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.Free evening of "Show and Smell"Wednesday, Nov. 28, 6-8 p.m. A fun, free evening "Show and Smell" with women's wellness and essential oils. Feast your senses and get holiday gift ideas. Apply and breathe healing oils. Wonderful treat for loved ones, or clients if you're a health practitioner or massage therapist. Your presenter is Rachel Flower, founder of the Senssoma Institute, providing training for holistic practitioners. North Lake Massage and Skin Care, 6921 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Space is limited call Bethany at 909-374-9721 to reserve your spot and receive a free sample bottle of Wild Orange Oil. Light refreshments served.Weekend Meditation Retreat with Leisa Peterson Nov. 30, 7-9 p.m. Brief Introduction to Retreat, guided meditation. Dec. 1, 9 a.m. -5 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join Leisa Peterson, FGS meditation teacher, to learn the benefits of taking time to "retreat." Whether you're new to meditation or have been meditating for many years, you are welcome to join this evening plus one-day mini-retreat to experience the benefits of looking within. Cost is $20 suggested donation for Saturday retreat. Please call 530-550-8981 to register.Arts in Wellness & Sierra Agape CenterOpen House Gratitude Party, Thursday, Nov. 29, 6-8:30 p.m., Garden Folly Building, 10153 West River St., Truckee, 530-414-6210. Come have a drink and an appetizer while checking out the new location of the Arts in Wellness studio and The Sierra Agape Center. If you've been curious about what goes on at Arts in Wellness, take a look around. Put on an apron, grab a paintbrush and create your own Gratitude painting to take home. Showcasing Arts in Wellness paintings, some will be for sale, with a raffle also.Meditative Prayer and Gratitude Painting sessions are held every Thursday evening. Limited parking in the lot behind on Riverside Drive. Additional parking by Diego's and JAX (free after 6 p.m.), or west of the Garden Folly building next to the railroad tracks.LOC Galvanic Spa demoJoin NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N Lake Blvd., Kings Beach on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 3, 4 and 5 for a free age LOC Galvanic Spa demo! Are you last on your holiday list? Get pampered with cutting-edge anti-aging technology. Currently being featured on the Discovery Channel!Then give the gift of ageless skin to yourself. All natural and guaranteed to work in 90 days, no injections, no toxins and no fillers! Just great science to lift, tighten and minimize wrinkles. Call the office today to schedule your free 30-minute demo at 530-546-0400.A Benefit for LaddieA benefit for long time Tahoe resident Matthew "Laddie" Hodge who was seriously hurt in an accident with a hit and run driver will be held at Pete N' Peter's Sports & Spirits in Tahoe City on Sunday, Dec. 2, 6:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Live music, a spaghetti dinner and a raffle with great prizes. Raffle ticket are $10 for five tickets which are available at Pete N' Peters, Blue Agave, Rosie's Caf, Bridgetender, Jake's & Cornice Cantina. Need not be present to win. Laddie is back at home - all proceeds from the benefit will go to help him with medical and living expenses.NTFRC welcomes Amy KelleyThe Board of Directors of the North Tahoe Family Resource Center is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Kelley as executive director. Many of you have worked with Amy and appreciate her dedication, intelligence and high energy as well as her ability to build and maintain relationships. She comes [back] to the NTFRC well prepared for the leadership and management duties. As a consultant to the Placer Children's Health Initiative, Amy has identified programs, acquired and managed funding, and provided training to five community based organizations in Placer County around multiple health and nutrition programs. Earlier experience includes a year as Service Integration Consultant at Project MANA and positions with progressive responsibilities culminating in assistant executive director at the North Tahoe Family Resource Center. She represents Colusa, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento and Yuba counties on the executive committee of California Coverage and Health Initiatives board and is board chair of the Sacramento Regional Children's Health Initiative "Healthy Kids Healthy Futures." She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe. Please welcome Amy in her new role at the North Tahoe Family Resource Center!Give yourself the gift of Reiki,$5-10 donated to charityThis holiday season, through Dec. 20, Marianne Klemm, RMT will donate $5 of every full price Reiki session and $10 of every full price Raindrop Reiki session to one of two charities. The client will be able to choose between the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Why should you experience Reiki? Reiki can help on all levels, emotional, physical and mental. It can help the mind to stop running in circles and create a space for clarity and positive thinking. It can help release and ease physical pain. Reiki can help relieve the overwhelming emotions that can accompany sickness or illness and allow you to create a healing space in your life. Reiki Tahoe is located at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach. For more information visit www.reikitahoe.com. For an appointment please call 530-546-0400.Presenting "one little thing"How to make big leaps in your health with tiny stepsFeaturing: StaciJoy, RN, BSN, HNC. Do you want to lose weight? Are you tired? Are you or anyone you know experiencing dis-ease, cancer, auto-immune disorders, heart disease or allergies? Do you want help "staying on track?" StaciJoy is an international speaker and published author and the director of StaciJoy.com, an independent holistic nursing practice, specializing in natural health and disease prevention for the family.Her eight years of experience as an ER/trauma nurse and her current holistic nursing practice allow StaciJoy to facilitate health within the individual by teaching them how to change, one small step at a time.Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. The Savvy Dog, 11448 Deerfield Drive, C-1, Truckee. For complimentary seating contact Sheri Gerber at 866-830-5062 or Sheri@TeamTahoeHealth.com. Sponsored by The Truckee Juice Plus+ Alliance.Get adjustedFood drive promo for Project MANASuffering from headaches, neck or back pain, leg or arm pain? Bring canned goods and receive a consultation, exam, report of findings and adjustment for only $25, usually $75. Help hungry families and improve your quality of life, through Nov. 30. Dr. Kevin Davis, chiropractor, office located at 10049 Martis Valley Road in Truckee, Call 530-414-4857.
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