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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 10/15/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Tue 11/19/19 at 1pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Get More of What You Want by Learning to Say "Yes" - to You
This is a workshop series for women. Six evenings, six topics that will forever change the way you think and do boundaries. As a psychotherapist of 20 years, and more recently as an adviser to high-performing women in business, Eva's seen the critical c...
Vashon Center for the Arts
Vashon Island, WA

Tue 10/15/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Tue 10/22/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Tue 10/29/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Tue 11/5/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pierce County Conversations: Farm to Landfill-Cooking Up Conversation about Food Waste
Hear how food loss occurs on its way to the table and how much ends up in the landfill. Presented by Pierce County Public Works Waste Management. More info:
Sumner Library
Sumner, WA

Tue 10/15/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
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 10/15/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Tue 11/19/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Tue 12/17/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
AAA PackSmart with Kathleen Collum
Join Kathleen Collum, AAA Travel Store Buyer and Packing Coach, for a FREE informative packing workshop. She will share smart tips on how to make the most of your packing space and fill you in on the latest accessories, including gear to help you comply wi...
Tacoma AAA Cruise & Travel Store
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/16/19 at 10:30am till 12pm, 1:30pm till 3pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Connie K Walle Poetry Reading and Open Mic
Connie K Walle is a life-long Pacific Northwest resident of Tacoma, Washington, and is President and Founder of Puget Sound Poetry Connection where she hosts the “Distinguished Writer Series,” now in its 30th year. Connie also founded Our Own Words, a teen...
New Traditions Fair Trade
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/16/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture by Thor Heyerdahl Jr., "In My Father's Wakes."
Marine biologist, Thor Heyerdahl Jr., will speak about life with his father, the Norwegian explorer, archaeologist, writer and environmentalist, Thor Heyerdahl, of "Kon-Tiki" fame.
Pacific Lutheran University – Scandinavian Cultural Center
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/16/19 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Past, Future, Present: Living Your Best Life
The idea of time is vastly different in the Buddhist perspective. While we can argue that we only occupy a tiny fraction of the expanse of time, Buddha explained that our mind has existed throughout time. To understand Buddha’s teaching we have to first co...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/16/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 10/23/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 10/30/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
David Guterson - Turn Around Time: A Walking Poem for the Pacific Northwest
Most outdoor enthusiasts understand the phrase “turn around time” as that point in an adventure when you must cease heading out in order to have enough time to safely return to camp or home—regardless of whether you have reached your destination. For award...
Tacoma Mountaineers
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Gabrielle Byrne Reading: Rise of the Dragon Moon
Please join us for an evening with local young adult author Gabrielle Byrne. Gabby will be reading from and discussing her book Rise of the Dragon Moon. This will be a delighftul reading for young adults and adutls alike! There will be time for questions a...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 6pm
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 10/17/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 10/24/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 10/31/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 11/7/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 11/14/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Jessie L. Kwak: From Chaos to Creativity
Please join us for an engaging evening with Jessie L. Kwak, author of the recently published book and workbook, From Chaos to Creativity: Building A System for Artists & Writers (Microcosm Publishing). Jessie will give a presentation on her book and there ...
Browsers Bookshop
Olympia, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa- Legendary Everest & Rainier Climbing Guide
Mr. Lhakpa Gelu Sherpa, world record holder for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest, will lecture on his historic climb, and mountaineering career at 6 p.m. on Thursday, October 17th, at Eatonville Baptist Church. This event is free and open to the public,...
Eatonville Baptist Church
Eatonville, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Scholarly Selections: Using AI to Simulate the Dead
Free for 3rd Thursday! In the last few years, advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) have allowed researchers to generate music, art, and even novels. This art can imitate someone’s particular style and personality.  In this talk, UWT Affiliate Assis...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/17/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
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 10/18/19
Fri 11/15/19
Fri 12/20/19
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
M. Randal O'Wain and Mesha Maren in Conversation
Please join us for an evening with authors M. Randal O'Wain and Mesha Maren. M. Randal O. Wain will be discussing his book Meander Belt, and Mesha Maren will be sharing from her book Sugar Run. M Randal and Mesha will engage with one another, discussing th...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Fri 10/18/19 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pierce County Conversations: Food Deserts and Scarcity Panel
the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, UW Tacoma and Tillicum Library as data about inequity of access to healthy food in Pierce County is discussed. More info:
Parkland/Spanaway Library
Tacoma, WA

Sat 10/19/19 at 2pm-4pm
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 10/20/19 at 10am-11am
Sun 11/17/19 at 10am-11am
Sun 12/15/19 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Sunday Services: 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 p...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 10/20/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 10/27/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/3/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/10/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 11/17/19 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
"Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion"
What led to the incarceration of 120,000 Japanese Americans, and how can we prevent similar tragedies? The presenter is Clarence Moriwaki for the Humanities Washington's Speakers Bureau. This event is sponsored by Ikebana International Chapter #147 Tacoma/...
St. John's Lutheran Church
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/23/19 at 10am-12pm

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