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Community Events page!

Here's a list of upcoming spiritual and inspirational events in the Truckee-Tahoe area
presented by organizations other than For Goodness Sake.

Truckee/ Tahoe is a special place to live, work and to visit! Our myriad of fun, entertaining, inspirational, helpful, supportive and always top class events held by community organizations are a tribute to our incredible lifestyle here in the Truckee/ Tahoe region.
If you have an event that you would like mentioned here, please email the details to
info@goodnesssake.org
Click on the links or see lower down the page for more specific details on each event.

Click here for Support Groups

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Opportunity to Support Nepal
through Organization run by Tahoe Local, Nancy porten

On Saturday April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal just outside of the capital city of Kathmandu, causing major damage, death and injury throughout the area and villages in the mountain areas. Homes have been destroyed, centuries-old cultural landmarks lay in ruins, and one of the poorest nations on earth is in a dire situation as it seeks to rebuild. Click here for more details.

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The Truckee Maker Show

Date: Sunday, May 17th
Time: 1 - 5 pm
Location: Truckee Tahoe Lumber Co 10242 Church St, Truckee

A community event showcasing the local maker movement and encouraging all to get involved. Crafts will range from ceramics, furniture, and jewelry making to metal working, bicycles, and presentations about large-scale projects.

Click here for press release.
Click here for website

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Sailing for Sustainability: Slideshow and Dance Party

Date: Tuesday, May 19th
Time: 7- 10 pm
Location: California 89, 10156 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

Join us in the California 89 yard in Truckee, for an evening of music and photography. The slide show is about a sailing adventure from New Zealand to the Solomon Islands to work with remote villages on marine conservation, climate change & sustainable livelihood education. Click here for details.

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The Jesus Fatwah: Love Your (Muslim) Neighbor as Yourself

On Sunday May 31st, 6:00 -8:00 p.m., Pastor Donna Farrell will begin this group at Church of the Mountains,10079 Church Street, Truckee. They will plan to meet 5 Sunday evenings in a row with the final group on 6/28.

"Much of what passes as information about Islam is weed-like disinformation rooted in stereotype and watered by fear. In The Jesus Fatwah, Islamic and Christian scholars offer reliable information about what Muslims believe, how they live out their faith, and how we all can be about building relationships across the lines of faith." More details on this study can be found on the website: Living the Questions.

Open doors invite all to come, Open minds allow good discussions. Open hearts bring all voices through compassionate presence and practice. If you would like to be part of this group or have other questions, please email: comumc@sbcglobal.net

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Celebrate Live Painting and Music on the Full Moon each month at the Dark Horse Cafe

Celebrate the ‘Full Moon at the Dark Horse Café’. These creative gatherings will feature live painting with live music, inspiring messages and delicious, healthy food and beverages. 

Jhana and Colleen will be joined by the gifted and globally known Singing Bear on Friday, June 5th, and on Sunday, July 5th by the powerfully inspiring and soul-driven Australian musician, Chad Wilkins.

Click here for more info.

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Concert For Clay: Live Music, Food Trucks, and Vendors

Date: Saturday, June 27th
Time: 11am-9pm
Location: Truckee Regional Amphitheater, 10050 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

Funds from this event will go to the Clayton McDonnell Memorial fund, which supports:
- Scholarships for those with a passion for music to music programs.
- Programs for teens and young adults who are struggling with depression and loneliness to help make them aware that they are never alone through education, counseling and therapy.
-Working along side the intervention/prevention of Suicide, and that effective help is available and to help those left behind.
Click here for more info.

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Equinemity: Equine Workshops

Equinemity offers ongoing Personal and Professional Leadership Workshops that provide an opportunity to change your world.

At Equinemity, we've recognized that horses are very powerful teachers of teamwork and empowered individuality. Coupled with our guided workshops, we teach our participants to find their inner strength by creating a unique connection between horse and human.

Click here for dates and details.

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Arts in Wellness with Susie alexander

Dates: Click here to visit the website for the calendar of events and more information about Arts in Wellness.

 

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Good Books Good Works -
WOMEN’S BOOK GROUPS: MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Our friend Joyce Ortega started this amazing website. Take a look and join in..."Thousands of women’s book groups meet monthly. We envision women’s book groups and book clubs everywhere once a year giving to one organization or project that empowers women and girls who are in need. WOMEN HELPING WOMEN." Click here for the website.

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Sierra Conscious Dance

Time: Ongoing Fridays at 7-9pm
Cost: $15 at the door. Purchase a 5-pack for $60
Location:
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

We offer intentional dance for authentic creative expression every week. This is a facilitated embodiment practice where we explore how to show up and be fully present- physically, emotionally and mindfully.

click here for more info.
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HUNGRY MOTHER ORGANICS :
Organic Plants & Produce for Northern Nevada

3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden

Click Here for more info.
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Message from the Humane Society
of Truckee-Tahoe
:
Learn how to obtain free pet food.
Click Here for more Info.

