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Perfect Plant Combos for Every Yard with Nita-Jo Roundtree
Get that picture-perfect look. Learn the rules of landscape design to create easy planting in borders and containers. Photos of acclaimed gardens will show numerous outstanding examples. No sign-up needed. Bring a friend! Coffee, snacks and prizes.
Gig Harbor Civic Center
Gig Harbor, WA

Tue 4/23/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Conference, Talks/Lectures
The Why, How, Where and What of Earthquake Early Warning
Why should we prepare for earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest? How could seconds of warning help make us less vulnerable to damage and injury? How do earthquake early warning (EEW) systems work, and when might we have one? As part of its 2019 Annual Me...
Westin Seattle
Seattle, WA

Tue 4/23/19 at 6pm-7:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Being Happy: Essential Meditation Practices
For our meditation to be qualified, our mind should be focused on the causes of happiness. We are offering a class with some straightforward meditations that everyone can use to bring about happiness and peace in their day-to-day life. Everyone can medi...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 4/24/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Meeting
Gig Harbor Toastmasters
Looking to improve your speaking and leadership skills? Ignite your career? Gain the confidence to speak up? Toastmasters will give you the skills and confidence you need to express yourself effectively in any situation. Whether you are a professional, ...
Harbor Place at Cottesmore
Gig Harbor, WA

Wed 4/24/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/1/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/8/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/15/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/22/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lunchtime Meditation
Change your mind, change your day. Through meditation we learn to reduce stress and improve our mindfulness and concentration. This in turn makes us more relaxed, flexible and effective. In these classes we will emphasize creating happiness for ourself by ...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 4/24/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 4/26/19 at 12pm-1pm
Mon 4/29/19 at 12pm-1pm
Wed 5/1/19 at 12pm-1pm
Fri 5/3/19 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
The Buddhist Way of Loving-Kindness
Love is the supreme medicine. In Buddhism, love is a mind that wishes others to be happy, a mind that has immense good qualities, a mind that is perfected with practice both in and out of meditation. By relying on the instructions of the great Geshe Langri...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Tacoma, WA

Thu 4/25/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/2/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/9/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/16/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Thu 5/23/19 at 7pm-8:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures, Special Event
Music With a Message: Songs of Social Change
Join Humanities Washington Speakers Group Trillium 239 as they highlight notable social movements from the last 150 years that have been powered by song. Songs can be more than music—they can act as powerful tools for changing society. Hear the surprising ...
Milton/Edgewood Library
Milton, WA

Sat 4/27/19 at 3pm-4:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Pollinators: A Master Gardener Talk
WSU Ext Pierce Co Master Gardeners will give a talk on "Pollinators" on Saturday April 27, 2019 at the Puyallup Research Center Demonstration Garden. Learn how to attract and protect beneficial pollinators to your garden. Visit the Master Gardener Plant ...
WSU Extension Center Demonstration Garden
Puyallup, WA

Sat 4/27/19 at 10am-11am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Saturday Seminars on Bio-Ethics and Logistics
Seminars on Bioethics and Logistics - two experts will engage you on timely topics in ethics and logistics Each session qualifies for 2 hours of CPE. Sessions will be held at The Forum at Trimble Hall, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma. Co-sponsor...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Sat 4/27/19 at 8am-12:15pm
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 4/28/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 5/5/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 5/12/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 5/19/19 at 10am-11:15am
Sun 5/26/19 at 10am-11:15am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Hacking Democracy: What Social Media is Doing to U.S. Politics
Washington State University professor Travis Ridout as he discusses how Facebook and Twitter are upending U.S. politics—for better and for worse. This presentation is part of Humanities Washington’s Speakers Bureau program.
Sumner Library
Sumner, WA

Tue 4/30/19 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
3@Sea at AAA
Come see presentations by Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Azamara, learn from the experts and enjoy limited-time special offers on three fantastic cruise lines that offer something for every traveler: ~Royal Caribbean: Memorable multigenerational vacations....
Tacoma AAA Cruise & Travel Store
Tacoma, WA

Wed 5/1/19 at 10:30am-11:30am
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Author Event: Chandler O'Leary
Chandler O’Leary shares stories and the process behind her new book, “The Best Coast: A Road Trip Atlas: Illustrated Adventures Along the West Coast’s Historic Highways.” A pop-up shop follows the event, with signed books available for sale.
University Place Library
University Place, WA

Wed 5/1/19 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Training the Mind: A Buddhist Approach
Everyone has their own way of dealing with life’s difficulties and stressors. For most of us, our solutions only create more problems. Buddha said that while this is common, it is not necessary. However, if we want to deal with life’s difficulties succe...
Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center
Olympia, WA

Wed 5/1/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 5/8/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 5/15/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 5/22/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Wed 5/29/19 at 6pm-7:15pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Healthy Homes Workshop
Learn simple tips and tricks for creating a healthier living space. Participants learn how to handle and prevent housing-related health risks like mold, indoor air pollution, exposure to toxics and more.
Yelm Community Center
Yelm, WA

Thu 5/2/19 at 6:30pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Let It Not Happen Again: Lessons of the Japanese American Exclusion
In March of 1942, 227 Japanese Americans were forcibly removed from their homes on Bainbridge Island by the US Army. Clarence Moriwaki shares the story of Bainbridge Island—the origin point of the Japanese American exclusion—to provide a human, historical ...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Thu 5/2/19 at 5pm-6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Signing/Readings
Social Issues Book Club
FCC-OLY is starting a new book club! Our focus will be on books that encourage conversation around social issues we deeply care about. We've chosen our first book, Dying of Whiteness: How the politics of Racial Resentement is killing America's Heartland, b...
First Christian Church
Olympia, WA

Thu 5/2/19 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Why Some People Are More Altruistic Than Others
Why do some people do selfless things, helping others even at risk to their own well-being, such as in emergency situations on I-5 or donating a kidney to a complete stranger? At the other extreme, why are psychopaths the way they are? Are their brains jus...
Tahoma Unitarian Universalist Congregation
Tacoma, WA

Fri 5/3/19 at 6:45pm-8:45pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Should I Still Watch This Show? Pop Culture in the #MeToo Era
Join Professor Amy Peloff as she leads a conversation about the value of art and the behavior of the artists in the wake of the nationwide movement. For adults. In partnership with Humanities Washington.
Sumner Library
Sumner, WA

Tue 5/7/19 at 6pm-7pm
Talks & Readings: Family/Child (Books)
Story Club - Game Changers
Hear a great story, discuss big ideas, and discover really cool history with Museum exhibits and artifacts! This month, we will be reading Game Changers: John McLendon and the Secret Game by John Coy. Small snack provided. Free, no registration required.
White River Valley Museum
Auburn, WA

Tue 5/7/19 at 4pm-5pm

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