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Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness briefs

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Send your health itemContent 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.Community Acupuncture Drop In ClinicLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate. Meet licensed acupuncturists Carla McClure and Jessica Luegrs and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is $30 versus the regular rate of $75. Every Wednesday, 5-7:30 p.m. and every Friday, noon-2 p.m. at Synergy Healing Arts, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods), Truckee. Contact Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine at 530-386-4851 or http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com.Far West Women Only Skate clinic at Auburn Ski Club.Participants can register on-line at http://farwestnordic.org/fwnsea/ under the Masters heading. It will start at 10 a.m. Cost is $50 and $70 for non-members. Walk-ins are welcome. The $10 trail pass is extra, no trail pass fee for ASC members.This clinic is lead by two of the best female coaches / instructors Far West has to offer: Auburn Ski Club’s Director Sally Jones and Olympian Nancy Fiddler. Both Sally and Nancy work together to train cross country ski instructors for PSIA, and are U.S. Ski Team trained coaches. Sally has been coaching for almost 20 years. Her Nordic focus began in New Zealand, where she coached the National Junior Team. Since moving to California, Sally has developed and run the Nordic ski teams at the Auburn Ski Club, where she is currently cross country skiing program director. As an Olympian, Nancy competed in both the Calgary and Albertville Olympic games. In addition Nancy is a U.S. National Champion with 14 national titles.Two hours on snow will review various aspects of how you skate ski, help you correct bad habits, and identify opportunities for improving your skiing. The emphasis will be technique improvement for women, specifically balance and body position. The on snow instruction will be followed by 30 minutes of video review. Great for a season tune-up.This clinic is for intermediate to advanced skiers.Massage to benefit Humane SocietyImagine enjoying a wonderful one-hour massage knowing you are helping homeless pets the whole time. That’s right, Zenergy Tahoe will donate $20 from every regular priced, one-hour massage* during February to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. A pampering massage is the perfect gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day and a really great way to treat yourself to something special. Call Zenergy Tahoe at 530-448-0344 to schedule your appointment or purchase a gift-certificate. Remember to mention the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe so $20 will be donated to help homeless pets. *Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid with 1/2 hour massage.36th Great Ski Race registration openBe a part of history. On Sunday, March 4, cross-country ski racers will gather to embark on the 36th annual Great Ski Race. The Great Ski Race covers 30 km beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City to the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Race registration is available now at http://www.thegreatskirace.com. Prices go up on Feb. 16 so sign up now.Hike with CarmenCarmen shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Paige Meadows trailhead on Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012. At the Tahoe City Y turn right at Granlibakken Road. Follow the road to the Granlibakken Ski Area. The trailhead at Granlibakken starts at the top of the ski lift, where you will meet. The length of the hike is 2 to 4 miles round trip. Bring your snowshoes and be ready for an awesome adventure. Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures, call 530-550-5192 or e-mail Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.Waterfront lifeguard classThe first session for anyone who wants to be a lifeguard will be held Feb. 21-25 at the Truckee community pool. It includes lifeguard training, basic first aid, and CPR for the professional rescuer with AED. Students must show proof of age (15+) and swim 500 yards continuously, shallow dive, surface dive and tread water. Cost is $200. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more info.