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Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. 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.Free breast health talkWednesday, Oct. 19, 5:30 p.m., The Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join a free, informative session about breast health. Dr. Koppel will discuss the importance of family history and early detection, and how playing an active role in educating yourself against disease is an integral part of your overall wellness. Friends and families welcome!Dr. Koppel is a hematologist and medical oncologist with Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. She has experience in medical research at UCLA Medical Center as well as Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and is well published in the field of hematology, oncology and neuroscience.Health Talks is a free community health education series. For more information please call 530-587-3769.Placer County Health and Human ServicesPlacer County Health and Human Services announces a Tahoe Seasonal Flu Shot Clinic, Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Placer County Community Clinic, 8665 Salmon Ave., Kings Beach, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost $20. Non-HMO Medicare, Part B accepted. Sliding scale for qualifying incomes. Persons in the following groups are strongly encouraged to get a flu shot one: All persons age 50 and over. All children age 6 months to 18 years, pregnant women, persons with chronic medical conditions. Household contacts of high-risk persons, and their out-of-home caregivers and healthcare workers.For more information, call 530-546-1970, visit http://www.placer.ca.gov.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.Standard Medicare Part B will be billed for people age 65 and older; Medicare HMOs and other insurance cannot be billed. Seniors must bring their Medicare card to the clinic for billing purposes and parents should bring their child’s immunization record. The Tdap (whooping cough) booster shot and pneumonia vaccine will also be available at the clinics for $10 per shot.People who are severely allergic to eggs or egg products, and infants younger than 6 months of age should not get the flu vaccine. Individuals should check with their healthcare provider if they are unsure whether they should receive any particular vaccination. Updated information about the community flu clinics, including dates and locations of additional flu clinics in El Dorado County, can be found online at http://www.edcgov.us/publichealth or at the County Flu Hotline at 530-621-6188.Going Primal andamp;#8212; Primal Fit Ski Conditioning ClassesFall is here and winter is right around the corner. Doesn’t this time of year and this weather give you the urge to get in shape for skiing?Yes? Then join Tahoe Peak Endurance, who has partnered with Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area for an ongoing outdoor exercise class designed to make you fit and ready for the trails or the slopes.Primal Fit takes some of the essential movements that were required for our ancestors to survive such as hunting and sprinting and adapts these actions into a fitness class that consists of body weight exercises and diverse fun, using mostly natural accessories. Classes will be done as a circuit and stations. We include dynamic stretching, movement prep, plyometrics and add some play.Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, beginning Oct. 28, Tuesdays 5:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 6:30 a.m. Cost is $100 for a punch card of 10 or $12 drop-in fee. Register at Tahoe Peak Endurance, http://www.tahoepeakendurance.com, Colleen-Conners Pace MA Exercise Physiologist, 530-583-1806, 530-277-4492, konaleen@tahoepeakendurance.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, 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 child’s immunization records with you. For adults only. 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.Pink Party to raise funds for local breast healthThe 7th Annual Truckee Pink Party Fundraiser coined andamp;#8220;The Best Pre-Halloween Costume Partyandamp;#8221; in town is hosted by Tahoe Forest Health System Foundation to raise money for local breast cancer patients. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 at Bar of America, Pacific Crest in Downtown Truckee. Tickets for the Pink Party cost $25 per person in advance and $35 at the door. Cost includes one free drink (beer or wine), light appetizers and live music by Truckee’s own Emily Tessmer Band that’s ready to get the crowd dancing and partying for a great cause. VIP tables are available at $400 for a table of four; $600 for a table of six and include a bottle of champagne, VIP goodie bags and one drink ticket for each guest. The evening also includes live and silent auctions. To purchase tickets or a VIP table, call 530-582-6271 or visit http://www.truckeepinkparty.com.Get In Touch With Your Angels!Liliana Cartagena, Integrated Energy Therapy Master Instructor, is offering a one day workshop in Truckee to put you in touch with the healing angels of the energy field. Meet and work with Ariel, Raphael, Gabriel, Celestina, Faith, Cassiel, Daniel, Sarah and Michael. No prior angel experience needed.Learn to heartlink with your angels. See how these special angels can help you in your self-healing spiritual journey. Add a spiritual dimension to your existing practice. Receive a copy of andamp;#8220;The Healing Angels of the Energy Fieldandamp;#8221; workbook by Stevan J. Thayer, which identifies the Healing Angels and their healing gift for each energy anatomy area. Join the fun Sunday, Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at InnerRhythms, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7, Truckee. Cost is $85 per person. To register call 530-412-0305 or e-mail Liliana@MagicalBlessings.com.Upcoming health classesThe Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee announces classes.Yoga Mamas: Reshape, tone and rejuvenate with this special yoga class for you and your baby! Taught by Nikki Dean, registered yoga teacher. Babies one month old to walking are welcome. Class is open to all ability levels, Thursdays 9:30-10:30 a.m. for five weeks. Sessions offered Nov. 10-Dec. 15 (no class Nov. 24, Thanksgiving). Fee is $60 for mom and baby. Call 530-587-3769 or stop by the front desk.