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, subject, health. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting, up to 150-200 words. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep online event description to 50 words.Truckee Flu ClinicsFall is here again and flu season is just around the corner. The Nevada County Public Health Department is offering seasonal flu vaccine at the Truckee Clinic on the following dates: Children only, Thursday, 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. Every Wednesday 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. Get rolling at open gymOpen Gym at My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics, 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee, Friday Dec. 2, 4-6 p.m. Ages 6 through teen/adult, $15 in advance (paid by Thursday), $20 at the door; $5 for currently enrolled students. Coaches on hand for skill, advice and safety. Call 530-587-7404, e-mail or visit My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics serves the physical activity needs of children.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. Call for appointment at 530-414-4857.Turn, turn, turnNorth American Ski Training Center (NASTC) is a performance ski school offering multi-day, full immersion and adventure ski training clinics for intermediate through expert skiers taught by members of the PSIA National Team, AMGA and UIAGM certified guides.NASTC chooses resorts with terrain perfectly suited for adventure ski training courses. For the 2011 – 2012 season, NASTC offers Early Season Jumpstart, All Conditions/All Terrain, and Big Mountain Powder Skiing courses at mountain destinations including Crested Butte, Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Northstar-at-Tahoe. On the international front, they take groups to Chamonix for the classic big descents and an annual summer trip to Portillo for some of the best skiing the Southern Hemisphere has to offer. Their international courses also offer heli-skiing and off-piste skiing touring options to round out the experience. Back at NASTC’s Tahoe-base, as an AIARE school they offer certified avalanche education courses, guided backcountry skiing on the many peaks in the Tahoe National Forest, and spring ski tours on Mount Shasta. These well appointed packages, focused on your personal advancement as a skier are yet surprisingly affordable! Jumpstart Your Season at Squaw Valley, Dec. 7-10Powder Adventure at Snowbird, Utah, Jan. 19-23Steep and Deep at Crested Butte, Colo., March 1-6Visit for full schedule.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. Affordable 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, 7-9 a.m., Truckee, Dec. 14. For more information, please call 530-582-3277.

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