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Lecture: "Lessons from Lower Ed: Expanding Education and Addressing Inequality"
Guest lecturer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, Ph.D., will give a talk based on her critically-acclaimed book Lower Ed, which examines credentialing in higher education. Professor Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth Unive...
University of Puget Sound – Kilworth Memorial Chapel
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/18/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Literature into Art: Books That Changed the Way We Garden
In today’s fast paced information age, it is hard to imagine a time when gardeners relied on books rather than YouTube videos for inspiration and practical advice. In this lecture, Colston Burrell examines the shifting roles that gardens have played in our...
Bellevue Botanical Garden
Bellevue, WA

Wed 10/18/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Travel Talk: A Misunderstood People: Some Thoughts on Fulbrighting in Russia and Meeting Everyday Russians
Jeff Birkenstein first traveled to Russia in 2010 with a fellow Saint Martin's professor and a group of students before returning in 2013 as a Fulbright Scholar. He lived and taught at Petrozavodsk State University (an overnight train ride northeast from S...
Annie Wright School
Tacoma, WA

Wed 10/18/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Urban Density and the Environment
Thurston County expects an additional 120,000 people to call our region home in the next 20 years - with 20,000 of those living in Olympia, we must decide where those people will live to support an affordable and walkable community, while protecting our ru...
Washington State Capital Museum & Coach House
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/18/17 at 7pm-8:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Women Workers' Advocate: Featured Poet for OPN
Women workers’ advocate Carolyne Wright will be the featured poet Wednesday, October 18, for the Olympia Poetry Network. This free event takes place at Traditions Café, 300 5th Ave. SW in downtown Olympia from 6:30-8 p.m. Wright’s new book is This Dream t...
Traditions Fair Trade Cafe
Olympia, WA

Wed 10/18/17 at 6:30pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
History talks at Schmidt House, Tumwater
Our free noon hour talk On Oct 19th will feature the return of Dave Shipley with part two of his tour of Thurston County historic sites, focusing on the eastern half of the county.
Schmidt House
Tumwater, WA

Thu 10/19/17 at 12pm-1pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Lecture: "Being a 21st Century Scholar in the Digital Age"
Guest lecturer Dr. Tressie McMillan Cottom, PhD, will give a talk on being a public intellectual in the digital age. Professor Cottom is an assistant professor of sociology at Virginia Commonwealth University. She serves on dozens of academic and philan...
University of Puget Sound
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/19/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
October is Cruise Month at AAA
Whether you are new to Princess Cruises® or a previous passenger, come join us to hear about exciting new initiatives and enhancements on Princess Cruises that will provide new and enriching experiences. You’ll also learn about promotional offers and the a...
Cruise & Travel Presented by AAA
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/19/17 at 2:30pm-3:30pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Scholarly Selections: "Leadership Courage"
UWT lecturer and career organization development professional Joe Macias, Jr. explores how ordinary individuals can exemplify courageous leadership personally, professionally, and even on a global scale. Using historical case studies, Macias will delve int...
Washington State History Museum
Tacoma, WA

Thu 10/19/17 at 6:30pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Storytelling Workshop with Elizabeth Lord
Learn the basics of delivering a live storytelling performance. Elizabeth will teach you how to shape personal experiences/memories into a compelling oral narrative and recall details without memorization. Using traditional folktales and our own personal t...
Lacey Timberland Library
Lacey, WA

Thu 10/19/17 at 6pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
An Evening with Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and Friends
Join us for a reading with Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, along with local writers Dawn Pichon Barron, Joanne Clarkson, Llyn De Danaan, Pat Dixon, Carolyn Gilman, Catherine Alice Michaelis and Emily Van Kley. Each poet will present their poem from ...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 10/21/17 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Health & Wellness/Nutrition, Meeting
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous
Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous is an international fellowship of men and women who have experienced difficulties in life as a result of the way we used to eat. Through shared experience and mutual support, we help each other to recover from the disease...
Trinity Lutheran Church
Tacoma, WA

Sat 10/21/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 10/28/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 11/4/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 11/11/17 at 8am-9:30am
Sat 11/18/17 at 8am-9:30am
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Make a Good Impression
Over the past 30 years, PLU's Elliott Press has offered students a hands-on opportunity to learn the history of the printed book. Recently the University received a massive donation of the Thorniley Collection of Antique Type. Resident Artist in Art and ...
Pacific Lutheran University
Tacoma, WA

Sat 10/21/17 at 10am-12pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Orca Books Presents: An Evening with WA Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and Friends
Join us for a reading on October 21 with Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, along with local writers Dawn Pichon Barron, Joanne Clarkson, Llyn De Danaan, Pat Dixon, Carolyn Gilman, Catherine Alice Michaelis and Emily Van Kley. Each poet will present th...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 10/21/17 at 6pm-8pm
Talks & Readings: Poetry Reading/Spoken Word
Orca Books Presents: An Evening with WA Poet Laureate Tod Marshall and Friends
Join us for a reading on October 21 with Washington Poet Laureate Tod Marshall, along with local writers Dawn Pichon Barron, Joanne Clarkson, Llyn De Danaan, Pat Dixon, Carolyn Gilman, Catherine Alice Michaelis and Emily Van Kley. Each poet will present th...
Orca Books
Olympia, WA

Sat 10/21/17 at 6pm-8pm
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 10/21/17
Sat 10/28/17
Sat 11/4/17
Sat 11/11/17
Sat 11/18/17
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Celtic Spirituality seminar
All are invited to a free seminar discussion with Christine Sine, contemplative activist, physician and organic gardener. Executive Director of Mustard Seed Associates. Writer and speaker on Celtic Christian spirituality and on Gardening and Spirituality...
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Tacoma, WA

Sun 10/22/17 at 3:30pm-5pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
"Where Have All the Prairies Gone?"
Lakewood Historical Society presents Andy Fritz, instructor of Environmental Sciences Program at Clover Park Technical College. Learn how various organizations are restoring the prairie and oak savannahs that once proliferated throughout the South Puget So...
Best Western Motor Inn
Lakewood, WA

Tue 10/24/17 at 7pm-9pm
Talks & Readings: Talks/Lectures
Planning for Housing: Aging at Home vs. Other Options
Join Elizabeth Peterson, Certified Financial Planner, to answer the question: Wouldn’t you like to control the decisions on what to do and where you’ll go? Most of us want to age at home. If that is the case shouldn’t we (or our aging parents) prepare...
Village Green Retirement Campus
Federal Way, WA

Tue 10/24/17 at 1pm-2pm
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 10/24/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 10/31/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 11/7/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 11/14/17 at 2pm-3pm
Tue 11/21/17 at 2pm-3pm
    

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