Monday, April 2, 4 p.m.
Children’s Museum, 1501 Pacific Ave., Tacoma
The SOTAbots is a local robotics team combining students from Tacoma School of the Arts, Tacoma Science and Math Institute and Stewart Middle School. The team is a part of the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) Robotics organization, a worldwide association designed to get young adults involved in engineering. Every year SOTAbots designs and builds several robots to compete in various FIRST challenges. Join SOTAbots at the Children’s Museum, along with their robots, to learn more about how they build them and see what they are able to do. Info: www.sotabots.com
Thursday, April 5, 5 p.m.
University of Puget Sound, Smith Hall, Room 106
“Cloud Sweeping” is an interactive oral storytelling experience about the contemporary history of Native America as told by Linda Levier, a Cowlitz Tribal member. This lecture will use the Medicine Creek Treaty of 1954, the “Fish Wars,” messages from Frank’s Landing by Charles Wilkinson, excerpts from “Thirty-One Years on the Plains and in the Mountains” by William F. Drannon (1832-1913), “The Last Indian War” by Janet McCloud and Robert Casey, “The Indian Reorganization Act of 1934” and contemporary indigenous history worldwide. This is an interactive lecture that involves everyone so please come prepared to actively participate. Storytelling is a casual method of passing on history, critical thinking and assessment of information while engaging in a separate activity. Free and open to the public. Info: www.pugetsound.edu/news-and-events/events-calendar/details/lecture-cloud-sweeping/2018-04-05
TRIPOD SLIDE SHOW
Friday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Feast Arts Center, 1402 S. 11th St., Tacoma
Organized by Lynn Di Nino, Tripod Slide Shows run from 7 -8:30 p.m. They are not really “slides” but are images shown on a digital projector. This entertainment is free. Info: www.facebook.com/TripodSlideshows
ROSEMALING LINEWORK CLASS
Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.
Scandinavian Cultural Center, Pacific Lutheran University, 122nd Street S. and Park Avenue, Tacoma
Rosemaling is the art, originating in Norway, of painting wooden furniture and objects with flower motifs. You can expand your rosemaling line work skills with a specialized one-day rosemaling line work class with Elizabeth Estep. The cost is $35 including supplies. The class has limited space, so please be sure to sign up early and write it on your calendar. Info: www.facebook.com/events/310840582654601
LOUDER THAN A BOMB
Saturday, April 7, 2 p.m.
Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave. S., Tacoma
Join Write 253 for an open mic to launch Louder Than a Bomb-Tacoma 2018. Bring anything to share. Hosted by Christina Butcher. Louder Than a Bomb-Tacoma: The Tacoma Teen Poetry Festival is an annual teen team poetry slam event that features poets ages 13-19 from schools and community organizations all over the South Puget Sound. Info: write253.com