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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 5/21/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 6/18/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 7/16/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference
Home Buyers Fair
Home ownership is an option for you and we're bringing in the experts to help. Join us for an opportunity to meet with industry experts on how the home buying process works. We'll walk you through step by step on how to prepare for buying your first home.
Boys and Girls Club Henry Schatz Branch
Tacoma, WA

Tue 5/21/19 at 6pm-8pm
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 5/22/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/29/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 6/5/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 6/12/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Learning Is ForEver Flags Across America: Stories of the American Flag Karen Robbins
Karen Robbins and Dale Baskin, are authors of the book, “Flags Across America”. Karen will share many of the gorgeous American flag photos from the collection of over 300 photos included in the book. She will also tell snippets of the never-before-told s...
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

Wed 5/22/19 at 10:30am-12:30pm
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

Wed 5/22/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 5/24/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 5/27/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/29/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 5/31/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Training the Mind: A Buddhist Approach
Everyone has their own way of dealing with life’s difficulties and stressors. For most of us, our solutions only create more problems. Buddha said that while this is common, it is not necessary. However, if we want to deal with life’s difficulties succe...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 5/22/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 5/29/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travel Israel, Jordan and Egypt with Pat O'Connor
Join Pat O’Connor for an evening of stories and photos from his recent adventures in Israel, Jordan and Egypt.
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Wed 5/22/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindness
Love is the supreme medicine. In Buddhism, love is a mind that wishes others to be happy, a mind that has immense good qualities, a mind that is perfected with practice both in and out of meditation. By relying on the instructions of the great Geshe Langri...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 5/23/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/30/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/6/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/13/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/20/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
"Section 130" Book Launch
Tacoma author Katrinka Mannelly reads from her new book, "Section 130." Find out what supernatural beings--mermaids, zombies, genies and more have to teach us about being human. Enjoy refreshments and get your copy signed.
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Sat 5/25/19 at 5pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Breeana Shields reading - The Bone Charmer
Join us for an afternoon with Olympia author Breeana Shields. About the book - The Bone Charmer: On the day of Saskia’s kenning - a special bone reading that determines the apprenticeships of all seventeen-year-olds - her worst fear comes true. She ...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 5/25/19 at 2:30pm-4:30pm
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 5/26/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 6/2/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 6/9/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 6/16/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 6/23/19 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Business
Small Business Series: Market Research for Small Business
Market research is a core function for all businesses, start-up or established, in order to craft a successful business model and strategy. This class is great for start-ups and established business owners putting together a marketing plan or looking to ex...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Thu 5/30/19 at 4pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Education
Statewide Online School Holds Free Information Session in Tacoma
Washington Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school that opened in 2016, is hosting a free information session in Tacoma for families interested in learning about its online program and individualized approach to education. The information ...
Holiday Inn Tacoma Mall
Tacoma, WA

Thu 5/30/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Cruising 101 with AAA Travel
If you’ve never cruised before, AAA Travel’s cruise experts can teach you all you need to know, from the differences between the cruise lines and their ships, to the best time of year to explore Alaska, the Caribbean and more. Get all of your cruising ques...
Tacoma AAA Cruise & Travel Store
Tacoma, WA

Tue 6/4/19 at 10:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Healthy Homes Workshop
Learn simple tips and tricks for creating a healthier living space. Participants learn how to handle and prevent housing-related health risks like mold, indoor air pollution, exposure to toxics and more.
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
Olympia, WA

Wed 6/5/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Stress-Free & Happy
Happiness Is a state of mind. It is commonly assumed that this state of mind arises based on our external conditions and experiences, as a result, we spend a lot of time trying to make sure that everything around us is just right. But we can see that there...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 6/5/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 6/12/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 6/19/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 6/26/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Listen Here: A Lunch Break Story Time for Adults
Corey Snow, professional audiobook narrator and voice actor, will entertain and inspire us with selections from the wide, wonderful world of short fiction. This month Snow will read stories by Cristina Henriquez and Ron Rash from "The Best American Short S...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/7/19 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
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 6/8/19 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 7/13/19 at 10am-11:30am
Sat 8/10/19 at 10am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Keep Calm and Compost On
WSU Ext Pierce Co Master Gardeners will give a free talk on making your own compost. Saturday June 8, 2019 at 11:00AM at the Demonstration Garden at Sehmel Homestead Park, Gig Harbor. Composting is nature's own recycling program. It's easier than you thi...
Sehmel Homestead Park
Gig Harbor, WA

Sat 6/8/19 at 11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Gardening
Vine Pruning: A Master Gardener Talk
WSU Ext Pierce Co Master Gardeners will present a free talk on Vine Pruning on Saturday June 8, 2019 at 10:00am at the Puyallup Research Center Demonstration Garden. Come learn about pruning vines for best fruit production and health.
WSU Extension Center Demonstration Garden
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/8/19 at 10am
    

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