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Early Bird Deadline: Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive @ Online
Apr 28 all-day
Early Bird Deadline: Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive @ Online | Bainbridge Island | Washington | United States

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For the first time ever, Charles Durrett, cohousing expert and Principal Architect of McCamant & Durrett Architects, and Quimper Village Senior Cohousing are joining forces to host the Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive on June 15, 16, and 17 in Bainbridge, WA. Set on the scenic Bainbridge Island, the weekend intensive will be a fruitful and inspiring weekend of learning from others who have successfully created their own senior cohousing community and the architect that helped them design the cohousing community of their dreams. From Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, attendees will gain tools and resources that are invaluable to anyone starting their own cohousing community.

On Saturday, participants will take a tour Quimper Village Senior cohousing and meet the residents who made it happen. Quimper Village is one of the newest senior cohousing communities in the U.S., located in Port Townsend, WA. Residents recently moved in and are already having the time of their lives surrounded by people they know and care about. Quimper Village’s story is a great example of how a group of proactive people can positively impact their aging scenario.

The Senior Cohousing Weekend Intensive is open to the public but is limited to 20 people who are ready to move forward with their senior cohousing projects. Participants will hear from Quimper Village residents on “what we did, how we did it, and lessons we learned.” As opposed to a larger conference, participants will be in a small group setting for the entire weekend and will get personalized, professional advice on how to start a senior cohousing community in their town. Discussions will include valuable lessons on how to make sure they’re cohousing project is built on time and within budget.

Date: June 15 (evening), 16, 17, 2018
Location: Bainbridge Island, WA
Cost: $575, before April 28; $650 after April 28
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here:now Gallery Discussion Tours @ Frye Art Museum
May 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Art Engagement for Adults Living with Dementia and Their Care Partners
Each month, specially trained museum educators and gallery guides lead a discussion-based tour highlighting works of art in the Frye galleries. Conversation creates an exchange of ideas without relying on short-term memory or recall of art historical information. Tours also include in-gallery activities.
here:now programs are free but space is limited and registration is required.

Aging EXPO 2018 @ Pierce College Puyallup Campus Center Building
May 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn about the new realities of aging and how to make the most of the gift of longevity by attending the Aging EXPO 2018, Saturday May 5 from 8 am to 4 pm at Pierce College, Puyallup in celebration of May as Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, Engage at Any Age, emphasis that we are never too old (or too young) to take part in activities that will enrich our physical, mental and emotional well-being.

The day features two outstanding keynote speakers, breakout educational sessions on a variety of aging topics plus an exhibitor section. Lunch is available for purchase. General public is free. Professionals seeking CEUs $50; PCCA members $35. Register at

Alzheimer’s Café at the Frye @ Frye Art Museum
May 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

A unique opportunity for people living with dementia, their care partners, family, and friends to enjoy companionship, good food, music, and fun in a relaxed environment. There is no cost, except for food and drink ordered from the menu. No registration is required.
Immediately before the Alzheimer’s Café, visit a favorite painting or explore a new work of art in a gallery discussion tour led by a museum educator or gallery guide. Tour meets in the Rotunda at 2 pm.

Bigfoot Night @ Washington State History Museum
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the lore of Washington’s most famous cryptid. Jump into field research stations, hands-on crafts, specialty Bigfoot beer by Three Magnets Brewing Co., a musical performance by Butterfly Launches from Spar Pole, and other activities. Curious to know more about the legendary creature? Dr. Robert Michael Pyle and David George Gordon will answer your burning Bigfoot questions and showcase some intriguing clues. This is your one-stop shop for all things Bigfoot. This event is sponsored in part by Propel.
This is an ages 21+ event.

Art2Connect: Helen Frankenthaler: Abstract Expressionism with Watercolor @ Brightwater Center
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Art2Connect: Helen Frankenthaler: Abstract Expressionism with Watercolor @ Brightwater Center | Woodinville | Washington | United States

This is an Art2Connect class tailored as a shared activity for caregivers and their loved ones with early-stage dementia without the pressure of planning and organizing! Other family members or friends are welcome to enroll. No art background is needed.

Join us as we learn about contemporary American artist, Helen Frankenthaler, whose career spanned over 6 decades. Using her famous “soak-stain” technique as inspiration, we will use different watercolor techniques to create an abstract painting. Trained facilitators will provide guidance.

Participants will leave with a completed art piece matted for display.

Tales of the National Parks @ Mountlake Terrace Library
May 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

A behind-the-scenes look at our national parks!
Retired National Parks Ranger Russ Cahill shares his adventures in parks, such as coping with a presidential visit, euthanizing a rogue bear, or making a field patch for a sinking boat in the arctic.
Cahill, who joined the National Park Service in 1966, served as ranger in Yosemite, Glacier Bay, Katmai and Haleakala National Parks and was later director of the Alaska and California State Park Systems, as well as the Deputy Director of Washington’s State Parks.
Cahill is the author of Tales from the Parks: My Adventure as a Park Ranger.

Tacoma Day of Remembrance @ Washington State History Museum
May 17 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

On May 17 and 18 in 1942, over 800 people of Japanese ancestry were forcibly relocated out of Tacoma and into internment camps. Join us for a day of programming and activities to commemorate this event, the lives it impacted, and its legacy in Tacoma.

Asian Immigrant Labor Activism in the Northwest @ Washington State History Museum
May 17 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

In the early twentieth century, Asian immigrants who settled in Seattle and other parts of Washington State became labor leaders in the Pacific Northwest. They sought to secure labor and civil rights for employees from the canneries in Alaska to the farms in eastern Washington. Dr. Stephanie Hinnershitz will discuss how their actions brought about lasting change in labor relations and shaped civil rights activism in the region.

Meet Me at the Movies @ Frye Art Museum
May 19 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Meet Me at the Movies is a unique film experience. Theme-based clips from classic and contemporary films are shown, followed by audience discussion and reminiscence guided by a moderator. Designed for people with memory loss and their care partners, this program can be enjoyed by all adults.
No registration required. Doors open 30 minutes before event begins.