Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

Live long and prosperAttend a free lecture by Lynda Shelhamer from Colorado discuss the dangers of “yo-yo” dieting and learn about current trends in our nation’s health, March 11, Truckee Donner P.U.D., 11570 Donner Pass Road, 6:30 p.m. Diet is a lifestyle or an event! Shelhammer will also present Soup, Salad and Solutions, March 12, noon at Sierra Bible Church, 11460 Brockway Road, Truckee. A free, healthy lunch will be served. Bring a friend. Call Patti Curtis, 582-5600. Diamond Peak skiers to head to JOSix young skiers from the Diamond Peak Ski Team will head to Mt. Bachelor, Ore. for the Junior Olympics, March 18-21. “Out of a total of 52 kids from our region who are going to the JOs, we’re thrilled to be sending six,” said Josee Lacasse, DPST’s head coach. Heading north in two weeks are Zane Bensing and Gavin Chen from Reno; Hannah Johnson and Kerrie Tonking from Incline Village; Julia Bjorkman who lives in Crystal Bay and Remi Wolfe who lives in Truckee. Good luck!Understand stress and the bodyUnderstanding how stress affects your body and how you can manage it is the topic for the Women Empowering Women meeting Friday, March 12, 10 a.m. 2010, For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Everyone has stress, especially in this difficult economy. Unmanaged stress can be harmful to your health. Presenter Carolyn Willette, RN, will address the physical toll stress places on your body and give an overview of understanding your particular stress responses. Join WEW as they continue to search for ways to achieve balance and harmony. Seating is limited, reservations at 587-4429 or e-mail Donations are appreciated. For more information about WEW, cross country skiingTahoe City Golf Course, 251 N. Lake Blvd., will offer free cross country skiing during SnowFest! through March 14. Beginners, experts and first timers alike come out and try cross country skiing while this great offer is running.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 InnerRythms’ 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 students’ interests. For sign up and information call 582-2640. Snowshoe with IVGID senior 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.Climbing legend Royal Robbins to visit InclineAt age 75, Royal Robbins is one of America’s leading climbing figures and will appear from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 12, at High Altitude Fitness. He will share stories and images including the world’s first ascent of Yosemite’s Half Dome Face in 1957 and his historic climbs on El Capitan and the Leaning Tower. Following the program, Royal will sign copies of his new autobiography, “To Be Brave, My Life: Volume One,” published by Pink Moment Press, September 2009. A portion of the proceeds will go to local Boy Scout troops 333 and 37 and the Nevada Area Counsel.Wilderness first responder courseTusker Trail and SOLO will present a wilderness first responder course from March 15, to March 23, in Incline Village. This will be a nine day intensive course on life-saving medical skills vital in a remote wilderness setting. Students acquire medical skills essential for outdoor guides, backcountry skiers, trekkers and ski patrollers. All net proceeds from the class which costs $495 per person will be donated to the Parasol Foundation. To sign up or for information contact Andrew Springsteel at Tusker Trail (775) 833-9700.Cancer support group meetingsTwice monthly support group meetings with a medical social worker for everyone currently undergoing cancer treatment. Open to all persons living with cancer including both patients and caregivers regardless of stage, treatment or recovery. First and third Monday of the month, 6 p.m., 11970 Spring St. Call the Cancer Center at 582-6450.Call for adaptive skiing volunteers Disabled Sports Far West at Alpine Meadows Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. The volunteer must be a strong intermediate skier or snowboarder and have a desire to share the “mountain experience” with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at, or call 581-4161.