Dragonfly Dinner and Art Auction
October 15
Grab your pals and join the Arts and Culture Council Truckee-Tahoe (ACCTT) for the annual Dragonfly Dinner and Art Auction. Artists donate their work for the silent auction to benefit children’s creative art programs at Kidzone Museum and InnerRhythmns Dance Theatre. $55 per person includes a teaser, appetizer, entree and dessert. Complimentary babysitting available at KidZone for the first 40 children – reserve your spot at 530-587-KIDS(5437). From 5 to 9 p.m. Call Dragonfly at 530-587-0557 for reservations. 10118 Donner Pass Road, Truckee,

5k Halloween Fun Run
November 1
Join the Girls on the Run for their 5k Fun Run, a non-competitive, family-friendly run/walk. Girls on the Run combines training for a 5K race with healthy living education. The non-profit program instills self-esteem and strong values through health education, life skills development, mentoring relationships, and physical training, accomplished through an active collaboration with girls in 3rd through 8th grades and their parents, schools, volunteers, staff and the community. Runners, walkers, kids and strollers welcome. (No dogs.) Halloween costumes are encouraged. Enjoy music, food, a 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 October 30, $25 per person on race day. Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive, (off Soaring Way) Truckee,, 530-587-1690.


Red Cross Babysitters Available
Thanks to a grant from the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, the Northern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross was able to train 40 youths, aged 11 through17, at the Boys and Girls Club to become Red Cross Babysitters. The program equipped them with the necessary skills to respond to emergencies and care for both children and infants. Over the course of four training sessions the teens gained proficiency in leadership, professionalism, basic care, safe play, first aid and CPR. They were taught to maintain a safe home environment, respond calmly to emergencies, and act in a responsible and effective manner. Additionally, they learned how to build resumes and exercise respectable business practices. To view the resumes of trained babysitters, visit the Kings Beach Boys and Girls Club, 8125 Steelhead Avenue, Kings Beach,, 530-546-4324.

Classes & Events

Breast Health Awareness Month
Mammograms and monthly self-checks are the most effective methods for detecting breast cancer early. The earlier it is found, the better the chances treatment will work. A mammogram is a simple, painless procedure performed by certified mammography technologists and interpreted by a board certified radiologist. The Briner Imaging Center at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers state-of-the-art digital mammography, and follow-up care is available through local physicians. Physician referrals are not necessary to schedule a mammogram, and most insurance plans are accepted. If you’ve never had a mammogram or have not had one in over a year, Tahoe Forest Health System recommends calling now for an appointment to take advantage of a special offer. Women scheduling mammograms during October will receive a complimentary one-week pass to the fitness center at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance., 530-582-6510.

Rotary Blood Drive
October 15
Donating blood takes so little time, (five to seven minutes) but gives so much. Donors need to be at least 17 years old, in relatively good condition and weigh at least 110 pounds. Bring photo ID. Refreshments available. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 10214 High Street, Truckee, 530-587-0902.

Drum Circle with Forest
October 16 and 30
Everyone is welcome to join the drumming circle on the first and third (and fifth) Fridays of each month at Inner Rhythms. Teacher Forest Berg has been studying African Djembe drumming for more than 20 years, and has much to share. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. for beginners. Bring your own drum (extras if you have any) and a chair. More advanced drumming from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Asking for a love donation of $10. At InnerRhythms, 12219 Business Park Drive, Suite #3, near the Truckee airport. 530-414-4611.

Angel Party at Rainbow Doorways
October 18
Meet new friends, angels and others at the Angel Party at Rainbow Doorways. Certified Angel Therapy Practitioner (ATP) Patricia Coash, was personally certified by Dr. Doreen Virtue. She enjoys serving clients from Japan to Malibu, and her recent relocation brings her love and talents to the Reno/Tahoe area. Maybe you want to hear about and from your guardian angel, or want to receive a message from a departed loved one. Each attendee will receive 10 to 15 minutes with Patricia for a personal message during the party. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. $35. Reservations requested. 8571 North Lake Boulevard, Kings Beach,, 530-546-3335.

