. 7, Auburn Mountainview High School, 28900 124th Ave. SE, Auburn. More than 70 vendors will be offering original art, crafts, jewelry, quilts, home decorations and other creative works. www.amhsbooster.org
Fourth annual Coat Drive: Dec. 15. Barbers Against Hunger accepting new and used coats at two locations: Auburn Valley Barber Shop, 316 E. Main St. (253-939-7262); and Salon Edwards, 29100 Pacific Highway S. (253-941-8845). Donate five coats and enter to win a gift certificate. For more information, visit Facebook @ Barbersagainst Hunger.
Thanksgiving Day Sampler: 9-11 a.m. Nov. 28, Gymnasium at Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE, Auburn. Corestar Pilates – in conjunction with the City of Auburn – presents fifth annual exercise program and nonperishable food drive. Proceeds benefit the Auburn Food Bank. Ruth Stover, owner and operator of Corestar Pilates, joins fellow instructors Lisa Nihem, Erin Finney and Angie Waterman in donating their time on Thanksgiving Day. The program includes separate 30-minute sessions in yoga (9-9:30), barefoot fusion (9:30-10), Pilates (10-10:30) and Zumba (10:30-11). Participants can stay for one or all four sessions. Please bring a yoga mat and a water bottle. Some mats will be provided. Participants are asked to make a $10 donation and bring nonperishable food. For more information and to preregister, contact Stover at 206-914-0112, or email@example.com, or visit www.corestarpilates.com.
Athens Pizza & Pasta’s second annual Free Thanksgiving Day Feed: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 28, Athens Pizza & Pasta, 959 E. Main St., Auburn. Athens Pizza and Barbers Against Hunger team up to offer a free feast for the community. Donations accepted. 253-939-7444. For more information, visit Facebook @ Athens Pizza & Pasta.
Holiday bazaar: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 29, Auburn Valley Creative Arts, 108 S. Division St., one block south of Auburn City Hall. Great gifts include knitted hats, socks, watercolor art, purses, jewelry, painted tiles, pottery and cards.
The Bus Barn Bonanza: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 7. Held on the first Saturday of every month, February to June, October to December, Auburn School District Transportation Yard, 615 15th St. SW. Featuring arts and crafts from local artists and business people. Free to the public. A $10 vendor fee supports the Auburn High School seniors scholarship fund. For more information, contact Janie Bartro at 253-227-7789, or visit www.busbarnbonanza.com.
Cascade Regional Blood Center drives: 4-8 p.m. Nov. 25, and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 26, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit www.crbs.net/home.
Puget Sound Blood Center drives: 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 4, Aero Controls, Inc., 1610 20th St. NW; 12:30-3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, GSA, 400 15th St. SW. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit www.psbc.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.gawashington.org or www.gamblersanonymous.org for additional information.
Holiday Styrofoam Recycling Collection Event: Daylight hours, Dec. 30-Jan. 6, south parking lot, 12th Street Southeast and J Street Southeast of Les Gove Park. Free. Collection carts located in the northwest corner of the parking lot near the (free) used cooking oil collection container. Resident can access the collection site during daylight hours. For more information and guidelines visit www.auburnwa.gov/solidwaste and click on “Upcoming Events” on the menu to the left.
Auburn Valley Humane Society: 6-8 p.m., fourth Wednesdays of the month; 10 a.m.-noon, fourth Saturdays of the month, VRFA Community Room, 1101 D St. NE, Auburn. Volunteer orientation and trainings. Stop by the shelter to pick up a volunteer application or download one from www.auburnvalleyhs.org and bring it to the orientation. You may register to attend anyone of the sessions in the future by emailing email@example.com. For more information, call 253-249-7849 or visit www.auburnvalleyhs.org.
The Spirit of Christmas: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Dec. 1, Auburn First United Methodist Church, 100 N St. SE, Auburn. A special family friendly service that shows the meaning of traditional Christmas. Decorations at 10:30 with activity books for the kids. Immediately following the service, join us for a free lunch, photos with Santa, crafts, a tree lighting and a holiday sing-a-long. For more information, contact Crystal Goetz at 253-833-3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.auburnfirstumc.org/
Blue Christmas Service: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 15, Auburn Adventist Academy Church, 5010 Auburn Way S. Free. For more information: Chaplain Jay Coon, 253-653-9880, email@example.com.
