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  • November 18
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  • Lynnwood

Should We Call the Midwife? How Culture Shapes Childbirth

Is childbirth purely physiological, or does our society shape women’s experiences of pregnancy, labor, and delivery? To consider the different ways birth is shaped by society, sociologist Natalie Jolly spent two years as a midwife among Pennsylvania’s Amish communities. In this revealing talk, she compares how Amish homebirth differs from contemporary American birth practices, and […]

  • When
  • 10:00 am, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Edmonds Community College
    20000 68th Ave. W
    Lynnwood, WA 98036 United States
  • November 18
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  • Burien

Washington at War: The Evergreen State in WWI

One-hundred years ago in 1917, the US entered The Great War to fight alongside our European allies. But Washington’s homefront experience began long before the country entered the war, and continued afterward. Led by historian Lorraine McConaghy, the program begins with an illustrated introduction to the war’s themes before offering a “Readers’ Theater:” a script […]

  • When
  • 10:00 am, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Burien City Hall Council Chambers
    400 SW 152nd Street
    Burien, WA 98166 United States
  • November 18
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  • Tonasket

The Ancient Fruitcake: What Really, Really Old Food Tells Us about History, Culture, Love, and Memory

This talk is not about the old leftovers in the fridge. It is about food that is so old, so unusual, or so meaningful, that no one dares throw it away. Discover the foods archeologists have found buried with mummies, the petrified banana so appealing it sparked a Banana Museum, the 350-year-old fruitcake handed down […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Tonasket Public Library
    209-A Whitcomb
    Tonasket, WA 98855 United States
  • November 18
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  • La Conner

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall as he builds awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won […]

  • When
  • 1:00 pm, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Museum of Northwest Art (MoNA)
    121 S First St
    La Conner, WA 98257 United States
  • November 18
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  • Mukilteo

The Long Haul: Stories of Human Migration

For more than 200,000 years, Homo sapiens have been moving around the planet, sometimes drawn and sometimes driven by a host of natural and man-made forces: drought, floods, crop failure, war, the quest for survival, or the hope of a better future. Examine the roots and the routes of human migration from our beginnings in […]

  • When
  • 2:00 pm, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Mukilteo Community Library
    4675 Harbour Pointe Blvd
    Mukilteo, WA 98275 United States
  • November 18
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  • La Conner

Event with the Washington State Poet Laureate

Join Washington State Poet Laureate Tod Marshall as he builds awareness and appreciation of poetry — including the state’s legacy of poetry — through public readings, workshops, lectures, and presentations in geographically diverse areas of the state. Marshall, a poet and professor at Gonzaga University, is the author most recently of Bugle (2014), which won […]

  • When
  • 6:00 pm, Saturday
    November 18, 2017
  • Where
  • Maple Hall
    104 Commercial St
    La Conner, WA 98257 United States
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