The Nalanda Institute: "First Thursday" talk, "The Two Results: Measurements and Characteristics of Enlightenment," by Geshe Jamyang Tsultrim. A Tibetan Buddhist scholar and teacher for over 30 years, 7-8:45 p.m. Nov. 4, Lien Hoa Temple 1211 Wilson St. N.E., Olympia. For more information: www.nalandaolywa.org or 360-786-1309
Olympia Zen Center: Community Service Day Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., 3248 39th Way N.E., Olympia. Includes vegetarian lunch. Call 357-2835 or visit www.olympiazencenter . org.
Anna’s Kin: 6 p.m. concert Sunday at Yelm Prairie Christian Center, 501 103rd Ave N.E., Yelm. For upcoming events and to view bios, go to www. annaskinmusic.com or visit them on Facebook or MySpace music.
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Curious about Anglicanism? Learn about the history and beliefs of the Anglican Church in a five-week class from 2-4 p.m., starting Sunday at St. James Anglican Church, 510 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. For more information or to register, call 360-455-8448.
Rumi Poetry Workshop and Performance: workshop 9:15 a.m.-noon, Nov. 20, performance 1:30-3 p.m. Register for the workshop and performance by prior Friday by calling 360-438-2595. Send a check to The Priory Spirituality Center for $60 (workshop/performance) or $10 (performance) at The Priory Spirituality Center, 500 College St. N.E., Lacey WA 98516.
QI GONG: Chinese form of breathwork, Fridays at 5:45 p.m. Gentle exercise includes sitting or standing. Half-hour of Qi Gong followed by TGIF (directed meditation), All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community, 3500 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. Call 360-491-3171. For information about services, held at 11 a.m. Sundays, call 360-481-2379.
LORD’S PANTRY at Turning Point Church, Lacey: Join the Thurston County Food Bank to offer groceries to people in need from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. the last Thursday of the month at the warehouse next to the site of the new church building at the corner of Marvin Road Northeast and Hawks Prairie Road Northeast in Lacey. For questions or information, call 360-560-6919.
NEWLOCATION All Souls Unitarian Universalist Community 3500 Stoll Road S.E., Olympia. Call 360-481-2379 or 360-456-5697.
OLYMPIA MAHAYANA BUDDHIST CENTER: Offers a variety of classes, day courses and in-depth study programs at 211 Legion Way S.W., Olympia. Call 360-754-7787 or go to www.meditateinolympia.org .
ST. PLACID PRIORY SPIRITUALITY CENTER: Offers individual and group retreats, spiritual direction, programs and weekend workshops; center is at 500 College St. N.E., Lacey. Call 360-438-2595 or go to www.stplacid .org.
ALL-DENOMINATIONAL DEVOTIONAL GATHERING:10-11 a.m. Sundays, DeColores Bookstore, 507 Washington St., Olympia. These gatherings are initiated by the Baha’i faith and are open to all faiths and belief systems. Call 360-704-1823.
SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND EMMAUS CATHOLIC COMMUNITY: 11 a.m. the first and third Sundays of every month at Lacey Women’s Club House, 829 Lacey St., Lacey; www.emmaus-ecc.org .
CAPITOL CHRISTIAN HEALING ROOMS: From 7-9 p.m. Mondays at Family Chiropractic, 204 Pinehurst Drive W., Tumwater. Call 360-943-4880 or 360-438-1430.
NORTHWEST BON BUDDHIST HEALING PRACTICE GROUP: Meditation group meets each Monday at 7 p.m., at 2222 State Ave. N.E., Suite A, Olympia. Open to anyone. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org .
SOUNDVIEW CHRISTIAN WRITERS: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays in Olympia. Call 360-705-2846 for location and information.
KID’S JEWISH BOOK CLUB: 4-5 p.m. Thursdays, The Chabad Jewish Discovery Center, 1611 Legion Way S.E., Olympia. Children ages 3-6 can explore Jewish values, traditions and mitzvahs (good deeds) through interactive story time, crafts and activities. 360-918-8828 or www.jewisholympia.com .
GERMANMINISTRY: 1 p.m. the fi rst Saturday of each month, St. Benedict Episcopal Church, 910 Bowker St., Lacey. Monthly worship in the German language. Call 360-701-2037 or 360-456-1402.
Spiritual Events calendar is published on Saturdays.