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Health announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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 100-150 words.

Hit the MF American with IRIE and High Fives

The High Fives Foundation is excited to work with IRIE Rafting Co. to present High Fives Hits the Middle Fork on Friday, July 25. High Fives has worked with IRIE the past few years to host the CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip. This year both parties decided to ramp things up and take a crew to the Class IV-V Middle Fork American River. The discounted trip will cost $99 with proceeds benefiting the CR Johnson Healing Center. Meet at The Rock, 7 a.m., IRIE Rafting Co., 11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 103, Truckee. Interested parties can sign up at or call 530-582-4900.

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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 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.

Relay For Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track, park, or fairground, with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track or pathway at all times.

For more information visit the American Cancer Society at

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 for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures or email

Musikgarten sign-ups open

Sign up now for the popular Musikgarten Series at the Family Resource Center of Truckee with beloved musician and educator- Rita Whitaker Haun, nominated for the Truckee Hometown Sears/Sierra Sun “Teacher of the Year.” Classes offered for infants, toddlers and preschoolers beginning July 21. For more info contact FRCoT at 530-587-2513 or email

Tahoe Sierra Century Ride slated for September

Benefiting North Tahoe’s middle and high school music programs, this fall favorite has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (60- and 100- mile routes), full support services and legendary after-party featuring awesome food, drink and live student music. The Tahoe Sierra Century Ride is slated for Saturday, Sept. 13.

All of the routes start and finish in the Village at Squaw Valley. The 30-mile route is a novice ride between Squaw Valley and the west end of Donner Lake. The 60-mile route heads to Donner Lake, then climbs over Donner Pass, along Highway 40 and follows it to Big Bend before returning to Squaw Valley. The century ride follows the north shore of Lake Tahoe, then crosses Brockway Summit to Tahoe Donner and Donner Lake before climbing Donner Summit and returning to Squaw Valley.

For more info or to register, visit

Acupuncture Happy Hour

Truckee acupuncturist Kaila Cruttenden, owner of Elemental Back & Body, will host an acupuncture happy hour Thursdays, 4-6 p.m. Treatments will consist of 20-minute auricular acupuncture designed specifically to boost energy, improve sleep and alleviate stress. There are no appointments necessary and will include herbal tea and aromatherapy at 10049 Martis Valley Road, Unit E in Truckee. Cost is $20. For information email or call 530-582-0500.

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. The 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

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