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Truckee Tahoe community announcements

Do you have a Health andamp; Wellness item for publication? Send it to Amy Edgett, Community Editor, at, subject Health Release. Deadline for Wednesday publication is the Friday previous at noon. Articles printed news space permitting.

The Incline Village General Improvement District senior program will offer snowshoe programs from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays with informative presentations on senior nutrition. The program focuses on meeting and addressing the fitness and nutritional needs of the Incline Village, Crystal Bay senior community. Monthly presentations provide nutritional education in a relaxed, social setting with delicious healthy foods to enjoy. For information or to register call (775) 832-1310.

Ki 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 in a four-week workshop. Classes are held at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance (TCHSP) 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, beginning Feb. 3 at 5:30 p.m. Call 587-3769 for more information.

In an effort to provide alcohol and other drug prevention services in the Tahoe-Truckee community, interested individuals are encouraged to get together to form a working group around this important community issue. On Feb. 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Town of Truckee, 10183 Truckee Airport Road, there will be a discussion about the purpose and scope of this working group, steps to create a strategic prevention plan, an assessment of our community’s drug and alcohol personality, and the creation of action steps and a timeline. Call 550-2309,

Beginning Square Dance lessons for school students over 12 years of age and adults. Singles and couples are welcome. Dancers who have not danced for a while are encouraged to come and enjoy us. Our caller is Jim Marwin from Reno. He has called Square Dancing for many years. Experienced dancers will be there to help you. Each class is $4 and we will take beginners Mondays through Feb. 8, 7 p.m., Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, New Community Center, Highway 80 and Highway 89 North. Please call Verna at 587-4458.

Tahoe Cross Country in Tahoe City hosts a Yoga andamp; Skate Ski Clinic Sunday, Feb. 7, 9 a.m., with yoga being held in the resort’s yurt, which is heated by a woodstove. After yoga, a skate skiing class helps participants focus on what they learned about body alignment in the yoga class. Each workshop is open to the public. Cost is $20 per person per class. Reservations are required as space is limited to 20. For more information contact Madona Casini at

Designed for skiers and boarders age 55 and over, Sugar Bowl Ski Resort hosts the Senior’s All Mountain Adventure Camp Tuesday, Feb. 9 through Thursday, Feb. 11. Participants use modern contemporary ski techniques to improve mechanics and subsequently reduce fatigue. Cost is $225 per person.

The Incline Village Parks and Recreation Health and Wellness Initiative’s exercise incentive program called the andamp;#8220;Big Burnandamp;#8221; begins Feb. 8. The program challenges participants to burn 250 calories per day through a dedicated exercise regime, five times per week for three months. Participants will have a team coach and receive a Big Burn calorie tracking system, T-shirt, website to convert exercise time to calories burned along with a chance to win a Big Burn specific vacation or other prizes. For information, call (775) 832-1310 or visit and register.

North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will host a Community Blood Drive from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at the main fire station located at 875 Tanager St. Food and beverages will be provided courtesy the Hyatt Regency Resort, Spa andamp; Casino and U-Bake Pizza. To make an appointment, contact call (775) 831-0351, ext. 0, or visit and use sponsor code: incline.

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