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Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Squaw Valley Institute to present Lymelight

In recognition of Lyme Disease Awareness Month, Squaw Valley Institute is proud to host Olympian Halfpipe Freeskier, Angeli Vanlaanen to present Lymelight: The Story Of Professional Freeskier. Angeli has battled Lyme Disease for over 15 years. She will tell her story at the Resort at Squaw Creek on Saturday, May 31, doors open at 5:30 p.m. Students and members free, $15 general admission.

Visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org.

Bandfest to benefit suicide prevention/intervention

Please boogie on over to the Bar of America on Friday, June 6, 9:30 p.m. for a wonderful night of music. The Deckheads & Friends will jam at the inaugural Bandfest to benefit suicide intervention/prevention efforts.

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A group of family members is working along side Charitysmith.org with a memorial fund that provides:

Scholarships for music programs for those who have the passion.

Programs for teens and young adults who are struggling with depression and loneliness, to help make them aware they are never alone through education, counseling and therapy.

Working along side the intervention/prevention of suicide and that effective help is available and to help those left behind.

Keeping all options open.

See more at: http://charitysmith.org/memorial-funds/clayton-mcdonnell.

Support meetings have been set up at For Goodness Sake every fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m., for those who are seeking help in coping, healing and education.

For further information please contact Diana Bell-Curtis at 530-562-4191.

Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge to launch on National Trails Day

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association (TRTA) welcomes all Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge participants and trail enthusiasts to join the kick-off celebration of the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge at the Tahoe City Public Utility District, 64 acres. The celebration is in conjunction with the nationally recognized, National Trails Day. TRTA staff, board and volunteers will be on site June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to meet trail challengers to complete one of six challenge hikes. Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge sponsor Tahoe Mountain Sports will be demonstrate their new line of MSR camping and Gregory hiking gear.

Tahoe Rim Trail mascot, McLeod the Marmot will also make an appearance and pose for pictures. Join the 2014 Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge or the celebration. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or sign-up on June 7. Cost is $55 individual; $85 family (includes two participants) $20 for current TRTA members and additional participants.

Group and sponsorship rates available. Call 775-298-4485.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association would like to thank the following presenting sponsors of the Tahoe Rim Trail Challenge: NV Energy, RGJ, CA Technologies, KPS3 and REI.

Girls on the Run 5K

Join Girls on the Run – Sierras for the Truckee Running Festival on Saturday June 7. Fun for the whole family with kids distances, 5K, 10K and half marathon. The GOTR 5K is the culmination of the 10-week after school program that instills self confidence in girls through life skills and physical training. Proceeds from the 5K benefit GOTR-S. Register by May 31 and use discount code GOTR10 to save 10 percent. Registration goes up $10 on event day.

Visit http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org for more information.

Safe boaters course

The Tahoe Maritime Museum will host a safe boating course on Saturday, June 7, 8:30 a.m. The course teaches how to handle a motorboat or personal watercraft (PWC).This course will give you the knowledge needed to obtain a boat license or safety certification in many states. Course is taught by a member of the local U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Course topics to include introduction to boating, boating law, boat safety equipment, safe boating, navigation, boating problems, trailering, storing and protecting your boat, hunting and fishing, water-skiing and river boating. Completion of this course may also get you discounts when insuring your boat.

The course costs $40 and lasts roughly eight hours. There will be a 30-minute break where students may leave to grab some lunch.

To register for the course contact Museum Educator Anton Kushlan at 530-525-9253, ext. 103.

Acupuncture happy hour

Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30-minute consultation for new patients is recommended.

Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself. Also, enjoy drop-in massage available with Alison King, CMT. $1 per minute for 10 to 30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy!

Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. and Sundays, 3-6 p.m. at 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 1 at Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee.

Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.

RibFest for Relay

Got ribs? The annual Father's Day RibFest will take place at the Tri-Counties Bank parking lot, noon-4 p.m. RibFest is sure to be a fun-filled day with delectable ribs. Proceeds from RibFest will benefit the Truckee Tahoe Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is an event that takes place for 24 hours to model that cancer never sleeps. The money raised goes directly back to our community to help family members and patients get the best treatment possible. Join RibFest for warm memories and excellent barbecue ribs.

Trail run with North Face athlete Rory Bosio

Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. Trail Run with Rory Bosio, North Face Athlete and Ultrarunner. Meet at The NorthFace store before heading out for a run up scenic Shirley Canyon in Squaw Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Participation is free.

An Inspirational Evening about Ultrarunning, 6 p.m. with Rory Bosio, speaking about her experiences as a competitor in ultramarathons for the past four years and her inspiration to run. Free entry at the Squaw Valley Village Events Plaza. Trail running attire and proper footwear recommended for the trail run. Warm clothes are recommended for the speaking session.

Visit Rory's The North Face webpage at http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/exploration/athletes/62-rory-bosio.

Yoga practitioners to converge

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will host a retreat designed to awaken the senses and refocus the mind, body and spirit through meditation and daily yoga sessions. Featuring special guest and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson, this all-level yoga event will occur June 13-15.

The Yoga Retreat package is available at $925 for single occupancy and $1,290 USD for double occupancy and features:

Two nights of deluxe accommodations, multiple yoga and meditation sessions with Rachel Jackson, each guest's choice of one signature spa treatment, two guided hikes at Northstar California Resort, breakfast at Café Blue each morning, sommelier guided wine tasting, three-course prix fix dinner at Manzanita, Tahoe Star Tours star gazing.

For reservations, call 800-241-3333 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe. After securing a room reservation, guests are encouraged to contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe directly at 530-562-3030 to schedule their spa treatment in advance (appointment times are subject to availability). To book a single occupancy package, guests must contact the resort directly at 530-562-3028.