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
Click on the links or see lower down the page for more specific details on each event.

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Truckee's New Community  Healing Circle Invites you to join us in welcoming Washoe Native Dahlahk Pahatahingee MOUNTAIN EAGLE

Date: Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
Time: 6:30 - 8:00PM
Location: Upstairs at For Goodness Sake

For an evening of story, song & Healing Ceremony. We are honored to have MOUNTAIN EAGLE in our presence sharing his many healing gifts, wisdom and knowledge.  One of only 10 full blooded Washoe alive today, he carries with him an important message for our times as well as simple native healing practices that can assist us as we begin to heal ourselves, each other and our community.All are welcome! $20 suggested donation, no one turned away. See you there! Click here for the flyer.


Song Circle

Date: 4th Sunday of the month
Time: 4-5:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

“I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain.  What a wonderful feeling I’m happy again.” 

All are welcome for this monthly meeting of singing.  We will sing together the songs that inspire, calm, excite or remind us of who we are. Click here for details. 


Age with Joy and reclaim the wonder of your life - Retreat

Date: October 3rd – 5th
Location: Sierra Hot Springs
Cost: Early bird $325 (Register by 9/15); $375 thereafter. Includes hot springs, meals and camping.

Appreciate joy of life in the moment. Explore conscious aging and aging with joy. Honor yourself, and be energized with: Healing Touch; Sharing stories in dyads; and Movement.

Leigh Hurst: brings experience in Psychology and Gerontology. leigh@awakeandaging.com.  AwakeAndAging.com.
Shiana Seitz: brings experience in Holistic Health and Expressive Arts. shiana@cronebutterfly.com. CroneButterfly.com

For more information call: 707-509-9682 / 775-688-9837


Creative Writing Club

Date: Mondays
Time: 3:00 - 4:30 pm
Location: in the back room of the FRC (we're next to the school on your way to Wild Cherries).

High School Students! This is just for you. Come hangout with us on and work on any creative writing you want to do. Jackie McKinney at the FRC is a published article writer and wants to share her knowledge and resources with you. Want to get your work published? Want to beat writer's block and finish that story or poem you've been working on? Want to prepare some material for our upcoming (to be announced) Poetry and Story Slams? Whether or not you want to share your writing or just hang out with like-minded people, come to our first club meeting on April 14th

We'll also have Karen Terry, owner of Tangled Roots Writing, and a teacher at Sierra College Truckee Campus join us twice a month to provide free workshops to the club!


Satsang In Truckee

Date: First Monday of the month
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm. 
Location: 10023 South River Street, Truckee.  Laurie and Doug Bratt's home.

Satsang is the Sanskrit word for "gathering together for the truth" or "being with the truth". Whenever something increases your experience of the Truth, it opens your heart and quiets your mind.  We are all equally blessed with the capacity to discriminate what is Truth.  So, the true teacher, or Satguru, is within you. Satsang will include meditation and mantra.

There is plenty of parking across the street from the house and on the street as well.  Please bring a cushion that you can sit on. (there will be a few extra cushions here) For additional information, please call Laurie at 775-250-5612 or Doug at 775-843-3700. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters’ New Year’s resolution is to reach the North Tahoe children that need us!

Community based mentoring: NEW Site based mentoring at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe ( We need volunteers to mentor kids that need the extra support, join in on the fun at the Club, sports, cooking, homework, the activities are already there for you!) The commitment is one hour a week for a year, it is that easy! Get involved and give back to your community! For more info call 530-587-7717 or email peggy@bigsofnc.org www.bigsofnc.org.


Arts in Wellness with Susie alexander

Dates: Click here for the calendar and more info
Location:The studio of Arts in Wellness - located at 10153 West River St, Truckee
Contact: Susie @ 530-2773669 or email susiepaintbrush@hotmail.com



Practical Tools for Discovering, Honoring and Expressing Your Inner Truth 

Starting: *on hold for summer* 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Location: In “The Living Room” downstairs at Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church Street, across from the Old Rec Center in Truckee.

Join these empowering workshops presented in Spanish and English with live music and light refreshments. Learn how you can create a happier life—from the inside out. Workshops From the Inside Out are facilitated by “Change from the Inside
 Out Coach” Colleen Akiko Jackson, $5.00 Suggested Donation. For more information contact:  Reyna Lopez (530-386-2148) Español or Colleen Jackson (530-308-5053) for English.


"Tap Into Your Joyful Wisdom"  

Empowering ongoing workshops using the simple TWR technique to "face, erase, and replace your issues with grace." Experience surprising whole-self benefits of Transformative Wholistic Reintegration each month at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Room, 10040 Estates Drive in Truckee. Call Sierra Senior Services for date and time at 530-587-2408. All ages welcome; live music; free will donation. Taught by Change From the Inside Out Coach, Colleen Akiko Jackson; www.TFCoach-Colleen.com


Good Books Good Works -

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.


