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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – 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.Tahoe Mountain Sports announces Nachtspektakel at Diamond PeakTahoe Mountain Sports is proud to announce a Nachtspektakel at Diamond Peak Ski Resort and Snowflake Lodge followed by a lake view dinner, Friday, March 1, 4-9 p.m. For $40 pre-registered, you get two hours of lift-served skiing, a guided skin up the mountain, a three-course lodge-style meal, drinks and a private, nighttime ski down.Unexpected snow and cloud cover may limit night-vision, so bring a headlamp and dress warmly. Comfortable shoes or sandals are recommended for dinner indoors. Cost is $50 day of the event. Free backcountry rentals will be available at Tahoe Mountain Sports. They must be reserved ahead of time and picked up by 6 p.m. on Feb. 28. Register at or call 530-546-7001.Tahoe Mountain Sports Nachtspektakel is sponsored by Diamond Peak Ski Resort, The North Face, Dynafit and Brimm’s Catering.Event changes due to winter weather will be announced by Feb. 28.View the event on Facebook at Psychology:Unlocking the Secrets to Optimal Well-BeingWith Christopher Old, MFT, LPCC, NCC, Friday, March 1, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Learn practical tools to generate optimal well-being in your life.Positive psychology is the scientific study of what goes right with people. For many years, the field of psychology was focused primarily on what goes wrong and how to alleviate these negative symptoms. Positive psychology sees symptom relief as only half of the equation. To really flourish in life we need to also know what generates well-being and creates vitality. In this introductory workshop, look at key ways to use what science is teaching in order to go beyond just “not feeling bad.” Topics such as resilience, character strengths, positive emotion, flow, mindsets, meaning and positive relationships all play a role. Leave with concrete tools to generate optimal well-being and thrive.This event is free. Please call 530-550-8981 to register.Community Acupuncture Happy HourLearn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at an affordable rate with Carla McClure, LAc. Acupuncture can treat a large variety of health issues or just help you feel great. Acupuncturists are licensed as primary care providers in California and are trained in Western medicine diagnosis. The cost of the drop-in clinic is $30 for needle treatment only. For manual therapy or massage, cost is $20 for 15 minutes. Every Monday night, 5-7 p.m. at Joyful Life Acupuncture, 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 1, at Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. Learn more at Relay For Life could use your talent Cancer has a presence in the community that affects us all. There are only four and one half months left until the 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe American Cancer Society Relay For Life, July 13-14, 2013 at Truckee High School.Relay For Life offers the opportunity to show care and support for people currently experiencing cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer, and for more than 1,600 cancer survivors in Truckee-Tahoe area. “Celebrate, remember and fight back!” Relay is doing that and you can help increase the tremendous successes of the area.There are numerous volunteer opportunities: Create or join a Relay team through business, neighborhoods, churches, schools, sports teams, families and friends. The 2013 Relay theme is “Friends Share the Journey!”Relay Committee goals are to increase the community’s knowledge of cancer and its prevention. For information on forming a team or that special volunteer spot call Chris Otto at 530-277-2639, 6-9 p.m., or leave a message. Visit or for information.Top 10 Nutrition and Exercise TipsPresented by Jill Whisler, RD and Wendy Buchanan, MS, March 5, 5:30 p.m., Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev. No-host bar. Presentation begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $5 donation suggested.How often do you stop and reflect about your eating regimes? Do they foster your athletic goals? Are you ready to mix up your routine in activity and nutrition? Join Registered Dietitian Jill Whisler and Exercise Physiologist Wendy Buchanan for the top 10 nutrition and exercise tips for peak performance and health. Jill and Wendy are with the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance. They offer a number of special wellness programs throughout the year in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System.Jill Whisler is a registered dietitian, certification from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Adult and Childhood Weight Management, certified health and fitness specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. Wendy Buchanan, MS, is lead exercise physiologist, and certified exercise specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. She is the main exercise physiologist