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Folk Art/Crafts, Art Show
"Picturing the Pandemic" Fine-Art and Craft Exhibition
Picturing the Pandemic marks one year since the first recorded death due to COVID-19 in the United States, located here in Western Washington. Responding to, or escaping from, this exhibition explores the work of five Pacific-Northwest fine-artists during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent economic shutdown.
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Talks/Lectures, Talks/Lectures
(Virtual) Grit City Think&Drink | Transnational and spatial stories of becoming Nisei in pre-WWII Tacoma
Drawing on their recently published coauthored book, Becoming Nisei: Japanese American Urban Lives in Prewar Tacoma (UW Press), Drs. Hanneman and Hoffman will explore how both Meiji Japanese practices and daily urban lives in prewar Tacoma shaped second generation Japanese American subjectivity. Through stories drawn from the 42 Nisei they interviewed, this talk will discuss, for example, the impact of Japan's Imperial Rescript on Education at Tacoma's Japanese Language School, the importance of alien land laws, and the spatial processes of self-formation as well as community destruction with wartime incarceration. They will also share maps and other ephemera from their archival research. Lisa Hoffman has been faculty in the School of Urban Studies at UW Tacoma since 2002. She has a PhD in cultural anthropology and MA in China Regional Studies. Her scholarship focuses on questions of subject formation, spatiality, and power dynamics in both urban China and the U.S. She is the author of Fostering Talent: Patriotic Professionalism in Urban China (Temple U Press, 2010) and coeditor of Spaces of Danger: Culture and Power in the Everyday (U Georgia Press, 2015). Mary Hanneman teaches in the School of Interdisciplinary arts and Sciences at UWT. She teaches modern East Asian history with a specialization in modern Japanese history. She is the author of Hasegawa Nyozekan and Liberalism in Modern Japan (Global Oriental, 2007) and Japan Faces the World: 1925-1952 (Longman Press, 2001) and lead author of the textbook, Modern East Asia: China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam in the Modern Era (Cognella Press, 2017).
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Talks/Lectures, Talks/Lectures
(Virtual) Grit City Think&Drink: Masculinities after Trump: Power, paradox, and possibilities
This talk will explore the cultural and political histories that have shaped contemporary masculinities, attending specifically to how former President Donald Trump's performance of gender reflects the anxieties catalyzed by the waning legitimacy of misogyny, heterosexism, and white supremacy. Dr. Alex Miller is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies at the University of Washington Tacoma. His courses embody the interdisciplinary spirit of the university's Tacoma campus. Drawing upon his background in literary studies, his current scholarship seeks to explore how contemporary authors imagine transformations within the gender order resulting from deindustrialization and the concomitant rise of global, neoliberal economic relations.
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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s
The Alzheimer's Association community education programs are now online! Register today and learn from the comfort and safety of your own home. Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. Join us to learn about 10 common warning signs and what to watch for in yourself and others. April 22, 3-4:30 p.m. Learn more and register online at or by calling 1.800.272.3900.
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2021 King County Fair
King County Fair
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2021 Virtual Puget Sound Days on the Hill
Puget Sound Partnership and the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission invite you to participate in the first of this year's virtual Puget Sound Days on the Hill sessions on Friday, April 23, from 1:00–2:30 p.m. Pacific Time. We'll discuss Puget Sound restoration and protection, salmon recovery efforts, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and infrastructure, among other topics, with Rep. Derek Kilmer, Rep. Marilyn Strickland, and Rep. Suzan DelBene. Each member of Congress or special guest will speak for about 25 minutes. We encourage participants to submit questions for our speakers in advance when registering. There will also be an opportunity to post questions during a moderated Q&A session. Advance registration is required and will close at 1 p.m. Pacific Time the day before each session. More details and registration info are available at
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Community Event
2021 Virtual Race Against Trafficking 5K Run/Walk
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Running, Walking
32nd Annual Four on the Fourth - VIRTUAL
Since last year’s event was cancelled and we’re still unable to have an in-person event, we’re fighting back against COVID and going virtual this year. Although we would prefer to be together, the advantages of a virtual event include you being able to select the day and location of your 4 mile run and/or walk. When selecting a day, be sure to complete the event before or on July 4th. When selecting a location, you are encouraged to complete an out-and-back route in order to keep with the spirit of the event’s actual course. This means that you will run 2 miles and then turn around and return the same way to your starting spot. If you want your time and photos included in the event’s results, then you must submit them to by July 5th. The event’s results will be compiled and released on July 7th. Registration closes on July 4th at 11:59 PM. Registration, results, and photos can be found at: Cost: $10 Awards: Ribbons will be mailed to top 3 in each gender and age group Medals will be mailed to 1st place overall male and female For more information contact: Allen Culp 253-219-5252 Support from the following organizations and your participation in this event provides funds to purchase shoes and uniforms for local youth runners, as well as provides a college scholarship for a graduating senior: Patriot Boosters South Sound Running
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Adam Ant
Adam Ant is an English musician who gained popularity as the lead singer of new wave/post-punk group Adam and the Ants and later as a solo artist.
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Class/Workshop, Seniors, Health & Wellness/Nutrition
Advance Care Planning: A Medical Perspective
Attorneys help people create important documents like Power of Attorney, Advance Directives and Living Wills. However, the reality in a hospital or an Emergency Room can be quite different. Health conditions frequently result in significant grey areas that legal documents cannot anticipate. It’s left for families and medical professionals to explore a patient’s wishes, intentions and life goals. This free online workshop will discuss issues from a medical perspective. Presenter is Glenda Shepard, ARNP, specializing in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at CHI Franciscan. Ample time for questions will be provided.
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