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, at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Rec Department, Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. SE. Meets at 6 p.m. on the third Tuesday of each month at the Rainbow Cafe, 112 E. Main St.
Rotary Club of Auburn: Meets noon, Wednesdays, Auburn Golf Course, banquet room, 29630 Green River Road SE. Guests are welcome. For more information, visit www.auburnrotary.org.
Auburn Morning Toastmasters: Meets every Thursday morning, 6:30-7:30, Auburn Chamber of Commerce, 108 S. Division, Suite B. Learn the fine art of communication and public speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call 253-735-1751 or visit www.toastmasters.org.
Auburn Green River Valley Prospecting Club: Meets 7:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month, The River Estates Community Center, 3611 I St. NE, Auburn. Club promotes recreational prospecting, camaraderie and education with members, local organizations and youth groups throughout the Puget Sound Region. Affiliated chapter of The Gold Prospectors Association of America. Offers places for individuals and families to go to prospect, local support, free information services. Membership is free and open to anyone who is interested in prospecting for gold or other precious minerals, metal detecting or rock hounding. For more information, call 253 833-2255 or visit pnwgpaa.com/Washington/Auburn/Calendar.
Auburn Library, 1102 Auburn Way S. 253- 931-3018. Library events include:
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Play & Learn: 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 3, 10, 17. Newborn to age 5 with caregiver. Have fun singing songs, telling stories, reading books, creating art and playing.
Toddler ABC Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16. Ages 2 to 3 with adult, siblings welcome. Explore the alphabet through shorter stories, movement, music and flannel boards.
Preschool ABC Story Time: 11 a.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16. Ages 3 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Prepare your child for school by exploring the ABCs with stories, songs and movement.’
Infant and Young Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 4, 11 and 18. Ages newborn to 24 months, siblings welcome. Bring your babies and bounce along to stories, nursery rhymes and songs. A short playtime follows the program.
Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 5, 19. Ages 2 to 7 with adult, siblings welcome. Dig into Reading and explore Early Literacy through stories, movement, music and flannel boards.
Spanish Story Times: 10:30 a.m. Dec. 6, 13, 20, 27. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
A Christmas Carol Play: 2 p.m. Dec. 8. Presented by Hampstead Stage Company. Ages 5 and older with adult. In this timeless tale by Charles Dickens the miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, learns the true meaning of the holiday through one night of visits from the spirits of the season.
Stuffed Animal Holiday Sleepover: 4:30 p.m. Dec. 20. Ages 3 and older with adult. Come in your pajamas for a holiday Story Time and library tour with your favorite stuffed animal, then tuck your special friend in for the night and leave them at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover. Come to the Teddy Bear Brunch the next morning at 10:30 and find out what your best friend was up to at the sleepover. Children need not attend the Teddy Bear Brunch to participate but must pick up their stuffed animal within one week. Registration required, beginning Dec. 1 online, by phone or at the library.
Study Zone: 5-7 p.m. Dec. 2, 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19; 3-5 p.m. Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 10, 17. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Zone: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 11, 18. Snack, hang out, study, play video games and pick up a good book.
Teen Writers’ Group: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 6, 20. Meet other teen authors, share what you’ve been writing, improve your craft and have fun.
Teen Book Club: 4 p.m. Dec. 17. “Between Shades of Gray” by Ruta Sepetys
Teen Library Council: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Have a say in what goes on at the library for teens, develop planning and leadership skills and earn community service hours. Volunteer application and parental permission required.
Date or Hate: Teen Book Speed Dating: 3:30 p.m. Dec. 12. Come fall in love with a new book. Meet a new book every two minutes and find your perfect match.
Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3018 to make an appointment.
English as a Second Language (ESL) : 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through Dec. 11. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
Genealogy Assistance: 1-3 p.m. Dec. 4, 7, 14, 18. Volunteers from South King County Genealogical Society will be available to answer your questions.
Computer classes: Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253-931-3018. • One-on-One Assistance: 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16. • Internet Level 2: noon, Dec. 13. • Word Level 1: 1 p.m., Dec. 18.
Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 1-2 p.m. Dec. 9; 2-3 p.m. Dec. 19, 28. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.
Auburn Library Book Club: 7 p.m. Dec. 12. “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-hour Bookstore” by Robin Sloan.
