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Authors to talk about books

Tribune staff report

Regional author and mindfulness meditation teacher JoAnn Saccato will be the guest speaker at Unity at the Lake at 10 a.m., May 18. The topic of Saccato's talk will be "Companioning the Sacred Journey: A Guide to Creating a Compassionate Container for Your Spiritual Practice."

Saccato, a past resident of South Lake Tahoe, now lives in Lake County, Calif.

She will share the story of how her book, "Companioning the Sacred Journey: A Guide to Creating a Compassionate Container for Your Spiritual Practice," and the simple tools of journaling, mindfulness and affirmations can lead to more authenticity, gratitude and freedom.

Following the service, Saccato will give a free two-hour interactive workshop designed after her 5-week Introductory Courses.

"We will explore the three foundations — Journaling, Affirming and Mindfulness — and learn how they help us meet life more intentionally and with greater compassion," she explained. The workshop is offered on a love-offering basis.

For more information on Saccato, her book and courses, visit http://www.companioningthesacredjourney.com or call 707-350-1719. For more information on Unity, visit http://www.unityatthelake.org.

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Unity at the Lake is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd.

Noy to talk about book May 20

Author and Sierra Nevada native, Gary D. Noy, will share his newest book, "Sierra Stories: Tales of Dreamers, Schemers, Bigots, and Rogues" at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 20 at the South Lake Tahoe Library.

This collection highlights unusual or lesser-known stories of the Sierra Nevada experience. Some stories are adventurous, some are horrifying, some are inventive, but all are fascinating windows into our history in the breathtaking Range of Light. The book features sixty-five historic photographs that Mr. Noy will share during a Power Point presentation. Questions & answers, book sale and signing to follow.