InnerACTIONS Needs Your Help
InnerACTIONS is a local nonprofit educational outreach project that uses performance mediums to positively impact youth in the prevention of substance abuse and other at-risk behaviors. The group has been invited to perform for the July 2010 National Training Institutes Conference at Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and sponsorships and donations are needed to fund the trip. Info: (530) 550-8464,

Center for Spiritual Living Relocates
Tahoe City’s Center for Spiritual Living has moved from its Lake Forest building to a sunny, lake-view location at 700 North Lake Boulevard. Info: (530) 581-5117,  

New Massage Center Offers Specials
Local therapist Dana Lucia opened Awakening Community Wellness Center offering various specials to help with the usually high cost of massage treatments. Monday through Thursday, a one-hour hot stone massage is only $60; 1.5 hour is $90. Info: 10775 Pioneer Trail Road, Unit 105, Truckee, (530) 414-5852,

Revolutionary Leadership in Contemporary Transitioning Nations
Friday May 14
Join Truckee Police Chief and PhD candidate Nicholas Sensley for a discussion of the challenges and opportunities of pioneering a nation in the contemporary world. 7:30 p.m. at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus. Free; reservations recommended. Info: (530) 550-2290,


‘What Would You Attempt?’ Workshop
May 14 to 16
This women’s workshop at the Village at Squaw Valley offers up yoga classes, meditation, chakra clearings, honest conversation, guest speakers, delicious food, and four-star accommodations. $299 locals’ special; $749 with lodging or $599 each for two or more. Info: (978) 273-0195,

Friday May 21
Lifescapes is a guided writing program for seniors who wish to record their memories on paper. Drop-ins are welcome. 2 to 4 p.m. Info:  845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, (775) 832-4130,

Raw Food Happy Hour Class
May 20 and 27
Learn how to prep raw soups, snacks, crackers, cookies, sauces, and smoothies at this Spiral Healing happy hour from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Classes include demos, samples, and recipes. Info: 11045 Donner Pass Road, Suite 2C, Truckee,, (530) 587-0101,

Fundamentals of Buddhist Practice
Fridays, starting May 21
This class, led by Phyllis Matyi, is for those wanting to listen, study, contemplate, investigate, and meditate. 10:30 a.m. to noon. Info: 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 550-8981,

Gong Bath Meditation
Saturday May 22
Experience the healing vibrations from five gongs while in meditation at Tahoe Yoga Institute. Jared Power and Judy Strauss lead the harmonic vibrations, which enter the body to soothe, facilitate healing, and awaken the spirit. $20, or $15 for TYI members. 7 p.m. Info: 475 North Lake Boulevard, Suite 251, Tahoe City, (530) 581-1005,

The Mandala of the Enlightened Feminine Dakini

Saturday May 22
Ellen Booth Church presents this workshop based on the work of Lama Tsultrim Allione, founder of Tara Mandala. Through color, light, sound, and visualization, participants will explore how human emotions are the very seeds for their own transformation and enlightenment. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at For Goodness Sake. Info: 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 550-8981,

Seaplanes at Tahoe
Thursday May 27
Join aviation enthusiasts at the Tahoe Maritime Museum for a lively discussion on seaplanes and their significance at Tahoe. $8 adults; free for 12 and under. 5 to 7 p.m. Info: 5205 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, (530) 525-9253,

Maritime Museum Volunteer and Docent Training
Saturday June 5
Learn how to greet museum visitors, lead group tours, and work with children’s programming at the Tahoe Maritime Museum during this one-hour class with light refreshments. 9 to 10 a.m. Info: 5205 West Lake Boulevard, Homewood, (530) 525-9253,

Girls on the Run 5k Fun Run
Sunday June 6
Come participate in a non-competitive, family-friendly run/walk; runners, walkers, kids, and strollers welcome,
but no dogs please! Event festivities include music, food, raffle, and games. Registration and pre-race festivities begin at 9 a.m.; run starts promptly at 10 a.m. Pre-registration online is $20 per person through June 5; $25 race day. Info: Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive, Truckee,

The Artist’s Way
Mondays, starting June 7
Moonshine Ink columnist Kira Yannetta leads this 14-week program on realizing your innate creative potential. Based on the book ‘The Artist’s Way,’ by Julia Cameron. For Goodness Sake 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Info: 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, (530) 550-8981,

Crystals, Gems & Myths
Thursday June 10
Longtime Squaw Valley local and founding member of Squaw Valley Institute Walter Nelson discusses how crystals and gems are formed in the earth and in the lab and unveils their many uses (modern electronics) and myths. Nelson’s collection of crystals and gems will also be on display. $10 donation requested. No host bar at 6 p.m.; event at 7 p.m. Info: 400 Squaw Creek Road, Olympic Valley, (530) 581-4138,

An Economist’s Perspective
Friday June 11
Along with his mid-year economic forecast, UNR professor Thomas Harris will provide an academic insider’s look at why economists agree and disagree and why economic forecasts can be wrong. He will also explore ways our county’s high percentage of retirees and second homeowners can participate in our local economy. 7:30 p.m. at Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus. Free; reservations recommended. Info: (530) 550-2290,

Reno-Tahoe WordCamp
Saturday June 12
If you’re a blogger, programmer, or wannabe, you won’t want to miss this conference on WordPress, an open-source CMS used by over 202 million blogs and websites worldwide. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the University of Nevada, Reno. Info:

Wellness & LearningBriefs: Kids

Summer Reading Programs
Through Sunday August 1
‘Make a Splash @ Your Library’ and ‘Make Waves @ Your Library’ come to the Washoe County Library Incline Village branch. Children and teens can earn a free book by participating. Info: 845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, (775) 832-4130,

Seeking Teen Leaders for Summer Camp
Applications due Friday May 14
IVGID Parks & Recreation is looking for enthusiastic, dedicated teens ages 13 to 16 for its Leader in Training Education Program (LITE). LITEs will be trained and work for one full week at our summer Camp Xtreme (about 35 hours), and will be in charge of designing and leading one to two hours of activities each day. LITEs receive community service hours, resume-building experience, leadership skills, and a camp T-shirt. Mandatory training day is June 18, 1 to 5 p.m. Info: 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, (775) 832-1310,

How I Got Into College
Saturday May 15
Do you have questions about the college application process? Listen to a panel of college-bound high school seniors tell about their experiences applying to and selecting admission ­offers from public and private colleges and universities around the country. Teens and parents welcome. 4 to 5 p.m. Info: 845 Alder Avenue, Incline Village, (775) 832-4130,


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