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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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Volunteers are wanted to become peer counselors. Share knowledge from your life experiences and assist others in our community with personal empowerment. Train to become a peer counselor and share your time with individuals in need of support, April 27, 6 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Contact 530-214-6257 or spirittruckee@gmail.com.

Free anonymous drop-off unused and expired medications, Tahoe City Fire, Department, 300 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. County-wide prescription drug “take-back” event, part of a national effort to prevent increased pill abuse and theft by collecting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively and anonymously, at this event. Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect the water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect the community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. A collaborative effort of The Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Waste Management, the DEA, and the Coalition for Placer Youth. Open to everyone. Event at 12 countywide locations: Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, Foresthill, and Tahoe City. Visit CoalitionforPlacerYouth.org for specific locations and details.

Donner Ski Ranch will open every day during the next week through May 2 with full operations, front side and back side open, offering ski and snowboard lessons, rentals, packages with special rates. Adult lift ticket, $25; child lift ticket, $10; adult package, $40 and child package $35. Package includes unrestricted lift ticket plus rental, add group lesson for $8. This will not be the end. After May 2, for the love of skiing and snowboarding, Donner Ski Ranch will open Saturdays and Sundays until the snow is gone. Buy a season pass for special prices and use by the end of this season, and throughout the next season. Visit http://www.donnerskiranch.com for more information, or call 530-426-3635.

Pool and Fitness Pass now available for the Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District. New combination pass allows you to work out at the “Track” fitness Center and swim laps at the Community Pool for only $40 (residents) or $60 (non-residents). One month passes only. No senior or youth options. Call 530-582-7720 for more info.

Join Ann Sura, naturopathic doctor, for a safe and effective three-week experiential protocol in proper cleansing and detoxification. Spring is the perfect cleansing time to get ready for summer activities. Discover a new relationship with food, minimize chronic symptoms, eliminate food cravings, eliminate food allergies, learn about key dietary supplements, and move beyond dysfunctional patterns of eating. Course fee is $220 for one person or $195 per person if you pair up with a friend/spouse/partner. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, supplements, complete step-by-step, day-by-day program manual that includes food shopping lists, cleansing recipes, and daily activity protocols. Four week course dates: Wednesdays May 4, 11, 18, 25, 6-7:30 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to reserve your space.

Kirtan (keer-tahn) is a Sanskrit word meaning “to sing.” The primary musical feature of kirtan is the use of call (the leader sings a mantra) and response (the audience repeats the mantra). The intention of kirtan is consciousness-transformative, directing the singers to vanish into the song as drops merge into the ocean. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, May 6, 7 p.m., call 530-550-8981.

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness/Prevention Month. As a community service, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach is proud to offer free osteopenia / osteoporosis screenings using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to “gold standard” DXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free, and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture. May 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 N. Lake Blvd., Kings Beach; May 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and May 21, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine. By appointment only at 530-546-0400.

The Renee’s Place program gently guides children, teens and families through the grieving process. Volunteer training includes: Three hour on-line course, hospice orientation and philosophy ($10 fee), 16-hour bereavement and Renee’s Place skills development instruction, participation in local summer grief camps for kids. Tuesday, May 10, 4-8 p.m., Thursday, May 12, 4-8 p.m., Saturday, May 21, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Call 530-582-3534 for info.

Dr. Mont Hubbard has extensively researched and written on the mechanics of sports. For this special engagement before the Amgen Tour of California, Hubbard will present two research projects involving bicycles currently underway at the UC Davis Sports Biomechanics Laboratory, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev., May 12, 5:30 p.m. The first project addresses fundamental questions of balance and rider control. Using special bicycles that have been augmented with scientific instruments and techniques previously used in Aeronautics, researchers at UC Davis are studying how human “pilots” intuitively control bicycles. With the scientific understanding of the mechanics of the bicycle and the limits of the human body, it becomes possible to calculate the “best” way to budget one’s energy during a race. No-host bar 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m., $5 donation requested. Call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.


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