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LECTURE: Tacoma is a city of tree huggers — it’s a badge we wear proudly. But what happens when Tacomans can’t get their arms around a tree because it’s been cut down? That’s the question the Tacoma Tree Foundation leadership addresses today in their Zoom Tree House. During this month’s Intersections in Environmental Justice webinar, Sarah Low, TTF executive director, and Ricky Clousing, TTF board member and active South End community member, will discuss how to encourage tree replacement after major construction projects. Oh, and here are 35 trees in Tacoma that TTF adores. Noon to 1 p.m., Zoom Tree House
CIDER FLIGHT: At age 19, Nancy and Steve “Bear” Bishop would go on dates to Canada. They fell in love with cider. After making cider as hobbyists for many years, in 2001 they took a trip to the cider making regions of Spain, France, and England to observe commercial operations. When they returned home, Steve and Nancy took a class at WSU from an English cider master, and ordered 900 French and English cider trees, which started their journey into commercial cider making and the founding of Alpenfire Cider (previously named Wildfire Cider). Located in Port Townsend, the Bishops, including their son and sales director, Philippe, can’t wait to show people around their orchard again, where they grow three French and five English cider apple varieties as well as many heritage and dessert apples. As a continuation of our 11-day Washington Cider Week celebration we present a to-go flight of Alpenfire cider. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Peaks & Pints, 3816 N. 26th St., Basecamp Proctor, Tacoma
LECTURE: Evergreen State College – Tacoma’s Virtual Lecture Series continues with Dr. Maxine Mimms as the “Session V” speaker in the Evergreen Zoom Room. Yes, that Dr. Maxine Mimms — the founder of Evergreen State College – Tacoma! She’ll share the history of how Evergreen-Tacoma came to be, her vision and pedagogy of Evergreen-Tacoma, and why it is still relevant today. 10 a.m. to noon, Evergreen Zoom Room
PODCAST: Two sisters, Melannie Denise Cunningham and Audrey Cunningham, offer real talk about the state of Tacoma, the United States, and the world on their podcast, What U Say. Today, the Cunninghams — recipients of the 2019 Tacoma Peace Prize — interview Larry Seaquist, the challenger to the incumbent in the Pierce County Executive 2020 election race. “Listen to “Episode 24 — Good Trouble: Inside the Pierce County Executive Election Race” produced by Channel 253 and hear Seaquist answer the question: “Are you anti-racist?”Enjoy at Ferment Brewing Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout from the Peaks & Pints cooler while listening to this podcast.
BINGO AND BREWERS NIGHT: Rainier Growlers hosts its weekly Bingo And Brews in the cloud and first-come first-serve seating tonight. The South Hill craft beer and cider bar will stream their bingo in a Zoom conference room style from 6-9 p.m. featuring five rounds with Tyler and Mike as the hosts. Manager Ben and crew will hand out bingo cards until 6 p.m. No purchase is necessary, but they’ll have several Elemental hard ciders on tap with sweet swag, in celebration of Washington Cider Week. In fact, Elemental owner Brian Callahan will be in the Rainier Growlers Zoom Room too. 6-9 p.m., Rainier Growlers, 13105 Meridian E., South Hill Puyallup, Rainier Growlers Zoom Room (password: growlers)
MOVIE: When 23-year-old photographer Paul Saltzman arrived at an ashram near India’s holy city of Rishikesh in 1968 to meditate, he was told the place was out of bounds because The Beatles were living there. It wasn’t enough that his girlfriend left him while he backed India, buy now he couldn’t get his om on. He pleaded his way into the retreat ran by Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. Next thing he knew he was sitting with all four Beatles and their famous friends. Saltzman’s new documentary, Meeting the Beatles in India, streams in The Grand Cinema’s Virtual Screening Room. Log on and enjoy vivid first-hand details and more than 40 personal photos never-before-seen in any other movie about The Beatles. $12 movie, photo courtesy of Facebook