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Since 2010 Tahoe-Truckee has collected and disposed of more than 784 pounds of prescription medications to help prevent youth drug abuse and the contamination of waterways. Drop off your unneeded or expired medications safely, conveniently and confidentially at the free Rx Medication Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Gateway Shopping Center Truckee, in front of Safeway and The Old Fire Station in Tahoe City, 300 North Lake Blvd. (above Common’s Beach). Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect our community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends.
A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD (Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence) Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Placer and Nevada County Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Safeway Stores, water quality and waste management, town of Truckee, and the DEA.
For more information on our free Rx Medication Take Back Day visit www.ttfwdd.com.
Kickbox community day
The first Monday of every month is now Kickbox community day, with two classes offered for a $5 drop-in fee. Classes are located at Performance Training Center in Truckee, visit www.performancetruckee.com. Join cardio kickbox at 7:30 a.m. and contact kickbox (kickboxing on the heavy bag) at 6:30 p.m. Visit ww.tahoemountainmartialartsandyoga.com or call/text 530-412-3548.
Celiac disease and gluten free living support group
Led by Betsy Taylor, registered dietitian. Learn about healthy ways to be gluten free, and how to navigate safely in your eating experiences! Share your gluten-free journey, and support others who are new to this lifelong eating commitment. Group meets once a month at 5:15 p.m., the last Monday of each month, Oct. 28 and Nov. 25, with a break in December during the holidays. This support group is offered free of charge. Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. For more information, please call 530-587-3769.
Patient and family support volunteers needed
Tahoe Forest Hospice is offering a volunteer training Nov. 5 and 6 for hospice patient and family support volunteers to help patients and families who live in Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and the Sierra Valley. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community. Provide companionship and friendship; provide a break (respite) for caregivers; run errands and shopping; other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals; all with flexible hours. Training is a combination of online and in-person training at the Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Center. The training is a total of 20 to 25 hours. There is no charge. For details contact Val Sutter, volunteer coordinator at 530-582-3534 or email@example.com.
Nevada County flu shots
Nevada County Public Health Department will offer flu shots for a cost of $15 in Truckee. Children, Nov. 7, and Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m. at the Nevada County Joseph Center, Donner Room, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Adults starting Oct. 9, every Wednesday by appointment only, 10 a.m.-noon. Visit www.mynevadacounty.com.
Lake Tahoe Women Wellness Weekend
Hosted by Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, Nov. 9-10, cost $109. Granlibakken Resort will host the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), Nov. 9 and 10. This long-loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on weight management, plastic surgery, addiction, common nutrient deficiencies and more. The event starts on Saturday with an optional yoga class (7 a.m.) and ends with a Zumba Party (4 p.m.) on Sunday. WWW is $109, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Visit www.granlibakken.com for more details and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
Acupuncture happy hour
Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30-minute consultation for new patients is recommended. Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself. Also, enjoy drop in massage available with Alison King, CMT, cost is $1 per minute for 10-30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy, every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.
Join Slow Food
Slow Food USA members are the lifeblood of its organization, providing the necessary financial support to power the organization’s devotion to living slow and making “good, clean and fair food for all” a reality. Slow Food membership allows its members to connect with like-minded people. Slow Food members receive special invitations and discounts to local, national and international events. Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s offers annual workshops on canning, backyard chicken raising, and homebrewing along with a High Sierra Edible Garden Tour, Cooking Outside the Box (community supported agriculture-inspired dinner and cooking demo) and live local Chefs’ Challenge. Slow Food members receive the Food News email digest, highlighting the week’s top stories in food and farming and will receive the new Slow Food print magazine starting in April 2014. Slow Food members receive access to special members-only content, including interviews with food movement happening in the Slow Food movement locally, nationally and internationally insiders and seasonal recipes from food personalities across the country. Join Slow Food at www.slowfoodlaketahoe.org and click on the red “become a member” button on the home page.