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Nevada celebrates Sesquicentennial with August event lineup

Many celebrations are scheduled throughout the Silver State in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and help bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 15 through Aug. 31.

Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War”

Event Date: 
August 25, 2014 (All day)

Douglas County is hosting the Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” arts and humanities exhibition as part of a special Nevada Sesquicentennial tour sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services (NDVS). The exhibit will be on display at the Minden Inn August 25-September 12, 2014 and is free and open to the public. Viewing hours will be Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays (August 28, Sept. 4 and Sept.

Always Lost War Exhibit Comes to Douglas County

Douglas County is hosting the Western Nevada College “Always Lost: A Meditation on War” arts and humanities exhibition as part of a special Nevada Sesquicentennial tour sponsored by the Nevada Department of Veterans Services.

What Works: Not all who wander are lost

I spent last Saturday and Sunday at Wanderlust, an amazing yoga, music, and meditation festival held at Squaw Valley each year. I feel blessed to live in Carson City and able to access festivals like this. People fly in from all over the nation to attend Wanderlust and I get to drive up and bliss out during the day and then sleep in my own comfy bed at night.

Going to this festival each year always adds tools to my toolkit, which I give freely to my clients and to you, my dear readers, today.

Here are the top ten things I learned at Wanderlust Squaw Valley this year.

Nevada 150 celebrates statehood with events through July

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of July. These Nevada 150 celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held July 18 through July 31.

What Works: Rolling with the cycles of life and business

If you haven’t noticed by now, I love quotes. This weekend, I ran across this one by Walt Whitman. “Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.” It reminds me that life is cyclical and when the low cycles hit, we need to ask ourselves what we can learn from them to move forward.

Carson City couple invests $100,000 for WNC construction management faculty chair position

Making Western Nevada College the best educational experience possible for students brings pleasure to Rob and Dorothy Ramsdell. Over the past 15 years, the Carson City couple has been instrumental in improving programs, facilities, equipment and students’ educational opportunities at WNC.

Their unwavering generosity and support of WNC recently touched the college’s Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Construction Management program when they made a lead gift of $100,000 for the an endowed faculty chair position.

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Announces June Caregiver Schedule

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health announces its June schedule for the “Lunch & Learn” weekly education series broadcasted live from Las Vegas. The program is designed for family and professional caregivers, featuring topics of interest to those who care for individuals with ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, Parkinson’s, dementia and other neurocognitive disorders.

Nevada and WNC’s gift to nation, the dead and our vets

“Four thousand faces of American military who had perished in Iraq stared at me,” said former Western Nevada College professor Don Carlson. “I realized that this war has been perhaps one of the most impersonal wars the U.S. ever fought.”

In 2008, the army veteran saw a Roster of the Dead, then totaling 4,000. He explains that with the all-volunteer military, more than in any previous war, the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have been remote to the vast majority of Americans. Impersonal.

A Gentle Blend of Yoga and Meditation

Event Date: 
September 10, 2013 - 5:45pm

Yoga Nidra Meditation is an experience in tranquility and Deep Relaxation. A combination of Light Yoga stretches, Breathing Techniques and Guided Meditation all designed to guide you gently into deeper states of consciousness where healing and rejuvenation of mind, body and spirit take place effortlessly.

Held in Serenity Studio in Carson City where art and nature blend with spiritual consciousness. Serenity Studio specializes in small personalized classes to support your individual needs. No experience necessary. $10 class fee.

Grand Opening of Serenity Meditation Studio in Carson City

Event Date: 
August 18, 2013 - 5:00pm

Serenity Meditation Studio in Carson City is a way for me to give back to the community. As a Registered Nurse I see first hand the many problems that our current Physical and Mental Health Care Systems face.

I believe that each of us has a responsibility to be a part of the solution to our Health Care Crisis. Our lives today are so fragmented and full of non stop go, go, go and stress, stress, stress that we have forgotten what it's like to just relax and breath and enjoy the moment.

