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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

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.Massage at Sierra AgapeJon Weedn offers meditation training and healing touch massage every Tuesday on a donation basis through Sierra Agape Center. Founded in May 2010, Sierra Agape is devoted to teaching people how to cultivate the mind-body connection, strengthen relationships and work through times of transition. For more information visit schedule a session with Weedn, visit the appointments tab at For more information call 530-318-6149.Breaking the addiction to our minds with Noah LevineBuddhism is a path to freedom from suffering. That suffering originates in the addictive quality of the mind and our habitual tendency to grasp at pleasure and push away pain.All addictions stem from these roots. The Buddhist path offers a spiritual and psychological process of transformation that has proven to be a most effective treatment for our human addiction to thinking and all the suffering we create with the mind.Open to all levels of experience, this evening lecture with Noah Levine will provide an opportunity to learn about how Buddhist meditation can help you break free of old ways of thinking.North Tahoe High School Auditorium, July 13, 7-9 p.m. All are welcome, students are encouraged. First come first serve basis, donations gratefully received. Call 530-550-8981 for information. Presented by Sierra Agape Center and For Goodness Sake, visit paddleboard program announcedThe Tahoe Maritime Museum is excited to announce the Youth Paddleboard Program. Every Wednesday through Labor Day, at Commons Beach in Tahoe City, local youth can experience the fast growing water sport of paddleboarding. The program is free. Explore the lake, learn about history and ecology, and most of all have fun on the water. You must pre-register to participate. Contact Katena at 530-525-9253, ext. 103 or to book your spot or find out more about the program.Be Well, Be Mighty, Go DeepWeekend Yoga WorkshopTrails Within, a yoga and wellness center, will host a weekend yoga workshop taught by Alice Kennedy, July 14-15, in Graeagle, Calif. Alice Kennedy is an Anusara-inspired yoga teacher. Known for her light-hearted playful approach, Aliceandamp;#8217;s classes bring a sense of fun and community to the practice of yoga. She has spent many years apprenticing with master teachers, and has learned a unique blend of care and therapeutics to heal the body and open the heart.For information on yoga schedules or to sign up visit, email or call 530-836-1500. Graeagle is located about 50 miles north of Truckee on Highway 89. Unwind and Reviveand support of drug and alcohol preventionJuly 20, 1-8 p.m. Unwind Salon in Truckee is hosting a benefit to support Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependenceandamp;#8217;s youth drug and alcohol prevention efforts with a a summer spa spritzer fundraiser. All services are buy donation and 100 percent of the proceeds will benefit TT-FWDD. Spa Menu includes: haircuts, special effects highlights, facial waxing, chair massages, nails and tanning booth.Appointments encouraged at 530-582-9344 but walk-ins welcome. Live music and complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages.This is a alcohol and drug-free, family-friendly event supporting a great cause. For more information contact Unwind or Womenandamp;#8217;s Climbing Workshopon Donner SummitJoin a fun community of women July 20 and learn basic rock climbing skills or improve upon your established technique. NASTCandamp;#8217;s top female guides will share specific techniques for womenandamp;#8217;s body mechanics. The day will be centered around building confidence, friendships, sharing ideas and enjoying the natural camaraderie and support. There will be single pitch climbs for beginners and multi-pitch climbs of varying difficulties for more experienced climbers. Donner Summit is well known by climbers world-wide for its excellent granite. There are also some gentle climbs with simple movements and huge views. Price is $95 and includes shoes, harness and helmet. Visit for more information. Take a hike with Volkssport and Trail TrekkersAmerican Volkssport Association (AVA) and Tahoe Trail Trekkers, Walk Event, July 21, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration at 64 acres parking area, Tahoe City. This is a free fun walk. All welcome. For AVA credit, $3. Hike 5km and 10km routes along Truckee River, then wind through William B. Layton Park and the newly completed Tahoe City Lakeside Trail. For info contact Diane Morrison at 530-546-2325, or visit all kids grades first through sixth andamp;#8230; donandamp;#8217;t miss the fun! Sign up now for Jazzerkamp at the Truckee Community Center. Jazzerkamp is a fun dance fitness program designed for kids. Each four-day session will include aerobics, nutrition, dance technique, crafts, games, snack, T-shirts and an end-of-camp performance. Each session is $95 and will be held on July 23-26, Aug. 6-9, and Aug. 20-23, 8:45 a.m. until noon.For more information please contact Karen Aulwurm at 925-286-5316.High-Sugar Diet and DiseaseAre high sugar diets contributing to the epidemics of cardiovascular disease and diabetes? Find out Thursday, July 26, 6 p.m. (no-host bar at 5:30 p.m.) at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Nutrition science researcher Dr. Kimber Stanhope will present a study recently featured in the CBS News 60 Minutes investigative report with Dr. Sanjay Gupta (the CBS News 60 Minute story will be rerun on Aug. 5, 2012) on the metabolic effects of sugar consumption.People who consume diets high in added sugar have a higher risk of having or developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Early results from an investigation conducted by UC Davis researcher Dr. Kimber Stanhope demonstrated that LDL-cholesterol and other lipids associated with increased risk for cardiovascular disease were increased in young, normal weight and overweight men and women who consumed 25 percent of their caloric requirement as beverages sweetened with high fructose corn syrup or with fructose for two weeks.TDAP required for all entering seventh graders Nevada County Public Health Department is reminding parents that all incoming seventh graders will need to show proof of Tdap (whooping cough) immunization to be able to begin school in the fall. This is a continuance of Assembly Bill 354, which was signed into law and effects students in both private and public schools. All entering and advancing seventh graders, new and transfers must take a record of receiving the Tdap immunization to school. Tdap is a vaccine that protects against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. A serious outbreak of pertussis, known as whooping cough affected 9,000 Californians and caused 10 infant deaths in California in 2010. Adolescents and adults are also susceptible to Pertussis. Contact your health care provider to prepare for the school year by getting vaccinated.IRIE Rafting Companypresents andamp;#8220;Boating for Benefitandamp;#8221;On selected Fridays June through September, IRIE Rafting Company will donate 50 percent of Lower Truckee River Gorge rafting trip to selected nonprofits. Locally owned and operated, IRIE Rafting believes in supporting nonprofits who work diligently to create community, provide service to those in need, open opportunities, and give individuals a hand up, not a hand out. Please join them in supporting the incredible work of their beneficiaries. Book online at or e-mail for one of the following: July 20, The Zawadisha Fund,; Aug. 10, CR Johnson Foundation, and Sept. 7, Project GO, Parenting GroupFor Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Wednesdays, 5 p.m. Join other parents in conversation about supporting each other in becoming more present and mindful parents. This group will be self-run by parents and will involve reading books and sharing tools to help approach parenting with curiosity, humor, compassion and awareness.Babysitting and snacks for the children will be provided. Contact or 530-550-8981.

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