Sierra Conscious Dance

Time: Ongoing, Fridays at 7pm
$10, First time FREE
at Inner Rhythms in Truckee

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

click here for more info.
Organic Plants & Produce for Northern Nevada

3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden

Click Here for more info.

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


Support Groups

People of Color Affinity Group (POC)

Date: 2nd Wednesday of the month
Time: 6:30-7:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

A sacred and safe space to explore our unique experiences shared as people of color.  We will be sharing openly and honestly without judgement around issues of diversity.  We will be opening and closing with a short meditation as we want to promote healing in our shared experience. Contact Jackie @ jackiegriff@earthlink.net or Sharon @ sharonie64@gmail.com for more information.


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.


Healing Circle

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

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

Song Circle

Date: 4th Sunday of the month
Time: 4 - 5:30pm
Location: For Goodness Sake


“I’m singing in the rain, just singing in the rain. What a wonderful feeling I’m happy again.” 

All are welcome for this monthly meeting of singing.  We will sing together the songs that inspire, calm, excite or remind us of who we are. click here for details.  We will use but not be limited to the book, Rise Up Singing, which is an extensive source of songs.  Please bring this book if you have it.  You may also come with any song of your choice or you may just come with am openness to singing.  Instruments are also welcome and may be used to accompany the singing. 

When you sing, musical vibrations move through you, altering your physical and emotional landscape. Group singing, for those who have done it, is the most exhilarating and transformative of all. It takes something incredibly intimate, a sound that begins inside you, shares it with a roomful of people and it comes back as something even more thrilling: harmony.

What researchers are beginning to discover is that singing is like an infusion of the perfect tranquilizer, the kind that both soothes your nerves and elevates your spirits.

A very recent study even attempts to make the case that “music evolved as a tool of social living,” and that the pleasure that comes from singing together is our evolutionary reward for coming together cooperatively, instead of hiding alone, every cave-dweller for him or herself.

Call 530-550-9155 with questions.

From Singing Changes Your Brain by Stacy Horn, Time Magazine


Trails & Vistas Art Hikes

Trails & Vistas "Meadows to Mountains – A Cultural Journey"


Date and Time: Sept. 6 & 7, first hikes start at 9:30 am
Location: Spooner Lake, Nevada State Park,
Single track trail 3.25 mile moderate hike
Tickets: $30 general, $10 child (ages 5 to 12) early bird special through July 15,
on July 16 tickets increase to $40 general, $15 child. Click here to buy Art Hike tickets online.

Described as magical and inspiring, Trails and Vistas’ annual art hikes on Sept. 6 and Sept. 7 feature visual artists, original dance performances, storytelling and live music along Spooner Lake trail, Lake Tahoe Nevada State Park. (3.25 mile hike)

Artists include World-renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera, World flutist Ann Licater, Earthscape artist Andres Amador, aerial dance, performance art with Angelique Benicio and special featured artists with the SJSU symphony orchestra performing on Saturday, Sept. 6 and Brazilian band SambaDa' playing on Sunday, Sept. 7. Learn more about our artists

The Art Hikes are expected to sell out early given the popularity of this year’s participating artists and the beauty of Lake Tahoe in September. Attend both the Art Hikes and the World Concert and get $5.00 discount for the World Concert overlooking Lake Tahoe on the Shakespeare Stage.


Trails and Vistas: World Music Concert


Date and Time: Saturday, Sept. 6. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Music at 6:30
Location: Shakespeare Stage, Sand Harbor State Park Nevada
Tickets: Starting at $23; Click here to purchase online.
Lower Gallery tickets available for $39 with the promo code: concert14

Announcing Trails & Vistas World Concert on Saturday, Sept. 6 on the beautiful Shakespeare Stage at Sand Harbor State Park. Musicians and dancers from near and far will perform for the evening with soulful flute by Ann Licater, a 30 piece symphony orchestra, aerial dance, Americana and Celtic music, and Afro-Brazilian funk. Featuring Santa Cruz-based SambaDá, a funk band dubbed the “the West Coast’s hottest Brazilian band” and World renowned violinist Scarlet Rivera who performed with Bob Dylan, Tracy Chapman and the Indigo Girls.

We are proud to announce our Community Partners and Host Sponsors with the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Truckee Tahoe Peace Project, and the Lake Tahoe Nevada State Parks. World Concert tickets start at $23, Shakespeare Festival Box Office 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, NV, or phone (800) 747-4697.


Sierra Conscious Dance


Time: Ongoing Fridays at 7pm
$10, First time FREE
at Inner Rhythms in Truckee

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

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!

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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