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April 24 (Thursday) - Other
Dining Out for Life
Dine Out on Thursday, April 24, 2014, for the 20th annual Dining Out for Life? event, and join Pierce County AIDS Foundation in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Participating South Sound restaurants will donate 25% of your food and non-alcoholic beverage bill to support HIV/AIDS prevention, and care services in Pierce, Thurston and Lewis Counties. For more information, visit www.diningoutforlife.com/tacoma  more...

April 24 (Thursday) - Workshop / Training
21 Acres: Starting and Growing Exceptional Tomatoes
Master Gardener and tomato growing genius Dr. Jeff Thompson brings his vast knowledge of growing tomatoes in our region to 21 Acres. Jeff promises to share with you the secrets to seed selection and storage, when to plant, how and when to transplant, how to support plants, how to prune indeterminate varieties, which varieties are hardiest, and which new varieties show the greatest promise. Please bring your questions and leave with answers to the challenges of growing tomatoes.  more...

April 24 (Thursday) - Lecture / Talk
David Cay Johnston - Health Inequality in America
Join us for an evening of discussion about health inequality in America with David Cay Johnston, investigative journalist and the winner of a 2001 Pulitzer Prize.  more...

April 25 (Friday) - Conference
Working Democracy: Labor and Politics in an Era of Inequality (Conference)
Rising inequality. Unions on the defensive. A new minimum wage. Rallies and marches. More and more, the headlines of today center on the workplace. On Friday, April 25, the Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies hosts a conference at the University of Washington bringing together national journalists and scholars, local labor and community leaders, and everyday workers to explore the politics behind the headlines.  more...

April 26 (Saturday) - Other
21 Acres Open House & Green Home Tour
The 21 Acres Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living recently received its LEED Platinum Certification. In honor of this award, and of our participation as a ?sustainability host site? for the Eco-Building Guild?s annual Green Home Tour on Saturday, April 26, we are taking the opportunity on this special day to host a community open house. We will be showcasing the 21 Acres Farm, Market and Kitchen and have invited numerous green-building and energy-related businesses to participate in a vendor fair.  more...

April 26 (Saturday) - Conference
15 Now National Conference: Onto the Ballot, Into the Streets
Join 15 Now action groups, low-wage workers, union members and activists from all across the country who are part of the historic effort to raise the minimum wage. We will share our experiences and collectively discuss our strategy to take our movement to the next level.  more...

April 29 (Tuesday) - Workshop / Training
21 Acres: Food, Mood and You!
Eating the right foods can improve your mood and motivation. The mental benefits associated with preparing and eating wholesome meals begin with selecting ingredients for promoting your well being. Learn how to boost your spirits naturally by ingesting foods known to increase neurotransmitters with a positive impact on mood.  more...

April 30 (Wednesday) - Other
Authoring Change: Writing Socially Engaged Nonfiction
This six-week reading & writing class at Richard Hugo House, Seattle's literary center, is taught by local author and former grassroots organizer Wendy Call. "Authoring Change" delves into the literature of social change and how to write strong, socially-engaged nonfiction. It meets six Wednesday evenings (beginning April 30). Cost is $245 / $220 Hugo House members.  more...

May 3 (Saturday) - Music / Entertainment
El Centro de la Raza's 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Our 9th Annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration is almost here! *Free admission and parking.*  more...

May 4 (Sunday) - Panel / Forum
Socialism on Main Street: An Inspiring Visions of Tomorrow
?Socialism on Main Street: An Inspiring Vision of Tomorrow? is the topic of a May Day celebration which examines the future of work, leisure and art in a society of shared abundance. Speaker Mark Drummond, a socialist feminist organizer and Occupy Seattle alumnus, will describe how this vision can be made a reality.  more...

May 4 (Sunday) - Other
Empty Bowls
On May 4th, 2014, North Helpline is hosting Empty Bowls, a charity luncheon with food from local restaurants, hand crafted bowls, and a silent auction. All proceeds go towards North Helpline's operating costs, helping our neighbors in need.  more...

May 4 (Sunday) - Other
Cinco de Mayo Brunch
Help Entre Hermanos continue its mission of promoting the health and well-being of the Latino LGBT community while enjoying delicious food and music from our performers.  more...

May 8 (Thursday) - Lecture / Talk
Power of Choice Awards & Celebration
Power of Choice is an evening of drinks and fun with the movers and shakers of Washington's progressive political scene and keynote speaker Caroline Heldman. All proceeds benefit Pro-Choice Washington PAC.  more...

May 19 (Monday) - Lecture / Talk
Does she work harder for the money? The role of gender in income inequality.
Join Anna Greenberg, Saru Jayaraman and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner for a lively discussion on income inequality, gender, and work ? from the impact of tipping to the changing landscape of male and female earning power.  more...

May 23 (Friday) - Other
Meet AMMA Mata Amritanandamayai Renowned Humanitarian & Spiritual Leader
Amma or Mother is known for her selfless compassion towards all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor and those suffering physically and emotionally. According to Amma, "Only when we show compassion to others will divine grace flow into us."  more...

May 26 (Monday) - Other
Meet AMMA Mata Amritanandamayai Renowned Humanitarian & Spiritual Leader
Devi Bhava is a special program that begins with the Atma Puja ceremony for world peace. Afterwards, Amma will receive guests who have tokens for an embrace, which lasts all night into the next morning. Many stay the entire time to be in the uplifting atmosphere and to enjoy the devotional singing. If you have time constraints, you should arrive early as programs are very large  more...

May 27 (Tuesday) - Workshop / Training
21 Acres: Tuesdays at 21
Tuesdays at 21 are a nearly-free, crowd-sourced, evening presentation series for the broader Sammamish Valley region hosted monthly at the Center for Local Food and Sustainable Living. The goal of Tuesdays at 21 is to provide community members with a unique opportunity to learn from and to share with people in the interdisciplinary fields within sustainability.  more...

June 6 (Friday) - Music / Entertainment
"The Lisbon Traviata" by Terrence McNally
As the inaugural production in Theatre22's PRIDE SERIES, "The Lisbon Traviata" is a scaldingly funny and ultimately disturbing comedy-drama about a devotee of Maria Callas's who conflates his romantic misery with an opera's tragic denouement.  more...

June 28 (Saturday) - Workshop / Training
21 Acres: Grow More, Water Less: Drip Irrigation Simplified
If you have a vegetable or flower garden you won?t want to miss Master Gardener, Jeff Thompson, explain how to design a drip system for easy maintenance and low water usage. You'll understand the benefits of using drip irrigation for containers, raised beds, vegetable rows and even balconies. Through hands-on demonstrations, you will learn you what you need to buy, how to assemble a system, and how you can customize and expand your own system.  more...

July 5 (Saturday) - Workshop / Training
Social Justice Summer Camp for Teens
Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp is a unique and inspiring leadership summer camp for youth 12-17 who care about community service, activism, and social justice.  more...

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