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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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Child Development Conference:
"Talk, Read, Sing... It Changes Everything!"

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Location: Kings Beach Elementary

Join Jose-Luis Orozco at Boys and Girls Club/Kings Beach Elementary at the Annual Child Development Conference: "Talk, Read, Sing. It Changes Everything" for Early Educators and Parents.

Concert, Breakfast and Lunch, Exciting Workshops for Parents and Educators, Special Children's Programming, Family Concert, Prizes and Raffles!

José-Luis Orozco was just nominated for a GRAMMY For Best Children's Album of the Year !!

For more information:
530.582-2583 or email rhall@ttusd.org

Click here for flyer with detailed schedule (Spanish flyer here).

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Mother's Day Painting Session

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 2 PM
Location: The Painted Vine, 10770 Donner Pass Rd, Ste 103, Truckee, California 96161

Still deciding what to do for your mother on Mother's Day? Wanting to express your artist side in a fun interactive social event? Like to paint and have a glass of wine? If you answered YES to any of these, this event is just right for you! The Teen Peace Project, a youth action team club ran through Tahoe SAFE Alliance would like to present to the community a FREE painting session at painted vine.
Our goal is to provide you with snacks (free) and wine (upon purchase) while The Painted Vine facilitates a guided painting of Tahoe and end the event with a discussion.
Please RSVP so we can hold your spot, only 20 seats available.

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Clothing Swap/Book Exchange

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: For Goodness Sake

"One man's trash, is another man's treasure."
Welcome the spring/summer by getting rid of anything in your house you don't need anymore (clothes, books, kitchen items, "knick-knacks"). Instead of just throwing away your unused items, come to the Teen Peace Project's clothing swap and see what you can exchange! Our hope is community members will come and gather, share stories, and leave with a new "treasure!"
Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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Summer Sports Equipment Swap

Date: Saturday, May 21st
Time: Swap is from 10:30am - 3pm with drop off from 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: the gym at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District offices, 11603 Donner Pass Rd

The swap is a benefit for Glenshire Elementary School PTO to help fund the Egg Painting Compassion Project done by Cathee St. Clair. People can consign their items with 20% going back to the PTO. All proceeds raised will go toward having egg painting at Glenshire next school year.

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TELL US WHAT YOU THINK
Survey from Truckee Lutheran Presbyterian Church

Our spiritual community values input from people in Truckee. What are your spiritual ideas and preferences? Please click on this link to answer 7 brief questions on a Typeform Survey. Your responses are anonymous. Thank you for your time and thoughts!
https://truckeechurch.typeform.com/to/evafqy

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2016 Regional Housing Study
Public Forums

Public forums are a chance for everyone in the region to have their voices heard, regardless of employment status. The forum agenda will include preliminary data and survey results, and will seek input from the public about the preference and practicality of some possible solutions.

April 28, 2016: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Truckee, CA. RSVP (required)
May 3, 2016: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Kings Beach, CA. RSVP (required)
May 11, 2016: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Tahoe City, CA. RSVP (required)

Click here for more details and to register.

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new “Meditation and Reflection Room” at UNR

There is a new “Meditation and Reflection Room” at University of Nevada-Reno (UNR)!

This room will be open to all campus students belonging to various religions/denominations and non-believers for meditation, reflection and prayer.

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Chi Ceremony with Colleen Akiko and Chris Worcester

The second Monday of each month, 2:30-4:30pm at Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Dr.

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

*Cancelled until further notice*
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!

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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Community Screening of Award-Winning Documentary:
The Mask You Live In

When: Monday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Where: North Tahoe High School Auditorium
Who: Parents and high school Students (due to mature content)

Truckee, CA (Mar. 30, 2016) – Positively Rolling is partnering with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and Tahoe SAFE Alliance to host two community screenings of the advocacy documentary, The Mask You Live In. The film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Exploring phrases like “Be a Man” and gender stereotypes, the film is a powerful depiction of what it’s like to navigate identity issues connected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

A panel discussion will follow each screening to review these topics in further depth. The events are free and food will be available for purchase.

“We as a society are failing our boys and I wanted to delve into the concept of ‘how do we create a culture that doesn’t leave them so lonely, isolated and in pain?” explained Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Film Director. “Our goal is to inspire individuals to look at how they are socializing their sons.”

“In our culture, starting as early as elementary school, it becomes more and more difficult for boys and young men to recognize and share their complicated feelings,” said Alaina Reichwald, Counselor at Sierra Expeditionary Learning School. “This film examines how these challenges affect our boys inner and outer worlds, and how awareness can open them up to healthier self esteem."

Positively Rolling began in 2013 as a pilot program through Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) and continues to operate under the school umbrella. The five-week elective course develops and reinforces positive character traits, leadership, mentorship, and creative expression for middle school aged boys. The program offers an open environment for discussion and creativity, aiming to increase confidence, teach boys that it’s okay to ask for help, and provide productive tools to process thoughts, emotions, and real-life experiences.

About Positively Rolling

Positively Rolling is a nonprofit organization that explores real life topics essential to building and expanding character in a young man’s life through interactive and provocative character development discussions that correspond with creative art projects to better equip them to meet the challenges of their teen years. The program empowers young men with social-emotional skills and traits, which facilitate their transition into well-balanced, respectful, and resilient young adults in their community. To learn more, email Vicki Isacowitz at vicki@cleverminds.org, visit positivelyrolling.org, or follow the program on Facebook.

About Sierra Expeditionary Learning School

Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is a K-8 public charter within the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. SELS inspires a diverse group of learners to achieve academic excellence and develop a strong sense of character and community. Curriculum is implemented through project-based expeditions and fieldwork that challenge students to think critically while also fostering their natural curiosity and love of learning. To learn more, visit www.truckeecharterschool.org or follow the school on Facebook.

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Chi Ceremony with Colleen Akiko and Chris Worcester

The second Monday of each month, 2:30-4:30pm at Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Dr.

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

Please R.S.V.P. 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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Dates and Time: Sundays, 9:30am meditation; 10:30am dance
Cost: $15 at the door.
Location:
River School Farm, Reno, NV

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Dates: 2nd and 4th Fridays
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Tahoe Yoga and Wellness, 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!

For more information visit: www.SierraConsciousDance.com

 

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