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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

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Truckee womenand#8217;s sober living

facility accepting applications

The C.A.S.T.L.E (clean and sober transitional living environment) House, Truckee/Tahoeand#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.

Conscious Dance evening

On Friday April 20, 7 p.m. at InnerRhythms, celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ecstatic Dance Reno/Truckee now known as Sierra Conscious Dance. DJ Source, the founder of the local Conscious Dance Movement will guide you on the Inner Journey Dance.

Journey 10,000 miles from your head to your feet. Step onto the dance floor of inner exploration and leave conversation behind. Let your body move you to the sounds of world underground beats. Lose yourself in the tempo of this energetic experience. Dessert celebration to follow.

InnerRhythms, 12047 Donner Pass Road, cost is $10, first time dancers free! Call 530-913-8256 for more information.

NaturaMed Spring Cleanse Class

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 and save if you pair up with a friend/spouse/partner. Fee includes doctor and nutritionist monitoring, all supplements included, complete step-by-step, day-by-day program manual that includes food shopping lists, cleansing recipes and daily activity protocols. Four-week course dates: Wednesday evenings, April 18, 25, May 2 and 9, 6-7:30 p.m. Registration allowed through Wednesday, April 25. NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach. Call 530-546-0400 to reserve your space.

United for Action presents

third Tahoe Neighborhood Table

This free community dinner is co-hosted by North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC), Christ Life Church and Project MANA. Dinner will be held on Friday, April 20, 6-8 p.m. at NTHC, 700 Latone Ave., Tahoe Vista (just off National Avenue). Kugels and traditional Jewish sides along with brownies will be served. Everyone is invited to share a meal together!

United for Action is hosting three Neighborhood Table dinners around the North Shore. The first dinner was February at the Tahoe City Episcopal Church with help from Sierra Mental Wellness Group. The second dinner was held in March at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Kings Beach and hosted by the Catholic Church and Community House staff.

United for Action is a partnership between nonprofits and faith-based organizations in North Lake Tahoe.

Love Your Body six-week purification

and 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 http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com for more information and to sign up.

Tahoe-Truckee Rx Take Back April 28

The Safe and Secure Drug Disposal Act of 2010 was signed into law on Oct. 12, 2010. This Act amended the federal Controlled Substances Act and allows the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA; an agency of the U.S. Department of Justice) to develop a process that provides for the safe disposal of prescription drugs. A key ingredient of that process are drug take back days. These events, overseen by the DEA in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies, are scheduled every six months around the country. Tahoe held three previous events and collected more than 151 pounds. The drugs are taken by law enforcement and incinerated free of charge.

This coming event is scheduled for Saturday April 28, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. at the Tahoe City Fire Station and the Nevada County Sheriff Substation in Truckee. Rx Medication Take Back Day is free and anonymous. People can drop off Rx medications including controlled substances, over-the-counter medications, or even veterinary medications.

No sharps or lancets, medical waste, aerosols, hydrogen peroxide or illicit drugs can be accepted. Sharps can be dropped off at the landfill on Highway 89 if in an approved sharps container. Sharps containers will be available free of charge at Take Back Day.

Non-controlled substances may be dropped off at select hazardous waste days at the landfill on Cabin Creek Road by appointment at 530-583-0148.

League to Save Lake Tahoe

partners with Aveda Earth Month to Keep Tahoe Blue

This April, the League to Save Lake Tahoe will partner with Avedaand#8217;s Earth Month 2012 campaign in which Northern California and Nevada Aveda salons raise money to help Keep Tahoe Blue.

Avedaand#8217;s April 2012 Earth Month campaign inspires its network of beauty professionals and consumers in more than 30 countries to raise millions of dollars for the protection of clean water and a healthy environment. Aveda partners with numerous nonprofits worldwide who work at the local level to help preserve clean water and educate citizens about regional water issues.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is excited to be a part of this yearand#8217;s Aveda Earth Month campaign.

Local Northern California and Nevada salons will host walks, special events and other fundraising opportunities throughout the month of April to benefit Earth Month. Visit your Aveda salon or keeptahoeblue.org.

2012 Youth Backcountry Camps

Summit mountains, build trail, challenge yourself

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, Sierra Nevada Journeys and the Tahoe Institute for Natural Science are partnering for their fifth annual Youth Backcountry Camp summer program. All teens (ages 12-17) are invited to attend a three, five or six-day program and partake in an inspiring wilderness experience.

Teens make new friends while learning about wilderness survival, navigation (map/compass and GPS), Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, ecology and geology and backcountry cooking and nutrition. Participants will backpack approximately 5-7 miles per day and participate in a service learning project building or improving part of the Tahoe Rim Trail.

Dates are: YBCC2 five-day, ages 14-17, July 15-19, $299; YBCC3 six-day, ages 14-17, July 22-27, $350; YBCC three-day, ages 12-15, July 29-31, $199.

Gear, food and transportation will be provided for all participants. All programs are instructed by experienced and well-trained staff from the TRTA, SNJ and TINS. Scholarships are available. To determine eligibility contact Tom at 775-298-0238 or email programs@tahoerimtrail.org.

Register online at http://www.tahoerimtrail.org.

Whitewater guide school

Donand#8217;t miss IRIE Rafting Companyand#8217;s annual guide school, May 11-20. Join a fun-filled and educational 10-day guide school on Northern Californiaand#8217;s exceptional whitewater rivers, progressing from Class II to Class V. The $700 tuition includes all meals, transportation, gear, instruction and CPR/First AID certifications. This training is ideal for individuals interested in working as a guide, or those of you who just want to get out on the river! No experience necessary. For more information and/or to sign up, visit http://www.raftirie.com or contact Frank at frank@raftirie.com or 530-318-0576.