Natural Childbirth Classes: Mondays 6:30 to 9 p.m. Group classes are held in Truckee. Four birth classes and one breastfeeding class. Birth workbook and breastfeeding workbook included in fee $150. Call (530) 916-4695 for more information or to receive a registration packet. Sharon Mayo, C.D. (DONA) has been a birth instructor for 16 years.Easy Squirrel-Proof Bulbs: Its time to plant the ultimate low-maintenance perennials. Learn when bulbs bloom, what to feed them, how to plant them. Plant now into December for color April through July. Bulbs can be among the brightest stars in a wildflower garden and the Villager offers you many wildflower-like bulbs. All classes are held in back, at the Villager Nursery, 10678 Donner Pass Road. Pre-registration is requested 587-0771 but drop-ins are welcome.Monday Night Meditation with Jon L.: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. Support the growth of Meditation practice in our community through sharing as a group. Meditation itself brings peace and well being into our lives, allowing us to share these gifts with those around us and strengthen our community. Call 550-8981 or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org.Become a Notary in One Day: Start your own business, provide customer service for your business, ear additional income. Arrive early, state regulations require check in at 8 to 8:30 a.m. Oct. 4, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Cost $129. Notary Public Exam, Oct. 4, 4 to 6 p.m., Cost $40. Sierra College, Pioneer Center, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. Register http://www.sccommed.org or call 550-2225.Ice and Snow Driving: Learn techniques of acceleration, turning, and braking to maintain control of the vehicle on curvy mountain roads. Seating on a first-come, first served basis. Taught by Joe Edwards, veteran California Highway patrol officer. Sierra College, Pioneer Center, Oct. 4, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., free. Register http://www.sccommed.org or call 550-2225.KidZone Classes: Friday Night Art Jam, Hands-on Science, Messy Art the KidZone Museum in Truckee offers an exciting palette of classes. Call 587-5437 or go to http://www.kidzonemuseum.org.Square Dance: Sierra Stars Square Dance Club of North Lake Tahoe. Lessons in basic and mainstream square dance figures 7 p.m. at the Incline K-2 Elementary School. Graduation before Christmas. Taught by Jim Marwin of Reno, who has been calling the squares for nearly 30 years. Call Wend Schaefer at (775) 833-2145.A Course in Miracles: Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8 p.m. with Bruce Fraser at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. Strikes at the heart of the basic human condition, which it characterizes as one of conflict, suffering and despair, fearful isolation from God, others, and even ourselves. The Course aims at healing. Please call 550-8981 or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org. On-going course. There is no charge. Exercise for Energy: Free six-week class, supportive care program for current and recovering cancer patients. Guidance, support, and useful tools to return to and maintain health and wellness. Mondays from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Wednesdays from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road. Strengthening, stretching, breathing, balance, cardio, and wellness education. For more information or to sign up call 587-1062 ext. 213 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Ongoing Creative Writing Workshops: Connect with a writing community, generate new material, play with language and meaning. Karen Terrey, poetry editor for the literary arts journal Quay, holds an MFA in creative writing and teaches creative writing at Sierra Nevada College. Visit karenaterrey.blogspot.com. Tuesday nights from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Teen Center. Call 582-7720 to register. Drop in for $20 or sign up for ongoing four-week sessions for $68.Music Together: For parents and children birth to 4. Research-based program including songs, instrument play and movement. $140 for 10 classes includes CDs and materials. Early Learning Project, SMCEC. Call 582-2583.Attitudinal Healing for Moms and Dads: With Megan Jitloff. Monday from 11 a.m. to noon starting Oct. 6. For Goodness Sake in Truckee. Please call 550-8981 or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org. Come and join other parents in a discussion group to experience inner peace from the inside out. Children welcome. There is no charge.JAZZERCISE: Combines aerobics, strength training, Pilates, yoga and kickboxing moves for a fun, total body workout. We move to hot, current music. Build a strong body and tight abs and butts. All ages and fitness levels. North Tahoe Conference Center, Kings Beach, Monday through Saturday at 8:45 a.m. and Tuesday and Thursday at 5:30 p.m. Bring is a mat. For more info call Ginny at 546-7745.K-9 Pre-School Group Class: Puppies 10 weeks (vet approval) to 5 months. Positive Reinforcement and balanced training techniques. Participants will focus on basic skills. Call Tahoe City Parks and Recreation to 583-3440 ext. 10. The first class is orientation only, please do not bring your dog. Contact e-mail email@example.com. Saturday, Sept. 27, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m., Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City.Dance class