Around Olympia Things To Do Places To Go People To See Movies log into calendar / register
Search by keyword or venue View Listings For A Day
    space Add Event

Talks and Readings Events
 
Sort by: Event Venue Date
    
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 2/19/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 3/19/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 4/16/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Indigenous women speak out on military bases in Okianawa, Guam & Hawai'i
Three Indigenous community organizers from Okinawa, Guam, and Hawai’i are coming to The Evergreen State College in Olympia on Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Tina Grandinetti (Okinawa), Kisha Borja-Quichocho-Calvo (Guam), and Ruth Aloua (Hawai’i) will discuss ...
The Evergreen State College
Olympia, WA

Tue 2/19/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Living History
Special Speaker at Points NE Historical Society Annual Meeting
In conjunction with the PNEHS Annual Meeting, Nick K. Adams, a local re-enactor will portray our first Territorial Governor, Issac Stevens. Stevens was the most prominent figure in the territorial period. On his journey to his post, he surveyed a northe...
St. Matthew Episcopal Church
Tacoma, WA

Tue 2/19/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Tuesday Night @IPC
Moses parts the Red Sea. The island of Atlantis disappears beneath the waves. The evil cities of Sodom and Gomorrah vanish in a hail of fire and brimstone. Are these just mythical “stories” or could they in fact be garbled accounts of actual events that oc...
Immanuel Presbyterian Church
Tacoma, WA

Tue 2/19/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
World War II Japanese – American Relocation Program--Fact, Fiction and More
Executive Order 9066, issued by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on February 19, 1942, sent nearly 120,000 Japanese-Americans living on the Pacific Coast--62% of them American citizens -- to internment camps as a "precaution" against possible spying and...
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
Lakewood, WA

Tue 2/19/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Don Freas Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Come for an evening of food, poetry, and good company with poet, designer, and sculptor Don Freas, OPN featured reader for February, whose latest book is Swallowing the World: New and Selected Poems. Sign up sheet at 6pm; open mic 6:30; Don Freas ca. 7:15p...
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
Olympia, WA

Wed 2/20/19 at 6:30pm-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 2/20/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/27/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 3/6/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 3/13/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 3/20/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Karma
Buddhist Understanding of Karma. Wednesday Nights 6 – 7:15 pm. Karma, people blame it, encourage it, question it. But how well do they understand karma? If we have a clear understanding of karma and how it works, then we can be in the driver’s seat. K...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 2/20/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 2/27/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
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 2/20/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 2/22/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 2/25/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/27/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 3/1/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Science Social: Marine Debris with the Ikkatsu Project
Harbor WildWatch's first "Cocktails & Fishtales" science-social of the season will welcome Ken Campbell, Director of The Ikkatsu Project, to discuss marine debris in the wilds of Alaska (and at home in the Puget Sound). Formed in 2012, The Ikkatsu Project ...
Gig Harbor Brewing
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 2/20/19 at 5:30pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Learning is Forever Duncan Foley Deep Time & Modern Landscapes
The western US is composed of landscapes with compelling geological stories. Come for our photographic tour to learn about factors, including human activity, that shape the landscapes we see today. From the desert canyons of the SW to ice capped peaks of t...
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/21/19 at 10:30am-12:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Scholarly Selections | The Story of the Cowlitz Farm
The Cowlitz Farm kept the Hudson’s Bay Company supplied with grain and pork from the 1830s-1850s, employing the latest technology to become one of the first corporate farms in the United States. In this talk UW Tacoma History B.A. Josiah Pollock will prese...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/21/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Stand Up Paddleboarding - the Race to Alaska - and the Dream of the Northwest Passage
Join South Sound Surfrider, Puget Sound Outdoors, and Sound Policy Institute for an evening with Karl Kruger, the first standup paddleboarder to complete the Race to Alaska. Race to Alaska is a 700-mile, human-powered journey from Port Townsend to Ketchika...
Rausch Auditorium
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/21/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Author Talk: Nick K. Adams
Author Nick K. Adams reads from and discusses his book “Away at War: A Civil War Story of the Family Left Behind.”
Graham Library
Graham, WA

Sat 2/23/19 at 2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Actions in Support of Indigenous Peoples
Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Olympia, WA

Sun 2/24/19 at 1pm-4pm
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 2/24/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/3/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/10/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/17/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 3/24/19 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Silent No More: Sex, Gender & Identity in the Church
Join us in a celebration of diversity and an opportunity to listen. Childcare available. Sunday, February 17th, 24th, and March 3rd ~ 3:00 p.m. Calvary Lutheran Church - Social Hall, 2415 S. 320th Street, Federal Way, WA 98003. Feb. 17th: Feature...
Calvary Lutheran Church
Federal Way, WA

Sun 2/24/19 at 3pm
Sun 3/3/19 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Voices from Bears Ears: Seeking Common Ground on Sacred Land (Paperback)
In late 2016, President Barack Obama designated 1.35 million acres of public lands in southeastern Utah as Bears Ears National Monument. On December 4, 2017, President Donald Trump shrank the monument by 85 percent. A land rich in human history and unsurpa...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Mon 2/25/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Community Education Series: Linda Silverman, PH.D
The Universal Experience of Being Out-of-Sync. When giftedness is defined as asynchronous development, it is not limited by ethnicity, gender, age, socio-economic status, or geographical or political boundaries. In all cultures, there are children who ...
NOVA Middle School
Olympia, WA

Tue 2/26/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
The Way We Stay: A Memoir of Recovery
Cere Demuth, a practicing psychotherapist specializing in trauma, addiction, and attachment, will be here to discuss her book "The Way We Stay." In the midst of a painful, high-risk adolescence, Cere invites the reader into her internal world as a teenage ...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Fri 3/1/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
    

Where To Do It!
Filter by City or Town: