Truckee Tahoe community announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Swim for the holidaysThe Truckee Community Swimming Pool will be open daily during the Thanksgiving holiday. The pool will have a combo swim (both recreation and lap swim) Monday through Friday (excluding Thanksgiving), 1-3 p.m., and 2:30-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Get some swimming in Thanksgiving morning, 7-10 a.m., before feasting and giving thanks. For more information, call Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Parks District at 530-582-7720. Drop in fees are $3 for children and $4 for resident adults. 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.Lilandamp;#8217; Warriors kids yoga and karateStudio Tahoe presents Tahoe Mountain Martial Arts Yoga andamp; Karate Program: Lil’ Warriors for ages 3 and up. The program is a gift for children, teens and their parents. It is an uplifting, mind-expanding, non competitive, and fun way for youth to build strength, spirit, confidence and self-esteem. The benefits of yoga and karate for kids are profound and abundant. Afternoon mid-week classes are beginning now. On Saturday mornings at 9 a.m. enjoy an adult Flow Yoga class at Studio Tahoe while your kids enjoy their own class in the next room. Check out the schedule at or call 530-587-1891. Namaste.Running Club to meet at indoor trackWhen snow falls on Truckee streets, a group of runners plows through their miles andamp;#8230; indoors. The Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park Districtandamp;#8217;s indoor track and fitness area lets runners and walkers train comfortably all winter. The running club meets at Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Community Recreation Center at Donner Pass Road and Highway 89, Sunday mornings, 8 a.m.-noon. Absolute beginners and serious runners are welcome. Start at your own pace, and with encouragement and guidance work up to training for local 5K to marathon events. Cost: Free to TDRPD fitness members or $4 drop-in. Call 530-550-4458 for more info.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.Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Negro Canyon trailhead Saturday, Nov. 26. Exit Interstate 80 at the Donner Lake Interchange (west end of Donner Lake), or take Donner Lake Road from the west end of Donner Lake under I-80. A dirt road leaves the interchange on the north side of I-80 and quickly takes you to a large dirt parking area. Stay to the right of the Rim Trail informational kiosk and follow the access road up the east (right) side of Negro Canyon. The new access trail, called Wendin Way, begins on the left side of this road, about one hundred feet past the gate.Visit, call 530-550-5192 or e-mail 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.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. 2011 Truckee dates: Dec. 14. For more information, please call 530-582-3277.Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village, Nev. Second Thursday of the month, 8-9 a.m. 2011 Incline dates: Dec. 8. For more information, please call 775-833-4100.Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare. Tests include complete blood count, comprehensive metabolic panel, lipid panel, Vitamin D- 25 hydroxy, hemoglobin A1C, TSH thyroid stimulating hormone. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to lab test, this service is a low cost laboratory screening that is not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company, cash, checks and credit cards are accepted, and tests are available to individuals 18 years or older.

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