for cardiac rehabilitation at Tahoe Forest Hospital.Contact Heather Segale, UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center, 775-881-7562, DepressionA Workshop with Leisa PetersonFor Goodness Sake, Friday, March 8, 5-8 p.m. The workshop will be facilitated by Leisa Peterson, a meditation practitioner since 1999 and facilitator of meditation classes since 2003. Leisa’s workshops are based on her experience as a wife, mom, daughter and a business person and focus on sharing practical ways to use meditation and mindfulness to improve day-to-day life experiences.Many people suffer from various forms of depression, hopelessness, and feeling unable to cope with life. Although depression may have physical causes (which this class is not intended to address), its psychological roots can also be identified. Buddha taught the deep causes of suffering lie within the mind itself. Through gentle practices of meditation and mindfulness, learn to understand your own mind and gradually work to overcome the spiritual causes of depression. As negativity clears, experience inner peace, joy and wisdom. Relationships improve, self-confidence increases and life becomes more meaningful.Join For Goodness Sake for this free workshop. Please call 530-550-8981 to register in advance. Email, visit for information. For Goodness Sake is located at 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee.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 Marlette Lake Trail Head on Saturday, March 16, 9 a.m. Meet off Highway 28 just before Spooner Junction with Highway 50, 27 miles from Tahoe City.Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email for info.Climbing Wall open to the publicTruckee-Donner Recreation & Park District has opened their indoor climbing walls for public use on Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays, 5:30-8 p.m. Try your skills on their 29-foot wall, equipped with automatic belays, routes from 5.5 to 5.12 and a separate bouldering wall. Problems VB-V6. Drop in fees are $6 with shoe rentals for $3 and harnesses for $2.WOW: Women of winterWOW is synonymous with women skiing with women: sharing, collaborating, encouraging, supportive, taking skiing to new levels, exploring, adventuring, laughing, and being part of an incredible girl tribe.Wednesday WOW are Black Diamond sessions for advanced to expert skiers to challenge and improve black diamond skiing on March 6, 13, and 20.Is your entire group novice or intermediate skiers? Create your own WOW for your pace. Gather eight or more women and you have a group. Booking requires payment for a minimum of eight participants. Standard cancellation policies apply.Call 530-452-4349, 800-403-0206, or email Gong/Tai ChiTruckee Donner Senior Apartments Dining Room, Estates Drive, Truckee, Thursdays, 10 a.m. Open to all. Gentle movements with coordinated deep breathing. Enhance health, immune system, balance and aliveness. Anyone can benefit no matter what their condition or situation. Email or call Rolf Godon at 530-587-2557.Jazzercise new student specialTwo weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music – all ages are welcome.Get great results at our friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.April 13-14 Wilderness First Aid CourseCost is $195 (non-TRTA members) and $175 (TRTA members). The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day Wilderness First Aid (WFA) course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. This course will provide individuals with a foundation in important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.The WFA course will help you prepare for the unexpected. This fast paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals working in remote locations. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios where mock patients will challenge you to integrate your learning. Go prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.Prerequisites: No previous first aid training is required. You must be 16 years old to attend this course.Certification: Successful course completion earns you a WMI Wilderness First Aid. This certification is current for two years.Recertification: This course may also be used to re-certify WMI Wilderness First Responder and WMI Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certifications.Continuing Education: This course is approved by the United States Coast Guard to satisfy the first aid and CPR training requirements [46 CFR 11.205(e)(1)(i) &46 CFR 11.205(e)(2)(iv)] for a merchant mariner license. More info…Scholarship: Individuals fluent in American Sign Language or Signed Exact English may be eligible to receive a full scholarship to their initial Wilderness First Aid course. AmeriCorps awards for the WFA with college credit accepted.College Credit: 1 semester credit is available from WMI-affiliated colleges and universities.Inquiries regarding Backcountry Skill Courses should be directed to Hayley at 775-298-0238 or programs Visit

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