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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, CAlif. andamp;#8212; Send your health itemContent 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.Billy Dutton Uphill this SundayThe annual Billy Dutton Uphill is just around the corner. The yearly race from the bottom of Squaw Valley USA to High Camp is scheduled for Sunday, April 15 starting at 8 a.m., with registration beginning at 7 a.m. outside Daveandamp;#8217;s Deli. The course climbs 2,000 vertical feet in 3.2 miles on the Mountain Run, and can be done on cross-country skis, snowshoes or running shoes. The race benefits the Far West Nordic Junior programs and is a celebration of the life of Billy Dutton, a search and rescue skier who lost his life to brain cancer and who is remembered not only for his big smile, but also his daily routine of skiing up Mountain Run.Truckee Womenandamp;#8217;s sober livingfacility accepting applicationsThe C.A.S.T.L.E (clean and sober transitional living environment) House, Truckee/Tahoeandamp;#8217;s only sober living facility for women, is now accepting applications for residents. Women ages 18 and over accepted, with no pets allowed. Candidates must have at least 30 days of sobriety and be willing to participate in outclient services at Community Recovery Resources. To schedule an appointment for an interview and receive an application, please call Community Recovery Resources Supportive Housing Manager, Chris Frye at 530-273-9541, ext. 231.Are You Conscious?Are you aware of how much fun youandamp;#8217;re having when youandamp;#8217;re moving the olandamp;#8217; bod effortlessly? When youandamp;#8217;re not the least bit concerned about holding the beat, but it happens anyway? Sierra Conscious Dance offers up eclectic DJ mixes, with guidance on how to flat out let go of your concerns for a couple of hours of your life. You will be moved. Join the dance every Friday at 7 p.m., InnerRhythms Dance Studio, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Cost is $10 donation, first-timers free.Open gym FUNdraiser for Luis Manuel GaitanFriday, April 13, with three sessions: 3:30-4:30 p.m.; 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Attend one, two or all three sessions. Ages 6 through teen/adult (yes, adults!), cost is $10 per session regardless of enrollment. One hundred percent of net proceeds to benefit Luis Manuel. Please reserve and pay in advance. Coaches on hand for skill advice and safety.Truckee Elementary fourth grader Luis Manuel Gaitan was recently diagnosed with diabetes. Luis is a friend and classmate of owner Laura Bronstoneandamp;#8217;s son, Aaron, and is a great kid and excellent student. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics invites you to help Luisandamp;#8217;s family by attending the special April Open Gym FUNdraiser for Luis. Mark your calendars. The entire April Open Gym net proceeds will be for the express benefit of Luis Manuel and his family to help with Luisandamp;#8217;s diabetic treatments and supplies. Have some fun in the gym, meet the Gaitans and do a cartwheel or handstand in support the Gaitan family during this challenging time. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics is located at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee. Call 530-587-7404, email or visit to Energy for youthsIn this two-day class your child will learn how to work harmoniously with the energies around them and within them.Some of the topics to be covered: Grounding, like a tree or a rock. Bubbling, learning how to stay clear. Great balls of fire, how to focus energy using their hands. Earth, air, fire and water andamp;#8212; exploring the elements and how to work with them in daily life.Classes will be held April 13 and 14, Kings Beach, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. The cost is $125. There is a $30 non-refundable deposit. This is a pre-requisite for Reiki Kidandamp;#8217;s Camp with level 1 Reiki attunement. For more information or to register: Brooke Butler CBP, RMT, 530-386-1237, Wisdom Play at Clearwater Day Spa; Evon Eisenberg CMT, RMT, 530-227-2374, Magic Touch Massage andamp; Healing Center; Kimberly Smith RMT, 775-219-9219, Transformations Salon; Marianne Klemm RMT, IARP; BTA, 530-448-4220, Reiki Tahoe at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine.Love Your Body six-week purificationand whole body fitness program.This six week spring alive purification program includes weekly interactive presentations of holistic nutrition, exercise, massage, acupuncture, meditation, cleansing programs, lectures and Chinese medicine to maximize your physical, emotional and mental potential. April 24-May 29, every Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Visit for more information and to sign up.Spring Wilderness Medicine CoursesThe Tahoe Rim Trail Association is partnering with the American Red Cross Wilderness Medicine Institute, Lake Tahoe School and Crested Butte Outdoors for a series of wilderness medicine courses. Whether youandamp;#8217;re a crew leader, a wilderness guide, an outdoor enthusiast or you work in a remote environment, these courses will give you the skills you need to respond to a backcountry emergency when help is delayed.American Red Cross courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. will be held May 4: Adult CPR andamp; AED; May 5-6: Wilderness and Remote First Aid and May 4-6: Wilderness and Remote First Aid andamp; Adult CPR/AED. Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS courses at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. May 16-17: Wilderness First Aid.For program fees and online registration visit and search under Medical Trainings. Call 775-298-0239 or 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 Hunter Creek Waterfall Trail Head on Saturday, April 28. Directions: From Interstate 80 take 4th Street exit east to Mayberry Lane (south.) After crossing the river, turn right (south) on Plateau Road. Follow Plateau up the hill and through a development. After the development, watch for Woodchuck Lane on the right hand side (south). Turn on Woodchuck and park in the clear gravel area next to the road. The Steamboat Ditch is adjacent to this parking area. Follow the trail along the ditch for approximately 1 mile to a bridge across the ditch. Cross the bridge and follow the southbound dirt roads to the mouth of the canyon. Walk right up to the creek and cross via the bridge which is just upstream of the road. From there the trail begins (along the west side of Hunter Creek.) Visit or call 530-550-5192.

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