Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at, subject health brief. 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.My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics open gymCoaches will be on hand for skill advice and safety for Open Gym, Friday, March 2, 4-6 p.m. for ages 6 to teen/adult. Cost is $15 in advance paid by Thursday or $20 at the door. Currently enrolled students: $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Reservations highly recommended as they do fill up at 530-587-7404. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics serve the physical activity needs of children at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee. Email or visit Forest Hospital seeks new auxiliary volunteers Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary is looking for people to join its group of volunteers. The talents and experiences of volunteers complement the expertise and professionalism of the Tahoe Forest Health System staff, ensuring the best of care for all patients and support for their families. A commitment of four hours a week is required.Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary is offering opportunities in the following departments: Medical surgical department, ambulatory surgery department, extended (long-term) care center, Cancer Center, Gift Tree (hospital gift shop) and support departments.For more information contact Ann Mazzini at 530-582-3593 or Tahoe Forest Hospitalandamp;#8217;s Auxiliary was formed in 1977 and has members from throughout the region. Volunteers utilize their current skills and/or gain new ones in their areas of interest. Tahoe Forest Hospital volunteers become an integral part of the staff.Springboard diving begins March 1The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is offering a springboard diving class this March at the community pool. Join experienced instructor Liz Robinson as you learn all the fun diving board tricks like pikes, flips, back dives and more. Class cost $90 and runs for six weeks, March 1-April 5. Small class size helps ensure progress and get the personal attention you want. Call 530-582-7720 for more info or to sign up. For more information about any swimming programs, contact aquatic coordinator Amanda Oberacker at 530-582-2361 or Zumba Gold!This format was designed for people over 50 years, Zumba beginners, as well as people with limited mobility who want to join in the Zumba party, Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee, Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Zumba Gold was designed as the lower impact, easy-to-follow, Latin-inspired dance fitness-party that keeps you in the groove of life. Classes are taught by certified instructor Greta Dhamer. Visit for further information.Ski ChamonixTruckee-based North American Ski Training Center ( is excited to announce a partnership with Mexico City-based Ski Madness ( They have partnered to deliver adventure ski clinics in Tahoe and all over the world. Ski Madness represents the ski markets of Mexico and South America. March 23-31 brings the next big trip for these companies: Destination Chamonix. Both companies share a goal to improve ski enthusiastsandamp;#8217; skiing and give them a life-changing adventure by having a professional right by their side. For more information please visit the websites.Invigorate, relax, avoidwinter colds with Tai Chi, Ki GongStudies show the regular practice of Tai Chi-Ki Gong strengthens the immune system (hugely important these days), lowers blood pressure and decreases stress and stress-related illness. Go and see for yourself. The movements can be done sitting and require no conditioning.Join the class each Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center or Thursdays, 10 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Dining Room, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 for more info. Classes are ongoing and drop-in, check it out.Rhythm Tots class added at InnerRhythmsInnerRhythms is adding a new class for children ages 2 1andamp;#8260;2 to 3 years old. Rhythms Tots will be offered Tuesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m. beginning March 6. In addition to having fun with structured movement, games, songs, tap time, and tumbling, Rhythms Tots will gain fine and gross motor proficiency and strengthen manipulative skills. In this age group, teaching physical skills is a priority. The development of social skills is also emphasized as youngsters become good listeners, follow directions, cooperate in a group and learn more about themselves. Class will be held at InnerRhythms studios, 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7 in Truckeeandamp;#8217;s Citizens Bank Plaza. For more information, please visit, call 530-550-8464 or email chanting eventTahoe Yoga andamp; Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, #104, Truckee, 530-550-8333 will host Guru Ganesha andamp; His All-Star Band for a magical evening of joyful chanting, mystical world music, and hilarious stories from the spiritual path. Donandamp;#8217;t miss the bliss Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m.Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and can be purchased at 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 Cabin Creek trailhead on Saturday, March 24, 2012. Directions: Meet 1 mile up Cabin Creek Road, which is 3 miles south of Truckee on Highway 89. Take the turn off to andamp;#8220;Sanitary Land Fillandamp;#8221; also known as the dump. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email for info.

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