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Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Conference, Green/Environmental
Puyallup Watershed and Salmon Symposium
The Puyallup River Watershed Council and the Puyallup and Chambers Watersheds Salmon Recovery Lead Entity are partnering to offer a two-day symposium on environmental issues and concerns, projects, plans and studies in or relevant to the Puyallup Watershed...
Pioneer Park Pavilion
Puyallup, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 9am-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Buddhist Guide for Surviving the Holidays
The winter holidays are meant to be times of joy and peace, but in reality we can often find ourselves stressed and upset – quite the opposite of what we intend! Buddhist meditation is widely known for its techniques for calming the mind, but very few p...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/13/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 12/26/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Demanding Intersectionality in Disability Justice Movements
Join Lydia X. Z. Brown (they/them) in conversation with local leaders on disability justice in the movement for racial justice. Lydia is a community organizer, writer, speaker, educator, attorney, and advocate for disability justice. They work to disrupt a...
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center
Seattle, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 5:30pm-7:30am
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 12/12/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Thu 12/19/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Olympia World Affairs Council Speaker Series
What is Volodya Up to Now? A Putin Update. As a statesman Vladimir Putin has had a good year.  He has successfully exploited the disarray in the Western alliance systems and extended Russian influence to Europe, the Middle East, the Balkans and Africa.  A...
Thurston Economic Development Council
Lacey, WA

Thu 12/12/19 at 7:30pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Friends of Steilacoom Library Speaker Series: Who Was Chief Seattle?
David M. Buerge, biographer and historian to the Duwamish Tribe, presents, ‘Who Was Chief Seattle?’ Events sponsored by Friends of the Steilacoom Library in partnership with the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association
Steilacoom Historical Museum
Steilacoom, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Class/Workshop
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...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Fri 12/13/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/16/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 12/18/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 12/20/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 12/23/19 at 12pm-1pm
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 12/15/19 at 10am-11am
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 12/15/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/22/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 12/29/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 1/5/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 1/12/20 at 10am-11:15am
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 12/17/19 at 2:20pm-5:30pm
Talks & Readings: Holiday, Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Season's Readings
Olympia Poetry Network presents Season’s Readings. OPN Board members reading Seasonal Poems will be featured. Open Mic readers are encouraged to share work focusing on the winter/holiday season. It’s the time of the year when we hustle full bore thro...
New Traditions Fair Trade
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/18/19 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Mindful Mind
Mindfulness, it is the lifeline of meditation and an essential skill for everyone who seeks happiness to develop. Developing mindfulness, like everything else depends on our motivation to do so. If we understand and experience the great benefits of mindful...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/18/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
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 12/20/19
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Baby Care Class – New Parent Academy
This class, taught by a professional psychologist, teaches parents the basics of proper parenting and child development.
Anna Lemon Wheelock Library
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/25/19 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 1/29/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 2/26/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Becoming a Love and Logic Parent
Learn new ways in parenting. Recommendations and useful tips on parenting from a professional psychologist.
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Thu 12/26/19 at 6:30pm-8:15pm
Thu 1/30/20 at 6:30pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Parents/Parenting
Attachment Parenting: Developing Emotional Security
Learn tried and true parenting techniques to give your Baby a strong, healthy sense of security during her 1st year and beyond.
Tacoma Public Library – Fern Hill
Tacoma, WA

Fri 12/27/19 at 7pm-9pm
Fri 1/31/20 at 7pm-9pm
Fri 2/28/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pollinator Friendly Landscapes
Pollinators are essential to all life around the world. Join Stream Team and guest speaker Mary Dessel as we look at the life history of bees, reasons for their decline, and how we can each do our part to help. You can even make a bee house to take home! R...
LOTT's WET Science Center
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/4/20 at 10am-4pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think&Drink | We Are Puget Sound - Stories of Hope
In the darkest days of winter, how about some sunshine? We’re surrounded by so much troubling news that it’s hard to notice sometimes this amazing place where we live, work, and play. We Are Puget Sound, Discovering and Recovering the Salish Sea, celebrate...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 1/14/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture Series: "2020: Battle for the Soul of America"
Regardless of your political persuasion, Donald Trump has been a president like none other in American history. The 2020 presidential campaign and election promises to be full of intense drama, precedent-shattering surprises, and vicious partisanship. What...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Thu 2/6/20 at 7pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think&Drink | Smokey Bear: Friend or Foe of our Forests?
After decades of fire suppression, land use changes, and with increasing temperatures associated with climate change we have recently experienced the largest and most destructive wildfires of our lifetimes. In this talk we will explore the science of how w...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 2/11/20 at 6:30pm-8pm

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