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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 2/17/20 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/19/20 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 2/21/20 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 2/24/20 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/26/20 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Radical Reading Circle: Viva La Raza
This book tells the dramatic story of the national Chicano movement of the 1960s and '70s and analyzes the burning questions of Chicano/Latinx identity. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farm-worker and Latinx organizing from the ...
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Mon 2/17/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Mon 2/24/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Octopus Intelligence: Untangling a Distributed Brain
Octopi, Octopuses, or Octopodes? However you say it, the octopus has fascinated humans for thousands of years. With no bones, a nervous system mostly in their arms, and remarkable camouflage abilities, they’re perhaps the best example of alternative forms ...
PACCAR Theater at Pacific Science Center
Seattle, WA

Tue 2/18/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Luke Salazar Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Luke Salazar has been a repo man, private investigator, editor, freelance writer, and college instructor... but not all at once. He pays the bills by driving a semi, though he spends most of his time behind the wheel thinking about poetry. Luke's hobbies i...
New Traditions Fair Trade
Olympia, WA

Wed 2/19/20 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop
Learn to Meditate
Meditation is for everyone! Of course, that doesn’t mean we are all natural meditators. Most everyone needs help learning how to start, improve, and master the practices of meditation. We will be looking at meditation to see some basic skills. The skil...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 2/27/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 3/5/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 3/12/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 3/19/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Olympia World Affairs Council Speaker Series: Stephanie Coontz, Director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families and author of 7 books
Uncharted Territory: Exploring the changing global landscape of gender and marriage. Despite tremendous variation in marital arrangements and gender beliefs across cultures and over the millennia, there were, until the last 250 years, two constants. First...
Thurston Economic Development Council
Lacey, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Scholarly Selections: “You are a man of science now, Wash”
In conjunction with UWT/SIAS Community Book Project, join us for a discussion about Esi Edugyan’s award-winning novel Washington Black and Black History Month. UWT Senior Lecturer in History Libi Sundermann, PhD, explores how the enslaved protagonist of Wa...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/20/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Writing as Healing Class
Imagine the support of a writing community behind you every Thursday 2-3:30 p.m. Throughout February & March. Through guided writing prompts, explore your inner world and allow a deeper voice to emerge. You will have an opportunity to share your writing wi...
Olympia Senior Center
Olympia, WA

Thu 2/20/20
Thu 2/27/20
Thu 3/5/20
Thu 3/12/20
Thu 3/19/20
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alternative Matter: The Timeless Matter - Indigenous Storytelling: Finding our Voice
About the Event: “The stories are not myths, they are teachings.” Join us for an evening of cultural sharing, poetry, songs, and ancient stories. Mariana Harvey and Itsa Shash will share about “finding our voice” as a process for self actualization, h...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Fri 2/21/20 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Black History Month Presentation
In honor of Black History Month, Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum are co-sponsoring a special program with the Olympia Heritage Commission, "Blacks in Thurston County: A Historical Perspective," presented by Dr. Thelma Jackson and Ed Ech...
The Olympia Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 1:30pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Kids Love Comics Featuring Vera Brosgol
Join Danger Room Comics and the Olympia Timberland Library at this special event celebrating comics for kids! Kids, teens, and families will have the opportunity to meet cartoonist and picture book creator Vera Brosgol (creator of "Be Prepared", "Anya's Gh...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 1pm-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Mason Bee Class
Curran Apple Orchard Beekeeper Rick Mercier will discuss the benefits of Blue Orchard Mason Bees...a non aggressive, easy to care for and Pacific Northwest native which are used to pollinate the Curran Orchard and have proven to substantially increase fru...
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 12pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Nikki McClure: What Will These Hands Make? Art Show & Reading
Join us as we celebrate the publication of Nikki McClure's new picture book, What Will These Hands Make? The original artwork will be up in the Browsers loft space from February 22 through Spring Arts Walk. Nikki will read and sign the book and we'll celeb...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 4pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Orca Books Tables at Olympia Film Society Screening of Little Women on 35mm
About the Event: Come on down to Olympia Film Society on Saturday, Febraury 22nd for a showing of Little Women on 35mm! Orca Books is delighted to be tabling and selling a wide array of relevant books for the 6:30 pm feature! About the Film: Showi...
Olympia Film Society
Olympia, WA

Sat 2/22/20 at 6:30pm
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 2/23/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/1/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/8/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/15/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/22/20 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Winter Garden Poetry Series
Presenting Kristen Orlando (SAMi Humanities Teacher) and Kevin Miller (Local Published Poet)! This Winter we are partnering with Write 253 and hosting a Poetry Series that will feature great local poets reading their work in the Wagner House here at Lakewo...
Lakewold Gardens
Lakewood, WA

Sun 2/23/20 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Evergreen Talks "Just Add Water: New Streams Develop After Volcanic Eruptions”
Second Evergreen Talk of the year. Evergreen faculty Dr. Carri LeRoy speaks on her NSF-funded stream ecology research at Mount St. Helens and how one colonist, Sitka willow, may have an overwhelming influence on stream evolution. You can find more info...
Historic Lord Mansion and Coach House
Olympia, WA

Tue 2/25/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
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 2/26/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 3/25/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 4/29/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
How Trees Are a Climate Solution
Come learn about all the amazing things trees do to protect us, especially from climate disruption: cleaning the air and the water, managing flooding, cooling the air, animal and bird habitat, etc. Learn about how they sequester green house gases and what ...
The Olympia Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 2/26/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Mindfulness Meditation Class at Body 'n' Soul
If you are curious about mindfulness, meditation or just want to find some calm and peace of mind, this is a class for people who are interested in learning how to practice mindfulness meditation. We will meet bi-weekly to learn about and practice mindfuln...
Body N Soul
Port Orchard, WA

Wed 2/26/20 at 6:30pm-7:45pm
Wed 3/11/20 at 6:30pm-7:45pm
Wed 3/25/20 at 6:30pm-7:45pm
Wed 4/8/20 at 6:30pm-7:45pm
Wed 4/22/20 at 6:30pm-7:45pm

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