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Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. 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. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.

Best Pies Pizzeria and Restaurant and High Fives Non-Profit Foundation present the Speakeasy Event, Wednesday, July 20. Enjoy piano entertainment and good times from an era when alcohol was illegal and the best spirits were enjoyed in secret.Join an evening of prohibition-style indulgence in the grand setting of Best Pies Pizzeria andamp; Restaurant. Doors open 8:30-9:15 p.m. (doors locked at 9:30 p.m.) Event: 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Patrons will enjoy great drink and food specials as well as blackjack and poker (not for money).Buy your tickets and secure the password at Best Pies Pizzeria and Restaurant, 10068 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Cost: $30. Proceeds to benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. Visit http://www.bestpiesco.com and http://www.highfivesfoundation.org.

In an historic effort to lead a movement bringing empowerment and increased choices in health care to Main Street, America, Dr. Dennis Godby, ND, will run across the USA for the second time: This time with his two sons and nephew. The Run: Moving Natural Medicine Forward began in San Francisco, July 17, and will end in Bridgeport, Conn., Nov. 16, 2011. This coast-to-coast run is designed to educate and empower Americans about natural health care options.Dr. Godby will arrive in Kings Beach July 26. The Run will host a public event sponsored by NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine featuring raw food demos, well home demos, refreshments and fun, 4-6 p.m. at NaturaMed, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. The community is invited to come out and line the streets. Welcome Dr. Godby and his team to North Tahoe, and to learn more about Naturopathic Medicine.

This summer is proving to be spectacular for wild flowers. Organizers of The Squaw Mountain Run are looking for five knowledgeable flower enthusiasts to help guide participants of the Aug. 6 andamp;#8220;High Camp Flower Walkandamp;#8221; event. Flower guides will receive a free cable car ride to High Camp and lead participants to where the flowers are at their best, and help identify what’s blooming. The Squaw Mountain Run event, http://www.squawmountainrun.com, are fundraisers for Auburn Ski Club’s Junior Nordic Ski programs and The Tahoe Forest Cancer Center. For more details, please contact Sally at squawmountainrun@gmail.com.

Licensed acupuncturists Tyler Lapkin and Lauren Corda will continue a bi-monthly community acupuncture clinic in Tahoe City, July 21. Community acupuncture, by definition, makes acupuncture more accessible by increasing treatment frequency while reducing costs. It follows the Asian clinic model where multiple patients sit together in a room while receiving acupuncture treatment. The idea is to reduce costs while at the same time providing quality health care in a congenial and supportive environment.The clinic operates on a first come, first serve basis with a sliding- scale fee structure ($20-$40 per treatment). It will be held at Tyler Lapkin Acupuncture, 925 N. Lake Blvd., Ste. 207-B, 5-7 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. Upcoming dates are July 21, Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. Call 530-386-4851 or e-mail happyskier@gmail.com.

The PGA-certified golf pros at Resort at Squaw Creek have resumed summer clinics for women and juniors every Thursday through August. Hour-long instructive clinics focus on different aspects of the game each week and run $15 per person, per clinic. In addition, beginner clinics have been added for Saturday afternoons at the same price. Since space is limited, reservations are recommended at 530-581-6637.

Pickleball has started in Tahoe City. Play Monday and Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:30 a.m. Its free and open to all ages. Instruction and equipment are available. Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, 1 mile south of Sunnyside. Call 530-583-3440, ext. 10 or visit http://www.tahoecitypud.com for information.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys are partnering for the fourth annual Youth Backcountry Camps summer program, now at the reduced rate of $150. These programs are an opportunity for teens to develop backcountry skills. Make new friends while learning about the natural history of the basin, outdoor leadership, teamwork and participate in a service learning project building part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.Dates: Session 3, July 28-30.For teens with some experience or interest in backcountry travel, check out YBCC2 a five-day program focusing on backcountry skills and outdoor leadership development. This program provides an incredible wilderness experience for with experienced Tahoe Rim Trail Association and Sierra Nevada Journeys staff Aug. 6-8. Visit http://www.tahoerimtrail.org or call Tom Rodriguez at 775-298-0238.

Camp Director Mike Welch led teams to six nationally ranked seasons and five conference championships as an NCAA Division I and II college head volleyball coach, and was a two-time head coach for the USA Youth National Team. Open to adults and youth of all ability levels. Clinic is an opportunity for the whole family to learn and improve volleyball skills and play fun games. The clinic includes two days of lakefront outdoor volleyball training and games, and includes entry into the Lakefront Grass Volleyball Tournament July 24. Go to http://www.TahoeVolleyball.com to register.

Start your Labor Day weekend with a memorable experience Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. The Donner Lake Run is a 6,000 meter (6K/3.7 miles) course at 6,000andamp;#8217;! Race starts and finishes on the shores of Donner Lake at the Pavilion on the Point on West End Beach, just below famed Donner Pass in Truckee, Calif. All registered participants receive full-day entry fee for West End Beach, a eco-friendly stainless steel water bottle, catered breakfast, raffles, age division awards, and an amazing run. Come for the run and festivities. Then enjoy a day at the lake after soaking up the sun, swimming, stand up paddleboard, kayak, picnic, nap on the beach, and more. Limited to the first 600 registrations. Register early, as this event will max out for the holiday weekend. Sign up today at http://www.DonnerLakeRun.com, e-mail info@PeakInspiration.com, call 530-448-0519 or toll free 866-8-eco-fun (866-832-6386).