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Harvie Social Justice Lecture: Robbie Tolan
The Robert A. Harvie Social Justice Lecture Series will return on Friday, Jan. 18 at 6:30 p.m. in the Worthington Center with a presentation by author Robbie Tolan, who wrote the book "No Justice." The event is free and open to the public. Robbie Tolan...
Saint Martin's University – Worthington Center & Marcus Pavilion
Lacey, WA

Fri 1/18/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
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

Fri 1/18/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 1/21/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/23/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 1/25/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 1/28/19 at 12pm-1pm
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 1/19/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 2/16/19 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 3/16/19 at 10:30am-12pm
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
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Dementia 101
Senior Services for South Sound STARS Program Coordinator & Support Specialist Cheri Knighton will provide an opportunity to learn the basics about dementia, including the diseases that cause it, how it progresses and strategies for caregiving.
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Sat 1/19/19 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Granny Gaddy Reading - Piccolo Pete
Join us for an afternoon with children's book author Granny Gaddy and local illustrator Jason Earrame. About the book, Piccolo Pete: Piccolo is a small pig with big dreams: He wants to play in the marching band. He is saddened to find that all of the instr...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/19/19 at 2:30pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Growing Mushrooms at Home with Tristan Woodsmith
This workshop focuses on growing gourmet mushrooms at home, both indoors and outdoors in your yard, garden or forest. We will discuss the mushroom life cycle, various substrates used for growing mushrooms, and low-tech methods for generating mycelium inclu...
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue, WA

Sat 1/19/19 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Prayers for World Peace
A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for prayers for world peace and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Through developing inner peace in this way, outer pea...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 1/20/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 1/27/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/3/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/10/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/17/19 at 10am-11:15am
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 1/23/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/30/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/6/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/13/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/20/19 at 12pm-1pm
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 1/24/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/31/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Curran Orchard Night Pruning Class
Master Gardener Robert Sweet will discuss how to prune apple trees in an evening class. Practice your new skills at pruning parties at the Curran Orchard at free pruning parties on Jan 26, Feb 9 and 23; March 9 & 23; and April 6 and 27 from 10am-1pm.
United Church in University Place
University Place, WA

Thu 1/24/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Connie King Leonard Reading - Sleeping in My Jeans
Join us for an evening with Oregon author Connie King Leonard, reading form her new YA book, Sleeping in My Jeans. Sixteen-year-old Mattie Rollins has it all figured out. She’ll ace her advanced high school courses, earn a college scholarship, and create a...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Fri 1/25/19 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Best Books of 2018
Join local librarian Sara Peté on a tour of some of the best fiction and nonfiction of 2018. There will be light snacks, beverages and plenty of time to discuss your own personal favorites of 2018 with the group. This program is sponsored by the Friends of...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/26/19 at 2pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Wendy Gorton Feading - 50 Hikes with Kids Oregon and Washington
Join us for an afternoon with Wendy Gorton, author of the new book 50 Hikes with Kids Oregon and Washington. About the book: Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers who want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the ...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/26/19 at 2:30pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Path to the American Revolution
Bob DuChaine presents the economic and social situation in the American colonies that led to the events of the American Revolution.
Buckley Library
Buckley, WA

Tue 1/29/19 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tuesday Night @IPC - The Legacy of Sarah and Hagar
Dr. Cindy Caldwell will present a Jewish Midrath and an Islamic Hadith of the stories of Sarah and Hagar, both mothers of a nation, a religion and a culture. Abraham tends to get all of the notoriety because the monotheism he endorses is so strongly patria...
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Tacoma, WA

Tue 1/29/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
David Smith Speaking on Civil Conversations in an Angry World
David Smith, lecturer on January 30th, 2019. (At what point does a conversation become a battle? A talk on how to have more respectable conversations on difficult topics.) Presented by the Puyallup Public Library at 324 S. Meridian, Puyallup, WA. 98371.
Puyallup Public Library
Puyallup, WA

Wed 1/30/19 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
John Dodge & Maria Mudd Ruth: Writers Under Pressure - Atmospheric and Otherwise
Join Olympians John Dodge, author of A Deadly Wind (OSU Press, 2018) and Maria Ruth, author of A Sideways Look at Clouds (Mountaineers Books, 2017) at Browsers Bookshop for a conversation about wind storms, clouds, and challenges these writers faced writin...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Wed 1/30/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Learning Is ForEver Constance Sidles: How Birds Survive the Winter
While we wrap ourselves up in fluffy blankets and drink hot tea and toddies to get us through the winter, birds endure rain, sleet, snow, and cold with grace. How do they do it? Come hear master birder and author Connie Sidles tell you about those amazing ...
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

Wed 1/30/19 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
AAA Driver Improvement Program
The AAA Driver Improvement Program is offering its refresher course on defensive driving skills. The course gives practical guidance for traffic accident prevention and enhances driver safety and confidence. Successful course completion qualifies drivers 5...
Brookdale Allenmore
Tacoma, WA

Sat 2/2/19 at 8:30am-4pm

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