Auburn calendar of events | Feb. 4

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Miss Auburn Scholarship Pageant: 7 p.m., Feb. 4-5, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. (Talent competition Thursday evening only). Tickets: Main floor (reserved seating) Thursday/Friday combination package $35; individual tickets may be purchased at the door, $20, first-come, first-serve. Main floor assigned seating will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis (front to back); balcony (festival seating) $15; Thursday/Friday combination package $20. To order, visit www.

Northwest Flower & Garden Show: Feb 5-7. Show hours: 9 a.m.-8 p.m. , Friday-Saturday; 9 a.m.- to 6 p.m. Sunday, Washington State Convention and Trade Center, 7th and Pike, Seattle. Lineup includes 25 display gardens, internationally-known speakers, more than 350 exhibitors and activities. Theme: “Beauty and Functionality.” Admission: $20 adults; $15 group (per ticket; minimum purchase of 20 tickets): $10 half-day (purchased online or at the door after 3 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday); $5 youth (ages 13-17); free children (ages 12 and under).

36th annual Corvette & High Performance Meet: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 6; 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 7, Americraft ShowPlex, Pavilion, Centennial Building (enter through Blue Gate), Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 9th Ave. SW. Tickets: (Saturday) Age 17-64 $9; age 13-16 $6; age 12 and under free if accompanied by an adult; Age 65 and over and active military $7; (Sunday) Age 13 and over $7 (includes admission to Next Generation Automotive Exhibition). 360-786-8844,

12th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration: 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Feb. 13, Tacoma Dome Exhibition Hall, 2727 East D St. Free community event celebrating the Asia Pacific region through song, music and traditional dance. Children can participate in educational games, storytelling and hands-on activities. More than 60 booths will display arts and crafts, while the food court offers fare from India, Korea, China, Japan and Polynesia.

Early Bird Swap Meet & Car Show: 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 13; 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 14, Location: Americraft ShowPlex, Pavilion, Expo Hall (enter through Blue or Gold Gate), Puyallup Fairgrounds, 110 9th Ave. SW. Tickets: $5. 253-863-6211,

4th annual Daddy Daughter Date Night : 6:30-9 p.m., Feb. 19-20, Auburn Senior Activity Center, located at 808 Ninth St. SE. Presented by the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Department. Girls age 4-10 years will enjoy an evening with their daddy or special date. Dancing, dinner and dessert are included in the $45 per couple registration fee ($10 each additional girl; non-resident fees apply). Visit the Parks, Arts & Recreation Office at 910 Ninth Street SE to register or call 253-931-3043.

The Harlem Globetrotters Magical Memories World Tour: 7 p.m., Feb. 19, ShoWare Center, 625 W James St Kent. For tickets, call 1-866-973-9613 or 253-856-6999, or visit For more details, visit.

NW Extreme Flat Track Racing LLC: 5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, Location: Paulhamus Arena (enter through Green Gate), 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets: $10, under age 6 free. 253-722-8009,

Washington Arms Collectors Show: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 20; 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Feb. 21. Pavilion, Expo Hall (enter through Blue Gate), 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets: $8; active duty military $4. 425-255-8410 or 425-255-8410,

Northwest Aviation Conference & Trade Show: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Feb. 20; 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 21, Americraft ShowPlex (enter through Blue Gate), 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets: $5 (good for both days); age 18 and under free. 360-427-5599 or 866-922-7469,

Sewing & Stitchery Expo: 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Feb.25-28, Americraft ShowPlex, Pavilion, Expo Hall (enter through Gold or Blue Gate), 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at the door; age 10 and under free. 253-445-4575,

Help Haiti Relief Fund: 4 p.m.-12 a.m., Feb. 27, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Live music, free food. Organized by the Northwest Caribbean Connection in collaboration with the City of Auburn. Cash donations accepted at the door. For more information, call Randy (253-561-1798), Merna (253-312-8962), Jah Breeze (206-550-3905) or John (425-269-3990).


Lake Meridian Chiropractic Food Drive: Throughout February, Lake Meridian Chiropractic, 12901 Kent Kangley Road SE. Donations go the Kent Food Bank. Cinic is offering a free exam for new patients in exchange for 10 donated items, to further encourage the community to help out. 253-630-1575,

Thomas Jefferson High School 6th annual auction: 7 p.m., Feb. 20, Emerald Downs. Sponsored by the Raider Parent Movement. Silent auction opens at 5 p.m., and the live auction/dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person. Proceeds to support special programs, purchase equipment and fund scholarships. Items include everything from dinner certificates to a trip to Italy. Entertainment by the TJ Band and Jazz Choir and special appearances by TJ alums are planned. For information about purchasing tickets or donating items please, visit the or call the Thomas Jefferson office at 253-945-5600.

