TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Patient and family support volunteers neededmake a difference in someone's lifeTahoe Forest Hospice is offering a volunteer training for hospice patient and family support volunteers to help patients and families who live in Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village. Volunteers provide companionship and friendship; provide a break (respite) for caregivers; run errands and do shopping; other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and helping with meals; and hours are flexible. Training begins mid-October and is a combination of online and in-person training at the Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Center. The training is a total of 20 to 25 hours. There is no charge. For details, please call or email Val Sutter, volunteer coordinator, 530-582-3534 email@example.com.Girls Sports DayComing Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District will host a Girls Sports Day from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for all girls in the first through fifth grades. Girls will participate in five different sports and learn about nutrition and fitness. Sports offered are: basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, cheer and tumbling, hip hop, climbing, karate, lacrosse, and Jazzercise. Register now, as space is limited. Cost is $16 per girl. Snacks, lunch T-shirts and goodie bags are included. Call TDRPD at 582-7720 for more info.You Must Be Present To WinTuesday, Oct. 23, 6-7:30 p.m., Sierra College Tahoe Truckee campus, room 102. Explore the importance of being present and discover effective ways to more authentically show up, first to ourselves then others. Learn simple tools and techniques to "stay in the present moment." Handouts provided. Preregistration required by Oct. 17. Contact Sierra College Community Education or Colleen Akiko Jackson, instructor. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 530-308-5053 or visit www.TFCoach-Colleen.com.Bar Effect Community Daywith Michelle RahlvesOwner and instructor at the Bar Effect in Truckee and huge supporter of the High Fives Foundation, Michelle Rahlves will host a Bar Effect Community Day at the CR Johnson Healing Center on Saturday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Each class will be held on the hour and cost any size donation to the High Fives Foundation. With the popularity of Michelle's Bar Effect classes at her Truckee studio, this class is sure to fill up quickly, so book with her today. Contact Michelle at email@example.com or call 530-386-3635. CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee.New beginner Aikido classes in NovemberLooking for a new activity and focus for the upcoming winter nights? A new Aikido beginner series is being offered starting in November.Aikido is a modern martial art that explores how to redirect an attacker's energy to resolve conflict. The practice is a great energizer, good for flexibility, strength and awareness. No special experience or equipment required - just a curiosity for learning new skills which will change the way you deal with stress and conflict. Beginner classes are offered in November on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, 6-7 p.m. Attend once a week for $25 a month, or up to three times a week for $45 per month. Classes are offered at the Veterans Hall in Truckee and are suitable for adults and teens. Visit www.truckeeaikido.com, call Kahlil for details at 530-448-3332 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Seasonal support syrups:formulating tonics for the immune systemTrails Within, a yoga and wellness center, will host a one-day workshop on formulating herbal tonics for the immune system taught by Michelle Beaman, Oct. 20 in Graeagle, Calif.Support your immune system as the season changes from fall into winter, manage stress, and gain support for everyday living. Participants will gain a general knowledge of actions and contra-indications of 10 medicinal plants that support immune response and grow in our bio-region. Participants will also create formulas, decoctions (strong brews), and syrups. Every participant will be given a 16-oz. syrup to enjoy at home.Budding herbalists, wild-crafters, home-makers, caregivers, weed wives, gardeners, and lovers of Gaia welcome. Mature 12-year-olds and older and pre-toddling infants are also welcome.Cost is $85 per person, includes a 16-oz. tonic to take home and all materials. Space is limited, sign up in advance. To register visit www.trailswithin.com, email email@example.com or call 530-836-1500. 