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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation, we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This, in turn, makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes, we will emphasize creating happiness for oursel...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Fri 12/14/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/28/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Steilacoom Library Speaker Series: The Pine and the Cherry
Humanities Washington speaker Mayumi Tsutakawa, an independent writer and curator, reveals her family’s 100-year history against the backdrop of World War II and Executive Order 9066, which authorized the internment of 120,000 men, women and children of Ja...
Steilacoom High School
Steilacoom, WA

Fri 12/14/18 at 3pm-4:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Steps for Small Business Start-Up
Join The Washington Center for Women and Business and the Center for Business & Innovation for an informative introductory workshop on the basics of business planning. Coaches will teach the steps it takes to start a new business, including: the importance...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Fri 12/14/18 at 3:30pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Association Key Peninsula Caregiver Support Group
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 uniq...
The Mustard Seed Crandall Center
Lakebay, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 1/19/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 2/16/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Gina Marie Mammano: The Northwest Twelve Days of Christmas
Join us as we welcome writer Gina Marie Mammano to Browsers in support of her new holiday book, The Northwest Twelve Days of Christmas. Gina will be available to sign books as we celebrate the holidays at Browsers. About the book: Thick-framed eyewear ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Science of Chocolate
Delicious. Sweet. Irresistible. Come explore the complex world of chocolate during a 2 pm presentation. We’ll have plenty of samples to try. Leave with a mind full of science and mouthful of chocolate. Related crafts and activities all day.
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/15/18 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Prayers for World Peace
Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am, with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo. A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spirit...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Sun 12/16/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/23/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/30/18 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Lunchtime Meditation
With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. Change your mind, change your day.Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group in Belfair
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 uniq...
HUB Center for Seniors
Belfair, WA

Tue 12/18/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 1/15/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 2/19/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Meeting
Gig Harbor Toastmasters
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up? Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, ...
Harbor Place at Cottesmore
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 12/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/2/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/9/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/16/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Groups in Bonney Lake
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 uniq...
Bonney Lake Senior Center
Bonney Lake, WA

Thu 12/20/18 at 2pm-3:30pm
Thu 1/17/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Thu 2/21/19 at 2pm-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Buddhist Methods for a Peaceful Mind
Our normal tendency is to become elated when things go how we want and disappointed when they do not. As a result, our mood depends on external conditions that are often beyond our control, despite the amount of energy we spend trying to make them right. B...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/20/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/27/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/3/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/10/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/17/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Animals
Reptile Zoo
The Reptile Zoo is bringing live animals to touch and learn about! Join us at 1:30 pm for a special reptile presentation. After the show, you’ll have an opportunity to handle the animals. Related crafts all day.
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/22/18 at 1:30pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/2/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 1/4/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 1/7/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/9/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Listening to the Vital Signs of the Planet
Listening to the Vital Signs of the Planet: New Approaches in Climate Data Communication with Judy Twedt, Climate Data Sound Artist, UW Seattle. Judy Twedt designed a new Ph.D. program in climate data sonification to explore novel techniques for translati...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 1/8/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Association Caregiver Support Group
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 uniq...
Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
Gig Harbor, WA

Sat 1/12/19 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 2/9/19 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 3/9/19 at 10am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
My Heart: Book Launch Party for Corinna Luyken
Join us as we celebrate a new picture book written and illustrated by Olympia writer and artist, Corinna Luyken! Bring your kids for a special storytime at Browsers. We will have snacks, an art activity, a raffle for original art and a copy of the book. Co...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/12/19 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture: Welcome to Subirdia
John Marzluff is a nationally known Professor of Wildlife Science at the University of Washington, and an expert in Ornithology. Part of the joy of gardening is observing and listening to our feathered friends. In his latest book, Welcome to Subirdia: Shar...
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue, WA

Wed 1/16/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Scholarly Selections | Reverend Sunya Pratt: The Life & Legacy of an Early American Buddhist in Tacoma
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 1/17/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
An Evening with Dan Rather
It is no exaggeration to call Dan Rather the voice of a generation – and in this special evening, he shares a wealth of anecdotes and insightful commentary that is unrivaled in the world of journalism. There is arguably no better placed authority to contex...
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Sat 1/19/19 at 7:30pm
    

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