 

Support Groups

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Al-anon Support Group

Date: Wednesdays
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

A program for friends and family of alcoholics. Visit www.alanon.org for info.

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Community Healing Circle

Date: 4th Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

As a new healing group, we are providing a place for people in our community to share common concerns and emotional support. Our mission is to heal in a safe, non-judgmental environment and deal with the issues ranging from grief, death & dying to healing ourselves in healthy ways while co-creating strong community bonds.

We just need a little help to realize that "Life is Gold" and that we need healing, coping and education, especially if you have experienced the loss of a loved one or you are a survivor of a suicide loss. Please join us!

Check out the details below to see what's going on this month!

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Community Healing Circle Presents
Leisa Peterson

Date: Wednesday, May 27th
Time: 6:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

Leisa Peterson, MBA, CFP® is the founder of WealthClinic, a global community that helps people improve their relationship with money through private mentoring, online workshops and in-person retreats.

Humble and authentic, Leisa has the unique ability to connect with people from all walks of life, making whomever she engages with feel like they are life long friends. She uses her personal experiences with self-realization and the journey within combined with a 23+ year career in personal finance to help people move beyond their limitations, identify with their highest selves and step into their fullest potential.

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Opportunity to Support Nepal
through Organization run by Tahoe Local, Nancy porten

On Saturday April 25th, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal just outside of the capital city of Kathmandu, causing major damage, death and injury throughout the area and villages in the mountain areas. Homes have been destroyed, centuries-old cultural landmarks lay in ruins, and one of the poorest nations on earth is in a dire situation as it seeks to rebuild.

Current reports are placing the death toll over 6,000 and thousands are still unaccounted for. The gravity of the disaster has not peaked and the concerns around the need for food, shelter, water and disease are worsening. We are relieved to report that all of our partners in Nepal including the Children and staff at the home are alive and safe at the moment. However, as one of our friends told me today from Kathmandu, “he is terrified”. Another friend had to spend 3 nights in a tent with his 88 year old mother and fears for her health. People around the world are mobilizing in support of Nepal but they need as much as we all can give. The devastation that the the earthquake brought to Nepal will not take a day, a month or just a year to recover but potentially many decades.

Nancy Porten and Deana Zabaldo founded Changing Lives Nepal in 2008. Our mission has been to catalyze sustainable, effective change from the inside in Nepal. Our Nepali partners are now taking an active role to provide relief and rebuilding efforts in Nepal and CLN will continue to support their work. They have been reliable partners with CLN: successfully engaged in long term projects of a children’s home, upgrading schools, sustainable farming projects in rural Nepal and more (see www.changinglivesnepal.org). Our Nepali partners bring expert on the ground knowledge of their regions and have demonstrated the leadership required to implement successful projects.

Please join us in support relief and rebuilding in Nepal by donating to Changing Lives Nepal. We are deeply grateful to announce that one of our corporate donors, Pactolus Private Wealth Management, is leading CLN’s efforts and has pledged a matching donation to Changing Lives Nepal of $10,000.

Sankhuwasava and Sindupalchok Districts where our tea project and Children’s home are were hit very hard. In Batase a kilometer from the Children’s Home, where CLN renovated school rooms and provided computers with our partner TEAM Nepal, it is estimated that they lost 90% of their buildings. Parshu Dahal, Executive Director of our partner SODEC and founder of our organic farming project, lost his home in Sankhuwasava.

We have deep gratitude for your support over the past years. However, today we are urging you now as we never have before to donate. Please continue your support of Changing Lives Nepal today and help us meet our match of $10,000. Your donation of any amount today will be doubling your support to Nepal.

Tax deductible donations can be made at http://www.changinglivesnepal.org/donate/ though pay pal. Instructions for sending a check are below. Donations for Changing Lives Nepal are managed though FJC Philanthropic Fund in New York. Changing Lives Nepal is 100% volunteer. We realize that recent news of the Nepali government garnishing non-profit funds for the earthquake is disconcerting. However, because we control all of our granting to Nepal, we can assure that your donation will be received by the intended Nepali non-profits that we partner with.

Please pass this message along to friends and family if you are moved to. Also, feel free to call me directly or email me at nancyporten@gmail.com with any questions. Deana is currently in Nepal evacuating a trekking group from the Everest Region.

With great gratitude,

Nancy Porten
775-351-4582

Your check should be written to FJC with Changing Lives Nepal in the memo. The address is below and you can also find it in this link http://fjc.org/uploads/user-uploads/image/NepalList(1).pdf.

FJC Philanthropic Fund
520 Eighth Avenue
20th Floor
New York, NY 10018

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Sailing for Sustainability: Slideshow and Dance Party

Date: Tuesday, May 19th
Time: 7- 10 pm
Location: California 89, 10156 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee

Join us in the California 89 yard in Truckee, for an evening of music and photography. The slide show is about a sailing adventure from New Zealand to the Solomon Islands to work with remote villages on marine conservation, climate change & sustainable livelihood education.

