North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe 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.

Jazzercise new student special

Two free weeks for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music and all ages are welcome. Get great results at friendly classes at the lake front North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.

For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.

Endurance Snowshoe Hike

Beginning Jan. 4, all Saturdays through March, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Start with a hot buffet breakfast at Stella restaurant then head to Donner Summit. Tahoe Trips and Trails will provide snowshoes, poles and knowledgeable guides who will share Donner Pass area history. Breakfast, handcrafted snacks, hot beverages and guides included. Cost is $80 per person, call 530-587-2251 or visit

Kick Nicotine workshop series

Begins Monday, Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m. Series of six workshops, once a week, Mondays. Drop-ins welcome.

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. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, licensed behavioral health clinician, at 530-582-8207.

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

Join the American Red Cross

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and give back to your local community? Become a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Join the monthly meeting and find out how you can become part of the Red Cross team. The next meeting will be held at the Truckee Airport on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Contact Emergency Services Coordinator Tami Martin at 916-709-3416 or for information.

Join Slow Food Lake Tahoe for a Holistic Nutrition Series

Every Sunday in January 2014, 2-3:30 p.m., Stephanie Dodds from will teach a free class about sustainable and holistic nutrition in the Wanderlust Yoga studio at Squaw Valley. Learn about eating for health principles, lean proteins and clean fats, colorful complex carbohydrates, and sustainable nutrition based on the Bauman College principles. There will be a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe taught at each class, with samples. Register for classes by emailing Raw Chef Steph at with desired dates of attendance. Register and attend all four classes to be entered to win prizes. Class is free, however a $5 donation is appreciated and contributed to Slow Food Lake Tahoe.

Join Slow Food at Click on the red “become a member” button on the home page.

Dream Home tours volunteers needed

The Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation is proud to be the official charity of for the 2014 HGTV Dream Home at Schaffer’s Mill in Truckee.

Volunteer docents are needed for the HGTV Dream Home tours Jan. 2-Feb. 16.

Funds from ticket sales support the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood and its mission to fund community wellness in the Truckee/Tahoe region. The Wellness Neighborhood partners with community based organizations to increase access to local healthcare services. They also focus on important health care issues to optimize our community’s health through outreach.

Please go to to sign up.

‘Better Than Sex

The Ecstatic Art Of Awakening Coaching’

Friday, Jan. 10, 6-9 p.m., For Goodness Sake.

Ardagh’s latest book, “Better than Sex,” describes the ecstatic art of awakening coaching: how anyone can become a support to anyone else in discovering the Open Secret that is an infinite source of stillness, wellbeing and creativity, and bring it forth in every area of their life. Millions of people are having glimpses of who they really are: beyond the endless machinations of thought and reactive feeling. Such a moment of “awakening” changes everything, and unleashes a wellspring of energy, humor and love.

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Please call 530-550-8981 or e-mail to register.

Junior Biathlon program and clinics

In the spirit of this Olympic year, Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center is offering a new Junior Biathlon program led by former U.S. biathlon team member Tom McElroy for children in second through eighth grade.

Children will be coached to improve skiing skills and learn marksmanship and gun safety using specially designed, 100-percent safe, laser biathlon rifles. There will be eight after-school lessons held on Tuesdays, Jan. 14-March, 3:45-5 p.m. Participants must have basic ski handling skills. The cost of the program is $120.

Tahoe Donner will also offer new biathlon clinics for adults and children. After range instruction and a brief history participants will ski or snowshoe a short loop and then practice their shooting skills with an elevated heart rate. This is a 1.5-hour clinic from 10-11:30 a.m. for ages 13 and older or 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m. for juniors ages 7-12. Cost $30; trail pass required. The clinics will be held Jan. 5, Jan. 12, Feb. 8, and Feb. 17.

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