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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. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. 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.Students, free Jazzercise for youCome and try Jazzercise for two weeks free, for new students who are full-time residents.Jazzercise combines aerobics, strength training with weights and tubes, and stretching for a fun, total body workout. Easy-to-follow, with current hot music. Classes are held at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745.Tahoe City Parks and Recreation to offer Ping Pong TournamentThe Tahoe City Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce a Ping Pong tournament will be offered with an opportunity for participants to win cash prizes. The early rounds will take place Friday, Aug. 17, 6-8 p.m. The final rounds Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-noon. The tournament will be hosted at Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City. Anyone 16 years of age or older can participate, and each participant will choose to play in either the andamp;#8220;Beginnerandamp;#8221; or andamp;#8220;Openandamp;#8221; division. Fee is $15 for pre-registration or $20 for day-of-tournament registration. If a participant donates a ping pong table for the tournament, they will pay a discounted registration fee of $10. All registration fees go toward the cash prizes. To register or for information, contact Tahoe City Parks and Recreation at 530-583-3440, ext. 10.Childrenandamp;#8217;s safety fairThe North Tahoe Family Resource Center is hosting the Childrenandamp;#8217;s Safety Fair, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m, Community House, 8321 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach, a day fun while focusing on health, safety and well being of our young children while they tour emergency vehicles meeting firefighters, police officers, and other safety personnel. There will be car seat inspections and installations as well as the sale of low cost car seats. Please call to make an appointment for car seats or if you have questions at 530-546-0952 or visit http://www.northtahoefrc.org.Greg Booth partners with High FivesThe High Fives Foundation is excited to have physical therapist Greg Booth bring his talents to the CR Johnson Healing Center. To introduce Greg, the High Fives Foundation will host a Physical Therapy Community Day, Saturday, Aug. 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. with hour-long appointments. The donation based Community Day will take place at the CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee. Call 530-587-4453.sBenefit announced for Squeeze In associateSqueeze In associate Katie Robinsonandamp;#8217;s dad Tom has recently been diagnosed with cancer and a fundraiser has been announced to help with medical expenses.Tom is a humble man, husband, father, son, brother, uncle, great uncle and friend with a very rare cancer called thymoma cancer. Treatment is intense and costly. Please join his family and friends to help raise funds at Chewy and Jugs on Kings Row at McCarran in Reno, Nev., Saturday, Aug. 18 at 7 p.m. $20 donation. Music. Door prizes. Silent auction. Food and drinks available at additional cost. Also seeking additional raffle prizes if you have anything to donate.For tickets, donations, or information, please contact Chris Phillips at 775-747-3873 or Teresa Mooney at 775-225-0545 or lovingsierralife@sbcglobal.netAll proceeds go to the Thomas Robinson Fund with Harris Bank in Frankfort, Ill.Lake Tahoe Open Water SwimBig Blue Adventure hosts the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swim Saturday, August 18, 8 a.m., at Sugar Pine Point State Park on the West Shore. Participants choose among a 1andamp;#8260;2 mile, 1.2-mile and 2.4-mile course set up on the beach of historic Ehrman Mansion, where spectators can see the action right from the property grounds. Fees vary based on age and race divisions. Visit http://www.bigblueadventure.com.Lake Tahoe Flow Arts Festival announcedThe Lake Tahoe Flow Arts Festival will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd.; North Tahoe Beach, 7860 North Lake Boulevard; and the Lake Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St. andamp;#8212; all in Kings Beach.A special Children After-School Flow and Circus Program will be available Wednesday, Sept. 5, 3-6 p.m., for ages 4 to 12-years. A free community cirque and fire show, featuring 10 international acts, will be held at the North Tahoe Event Center Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m.A full-event adult pass is $77 per person if purchased by Sunday, Sept. 2. Daily adult passes are $45 per person by Sept. 2. To purchase tickets and for a full schedule of events and times, visit http://www.flowartistry.com or become a fan via Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/laketahoeflowartsfestival.For details about the region, including lodging, dining, shopping and activities, visit the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureau at http://www.GoTahoeNorth.com.Yoga Blend offers participants fun and flexibilityAnyone who has always wanted to start practicing yoga, or continue their yoga skills, will want to check out The Yoga Blend class in Tahoe City Wednesday evenings, 5-6:30 p.m., in the upstairs room of the Tahoe Community Center (downtown Tahoe City, adjacent to the fire station, also the home of North Tahoe Arts). The class is a beginner-intermediate skill level yoga course that is both gentle and challenging. The class focuses on stretching the body and improving flexibility. Participants must bring their own mat and blanket for each session. Registration takes place on-site at the class. The fee is $10 per class session. For more information, please contact Eileen Cohen at 530-386-2305.Qi Gong Tai Chi on the RiverJoin us for our summer classes on the banks of the Truckee River at Regional Park Riverfront barbecue area. Meet each Tuesday, 9-10-ish a.m. Slow, rhythmical movements coordinated with deep focused breathing. Building and generating energy, enhancing your sense of well-being, removing energy blocks as you gently move your joints. Smile and laugh throughout the class to release negative and unwanted stored energy. Four thousand years of history and development brings this most relaxing and energizing format. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 or just show up.