Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements

Send in your informationContent is selected from the Sun’s online calendar and e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at To publish information online go to and locate the calendar section on the right side. Click on andamp;#8220;submit an eventandamp;#8221; and follow the instructions. Submissions are published in the print edition when space is available.TRTA 10th annual Thru HikeThe Tahoe Rim Trail Associationandamp;#8217;s 10th annual Thru Hike, a 15-day hike on the 165-mile Tahoe Rim Trail, begins on July 24, or July 25. There will be two groups of 15 people and each group will have two or three experienced guides. andamp;#8220;Trail Angelsandamp;#8221; appear every one to three days with food, fuel and water and a few surprises along the way. The cost for the hike is $1,750 and is the major fundraiser for TRTA for its education, outreach and other programs offered throughout the year. To register go online at or call Emily Williams at (775)298-0231.Weekly Ki Gong classesKi 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.Snowshoe with IVGIDsenior programThe Incline Village General Improvement District senior program will offer snowshoe programs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday with informative presentations on senior nutrition. The program focuses on meeting and addressing the fitness and nutritional needs of the Incline Village, Crystal Bay senior community. Monthly presentations provide nutritional education in a relaxed, social setting with delicious healthy foods to enjoy. For information or to register call (775) 832-1310.Orthopedic surgeons to speakTahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. Cosponsored by the California Orthopedic Association and Tahoe Forest Health System. April 17, 10 a.m. This free educational session by leading orthopedic surgeons will explain musculoskeletal problems and how to take care of your bones and joints. RSVP required at 587-3769.Heart to heart free lecturesHeart to Heart free lectures at Tahoe Forest Hospital in the Pine Street Cafe, Truckee, Wednesdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Get the facts to reduce your risk of heart disease. Topics include stress management, strength training tips, the latest in heart health, medication tips, heart healthy eating plans, exercise and heart disease. The how and why of more: fiber, fish and soy, high blood pressure and your heart, emotional aspects of heart disease, foods for fast, easy heart healthy meals and more. For registration call 582-3285.SOAR into actionA new club at Sierra Collegeandamp;#8217;s Tahoe-Truckee campus, Sierra Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Club (SOAR), kicked off with a night of Olympic highlights and ski tuning courtesy of Kris Hansen, Backcountry Ski and Sports, and Paco’s Ski Shop. SOAR will offer outdoor activities and increased knowledge of outdoor sports and activities for the Sierra College student body. The club will also create opportunities for student leadership and teamwork. The club plans to build and expand from its kickoff event held at the Truckee campus Feb. 18. SOAR encourages you to get outside. For information: Sierra College Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, Truckee, 550-2225, 4 KidsThe newly renamed Communities 4 Kids (formerly the Tahoe Truckee Child Abuse Prevention Council) will sponsor an inaugural signature event April 17 at the Resort at Squaw Creek. This Alice in Wonderland-themed tea party will feature music, poetry and dance from local students, and admission will include tea and light desserts. This event is open to the public and children of all ages are welcome to attend. Semi-formal wear is suggested but not required, in keeping with the tea-party theme. A raffle will be held for all attendees. Tickets are available online at or cash or check from the North Tahoe Family Resource Center (546-0952), the Family Resource Center of Truckee (587-2513) or Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services in Kingandamp;#8217;s Beach (546-7804). Admission is $25 for adults, $10 for children, and scholarships may be available upon request.Free dance classesThe Friday Night Live Dance Club is a collaboration between Sierra High School, InnerRythms Dance Theater and Placer County Friday night Live. We are offering free dance classes at the InnerRythmsandamp;#8217; 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. InnerRythms is currently exploring studentsandamp;#8217; interests. For sign up and information call 582-2640. Thrift stores in need of donations Tahoe Forest Hospice Gift and Thrift Stores located in Truckee and Kings Beach are in need of donations. Donations are an important part of hospice fundraising. All proceeds from the stores support hospice services throughout the Truckee-North Lake Tahoe area. They welcome clothing, shoes, books and house wares including small appliances in good working order. Please ask for approval before unloading furniture or TVs. Call 582-4947 in Truckee or 546-5494 in Kings Beach.