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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 11/17/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 12/15/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 1/19/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Animals
The World of Birds
Come hang out with bird nerds to learn about birds of the Puget Sound region. Check out amazing taxidermy specimens and learn all about bird identification and natural history. Join us for a bird workshop 1-2 pm followed by a birding walk. Great for ages 8...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 11/17/18 at 1pm-2pm
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 11/18/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/25/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/2/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/9/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/16/18 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 11/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 11/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/3/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/10/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Solar Power Workshop
Want to learn more about solar power? We’re hosting a free solar power workshop in Tacoma. Come learn how solar benefits the planet and if solar is right for you. In this workshop you will learn about the technical and financial aspects of going solar a...
Tacoma Nature Center
Tacoma, WA

Mon 11/19/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
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 11/20/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 12/18/18 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 1/15/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Talking Trash: Diets of Urban Wildlife
Talking Trash: Using Geochemistry to Quantify Human Food Sources in the Diets of Urban Wildlife in Tacoma and Seattle with Dr. Kena-Fox Dobbs, University of Puget Sound. The most abundant and ubiquitous wildlife species in human-dominated landscapes are...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 11/20/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Dharma Talks with Leslie Whitecrow
Have you ever wondered what yoga was really all about, or how to live your yoga off the mat, but didn't know where to begin? Dharma Talks with Leslie is an approachable, user-friendly introduction to yogic philosophy. Each Dharma Talk will focus on one asp...
Red Elm Cafe
Tacoma, WA

Wed 11/21/18 at 11:30am-12:30pm
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 11/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/28/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/5/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/12/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/19/18 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 11/21/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 11/23/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/28/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 11/30/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/5/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Staying Calm in Difficult Times
We all face tough scenarios on a regular basis. For instance, you just got out of the dentist. You had skipped breakfast to go and now the dentist tells you to wait two hours before eating. With the unexpected traffic, it will take you longer than that to ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 11/21/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 11/28/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
John Dodge Book Signing on Small Business Saturday
Join us on Small Business Saturday for a book signing with Olympia author John Dodge from 1:00-3:00 PM. John will sign his book, A Deadly Wind: The 1962 Columbus Day Storm. We will have sips and treats and of course, lots of books. About the author: Joh...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 11/24/18 at 1pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Paddle Pilgrim: Dave Ellingson
Paddler and author Dave Ellingson shares his adventures down the Fjords of Norway with detailed accounts of experiences on the water and in the mountains; reflections on those experiences and their significance; and award winning photographs which bring th...
Peace Lutheran Church
Silvana, WA

Sun 11/25/18 at 12pm-2:30pm
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 11/29/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/6/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/13/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/20/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/27/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Holiday
Waste-Free Holidays
The holiday season is full of consumerism and waste. Join us for a 2 pm presentation to better understand the story behind the things we buy, use, and toss to help us make more informed purchases. Leave with tips on how to host a waste-free holiday. Waste-...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/1/18 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
David Moskowitz: Caribou Rainforest
Join us as we welcome educator, writer and nature photographer David Moskowitz to Browsers in support of his new book from Mountaineers Books, Caribou Rainforest: From Heartbreak to Hope. Paul will share a presentation, answer questions and sign books. ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/2/18 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Ecclesiastical Architecture
Faith Formation Speakers Series: Ecclesiastical Architecture and the History of our FCC Puyallup with Michael Houser, Washington State’s Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation - Explore the history and development of ecclesiastical architect...
First Christian Church of Puyallup
Puyallup, WA

Thu 12/6/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Poetry Night: John Delaney & Ed Harkness
Join us for an evening of poetry in conversation with Seattle based poets John Delaney and Ed Harkness. John (Waypoints, 2017) and Ed (The Law of the Unforeseen, 2018) will take turns reading their poetry, discussing commonalities, and commenting on one an...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/6/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table
Langdon Cook travels through salmon country, seeking the last great wild food on our menu. The result is an in-depth look at the tension between nature and civilization and how our own fate is intertwined with these inspiring fish. This program is sponsore...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/6/18 at 7:30pm-8:45pm
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 12/8/18 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 1/12/19 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 2/9/19 at 10am-11:30am
    

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