North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

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 100-175 words.

Tahoe Backcountry Women kick off party

Nov. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Alpenglow Sports, Tahoe City, slide show and season kick off party. This slide show is a look into women’s backcountry adventures from multiple perspectives and locales. Get ideas about where you’d like to adventure as women share their backcountry experiences to inspire and motivate you to get out into the backcountry this season. There will be food, drinks, and raffle prizes celebrating the coming of winter. Future events and organization updates will also be announced. Tahoe Backcountry Women’s mission is to gather together to ski, share stories, experiences, and education about backcountry skiing. All ages and abilities welcome. Contact with questions.

Pamper yourself at fundraiser

Jenna Colburn has recently been diagnosed with brain cancer and currently is undergoing treatment. Her friends and the community will throw a fundraiser to help the Colburn family with medical bills and expenses, Sunday, Nov. 17, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at Glow, 10320 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. The salon will offer haircuts, $20; spray tan, $20; facial waxing and brow tinting $10-$20; chair massage, $1/minute; and Silpada jewelry for holiday gifts. There will be refreshments and baked goods. No appointments necessary, drop on in and spend an hour or the day. If you would prefer to give a donation: Bank of the West, 11202 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 for the Jenna Colburn Fund, account number 032455576. Contact Lisa at 530-917-4537 or Cindi at 530-412-3555. Visit for more information.

Parent Talk

You are invited to the Community House for a “Bullying and Cyber-Bullying” parent talk presented by Tahoe SAFE Alliance on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Community House, located at 8321 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach.

Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Sign-Ups

Online sign-ups for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club youth girls’ teams will be through Nov. 22. Registration will automatically close when each age-group is full. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club will offer teams in the 18-and-under (11th-12th grade), 16-and-under (ninth-10th grade), 14-and-under (seventh-eighth grade), and 12-and-under (sixth grade and below) age-groups. Player assignments will be determined through age-group practices on Dec. 11-12, based on performance, work ethic, attitude, positional needs, and preferences. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club is a nonprofit youth sports organization that specializes in training and competitive play for girls’ volleyball. The club is affiliated and has background checks with USA Volleyball, AAU and Jackson Sports Academy. The club welcomes players from all schools and communities including Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Reno, and beyond. Team members attend two practices per week from January through May at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee. Based on the age-group schedules, teams compete in regional and national level competitions. Visit, e-mail, or call 530-448-0519.

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, 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.

Qi Gong for health

Worried about winter colds and other ailments? Scientific studies show the practice of Qi Gong (Tai Chi) strengthens the immune system and reduces the incidence of ailments such as colds. Stressed from work, schlepping kids to endless activities and the general spin of life? The deep breathing coordinated with slow and gentle movements and overall meditative nature of Qi Gong creates a sense of relaxed “easefullness,” and has been shown to decrease hypertension. Smiling and vigorous laughter immediately raises the level of our energy, strengthens the immune response and lightens up our outlook on life. Qi Gong practice includes these behaviors throughout. In general, the practice is such that it can be accomplished regardless of physical condition, restrictions and while sitting if necessary. This ancient practice increases our sense of well-being, raises our physical and mental energy and enhances our overall health.

Summer classes were very popular. They will continue throughout the winter, with a 9 a.m. Tuesday class at Truckee Community Recreation Center and a Thursday class at 10 a.m., at the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments. Drop-ins are welcome. Call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.

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