Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Sept. 22, 2015 | SierraSun.com

Tahoe-Truckee community briefs, week of Sept. 22, 2015

Exploring 108 with Ethan Indigo Smith

Ethan Indigo Smith, local author of "108 Steps to Be in The Zone," will be discussing the divinity and metaphysical significance of 108, related to yoga, tai chi and meditation from 6:30-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at For Goodness Sake in Truckee. The class will include a discussion of its significance, a meditation instruction through it and tai chi walking practice.

Smith is a local snowboarder, tai chi practitioner and author. He has written several books, including 108 Steps to Be in The Zone, The Matrix of Four, The Little Green Book of Revolution, The Terraist Letters and The Geometry of Energy, to name a few.

For Goodness Sake is located at 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Visit goodnesssake.org.

Family Farm Festival at KidZone Museum

Suddenlink, in partnership with KidZone Museum, Sierra College, Piping Rock Equestrian Center and Villager Nursery, will host a fun-filled, family-friendly event Saturday, Sept. 26, at KidZone Museum, 11711 Donner Pass Road in Truckee, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

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The Suddenlink Family Farm Festival will feature animal education and pony rides with Piping Rock Equestrian; herb planting with Villager Nursery; a variety of arts and crafts activities; and from 10:30 to 11, a science experiment presentation by Derek Larson from Sierra College.

The event is free and open to the public. Visit suddenlink.com to learn more.

37th annual Cadillac Ball tickets on sale

The Rotary Club of Truckee presents the 37th Annual Cadillac Ball to be held Nov. 14 at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe. The fall event is the club's largest fundraiser and a must-attend event for the community.

Since 2001, the Cadillac Ball has allowed the Rotary Club of Truckee to support over 130 local nonprofits by returning over $650,000 to the community through a monthly grant-making process.

The theme of this year's event is the "Snow Ball," an elegant black tie affair, featuring gourmet dining, spectacular live entertainment, dancing, an extensive silent auction, and an exciting $10,000 Grand Prize raffle.

Dinner and raffle tickets are available and can be purchased from any Truckee Rotarian or from Stephanie Nistler at 530-582-2462 or steph@hstt.org. Sponsorships are also available by contacting Jason Hansford at jasonh@martiscamp.com. Full information can be found at cadillacball2015.com.

Woodward Tahoe Community Day to benefit Truckee skatepark

Woodward Tahoe at Boreal will open its doors to the community this weekend for a fun-filled day of action sports, music and meeting the pros. All participants will get a tour of the indoor facility and experience jumping in the foam pits and bouncing on the trampolines in The Bunker. Participants will also have access to the outdoor facilities all day.

Woodward Tahoe's Community Day will benefit Truckee's Rocker Memorial Skatepark Fund. Kids of all ages are welcome, but children six and under must be accompanied by a parent. Helmets are required.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. Cost for general public to use facilities is $10 (no cost to come hang out), and free for bunker pass holders and CORE members.

In addition to live music, food and plenty of action sports, Woodward Tahoe will welcome local action sports pros, including skateboarder Corey Duffel, who will be available for photo opportunities and autographs.

Visit woodwardtahoe.com to learn more about Woodward Tahoe and Community Day. Visit charitysmith.org/memorial-funds/rocker-memorial-skatepark for more on Rocker Memorial Skatepark.

10-week book study 'Women of Wisdom'

"Women of Wisdom," a 10-week book study guided by Polly Ryan, MA, MFT, will take place Wednesdays from 9-10:30 a.m., starting Sept. 30 and running to Dec. 9 at For Goodness Sake in Truckee.

"Women of Wisdom" is written by Lama Tsultrim Allione. Allione, in her own right, is a current manifestation of those mystics, and guides us to deeper fulfillment and motivation on our spiritual path.

Allione is one of the most widely know contemporary Western women teachers of Buddhism. She has taught throughout the world, making great efforts to create teaching and practice methods that facilitate the Western understanding of Buddhism.

Open to all and available online. Please register by calling 530-550-8981 or emailing info@goodnesssake.org. You are invited to provide a donation based on your means. The suggested donation is $100-140 for the entire class, or $12-15 for drop-ins.

For Goodness Sake is located at 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Visit goodnesssake.org.

Ski-snowboard conditioning classes set

Tahoe Peak Endurance, LLC, is offering a "Fall into Winter Ski/Board Conditioning Class." This ongoing class, Primal Fit, is designed to make you "Tahoe Fit" for any Tahoe seasonal activity or for just plain old fitness and health.

Primal Fit will help you build endurance, muscle mass, reduce body fat, increase energy, improve strength, agility and power to weight ratio, reduce your risk of getting injured, improve insulin sensitivity and boost immune function. This bi-weekly, hour-long class takes place Tuesdays and Thursdays at 5 p.m. at North Tahoe High School Fields and will move inside when too cold to 5065 West Lake Blvd.

Cost: $96 for 8 classes, $15 drop in. Tahoe Peak Endurance specializes in Sports Performance Testing, Coaching, Fitness, Health, Wellness, Personal Training, Consulting on Primal Lifestyle Behavior/Diet as well as Event Promotion. Contact Colleen Conners-Pace, M.A., to ensure class times and locations. Visit tahoepeakendurance.com, or contact konaleen@tahoepeakendurance.com or 530-277-4492 for information.