Auburn Eagles crab feed: 3-5 p.m., Feb. 21, Auburn Eagles, 702 M St. SE. Tickets: $20, includes 1½ crab, cole slaw, salads, garlic bread, baked beans, hot butter, pop, coffee and beer. Tickets on sale at the bar. Deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 16. Non-members welcome. Proceeds go for building maintenance. For more information, contact Phil Peterson, 253-261-6761, or the Eagles at 253-833-2298.


Art with Artists series: Register in person at the Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation Administration Building, 910 Ninth Street SE (8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday) or by calling 253-931-3043. • Monotype printmaking without a press with Dorothy McCuistion: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Feb. 5, Veterans Memorial Building, 405 E St. NE. Ages 18 and older. Fee: $30 residents, $37.50 for non-residents; $25 senior discount; $10 supply fee. • Artists workshop: Noon-1 p.m., Feb. 10, Veterans Memorial Building, 405 E St. NE. Free. No registration required. • Oil painting with a palette knife with Arlon Rosenoff: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 20; noon-4 p.m., Feb. 21, Les Gove Building, 1020 Deal’s Way SE. Ages 16 and older. Fee: $100 residents, $125 non-residents. Supply list to be provided upon registration.

Introduction to ICS (Incident Command System): 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 27. City of Pacific is offering a six-hour class on the ICS tool that is used in emergency management and response. ICS 100 and higher is required for all workers operating in emergency and disaster response. Class limited to 30. Pre-registration is recommended. Although first preference will be given to Pacific residents, class is open to all who wish to attend. There is no charge. Attendees who take the test online will receive a printable certificate from FEMA. For more information or to register, send name, address and contact information to A signup sheet also will be available at City Hall, 100 3rd Ave. SE.


Blood drives for Cascade Regional Blood Center: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 6, Lakeland Hills Community, 1408 Lake Tapps Parkway E. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Feb. 8, Holy Family Catholic Church, 505 17th St. SE. 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 9, Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave S. 1-4 p.m., Feb. 10, St. Francis Hospital, 34515 9th Ave. S, Federal Way. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Feb. 22, Valley Regional Fire Authority, 1101 D Street NE, Auburn. 5-9 p.m., Feb. 27, Cheyane Giving Back, 38051 49th Ave. S, Auburn. For more information, call 1-877-242-5663 or visit

Puget Sound Blood Center blood drives: 1-3 p.m., 4-7 p.m., Feb. 15, First United Methodist Church, 100 N. St. SE, Auburn; 2-8 p.m., Feb. 18, St. Vincent de Paul, 30525 8th Ave. S, Federal Way; 9-11 a.m., noon-3 p.m., Feb. 22, Zones, Inc., 1102 15th St. SW, Auburn; 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Feb. 23, Jefferson High School, little gymnasium, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn. For more information, call 253-945-8667 or please visit


Auburn Church Q/A: 5 p.m., Feb. 14, 421 E. Main, Auburn. Veteran evangelists Mike Brenneman and Rod MacArthur will be on the panel to give Bible insights to Bible questions. The pubic is invited. No collections will be taken. For information call Rod at 206-949-0325 or Mike at 253-520-0101.


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


Toddler ABC Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 8, 22. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Explore the alphabet through stories, songs, finger plays and action rhymes.

Tuesday Baby Tales and Bounces Story Times: 10:05 a.m., (repeated at 11 a.m.) Feb. 9, 16, 23. Newborn to 24 months with adult.

Preschool ABC Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 8, 22. Ages 3 to 5 with adult, siblings welcome.

Wacky Wednesday Family Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 10, 17, 24. Ages 3 to 6, siblings welcome.

Sleepy Story Times: 7 p.m., Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. All ages welcome, ages 5 and younger with adult. Wear your pajamas and bring your teddy bear to this 30-minute bedtime story time.

Early Literacy Parties in Spanish: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4. A series of free workshops for Spanish-speaking families with children ages newborn to 5. Families learn about early literacy and how to prepare their children for kindergarten. Free books in Spanish.