Algona-Pacific Library, 225 Ellingson Road, Pacific. 253-833-3554. Library events include:
Algona-Pacific Library Temporary Closure for Renovations: The library will be closed Dec. 2-7, reopening on Monday, Dec. 9. During the closure, holds will not be accessible at the library and Returned items cannot be accepted. Please return items to any other KCLS Library, or call to renew items and speak to a staff member about available options.
CHILDREN & FAMILIES
Toddler Story Time: 10:15 a.m. Dec. 10. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Stories, rhymes, music and fun.
Preschool Story Time: 11 a.m. Dec. 10. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.
Spanish Story Times: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, 17. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Family Story Times: 10 a.m. Dec. 20. Held at the Pacific Community Center, 305 Milwaukee Avenue, Pacific. Family program, all ages welcome with adult.
Jeff Evans Holiday Magic: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 14. Ages 5 and older.Transform the winter blahs into oohs and aahs. It’s magic when Jeff Evans brings his bag of tricks to the library. See Jeff’s trained reindeer that does card tricks, a drawing of Santa that comes to life and talks, and many more magical surprises.
Study Zone: 6-8 p.m. Dec. 2, 9, 16, Jan. 6; 4-6 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, Jan. 9. Grades K-12. Drop in for free homework help from trained volunteer tutors.
Teen Zone: 3-5 p.m. Dec. 12, 19. For teens in middle and high school.Snack, get online, hang out, play video games, study or pick up a good book.
Book a Librarian: Free 30-minute appointments to help you with your information needs. Please come to the library or call 253-931-3554 to make an appointment.
Drop-In to Learn about eBooks: 2-3 p.m. Dec. 2. Get started with KCLS eBooks! Bring your eReader, tablet, phone or just your questions.
Computer Class: Registration required. Please sign up at the Information Desk or call 253-833-3554. • Microsoft Excel Level 1: noon, Dec. 6; • Introduction to Computers: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 11.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESL): 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. No class on Nov. 28. Presented by Green River Community College. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.
Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 18. “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder
A Place at the Table: KCLS invites everyone to find A Place at the Table. We’ll toss around fresh ideas about food, cooking, nutrition and growing and using locally produced food. In addition to offering new food ideas, preparation and planning skills, and handy online classes, videos and resources, the series will help everyone create a nourishing table by accepting non-perishable food donations, to be distributed to local King County food banks. www.kcls.org/cooks
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: 2 p.m. Dec. 30.
Free In-Person Assistance: Noon-4 p.m. Dec. 14. One-on-one assistance for those enrolling in the new Exchange (Washington Health Plan Finder) for mandatory health care insurance.
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: • First Thursday of the month – Oddfellas Pub & Eatery, 102 W. Main St.; • second Thursday – Auburn Wine & Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE; • third Thursday – Station Bistro, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125; • fourth Thursday – Zola’s Café, 402 E. Main St. Suite 120; • fifth Thursday – Don Giovanni’s Ristorante and Wine Bar, 18 Auburn Way S. 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.
Auburn Area Chamber “Connecting for Success” 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., the third Tuesday of every month, Emerald Downs, Emerald Room (fourth floor), 2300 Emerald Downs Drive. Register online through the chamber.
Auburn Senior Activity Center, 808 Ninth St. SE. 253-931-3016 or www.auburnwa.gov. 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 also serves clients on the second and fourth Tuesday, from 10 to 3. 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.
AUBURN AVENUE THEATER
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 www.brownpapertickets.com.
An Inspirational Christmas with Elvis: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13, 14. Danny Vernon creates a show that holds the excitement of the King on stage throughout various stages in his career. Marcia Ann-Margret and the DeVilles join Elvis. Tickets: $20 regular; $18 students, seniors.
Christmas with the Gothard Sisters: 2 p.m. Dec. 15. Dynamic all-female Irish music and dance group from the Pacific Northwest, USA. The three girls perform and record new Celtic arrangements of well-known traditional tunes and popular songs, as well as their own original compositions from their six recorded studio albums. Tickets: $20 regular; $18 students, seniors.
Almost Live/206 Comedy Blowout: 8-10:20 p.m. Dec. 28. John Keister, Pat Cashman, Michelle Westford and Brooks McBeth burn the Auburn Theater down with the biggest comedy show of the year. Tickets: $20. Order: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/509877
AUBURN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
APAC, 206 E St. NE, 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 www.brownpapertickets.com.
Red, White and Blue Holiday Concert: 2 p.m. Dec. 8. An annual holiday favorite. Enjoy patriotic and holiday music performed by the 133rd Army Band of the Washington National Guard. Tickets are free but required for admission and will be available for pick-up beginning Nov. 1 at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Building, 910 Ninth St. SE. Limit six per family.
