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June 5: Class Calendar

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Italian Classes: Beginning, intermediate, advanced, total immersion. Starts in mid-June. For information call 587-6054.Kings Beach Parents Co-op Kindergarten Program: Place-based instructional approach to language arts, math and science using Lake Tahoe as its resource and matches California State Standards. Children must be 5 by Dec. 2, 2008 to qualify for our 10-student kindergarten classroom. Attend Tuesday meetings in June, 8082 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach at 5:30 p.m. For information, visit http://www.kingsbeachparentscoop.org or call 546-7519.North Tahoe Arts YouthART Enrichment Camp: Now enrolling. Hands-on art experience. Taught by local artists and instructors. Ceramics, printmaking, painting, fiber art and more. Session I, ages 4-6, July 7-11, 9 a.m. to noon; session II, ages 7-12, July 7-11, 1 to 4 p.m.; session III, ages 4-6, July 14- 18, 9 a.m. to noon; session IV, ages 7-12, July 14- 18, 1to 4 p.m. Scholarships are available. Space is limited. For an application, email annehaley@northtahoearts.com or call 581-ARTS.Weekend Writing Workshops: Youll find motivation and inspiration to write in these fun three-hour workshops. Connect with a writing community, generate new material, play with language and meaning, explore craft and form. Sign up for one day, take two over a weekend, or take several over the summer. Coffee provided. Karen Terrey, poetry editor for the literary arts journal Quay, holds an MFA in creative writing, attended the Squaw Valley Writers Poetry Conference and teaches creative writing at Sierra Nevada College. Publications include Poets Espresso, Moonshine Ink, Autumn Sky Poetry, Pitkin Review, Sierra Nevada Review and http://www.karenaterrey.blogspot.com. Meets from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Teen Center on Donner Pass Rd next to KidZone. $38 per workshop. Sign up for two or more at a time for $36 each. Register at the Community Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, 582-7720. Or drop-in at the class for $40.Nurse Aide/Home Health Aide Program: Tahoe Forest Hospital course June 12 through Oct. 24. Prepares students to take the California State Certification Exam to be eligible to apply for Certified Nurse Aid positions. No previous experience is necessary. Tuition is $300, with payment options available. Register early since class size is limited. Contact the Tahoe Forest Hospitals Education Department 587-3543, or visit http://www.thfd.com.Ultimate Frisbee – New league forming for Summer 2008: Assemble friends and co-workers for the TCPUD Ultimate league this summer. Ages 14 through adult from June 21 to Aug. 9. Playing fields vary. Taking team sign-us now at Rideout Community Center. Call Layne VanNoy for information 583-3440 ext. 11.Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance: Nia Dance, Wednesdays from 6 -7 p.m. and Saturdays 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Drop in classes $15, purchase a six-pack for $75 or 10-pack for $100. Are you at Risk for Diabetes Epidemic? Bring your lunch and learn hot topics in blood sugar control. Wednesdays, June 11- 25, from 12 to 12:30 p.m. at Tahoe Forest Hospital, Pine Street Caf Conference Room. Cost: $40. Please call the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance at 587-3769.Cardiac Reconditioning Program: Tahoe Forest Hospital, exercise for cardiac recovery, pulmonary rehab, seniors, or anyone needing to work with nurses and exercise physiologists for an individualized, 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 more information call 582-3285.Yucky Messy Art Class: For toddlers ages 3-5, Mondays 10 -11a.m. at Rideout Community Center. Shake, splatter, bounce, stamp, dance while creating unique visual pieces. Fun group experience of creating masterpieces. Session 2: Begins Monday, July 7 and lasts four weeks. Fee $40 residents, $45 non-residents; $20 materials fee payable first class To register call TCPUD Parks and Recreation Office 583-3440 ext. 10.Aikido: Looking for a new way to explore the benefits of studying a Martial art? Aikido of Truckee is offering a six week beginner class through Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District. Learn how to resolve conflicts in a new way, blend with and redirect incoming energy, and stay centered under stress. Cost just $35. Go to http://www.truckeeaikido.org or call 550-1461 for more information.Couples Workshop: Water by the River announces its upcoming special summer (Getting the Love You Want) workshop for couples, starting Wednesday June 18, through Saturday, June 21. For couples who want to improve their communication, deepen their love for one another and feel more at ease and alive in their relationship. Developed by Dr. Harville Hendrix, author of the best selling book, Getting the Love You Want. Dr. Rolf Godon and his life partner, P. Tanzy Maxfield have trained under Dr. Hendrix and have been conducting these internationally acclaimed workshops for 12 years. For information and registration please call Dr. Godon at 587-2557. Space is limited to only six couples.Wee yogis presents: Yoga Kids Adventure Camp A week full of yoga, art, adventure hikes and rock climbing lead by Nicole Hull. Will take place at Rideout Community Center. Dates June 23-27, each day. Ages 7-10. Call Nicole at 210-5513 to register or drop by TCPUD Park and Recreation office 583-3550 ext. 10.