Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements
October 25, 2011
TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content 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.Seeking donations for Sight NightThe Gogain Group of Keller Williams Boice Realty, in cooperation with One Sight and Lions Clubs International, will be participating in Sight Night, an international effort to provide used eyewear to needy people across the globe. Instead of asking for Halloween candy, the Gogain Group will be asking for your help in “scaring” up used eyewear during October. Donate your used prescription eyeglasses and prescription or non-prescription sunglasses. Big or small, trendy or not, your eyewear could help someone in need to see the world more clearly. The Gogain Group will be accepting donations throughout October at: Keller Williams Boice Realty, 11382 Northwoods Blvd., at the corner of Northwoods and Northwoods, Truckee; Tahoe Donner’s Trout Creek Recreation Center, 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee; Keller Williams Downtown, 10192 Donner Pass Road, Truckee; Keller Williams O’Neal Brokers, 660 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City and Alice’s Village Market, The Village in Squaw Valley. Visit http://www.sightnight.org or http://www.onesight.org.To contact the Gogain Group directly, call Donna or Leon Gogain at 530-448-4781.Halloween Fun RunGirls on the Run – Sierras announced its New Balance 5K, 10K Fun Run will take place Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 at the Truckee River View Sports Park. Runners of all ages are encouraged to come out in their Halloween best and enjoy this family-friendly community event. The day’s festivities will include music, a costume contest, and a post race barbecue with food for purchase. Participating in this event is a fun way to enjoy the Halloween weekend while supporting a program that inspires Truckee-Tahoe area girls to be healthy, joyful and confident. To pre-register, visit http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org/5k-fun-run. On-site registration is also available.Community acupuncture drop in clinicCome learn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate! Meet Licensed Acupuncturist, Carla McClure, of Joyful Life Acupuncture and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is only $30 versus the normal rate of $75. Every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Synergy Healing Arts Building, 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Truckee.Fall programs at Rideout Community CenterBabysitter’s Bootcamp, one day class is designed to give your 11 to 15-year-old all the skills necessary to babysit with confidence, Nov. 12 at Rideout, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Taught by the American Red Cross, cost $90.Fall Lacrosse Clinic with instructor Brett McCann at the North Tahoe Middle School, open to both boys and girls ages 9 to 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 1-29 (excluding Nov. 22) for $49. Equipment available at Rideout.Little Lakers Sports Program will introduce your child to the basic fundamentals of these activities while having fun and making new friends. Each session runs for four weeks on Tuesdays, 1-1:45 p.m. at Rideout. Basketball starts Nov. 1, ages 3 to 5 years, cost is $37/$32.Kidz Club Fitness is a physical education component added to the recreation based afterschool program. Each month focuses on a different sport; November/December is volleyball, January is soccer, February is football and March is basketball. Thursdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., cost is $32 per session. Must be enrolled in Kidz Club to register. Due to TTUSD bus scheduling, a partial day punch card for children who require supervision before or after these afternoon activities is available. The cost is $40 for 10 1/2 sessions. Call 530-583-3440, ext. 10 to answer any questions or to register.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, 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. 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.Far West Nordic party announcedThe 26th annual Far West Nordic Auction/Raffle Party will be held Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Olympic Village Lodge in Squaw Valley. This is the “can’t miss” event of the season, Far West Nordic’s largest fundraiser for its Junior Nordic Programs. Please plan on attending and bidding on great prizes. Check for updates on their Auction page. Tickets will be available soon from Far West Nordic juniors and in the Far West Nordic store. Visit farwestnordic.org for information.Tahoe Women’s Wellness WeekendAs part of Granlibakken’s commitment to health and wellness, the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend, a long standing community event previously coordinated by the Truckee Forest Hospital, will now be hosted by Granlibakken, Nov. 12-13, 2011. The event fuses Eastern tradition with Western practices to offer a balanced weekend interactive clinics on skin screenings, body/muscle testing; inspirational and informative seminars on health, nutrition, aging; recreational activities along with food and wine.For information on speakers, health fairs, seminars visit http://www.granlibakken.com. Registration costs $99, some seminars additional fees apply. To register, visit Granlibakken’s homepage, select “make a reservation,” click “conference” and use “www” as login and password. Grab a girlfriend and stay for $138.50 per person double occupancy per person per night (rate includes conference fee).Going Primal – 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, email@example.com.Make a difference, volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers (or above) and have a desire to share the mountain experience with participants. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on your volunteer day. Make this winter a season of change. Please visit http://www.disabledsports.net or call 530-581-4161 for more information. To apply, please visit http://www.myvolunteerpage.com, and create a profile for Disabled Sports USA Far West.Look Good Feel BetterFree Supportive Care ProgramThis American Cancer Society program is designed to help women overcome the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Dedicated to improving self-esteem and quality of life, these sessions create a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.Expert local estheticians offer this every other month. Supplies must be ordered, so please be sure to register in advance for Tuesday, Nov. 8, noon-2 p.m.Held at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Calif. For information or to register, please contact Michelle Larson, director of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Services, 530-582-6450 or firstname.lastname@example.orgLook Good Feel Better, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System.