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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Send 200 word Health & Wellness briefs via e-mail. 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.Take a nutrition classThis class will teach the student the importance of harmony in the human body through a better understanding and application of sound nutrition health care practices. Subjects to be covered include sports, food is your best medicine, prevention, metabolic typing, analysis tools, weight control, mental and physical strength, hormone health, vitamin and herb overview, children’s health and meal planning. Tahoe Yoga Institute, Cobblestone Center, 475 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Aug. 6 and 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $125 for four sessions or $35 drop in. Questions, phone Carl Pomey 583-8212. Nutrition Health Care Services Complimentary & Alternative Nutritional Medicine, Carl Phillip Pomey, B.Sc, 3090 N. Lake Blvd. #6, Tahoe City, carlphillip@earthlink.net, http://www.nutritionevaluation.com.IN MOTION multi sport campIncline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Aug. 9, 9 a.m. Ages 8- 13. A multi-sports camp for boys and girls. Participants will learn the fundamentals of a variety of traditional sports including basketball, soccer and baseball. The camp will also include exciting outdoor adventure activities such as kayaking and hiking with an emphasis on the enjoyment of outdoor recreational opportunities that the Lake Tahoe area has to offer. Call (775) 832-1310.Yoga Kids Adventure CampThe Tahoe City Public Utility District is hosting a “Yoga Kids Adventure Camp” Monday, Aug. 9 through Friday, Aug. 13, which also includes art, hiking and outdoor adventure for ages 7-10 years, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Fees are $160 each. Visit http://www.tahoecitypud.com for information or call 583-8452.Tahoe City Blood DriveTahoe City Fire Station, 300 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, Aug. 11, noon-6 p.m. Come donate blood and get a free T-shirt and demo day pass from Tahoe Dave’s. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Tahoe City. For information call (530) 412-4321.Beach Parties to benefit diagnostic imagingIncline Village Community Hospital, a service of Tahoe Forest Health System, is hosting summer beach parties at Burnt Cedar Beach, 665 Lakeshore Blvd., Incline Village. Beach parties will be held Thursdays through Aug. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. to benefit enhancements to Incline Village Community Hospital diagnostic imaging services. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10 years of age. Each dinner includes BBQ Hawaiian ribs or chicken, roasted corn, beans, rolls, grilled pineapple, soda and includes a raffle ticket for hourly prizes including a weekly iPod giveaway. Community physicians, RN’s, technologists, caregivers, volunteers, auxiliary, board members and friends of the hospital will be attending. Participate in volley ball, Frisbee, a golf putting challenge, water games, hula hoops. Live entertainment by Gil Thompson and “Da Big Tsunami Band.” For more information call (775) 888-4204.

Guided hike to view birds and sceneryThe Tahoe Institute for Natural Science, the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and the Lahontan Audubon Society are sponsoring this moderately difficult hike from the Mount Rose Trailhead to Galena Falls in search of late summer birds and spectacular scenery, Sunday, Aug. 15, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Take time to enjoy the birds and soak in great views before arriving at Galena Falls and the surrounding alpine meadows. Possible avian participants are the Green-tailed Towhee, Clark’s Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird, and MacGillivray’s Warbler. Please register in advance for this hike with a moderate difficulty level by calling the TRTA Office. Space on this hike is limited. For information or to sign-up call the TRTA office at (775) 298-0238 or e-mail programs@tahoerimtrail.org.LUNA Chix Ladies Race Night at NorthstarJoin the Tahoe LUNA Chix at the Northstar Resort Cross Country Mountain Bike Race Series Thursday, Aug. 19 for a fun mountain bike race to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. No experience is necessary. Racers can choose from three categories: Beginner, novice, or expert. Race entry fee is only $15 and all proceeds from women entrants on Aug. 19 will go directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Perfect opportunity for ladies to push themselves in a fun, supportive environment and support a great cause. Race registration, 5-5:45 p.m. Racing begins at 6 p.m. sharp. Entry fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes, including LUNA Sport bike jerseys. Free pre-race bike maintenance clinic, 4:30 p.m., Plaza Bikes in the Village at Northstar. Visit http://www.teamlunachix.com.Women’s Downhill Mountain Biking Clinic with Marla Streb The Tahoe LUNA Chix, a women’s mountain biking and cycling group, will host a Women’s-Only Downhill Mountain Biking Clinic with former National and World Champion Marla Streb on Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Northstar-at-Tahoe. This is a perfect opportunity for beginners and intermediate riders