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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.Feeding the World’s Growing Population Squaw Valley Institute event The challenges that face feeding a growing world population take center stage at Squaw Valley Institute’s Thursday, July 28 presentation at the North Lake Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Titled andamp;#8220;Solutions for a Cultivated Planet: Learning to Feed Nine Billion People While Sustaining the Global Environment,andamp;#8221; the presentation will feature Dr. Jon Foley, Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota. The event begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.The world population is growing by 75 million people each year. That’s almost the size of Germany. Today, the world is nearing 7 billion people. At the current rate of growth, the world’s population will reach 9 billion people by 2040. Dr. Jon Foley will assess the challenges and describe how the challenges can be met.Tickets are $10 for adults. Children and students are free. For tickets or more details on this presentation, visit http://www.squawvalleyinstitute.org or call 530-581-4138.Sam Brixey Micro 6 Soccer TournamentPlease register now for the 5th annual Sam Brixey Micro 6 Soccer Tournament to be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at Riverview Fields. Registration forms and more info can be found at http://www.seesam3.com. This event is a fundraiser for the Truckee High School Soccer program and is held in memory of Sam Brixey. Please register ASAP and join a fun day of soccer.Childhood Immunizations: Myths and factsPresented by Chris Arth, MD, Pediatrician, Tahoe Forest MultiSpecialty Clinic, Pediatric Office, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 6 p.m., Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.You are invited to this free educational session to learn the myths and facts of childhood immunizations from local pediatrician Dr. Chris Arth.Parents and grandparents are encouraged to attend. The session is free and open to the public. Health Talks is a free community health education series. For more information please call 530-587-3769.Community acupuncture clinicLicensed acupuncturists Tyler Lapkin and Lauren Corda will continue a bi-monthly community acupuncture clinic in Tahoe City. 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 Aug. 4 and Aug. 18. Call 530-386-4851 or e-mail happyskier@gmail.com.Hike with CarmenCarmen 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 Summit Lake Loop trailhead on Aug. 6. From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn left and go under the overpass, turn left again and head down the frontage road to the Pacific Crest Trail trailhead. From the east end of snowpark heading into medium forest we will be roughly paralleling the freeway. From there explore the summit lakes.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.Wild flower enthusiasts neededThis 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. Please contact Sally at squawmountainrun@gmail.com for more details.Resort at Squaw Creek women’sjunior’s and beginner’s golf clinics 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; reservations can be made at 530-581-6637.Pickleball in Tahoe City 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.