Thursday (Oct. 15)
Poet Joseph Green talks at Fall Poetry Series
It’s all about words and prose at the Fall Poetry Series hosted by the Gig Harbor Library, 4424 Point Fosdick Drive NW. This edition of the series features Joseph Green, a retired college instructor from Longview, whose work has appeared in many publications. He and his wife have also produced limited-edition, letterpress-printed poetry broadsides. He will share at the 7 p.m. event Thursday. It is free and open to the public. For more information call 253-548-3305.
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UPS Wind Ensemble performs “Synthesis”
Enjoy the sounds of the University of Puget Sound Wind Ensemble at the free concerts, “Synthesis.” It will feature oboe soloist Dan Williams and will be conducted by Gerard Morris. Come out to the Schneebeck Concert Hall on the University of Puget Sound Campus, 1500 N. Warner St., Tacoma, for the 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday.
Milotte Wildlife Film Festival in Bonney Lake
The Milotte Wildlife Film Festival coming this Saturday will focus on the “monarchs of the north” — the North American bear. Namesakes of the festival, Alfred and Elma Milotte spent more than 30 years observing wildlife on three continents and filming for Walt Disney’s “True Life Adventure” series. South Sound filmmakers have submitted three-minute nature videos for consideration in the annual contest with qualifying videos being shown at the festival along with the two feature films, “True Life Adventure’s “Bear” and “Bear Country.” The festival begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday with two screenings of both films at Midtown Grill, 20609 state Route 410, Bonney Lake. Admission is free. For more information, go to mwlff.org
Tacoma’s Haunted History shared by authors at library
Join authors Ross Allison and Teresa Nordheim as they discuss their Images of America Series book, “Tacoma’s Haunted History.” It will explore the city’s paranormal history rich with Native American culture, spiritualists, mysterious deaths, tragedy and curses that dwell in the dark. The free presentation is at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Graham Library, 9202 224th St. E., Graham. For more information call 253-548-3322.