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Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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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.Donate food, get adjustedHeadache, neck and back pain suffers. Donate a canned good or non-perishable food item for Project MANA at Dr. Kevin Davisandamp;#8217; office, 10049 Martis Valley Road, Truckee and receive a free chiropractic consult and exam through December and reduced adjustment fee. Portion of proceeds go to the Humane Society of Truckee Tahoe. Call for appointment at 530-414-4857.Turn, turn, turnNorth American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is a performance ski school offering multi-day, full immersion and adventure ski training clinics for intermediate through expert skiers taught by members of the PSIA National Team, AMGA and UIAGM certified guides.NASTC chooses resorts with terrain perfectly suited for adventure ski training courses. For the 2011-12 season, NASTC offers Early Season Jumpstart, All Conditions/All Terrain, and Big Mountain Powder Skiing courses at mountain destinations including Crested Butte, Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar-at-Tahoe. Jumpstart Your Season at Squaw Valley, Dec. 7-10; Powder Adventure at Snowbird, Utah, Jan. 19-23; Steep and Deep at Crested Butte, Colo., March 1-6. Visit http://www.skiNASTC.com for full schedule.LUNAFEST womenandamp;#8217;s film festivalbrings together food, wine and filmLUNAFEST, a film festival of diverse shorts from around the globe by, for and about women, will return to Squaw Valley Dec. 8, 2011. Attendees will enjoy inspiring, uplifting, funny and poignant short films while sampling cuisine from top Tahoe-Truckee area chefs and wine from California wineries in support of charities benefiting girls and women. All proceeds from LUNAFEST are donated to charity: 85 percent of profits will go directly to Girls on the Run andamp;#8212;Sierras, that instills confidence in young girls, and 15 percent goes to LUNAandamp;#8217;s primary cause partner, the Breast Cancer Fund. Strong supporters of Girls on the Run andamp;#8212;Sierras also join in for the event and cause, including Squaw Valley, Wells Fargo, a third year sponsor, and Canyon Springs. Tickets are $35 in advance at http://www.girlsontherunsierras.org/lunafest and at Wild Cherries in Truckee, or $39 at the door. Tickets include cuisine sampling, wine and the film screenings.Affordable community health screeningsA simple, affordable way to start taking charge of your health. Introducing a variety of affordable lab tests and screenings. No appointment is necessary. Monthly second Wednesdays, Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 a.m., Truckee, Dec. 14. For more information, please call 530-582-3277.Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village, Nev. Second Thursday of the month, Dec. 8, 8-9 a.m. For more information, please call 775-833-4100.Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare. Tests include complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, Vitamin D- 25 hydroxy, hemoglobin A1C, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab test, this service is a low cost laboratory screening that is not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted, and tests are available to individuals 18 years or older.Lilandamp;#8217; Warriors kids yoga and karateStudio Tahoe presents Tahoe Mountain Martial Arts Yoga andamp; Karate Program: Lil’ Warriors for ages 3 and up. The program is a gift for children, teens and their parents. It is an uplifting, mind-expanding, non competitive, and fun way for youth to build strength, spirit, confidence and self-esteem. The benefits of yoga and karate for kids are profound and abundant. Afternoon mid-week classes are beginning now. On Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. enjoy an adult Flow Yoga class at Studio Tahoe while your kids enjoy their own class in the next room. Check out the schedule at http://www.yogastudiotahoe.com or call 530-587-1891. Namaste.Running Club to meet at indoor trackWhen snow falls on Truckee streets, a group of runners plows through their miles andamp;#8230; indoors. The Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park Districtandamp;#8217;s indoor track and fitness area lets runners and walkers train comfortably all winter. The running club meets at Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Community Recreation Center at Donner Pass Road and Highway 89, Sunday mornings, 8 a.m.-noon. Absolute beginners and serious runners are welcome. Start at your own pace, and with encouragement and guidance work up to training for local 5K to marathon events. Cost: Free to TDRPD fitness members or $4 drop-in. Call 530-550-4458 for more info.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.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.