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Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Kick nicotine workshop continues

The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207. Meetings held Monday evenings.

Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Kinesiotape certification training

Dr. Barry Triestman’s office, part 1 and 2, July 19-20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 5 daily. You may have noticed that colorful stuff circling the legs of professional athletes in the Olympic games, NFL, NBA, PGA and others. It’s Kinesio tape, applied over muscles, ligaments and tendons to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles and to support and retrain muscles and movement patterns. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion. Kinesio tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems.

For additional info about the training call 530-550-1688 or visit

Musikgarten sign-ups open

Sign up now for the popular Musikgarten Series at the Family Resource Center of Truckee with beloved musician and educator Rita Whitaker Haun, nominated for the Truckee Hometown Sears/Sierra Sun “Teacher of the Year.” Classes offered for infants, toddlers and preschoolers beginning July 21. For more info contact FRCoT at 530-587-2513 or email

Hit the MF American with IRIE and High Fives

The High Fives Foundation is excited to work with IRIE Rafting Co. to present High Fives Hits the Middle Fork on Friday, July 25. High Fives has worked with IRIE the past few years to host the CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip. This year both parties decided to ramp things up and take a crew to the Class IV-V Middle Fork American River. The discounted trip will cost just $99 with proceeds benefiting the CR Johnson Healing Center. Meet at The Rock, 7 a.m., IRIE Rafting Co., 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 103, Truckee. Interested parties can sign up at or call 530-582-4900.

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Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit

Acupuncture Happy Hour

Truckee acupuncturist Kaila Cruttenden, owner of Elemental Back & Body, will host an acupuncture happy hour Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20 minute auricular acupuncture designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Unit E in Truckee. Cost is $20. for information email or call 530-582-0500.

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