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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 here for Support Groups

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Free Parents Group

Dates: Thursdays beginning February 4th
Time: 10:00 - 11.30 am
Location: Boys and Girls Club (8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach)

For parents of newborns and up
Join us every Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club for
circle time, free play, and discussion of parenting topics with fellow parents.
The group is facilitated by a local mom and experienced nanny. Please bring your kids aged 0 - 3 and don’t forget drinks and snacks!

A program of the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Boys and Girls Club and First 5 Placer.

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Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour

Tibetan Buddhist Monks from Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery will construct a Sand Mandala and participate in a variety of events, highlighting many aspects of Tibetan culture.

Grass Valley: January 15th - 31st
Click here for more information.

Auburn: February 5th – 14th
Click here for more information.

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Chi Ceremony with Colleen Akiko and Chris Worcester

Hi there! We are delighted to invite you to our very first "Chi Ceremony" on Sunday, February 7th in Tahoe Donner (Truckee), 5:45-8:45 pm.

We'll first share a simple yummy salad dinner. Then during the Chi Ceremony as we experience our Essence, we will:
1) Stir the Chi (with the gentle movements and sacred sounds of T’ai Chi Chih)
2) Sip the Chai (hot tea contemplation)
3) Savor the Connection (in guided visualization/meditation)
4) Set the Intention (with practical energetic tools)

Click here for more information and to register.
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Volunteers needed for United for Action Emergency Warming Center

Help save lives and strengthen community by supporting our pilot program: 
Truckee/North Tahoe Cold Weather Emergency Warming Center!

From January through March, the United for Action coalition will open a warming center at Church of the Mountains UMC, Truckee, when the weather is most severe--providing a warm overnight accommodation (5 pm to 8 am) to anyone living out in the cold. When we're open, we'll need 2-3 volunteers on each shift--with at least one male present at all times.

Click here for more information and for ways that you can contribute to the warming center.

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Sierra Conscious Dance

Time:
Sundays, 9:30am meditation; 10:30am dance
Cost: $15 at the door
Location:
River School Farm, Reno, NV

AND:
6:30pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness

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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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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HUNGRY MOTHER ORGANICS :
Organic Plants & Produce for Northern Nevada

3190 Hwy 395, N. Minden

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

We provide 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 calendar to see what's going on this month!

Another grief support group called Compassionate Friends meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 7:00pm at St John Presbyterian Church of Reno, 1070 W Plumb Ln, Reno, NV 89509. Chapter Phone Line (775) 750-7005. Learn more at compassionatefriends.org.

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Chi Ceremony with Colleen Akiko and Chris Worcester

Hi there! We are delighted to invite you to our very first "Chi Ceremony" on Sunday, February 7th in Tahoe Donner (Truckee), 5:45-8:45 pm.

We'll first share a simple yummy salad dinner. Then during the Chi Ceremony as we experience our Essence, we will:
1) Stir the Chi (with the gentle movements and sacred sounds of T’ai Chi Chih)
2) Sip the Chai (hot tea contemplation)
3) Savor the Connection (in guided visualization/meditation)
4) Set the Intention (with practical energetic tools)

Treat your inner self to the Chi Ceremony. As you connect with your heart's clear intention, you will emerge with renewed vitality, peace-fullness and deep joy!

Offered by:
Certified Transformational Coach, Colleen Akiko
and Veteran T’ai Chi Chih Instructor, Chris Worcester
Love gifts gratefully await you.
Suggested energy exchange of $12 to $34.

Please R.S.V.P. for directions at akikosongs@gmail.com

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United for Action
Emergency Warming Center

Winter weather can be a killer.

Help save lives and strengthen community by supporting our pilot program: 
Truckee/North Tahoe Cold Weather Emergency Warming Center!

From January through March, the United for Action coalition will open a warming center at Church of the Mountains UMC, Truckee, when the weather is most severe--providing a warm overnight accommodation (5 pm to 8 am) to anyone living out in the cold. When we're open, we'll need 2-3 volunteers on each shift--with at least one male present at all times. So, the more trained volunteers, the better! We also need people to provide meals, supplies, and financial support.

Ways you can help

2. As a EWC donor and volunteer:

    • Provide a meal on a night we are open
    • Attend a 90-minute training on the guidelines of this center and help serve on occasion
    • Make a financial donation for supplies: Checks made out to Church of the Mountains (with EWC noted in the memo) and mailed to PO Box 1209, Truckee, CA 96161.
    • Donate needed supplies:
      • Single fitted sheets,  warm blankets, sleeping bags,  hand towels,  wash cloths
      • Cleaning supplies:  Clorox Wipes,  Bleach, Dish soap, Laundry soap
      • Paper goods:  Paper towels,  Toilet paper, Large (39 gal) trash bags,  Large/Heavyweight (39 gal) recycle bags, Zip ties
      • First Aid supplies:  plastic gloves,  band aids,  ace bandages,  cough syrup, cough drops, Ibuprofen, Acetaminophen, Tums
      • Hygiene Items:  Toothbrushes, Razors, Liquid Hand Soap, Travel size: toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, hand sanitizer, deodorant, hand lotion, lip balm, sunblock 
      • Food Items:  Ground Coffee,  Tea,  Packets of Oatmeal,  Granola/Protein Bars, Microwave Popcorn, 
      • Items often requested by those living outside or unheated spaces: Tarps,  hand warmers,  warm gloves,  warm jackets, warm socks, winter boots & work boots

Click here to view current opportunities to volunteer!

Your contributions will help us to keep our neighbors warm this winter. If you have questions,  interest, or donations please give me a call or email. 

Warmly,
Cathie Foley
Emergency Warming Center Coordinator
Church Administrator,  Church of the Mountains
comumc@sbcglobal.net
Cell: 775-690-7694

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Sierra Conscious Dance Collective

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Time: Sundays, 9:30am meditation; 10:30am dance
Cost: $15 at the door.
Location:
River School Farm, Reno, NV

AND: 6:30pm on 2nd and 4th Fridays at Tahoe Yoga and Wellness

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!

For more information visit: www.SierraConsciousDance.com

 

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