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Auburn Parks and Recreation has lots for you to do

Auburn Parks, Arts and Recreation’s Virtual Recreation has a lot of opportunities, ideas and programs to help residents stay active and engaged before, during and after July 4 — including patriotic crafts, new fitness programs and programs to keep you connected to your community. Here are some of those activities. To learn more or register, visit

• Walking with dog: Auburn’s Virtual 4 on the 4th, Saturday, July 4. This program encourages 4 miles of any activity on the 4th of July. Participation is free. Participants receive a Finisher’s Certificate.

• The Hunker Down at Home Talent Show: This talent show is open to all Auburn residents. Compete for prizes and a chance to perform live on the Auburn Ave Theater stage. Submit your application to the city on or before July 12.

• Museum challenge: People throughout the world have been participating in the fun Getty Museum Challenge, so why not join them? The idea is to recreate a famous work of art with things and people at home. Find an artwork you want to recreate, stage a picture and then share it to be part of this fun challenge. Share your picture on Facebook or email

• Bloodworks Northwest: While the return to public life is gradual, the need for blood donations continues, especially around the 4th of July holiday. The need for blood never stops. It takes 1,000 donors each day to provide a safe and reliable blood supply to patients in our community. Book your one-hour appointment at one of the Donor Centers or at a location convenient to you.

• Adult Fitness and Wellness: 45-minute Tabata workout. No equipment needed. Also try Ballet Bootcamp, a 40-minute innovative ballet-inspired bootcamp class.

• Kids Fitness and Wellness: 7-minute HIIT workout for kids, a fun, animal-inspired 7-minute workout. Also try Toy Story 4 Kids Workout, fun kids workout using the “Toy Story” figures. Great for building strength, endurance and balance.

• Sports programs: Flag football drills with Coach D to improve passing. Three golf drills for juniors featuring ‘The Golf Doctor” who shows three drills to make golf more enjoyable for junior golfers.

• Patriotic Star Jars: Patriotic luminaries are dressed in red, white and blue ready for your Fourth of July family barbecue.

• Hanging USA flag craft: Gather a few sticks, paint and affix together.

• American flag craft: Use toilet paper rolls to make these fun patriotic crafts. Make a few and use for a centerpiece.

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