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Portfolio Show A showcase for students in the publishing arts program at Seattle Central Community College. Seattle Design Center, 5401 Sixth Ave. S., 206-587-3861. Free. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wed., June 15.
Life Coaching Salon Get a free 12-minute session with a life or business coach. Greenwood Library, 8016 Greenwood Ave. N., 206-595-7927. Free. 6-7:30 p.m. Wed., June 15.
Employment Workshop Job-hunting guru Gary Kanter of Jewish Family Services leads the first of two sessions on "Moving Your Career Forward." Congregation Herzl-Ner Tamid, 3700 E. Mercer Way (Mercer Island), 206-461-3240 ext. 3146. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., June 15.
Health Lecture Licensed mental health counselor Antonia Greene speaks on dream interpretation for cancer patients. Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free. 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., June 15.
Thad Koza In anticipation of Tacoma's Tall Ships Festival (June 20–July 6), the photographer discusses and displays his work documenting tall ships around the globe. UW/Tacoma Library (Snoqualmie Room), 1902 Commerce St. (Tacoma), 206-543-0540. Free (registration required). 7 p.m. Wed., June 15.
Jeff Zinn Sponsored by the Ernest Becker Foundation, the theater artist (and son of famed historian Howard) speaks on the commonalities between Becker's The Denial of Death and Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman. Seattle University, 901 12th Ave. (Library Auditorium), 206-232-2994. Free. 7 p.m. Wed., June 15.
David McCullough The author of the massive, Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Truman delves into the birth of America in his new book, 1776. 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-3554. $15 ($10 Foolproof members). 7:30 p.m. Wed., June 15. Urban Grace Church, 902 Market St. (Tacoma), 253-591-5666. $5. 7 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
Kathy Hepinstall The novelist, screenwriter, and copywriter shares her wisdom on the advertising trade in a talk sponsored by Ad Club Seattle. Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave., 206-448-4481. $40 ($25 ACS members; $5 extra at the door). Noon. Thurs., June 16.
Sasha Harmon The University of Washington history professor speaks at Hamilton House Senior Center on the ways in which the First Amendment does and doesn't protect Native American religious rights. 5225 15th Ave. N.E., 206-524-0473. Free. 1 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
All-City Senior Day History House of Greater Seattle offers senior citizens a free tour of its new exhibit on the neighborhoods of Southeast Seattle. 790 N. 34th St., 206-675-8875. Free. 2 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
Mary Robinson Ireland's first female president addresses "Ethics, Human Rights, and Globalization" in a talk sponsored by the World Affairs Council. Benaroya Hall, 200 University St. (Nordstrom Recital Hall), 206-441-5910. $30 ($25 WAC members/students). 7 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
Film Screening Radical Women's selection for Pride Week is The Cockettes, a documentary about the trailblazing, gender-fucking '70s glam-rock group. New Freeway Hall, 5018 Rainier Ave. S., 206-722-6057. Free. 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
George Lakoff In his new book, Don't Think of an Elephant, the University of California/Berkeley cognitive-science professor examines the role that voters' values played in the 2004 election. Sponsored by Foolproof. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-325-3554. $15 ($10 Foolproof members). 7:30 p.m. Thurs., June 16.
Juneteenth Festival A celebration of the end of slavery, this yearly Central District soiree attracts poets, preachers, and musical acts ranging from jazz to hip-hop, with an ice-cream social on Friday. Pratt Park, 1800 S. Main St., 206-325-2864. Free. 12:30-8:30 p.m. Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19.
Film ScreeningsVoices in Wartime is a documentary that examines military conflict through the words of poets. Producer Jonathan King leads a Q&A after the 7 p.m. show on Friday; Seattle-based executive producer Andrew Himes answers questions following Saturday's evening screening. Lynwood Theater, 569 Lynwood Center Rd. (Bainbridge Island), 206-842-3080. $8 ($6 seniors/children/matinee). 3:10 p.m. and 7 p.m. Fri., June 17-Sun., June 19. 7 p.m. Mon., June 20-Thurs., June 23.
KAPS Gala Celebrate the achievements of local Korean Americans at a leadership awards gala hosted by the Korean American Professionals Society. Bell Harbor International Conference Center, 2211 Alaskan Way, 206-633-9400. $65 ($35 students). 6:30 p.m. Fri., June 17.
