Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements
October 4, 2011
Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at firstname.lastname@example.org. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.Fall Cleanse ClassAnn Sura, ND, invites you to attend a doctor supervised group class format in proper cleansing and detoxification. Reduce chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, discover your food allergies, and move beyond dysfunctional patterns of eating. Course fee is $220 for one person or $195 per person if you pair up with a friend/spouse/partner. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, class tuition, all supplements needed, and program manual. Four week course dates: Wednesday eves Oct. 5-26, 6-7:30 p.m. NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to reserve your space.Tahoe City Community Acupuncture ClinicLicensed Acupuncturists Tyler Lapkin and Lauren Corda will be continuing a community acupuncture clinic in Tahoe City Thursday, Oct. 6. The clinic operates on a first come, first serve basis and costs only $20-40 per treatment. It will be held at Tyler Lapkin Acupuncture, 925 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 207-B, 5-7 p.m. Drop in and get poked. For more information you can contact Tyler at 530-414-0394 or Lauren at 530-412-1032. Visit http://www.tahoecityacupuncture.com.Open gym announcedMy Playground and the new Truckee Gymnastics serves the physical activity needs of children at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee. Join an open gym session, Friday, Oct. 7, 4-6 p.m., ages 6 through teen. Cost is $15 in advance, $20 at the door; $5 for currently enrolled students. Coaches on hand for skill advice and safety, call 530-587-7404, e-mail email@example.com or visit http://www.truckeegymnastics.com.Truckee Flu ClinicsFall is here again and flu season is just around the corner. The Nevada County Public Health Department is offering seasonal flu vaccine at the Truckee Clinic on the following dates: Children only, Thursday, Oct. 6, Thursday, Nov. 3, Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Nevada County Public Health Department, Donner Room, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Please bring your childandamp;#8217;s immunization records with you. For adults only. Starting Oct. 5, 2011, every Wednesday by appointment only at 530-582-7814, 10 a.m.-noon, Nevada County Public Health Department, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Cost of flu shots is $15.Meeks Bay low-cost community flu clinicThe El Dorado County Health Services Department, Public Health Division and Meeks Bay Fire Protection District will host a low-cost community flu clinic for Meeks Bay/Tahoma area residents Oct. 20, 4-6:30 p.m. at the Meeks Bay Fire District Station 61, 8041 Emerald Bay Road. The vaccine to protect against seasonal influenza will be offered at the flu clinic. The cost of the flu vaccine is $10, but the fee will be waived if an individual cannot pay. Visit http://www.edcgov.us/publichealth or call 530-621-6188.Men and the Art of NonviolenceOctober is Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM), first celebrated in 1987 and officially designated by Congress in 1989. Tahoe SAFE Alliance has celebrated DVAM with public awareness campaigns via ribbon campaigns, editorials and hosting several successful andamp;#8220;Walk A Mile in Her Shoesandamp;#8221; events.Social justice educator, activist and author Paul Kivel will give two presentations at the Parasol Foundation in Incline Village, Nev., Oct. 6, 9-3 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mr. Kivel has been a leader in violence prevention for more than 27 years. He is the author of acclaimed books including andamp;#8220;Menandamp;#8217;s Workandamp;#8221; and andamp;#8220;Boys Will Be Menandamp;#8221; and is the cofounder of Oakland Menandamp;#8217;s Project. Contact Glady Palino at GladyP@nnadv.org for info.