JOURNEYING WITH THE GODDESS
On Sunday, Jan. 14 at 12:45 p.m., the First Spiritualist Church of Puyallup (341 2nd St. SE, Puyallup) begins an exciting series of 12 classes taught by Ann Van Dyke. You will meet ten Native American Goddesses and learn to apply the lessons they teach. Each Goddess teaches a different lesson about living in and with your “tribe” (community) and respecting Mother Earth. You will also create a Sacred Hoop (Medicine Wheel) and make a Dream Catcher suitable for hanging above your bed. These classes are appropriate for both men and women as both men and women are needed within the tribe. Cost for members is $15, cost for non-members is $20. For more, visit www.fscop.org.
ROLLER SKATING CAMP DAY
Monday, Jan. 15 is camp day at Rollin’ 253 Skate and Community Center (2101 Mildred St. W., Fircrest). While providing a fun environment and encouraging a generous spirit, Rollin’ 253 encourages children to build relationships with other kids from different ages, lifestyles, ethnicity, education and economic situations. The campers enjoy a large variety of fun activities like the Creative Room (arts and crafts), the Game Room, a bounce house, ball sports, scooters, face painting, dance instruction and roller skating instruction. Pre-registration is required. Camp runs 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Visit www.rollin253.com for more information.
LIVE IT OUTLOUD ALL AGES JAM
Wednesday Jan. 17, 6 p.m. is the Live it OutLoud event. This all-ages jam takes place at Jazzbones (2803 6th Ave., Tacoma). It is hosted by Ted Brown Music Outreach’s own Live It OutLoud Program. Hone your skills and keep the fire going for this year’s program. For more, visit www.facebook.com/LiveItOutLoudTacoma.
RHYTHMS AND DANCE OF WEST AFRICA
Puyallup’s Karshner Museum and Center for Culture and Arts (309 4th St. NE, Puyallup) presents its Culture and Arts Festival Saturday, Jan. 20 beginning at noon. It will highlight Gansango music and dance, traditional dance and music from West Africa. Gansango artists perform regularly in the Seattle area, nationally and internationally for audiences of all ages. This free family festival will feature performances, a dance workshop, mask-making, adinkra, mud cloth and batik art projects. For information. visit www.puyallup.k12.wa.us/karshner_center.
HOSTING MASON BEES
Hosting mason bees in your backyard is the topic of a presentation that takes place Saturday, Jan. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m. It will be at the Milton Edgewood Library, 900 Meridian Ave. E. Learn about how important mason bees are to our ecosystem and how you can help protect our native pollinators by hosting them in your own back yard. Olivia Shangrow is the biologist for Rent Mason Bees, a Washington based company that rents these gentle, efficient pollinators to backyard gardeners and orchardists. For information, visit www.piercecountylibrary.org/calendar.aspx?id=281&branch_id=13.