Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send 200 word Health andamp; Wellness briefs via e-mail. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.Low cost health screeningsSensing a need for community members to take proactive steps toward improved health, Tahoe Forest Health System offers monthly low-cost health screenings second Tuesdays, 7 – 9 a.m. at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee and second Thursdays at the Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted (VISA, MC, and American Express) for screenings. Low-cost lab screenings are not necessarily reimbursable by your insurance company. The following tests will be available: Complete blood count, $11; comprehensive metabolic panel, $26; comprehensive metab panel with lipid, $57; lipid panel, $31; Vitamin D, 25 hydroxy; $40; hemoglobin A1C, $25. Patients should fast for 10-12 hours prior to testing. Call 587-3769 for schedule.Meditation for HealingFor Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Sept. 11, 10 a.m. Leisa Peterson, a member of Saraha Buddhist Center in San Francisco, will guide meditation, give advice on using meditation to solve daily problems and answer questions related to meditation practice. Everyone is welcome, regardless of background or experience. Suggested donation is $20. Light snacks will be provided. Call 550-8981 or visit dinners at Lake Mary Sept. 11: Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe; Sept. 25, 5:30 p.m. The Sierra Avalanche Center (SAC) is a partnership between the Tahoe National Forest and a not for profit Board of Directors. SAC provides backcountry avalanche advisories for the central Sierra Nevada mountains. The not for profit arm of SAC provides the necessary funding to employ and support two professional avalanche forecasters through a mix of donations and fund raising events. The Tahoe National Forest provides infrastructure support in the form of office space, office equipment, office services, vehicles, fuel, safety equipment, and daily supervision of the forecasters. Call 426-7002.Fitness 101 A Progressive Beginner Exercise ProgramTahoe Center For Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join this six-week beginner exercise program and exercise in a small, safe group setting and get in shape. New participants will receive an individual, 30 minute wellness coaching consultation and six weeks of guided, progressive exercise including cardiovascular, strength, core and flexibility training. Pre-registration required: $200 Fitness Center members, $250 non-members. Begins Sept. 13. Classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays.The GatheringThe Gathering has evolved from a group of people (teens, 20s, 30s) who are seeking like-minded people to discuss and analyze universal truth and wisdom presented by contemporary and historical religious teachers. By studying and discussing different teachings we are opening the door for a conversation about how to attain inner peace in ourselves and in the world, and therefore aiding in global shift to a greater sense of awareness. Thursdays, through Sept. 30, 9 a.m., call 550-8981 or visit Aflac Iron Girl Lake Tahoe TriathlonLake Tahoe South Shore, Sept. 19. The 2010 Aflac Iron Girl Lake Tahoe Triathlon is a women-only triathlon consisting of a 400 meter swim, 24K bike and 5K run. This is the third year of Aflacandamp;#8217;s collaboration with Iron Girl, the nationandamp;#8217;s premier all-womenandamp;#8217;s event series. With 12 events nationwide, ranging from 5K and 10K run/walks to duathlons and triathlons, Aflac Iron Girl events empower women of all ages to lead a healthy, active lifestyle while raising money and awareness for childhood cancer research and treatment. Call 404-832-6770.Tahoe Sierra Century Ride The 8th annual Tahoe Sierra Century benefit ride will take place Saturday, Sept. 25. This fully supported scenic bike tour of the Tahoe, Truckee and Donner areas will benefit the North Tahoe Middle and High school music programs. Cyclists may choose from 30, 60 and 100-mile routes with rest stops and van support. The ride begins and ends at the Village at Squaw Valley with pizza, pasta and live music provided by the North Tahoe school bands. Come out and enjoy a beautiful day! For more information visit From The Soul Of The earthCenter for Spiritual Living Reno, 4685 Lakeside Drive, Reno, Nev., Sept. 25, 7 p.m. The public is invited to a multi-media performance and DVD release concert for andamp;#8220;StorySongs: From The Soul Of The Earthandamp;#8221; featuring the award-winning works of singer/songwriter Jim Eaglesmith and outdoor photographer Mark Vollmer. The photography and music in the DVD spans the beauty and heart of Nevada, the Lake Tahoe region and the American Southwest. The live concert featuring some of the best musicians in northern Nevada and California, matched to Vollmerandamp;#8217;s images, will bring the DVD to life. Call 775-833-5077.Fall Paddle DayJoin the Lake Tahoe Water Trail for their Fall Paddle Day at Zephyr Cove Lodge, Oct. 9, 8:30 a.m. (registration) – 1 p.m. Experience the beauty of a Fall paddle on Lake Tahoe. Paddle from the Historic Zephyr Cove Lodge with researchers at the forefront of protecting Lake Tahoe from aquatic invasive species. And then enjoy lunch at a beach barbecue. The event was snowed out in May, but plans are for a great day full of fall color and fun. Cost is $30 per person, $50 per couple includes lunch (members $25 per person, $45 per couple). Kayak rental available on site. Advance registration is required. On line registration begins Sept. 9 at Call 530-579-2525.Drive the Road to Recovery Volunteer drivers are needed to drive patients to their treatments through the American Cancer Societyandamp;#8217;s Road to Recovery new program in Truckee. For Cancer information contact (800) ACS-2345 and

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