International Peace Day to be celebrated in Truckee |

International Peace Day to be celebrated in Truckee

Truckee Tahoe Peace ProjectSpecial to the Sun

Many amazing local events are planned for Sept. 21 to honor the international day or peace and Peace One Day ( The community is invited to celebrate peace within and with one another. There will be a 12-hour Meditate for Peace Marathon beginning at 5 a.m. Sept. 21 at For Goodness Sake in historic Truckee, 10157 Donner Pass Road.5 a.m., Buddhist World Peace Meditation, Armin Jung 6 a.m., Forgiveness Meditation, Leisa Peterson 7 a.m., Deep Yoga, Jon L 8 a.m., Short Meditation, Dee Dee Boies 8:20 a.m., Short Meditation, Dee Dee Boies 8:40 a.m., Short Meditation, Dee Dee Boies 9 a.m., Tai Chi Chih, Chris Worcester 10 a.m., Forgiveness Meditation, Chris Spheeris 10:30 a.m., Visualization, Kira Yannetta 11:30 a.m., Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation andamp; Chakra Dyana, Breeze Cross 12:30 a.m., Falun Gong Standing Meditation on Deck, Andy Ellsmore 1:15 p.m., Inner Peace Mantras, Prayers: Music to Dive Deep within Angelika 2:15 p.m., Sitting Meditation, Shari Beard 2:45-3:30 p.m., Drumming Meditation, Laurie Martin At 3:30 p.m. there will be a walking meditation led by Carmen Carr from For Goodness Sake to the Truckee Regional Park where there will be 4 p.m. Kirtan with Ziva in the amphitheater. All ages will come together for the free Peace Day celebration, a drug, tobacco and alcohol free family event produced by the Truckee Tahoe Peace Project with the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, 4-8 p.m. in the Truckee Regional Park amphitheater. Breeze Cross and Carmen Carr are local celebrity emcees for Peace Day. The event includes activities, dance shows, live music, arts and crafts and poetry writing and readings. Performances and activities will delight the senses and inspire thought and reflection. Examples of activities include sampling chocolate and coffee at Truckee Lutheran-Presbyterian Churchandamp;#8217;s Fair Trade table, writing a peace poem with Tangled Roots Writing, recording what peace means to you with Videos By Greg and taking pleasure in Trails and Vistas colorful peace card mural. Children can enjoy designing prayer flags and learning about growing food in harmony with the environment with Slow Food Lake Tahoe and Project MANA. Both youth and adults can make origami lotus flowers and discover movements alongside Falun Gong practitioners as well as decorate T-shirts with the Family Resource Center.Along with the activities, expect unforgettable stage performances. The Peace Day schedule includes the following along with special guest speakers and hourly reading of a community peace poem that will be created by all attendees. Visit for the most up to date schedule including last minute time changes.4 p.m. ZIVA4:20 p.m. Welcome by For Goodness Sake Director Andy Hill4:30 p.m. Music by Angelika 4:50 p.m. Collabrative Peace Poem reading with Tangled Roots Writing5 p.m. Original song about Peace by Colleen Jackson5:20 p.m. Chris Spheeris6 p.m. SELLS Chorus6:10 p.m. Performance by Inner Rhythms Dance Company6:20 p.m. Glenshire Chorus sings peace song6:30 p.m. Edie Lott on Fair Trade and Peace6:40 p.m. Emily Tessemer Band performs7:30 p.m. Peace song FINALE featuring the Round Dance with Mountain Eagle8 p.m. Reflection on Peace andamp;#8212; a Drum Circle with Laurie MartinFor details and sponsorship opportunities, visit or call 530-550-8981.andamp;#8212; Submitted to

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