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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

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Spring4Dibba benefit

Spring4Dibba benefit, March 25, Bar of America, 8:30 p.m. for Gregg DiBiaso, who was diagnosed with five brain tumors. He has developed an acute form of M.S. called ADEM. He is currently unable to read, write, or work and is in speech and vocational therapy. Follow his progress on Facebook by logging on to and#8220;The Dibba Report.and#8221; Proceeds will be used to supplement his insurance for medical expenses and recovery. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Jimmie Heuga and#8220;Can Doand#8221; Center for Multiple Sclerosis. Live Music by Subjekt2Change, $10 entry donation will get you one raffle ticket and one beer. Wear your favorite Spring attire! Raffle tickets on sale for $5 each or 5 for $20. Cash and local checks only.

Full moon snowshoe tour at Sugar Pine Point State Park

Rangers will lead moonlight adventures around the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion and Lake Tahoe’s West Shore, Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m. Pre-tour beginners’ clinic 6:30 p.m., $12 per person (includes snowshoe rental), children under 12 free. All proceeds support Sierra State Parks Foundation. West Shore Sports supplies all the snowshoes, poles, fitting, and snowshoe instruction to all participants. Wear winter boots and dress accordingly Reservations required at 525-9920. Space is limited. Meet in the day use area parking lot (east side of Highway 89). Weather conditions may cancel.

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An introduction to essential oils

If you are interested in learning the basics of using essential oils as the powerful tools they are, join a heavenly scented evening to discuss foundational information as well as share oils and introductory techniques. This is also the night of a powerful full moon for great energy. Monday, March 29, 6-9 p.m. Class tuition: $40. Refreshments will be served. Limited seating, please reserve early and e-mail specific questions in advance to verlyn@verlyn.net. Dress comfortably, you will be putting oils on your feet.

Free dance classes

The Friday Night Live Dance Club is a collaboration between Sierra High School, InnerRythms Dance Theater and Placer County Friday night Live. We are offering free dance classes at the InnerRythms’ new studio, which is in the Citizen Bank Plaza, formerly the Factory Outlet Center. Classes are held the second and fourth Friday of each month through June from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a variety of different classes: hip hop, salsa and more. InnerRythms is currently exploring students’ interests. For sign up and information call 582-2640.

Orthopedic surgeons to speak

Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. Cosponsored by the California Orthopedic Association and Tahoe Forest Health System. April 17, 10 a.m. This free educational session by leading orthopedic surgeons will explain musculoskeletal problems and how to take care of your bones and joints. RSVP required at 587-3769.

Parasol Community Foundation volunteer appreciation celebration

In recognition of the many hundreds of volunteers who get things done in our community, the AmeriCorps team is celebrating and thanking these outstanding citizens from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 1, at The Chateau during the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation’s Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. The AmeriCorps team will help to honor volunteers nominated by local non-profits. For information about the Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, contact AmeriCorps Volunteer Jaime Olive of the Parasol Community Collaboration at (775) 298-0119 or pcc@parasol.org.

Heart to heart free lectures

Heart to Heart free lectures at Tahoe Forest Hospital in the Pine Street Cafe, Truckee, Wednesdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Get the facts to reduce your risk of heart disease. Topics include stress management, strength training tips, the latest in heart health, medication tips, heart healthy eating plans, exercise and heart disease. The how and why of more: fiber, fish and soy, high blood pressure and your heart, emotional aspects of heart disease, foods for fast, easy heart healthy meals and more. For information and registration call 582-3285.

The UnGuru comes to Tahoe City

Aman Motwane, the UnGuru, will be at the Center for Spiritual Living Sunday, April 18. The dynamic facilitator and author of and#8220;Yes, You Can Change the Worldand#8221; and and#8220;The Power of Wisdomand#8221; as well as the blog site Be You will share practical tips and host two workshops. To learn more, please contact Rev. Sandra Fairbanks at the Center for Spiritual Living, 581-5117 or e-mail revsandra@GodatTAhoe.org.

Snowshoe with IVGID senior program

The Incline Village General Improvement District senior program will offer snowshoe programs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday with informative presentations on senior nutrition. The program focuses on meeting and addressing the fitness and nutritional needs of the Incline Village, Crystal Bay senior community. Monthly presentations provide nutritional education in a relaxed, social setting with delicious healthy foods to enjoy. For information or to register call (775) 832-1310.

Al Odt Memorial Benefit

A memorial benefit will be held starting at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 3, at MontBleu in South Lake Tahoe. The event, for 21 and older, including a night of music, food and fun to honor Al Odt, a former Tahoe City and Truckee resident who died in a car accident in September of 2009. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. To purchase, go to brownpapertickets.com.