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North Lake Tahoe 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 100-150 words.

Free lecture, food tasting

Learn how you can support your health and reduce your risk of colorectal cancer by joining Tahoe Forest Health System for a free lecture and food tasting on Friday, March 21 at noon in the Community Room at Incline Village Community Hospital, or Monday, March 24 at 5:30 p.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room at Tahoe Forest Hospital. Dr. Charles Zipkin, MD, and Betsy Taylor, RD, will share the benefits of screening and prevention with cooking tips and delicious cancer prevention foods.

CrossFit honors fallen hero

CrossFit Avalanche and Crossfit Blizzard held a workout fundraiser in honor of Truckee’s fallen Naval officer Brian Collins. The community came together to show their support with dozens of attendees turning out to raise a generous contribution, which has been donated to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe.

Brian Collins’ name will join others on the HSTT’s new animal shelter lobby Heroes wall, signifying his love of animals and a generous contribution donated in his name.

Tahoe Truckee residents and supporters of the HSTT are encouraged to consider making a contribution in remembrance of a beloved family member or pet. Gifts will go directly toward helping homeless animals.

Squaw Valley Prom raises $30,000

More than 1,000 attendees enjoyed a world-class music line-up at the party of the year on Saturday, Feb. 22, benefiting the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and CHARITYSMITH. This year’s event featured entertainment, a chance to be in a GoPro video edit, a Bigtruck Headwear “Sew on Site” store, a Bending Branch photo booth — all in an elegant setting produced by Crux Events.

The High Fives Foundation has assisted 56 athletes from 18 states in eight respective funding categories: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude). Visit CHARITYSMITH has set up more than 100 memorial funds toward scholarships, grants and support community projects. Visit

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.

Sierra Conscious Dance

A collective of DJ’s and dance facilitators offer intentional dance for authentic and creative expression. Conscious dance develops a direct body-spirit connection. Let your body be your guide and teacher. No dance experience or partner necessary.

This is a drug-alcohol free environment without observers or conversation, where dancers feel safe to explore their boundaries. A variety of experiences during the dance may be a fun workout, a good connection with other people, release of stress and tension, an overall sense of well-being, insights or revelations about personal issues, opening of the heart, transcendental experiences, and a feeling of ecstasy and divine oneness. Dance barefoot in loose clothing.

Every Friday 7-9 p.m. at InnerRythms Dance Centre in Truckee. Every Sunday 5:30-7:30 p.m. at The River School Farm in Reno. Visit

Truckee Jazzercise

Join a fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout that combines dance based cardio, strength training, and stretching. All routines are choreographed to today’s popular music … start dancing yourself fit today! Classes are held Monday through Saturday from 9-10 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center in Truckee.

New student offer: First month $35 with two additional weeks free. Please mention you saw it in the Sierra Sun! Drop in cost is $10.

For more information call Karen Aulwurm at 925-286-5316.

Volunteer with Disabled Sports

Disable Sports Far West USA is looking for energetic, outgoing people to be on their special events team. Disabled Sports’ programs provide breakthrough moments and opportunities for success for people with disabilities. Opportunities running through April 5, including preparing for the Ability BASH auction and banquet at Squaw Valley on April 4, Wild Winter Wednesdays, Aloha Tuesdays at Jake’s on the Lake, and Fish Taco Night at Sunnyside Resort.

Contact Mary Roll at 530-581-4161, ext. 205,

Be the act of kindness

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, in conjunction with the North Tahoe Family Resource Center of Kings Beach, will join together to give back to the community and is asking for donations for those who are less fortunate.

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate will accept clothing, food, financial contributions and grocery/gift cards at both Tahoe City and Truckee offices through May 8, 2014. No donation is too small. Be the change you want to see in the world!

For more information contact Lexie Poulsen at 530-583-4004. Donation drop off locations: Truckee BHG Office, 10044 Donner Pass Road, No. 101, next to Bar of America in downtown Truckee; Tahoe City BHG, 950 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 12, next to Coffee Connexion in Tahoe City.

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