children ages 4 to 5: Jazzy, hip-hop style of dance age appropriate. Dance promotes body awareness, essential for all gymnastics skills. Co-ed class, taught by Michelle Shelly Erskine, will introduce children to the fun of dance movement. Classes held at My Playground, Pioneer Commerce Center in Truckee on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. For more information call 587-7404.Adult Gymnastics: My Playground in Truckee is offering a new Adult Gymnastics class, all levels welcome, no experience required. Superior warm-up including stretches and traditional floor work. Learn how to use your physical structure to support your weight. Moderate aerobic workout, a significant anaerobic workout. Let your inner child out to play. Pioneer Commerce Center, Truckee on Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m. For more information call 587-7404.Buddhist Meditation Classes: Buddhist meditation classes, Tuesday afternoons from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m., For Goodness Sake, downtown Truckee. Lead by Ace Remas, Resident Teacher of the Mahakaruna Buddhist Meditation Center, or Leisa Peterson, senior member of the center. Commentary about meditation, guided meditation. Free and open to all. Chairs and sitting cushions are available. Nia Dance: Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Nia is Fitness Fusion integrating concepts from dance, martial and healing arts. The movement forms and principals are combined into an invigorating total body cardiovascular workout for every age and fitness level. Drop in classes $15, purchase a six-pack for $75 or 10-pack for $100. Call the TCHSP at 587-3769. Body Recall: An enjoyable, effective Senior Fitness class that will help you maintain or regain strength, mobility and balance to keep you moving and independently living. Get energized and feel better with Mary Sutton, P.T. and certified Body Recall Instructor. Call Sierra Sports andamp; Spine Therapy at 587-9355.Ki Gong: A gently, non-impact series of movements, breathing and meditation developed over many centuries to enhance well-being, strengthen the immune system, improve balance, expand breath and energize. Valuable for people of all ages and levels of health. Sitting position O.K. Tuesdays from 9 to 10:15 a.m. at the River Barbecue area, Truckee River Regional Park as weather permits, then at the Community Center. Evening class begins in Sept. Thursdays from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Call Rolf at 587-2557 for information.Cardiac Reconditioning Program: Tahoe Forest Hospital, exercise for cardiac recovery, pulmonary rehab, seniors, or anyone needing to work with nurses and exercise physiologists for a medically monitored exercise plan. All fitness levels and meet MWF 7:30, 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. and TR 8:30 a.m. $50 for 12 punches $135 for 36 punches. For information call 582-3285.Womens Ski Conditioning Boot Camp: Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance and Northstar Resort are partnering to provide a ski conditioning class for women led by Julie Young, Rossignol X-Country ski racer, U.S. National Cycling Team member. Dryland Training will be held: Thursdays Oct. 16 through Dec. 1, Northstar Resort’s Village, 7 to 8 a.m. Cost $125 for eight weeks. Registration required, call 587-3769.Senior Roundtable: Informational presentations on current activities for mature adults. Enjoy lunch at Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Rd., and put in your ideas for future events. First Tuesday each month. Call 582-7766 for info.Cancer Support Group Meetings: The Tahoe Forest Cancer Program offers Cancer Support group meetings for cancer patients, their families, and friends on the first and third Monday of every month at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance in Truckee. 582-6450 or http://www.tahoecancercenter.comChildbirth Class: Brings more than the actual facts of childbirth. This class nurtures the body, mind, and spirit through pregnancy, birth and parenthood. A multi-sensory/holistic childbirth class. Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m., 505 West Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Lynda Walsh; Student of Midwifery, 581-5882 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Nichole Hull; doula, massage therapist, 525-7723 or email@example.com for class schedules or Doula services.Wisdom Circle: Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Facilitated by Earleen Norris. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road. A Wisdom Circle is formed to share wisdom gained in life. Based around a spiritual book or film as the catalyst, “it is a place for individuals to practice heart-to-heart communication skills, to heal the wounds of loss, illness and abuse, to find the courage to act upon that still small voice within, to empower our best selves.” The group is currently studying Marianne Williamson’s best seller, A Return to Love – Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. Please call 530-550-8981 for more information or visit the website: http://www.goodnesssake.org.Womens Ski Conditioning Boot Camp: Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance and Northstar Resort are partnering to provide a ski conditioning class for women led by Julie Young, Rossignol X-Country ski racer, U.S. National Cycling Team member. Dryland Training will be held: Thursdays Oct. 16 through Dec. 1, Northstar Resort’s Village, 7 to 8 a.m. Cost $125 for eight weeks. Registration required, call 587-3769.Math and Science for Young Children: Tahoe Forest Childrens Center, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1 to 5 units of ECE credit, free. Learn how to teach young children ages 1 through 5 math and science concepts. Designed for child care providers and parents. Contact Sierra Nevada Childrens Services 587-5960 to register one week prior to class date.Yang Tai Chi Chuan: Grand Ultimate Fist, internal ancient Chinese martial art. Sifu Steve Scheetz. