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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 10/22/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 10/29/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 11/5/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 11/12/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 11/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Reclaiming Jesus study offered by 4 churches
Reclaiming Jesus, a community study offered by 4 churches: Mason Methodist, Mt. Cross Lutheran, United Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal. open to all. multiple sessions rotating among the churches. See the St. Andrew's website for location schedule. S...
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Tacoma, WA

Mon 10/22/18 at 7pm-8pm
Mon 10/29/18 at 7pm-8pm
Mon 11/5/18 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Washington State Ballot Initiatives Forum
This moderated debate on Washington State Ballot Initiatives 1631 (Carbon Tax) and 1634 (Grocery Tax) is free and open to the public. Snacks provided. This event is hosted by TCC's Student Government, Department of Political Science, and Office of Student ...
Tacoma Community College
Tacoma, WA

Mon 10/22/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Book Event: Tanya Erzen - God in Captivity
Reading – Book Signing – Reception. God in Captivity: The Rise of Faith-Based Prison Ministries in the Age of Mass Incarceration. An eye-opening account of how and why evangelical Christian ministries are flourishing in prisons across the United States. ...
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Tacoma, WA

Tue 10/23/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Flash Women, Fast Cars and Flaming Stars
Celebrate autumn with local poets Connie Walle and Michael Magee as they read from their recently published books by MoonPath Press. Connie will read from her debut collection, “What’s Left,” about strong women and Michael’s “How We Move Toward Light” expl...
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Wed 10/24/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Focus on Mental Health Community Forum #3
This is the last of three community forums focusing on issues related to mental health. This evening's discussion will be devoted to an open discussion on issues of substance abuse in our community presented by a panel of experts from recovery and counseli...
Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 10/24/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
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 10/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/7/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/14/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
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

Wed 10/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 11/2/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/7/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Paul Souders: Arctic Solitaire
Join us as we welcome nature photographer Paul Souders to Browsers in support of his new book from Mountaineers Books, Arctic Solitaire: A Boat, A Bay, and the Quest for the Perfect Bear. Paul has an entertaining presentation and will answer questions and ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/24/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
True Friend
In the book, New Eight Steps to Happiness, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains: “Our sense that we are an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual bears no relation to reality. It is closer to the truth to picture our self as a cell ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/24/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory
Brought to you by Humanities Washington, Humanities in the Harbor will continue in October with a fun presentation courtesy of Harriet Baskas. Humanities Washington sparks conversation and critical thinking using story as a catalyst, nurturing thoughtful a...
Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Falling for Romance
Come discover why readers love the romance genre, hear what makes a romance a romance, and chat with four of Western Washington's very own romance authors: Lauren Dane, Piper Drake, Rose Lerner, and Olivia Waite.
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 2pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Falling for Romance: Evening Edition
In a continuation of our day celebrating the romance genre, we welcome authors E.J. Russell and Damon Suede from LGBTQ imprint Dreamspinner Press. E.J. Russell is a RITA award finalist and a Rainbow Award winner whose newest paranormal romance title, "Sing...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
How to Transform Your Life
Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways. Let's expl...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 11/1/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Convention
Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention & Comedy Festival
Lemonhaze Cannabis Convention at the Tacoma Dome will be the first true i502 convention. With an expected audience of 5000 industry members ranging from producers to processors and retailers as well as ancillary support businesses. What makes Lemon...
Tacoma Dome
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/25/18 - Fri 10/26/18 at 10am-8pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Museum Fun Days - Children's Museum of Tacoma
On Thursday, October 25th, the Children's Museum of Tacoma is joining children and adults worldwide for the 13th anniversary of Jumpstart's Read for the Record. This year’s book selection Maybe Something Beautiful, by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell a...
Children's Museum of Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 11am-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pierce County Conversations: Body Positivity with Lily Stokely, N.D.
Lily Stokely will discuss concepts of body positivity and Health at Every Size, including intuitive eating and how it supports body positive mentality. More info: conversations.pcls.us.
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/25/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Samuel Snoek-Brown Reading
Join us for an evening with Tacoma author Samuel Snoek-Brown. There Is No Other Way to Worship Them is an eerie and mesmerizing collection of short stories set in Mexico and Texas. Each of the collection's nine stories are woven together with themes of vio...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Fri 10/26/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America
Have American politics always been so crazy? Political science professor Cornell Clayton explores how American politics have become an arena for suspicious and angry minds.
Lakewood Library
Lakewood, WA

Sat 10/27/18 at 2pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Politics
Crazy Politics: Populism, Conspiracy Theories, and Paranoia in America
Have American politics always been so crazy? Political science professor Cornell Clayton explores how American politics have become an arena for suspicious and angry minds.
South Hill Library
Puyallup, WA

Sat 10/27/18 at 10:30am-12pm
    

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