TERRORISM LECTURE--Titled "The Cult of Terrorism: A Systems View," this presentation given by Sadruddin Boga will examine the mythologies that motivate terrorism. To give you an idea of his background and focus: Boga holds a bachelor's degree in civil engineering and economics, master's degrees in both concrete structures and organization development, and a doctorate in human organization systems. Antioch University, 2326 Sixth Ave, 268-4106, 5:30 pm, free.
STOP BONNEVILLE POWER--They want to log the Cedar River Watershed. Tonight representatives from the company meet with concerned citizens. Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Room 202, 7 pm. Call the Pacific Crest Biodiversity Project at 545-3734 for more information.
POETRY THERAPY CONFERENCE--The Northwest Poetry Therapy Group and the National Association for Poetry Therapy host this first annual conference, titled "A Gathering of Words: Poetry as a Healing Art." It will consist of presentations and workshops featuring psychologists, counselors, social workers, and educators. "I don't do coke anymore, I do tours," is how rapper Big L phrased the difference the language arts can have on one's life. Unfortunately, soon afterward he was shot and killed. Shafer-Baillie Mansion, 907 14th Ave E, Fri Nov 9-Sun Nov 11, $165 (individual workshops are $40 each). For more information call (360) 528-2439.
FASHION SHOW--Young designers, hairstylists, makeup artists, and models (all between the ages of 13-20) show their stuff while DJ ENZYme provides music. The Old Fire House, 16510 NE 79th St, Redmond, (425) 556-2370, 8 pm, free.
ANCHORPOINTE--This new church in downtown Seattle promises a progressive program. This morning's theme is "Experience Community--'Who Wants to Party Alone?'" I know exactly what they're saying. I hate to get drunk by myself. AnchorPointe at Hotel Monaco--1101 Fourth Ave (at Spring St), 652-5419, 10:30 am.
TREE PLANTING--Jefferson Park on Beacon Hill is magnificent; it's the most underrated park in Seattle. Today, the Jefferson Park Alliance plants trees to restore the park to its intended grandeur. Meet at the Lawn Bowling Club House, 4103 Beacon Ave S, 9 am. Tools will be provided.
HOLLY NEAR--The Shoreline Community College Women's Center hosts an evening with feminist icon and folk music mainstay (17 albums deep!) Holly Near. Near will give a lecture/performance titled "Singing for Our Lives: The Politics, Power, and Personal Revelation of Music." Proceeds will benefit the Women's Center Emergency Fund, a resource for students experiencing financial difficulties. Shoreline Community College, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, 546-4715, 5:30 pm, $45.