Sierra Nevada Holistic Services Grand Opening

Event Date: 
August 14, 2013 - 5:30pm

Please come celebrate with us as we officially present Sierra Nevada Holistic Services to Northern Nevada. We are a small but growing holistic health center that currently offers multiple therapeutic massage modalities and treatments, aromatherapy and essential oil blends/products for personal use, energy work such as chakra balancing and Reiki/Shambhalla, meditation classes and private sessions, natural health classes, traditional Thai treatments of cupping or scrapping, and a amethyst crystal BioMat for its healing and relaxing properties.

Regional authors, instructors featured at Ventana Sierra conference in Carson City

The Sierra region’s own literary stars will be shining at the Ventana Sierra Advanced Writing Workshop Friday-Sunday, June 14-16, at Western Nevada College in Carson City.

New York Times bestselling author Ellen Hopkins is the keynote speaker and the architect of the event, designed to help writers of all genres and skill levels to be successful. All proceeds benefit Ventana Sierra Youth Housing and Resource Initiative, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit foundation created by Hopkins to provide housing and resources to local youth.

Western Nevada College to graduate its largest class Monday

CARSON CITY — For the fourth consecutive year, Western Nevada College will graduate its largest class in history. The class of 2013 is 505 students strong, with 530 degrees and certificates being issued.

Four students will receive Bachelor of Technology degrees in construction management, and three students will graduate with bachelor’s degrees as part of WNC’s teacher preparation partnership with Nevada State College. The graduates span 60 years, from the youngest at age 17 and the eldest at 77.

Hopelessly trying to win an earthquake

I publicly wept when they looked at me. More than 6,500 young men and women fed into the meat grinder since 9/11.

Come prepared to cry when you stare into the faces of the snuffed. "Always Lost: A meditation on war" plays at the Nevada Legislature through May 3.

The name comes from Gertrude Stein who once opined that "war is never fatal but always lost." I could not disagree more with the former.

Local exhibit honors U.S. military veterans

It's wall that will stop you in your tracks. The Fallen heroes in Iraq and Afghanistan have been immortalized in a traveling exhibit that started in Carson City. It's called 'Always Lost: A Meditation on War,' and the goal is to bring an impersonal war back home. Western Nevada College is making a national effort to help us remember those heroes.

'Always Lost: A Meditation on War' exhibit honored at Nevada Legislature

“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” has returned home to Carson City and was given full honors Wednesday at the Nevada Legislature.

Western Nevada College’s acclaimed creative writing/photographic exhibition about the costs of war will be on display in the Nevada Legislative Building’s second-floor atrium weekdays through May 3.

Always Lost: A Meditation on War

Tony Mariskanish, with the Nevada Legislature, installs the "Always Lost: A Meditation on War" art and humanities exhibition at the Legislative Building on Friday. An opening ceremony will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 1 p.m. in the second floor atrium. The ceremony is free and open to the public and the exhibit will be open at the Legislature until May 3.
Photo by Cathleen Allison/Nevada Photo Source

Acclaimed WNC Exhibit ‘Always Lost, A Meditation on War’ Coming Home To Show at Nevada Legislature

“Always Lost: A Meditation on War” is returning to its roots. Western Nevada College’s acclaimed creative writing/photographic exhibition about the costs of war will be on display in the Nevada Legislative Building’s second-floor atrium on weekdays, April 17 to May 3.

Meditation & Healing Classes Begin Sat., April 6

Event Date: 
April 6, 2013 (All day)

Find in a calmer, more relaxed state of mind. Learn how to own your space and not be overwhelmed by outside interference. Join our RPI meditation or healing class this Sat., at 3 p.m. at the Center for Spirtual Living (1927 N. Carson Street., Carson City) Pre-register by calling the Reno Psychic Insititue at 775-324-2872.
Free healings begin at 2 p.m.

Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts offers Meditation 'Retreat'

Event Date: 
April 8, 2013 - 5:30pm

Crimson Moon Intuitive Arts
1301 South Carson Street
Carson City, Nevada 89701

North Lake Tahoe Wanderlust Festival lineup announced

North Lake Tahoe announced today that the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to the picturesque setting of Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

WNC veterans exhibit arrives at Wisconsin college

The Western Nevada College exhibit "Always Lost: A Meditation on War" continues to travel the country, now with a stop at Wisconsin's Mount Mary College.
Marilee Swirczek, Emeritus Professor of English at Western Nevada College notes the exhibit at the college and an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Support Nevada’s Gift to the Nation

I wanted nothing to do with Western Nevada College’s Always Lost: A Meditation on War project when English professor Marilee Swirczek presented the idea in 2009 of personalizing the Iraq/Afghanistan Wars through literary work, combat photos, and a wall displaying the faces of U.S. military war dead since Sept. 11, 2001.

Capital City Reads: A Thousand Splendid Suns

Event Date: 
April 9, 2012 (All day)


Contact: Andrea Moore
900 N. Roop St
775.887.2244 x 1019

Capital City Reads: A Thousand Splendid Suns

CARSON CITY, NEVADA-The Carson City Library would like to invite the entire community to participate in a citywide reading initiative to discuss the timely, and powerful message found in Khaled Hosseini’s best seller, A Thousand Splendid Suns.

Dharma Zephyr Meditation Group

Event Date: 
January 9, 2012 - 5:30pm

Meditation meetings weekly on Mondays at 5:30 and 7:00pm and Wednesdays at 6:30pm. Beginning instruction is given the first Monday every month at the 7pm meeting, and at any meeting if needed. Check out DharmaZephyr.org for more information.

21st Annual Women's Wellness Week at Tahoe's Granlibakken

As part of Granlibakken’s commitment to health & wellness, the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend – a long standing community event previously coordinated by the Tahoe Forest Hospital - will now be hosted by Granlibakken, Nov. 12-13, 2011. The event fuses Eastern tradition with Western practices to offer a balanced weekend interactive clinics on skin screenings, body/muscle testing; inspirational and informative seminars on health, nutrition, aging; recreational activities along with food and wine.

Reflections on 8th Burning Man visit

By Sam Bauman
First time I went to Burning Man on the Black Rock playa, I slept in my SUV. Not bad but second and third it was in my tent, a very gritty and uncomfortable week. Fourth I weaseled my way into a friend's a fold-out trailer, which was better. But from then on I teamed up with a retired airline pilot, who had a nice 27-foot Winnebago. Four of us the first three times, just two the last.

Commentary by Eugene Paslov: Always Lost: A Meditation On War

The "Always Lost" exhibit is the brainchild of Western Nevada College educators Marilee Swirczek, Don Carlson and Kevin Burns, plus class members from Swirczek's creative writing class. Other North...


July 2, 2011 For further information contact:
Mike Tittinger, m.tittinger@gmail.com, 310-663-4163
(or) John Wood, johnrobertwood@gmail.com, 805-280-6895

Ten years after his young wife died following a failed heart transplant, an adventurous newspaper editor is taking the long route back to his late wife’s final resting place — by walking clear across the country.
He is expected to walk through Carson City this Monday, July 4.

Lake Tahoe's Valhalla Arts, Music and Theater Festival gets spicy, funky and downright funny

LAKE TAHOE — Visitors and locals alike can head to the shoreline of the Tallac Historic Site for some of the area’s most unique and diverse entertainment. The Valhalla Arts, Music, and Theatre Festival is bringing down the house with its July line-up and it’s sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

WNC extends 'Meditation on War' exhibit

Western Nevada College's exhibit exploring the themes of war and conflict has been so popular, organizers have decided to extend the show into next month.

Commentary: What is the sound of one family's hunger?

A Zen Buddhist teacher's question, "What is the sound of one hand clapping," is meant to be enigmatic. The answer from a Zen student is individual and can only be contemplated after deep meditation and pondered within the routine...

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