Jazz series:: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, Auburn Wine and Caviar Company, 2402 A St. SE, Auburn. Saxophone and flute master Mark Lewis performs each week with a different featured guest musician – or two – from around the region. No cover. For more information, call 253-887-8530.
Poetry at The Station Bistro: 7-10 p.m., first Wednesdays 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. Open to poets of every age and skill level. • Dec. 4 program: Dennis Caswell and Roberta Caswell. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Music at The Station Bistro: 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, 110 Second St. SW, Suite 125, Auburn. 253-735-1399, auburnstationbistro.com
Zola’s Cafe: Live music every Friday, 7-9 p.m., 402 E. Main St., Suite 120. Open mic on the last Wednesday of the month. For information, contact Sonia Kessler at the cafe at 253-333-9652.
“Inspecting Carol”: 8 p.m. Dec. 6, 7, 13, 14; 2 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, The Little Theatre at Thomas Jefferson High School, 4248 S. 288th St. Auburn. Almost broke, Soapbox Theatre Company is struggling to mount its annual cash cow, “A Christmas Carol.” A young actor is mistaken for an inspector from the National Endowment for the Arts, resulting in the most hilarious, disastrous Christmas carol ever. Tickets: $8-$10. For more information, contact Holly Rose at 206-865-2638, email@example.com or www.rosebudctc.org.
“Scrooge the Musical”: 7 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 20, 21; 3 p.m. Dec. 14, 15, 21, Performing Arts Building, Green River Community College, 12401 SE 320th St., Auburn. Heavier Than Air Family Theatre performs classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation into a new man through his night of ghostly visits, only with a melodic, musical twist. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 at the door. To order tickets or obtain more information, visit www.heavierthanair.com.
“Home for the Holidays” Concert: 3-5:30 p.m. Dec. 14, First Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 19800 108th Ave. SE, Kent. Holiday concert presented by Rainier Youth Choirs, a community choral music education and performance program for young singers. Bring nonperishable food items for the Kent Food Bank and be entered in a drawing for a basket full of fun. Cost: $10-$15. For more information, call 253-347-0180 or visit www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.
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 www.mvyso.org.
Rainier Youth Choirs: RYC has three leveled groups based on age and ability (grades 4 through college). Call 253-347-0180 to schedule an audition. For more information, visit www.rainieryouthchoirs.org.
Children’s Dance Theater Open House: Visit www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com or call 253-887-8937 for program information. Located at 122 W. Main St. (entrance in back)
Auburn Dance Academy: Visit www.auburndanceacademy.com or call 253-833-1891 for program information. The academy is located at 1811 Howard Road, Suite 100.
Auburn Dance & Music Center: Visit www.auburndancecenter.com or call 253-833-6773 for program information. The center is located at 306 Auburn Ave.
Surrendered School of the Arts: Visit www.surrenderedschool.com or call 253-474-4881 for program information. Classes are on Tuesdays at Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St.
White River Valley Museum
Located at 918 H St. SE, Auburn. Regular admission: $2 adults, $1 seniors and children. Admission is free on Wednesdays and the fourth Sunday of the month. Call 253-288-7433 or visit www.wrvmuseum.org for tickets and event information.
Small Works, Big Presents, The Gift of Art: Noon-4 p.m. Nov. 27-Dec. 1, Dec. 4-8, Dec. 11-15, Dec. 18-21. A juried show and sale of Northwest arts and crafts sponsored by the City of Auburn Arts Commission. Regular admission.
Late Play Day: 6 p.m. Dec. 12. Holiday fun for the kids with themed crafts throughout the museum and a chance to visit with Santa Claus. Admission free. No registration is required.
Holiday Tea: 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. seatings, Dec. 14. Enjoy a holiday tea at the museum with a full menu of teatime savory and sweet treats. Cost: $15 per person. Registration required. wrvmuseum.org/events.html
Auburn City Hall: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Admission is free. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Auburn Valley Creative Arts Gallery: 108 S. Division St., Auburn. Hours: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m., Saturday. www.facebook.com/auburnvalleycreativearts. AVCA monthly meetings: 7 p.m., second Tuesday of each month. Board meetings are at 5:45 p.m. Open to anyone wishing to volunteer and help steer AVCA to future goals.