Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

Sun staff report

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212;Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Donate food, get adjustedHeadache, neck and back pain suffers. Donate a canned good or non-perishable food item for Project MANA at Dr. Kevin Davisandamp;#8217; office, 10049 Martis Valley Road, Truckee and receive a free chiropractic consult and exam during November and December and reduced adjustment fee. Portion of proceeds go to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. Call for appointment at 530-414-4857.Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club try outsTry outs for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club youth girlsandamp;#8217; teams will be Nov. 15-17 at the Alder Creek Middle School gym in Truckee. Interested volleyball players must attend both nights of their respective age-group try outs.Players who were born before Sept. 1, 1997 are eligible for the 16-and-under and 18-and-under teams, try out Nov. 15, 5:30-9 p.m. and Nov. 16, 7:30-9 p.m. Players who were born on or after Sept. 1, 1997 are eligible for the 12-and-under and 14-and-under teams. These eligible players try out Nov. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and Nov. 17, 6-9 p.m.Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club is a nonprofit youth sports organization that specializes in elite training for girlsandamp;#8217; volleyball.Participants must pre-register online. Cost for the try outs is $15, plus must obtain an AAU membership for $12. For information or to register visit, e-mail or call 530-448-0519.Sierra Family Services Open House, name changeThis open house provides an opportunity to announce a new name and celebrate a new look. The new name, Sierra Mental Wellness Group, reflects a commitment to support mental wellness, personal strength, united families and clean and sober living through a variety of counseling and community support services. They invite community agencies and collaborative friends to share in the celebration, Thursday, Nov. 17, 3-5:30 p.m., 2690 Lake Forest Road, Tahoe City. For more information call 530-581-4054.Just keep swimmingandamp;#8230;The Truckee Community Swimming Pool will be open daily during the Thanksgiving holiday. The pool will have a combo swim (both recreation and lap swim) Monday through Friday (excluding Thanksgiving), 1-3 p.m., and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Get some swimming in Thanksgiving morning, 7-10 a.m., before feasting and giving thanks. For more information, call Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District at 530-582-7720. Drop in fees are $3 for children and $4 for resident adults. Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, 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 Saturday, Nov. 26. Exit Interstate 80 at the Donner Lake Interchange (west end of Donner Lake). 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 one hundred feet past the gate.Visit, call 530-550-5192 or e-mail community health screeningsA simple, affordable way to start taking charge of your health. Introducing a variety of affordable lab tests and screenings. No appointment is necessary. Monthly second Wednesdays, Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, Dec. 14, 7-9 a.m. Call 530-582-3277.Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village, Nev. Second Thursday of the month, Dec. 8, 8-9 a.m. Call 775-833-4100.Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare. Tests include complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, Vitamin D- 25 hydroxy, hemoglobin A1C, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab test, this service is a low cost laboratory screening that is not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted, and tests are available to individuals 18 years or older.Running Club to meet at indoor trackWhen snow falls on Truckee streets, a group of runners plows through their miles andamp;#8230; indoors. The Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park Districtandamp;#8217;s indoor track and fitness area lets runners and walkers train comfortably all winter. The running club meets at Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Community Recreation Center at Donner Pass Road and Highway 89, Sunday mornings, 8 a.m.-noon. Absolute beginners and serious runners are welcome. Start at your own pace, and with encouragement and guidance work up to training for local 5K to marathon events. Cost: Free to TDRPD fitness members or $4 drop-in. Call 530-550-4458 for more info.Make a difference, volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers (or above) and have a desire to share the mountain experience with participants. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on your volunteer day. Make this winter a season of change. Please visit or call 530-581-4161 for more information. To apply, please visit, and create a profile for Disabled Sports USA Far West.Community acupuncture drop in clinicCome learn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate! Meet Licensed Acupuncturist, Carla McClure, of Joyful Life Acupuncture and receive a full treatment for whatever ails you. The cost of the drop in clinic is only $30 versus the normal rate of $75. Every Wednesday, 5-7 p.m., at the Synergy Healing Arts Building, 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Truckee.Truckee Flu ClinicThe Nevada County Public Health Department is offering seasonal flu vaccine at the Truckee Clinic for children only, Thursday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m., Nevada County Public Health Department, Donner Room, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Please bring your childandamp;#8217;s immunization records with you. For adults only, Wednesdays by appointment only at 530-582-7814, 10 a.m.-noon, Nevada County Public Health Department, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Cost of flu shots is $15.LUNAFEST womenandamp;#8217;s film festival brings together food, wine and filmLUNAFEST, a film festival of diverse shorts from around the globe by, for and about women, will return to Squaw Valley Dec. 8, 2011. Attendees will enjoy inspiring, uplifting, funny and poignant short films while sampling cuisine from top Tahoe-Truckee area chefs and wine from California wineries in support of charities benefiting girls and women. All proceeds from LUNAFEST are donated to charity: 85 percent of profits will go directly to Girls on the Run andamp;#8212; Sierras, that instills confidence in young girls, and 15 percent goes to LUNAandamp;#8217;s primary cause partner, the Breast Cancer Fund. Strong supporters of Girls on the Run andamp;#8212; Sierras also join in for the event and cause, including Squaw Valley, Wells Fargo, a third year sponsor, and Canyon Springs. Tickets are $35 in advance at and at Wild Cherries in Truckee, or $39 at the door. Tickets include cuisine sampling, wine and the film screenings.

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