Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee |

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.

“When the Iron Bird Flies” movie and discussion

Friday, March 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

For Goodness Sake and Truckee Tara Mandala Sangha will present a screening of “When the Iron Bird Flies” in anticipation of Lama Tsultrim Allione’s upcoming visit and teaching on April 9 at the Cedar House Sport Hotel. This up-close and personal journey follows the path of a great spiritual tradition, from the caves of Tibet to the mainstream of Western culture. The film tackles provocative exchanges between Buddhist practitioners and scholars and Western scientists, psychologists, and educators. Lama Tsultrim Allione is one of the leaders at the forefront of the emergence of Buddhism in the West. Call 530-550-8981 to register. Learn more at

Military Adaptive Winter Sports Camp, Ability Bash

Disabled Sports USA Far West announces Ability Celebration honoring injured military service men and women in North Lake Tahoe April 1-5. Disabled Sports hosts 20 wounded warriors and their guests for a week-long camp of adaptive skiing and snowboarding to support their therapy and reintegration into the community.

The 20th Annual Ability Bash Fundraiser will be held Friday April 4, Squaw Valley Conference Center (formerly the Olympic Village Inn). Dinner, dance and silent auction. An evening of celebration and tribute to these Service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Ability Challenge “FUN”draiser, Saturday, April 5 at Squaw Valley. The Ability Challenge is a social campaign building support for Disabled Sports USA Far West. Register your team today and get a day of skiing or riding at Squaw Valley to celebrate your success in raising $200 and more for Disabled Sports. Challenge team also gets lunch and a rockin’ après ski party. For every “mountain challenge” your team completes, receive a raffle ticket for prizes like skis and snowboards.

With over 90 chapters serving more than 60,000 people nationwide, Disabled Sports USA is the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization. Visit

Two new classes at Tahoe Yoga Institute

This month enjoy two new offerings at Tahoe Yoga Institute in Tahoe City: Lyengar Level 1-2 on Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., with Deborah Lapkin and Core Fusion on Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. with Madona Casini. Iyengar yoga focuses on technique, precision and alignment. Lapkin has been a fully certified Lyengar teacher since 2009, and has been practicing yoga since 1998. Casini is the owner of Tahoe Yoga Institute and is a trained fitness and Pilates instructor. Her Core Fusion is a Pilates core-based workout combined with gentle stretching and yoga followed by the use of rollers. Both classes can cater to all levels of flexibility and strength. Cost is $15 drop-in, with membership specials available. Tahoe Yoga Institute, 475 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 251, Tahoe City. Call 530-581-1005 or visit


Trails under the KT-22 Chairlift will be abuzz with philanthropic-minded skiers and riders on Monday, March 31, at Squaw Valley. The SKINNY Ski-A-Thon will benefit the High Fives Foundation at Squaw Valley

Participants will complete as many laps as possible on the KT-22 Chairlift on “skinny” skis with a waist of 70 millimeters or less. This event, presented by Arcade Belt Co., is a coordinated campaign to increase the reach of the High Fives Foundation. The SKINNY Ski-A-Thon is designed for all involved to have fun and enjoy the outdoors while raising money for each completed lap as well as flat donations in the name of philanthropy.

In addition to the great prizing for participants in the SKINNY Ski-A-Thon from supporters such as GoPro, K2, Smith Optics, POC and FlyLow Gear, there will be pizza from Fireside Pizza Co., Zico Coconut Water, as well as samples from Cabot Cheese, Vermont Peanut Butter and popchips. Additionally, everyone who raises $1 (or more) will go home with a limited edition SKINNY Ski-A-Thon event T-shirt.

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Sign up for girls softball, volunteer

Girls softball, a program for second through ninth-grade girls hosted by the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District, starts April 7t. Sign-up now at the Community Recreation Center at 8924 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Registration is $75 for the season. Volunteer coaches needed.

Spring break lifeguard certification class

With summer employment openings around the corner, a lifeguard certification is the first step in securing a sun-filled summer job. The Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) is pleased to offer the only American Red Cross lifeguard class in the area that also teaches first-aid training, oxygen administration and waterfront skills. With this extra training, lifeguards gain the confidence and skills to work responsibly at lakefronts and community pools.

Classes run during spring break from March 31-April 5 at 11725 Donner Pass Road (behind the Tahoe-Truckee High School). Cost is $220. Must be 15 years of age and able to swim 550 yards on first day of class. Contact Amanda at 530-582-2361. To register, call 530-582-7720.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Peter Grubb Hut Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, April 26. From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn right and go up the road until you reach the gate where you can park. It is also the “Castle Peak” trail head. Don’t forget the snowshoes — just in case! For more info call 530-550-5192. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures.

Prescription Drug Take-back Day

April 26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center, 11290 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and “Old” Tahoe City Fire Station, 300 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Free medication take back day. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously, at this event. (Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles). Help protect the water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. If you can’t make this event, utilize permanent Rx Drug Bins located at the Truckee Police Department and Placer County Sherrif Office, Tahoe Station, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD 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.

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