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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send a 200-word Health & Wellness brief via e-mail. 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.

Tahoe Forest Hospice needs patient and family support volunteers. Serving patients in the Truckee/Tahoe area, Incline Village, Nev. and parts of Eastern Plumas and Sierra Counties. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community. Provide companionship, a respite, for caregivers, run errands, read, play games, garden, help with meals, etc. Flexible hours. All classes must be completed in order to graduate. Please call Val Sutter, volunteer coordinator at 582-3534.

The Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department is hosting a Community Health & Wellness Initiative from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the Incline Village Recreation Center. Featured speaker will be Jill Whisler from the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance Center. Learn how to establish healthy eating patterns and prevent obesity and diabetes. Provide the best eating environment for growth, nourishment, concentration and energy. Discover ways to teach children how to make healthier choices and learn simple tricks to have a positive impact on your family’s relationship with food. Increase your immune system while impacting your longevity. Register on line at http://www.inclinerecreation.com. Cost for the program is $8 for adults and $3 for anyone under 18 years old.

Glow is proud to offer one hour massages for $40 to all school staff now through May 31, 2010. Please mention this offer when booking. Proof of employment required. Call 587-9985 to contact Glow, 10320 Donner Pass Road, above Tippy Canoe. Visit http://www.glowtruckee.com. Facebook fans are notified about special offers throughout the year. The regular price for a one hour massage is $85. Not valid with other offers.

Shantala creates a sublime soundscape of musical harmony between East and West with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics, and exotic instrumentation. Call and response chanting with Shantala is fun, uplifting and inspiring. Sacred chanting (kirtan) has its roots in the sacred music of ancient India. It is growing rapidly in popularity in the West along with the rise of yoga in American culture. Chanting events involve active audience participation and are open to people of all religious backgrounds. The music carries the audience through a journey of ethereal beauty, ecstatic percussion and singing with the devotion of the heart, Wednesday, May 12, Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show, call 550-8333.

May 14, 10 a.m. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join WEW and speaker Pamela Donohue to explore what empowerment in women looks like today. Learn how compassion for ourselves and the world relates to being empowered. Balance aging, beauty with family and professions. Please RSVP to 587-4429 or happygoldens@sbcglobal.net.

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Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and partners for the fifth annual Trails and Outdoor Leadership Workshop Friday, May 14, to Sunday, May 16, at Washoe County’s Galena Creek Park. The weekend kicks off with a trail design and layout workshop, followed by two days of construction seminars. To participate, register online at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012. Courses include basic trail building, advanced trail seminar, trail design and layout and crew leadership. Training is supported through the Nevada State Parks Recreational Trails Program and participants pay a small fee of $85 or $70 to cover instruction, park lodging, food, training materials and transportation to class sites. Register online at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012. Participants will be sent a gear list.

The Friday Night Live Dance Club is a collaboration between Sierra High School, InnerRhythms Dance Theater and Placer County Friday night Live. Offering free dance classes at the InnerRhythms’ 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. InnerRhythms is currently exploring students’ interests. For sign up and information call 582-2640.

Ki Gong is always done with a smile to increase positive energy. You focus on the mind while conditioning the body. Increase your inner strength and peace and improve balance, circulation, and breath. Develop your mind, body, and spirit in a four-week workshop. Classes are held at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance (TCHSP) 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, at 5:30 p.m. Call 587-3769 for more information.

A free month-long fitness challenge of 10,000 steps every day in May. Challenge yourself, your friends, your coworker. There are weekly fitness tips and prizes. Everyone may participate: Parents, children, teenagers. All Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to join. Call 587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Registration is free and pedometers can be purchased at the center. Participate in the individual or team challenge. Get active, get moving and get walking.

Fitness Forever is a senior program that has inspired men and women for years. Cardio endurance segment features low and non-impact aerobic dance. Weight lifting segment uses small hand weights and tubing to sculpt muscles as well as build endurance. Combined with balance, flexibility and functional fitness this is a great class for seniors of all fitness levels! Kings Beach class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., King’s Beach Elementary School Gymnasium, $5 per class with Ginny Smith. Truckee Class, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10-11 a.m., Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, $5 per class with Liz Schenk. Call 587-3769 for more information.

Hosted by Martis Camp. The tournament will be Monday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with registration and a gourmet lunch. The shotgun start is at noon, followed by leisurely play, hole contests, comfort stations, a pitching contest, and a dinner and awards reception featuring the gourmet cuisine of Chef Roberth Sundell. Contact Ryan Hunter at (530) 414-1290 or rbhunte@mac.com.

The primary breakthrough experience of meditation is dissolution of our perception of separateness through directly experiencing our connection with the world around us. This illusion of separateness provides the basis for conflict in the world and in our personal lives.Monday Night Meditation, 6:45 p.m. at For Goodness Sake downtown Truckee. Tuesday Night Meditation. 7:30 p.m. Tahoe Yoga Institute, Cobblestone Mall, Tahoe City. Supporting meditation practice in our community!