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7 to 8 p.m., Truckee Community Center, ongoing monthly. Ages 14+, cost $70 per month. Call 582-7720 for info.Help Save a Life! American Heart Association, CPR/AED, and BLS/HCP classes offered through the North Tahoe Fire Protection District. Classes are held twice a month in Tahoe City and Kings Beach. Contact Joan Noble at 583-6911 for information.Stroke Clinic: Improve your swimming! The Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District offers an ongoing Stroke Clinic. Focus is freestyle, designed for all swimming abilities. Cost is $15 per session. Class times are Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8 to 8:45 a.m. Please call the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 582-2361.Tai Chi Chih: Chris Worcester Accredited in T’ai Chi Chih andamp; Seijaku Mondays from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, Downtown Truckee. T’ai Chi Chih is a form of moving meditation based on the Chinese philosophy of promoting vitality, inner peace, serenity, joy, balance and health. Call 550-8981 for more information or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org Swing Dance Classes: The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District offers swing dance classes, taught by Rob and Jeanie McCarthy, Thursdays from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Truckee Community Center gym. Ongoing classes. Price: $60 couple, $35 single, $15 student. Drop-in: $10 adults, $5 students. Any age welcome. Call 582-7720.Water Aerobics: Truckee Community Swimming Pool offers water aerobics Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to noon. Drop-in: $8, 10 classes: $60. 582-7725.Aquatic Masters: Truckee Community Swimming Pool offers Truckee Tahoe Aquatic Masters Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:45 to 8 a.m., Saturdays from 7 to 8:30 a.m. For more, call 582-2361. People Helping People: Hepatitis C support group. Talk about the latest in treatment for Hepatitis C and liver disorders. Meets the second Thursday of the month in the Pine Cafe of Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee, from 6 to 8 p.m. For meeting information, call (209) 471-2272 or 577-3111.Quilting Class: Ongoing quilting classes are held Wednesdays in the Truckee Community Center, 10046 Church St. For beginning to intermediate quilters, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. $30 punch card, or $5 per night. To register, call the Recreation and Park District at 582-7720 or 902-7268.Preschool Storytime: Preschoolers and parents are invited to attend Preschool Storytime at the Tahoe City Library on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Planned for children ages 3 to 5, storytime may include songs, action rhymes, fingerplays and more. For more, call 583-3382 or visit the library at 740 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.Aikido: Practice for self defense, physical health, increased spiritual enlightenment. At the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City every Tuesday from 5 to 6 p.m.; 6 to 7 p.m.; and Saturdays from 8 to 10 a.m. http://www.laketahoeaikido.com.Aikido: Aikido is now offered in Truckee at the Veterans Hall on High Street. Beginning classes offer a gentle introduction to the practice of becoming centered and dissolving unwanted energy, held Thursdays from 6 to 7:15 p.m. All levels class is held Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. $25 per calendar month or $10 drop in. Visit http://www.truckeeaikido.org or call 582-7720.Ballroom Dance Lessons: Beginner and intermediate ballroom dance lessons taught by Judy Lee take place every Sunday at Sawtooth Ridge Cafe, 877 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Learn foxtrot, waltz, swing, tango in a casual, fun environment. No host bar at 5:30 p.m., class from 6 to 7 p.m., practice afterward. Call 546-5945 for more. Hear Clearly from a Higher Power: Offered Friday nights at 8 p.m. at the Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Road, the River Rock Christian Fellowship prophetic team conveys Gods words of encouragement to each person in attendance. Call 320-4993 or visit http://www.rrcf.net. Learn to Knit and Crochet: Learn to make scarves, hats, mittens, sweaters. Browse Loopy at the Village at Northstar for ideas and projects. Schedule a lesson, $25 per person, and receive discount: 562-0105. Free Small Business Counseling: The Sierra College Small Business Development Center offers free one-on-one business counseling. Have your questions answered. Call 885-5488.Improve Your Speaking and Communication: Blue Tahoe Toastmasters invites new and familiar participants to their weekly Friday meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Fairway Community Center, Tahoe City. Call 583-1249 and 583-8106.