Auburn Tourism: For special events in the Auburn area, visit the Web site: www.auburntourism.com.
Family Dog Training Center Open House: Noon-5 p.m. Aug. 16. Event includes two free workshops: 12:30-2 p.m., “Introduction to Dog Agility”; 3-5 p.m., “Behavior Problem Solving.” Well-mannered, non-aggressive dogs welcome. Advance registration required for workshops. Cost: Donations of dog food for King County Animal Shelter. 7034 S. 188th St., Kent. 425-291-9663, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.familydogonline.com.
Children’s Dance Theater open house: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23. Register for classes, learn more about the program and meet some of the teachers. Children’s Dance Theater, 14 B St. N.E., Suites 1 and 2, Auburn. www.auburnchildrensdancetheater.com.
Sleep Country USA’s Wild Waves Summer Send-off: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 23. Foster children and families can receive free admission to theme park. Registration required. Also, individuals who bring new clothes to donate for foster children can receive half-off admission. Wild Waves Theme Park, 36201 Enchanted Parkway S., Federal Way. www.sleepcountry.com or 888-887-5337.
South Side Dance Force open house and barbecue: 1-3 p.m. Sept. 6. Come learn about dance program offerings and enjoy a free performance. South Side Dance Force, 704 W. Meeker St., Kent. 253-639-5829 or www.ssdanceforce.com.
“S’more Than You Imagined”: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 4. Features s’mores, big band music and storytelling by a bonfire. Cost: Free. Game Farm Wilderness Park, 2401 Stuck River Road, Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Halloween Harvest Festival: 2-5 p.m. Oct. 25. Includes games, crafts, face painting, scary cookies and cauldrons of punch. Cost: Bring canned food for Auburn Food Bank. Washington Elementary School, 20 E St. N.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
43rd annual Veterans Day Parade & Observance: 11 a.m. Nov. 8. Parade includes military fly-over, marching bands, honor guards, military marching units and vehicles, floats, antique cars and more. Other Veterans Day events include American Legion breakfast, Remembrance Ceremony, Auburn Noon Lions Luncheon, open house at VFW, and Marching Band and Field Competition. Mile-long parade proceeds west on Main Street from E Street Southeast to B Street Northwest, Auburn.
“Dracula” auditions: Aug. 25-26. Open auditions for Auburn Regional Theatre’s upcoming production of “Dracula.” Call or e-mail for appointments, details. 253-929-6680, email@example.com or www.auburnregionaltheatre.org.
Native American Music Association Hall of Fame Concert: 6 p.m. Aug. 16. Concert by upcoming NAMA Hall of Fame inductees Redbone and Janice-Marie Johnson, along with Indigenous and special guest Johnny Curtis. Cost ranges from $10-$40. White River Amphitheatre, 40601 Auburn-Enumclaw Road, Auburn. www.ticketmaster.com or www.livenation.com.
Maple Valley Music in the Park: Evenings Aug. 17 and 28. Free concert series. The lineup is as follows: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 17, Burgers and Blues Night with the Night Train Blues Band; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 28, Groove House Band, with a showing of “Ratatouille” to follow. Lake Wilderness Park, 22500 S.E. 248th St., Maple Valley. 425-413-8800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Sounds and Comcast Cinema Series: 7-11 p.m. Aug. 22. Live concert with The Islanders, followed by screening of “The Sandlot.” Les Gove Park, 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Momtopia Free Family Movies: 10 a.m. Tuesdays-Wednesdays through Aug. 27. Free G and PG movies offered for moms and kids. Call for movie lineup. Regal 17 Cinemas, 1101 Supermall Way, Auburn. 253-735-8052.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 and 21-23; also 2 p.m. Aug. 16 and 23. Presented by the Auburn Mountainview Theatre Company. Cost: $8. Auburn Mountainview High School theater, 28900 124th Ave. S.E., Auburn.
“Gerda’s Journey”: 7:30 p.m. Aug. 21. Audience will follow actors through the park as this outdoor adaptation of “The Snow Queen” unfolds. Presented by theater simple and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services. Lake Meridian Park, 14800 S.E. 272nd St., Kent. 253-856-5050 or www.kentarts.com.
The Royal Bear Pub and Eatery: Performers: Aug. 16, Black Dog; Aug. 23, Whiskey Creek; Sept. 19, Kickstart; Sept. 27, Soul Stripper. 35731 W. Valley Highway, Algona. 253-833-6686.
Pacific-Algona Two-City Garage Sale: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 16-17. Proceeds benefit nonprofit Algona-Pacific Senior Center. Maps and instructions available at the Pacific Post Office, 111 Third Ave. S.E. 253-735-9079.
Sleep Country USA Foster Kids School Supplies Drive: Through Sept. 14. Donors can bring school supplies – including pens, pencils, pocket calculators and backpacks – for foster children to any Sleep Country location. Locations: www.sleepcountry.com.
Financial seminars: 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Aug. 26. Financial advisor Diane Mayer to lead free classes. Topics: Aug. 19, “Outlook and Opportunities: Understanding Volatile Markets”; and Aug. 26, “Company Plan Distribution Options.” Registration requested. Edward Jones office, 25623 104th Ave. S.E., Kent. 877-638-1605.
“Safe at Home” workshop: 9-11 a.m. Aug. 23. Class for ages 8-12 includes family communication, first aid, Internet safety, gun safety, phone and door safety. Parents join in last half hour of class for video presentation and discussion. Cost: $30 for residents; $38 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Les Gove Multipurpose Building, 910 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
“Money Matters” workshop: 11:30-1:30 p.m. Aug. 23. Open to ages 10-15. Class teaches children about earning money, spending wisely and saving. Cost: $25 for residents; $32 for non-residents. Advance registration required. Les Gove Multipurpose Building, 910 910 Ninth St. S.E., Auburn. 253-931-3043 or www.auburnwa.gov.
Welcome to Our Church—Super SONshine Saturday: 3-6 p.m. Aug. 16. Features inflatable rocket, games, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream, cupcakes and more. Come have fun and learn about the church’s ministries. Cost: Free. Victory Fellowship, 610 Eighth St. N.E., Auburn. 253-939-5543.
Circle Slide concert/worship service: 10 a.m. Aug. 17. Nashville recording artists Circle Slide to lead worship service and mini-concert. Lifegate Auburn Foursquare Church, 307 E. Main St., Auburn. 253-735-3153.
Cascade Regional Blood Services blood drives in Auburn: 6-9 p.m. Aug. 19 at Latter-day Saints Star Lake Building, 28616 48th Ave. S.; noon-3 p.m. Aug. 24 at TOP Foods, 1702 Auburn Way N.; 3-6:30 p.m. Aug. 25 at Grace Community Church, 1320 Auburn Way S. For Cascade Regional Blood Services. 253-312-8644, 877-242-5663 or email@example.com.
Puget Sound Blood Center blood drive: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 27 at Auburn City Hall, 25 W. Main St. For Puget Sound Blood Center. 800-398-7888 or www.psbc.org.