Book Club Party for Kids: 4 p.m., Feb. 19. Grades 3-8. Join us for a lively and fun half hour discussion of our favorite books. Our party includes ice cream and juice.


Study Zone: 5 p.m., Feb. 8, 22; 6 p.m., Feb. 9; 4 p.m., Feb. 4, 11; 6:30 p.m., Feb. 10. Grades K-12. Drop-in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors. .

Study Zone Online Now Available: 3-8 p.m., Mondays-Thursdays; 3:30-6 p.m., Sundays. Grades K-12. Join an online Study Zone classroom to get help in math, science, English and social studies from a volunteer tutor.  For more information, At this time Study Zone Online is available only through a library computer.

Game On!: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 17, 24. Play your favorite games for the Wii, Xbox 360, GameCube and PS2.

Teen Book Club: 4:30 p.m., Feb. 23, “Monster” by Walter Dean Myers.

Writing Group: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 23. Group meets twice a month to do writing exercises and discuss our work.

Anti-Valentine’s Days: Feb.14-18. Make hilarious anti-valentines, create break-up story mad-libs and change those mushy romance novels into something more exciting.


English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL): 6 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 8, 10, 17, 22, 24. (No class Jan. 18). Presented by Green River Community College. A formal class to learn English grammar, reading, writing and conversation skills.

AARP Tax-Aide: 4 p.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23. Free tax help for taxpayers with middle and low income, with special attention to those age 60 and older.

Friends of the Auburn Library Meeting: 7 p.m., Feb .23. The Friends support the library and programs. Join us.

Genealogy Assistance: 1 p.m., Feb. 6, 10, 13, 24; 7 p.m., Jan. 11, Feb. 8. 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. • Internet Level 1: 10 a.m., Feb.9; • Microsoft Excel Level 1: 7 p.m., Feb. 9; • Microsoft Word Nivel 2 (Microsoft Word Level 2)­, 7 p.m., Feb. 11. Registro comenzará el 21 de noviembre. Favor de registrarse en el escritorio de Información o llamar al 253-931-3018. • Introduction to computers: 10 a.m., Feb. 13; • Microsoft Excel Level 2: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 13; • Microsoft Word Level 1: 10 a.m., Feb. 17; • Microsoft PowerPoint: 7 p.m., Feb. 23; • Microsoft Word Level 2: 10 a.m., Feb. 27; Internet Level 2: 12:30 p.m., Feb. 27.

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.

Resume Help: 10 a.m., Feb. 10, 17, 24. Receive one-on-one assistance with your resume. Sign-up at the Information Desk or call 253.931.3018.

Talk Time: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25. Improve your speaking and listening skills in this free English conversation group.

Citizenship Class: 3 p.m., Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27. Get help with the citizenship interview process.

Bakra Bata Music and Dance Ensemble: 2 p.m., Feb. 21. Ensemble utilizes steel drums, dance and movement to present the musical traditions of the Caribbean, Africa and South America.

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


Toddler Story Times: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23. Ages 2 to 3 with adult. Join us for stories, rhymes, music and fun.

Preschool Story Times: 11 a.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23. Ages 3 to 5 with adult. Enjoy stories, activities and music while children develop pre-reading skills.

Baby Story Time: 10:15 a.m., Feb. 10, 17, 24. Newborn to 24 months with adult. Join us for a special one-on-one bonding time with bounces, rhymes, stories and play time. One baby per lap, please.

Wombat Stew: 11 a.m., Feb. 28. Ages 3 and older. Join us for a gooey, yummy, funny puppet show based on the book by Marcia Vaughan. Enjoy the Kookaburra song, listen to an Emu play a didgeridoo and bounce along with Wallaby Volleyball. Written and produced by Charlie Williams, the Noiseguy.

Kids Friday Movie Matinee: 1 p.m., Feb. 19. Ages 5 to 12, ages 8 and younger with adult. Join us in the afternoon to enjoy a great movie.


Study Zone: 3:30 p.m., Feb. 10, 24. Grades K-12. Drop in during scheduled Study Zone hours for homework help from volunteer tutors.

Game On!: 3 p.m., Feb. 10, 17. Teens in middle, junior high and high school. Play Guitar Hero, DDR and your favorite Wii and GameCube games.

Anime Club: 3 p.m., Feb. 24. Teens in middle and high school.Watch anime videos and practice your manga drawing. Check out the library’s collection of manga material too!