2nd Annual Truckee Dodgeball Tournament seeks teamsThe High Fives Foundation is happy to announce the 2nd Annual Truckee Dodgeball Tournament presented by Northwestern Mutual - Ryan Williams, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., and the Truckee Tahoe Airport. Register today for the Sunday, Oct. 21 event in person at the CR Johnson Healing Center, online at highfivesfoundation.org/index.php/events/dodgeball or call 530-587-4453. The cost to participate is $150 per (six to 10-person) team. Space is limited to the first 16 teams to register. Teams will compete for amazing prizes and bragging rights while raising funds for winter action sports athletes that have suffered a life-altering injury.Expected local, professional winter action sports athletes in attendance include: Daron Rahlves, KC Deane and Erik Roner.Area foster parents and respite caregivers neededFoster parents are desperately needed, especially in Washoe County and Kings Beach (you can be single or non-married couple or LGBT couple).Respite caregivers are also desperately needed. This means you are trained to take the foster children for a few hours or days so foster parents can go out to dinner, take a weekend away or visit relatives in another state. It is difficult to get permission to take a foster child across county or state lines. For more information on how to become a foster parent or respite caregiver contact Washoe County at 775-337-4470 or FosterCare@washoecounty.us. Placer County contact Placer Kids at 888-387-9982.Eternal life?International speaker Mark Swinney will present a talk titled "Eternal Life: Could it be that God didn't intend you to age?""As God's spiritual creations, we don't necessarily need to be slaves to time. We don't need to wait to become fully who we are. Time doesn't have the power to erode who we are, dilute our intelligence, or sap our strength," said Swinney.Hear practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing Swinney at For Goodness Sake, Friday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Mark is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship. RSVP to 530-550-8981.Women's Wellness Weekend announcedThe Women's Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken Resort will be held Nov. 10-11. Cost for the two-day event is $99, and includes one breakfast, two lunches, speakers, exercise classes, local artisan vendor booths and wine, interactive health fair and more. Health professionals and nationally recognized speakers come together to offer information and inspiration on health and well-being. Add a lodging room for $59 per person. Health professionals can earn nine continuing education credits for an additional $50. Visit granlibakken.com for registration and event details. Jeepers creepers, we need your peepersFootballs are flying, leaves are turning and bespectacled pumpkins, witches and skulls are appearing in our community ... you know what that means... Once again, the Gogain Group of Keller Williams Realty, in cooperation with One Sight and Lions Clubs International, will be participating in this year's Sight night. Sight Night is an international effort to provide used eyewear to needy people across the globe. Looking for an easy way to participate in a global act of kindness this Halloween? This may be your answer.Instead of Halloween candy, the Gogain Group will ask for your help to "scare" up used eyewear during October. For more than 20 years these glasses have been recycled and hand delivered to underprivileged people around the world. This year Sight Night's quest is to help 7 million people.And you can help to achieve this worthwhile goal by donating your used prescription eyeglasses and prescription or non-prescription sunglasses. Big or small, trendy or not, your eyewear could help someone in need to see the world more clearly. The Gogain Group will be accepting donations throughout the month of October and has set up the following drop-off locations in Tahoe Donner, Truckee, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe:• Keller Williams Boice Realty, 11382 Northwoods Blvd., at the corner of Northwoods and Northwoods, Truckee• Tahoe Donner's Trout Creek Recreation Center, 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee• Keller Williams Downtown, 10192 Donner Pass Road, next to El Toro Bravo, Truckee• Keller Williams O'Neal Brokers, 660 N. Lake Blvd., near the Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City• Alice's Village Market, The Village in Squaw ValleyThe Gogain Groups thanks you for joining them in this act of kindness. For more information visit www.sightnight.org, www.onesight.org or to contact the Gogain Group directly call Donna or Leon Gogain at 530-448-4781.B (12) Tapped Out ClinicAlways the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month., 4-6 p.m. Join Dr. Ann Sura and Marianne Klemm, for the B (12) tapped out clinic. B-12 shots and Bodytalk access tap outs. Helps with stress, focus, energy and get your body back in alignment. Appointments are recommended but not required. Cost for both is $35 (almost a 50 percent discount). B-12 shot only $20, BodyTalk Access only $15. Please call 530-546-0400 for more information or visit www.naturamedtahoe.com.Hike with Carmen Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Lower Lola Montez Trail Head on Saturday, Oct. 20. Take the Soda Springs exit off Interstate 80. On the north side of the freeway follow the paved road east, past the fire station for 3/10-mile to the parking area. Visit www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.
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