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Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com, published 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. Spirit Empowerment Center thrivesSpirit Peer Empowerment Center of Truckee wishes to Thank the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation for the award of a $5,000 discretionary grant.These funds have helped to provide free one-on-one peer support from trained peer counselors to individuals struggling with lifeandamp;#8217;s challenges in the community and offer a local peer counselor training to certify more peer counselors and volunteers to serve those in need. Spirit Peer Empowerment Center is a Peer Counseling Center based in Grass Valley with expanded Truckee services. Peer Counseling is a free service offered by volunteers. We offer strength to those in need of support. Together we can overcome obstacles and become empowered by change.The Church of the Mountains, 10079 Church St., has offered their space at The Annex. If you need to talk, give a call. For more information about Spirit or to schedule an appointment call 530-214-6257. Free immunization Health TalkPresented 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.Family services offered on West ShoreOpen House to celebrate at RideoutThis year the North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Tahoe SAFE Alliance, formerly Tahoe Womenandamp;#8217;s Services, will be the signature beneficiaries for the Rotary Club of Tahoe City 29th Annual Benefit Auction Dinner. Both organizations have joined forces to provide services to community members on the Tahoe City and west shores communities at the Rideout Community Center in Tahoe City. This collaboration will offer services such as financial counseling, job and housing assistance, parent and community enrichment, nutrition classes, life skills, legal advocacy, domestic violence education, peer counseling, emergency shelter, resource referrals and many more that will all be offered at the Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City.In celebration of this new venture in Tahoe City, the North Tahoe Family Resource Center and Tahoe SAFE Alliance staff will be hosting an Open House on Friday, Aug. 5 to welcome the public to their new site.Please join them between 3-6 p.m. Food and light refreshments will be available. For more information contact Ana Liz Servin-Bancroft at analiz.ntfrc@gmail.com or call 530-546-0952.Resort at Squaw Creek womenandamp;#8217;s,juniorandamp;#8217;s and beginnerandamp;#8217;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.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 530-414-0394 or e-mail tylerlapkinlac@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.