The event will open with rock and blues from a new band with singer and pro kayaker Shannon Carroll. Followed by a slideshow of the sailing and conservation expedition in the Solomon Islands that Lucy Marcus volunteered on for 6 months with OceansWatch. The evening will unfold with dancing under the stars to house music by Narniqua.

Raffle prizes and silent auction will raise funds to help the villages Lucy Marcus worked with who were recently destroyed by category 5 cyclone Pam. Half of the funds raised will go to the crowdfunding campaign for creating the documentary about the sailing and conservation expedition.

Raffle prizes include: Massages from Zenergy Massage and Wellness, Truckee Tavern & Grill gift certificate, Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema tickets, printed photos, jewelry and more!

Join us to support Truckee local women doing what they love: music, film, photography, and conservation.

Do you or your business want to be a sponsor of the event?! Send me a personal message or call Lucy Marcus at (808)319-7159

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Celebrate Live Painting and Music on the Full Moon
each month at the Dark Horse Cafe

Celebrate ‘Full Moon at the Dark Horse Café’. These creative gatherings will feature live painting with live music, inspiring messages and delicious, healthy food and beverages. 

Jhana and Colleen will be joined by the gifted and globally known Singing Bear on Friday, June 5th, and on Sunday, July 5th by the powerfully inspiring and soul-driven Australian musician, Chad Wilkins.

Australian artist and author, Jhana Bowen will be painting live as he shares messages of the earth from his upcoming book ‘Golden Dolphin, Rainbow Turtle.’ His book and artwork depict the earth’s changes, imbalances and sacred guidance.  

Joining Jhana’s live painting is Truckee’s talented musician/songwriter, Colleen Akiko.  Her songs reflect interconnection, essential wisdom and a heartfelt love for humanity.

Available for purchase will be Jhana’s original marine-themed paintings, Colleen’s contemplative music CD’s, and tantalizing, healthy food with delicious chai and kombucha.  ‘Full Moon at the Dark Horse Café’ will help raise funds to publish and distribute Jhana’s timely book, and enable the performers to offer their talents for this worthy cause.

"These paintings are sourced from intuition, prayers and meditations. Much of my work has been guided by messages of the earth. The purpose of sharing these messages is to support and build consciousness in our relationship with the planet we call home." - Jhana Bowen

For more information contact jhanabowen@gmail.com or call 530-368-2972
and akikosongs@gmail.com or call 530-308-5053
For Jhana's Facebook page Click here

Click here to learn about Jhana's work.

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Concert For Clay
Live Music, Food Trucks, and Vendors


Date: June 27
Time: 11am-9pm
Location: Truckee Regional Amphitheater, 10050 Brockway Rd, Truckee, CA 96161

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Funds from this event will go to the Clayton McDonnell Memorial fund, which supports:
- Scholarships for those with a passion for music to music programs.
- Programs for teens and young adults who are struggling with depression and loneliness to help make them aware that they are never alone through education, counseling and therapy.
-Working along side the intervention/prevention of Suicide, and that effective help is available and to help those left behind.

See more at: www.claytonmcdonnellmemorialfund.org
For More information Contact:
Allison Smith 530.218.8849 allison@charitysmith.org
Ashley Galleher 828.406.9303 ashley@charitysmith.org
Vendor spaces available, please contact us if you would like to participate!

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Sierra Conscious Dance Collective

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Time: Ongoing Fridays at 7-9pm
Cost: $15 at the door. Purchase a 5-pack for $60
Location:
InnerRhythms Dance Theatre, 12047 Donner Pass Rd, Truckee, CA

We are a collective of DJ’s and Movement Facilitators that offer weekly dance sessions and Conscious Dance workshops.

We are committed to offering and promoting Conscious Dance and Music to foster a shared experience of embodied awareness and unity through movement exploration. Visit our website for ongoing and special events www.sierraconsciousdance.com

We offer intentional dance for authentic creative expression every week. This is a facilitated embodiment practice where we explore how to show up and be fully present- physically, emotionally and mindfully.

Go beyond the limits of your habitual movements and thoughts and explore your unique inner dance. No experience needed, just a willingness to move and be moved! It's about putting your soul in motion and giving yourself permission to dance freely. We dance and move our funky, playful self in community, and play with intention for well-being and connection to life!

Please arrive and be ready to dance at 7pm. We ask that you honor our sacred space and enter before 7:15pm. Respectfully there will be no entry after 7:30pm.

For more information call Polly Triplat (530)412-0774 or visit: www.SierraConsciousDance.com

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Message from the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe

Many people have been forced to give up their pets due to the slowing economy.  The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to help ensure that people can keep their animals. If it is financially difficult for you, or someone you know, to feed their pet the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe can assist with your pet’s nutritional needs. The Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe wants to ensure that all pets are healthy and well fed. 
Give them a call at 587-5948 or 581-3199 to learn how to obtain free pet food.

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