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 fell better with Mary Sutton, P.T. and certified Body Recall Instructor. Starts June 23, call Sierra Sports andamp; Spine Therapy at 587-9355.Tahoe Conservatory of Music Summer Sign Ups: Learn a new instrument, retain the skills gained through the academic year. Perfect opportunity to devote time to musical training. Program for summer only with flexibility around vacations and activities. Reserve now, teacher schedules are limited. Private lessons in Kings Beach and Truckee. Tahoe Conservatory of Music Summer Session July 7 – Aug. 30, 2008. To register call 546-2356.Cheerleading andamp; Tumbling Camp: Learn cheer motions, stunts and cheer dance on the shore of beautiful Donner Lake. And the coolest Hip Hop moves and basic tumbling skills. Wear comfortable clothes, and bring lunch, bathing suit, sun block and lots of water. We will have free beach time each day. Sessions: June 23-27 (this group will march in July 4 parade, $30 additional fee for costume), July 14-18, Aug. 11-15. Fees: Half day, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., $70; full day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., $125. Call 412-0416 for information. Instructor Terri McKinney.Summer Programs at Clever Minds Learning Center: Begins June 30, downtown Truckee, Clever Minds Educational Services. Sign up for educational and artistic workshops this summer. We’re teaming up with Kelly Brothers Painting to offer art classes. Grade readiness workshops, individual tutoring, and intensive week-long classes are also available to students entering grades K-12. Don’t wait until the last minute! Space is limited. Call 582-1707 or visit http://www.cleverminds.org for more information.Summer Performing Arts Workshops: Get in the Act presents in Truckee. This workshop introduces students to the magical world of the performing arts through dance, acting and singing, while encouraging performers to develop their skill in imagination, vocabulary, teamwork and coordination. The workshop culminates with a performance on the last day for family and friends. Workshop dates: July 7-10, 9 a.m. to noon for grades K-2, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for grades 3-5; July 14-17, 9 a.m. to noon for grades 3-5, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for grades 6-9; July 21-24, 9 a.m. to noon for grades 1-2, 12:30-3:30 p.m. for grades 6-9. Workshops are located at Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway, Truckee. Limited to 12 students. Tuition is $155. To register contact Diane at (775) 588-8614.Senior Roundtable: Informational presentations on current activities for mature adults. Enjoy lunch at Sierra Mountain Community Education Center, 11603 Donner Pass Road, and put in your ideas for future events. First Tuesday each month. Call 582-7766 for info.Ki Gong Classes: Tuesdays, 9 a.m., Truckee Community Center. Drop-in or call Rolf Godon at 587-2557 for info. Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Tahoe City. Call Dr. Schroeder at 583-7475. Tuesdays, 7 p.m., at Asante Lakeside Fitness, Tahoe City. Ki Gong is comprised of series of gentle movements designed to build internal energy for well-being. Accompanied by focused breathing and meditation. People in any physical condition; including wheelchair bound.Square Dancing: The Sierra Stars welcomes all square dancers and potential dancers in the North Lake Tahoe area. We dance every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Incline Elementary K-2, 771 Southwood Blvd. Lessons in basic and mainstream figures from 7 to 8:30 p.m., followed by club level plus dancing until 9:30 p.m. Caller Jim Marwin from Reno has 27 years of experience. Donation is $5 per person per dance. Call Wend Schaefer at (775) 833-2145. 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 lynda.walsh@sbcglobal.net. Nichole Hull; doula, massage therapist, 525-7723 or nichole_hull@yahoo.com for class schedules or Doula services.Math and Science for Young Children: Tahoe Forest Childrens Center, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. 1 – 5 units of ECE credit, free. Learn how to teach young children ages 1-5 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, 7-8 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 Rec 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 8-8:45 a.m. Please call the Aquatic Coordinator for more information at 582-2361.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.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.Homework Club: Monday through Thursday from 2:45 to 5 p.m. Local students are invited to work with a certified teacher, ratio 10:1, for help with homework needs. Prices begin at $15/day. Visit http://www.customlearning.org or call 587-5420.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.