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Alternative Matter: The Word I - Reading with Miranda Mellis on the Print in Process
Come to Orca Books for an evening with local author and Evergreen State College Professor, Miranda Mellis. Miranda Mellis will be reading from a novella in progress called Escaping, as well as excerpts from her new book of inferences, aphorisms, and conste...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 1/25/20 at 6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop
Mindfulness and Meditation Workshop
Meditation has a long and rich history. For centuries, people have turned to meditation as a way of living a healthy and happy life. Now, as our lives become more hectic and busy, a resurgence of interest in meditation is occurring. We all know that our mo...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 1/26/20 at 10am-1pm
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 1/26/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/2/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/9/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/16/20 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 2/23/20 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Winter Garden Poetry Series
Presenting William Kupinse and Natalie Scenters- Zapico (Professors at Puget Sound)! This Winter we are partnering with Write 253 and hosting a Poetry Series that will feature great local poets reading their work in the Wagner House here at Lakewold Garde...
Lakewold Gardens
Lakewood, WA

Sun 1/26/20 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

Mon 1/27/20 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 1/29/20 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 1/31/20 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 2/3/20 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 2/5/20 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Radical Reading Circle: Viva La Raza
This book tells the dramatic story of the national Chicano movement of the 1960s and '70s and analyzes the burning questions of Chicano/Latinx identity. Discover a wealth of little-known information about campus, farm-worker and Latinx organizing from the ...
King's Books
Tacoma, WA

Mon 1/27/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Mon 2/3/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Mon 2/10/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Mon 2/17/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Mon 2/24/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Green/Environmental
Evergreen Talks - From Forest Commons to Carbon Commodities: Lessons from REDD+ in Nepal
Historic Lord Mansion and Coach House
Olympia, WA

Tue 1/28/20 at 6:30pm-8pm
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 1/29/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 2/26/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Wed 3/25/20 at 4:30pm-6pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop
Basic Buddhist View
Our normal view is that our daily experiences, whether pleasant or unpleasant, come from external sources. Following this view, we dedicate our whole life to improving our external conditions and situation. However our human problems and suffering increase...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 1/29/20 at 6pm-7:15pm
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 1/30/20 at 6:30pm-8:15pm
Thu 3/26/20 at 6:30pm-8:15pm
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 1/30/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop
Learn to Meditate
Meditation is for everyone! Of course, that doesn’t mean we are all natural meditators. Most everyone needs help learning how to start, improve, and master the practices of meditation. We will be looking at meditation to see some basic skills. The skil...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 1/30/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 2/6/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 2/13/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 2/20/20 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 2/27/20 at 7pm-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 1/31/20 at 7pm-9pm
Fri 2/28/20 at 7pm-9pm
Fri 3/27/20 at 7pm-9pm
Fri 4/24/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Class/Workshop, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Mindfulness Meditation Class at Harbor Fit Studio
If you are curious about mindfulness, meditation or just want to find some calm and peace of mind, this is a class for people who are interested in learning how to practice mindfulness meditation. We will meet bi-weekly to learn about and practice mindfuln...
Harbor Fit Studio
Gig Harbor, WA

Sun 2/2/20 at 11:30am-12:45pm
Sun 2/16/20 at 11:30am-12:45pm
Sun 3/1/20 at 11:30am-12:45pm
Sun 3/15/20 at 11:30am-12:45pm
Sun 4/5/20 at 11:30am-12:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
McMenamins Elks Temple History Pub
Join us for the second 2020 installment of the incredibly popular History Pub series. Explore historical topics of local interest and enjoy the ambiance of the Spanish Ballroom. Drinks and dinner available for purchase. Check out our website for details. ...
McMenamins Elks Temple
Tacoma, WA

Tue 2/4/20 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Woman's Club of Olympia
The Woman's Club of Olympia presents author, Mary Jo Shaw, talking about her life and why at the age of 16 she joined a convent for nuns and after 13 years, left and became a high fashion model. Her book is called "Convent to Catwalk" and she presents her...
Abigail Stuart House
Olympia, WA

Tue 2/4/20 at 12pm-2:30pm
Talks & Readings: Animals, General, Community Event, Talks/Lectures
Director WDFD Speaker: Mr. Kelly Susewind
Woodland Creek Community Park
Lacey, WA

Thu 2/6/20 at 7pm-9pm
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-9pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Talks/Lectures
Love Olympia: Clean Community, House Homeless, End Encampments
Most chronically homeless people are NOT living on the street because our community is uncaring. Quite the contrary, many chronically homeless people are living on the street because they don’t care about the community that has made abundant, comprehensiv...
Jefferson Middle School
Olympia, WA

Fri 2/7/20 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Grit City Think & Drink: Smokey Bear--Friend Or Foe Of Our Forests?
Smokey Bear--Friend Or Foe Of Our Forests? with Maureen Kennedy, UW Tacoma. After decades of fire suppression, land use changes, and with increasing temperatures associated with climate change we have recently experienced the largest and most destructiv...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

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

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