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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 6/20/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 6/27/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 7/4/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 7/11/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 7/18/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
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 ourselves b...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 6/20/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 6/27/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
How to Transform Your Life
Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our growth in the most meaningful ways. Let's expl...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Thu 6/21/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 6/28/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 7/5/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 7/12/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 7/19/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Paul Ortiz Book Talk
Join us as we welcome Paul Ortiz to talk about his recent book An African American and Latinx History of the United States. An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights, this book is a revolutionary, politic...
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Thu 6/21/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Summer Stories For Preschoolers
Join us for stories, songs, rhymes and crafts.
Bonney Lake Library
Bonney Lake, WA

Thu 6/21/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Thu 6/28/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Thu 7/5/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Thu 7/12/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Thu 7/19/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Lunchtime Meditation
With Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo. 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 e...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Fri 6/22/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 6/29/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Author Event: Russ Holter
Russ Holter, author of “Rails to Paradise, the History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad 1890-1919,” talks about the development of eastern Pierce County.
Graham Library
Graham, WA

Sat 6/23/18 at 10:30am
Sat 6/23/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Old Town History Walk: The Ruston Way Waterfront
On Saturday, June 23, we’ll stroll down Ruston Way to find out more about Tacoma’s first working waterfront. We will meet at Old Town Dock, 2200 N Ruston Way.
Old Town Dock
Tacoma, WA

Sat 6/23/18 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Setting Goals, Solving Problems, and Building a Network
In any major life goal or career sector, quality coaching combined with a written personal plan is an effective strategy to achieve success. This two-hour workshop will help you define what you want to achieve in life and develop an action plan to move ...
The Resource Center
Tacoma, WA

Sat 6/23/18 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, General
Ira Glass
Ira Glass is the producer and host of Public Radio's Peabody award-winning "This American Life." Glass will tell stories about his enduring program, a combination of memoirs, monologues and documentary stories that first aired in 1995.
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Ira Glass: Seven Things I've Learned
Ira Glass started working in public radio in 1978, when he was 19, as an intern at NPR’s headquarters in D.C. Over the next 17 years, he worked on nearly every NPR news show in nearly every production job: tape-cutter, desk assistant, newscast writer, edit...
Pantages Theater
Tacoma, WA

Sun 6/24/18 at 3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Back to the Future: How to Stop Relating to Our Past Mistakes
By dwelling on our past mistakes and problems, we harm ourselves even more. Our inability to let go of past insults and other emotional wounds drains our energy, tightens our minds, and prevents us from experiencing inner peace and happiness. Most of us kn...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Mon 6/25/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Lunchtime Meditation
With Buddhist Teacher Steve Maddox. 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...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Mon 6/25/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 7/2/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 7/9/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 7/16/18 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 7/23/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Back to the Future: How to Stop Relating to Our Past Mistakes
By dwelling on our past mistakes and problems, we harm ourselves even more. Our inability to let go of past insults and other emotional wounds drains our energy, tightens our minds, and prevents us from experiencing inner peace and happiness. Most of us kn...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 6/26/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Create Data Maps: GIS Bootcamp
This half-day course will briefly review the principles of mapping, discuss sources of online spatial data, and survey some of the open-source tools available, including QGIS and Google Fusion. Participants will get the opportunity to use these tools i...
The Resource Center
Tacoma, WA

Sat 6/30/18 at 9am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Feminism and Pop Culture
Join us for a Humanities Washington speaker series. Media scholar Amy Peloff explores some of the principles of feminist thought, and asks why we should care about popular culture’s presentation of these concepts.
South Hill Library
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/30/18 at 3pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Orchids: A Master Gardener Talk
WSU Extension Pierce Co Master Gardeners will present a talk on “Orchids” on Sat June 30, 2018 at the Puyallup Research Center Demonstration Garden at 10:00AM. Learn how to care for orchids and how to get them to rebloom. Free and no pre-registration nec...
Pierce County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden
Puyallup, WA

Sat 6/30/18 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Robin DiAngelo: White Fragility Book Talk
King's Books, in partnership with PCAF and American Leadership Forum - Tacoma/Pierce County, welcome Robin DiAngelo to talk about her new book, White Fragility. In this groundbreaking and timely book, antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates t...
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Sat 6/30/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Spiritual Practices for Everyone
Our Tuesday series has moved to Wednesdays. Our life is in a constant state of change. We are always growing as people, one way or another. In this series, inspired by the teachings of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, we will look at how to direct our grow...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 7/4/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 7/11/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 7/18/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 7/25/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 8/1/18 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 a sweaty conjuring tale by speculative writer Tananarive Due’s collection ...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Fri 7/6/18 at 12:10pm-12:50pm
    

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