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Grit City Think & Drink: Promoting Infant Survival In DR Congo
A little more skin(-to-skin): Promoting infant survival with kangaroo mother care in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Dr. Karen Cowgill and Cynthia Howson, UW Tacoma What would you do if you were a mom or a health care provider with a baby who’d...
The Swiss Pub
Tacoma, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Toastmasters of West Olympia
Come learn what Toastmasters is about, how it can help you with your public speaking, presentation, and leadership skills. Plus, have a bunch of fun! We'll be hearing and giving short presentations, as well as learning more about the Toastmasters public sp...
The Strong Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 12/12/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 12/19/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 12/26/17 at 2pm-3pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Computers/Technology
A Conversation on Diversity and the Tech Industry
For four years Maxine Williams, global director of diversity for Facebook, has worked with her team to develop strategies to attract and support underrepresented people at the social media giant, which reaches a global community of more than 2 billion peop...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Wed 12/13/17 at 11am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
HU Chant
Singing of HU, a love song to God.
Olympia Eckankar Center
Olympia, WA

Fri 12/15/17 at 6pm-6:20pm
Fri 12/22/17 at 6pm-6:20pm
Fri 12/29/17 at 6pm-6:20pm
Fri 1/5/18 at 6pm-6:20pm
Fri 1/12/18 at 6pm-6:20pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Tacoma Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Come worship God every Saturday starting at 8:30am with our "Hour of Power" Program. Following, is our Sabbath School at 9:30am. Continuing at 11am is our Worship Service.
Tacoma Central Adventist Church
Tacoma, WA

Sat 12/16/17
Sat 12/23/17
Sat 12/30/17
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Eckankar Light & Sound Service
Eckankar reading, singing of HU and spiritual discussion open to all.
Olympia Eckankar Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/17/17 at 10am-11am
Sun 1/21/18 at 10am-11am
Sun 2/18/18 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
HU chant
Singing the HU song for 20 minutes. HU is a love song to God.
Olympia Eckankar Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 12/17/17 at 9am-9:20am
Sun 1/21/18 at 9am-9:20am
Sun 2/18/18 at 9am-9:20am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Creative Colloquy Volume 4 Book Launch, Reading & Open Mic
In celebration of the holiday season Creative Colloquy will be introducing our fourth collection of creative writing, Creative Colloquy Volume Four to the world. Come by and connect with the local wordsmiths and artists who helped craft this print collecti...
Black Kettle Bites & Brew
Tacoma, WA

Mon 12/18/17 at 7pm-10pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Poetry for the Winter Solstice
Poetry for the Winter Solstice “Seasons Readings,” sponsored by the Olympia Poetry Network, is set for Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW in downtown Olympia. Poets are invited to read seasonal poems about winter...
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
Olympia, WA

Wed 12/20/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Swil Kanim
A member of the Lummi Nation, Kanim presents his people's culture and traditions to adults and children alike through what author Sherman Alexie calls "beautiful music." A deviation from the typical up-on-your-feet kindie pop of some children’s music, Kani...
The Conway Muse
Conway, WA

Sat 12/23/17 at 7:30pm-10pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Candyce Bollinger Parenting Class on “Emotional Intelligence”
Join popular South Sound parent educator and counselor, Candyce Bollinger for a parenting class on Emotional Intelligence. This workshop is designed to help parents and educators facilitate the development of emotional intelligence in children. The partici...
Hands On Children's Museum
Olympia, WA

Tue 1/2/18 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Meeting
Gig Harbor Literary Society
Harbor History Museum and the Gig Harbor branch of the Pierce County Library invite you to join the Gig Harbor Literary Society, dedicated to exploring the literary world of historical fiction, nonfiction, and other works of interest. The January meeti...
Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor, WA

Tue 1/2/18 at 6pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Simply Meditate
The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful, we will be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we will experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we will find it very difficult to be ha...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Tue 1/2/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Tue 1/9/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Tue 1/16/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Tue 1/23/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Tue 1/30/18 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Eckankar Video Presentation
Video presentation given by Harold Klemp, the spiritual leader of Eckankar.
Olympia Eckankar Center
Olympia, WA

Sun 1/7/18 at 10am-11am
Sun 2/4/18 at 10am-11am
Sun 3/4/18 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Signing/Readings
"My Dear Wife and Children": A Reading of Civil War Letters
Hear the 150-year-old story of David Brainard Griffin, a corporal in Company F of the 2nd Minnesota Regiment of Volunteers, told through the letters he wrote to his wife and children while he fought to preserve the Union. Author Nick K. Adams reads excerpt...
Sumner Library
Sumner, WA

Tue 1/9/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
The Jail Letters Project with Sam Miller and Mary Soehnlen
The Jail Letters Project is a multimedia presentation that explores family experiences before, during, and after incarceration. The presentation uses actual correspondence written between Sam Miller and his mother Mary Soehnlen while he was incarcerated in...
Olympia Timberland Library
Olympia, WA

Thu 1/11/18 at 7:30pm-8:45pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings, Talks/Lectures
"Away at War" A Civil War Story of the Family Left Behind
A true story of endurance and loss. This book is based on 100 letters Cpl. David Brainard Griffin wrote his family during his two years of service.
Sumner Library
Sumner, WA

Tue 1/16/18 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Nationally Known Poet to Read for OPN
Susanne Paola Antonetta is the featured poet for the Olympia Poetry Network’s monthly reading Wednesday, January 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW in downtown Olympia. Her book Make Me A Mother was published by W.W. Norton in 2015. She...
Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art
Olympia, WA

Wed 1/17/18 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Humanities in the Harbor presents "Contested Boundaries: a New Pacific Northwest History"
Harbor History Museum is excited to continue Humanities in the Harbor, a monthly lecture series that explores unique and engaging topics for the Gig Harbor community, in 2018. Humanities in the Harbor will continue in January with a special presentation...
Harbor History Museum
Gig Harbor, WA

Thu 1/25/18 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, World, Education
National Geographic Live: Cameraman Bob Poole
Nature Roars Back A childhood in East Africa gave Emmy Award-winning cinematographer Bob Poole a fierce curiosity about the natural world as well as an adventurous spirit. Bob has documented the rebirth of a lost Eden: Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Pa...
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Olympia, WA

Fri 2/9/18 at 7:30pm

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