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Tahoe-Truckee community briefs: Chronic illness support group meetings

Staff report

Did you know that a peer-led, open support group for those living with chronic disease or pain takes place in Truckee?

The group’s goal is to provide a safe environment to discuss and explore the ways in which our lives have been changed by chronic illness and/or pain.

The group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Center For Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Sandra Dorst acts as peer leader. Dorst, a loving wife and mother to three young children, was diagnosed in 2014 with a rare autoimmune disease. She looks forward to creating a local community of people that are bonded by chronic illness and pain so that they may rely on each other for the support they need during the more difficult periods of their lives.

For more information or questions, please contact cisg@yahoo.com or call 530-582-6521.

Tahoe Sports Hub party to benefit Sierra Avalanche Center

The Tahoe Sports Hub in Truckee is hosting a free event to thank customers for their loyalty and raise awareness for Sierra Avalanche Center.

The fourth annual Tahoe Sports Hub customer appreciation party will take place from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday, March 18.

Refreshments and entertainment will be provided, and the entire store will be on sale with discounts up to 70 percent. In addition, a raffle with prize packages exceeding $3,000 will take place throughout the event, with proceeds going to the avalanche center.

The grand-prize winner will receive his or her choice of skis from Tahoe Sports Hub. The store’s owners will match all funds raised by the raffle. Last year, the Hub donated a total of $6,000 to Sierra Avalanche Center.

Tahoe Sports Hub is located at 10095 W. River St., No. 2, in Truckee. Visit http://www.tahoesportshub.com.com to learn more. Visit http://www.sierraavalanchecenter.org to learn more about Sierra Avalanche Center.

Mothership Classic at Squaw set for March 26

On March 26, Tahoe’s own homegrown brand, Arcade, will host the third annual Mothership Classic on Squaw Valley’s famous chairlift, KT22, also known as “The Mothership.”

The Mothership Classic is a pledge-driven event benefiting the Truckee-based High Fives Foundation. Embracing the mantra of a “First to Last Chair Fundraiser,” participants will spend the day lapping KT22 as many times as possible with friends wearing skinny skis, retro snowboards and other throw back gear.

Fundraising beforehand is encouraged; all funds will go directly to the High Fives Foundation and their efforts to support athletes that have suffered life-altering injuries.

The event is free to participate for those with a Squaw-Alpine pass. To register, visit http://bit.ly/2kpLVKr —or, visit mothershipclassic.com to learn more about the event. Registration starts at 8 a.m. March 26 at Wildflour Baking Company, located on the lower level of Olympic House. The event takes from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit http://www.arcadebelts.com to learn more about Arcade.

Silver Age Yoga and Tai Chi classes available

These gentle workouts — sponsored by Sierra Senior Services and Tahoe Forest’s Wellness Neighborhood — for seniors center on moving through basic postures, joint movements and breathing work to warm and open the body to encourage healing.

The workouts also are great for combating daily stress, lowering blood pressure, recovering from injuries and illnesses, reducing inflammation, improving focus and increasing flexibility.

All classes are free and all levels are welcome.Yoga takes place Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 10 a.m. Ann Yuhas is the instructor. Tai Chi takes place Thursdays at 10 a.m. Rolf Godon is instructor. Classes take place in the Community Room at Truckee Donner Senior Apartments, 10040 Estates Drive. For more information, call 530-550-7600.

CATT Membership Orientation set for March 30

The Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe (CATT) will host another Membership Orientation for prospective members, new members, and existing members on Thursday, March 30, at 4 p.m.

It will be held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport Community Room, 10356 Truckee Airport Road in Truckee. Light appetizers will be served. The orientation is open to all building contractors, specialty contractors, suppliers and design professionals who work in the Truckee Tahoe area. Learn about CATT features, benefits and services and how to get the most out of a CATT membership.

To RSVP, or if you have questions about the Membership Orientation or anything CATT-related, contact Membership Manager Peg Friesen at 530-550-9999 or memberinfo@ca-tt.com. Visit CATT online at http://www.ca-tt.com.