Forks Over Knives Screening Event

By Terri Peters

The Voice of Hope Seventh-day Adventist church is hosting a Forks Over Knives screen event at the Lakewood Public Library [6300 Wildaire Rd Sw, Lakewood] on Saturday evening, April 26, at 6:30pm. The feature film Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Contact Terri Peters at (253) 474-7253 for more information.

Letter: The Paperclip House

Fathers Day, 2012

I’ve a house-shaped paperclip holder on my desk. Turn it upside down and shake it and those funny bent wires that hold things together don’t quite escape the chimney at the top since there’s a magnet there that keeps them intact and close at hand.

On this 22nd day of April, the Swedish – my heritage – word for paper clip is “gem” a most appropriate description of my wife whose birthday is today.

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Bates’ Brain Series explores how early learning experiences shap e brain development

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TACOMA –Whether it’s singing nursery rhymes, reading to children, or verbally engaging with babies and toddlers, each interaction fosters brain development. Explore how loving and warm interactions and challenging learning experiences promote healthy brain development at Bates Technical College’s Brain Series lecture.

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Ladies Sing the Blues


The community is invited to hear David Deacon-Joyner, PhD. speak on the unique style and perspective of women who have sung the American musical art form- the Blues. We will hear recordings of these artists from the 1920′s and ’30′s, how they impacted the recording industry, and started the nationwide popularity of female blues singers of African descent, whose appeal crossed the lines of race.

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Little Church on the Prairie Hosts “Make a Difference” Day April 26th

Cemetery Marker Placement

For the second year, Pastor James Kim has asked his congregation at Little Church on the Prairie to participate in “Make a Difference” (MADD) Day.  The first one is scheduled this Saturday, April 26th in conjunction with Pierce County’s Park Appreciation Day.

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Parks Appreciation Day

Be part of a county-wide effort on Saturday, April 26th from 9:00am-12noon. 2,500 volunteers will converge on 50 local parks and natural areas to “give back” by pruning, pulling, and planting. You can be part of this effort at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 8950 64th St W in University Place. For more information about what you will be doing at the site please contact