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Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

Have you heard about Slow Food but not sure what it is? Want to learn more? Then join Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s orientation on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. at the Dragonfly restaurant in Truckee. Slow Food Lake Tahoe is a nonprofit organization started in 2007. Its mission is to reconnect people to the enjoyment of good, clean and fair food, as well as clean and fair goods, and to educate the community about their role as co-producers. Monthly orientations, held second Wednesdays, will be led by Billy McCullough, Dragonfly owner/chef and SFLT founding member. Anyone interested is welcome. No-host bar and guests are welcome to stay after the presentation for questions and socializing. Contact SFLT chapter leader Susan Diane at 582-7498 or sdbrumm@sbcglobal.net.

Back by popular demand, Polucha Chiropractic and Tyler Bruno Acupuncture will be hosting another Community Wellness Outreach on Saturday, Nov. 14., 13450 Donner Pass Road, Suite A, building with a red awning, about 100 yards from the Donner Kitchen. Chiropractic and acupuncture treatments will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. for $25. If you’ve ever been curious about either of these amazing healing methods or you already know how wonderful they are, make an appointment by calling 582-1228 or (530) 563-6060. Appointments get taken quickly, so call today to reserve your spot.

Tenth Annual XC Ski Swap, a Fundraiser for the Tahoe Cross Country Ski Education Association, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The biggest cross country ski swap in the region. A great place to buy and sell gear for skate skiing, classic, backcountry, snowshoeing, telemark and more. The lowest commission around on sold items, only 15 percent. Free admission. Register sale items Friday Nov. 13 from 2 to 9 p.m.Volunteers needed for Friday and Saturday. Contact ski@tahoexc.org or 583-5475. Tahoe XC is located at 925 Country Club Drive, three miles from downtown Tahoe City.

Attend the 19th Annual Women’s Wellness Weekend offered by Tahoe Forest Health System on Nov. 14 and 15, 2009 at the Village at Squaw Valley. Cost is $50 per person In conjunction with the Women’s Wellness event, Girls on the Run Sierras will be hosting LUNAFEST on Saturday evening. There is an additional cost to attend. Advance registration is required, http://www.regonline.com/www2009. For more information call 587-3769 or visit http://www.tfhd.com.

Want to make a difference in our community and the lives of young women? Girls on the Run – Sierras is hosting a new winter program in Truckee and needs coaches! This non-profit, prevention program that builds self-esteem for girls, grades three to eight, will be offered after school at the new Truckee Community Center indoor track. This volunteer position may be used as a service learning project, internship, or other college credit project upon agreement of the college/university and Director. For more information contact Council Director Jennifer Bossin jennifer@girlsontherunsierras.org or 587-1690.

Beginners Yoga will be offered to the community, Mondays, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. through Dec. 14. Free at the Center for Spiritual Living, 2810 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. Beginners Integral Hatha Yoga classes involve specific postures, especially beneficial for the spine and digestion followed by deep relaxation and breathing practices. Integral yoga is slower yoga designed to ease the body and reduce stress. All are encouraged to attend. Please bring a mat or towel. Contact mollymacg@gmail.com, (508) 284-1185.

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 andamp;#8220;mountain experienceandamp;#8221; with students. A two-day mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on volunteer day. View, download and print a volunteer application at http://www.disabledsports.net, or call 581-4161.

Carmen Carr 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 Negro Canyon trailhead on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Exit I-80 at the Donner Lake Interchange (west end of Donner Lake), or take Donner Lake Road from the west end of Donner Lake under I-80. A dirt road leaves the interchange on the north side of I-80 and quickly takes you to a large dirt parking area. Stay to the right of the Rim Trail informational kiosk and follow the access road up the east (right) side of Negro Canyon. The new access trail, called Wendin Way, begins on the left side of this road, about 100 feet past the gate. Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for hiking schedule and pictures. Call 550-5192 or Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.

Home Instead Senior Care offices serving California have scheduled a free web conference for family caregivers Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. PST as part of National Family Caregivers Month. The web conference, andamp;#8220;The Best Care for Your Parents: Senior Care Solutions and Potential Pitfalls,andamp;#8221; will be co-hosted by Suzanne Mintz, President and CEO of the non-profit National Family Caregivers Association, and Home Instead Senior Care Co-Founder and CEO Paul Hogan. Hogan, who co-authored with his wife, Lori, the new book andamp;#8220;Stages of Senior Care: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Making the Best Decisionsandamp;#8221; (November 2009/McGraw Hill) and Mintz will offer participants solutions and resources. To register visit http://www.caregiverstress.com.

Heart 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 information and registration call 582-3285.