Friends with Compassion (formerly called Compassionate Friends), a support group for families who have lost a child of any age, will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today for a barbecue at a private home.
The purpose of the group is to bring comfort and to help one another cope especially with holidays and people who don’t understand the effect of such a loss over time. Rebecca Phillipsen, social worker with Barton Hospice, who has worked with families to cope with grief at the loss of their loved ones, is the professional advisor to the group.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. For information about the barbecue call Carol or Ron at (775) 588- 2864. For general information about the group call Arline at (775) 588-6997 or Jonquil at (530) 544-6892.
Dance Visions is holding sign- ups
Dance Visions Performing Arts Center will begin its fall dance program Sept. 5. Advance registration will take place from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at the studio, 100 McFaul Way behind the Round Hill Square shopping center in Zephyr Cove. Class being offered for the 2006-07 seasons are Tiny Dancer (preschool,) Kinderdance, Primary Ballet, Jazz/Lyrical, Classical Ballet and Pointe Modern, Tap, Hip Hop, Couples, Tumbling, Leaps/Turns/Tricks, Teen Jazz Funk and Musical Theater, beginning through advanced. Class size is limited and students are placed on a first come, first served basis.
Dance Visions also features a national award winning competitive dance team with students from the ages of 7 to 18. These students have the opportunity to attend dance workshops and camps to work with talented guest artists from all over the United States.
Two optional days of registration will be offered from 2 to 7 p.m. Aug. 28 and Aug. 30 at Dance Visions studio. For more information concerning classes, dance team or registration call (775) 588-5425.
Event offers free clothes, bedding
Clothing for men, women and children as well as some bedding will be given away from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the field next to Bijou Elementary School, 3501 Spruce Ave.
The event, in its seventh year, is sponsored by Hope Lutheran Church of the Sierra.
Individuals and families in need of good winter clothing and bedding are encouraged to attend and pick out what they need. Everything is free but the amount of clothing and bedding will be limited during the first two hours.
Fibromyalgia group to meet
The Fibroymyalgia Support Group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 14 in the Barton Memorial Hospital board room. Use the Skilled Nursing Facility entrance near the flag pole.
For additional information call Kathleen at (530) 544-1409.
– Provided to the Tribune