Campaign Training Learn how to send a clear message, connect with voters, and—most important—keep up your finances at a session hosted by the Women's Political Caucus of Washington State. University Women's Club, 1105 Sixth Ave., 206-623-0402. $85 ($65 WPC members). 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Canine Festival The third annual powwow for pooch lovers marks the genesis of a new organization, Sirius About Dogs, intended to increase local awareness about man's best friend. The fest itself includes obedience demos, breed booths, seminars, and Q&A sessions with a dog behaviorist. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., 425-868-0276. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., June 18-Sun., June 19.
eBay University Think you have what it takes to sell your worldly possessions online? It's not as easy as it looks, as you'll learn at "Selling Basics" or "Beyond the Basics," both presented by the popular auction site. Red Lion Hotel, 1415 Fifth Ave., 206-971-8000. $59. 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. (Basics); 9 a.m.-3:45 p.m. (Beyond). Sat., June 18.
Meditation Forum The nonprofit organization Science of Spirituality hosts a session on meditation's power to effect peace. Greenlake Library, 7364 E. Greenlake Dr. N., 206-362-7138. Free. 10:30 a.m. Sat., June 18.
Roger Fernandes The S'Klallam storyteller joins musicians and dancers at a Museum of History and Industry event celebrating the historic friendship between Seattle pioneers and the Duwamish tribe. 2700 24th Ave. E., 206-324-1126. Free. 1 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Gardening Workshop Make good use of the shady parts of your garden with help from Alex and Candy of Swanson's Nursery. 9701 15th Ave. N.W., 206-782-2543. Free. 1 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Health Education Event Get the latest information on lupus from experts in the fields of dermatology, immunology, rheumatology, and more. Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., 800-238-9620. Free (registration required). 1-4 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Environmental Teach-In According to the Association for the Study of Peak Oil and Gas, global demand for oil has begun to exceed production. Learn about alternative power sources at a forum featuring Mel Hutto of the Post Carbon Institute and Joe Deets of Solar Washington. Island Center Hall, 8395 Fletcher Bay Rd. (Bainbridge Island), http://altbuzz.org/public/peak_oil/. $5 (suggested; no one turned away). 2:30-6:30 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Anne Bogart The New York–based theater director and Columbia University professor speaks on the symbiosis between artistic creation and activism in a talk titled "Theater as Art in the 21st Century." Seattle Children's Theater, Seattle Center, 206-217-9888. $12. 6:15 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Dean Haglund As one of the Deep Throat–esque Lone Gunmen on The X-Files, he guided Mulder and Scully toward the truth; at the Science Fiction Museum, he should have plenty of dirt to dish for fans of the show. 325 Fifth Ave. N., 206-724-3428. Free. 7 p.m. Sat., June 18.
Celebration of Kites BYOK, or just make one there—either way, you can go fly a kite at this festival hosted by the Washington Kitefliers Association. Magnuson Park, 7400 Sand Point Way N.E., 206-684-4946. Free. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., June 19.
Journaling WorkshopIron John author Robert Bly would adore this Father's Day class on "mythic journaling," with a focus on male archetypes ranging from Zeus to deadbeat dads. East West Bookshop, 6500 Roosevelt Way N.E., 206-523-3726. $35 ($25 advance). 2-4 p.m. Sun., June 19.
Let There Be Pride An interfaith service in honor of Pride Week, with performances by Seattle Women's Chorus, Seattle Men's Chorus, and the gay/straight alliance youth chorus Diverse Harmony. St. Mark's Cathedral, 1245 10th Ave. E., 206-323-0300. Free. 5 p.m. Sun., June 19.
Cindy and Craig Corrie In an appearance cosponsored by area peace groups, the parents of local activist Rachel Corrie are joined by Khaled and Samah Nasrallah, who lived in the Gaza Strip home where Corrie died defending against Israeli bulldozers. University Friends Meeting Hall, 4001 Ninth Ave. N.E., 206-633-1086. $5-$10 (sliding scale; no one turned away). 6:30 p.m. Sun., June 19.
Dr. Peter Glidden The naturopath demystifies environmental illness and explains how to fight it through proper nutrition. Fremont Library, 731 N. 35th St., 206-224-6200. Free. 6-7:45 p.m. Mon., June 20.
Business Conference Two days of workshops, seminars, and networking luncheons organized by the Northwest Minority Business Council; Gov. Christine Gregoire gives the keynote address. Meydenbauer Center, 11100 N.E. Sixth Street, 206-575-7748. $40-$425 (event prices vary; visit www.nmbc.biz for details). 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tues., June 21-Wed., June 22.
Dr. Thomas McCormick The University of Washington physician discusses the latest findings on the relationship between spiritual practice and physical health. Gilda's Club, 1400 Broadway Ave., 206-709-1400. Free (registration required). 7-8:30 p.m. Wed., June 22.