to take their skills to the next level in a fun and supportive environment. The clinic, limited to 10 people, includes personal instruction, lunch, mountain bike park lift ticket and a goody bag. Cost of the clinic is $150 per person with all proceeds donated directly to the Breast Cancer Fund. Space is limited! Register now before it’s too late. For more information, e-mail tahoelunachix@gmail.com.Center for Spiritual Living to throw a partyThe Center For Spiritual Living has moved and will celebrate with an open house and old fashioned ice cream social, Aug. 22, 1-3 p.m. Visit the new beautiful lakeside home in the North Tahoe Marina. Enjoy the spectacular view and your ice cream Sundae from our beautiful deck. There will be a free facepainter for the children and Tahoe Tessie will be there to greet them. First 50 children receive free balloon. Chocolate, caramel, or strawberry sundaes are only $2. What better way to celebrate a wonderful August afternoon on Lake Tahoe? Follow the balloons, see you there!Tahoe Forest Hospice Memorial ServiceTahoe Forest Health System announces the sixth annual Tahoe Forest Hospice Memorial Service, remembering and honoring hospice patients and community members who have passed away within the last 18 months. The memorial service will take place on Aug. 22, 2:30 – 4 p.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospice Memorial Garden on the corner of Tahoe and Lake Avenue, Truckee. The program will feature inspirational music, devotional thought and a remembrance ritual. Those who choose are invited to say a few words in tribute. There will be an area to display photographs and mementos. At the conclusion of the service refreshments will be served. For more information about the Tahoe Forest Hospice Memorial Service, please contact Kathryn Hill, Bereavement Coordinator, Tahoe Forest Hospice at 582-7212 or khill@tfhd.com.Summer full moon TRT hikesExperience the Tahoe Rim Trail at dusk. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while enjoying the natural world and nighttime senses. Bring a flashlight, a wind-proof layer, and water. Not the best hike for children under 10 years old. Please, to respect the night sounds, no dogs allowed on this hike. Hike dates are Tuesday, Aug. 24, Thursday, Sept. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 23. TRTA Membership is required to attend and space is limited so advance sign up required. All full moon hikes start at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. For information call (775) 298-0238 or e-mail programs@tahoerimtrail.org.

Drive the Road to Recovery Volunteer drivers are needed to drive patients to their treatments through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery new program in Truckee. For Cancer information contact (800) ACS-2345 and http://www.cancer.org.Weekly Ki Gong classesKi Gong is always done with a smile to increase positive energy. You focus on the mind while conditioning the body. Increase your inner strength and peace and improve balance, circulation, and breath. Develop your mind, body and spirit. Classes are held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 9 a.m. Tuesdays and 10097 Riverside Drive, 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Call 587-2557 for more information.New classes for infants and toddlersSeveral new classes will begin at the Incline Village Recreation Center including music classes, Stroller Boot Camp, swim classes and of course the popular Kid Zone. For a complete list of the classes go to the Incline Recreation Center website, call (775) 832-1300 or stop at the Recreation Center.Women’s Wellness WeekendSave the date! Tahoe Forest Health System invites you to save the date for 2010 Women’s Wellness. The event will return to the Village at Squaw Valley, Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. More details to follow! Tahoe Center for Health & Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 587-3769, tchsp@tfhd.com.LUNAFEST returns to SquawThe Village at Squaw Valley hosts the second annual LUNAFEST, Saturday, Oct. 23, 5:30 – 10 p.m. LUNAFEST is a national film festival that features short films by, for and about women. The evening begins with wine by Uncorked and food from the Village at Squaw Valley at 6 p.m. in the Mountain Stream Room (next to Uncorked Wine Shop). Food, wine and holiday shopping at 7:30 p.m. film viewing in the Palisades Room; 8 p.m. intermission, dessert and live auction and at 8:30 p.m. more film viewing in the Palisades Room.Healthy Kids = Great StudentsThat is why Excellence in Education supports the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District’s Wellness Policy. Excellence in Education views this Guide to the Student Wellness Policy as brain food for students, teachers and parents. It is a collection of healthy information related to nutrition, fitness and food for everyday school and life. We know that healthy kids perform well academically and that is something we are working hard to support.The Foundation takes pride in partnering with the Nutrition Coalition and the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District to provide this important Guide to the Student Wellness Policy to the students and families of the District. Find the wellness guide at ttusd.org or https://exined.org/ttusd-wellness-policy.