October at the RSIC

According to time&date.com, in ancient times, it was common to track the changing seasons by following and measuring the moon’s revolution or a lunar month rather than the solar year.

For millennia, Native American tribes named the months after features they associated with the Northern Hemisphere seasons, and many of these names are very similar or identical.

This year, the Old Farmer’s Almanac says that the Oct. 5 Full Moon, will also be a Harvest Moon because it is the full moon closest to the Northern Hemisphere’s autumnal equinox.

Around the Harvest Moon, the moonrise happens soon after sunset for several evenings in a row, which traditionally allowed farmers to have much more light to finish their harvest.

The birthstone for October is the opal and it is said that the opal will crack if it is worn by someone who was not born in October.

2 MONDAY
Senior Advisory Committee meeting, Senior Center, 10 a.m.
Education Advisory Committee meeting, Education Conference Room, Noon
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Enrollment Advisory Committee meeting, Enrollment Office, 5:30 p.m.
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
3 TUESDAY
Elder Aquacize, 55-years+, Alf Sorensen, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Drug Endangered Children Information Evening, 34 Reservation Rd., 5:30 p.m.
4 WEDNESDAY
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 12:15 p.m.
Senior Numa (Paiute) Language Class, RSIC Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spinning With Michelle, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Law & Order Committee, Tribal Court, 6 p.m.
5 THURSDAY
Elder Hot Springs, Carson Hot Spring, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Zombie Paintball, Andelin Farm, 6 p.m.
6 FRIDAY
Native Art Classes, RSTHC Behavioral Health, 9 a.m.
Tai Chi with Christian, 3NWC, Noon
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spartan Training, 3NWC, 5 p.m.
9 MONDAY
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
10 TUESDAY
Elder Aquacize, 55-years+, Alf Sorensen, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 9 a.m.
Chair Volleyball, Reno Gym, 10 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
11 WEDNESDAY
Operation Take Your Best Shot, RSTHC, 1 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 12:15 p.m.
Senior Numa (Paiute) Language Class, RSIC Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spinning With Michelle, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Tribal Council Meeting, Hungry Valley Rec Center., 6 p.m.
12 THURSDAY
Elder Hot Springs, Carson Hot Spring, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
13 FRIDAY
Native Art Classes, RSTHC Behavioral Health, 9 a.m.
Fall Fest Craft Fair, RSIC Gym, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tai Chi with Christian, 3NWC, Noon
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spartan Training, 3NWC, 5 p.m.
14 SATURDAY
Family Health Fair, Anderson Park, 10 a.m.
Fall Fest Craft Fair, RSIC Gym, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
15 SUNDAY
Name, Address Changes Due for Christmas Distribution, Enrollment Dept.
16 MONDAY
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Executive Health Board meeting, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
17 TUESDAY
Commodity Distribution, Senior Center, 8 a.m.
Elder Aquacize, 55-years+, Alf Sorensen, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Candidates Night, 34 Multipurpose Room, 6 p.m.
18 WEDNESDAY
Free Mammograms, RSTHC Parking Lot, 8 a.m.
Balancing Your Life & Diabetes Group Education, RSTHC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 12:15 p.m.
Senior Numa (Paiute) Language Class, RSIC Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Pumpkin Patch, Andelin Farm, 5-7:3 p.m.
Spinning With Michelle, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
19 THURSDAY
Elder Hot Springs, Carson Hot Spring, 9 a.m.
Hungry Valley Head Start Halloween Parade, 10 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Candidates Night, Hungry Valley Recreation Center, 6 p.m.
20 FRIDAY
Native Art Classes, RSTHC Behavioral Health, 9 a.m.
Tai Chi with Christian, 3NWC, Noon
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spartan Training, 3NWC, 5 p.m.
23 MONDAY
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
Housing Advisory Board Meeting, Hungry Valley Recreation Center, 6 p.m.
24 TUESDAY
Elder Aquacize, 55-years+, Alf Sorensen, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Halloween Community Celebration, Hungry Valley
25 WEDNESDAY
Reno Head Start Halloween Parade, 10 a.m.
Balancing Your Life & Diabetes Group Education, RSTHC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 12:15 p.m.
Senior Numa (Paiute) Language Class, RSIC Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Spinning With Michelle, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Economic Development Meeting, Hungry Valley Rec Center, 6 p.m.
26 THURSDAY
Elder Hot Springs, Carson Hot Spring, 9 a.m.
Yoga, 3NWC, 12:10 p.m.
Cardio Kickboxing, 3NWC, 5:30 p.m.
Halloween Community Celebration, Reno
27 FRIDAY
Nevada Day, RSIC Administration Offices Closed
28 SATURDAY
Nevada Day Parade, Carson City, 10 a.m.
30 MONDAY
Fit For Life, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.
Honoring the Gift of Heart Health, RSTHC, 5:30 p.m.
31 TUESDAY
Elder Aquacize, 55-years+, Alf Sorensen, 1400 Baring Blvd., Sparks, 9 a.m.
Chair-Based Yoga, Senior Center, 12:30 p.m.