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David Workman & Brian Walsh: We Are Puget Sound: Discovering & Recovering the Salish Sea
Join us for a multimedia event on Saturday, December 7 at 4:00 PM, to discover and recover our shared home in the Salish Sea, featuring lead author and Olympia resident David Workman and nature photographer and Olympia resident, Brian Walsh. Puget Sound is...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 12/7/19 at 4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Imperfectionist’s Guide to Less Stress & More Success
Is the quest for perfection holding you back? Are you limiting your potential with the desire to look good? Is your fear of flopping keeping you small? Our speaker, Curt Rosengren, is a coach, writer, and speaker on a mission to "change the world from...
La Quinta Inn
Tacoma, WA

Mon 12/9/19 at 5:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
Lunch Time Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Take an hour in the middle of the day to connect to your heart, cultivate inner peace and happiness and clarify your intention for the day. Everyone is welcome to attend these guided meditations. No previous experience...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 12/9/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/11/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/16/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/18/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Using Sewers To Tell Us About Drug Use
Using Sewers to Tell Us About Drug Use with Dr. Dan Burgard, University of Puget Sound. Wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) is only a decade old technique but has been realized as a powerful complementary tool to traditional epidemiological metrics in E...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/10/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Eric Scigliano: The Big Thaw
On December 11 at 7:00 PM, join Browsers in welcoming Eric Scigliano, the author of The Big Thaw: Ancient Carbon, Modern Science and A Race to Save the World, a newly published book from Braided River, the conservation imprint of Mountaineers Books. In The...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/11/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Fireside Circle with Washington's National Park Fund
Gather with friends and neighbors who support Washington’s national parks. Marc Blackburn, Supervisory Park Ranger from Mount Rainier National Park will be on hand to give a presentation on youth programming with the Boys and Girls Club at Mount Rainier wh...
Environmental Services Building
University Place, WA

Wed 12/11/19 at 6pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Picture Book Author Visit: Simon Calcavecchia
Meet Simon Calcavecchia, author of “Stuck in the Mud” and other picture books about the adventures of Frank and Mustard. Open play will follow the presentation. For preschoolers and their families.
Gig Harbor Library
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 12/11/19 at 11:30am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Conference, Green/Environmental
Puyallup Watershed and Salmon Symposium
The Puyallup River Watershed Council and the Puyallup and Chambers Watersheds Salmon Recovery Lead Entity are partnering to offer a two-day symposium on environmental issues and concerns, projects, plans and studies in or relevant to the Puyallup Watershed...
Pioneer Park Pavilion
Puyallup, WA

Wed 12/11/19 - Thu 12/12/19 at 9am-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, History/Science
Science Café: High-Precision Measurements with Undergraduate Students
Join us for a research talk from Seattle University Associate Physics Professor Dr. Woo-Joong (Andy) Kim. Dr. Kim teaches a wide variety of physics courses from the introductory level through upper-level laboratory and atomic physics. Curious about modern ...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Wed 12/11/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Mindful Mind
Mindfulness, it is the lifeline of meditation and an essential skill for everyone who seeks happiness to develop. Developing mindfulness, like everything else depends on our motivation to do so. If we understand and experience the great benefits of mindful...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/11/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 12/18/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Buddhist Guide for Surviving the Holidays
The winter holidays are meant to be times of joy and peace, but in reality we can often find ourselves stressed and upset – quite the opposite of what we intend! Buddhist meditation is widely known for its techniques for calming the mind, but very few p...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/26/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Inner Spiritual Guide
An inner spiritual guide is our own wisdom that guides along correct paths that lead to lasting happiness. We all know and have access to various methods that lead to various goals. However, do we have an unmistaken inner spiritual guide so that we can ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Olympia World Affairs Council Speaker Series
What is Volodya Up to Now? A Putin Update. As a statesman Vladimir Putin has had a good year.  He has successfully exploited the disarray in the Western alliance systems and extended Russian influence to Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa.  A...
Thurston Economic Development Council
Lacey, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Friends of Steilacoom Library Speaker Series: Who Was Chief Seattle?
David M. Buerge, biographer and historian to the Duwamish Tribe, presents, ‘Who Was Chief Seattle?’ Events sponsored by Friends of the Steilacoom Library in partnership with the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
Steilacoom Historical Museum
Steilacoom, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Eckankar Light & Sound Service
Eckankar reading, singing of HU and spiritual discussion open to all.
McLane Black Lake Fire Department
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/15/19 at 10am-11am
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 12/15/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/22/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/29/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 1/5/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 1/12/20 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Education, Community Event, Parents/Parenting
Raising a Toddler as Single Mom
Please join us for Snacks, Socializing and a Free intro to how to raise or have a bonding with the toddler. The workshops are held twice a week. We cover all the pillars to Raise a kid as a Single mom, how to give them a better life as Single parents, What...
Lac-A-Do Hall
Olympia, WA

Tue 12/17/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference
Drop in Business Coaching
Veterans Business Outreach Center Business Counselor Steve Watts-Oelrich will be holding walk-in office hours for business counseling at the University Place Library on the 3rd Friday of every month from 11 am to 5 pm at the University Place Library. You d...
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Fri 12/20/19
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Baby Care Class – New Parent Academy
This class, taught by a professional psychologist, teaches parents the basics of proper parenting and child development.
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/25/19 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 1/29/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 2/26/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
Learn new ways in parenting. Recommendations and useful tips on parenting from a professional psychologist.
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/26/19 at 6:30pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/30/20 at 6:30pm-8:15pm

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