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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 100-125 words.

Complete Transformation

Keep your health and fitness new year’s resolutions with the “Complete Transformation” program, a way to jump start your health, fitness and life. Are you ready to have more energy, better sleep, flatter stomach, vibrant skin and hair, improved fitness and be happier and healthier?

The “Complete Transformation” teaches you how to incorporate simple and effective health habits to help you feel great and look your best. Education and support is provided with this lifestyle program.

Deana Christofferson will outline the “Complete Transformation” lifestyle program. She is a wellness educator, fitness professional and a “Mom on a Mission.”

Complimentary appetizers and beverage served on Jan. 14, 6 p.m. at Zano’s Italian Restaurant, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Admission is free and open to the public.

For more information contact Patti Curtis at 530-582-5600 or

MediCal and Covered CA help

The North Tahoe Family Resource Center in collaboration with the Truckee Family Resource Center and County Health and Human Services will be available to assist the public with completing their MediCal and Covered CA healthcare enrollment applications on Jan. 8, 7-9 a.m. at the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road Ste. 230, Truckee (inside the Medical Office Building). Interested community members may contact Melissa Ausilio or Beatriz Schaffert for more information at 530-546-0952.

Wild Winter Wednesdays commence

Kick-off Wild Winter Wednesdays, Jan. 8, 3:30-6 p.m., with events continuing every Wednesday throughout the winter season in support of Disabled Sports. Half-price nachos and wings and $4 featured draft beer with different drink sponsors each night in the bar. Huge free raffle with tons of prizes including sport equipment, sporting event tickets, swag and more! Proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA-Far West at Alpine Meadows.

Free intro cleanse class

The “Holidaze” are over and it’s time to start the New Year with optimal health regeneration. Dr. Ann Sura invites you to attend a physician supervised group class format in proper cleansing and detoxification. Reduce chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, discover food allergens, and move beyond dysfunctional patterns of eating. Free intro class Monday, Jan. 13, 6-7:30 p.m. See what proper cleansing can do for you! Course fee is $275. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, class tuition, all supplements needed, and program manual. Three week course dates: Jan. 20, 27, and Feb. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to register.

Avalanche education courses

Squaw’s new 3-day AIARE Avalanche 1 course kicks off Wednesday, Jan. 8-10, for $389 with more classes throughout winter. A one-day avalanche awareness course on Jan. 12 costs $149.

The one- and three-day courses teach the basics of snow science, how to access and read the avalanche advisory, how to operate standard avalanche equipment (beacon, probe, and shovel), and how to make good decisions.

Additional courses will be offered at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in February and March. Full information including additional dates and details is available at

The one-day and three-day course follow the Avalanche Institute for Avalanche Research and Education (AIARE) curriculum and is taught by AIARE Qualified Instructors.

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

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. The spectacular scenery and crisp mountain air will be a sweet reward. Breakfast, handcrafted snacks, hot beverages and knowledgeable guide are included. Cost is $80 per person, call 530-587-2251 or visit

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