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Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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Free and open to the public, the next brown bag presentation will take place noon-2 p.m., Thursday, April 22 at Aspen Grove featuring the Alzheimer’s Association. The presentation is about the many challenges in behavior related to Alzheimer’s disease and will help provide practical techniques in communication and behavior management in order to better connect with memory impaired individuals. Space is limited, call the Incline Village Parks andamp; Recreation Counter at (775) 832-1310 to reserve. Dessert will be provided.

Local’s Days $5 Fridays at Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area, 925 Country Club Drive, Tahoe City. Present a Tahoe Basin/Truckee I.D. and you can purchase a full day trail pass for just $5 Friday, April 23. Call 583-5475, ski@tahoexc.org.

Everything you ever wanted to know about hiking and backpacking the Tahoe Rim Trail by Mark Kimbrough and Tim Hauserman, 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 26, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center. These two will team up to divulge the secrets of the trail from where to get water to the best wildflowers and the easiest way to shuttle for day hikes. Please RSVP to programs@tahoerimtrail.org or call (775) 298-0012.

In TTUSD schools: 17 percent of seventh and 51 percent of ninth graders have already had their first full drink according to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey. Most parents begin talking about alcohol with their teens too late. Start talking before they start drinking.Tahoe Truckee is one of hundreds of communities nationwide that will hold an Underage Drinking Town Hall Meeting, Tuesday April 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall. All community members are invited. Panelists composed of teens, parents and local professionals will present: What underage drinking looks like in our community. Signs and symptoms of teen use and abuse. Health, emotional, social and legal consequences. Ideas for parents and adults on how to help youth make positive choices. Call 550-2309 for information.

One day triathlon clinic with informative lectures and workshops for all ability levels! Hosted by Tahoe Center for Health andamp; Sports Performance. Saturday, May 1, 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m., $169 (includes lunch from Wild Cherries). Workshops include: Swim, by Amanda Oberacker; Cycle, by Julie Young; Run, by Rya Solberg, PT, CSCS; Injury prevention by Nina Winans, MD; Bicycle maintenance by Paco’s Ski and Bike; Sports Nutrition Lecture by Betsy Taylor, RD. Please call the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance at 587-3769 to sign up today.

Try Laughter Yoga at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 3, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way. No experience, special clothes or sense of humor necessary to attend. Laughter Yoga combines laughter exercises and yogic breathing, boosting the immune system, reducing stress levels, stimulating creativity, promoting optimism and self-confidence, cultivating playfulness and joy, and much more. It’s the most fun work-out around. Call Julia Berberan for information at (775) 298-0008.

Healing Through Compassion – The Practice of Tong-len…A Day of Teaching on Self-Healing with The Venerable Phagyab Rinpoche. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Downtown Truckee, May 8 at 10 a.m. Acclaimed Tibetan Buddhist lama and healer, Ven. Phagyab Rinpoche, will teach participants how to use the powerful Tibetan healing art of Tong-len or andamp;#8220;Giving and Taking,andamp;#8221; a practice that Tibetans have been mastering for centuries. Tong-len is a simple but very profound and effective meditation technique designed to expedite healing at all levels by opening the heart to boundless compassion. Call 550-8981 or visit http://www.goodnesssake.org.

The Friday Night Live Dance Club is a collaboration between Sierra High School, InnerRythms Dance Theater and Placer County Friday night Live. Offering free dance classes at the InnerRythmsandamp;#8217; new studio, which is in the Citizen Bank Plaza, formerly the Factory Outlet Center. Classes are held the second and fourth Friday of each month through June from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There will be a variety of different classes: hip hop, salsa and more. InnerRythms is currently exploring studentsandamp;#8217; interests. For sign up and information call 582-2640.

A free month-long fitness challenge of 10,000 steps every day in May. Challenge yourself, your friends, your coworker. There are weekly fitness tips and prizes. Everyone may participate: Parents, children, teenagers. All Truckee and North Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to join.Call 587-3769 or stop by the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Registration is free and pedometers can be purchased at the center. Participate in the individual or team challenge. Get active, get moving and get walking.