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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Focus on Mental Health Community Forum #2
Second of three community forums. This evening focuses on various types of mood disorders, how to recognize depression and how to approach those contemplating suicide. Discussion led by staff from Optum Pierce Behavioral Health Organization which operates ...
Gig Harbor United Methodist Church
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 10/17/18 at 6:30pm-7:30pm
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 10/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/7/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 11/14/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Kiwis, Kangaroos and You
Come discover the charming cultures, unique itineraries, breathtaking scenery and incredible wildlife that call Australia and New Zealand home at this special presentation by Down Under Answers.
Tacoma AAA Cruise & Travel Store
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/17/18 at 10:30am-11:30am
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 oursel...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/17/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/19/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/24/18 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 10/26/18 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
True Friend
In the book, New Eight Steps to Happiness, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche explains: “Our sense that we are an island, an independent, self-sufficient individual bears no relation to reality. It is closer to the truth to picture our self as a cell ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/17/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 10/24/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 10/31/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Cavorting in Caves Familiar and Unfamiliar
Faith Formation Speakers Series: Cavorting in Caves Familiar and Unfamiliar with Georgia S. McDade, Ph.D, Author/Poet/Historian, African American Writers Alliance - Georgia S. McDade, Ph.D., shares poems from her four books of poetry: Outside the Cave I,...
First Christian Church of Puyallup
Puyallup, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Hiking
Day Hiking Mount Rainier with Tami Asars
At 6:30, The Tacoma Mountaineers will give a short presentation explaining who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved in our many outdoor activities. At 7 pm, author Tami Asars will thrill you with a discussion of her book, "Day Hiking Mount Rain...
Tacoma Mountaineers
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Discovery Speaker Series: Marine Biotoxins
Ever wonder what those red and yellow signs you see at the beach sometimes are? Why are there times of the year when it isn’t safe to eat shellfish? Join the Puget Sound Estuarium for a 7 pm presentation with Audrey Coyne from the Washington Department of ...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm-8pm
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 10/18/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 10/25/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 11/1/18 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Jill Lightner: Scraps, Peels and Stems
Join us as we welcome writer and food enthusiast Jill Lightner to Browsers in support of her new book from Mountaineers Books, Scraps, Peels and Stems: Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home. Jill will present, answer questions and sign books. ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture: Great Writers and the Great War by Charles Andrews
Join us at the Franklin County Historical Society & Museum on October 18th at 7 pm to hear Charles Andrews' lecture "Great Writers and the Great War: Literature as Peace Activism". Can literature and the arts really prevent war? Many British writers in ...
Franklin County Historical Museum
Pasco, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Olympia's Environmental Report Card with iMatter Youth
Join three local teens from iMatter, a youth-led national environmental movement, who will discuss what they've accomplished in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by working with the City Council, Thurston Climate Action Team, and the Olympia Community.
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 7:30pm-8:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Wildfires and Humans in the Western United States: A Brief History Leading to Our Current (Mal) adaptive State
Learn more about wildfires with Maureen C. Kennedy, Assistant Professor in Quantitative Fire at University of Washington Tacoma. She’ll talk about why wildfires are an important component of natural systems. She will overview wildfire and human interaction...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Writing Our History: Pierce County Speaker Series
HistoryLink and Artifacts Consulting are proud to present the Pierce County: Writing Our History speaker series on the third Thursdays of September, October, and November. Tamiko Nimura and Justin Wadland will present, “Stories of Resilience, Sangha, & Ken...
Tacoma Buddhist Temple
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/18/18 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Great Lacey Read: An Evening of Novels & Notables
Join us to celebrate PBS' Great American Read in an evening filled with dramatic readings of some of America's favorite novels. Local celebrities will read short passages from their favorite books. Enjoy a dessert buffet and sparkling non-alcoholic beverag...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Fri 10/19/18 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Alec Clayton Reading
Join us for an evening with local author Alec Clayton, author of the new book This Is Me, Debbi, David. About the book: In New Orleans, Debbi breaks up with her boyfriend, David. She leaves to live with another man in Dallas, Texas, and David decides to hi...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 10/20/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Alzheimer's Association Key Peninsula 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...
The Mustard Seed Crandall Center
Lakebay, WA

Sat 10/20/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 11/17/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Sat 12/15/18 at 10:30am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Essential Oils 101
Are you interested in learning how to take control of your family's health using natural solutions? Do you need more energy? Do you sleep well? Are you under the weather often? Are you looking for ways to support and protect your immune system?...
The Sweetest Things
Lacey, WA

Sat 10/20/18 at 1pm-2pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Celtic Spirituality
All are welcome to a seminar discussion with Kirk Webb: Our time together will be an exploration of the spiritual dimensions of the dialogue between the human soul and the glory of Nature. The ancient and modern Celtic Christian perspective locates us i...
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Tacoma, WA

Sun 10/21/18 at 3:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Prayers for World Peace
Sundays 10:00 – 11:15am, with Resident Teacher Gen Kelsang Wangpo. A peaceful, contemplative time in your weekend. Join us for guided meditations and uplifting advice on how we can transform our day-to-day life into opportunities for personal and spirit...
Meditate in Tacoma
Tacoma, WA

Sun 10/21/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 10/28/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/4/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/11/18 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/18/18 at 10am-11:15am
    

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