Boarding in Truckee Tahoe
October 27 or November 3
Ever thought about serving on the board of a local nonprofit? Boarding in Truckee Tahoe is a chance for you to explore how board members make a difference in the region. These workshops will focus on best practices of board service, basic roles and responsibilities. A panel of current board members will describe the rewards and challenges of board service. Time for discussion and a list of organizations seeking board members. Presented by Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation, Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee, Parasol Community Foundation and the Parasol Community Collaboration. October 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or November 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. Light meal provided. $10. Sierra Mountain Middle School, 11603 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Register at, 530-587-1776.

Time Management
October 28
Does urgency drive your day? The Sierra Human Resources Association (SHRA) presents Time Management for Busy Professionals at The Chateau in Incline Village. Many of us get a temporary high from solving urgent and important crises. When the urgency isn’t there, we can be drawn to anything urgent just to stay in motion. Busyness is sometimes a good excuse for not dealing with the most important things in our lives. Learn to prioritize your time to deal with both the urgent and important, identify time wasters, and value your ‘prime real estate.’ Take away tools that will immediately motivate you to make a positive change. Registration at 8:30 a.m. Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. $29 for SHRA Members, $39 Non-Members, 955 Fairway Boulevard, Incline Village,, 775-832-1240.

Wild Serenity
October 30 through November 1
A Meditation and Movement Retreat with Dr. Lorin Roche and Camille Maurine, Wild Serenity is a radically liberating, deeply revitalizing weekend of meditation, movement, and energy practices. Explore the interplay between meditation and expression – the way that contact with the soul inspires dynamic engagement with the outer world, which in turn contributes to a rich inner life. The workshop will alternate sitting and moving meditations that awaken the senses, soften the heart, and stretch the muscles of the mind. Through body awareness, sound, and breath, you will gently and gradually let more life force stream through you. 6135 Lakeside Drive, #121, Reno,, 775-337-2990.

Waves: Stories of Self
November 6 through 8
Inner Rhythms hosts this dance workshop with certified 5Rhythms™ teacher Eugene Hedlund. The foundation of the Five Rhythms provide the grounding and framework with which to examine our stories of self, investigate how we stand as center of our own circle, how we connect with those in our lives and how these stories come into being. Through the energy of flow we seek to discover which stories are truly our own, and which are ready to shed to make room for new possibilities. From 6 p.m. on Friday through Sunday at 4. $200 by October 30, $225 after. Also, RhythmWave Benefit Dance with Eugene as DJ on Friday from 9 to 11 p.m. $25 donation. TDRPD Veterans’ Hall, 10214 High Street, Truckee., 530-913-8256.

Let’s Rap Support Group
Spirit Peer Empowerment Center is an organization of self- help advocates committed to making mental health a priority for the people of Nevada County and surrounding areas. They are developing a network of self-help services that complement those already in existence, to provide advocacy, self-improvement, peer-support, education, outreach, prevention and community awareness. Spirit offers both free one-on-one peer counseling and support groups. All services are confidential. Spirit Center open Mondays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Group at 12 p.m. 10075 Levon Avenue, Suite 210 C, 530-214-6705 or 530-274-1431.

Creative Writing Workshop
If you want to connect with a writing community, improve your writing practice, and entertain your creativity, you’ll find inspiration and motivation in this fun, consistent and committed group. Write, read, discuss and generate new material each week, receiving feedback from the group and the instructor, Karen Terrey. Ongoing four-week sessions meet in downtown Truckee on Mondays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. $55. Call for location and registration., 530-386-3901.

Gioielli’s Bead Night Out
First and third Wednesdays
Join Gioielli on the first and third Wednesday of each month for an evening of fun and creativity. Learn jewelry making techniques or work individually. Bring your own beads or select from those in stock. Make great gifts. No need to sign up. Free, plus the cost of materials. From 5 to 8 p.m. 10280 Donner Pass Road, Truckee,, 530-582-4464.    


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