It took artist Gustav Klimt five years to create the gold portraits of Adele Bloch-Bauer, the great aunt of Peter Altmann. The paintings graced the walls of their family home in Vienna for 30 years, until they were forcibly removed by Hitler’s henchmen during the war.
The Pierce County Library System will be hosting a series of “Life After High School” events at various libraries over the next few months.
From its humble beginnings as a small, 4 string instrument in the 16th century, the development of the guitar has followed a winding path through constantly changing musical tastes over the last 500 years. PLU music professor, Elizabeth C.D. Brown will illustrate this journey with performances on Renaissance, Baroque, nineteenth century, and modern guitars. Ms. Brown will intersperse her musical numbers with commentary on the physical and musical development of the guitar.
Join us on Thursday, February 27th for this class the Garfield Book Company at PLU from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (208 South Garfield St. in the Parkland area) You may register at the door- $10 per person. Contact Laura at email@example.com / (253) 241-4166 for more details, or go to our website- www.plu.edu/lifeelderhostel.
Master scuba diver, Thomas Nicodemus, will give a presentation of photographs taken while diving in the warm waters of the Caribbean isle of Bonaire, and in the cold waters of the Salish Sea. In addition, Nicodemus will explain the aims of the Reef Environmental Education Foundation (REEF) and his role in their Advanced Assessment Team, working for the health of our marine environment.
Sarah Murdoch is coming to Tacoma to give a presentation entitled, “Art: Medieval Times to Michelangelo.” One of Rick Steves’ most experienced and versatile tour guides, Murdoch considers her career a perfect fit, as it combines her love of art, history and travel. There’s still room to join us this Friday, February 7th to hear Sarah speak.
The American Red Cross saves lives. When disaster strikes, the Red Cross responds with food, shelter and hope. When barriers of distance, language, or warfare separate loved ones, they open lines of communication. This relief organization operates by mobilizing individuals who volunteer their time and skills. Diane Bomer, Community Preparedness Outreach Coordinator from the local Mount Rainier Chapter will give a presentation titled “How the American Red Cross Responds to a Disaster,” on Thursday, January 30th 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Need help enrolling in affordable health insurance? Washington State certified in-person assisters will be available to help walk you through the enrollment process.
Pierce County News Release
Lindquist Dental Clinic for Children (LDCC) in Parkland is doing their part to make a positive impact in Pierce County for low-income children with unmet dental needs. Thanks to a grant from Pierce County Community Connections, as many as 4,000 additional children will have access to regular dental care at the Parkland clinic’s updated facility. [Read more...]
By Mary Letterman
Human Trafficking in Washington: From the Historic Mercer Maids to Sexual Exploitation in internet ads. A conversation about historical, cultural and public policy aspects of human trafficking will take place Saturday, January 18 (10 am) at Pacific Lutheran University (12180 Park Ave S, Tacoma) in the Regency Room in the Anderson University Center. Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau. Hosted by AAUW Tacoma.
By Laura Stewart
Carolyn Driedger, from the US Geological Survey, will give a presentation titled “Mount Rainier and the Ring of Fire” at the Garfield Book Company at PLU. Driedger, a Hydrologist and USGS Outreach Coordinator, is assigned to the Cascades Volcano Observatory in Vancouver, WA.