Algona-Pacific Page Turners: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 17

“Love in Black and White” by William S. Cohen: 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. 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., Feb. 10, 17, 24. Please join us for stories, sing-alongs and other fun activities.

Computer Classes: Looking to sharpen your technology skills?  If you’re interested in attending a class, please call 253-931-6779.  • Excel Level I, 6 p.m., Feb. 4; • Internet Level I, 10 a.m., Feb. 23.


Study Zone: 5-7 p.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23. Drop-in during scheduled Study Zone hours for free homework help from volunteer tutors.

Children’s Special Program

Wombat Stew: 2 p.m., Feb. 6. A Gooey, yummy, zany, funny, puppet-show based on Marcia Vaughan’s popular books. Enjoy the Kookaburra song and listen to an Emu play a didgeridoo. See the story of SNAP! and bounce along with Wallaby Volleyball. Brimming with songs and stories, this variety show is noisy fun for all ages. Written and produced by Charlie Williams, performed by Melody, Charlie and/or the Sound Safari Players.

Teen Special Program

Poetry Night at Muckleshoot Library: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 11. Share your poetry, song lyrics, or short stories at our Poetry Night, hosted by Joel Keeline. Light refreshments will be provided.


Auburn Youth Resources 19th annual Valentine’s Breakfast: 6:30 a.m., Feb. 12, Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. Fundraising event brings together more than 450 community members to celebrate the success of AYR & Enumclaw Youth & Family Services. Fundraising raffle participation and sponsorship opportunities available. 253-351-6059.

Auburn Area Chamber Hockey Night with the Thunderbirds: 5:05 p.m., Feb. 15. Seattle Thunderbirds vs. Vancouver Giants, ShoWare Center, 625 W. James St., Kent. Limit of two free tickets per company; you must be a Chamber member to qualify. Order by Feb. 5, or while supplies last. To order, call 253-833-0700.

Auburn Area Chamber after hours/mixer: 5-7 p.m., Auburn Meadows, 945 22nd St. NE. 253-833-0700.

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

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.

Marketplace Ministries Networking Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the second Thursday of the month. Presented by River of Life Fellowship Church. Cost: $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Copper Falls Restaurant at the Auburn Golf Course, 29630 Green River Road SE, Auburn.


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.

Music, theater

Live jazz: 5:30-7:30 p.m., every Saturday, featuring local musicians. Pazzo Coffee, 3312 Auburn Way S., Suite A, Auburn. Free admission for anyone who likes jazz.

Maple Valley Youth Symphony Orchestra Grand Affair Waltz Gala Ball: 6:30 p.m., Feb. 5, Lake Wilderness Lodge, 22500 SE 248th St., Maple Valley. Live waltz music performed by the orchestra, ballroom dance performance and instruction by Pacific Ballroom Dance, complete Italian pasta dinner and a no-host bar catered by Cedar Grill and a silent auction. Tickets are $40 and available by calling 425-358-1640 or online at

“McManus in Love”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 12-13, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Live at the Ave presents McManus Comedies, “A wonderful cross between Mark Twain and Bill Cosby.” Tickets: $17-$15 college students. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

Theater Camp: Feb. 15-26, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Sign your children up for a fabulous opportunity to perform in a play. Ages 7 through ninth grade. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation: 253-931-3043.

Comedy at the Ave: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Three stand up comedians keep you laughing all night long. Comedy at The Ave is not recommended for children under 18 years. Tickets: $17, $15 college students. Call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., or online at

Auburn Symphony Orchestra “The World of César Franck”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 20; 2:30 p.m., Feb. 21, Auburn Performing Arts Center, 700 E. Main St. Conducted by Stewart Kershaw, featuring piano soloist Mark Salman. A tribite to César Franck, a widely-admired French composer. Free pre-concert lecture 45 minutes prior to each performance. Tickets: Reserved seats $25, adults; $20, students, seniors. Call 253-887-7777 or purchase online at

Barbara Duffy & Company “Stages”: 7:30 p.m., Feb. 26. Stages incorporates song, dance, dialogue and improvisation into an evening of high energy entertainment, paying tribute to the masters who shaped the tap dance as an art form, providing a unique perspective on its future, and celebrating life through the universal power of rhythm. Tickets: $18-16. Purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets or call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

