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Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
(Live Stream) 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 is necessary. $8 ~ Free for Supporters
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(Live Stream) 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 peace will naturally come about. Everybody welcome.
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Sketch Comedy, Stand Up Comedy
(Online) Short Bits
This is Short Bits! Grit City’s new performance party. This all-inclusive evening will feature a variety of performances including a DJ and live music. Each evening is specifically curated and can include local, national and international superstars from every genre of performance. The one thing you can count on is a good time. All-inclusive beverages and popcorn. Must RSVP at
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(Virtual) Alzheimer's Association Down Syndrome Support Group
Caring for someone with Down Syndrome who exhibits symptoms of 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 unique journey of providing care to a person with memory loss. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Alzheimer’s Association Washington State Chapter Office, 19031 33rd Ave W, Suite 301, Lynnwood, WA 98036. Remote participation options available. For information call Hannah Wishnek at 206-529-3888 or our 24/7 Helpline at 1-800-272-3900.
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A cappella, Acoustic, Bluegrass, Folk, Americana/Roots, Family/Child, Special Event, Open Mic/Music
(Virtual) Arbutus Open Mic
The Arbutus Acoustic Open Mic is the 2nd Monday of every month from 7-9 pm. Arrive between 6-6:45 to sign up to perform. Our Open Mic Night is a chance for acoustic music lovers and practitioners to share with the community and gain valuable experience and support. This event is all ages, open genre and all acoustic. Starting Monday Jan 13, 2020 the Arbutus Open Mic will be located at Percival Place (formerly Ben Moore’s Cafe).
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Talks/Lectures, Talks/Lectures
(Virtual) Grit City Think & Drink - Volcanic Ecology: Just Add Water
VOLCANIC ECOLOGY: JUST ADD WATER with Dr. Carri LeRoy of The Evergreen State College. Dr. Carri LeRoy’s current research focuses on how streams have developed in the 40 years since the eruption of Mt St Helens. The catastrophic lateral blast resulted in a massive landslide that covered forests in streams around Spirit Lake in up to 300 feet of sterile pumice and ash. Snowmelt, springs, and runoff have carved new watersheds across what is known as the Pumice Plain. New stream channels are being quickly colonized by willow, which is particularly interesting because they have both male and female individuals. In 2018, Dr. LeRoy was awarded a grant from the National Science Foundation for this research. This talk explores both new watershed development and the influence of willow sex on in-stream communities and ecosystem processes. Carri LeRoy has been a freshwater ecologist at The Evergreen State College since 2006. She completed her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences in 2005 at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ, a Masters in Liberal Studies (Environmental Education) in 2001, and her undergraduate degrees in Environmental Science and International Studies at Oregon State University. She Co-Directed the Sustainability in Prisons Project from 2011-2017. Dr. LeRoy’s research focuses on how riparian forests interact with streams and provide energy through leaf litterfall. Her research has shown that both the species diversity and genetic diversity of these litter inputs can affect in-stream leaf litter decomposition rates, aquatic fungi and aquatic macroinvertebrates.
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Craft Show, Fair/Festival, For the Family, Nature
11th Annual Tailgate Rock Sale and Swap
Rocks,minerals, fossils, rock crafts, and equipment for sale or trade. Raffle, door prize,display, rest room and concession.
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Running, Walking
12th Annual Parkland Pace or Race
Registration, course map, and results can be found at Online Registration closes on August 21st at 11:59 PM Registrations are also accepted on the day of the event for an additional charge of $5 8:30 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Opens 9:20 AM – Registration/Packet Pick Up Closes 9:30 AM – Start of Event 10:30 AM – Start of Awards USATF certified 5K course is flat and fast Raffle prizes are given away at awards ceremony Ribbons are given to top 3 in each gender and age group Medals are given to 1st place overall male and female All proceeds benefit Washington High School Cross Country For more information contact: Allen Culp 253-219-5252 Support from the following organizations and your participation in this event provides funds to purchase shoes and uniforms for local youth runners, as well as provides a college scholarship for a graduating senior Patriot Boosters Franklin Pierce School District South Sound Running
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14th Annual Tears Foundation Gala Dinner & Auction
We cordially invite you to join us in raising funds for our national organization at the 14th Annual ‘Twinkle like the Stars’ Gala Dinner & Auction on Saturday, September 19, 2020 at The Museum of Glass. We begin the evening with a silent auction of baskets and items generously donated by local businesses and community members. Attendees will enjoy a delicious plated dinner from The Pacific Grill, Tacoma’s most award-winning restaurant, while they bid in a live auction for big ticket items ranging from get-away trips to some locally sourced gifts and activities. The event is creatively themed after Masquerade Ball. The TEARS Foundation seeks to compassionately lift a financial burden from families who have lost a child by providing funds to assist with the cost of burial or cremation services. We also offer parents comprehensive bereavement care in the form of grief support groups and peer companions.
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A (Virtual) Interview with Arthur Nersesian and Jennifer Belle
Orca Books Co-op will present a new virtual event on Sunday, July 19th, between authors Arthur Nersesian and Jennifer Belle in discussion of Nersesian’s new book: The Five Books of (Robert) Moses, an epic book which straddles speculative and literary fiction, examining today’s political chaos through the lens of the past. The event will be free of charge and be accessed at ARTHUR NERSESIAN is the author of fourteen books, including the cult-classic national best seller The Fuck-Up (more than 100,000 copies sold), Suicide Casanova, Manhattan Loverboy, East Village Tetralogy, and Mesopotamia. He is a native New Yorker who runs a writing workshop in the East Village and can be reached on Facebook. JENNIFER BELLE is an American novelist, based in New York City. She attended Bronx High School of Science and dropped out of college. She has also written columns for Ms. magazine. Her work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, London's The Independent, Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Ms., Mudfish. She teaches at the New York Writers' Workshop.
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