GET OUT: AIDS quilt display in Federal Way, Jack Nisbet talks at Tacoma library and other happenings

The AIDS Quilt made an appearance in 1999 at the Capitol in Olympia. Part of the quilt is on display at Calvary Lutheran Church in Tacoma.
The AIDS Quilt made an appearance in 1999 at the Capitol in Olympia. Part of the quilt is on display at Calvary Lutheran Church in Tacoma. Staff file, 1999

Wednesday (Oct. 21)

AIDS Quilt on display at Calvary Lutheran Church in Federal Way

In partnership with the Tacoma Art Museum and its “Art AIDS in America” exhibit, Calvary Lutheran Church, 2415 S. 320th St., Federal Way, will be displaying “AIDS Quilt Exhibit” featuring eight blocks of the AIDS Quilt. Guests will be able to view the quilt in a quiet, contemplative environment. It will be on display through Nov. 1 with exhibit hours 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Thursday, Saturdays. A presentation “Progress in AIDS Research, Treatment, Cure” by a representative from the Pierce County AIDS Organization will be 4 p.m. Nov. 1. For more information, visit calvaryfw.org/aids-quilt or call 253-839-0344.

Author and historian Jack Nisbet talks about NW history

Join author and historian Jack Nisbet when he presents “Ancient Places: People and Landscape in the Emerging Northwest” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. He explores Northwest history in his collection of nonfiction stories that will reveal the symbiotic relationship of people and places. Nisbet is the author “Sources of the River,” “Visible Bones,” “The Collector,” and “David Douglas, a Naturalist at Work.” He will be at the Tacoma Public Library, 1102 Tacoma Ave., S, for the free event. For more information, call 253-292-2001, Ext. 3, or go online to tacomalibrary.org.



Capitol Volkssport Club explores historic Lacey on walk

Get your walk in with the Capitol Volkssport Club on its Lacey Historic Walk at 10 a.m. Thursday. The 10K walk with a 5K option is rated easy and will wind through historic Lacey, Saint Martin’s University campus, cemetery and surrounding area. Meet at the Safeway, 6200 SE Pacific Ave. For more information about the club, go to capitolvolkssportclub.org.

BD Wong featured at SPSCC Artist and Lecture Series in Olympia

The South Puget Sound Community College Artist and Lecture Series this fall kicks off with award-winning actor BD Wong. The series’ theme is “Reflections” and will celebrate the power of identity, sense of self, and place. Wong will present “All the World’s a Stage: From Exclusion to Inclusion” that will trace his journey from rejection and self-hatred to embracing his multiple identities. The 7:30 p.m. talk is Thursday at the Kenneth Minnaert Center for Performing Arts, 2011 Mottman Road SW, Olympia. Tickets are $10 and is free to all SPSCC staff, faculty and students. Call 360-753-8586 to reserve yours.