Tahoe Truckee Health andamp; Wellness announcements

Teri McKinney is offering a cheerleading and tumbling camp on the shore of Donner Lake this summer. Participants will need to wear comfortable clothes and bring lunch, bathing suit, sun block and lots of water. Camps will be taught by McKinney as well as Ashley Hartman and Javier Espinoza. There will be free beach time each day. A half day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) costs $75 and a full day (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) costs $150. For questions call Teri at (775) 624-6994.

The Nevada Red Cross and United Blood Services are sponsoring a community blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, June 19 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Nonprofit Center. Anyone participating can also become eligible for the Northern Nevada Toyota car give away drawing. To schedule your appointment call Tanya Milelli at (775) 298-0180.

Sharon Freewoman, mistress of shamanistic teachings, will offer Dad a free reading. Free mini-oracle reading for Dad’s only. Bring Dad by for a five-card empowerment oracle reading, Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. The Rainbow Bridge at the Village in Squaw Valley, 584-6100.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association volunteer guides Karen Thorsett and Dick Reed will guide a two-day, 21-mile trek (1,500 ft elevation gain) along the Tahoe Rim Trail from Tahoe City to Brockway Summit with an overnight stay at Watson Lake. The trip will be from June 19 to 20 with views of Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail.This segment also offers the opportunity to explore cinder cones and ancient lava flows that dot the trailside. Watson Lake is a a scenic, shallow lake andamp;#8212; great for fishing (fishing license required). Participants must be able to hike 14 miles per day at elevation with a 20-30 pound backpack. Participants must provide their own gear, food and clothing. This hike is open only to adults more than 16 years of age and is limited to 10 participants. For information or to register, contact Katy Washington at or call (775)298-0238.

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly guided hikes of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Mt. Judah trailhead on Saturday, June 20. Eastbound and westbound drivers take the Interstate 80 Soda Springs exit and drive about four miles along former Highway 40 to Donner Pass. From Hwy. 40, east of Donner Ski Ranch, turn onto the road right before Sugar Bowl Ski Academy. Those coming from the west shore of Donner Lake can make a winding climb up Old Hwy. 40 to the pass. From the pass continue for approximately .2 miles. Sugar Ski Academy will be on your left where we will meet.Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. For info call 550-5192 or e-mail

Restore Health and balance to the body, mind and spirit June 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Tahoe Wellness Center in Kings Beach. Learn to quiet the noise and drama and think with the heart. Alter the speed, shape and function of the energy around you. Experience The Seven Living Words that expand and empower your daily life. Dissolve old habits and generate thoughts that master certainty.For information about the Tahoe Wellness Center, 695 Wolf St., Kings Beach, call 546-8201 or visit Cost is $35. Please RSVP by June 19 to Marc Hiscox (775) 267-9501,

Join the brand new Backyard Babes a brand new for a fun filled outdoor summer experience complete with water and sand play, nature hikes, outdoor teepee, arts and crafts, music, dance and good friends. Camps offered Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through Aug. 20 at 10520 E. Alder Creek, Truckee. Morning and full days available. The property backs to Forest Service Land allowing for endless trails to explore, large grassy area and large deck. Ages 1 through 4 (1-year-olds must be walking, diapers OK). Hourly drop-ins are welcome if spaces are available. This is an outdoor experience with a focus on creativity and exploration. Demo day TBA. space is limited. Please call 587-3471 for more info or to register.

The community is invited to try a new therapy and to experience the power of energy work to balance, recharge and re-energize, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 15 to 19. The complimentary work sessions are free but please call to schedule an appointment for the 15 minute session. Call (775) 832-2171. Natural Vita will also hold an open house from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 18, with an assortment of healthy snacks, beverages, samples of teas and specials. Or take the 30 Day Fitness Challenge, with strength and anaerobic training, nutritional training classes, and a 30-day customized meal plan. Rolling starts every Monday. Personal trainer Jake Derr and nutrition information and meal planning from Chris DeLellis, Naturopathic Doctor. Meet the new practitioners and learn more about natural health and holistic products at Natura Vita, 754 Mays Blvd., Incline Village, Nev.

Brought to you by Tahoe Forest Health System, Friday, June 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this class is designed to give teens the skills to stay at home alone safely. Teens will learn safety in the home, home security, what to do in the event of an emergency, fire safety, as well as first aid and CPR. The class also teaches young teens the important responsibilities of babysitting. Students will pass with an American Heart Association CPR and First Aid Certification and a babysitting certificate. Cost $55 with instructor Alex MacLennan at the Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. To register call 587-3769.

Everything changes after dark andamp;#8212; the trails, the trees and the lake. Experience the Tahoe Rim Trail in a whole new light with full moon hikes led by experienced hike leaders. Take in inspiring views of the lake as the moon rises over the Lake Tahoe Basin. Experience the peace, tranquility and beauty of the Tahoe Rim Trail at dusk. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while slowing down to enjoy the flora and fauna, current happenings in the natural world and nighttime senses. Bring a flashlight, layered clothing and water. This may not be the best hike for children under 10. Please, to respect the night sounds and wildlife, no dogs this time! Dates: Tuesday, July 7; Thursday, Aug. 6; Friday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Oct. 4. TRTA Membership is required to attend. Memberships start at $20 for one year. Space is limited, sign up in advance. All Full Moon Hikes will start at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. For more information or to sign up call (775) 298-0012 or e-mail

Pickleball is a hybrid of tennis, badminton, tennis and ping pong. It is played on a badminton-size court with a low net, whiffle-balls and a ping-pong-like paddle.A very low impact sport which is easy on older joints, but popular with young folks. Free classes are offered Thursday through Sunday from 9 to 11 a.m. Playing andamp;#8220;America’s fastest growing sportandamp;#8221; within 15 minutes. Equipment is supplied. Athletic shoes are required.First left off Squaw Valley Road in the lower parking lot, behind the andamp;#8220;Tower of Signs.” Call John or Jean at 583-4196.

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