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The Future of Energy Medicine Dr. John Veltheim, the founder of BodyTalk, explains how energy medicine activates

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Strategies of Death Denial

Events of note for the week of April 26-May 2, 2006.

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The Future of Energy Medicine Dr. John Veltheim, the founder of BodyTalk, explains how energy medicine activates the body's healing power, alleviates pain, decreases health care costs, and addresses stress. Bastyr University auditorium, 14500 Juanita Dr. N.E., Kenmore, 206-920-5528, www.bodytalkwashington.com. $10. 7 p.m. Wed., April 26.

Intelligent Design vs. Evolution Scientists Peter Ward, University of Washington professor of earth and space sciences, and Stephen Meyer, philosopher of science and a leader at the Discovery Institute, debate God, Darwin, monkeys, etc. Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-292-0401. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., April 26.

Love in the Multitude Duke University's Michael Hardt, co-author of Empire and Multitudes, tries to formulate a political conception of love reading from Freud, Augustine, Scholem, Bersani, Arendt, and Che Guevara. University of Washington, Smith Hall 211, 206-616-2759, depts.washington.edu/critasia. 3:30-5:20 p.m. Thurs., April 27.

Sudan Fund-raiser Gain awareness about the genocide in Darfur, Sudan, during a fund-raiser for Doctors Without Borders, which will include education displays, musicians, art, conversation, and auctions. University of Washington HUB, ramathis@u.washington.edu. $5-$7. 6-10 p.m. Thurs., April 27.

From Techno to Necro Dr. Marcel O'Gorman, associate professor at the University of Detroit, discusses his idea that "people of our culture spend too much time in front of a screen, preferring the 'limitless' digital world to the finite physical world, thus unconsciously acting out a strategy of death denial." Henry Art Museum, 15th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 41st Street, 206-232-2994, www.ernestbecker.org. $5 suggested donation. 7 p.m. Thurs., April 27.

100-mpg Plug-In Hybrid Come check out a plug-in-hybrid Toyota Prius and talk to members of the Seattle Electric Vehicle Association, who did the conversion work to promote less dependence on foreign oil and reduce global warming. University of Washington School of Engineering, 206-524-1351 or 206-685-1785, www.seattleeva.org. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fri., April 28, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sat., April 29.

Paddle Into Spring The 2006 Sea Kayak Spring Seminar is about kayak navigation, repair, trip-planning, on-water photography, and more. The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., 206-545-9161, www.wwta.org/seminar. $35. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sat., April 29.

NASA Wind Tunnel Research As an introduction to a new Museum of Flight exhibit, Allen Kilgore from NASA's Langley Research Center in Virginia talks about the history and contemporary work of the facility's wind tunnels. Museum of Flight's William M. Allen Theater, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., 206-764-5720, www.museumofflight.org . 2 p.m. Sat., April 29.

Body, Mind, & Spirit Expo The nation's longest-running holistic living event offers spiritual healers, massage therapists, chiropractors, astrologers, angelic counseling, psychics, animal communicators, crystals, supplements, and more. Seattle Center Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St., 541-482-3722, www.bmse.net. $10 admission. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sat., April 29, and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., April 30.

Then I Was Naked Running from a Stuffed Clown Experts from the School of Metaphysics man the phones for a 54-hour marathon of dream interpretation to help callers understand and make productive changes their lives. 417-345-8411, www.dreamschool.org and www.som.org. No charge other than cost of long-distance call. 4 p.m. Fri., April 28, to 10 p.m. Sun., April 30.

POP His Rocket! Ducky Doolittle brings her one-woman sex advice show to Babeland for a workshop on blow jobs, hand jobs, pleasure anatomy, communication techniques, and more. 707 Pike St., 206-328-2914, www.babeland.com and www.duckydoolittle.com. $30. 7:30 p.m. Sun., April 30. Also, reading the previous day at Elliott Bay Books. 7:30 p.m. Sat., April 29.

Native Plant Hunter Eminent biologist Andy McKinnon celebrates Native Plant Appreciation Week by presenting an illustrated lecture on David Douglas, a Scottish botanist who went on a plant-hunting expedition in the Pacific Northwest in 1825 that ranks among the greatest botanical explorations ever. The Mountaineers Building, 300 Third Ave. W., 206-527-3210, www.wnps.org. 7:30 p.m. Mon., May 1.

Diversity in Education Author and leading conservative thinker Dinesh D'Souza, the Robert and Karen Rishwain Fellow at Stanford University, talks about authentic versus bogus diversity in education. Seattle University, Piggott Auditorium, 900 Broadway, 206-296-5450. 8 p.m. Mon., May 1.

Anna DeaverE smith The actor, playwright, professor, and Oprah's "Woman You Want to Know" speaks at a gala dinner benefiting the Northwest Women's Law Center, a nonprofit legal rights organization. Westin Hotel, 1900 Fifth Ave., 206-682-9552, www.nwwlc.org. $50-$150. 6 p.m. Tues., May 2.

Living with Beavers Step into the world of Meadowbrook Pond's resident beavers. Hear from naturalists, touch a pelt, and learn to protect trees at an open-house-style information event. Meadowbrook Pond, 10517 35th Ave. N.E., 206-526-0187. Free. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wed., May 3.

Kate Michelman NARAL Pro-Choice America's president emerita (and author of With Liberty and Justice for All: A Life Spent Protecting the Right to Choose) presents a pragmatic exploration of campaigns, political discussions, and compromises involved in the battle over legal abortion. Downstairs at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., 206-652-4255, www.townhallseattle.org. $5. 7:30 p.m. Wed., May 3.

All Hands on Deck for Preservation All ye landlubbers are invited to a maritime extravaganza: have lunch while learning about the restoration of the 120-foot Thea Foss yacht and the 42-foot Henrietta Foss wooden tug (both circa 1930) from expert Mike Garvey of Saltchuk. Then tour the boats and visit the Puget Sound Maritime Museum. 1111 Fairview Ave., 253-857-6302, rosannesachson@centurytel.net. $29. Register by Wed., May 3. Event is 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat., May 13.

 
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