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Health and wellness announcements for Truckee and North Lake Tahoe

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Register your Relay for Life team

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Truckee gives everyone in the community a chance to help the organization save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Register your team today at http://www.relayforlife.org/truckeetahoeca or by calling 1-800-227-2345. The event will have a Carnival theme in the afternoon for additional family fun. Each year the event offers top-notch entertainment from local bands including the Deckheads.

Former and current cancer patients, those who have lost a loved one to cancer, families, businesses, faith-based and civic organizations, and anyone wanting to make a difference in the fight against cancer are invited to take part. Relay For Life will take place from 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 19 until 9 a.m. on Sunday, July 20 at Truckee High School.

Last year the community raised more than $60,000 with 25 teams and 47 cancer survivors.

Visit the American Cancer Society at cancer.org.

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Summer dancing at InnerRhythms

InnerRhythms is open this summer with an explosion of dance classes, camps, and dance intensives for boys and girls. Hip Hop camps, jazz and contemporary classes plus Ballet classes and week-long ballet workshops are open for enrollment. For our MiniRhythms dancers ages 3-6 we haveexplorations and serendipity classes every Monday along with a four-day Mini-Hoppers camp and week-long Mini Jazz and Ballet camps. Our Musical Theatre instructor is offering a "Triple Threat Camp" in mid-August with singing/acting/dancing fun for ages 9+. For more information on schedules and pricing drop by the dance centre at 12047 Donner Pass Road in West Truckee, phone 530-550-8464, or email info@innerrhythms.org.

Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center will present a public lecture on positive psychology with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village. Cost: $5 donation suggested.

We've all noticed it — the failure that runs through our head for days. The snide remark that lingers far longer than a compliment. The frustrating morning that spills into our afternoon and evening. Why do bad things seem to stick in our minds so much longer than the good things? Is there anything we can do about it?

In this presentation, Dr. Ledgerwood answers these questions with findings from behavioral science research. Recent work in her lab suggests that negative thoughts are cognitively "stickier" than positive ones-it's much easier for our brains to go from good to bad than to move from bad to good.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. on the campus of Sierra Nevada College. For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://tahoe.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Loch Leven Lakes Trail Head on Saturday, July 19. Call Carmen at 530-448-1643 for directions. Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures or email Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.