“The Little Mermaid”: 2 p.m., Feb. 27-28, Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Presented by Avenue Kids’ Theater Camp. Play based on Hans Christian Andersen beloved story of the little mermaid who wished to be a human girl, and featuring a cast of young Auburn performers . All tickets $6. Tickets only available through Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation, 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Buddy Holly Winter Dance Party Tour: 7:30 p.m., March 12, 13; 2 p.m., March 14. Auburn Avenue Theater, 10 Auburn Ave. Rock the night away with Buddy Holly (Ryan Coleman), Ritchie Valens (Paul Eddy) and The Big Bopper (Jim Kleinbeck) backed by a live eight-piece band. Hear favorites like “La Bamba”, “Chantilly Lace”, “That’ll Be the Day”, “Maybe Baby”, “Peggy Sue” and “Oh Boy!” Summit Productions show. Tickets: $15-17. Group discount rate for 10 or more. Tickets soon will be available at Call 253-200-5905 to reserve tickets.

Frank & Malachy McCourt’s “A Couple of Blaguards”: 7:30 p.m., March 26. Performed by Howard Platt and Jarlath Conroy, “A Couple of Blaguards” is a bubbling stew of humor with dashes of poignancy to sharpen the flavor. Written by Frank McCourt (“Angela’s Ashes,” “Tis”) and brother Malachy McCourt (“A Monk Swimming”), “A Couple of Blaguards” is a fast-paced romp and the result of the McCourt brothers listening to stories of their elders, which tunes the ear, the eye and the tongue to give voice to even the most trivial of events. Tickets: $18-16. Purchase online through Brown Paper Tickets or call Auburn Parks, Arts & Recreation at 253-931-3043, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Cabiri “Carpathian Dawn”: 7:30 p.m., April 24. The Cabiri performance troupe is a Seattle-based ensemble devoted to exploring the mysteries and tales of long-lost cultures from all around the world. These modern muses depict ancient myths and legends using theatre, music, aerial arts, dance, puppetry, and a little sprinkling of magic fairy dust. Discover the timeless tales and myths hidden in the dusty tomes of the long forgotten Land of Rus. The development of Carpathian Dawn is partially supported with funding from 4Culture of King County and The National Endowment for the Arts American Recovery Act Funds. (Single tickets for this event will be available after Jan. 30).

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.

That 80’s Show: 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m., every Tuesday, Muckleshoot Casino, 2402 Auburn Way S., Club Galaxy, 21-and-over. No cover. 253-939-7484,


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 Coffe 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.


“Tooth Fairy”: 1-3 p.m., Jan. 30, Regal Cinemas Auburn Stadium 17, 1101 Supermall Way, Suite 901. Lobby event celebrates the release of “Tooth Fairy” with coloring, giveaways and more.


Children’s Dance Theater’s “The Queen of Hearts Tea Party”: Feb. 13, 14 B St. NE, Nos. 1, 2, Auburn. Forty-five minute parties will be held at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m. Participants will make a heart-themed necklace, dance to the queens of hearts variations and enjoy some tea and cookies. Recomended ages: 3-6. Cost: $10 per participant and advanced registration is required. Call 253-887-8937 or visit for more info.

Children’s Dance Theater invites you to: The Queen of Hearts Tea Party! Participants will make a heart themed necklace, dance to the queens of hearts variations and enjoy some tea and cookies. The 45 minute parties will be held on Saturday Feburary 13th at 12:30,1:30 and 2:30. Recomended ages are 3-6, cost is $10 per participant and advanced registration is required. Call 253-887-8937 or visit for more info.

Ballroom dance: 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Federal Way Senior Center, 4016 S. 352nd St., Auburn. 253-874-4270.

Creative Dance Movement: 10 a.m. Mondays and 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Dance movement class for ages 3-5. Ballet classes for older children available 4-5 p.m and 5-6 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $25 per month. Black Diamond Gym, 25511 Lawson St. 360-886-1011.


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: • Exhibit: Jan. 13-Apri. 18. “On Track: The Railroad Photographs of Warren McGee.” Collection chronicles and pays tribute to 20th century Northern Pacific trains from Montana to Washington state. Jointly sponsored by Northern Pacific Railway Historical Association, Montana Department of Transportation and Montana Historical Society, the exhibit features nearly 40 stunning photographs taken by McGee over a 60-year period, beginning in the 1930s and continuing through the 1990s. 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: • Exhibit: Feb. 1-26. Featuring the work of Arlon Rosenoff (oil paintings); D. Wynne Nixon (oil paintings); Helen Saunders (acrylic mixed media), 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