3,177 nickels -- and still counting
shoppers at the Los Gatos Whole Foods Market have donated over $158 in nickels to PlaneTree
for each reusable shopping bag they brought to the store, filled, and took back home.
As you may remember, the "Nickels for
Nonprofits" program at the Los Gatos store will be sponsoring
PlaneTree through the first quarter of 2009. If you shop there, please
bring bags in with you. Then be sure to let the check-out clerk know you
want your savings donated to this library.
Two good deeds with one act. What a bargain!
PlaneTree Book Club News
The response to this new library activity has been terrific.
an M.F.T. intern at the Process Therapy Institute, initiated
and leads our monthly sessions. Mary begins with a distillation of the
month's selection, which is helpful both for those who have read the entire book and those who haven't. Her thoughtful guidance has generated discussions with lots
of laughter and reflection.
You're invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 7 when we share our thoughts about The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment. Written by Eckhart Tolle in 1997, word of mouth carried it
to the top of the New York Times bestseller list five years later.
Please let us know if you will attend (408-358-5667), so we will have enough light
refreshments for everyone.
Free Online Show about Parkinson's Disease
A recent edition of the TV program Frontline focused on Parkinson's disease. If you missed this research-filled, one-hour documentary when it aired on KQED-TV last week, you can watch it for free online.
The "Me" of the title is Dave Iverson, whose name may be familiar to
listeners and viewers of KQED programming. His personal and family story is educational and very touching. The program also includes a fascinating interview with Michael J. Fox.