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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, CALIF. – Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. 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.Truckee Community Blood DriveGive blood. Save a life. BloodSource. Michelle can learn to scuba dive thanks to BloodSource blood donors. Yes, you do save lives. Truckee Community Blood Drive Thursday, July 14, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Veterans’ Hall, 10214 High St., Truckee. Sponsored by Truckee Rotary. For more information please contact Wes Beyer at 530-587-0902. Visit http://www.bloodsource.org or 866-822-5663, or follow on Facebook and Twitter. Nonprofit since 1948.Truckee Donner Recreation & Park DistrictEquestrian Commission and free riding dayTruckee Donner Recreation & Park District has formed a new committee of dedicated equestrians whose mission is to foster and promote the McIver Arena, facilitate a safe and inviting working arena for the equestrian community at large. The Equestrian Committee will host a free riding day Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Bring your horses to the arena, test it out, get information. Thanks to the equipment from Advanced Asphalt, TDRPD pulled up the top 8 inches of footing, screen it for rocks and dragged the surface.Contact Jennie Bartlett at jenbartlett@live.com or Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District at 530-582-7720 or visit http://www.tdrpd.com.The McIver Arena is open to the public for use with the purchase of a season pass. Passes are $25 for a single and $50 for a family. Visit the TDRPD office, located at the community recreation center, for pass or information. Call 530-582-7720.Tahoe Forest Hospice Day of RemembrancePlease join the seventh annual Tahoe Forest Hospice Day of Remembrance Sunday, July 17, 2011, 2:30-4 p.m., Tahoe Forest Hospice Memorial Garden (corner of Tahoe and Lake Avenues, Truckee). Be a part of this special event and gather to remember and honor those hospice patients and community members of the North Tahoe/Truckee/Sierra Valley area who have passed within the last 18 months.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 of loved ones and special mementos.At the conclusion of the service refreshments will be served and there will be time for informal visiting.Please RSVP at the Hospice office if you plan to attend at 530-582-3534.Tahoe LUNA Chix Social Mountain Bike RideJoin a “social” ride along the fun, easy, and beautiful trails at the Tahoe Nordic Center, Tahoe City, Wednesday, July 20. Meeting time is 5:30 p.m. Ride starts at 5:45 p.m. sharp. Women riders of all abilities are welcome to attend. LUNA bar product samples will be available. Ride is free of charge; donations to the Breast Cancer Fund always greatly appreciated. For more details, visit teamlunachix.com, find on Facebook, or e-mail tahoelunachix@gmail.com.Truckee’s Jenkins finishes Run for RecoveryUltrarunner and Truckee resident Dan Jenkins raised $1,290 to support the Community Recovery Resources (CoRR) Alumni Fund, benefiting local mother’s in recovery and their children, in Nevada and Placer Counties. Jenkins completed two solo 75 mile runs around Lake Tahoe for the benefit, completing the first counter clockwise lap on June 18, in 20 hours, 14 minutes; the second (clockwise) lap was completed June 25, in 19 hours, 44 minutes. Jenkins, a counselor at CoRR, said, “a special thanks to all those who supported and donated to this unique effort to raise funds for local recovery resources in battling addiction. Any and all support helps raise awareness for those in our community asking for help.”Summer Food Service ProgramThe Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals will be provided for free at the site and times as follows: Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach. Breakfast 9-10 a.m., lunch noon-12:30 p.m.Meals provided Monday through Friday through Aug. 26, 2011.In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. Or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.For more information, contact Club Chef Christin Wilcox, 530-546-4324 or e-mail cwilcox@bgcnlt.org.Get it Farmers Market freshThe Tahoe City Downtown Association and Foothill Farmers Market Association present another summer of California certified farm-fresh fruits, vegetables and more during the Thursday Farmers Market in Downtown Tahoe City at Commons Beach. Please note the new market hours, 8 a.m.-noon, and the designated public parking areas throughout Tahoe City. When attending the Thursday market the Tahoe City Downtown Association asks everyone to respect the limited parking in front of local businesses, adjacent to Commons Beach.Hike with CarmenCarmen Carr shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Join her July 16, 9 a.m. to hike Shirley Canyon. Turn at the Squaw Valley turn off, follow the road up to the resort area. Look for the fire station on the right. Meet in front of the fire station and then go and park at the actual trailhead. The trail follows Shirley Creek up about 2.5 miles to Shirley Lake passing gorgeous waterfalls and canyon boulders.Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or e-mail Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.Free cancer talksAll talks will be held at The Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance is located at 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.July 12, noon Look Good Feel BetterJuly 19, noon Eat to Beat CancerJuly 20, massage openings availableFor more information please Michelle Larson, PT, 582-7415 or mlarson@tfhd.com.