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 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.Sugar Bowl to offer ladies-only ski and board clinicsSugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s Mountain Sports Learning Center is once again offering its exclusive andamp;#8220;Ski Like a Girlandamp;#8221; one and two-day ski and snowboard clinics. Taught by Sugar Bowlandamp;#8217;s top female instructors, for women, each clinic includes a full day of instruction, a free daily CORE Pass, morning stretching, lunch, massage and/or chiropractic work, and wine tasting. 2012 clinic date March 17-18, Intermediate and Beyond Clinic. Cost for a two-day camp is $320 plus lift tickets and a one day camp is $190 plus lift ticket. For more information or to register call the Mountain Sports Learning Center at 530-426-6772 or visit with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips. 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 pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email for info.Zumbathon benefit On Thursday, March 29, licensed Zumba instructors Greta Dhamer, Nora Beauchamp, Courtney Murell and Katy Kula in association with the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District and other area instructors will host a United We Dance Zumbathon charity event benefiting the MDAandamp;#8217;s Augieandamp;#8217;s Quest, a nonprofit research initiative dedicated to finding treatments and cures for ALS. The event will run 5:30-6:30 p.m. Registration begins at 5:15 p.m. at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St., Truckee.Fusing hypnotic Latin and International rhythms with easy-to-follow moves, Zumba Fitness is a Latin-inspired cardio workout creating a dynamic, exciting, and effective fitness system. Fun and music are the two inspirational ingredients that motivate the body to effectively burn calories and tone all muscle groups, incorporate full range of motion, and improve the cardiovascular system. Participants will engage in 60 minutes of Latin rhythms to keep everyone sweating and having fun. No experience necessary. This event is open to the public ages 13 and over and welcomes all members of the community. Locate a participating instructor through to reserve a spot for $5. Class fee of $10 must then be paid at the door. Additional donations will be accepted and receipts provided. Wear comfortable workout attire with tennis shoes. Bring a towel and water bottle.Annual Disabled Sports Ability ChallengeThis is a unique fundraiser for Disabled Sports USA Far West that offers a fun and challenging day for skiers and riders of all ages and abilities. Utilizing GPS technology, the Ability Challenge takes skiers around the mountain seeking checkpoints and revealing some of the most exciting runs that Alpine Meadows has to offer. In addition to the checkpoint course, the event features bonus challenges designed by pro-snowboarders Andy Finch and Iris Lazzareschi, a timed hike to an expert run, a costume contest and more. Teams of four to eight members are responsible for a team registration fee of $200 and then each member raises a minimum of $200. All proceeds benefit the programs of Disabled Sports USA Far West, based at Alpine Meadows, providing adaptive recreation to people with disabilities since 1967.The Ability Celebration runs March 27 through April 1 at Alpine Meadows, honoring wounded warriors disabled in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Please join them in celebrating the abilities of their honored guests: Wounded Warrior Ability Camp, March 27-April 1; Ability Challenge, Friday, March 30 and Saturday, March 31 and the Ability BASH, Saturday, March 31.If you are a Wounded Warrior interested in participating call 530-581-4161 ext. 202 for more information. Skiing for Schools Days continue in March and AprilWith a series of winter storms predicted bringing fresh snow to Lake Tahoe, the Excellence in Education Foundation reminds skiers and riders Skiing for Schools discount tickets are still available. Ski and ride for $35 or less and support education when you pre-purchase Skiing for Schools lift tickets. All resorts have expanded the number of days the tickets are valid. Upcoming Skiing for Schools days include: Homewood, $30 lift ticket valid any one day from March 18-23; Sugar Bowl, $35 lift ticket valid any one day from March 24-30; Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows, $35 lift ticket valid any one day at either resort from April 15-end of season.Downhill resort tickets may be purchased the week prior to the valid period at Porters Sports locations in Truckee and Tahoe City. A limited number of tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis and will not be available at the resorts the day of the event. Check and cash are preferred form of payment. Tickets are not refundable. The proceeds from each lift ticket purchase goes directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation, which provides enhanced educational opportunities to local Tahoe/Truckee area students.For more information and updates, visit Mountain SportsPot andamp;#8217;O Gold snowshoe eventSaturday, March 17, TRTA and Tahoe Mountain Sports St. Patrickandamp;#8217;s Day Snowshoe Search for the Pot andamp;#8217;O Gold, Tahoe Meadows, 1-2 miles, easy, Lower Tahoe Meadows, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tahoe Mountain Sports is sponsoring this unique family day in the snow. Take the family out and use avalanche beacons and GPS units to search for buried treasure. Prizes for everyone.Please register online as space is limited at For more information call 775-298-0012 or email Jaime at 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. 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. Visit, call 530-550-8464 or email Freestyle Ski andamp; Snowboard Contest, April 14The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort are proud to host this invitational slopestyle contest on Saturday, April 14, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. TRAINS is a truly rider-driven event, featuring top local and pro athletes mixing it up in the Dance Floor Terrain Park arena. The unique team-oriented format rewards creativity and style in a progressive environment. With music from DJ One Truest and catering from Full Belly Deli, TRAINS 2012 is a locomotive of energy, positivity and fun for all. Visit and Spring PaddleCommons Beach, Tahoe City May 19, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Join the Lake Tahoe Water Trailandamp;#8217;s Annual Spring Paddle, launching from Commons Beach in Tahoe City for a morning paddle, followed by lunch at Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge. Interpretive guides will navigate and educate about the Lake Tahoe environment. All ages and skill levels are welcome. For more information and registration log onto Gong andamp; MeditationQi Gong is an ancient Chinese health care practice integrating physical postures and breathing techniques with focused intention. It is a highly effective self-healing practice that cultivates energy and overall health. A meditation will follow the light exercises. Free and open to all ages. Every Friday, 5:30-7 p.m. at Synergy Healing Arts, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods), Truckee. Joyful Life Acupuncture andamp; Integrative Medicine, 530-386-4851, rock climbing at the recreation centerThe Community Recreation Center in Truckee is offering climbing classes for all ages. Learn the techniques in climbing and how to improve your mental and physical skills in a positive and fun environment. Two climbing walls are available andamp;#8212; one 29-foot wall with four ropes, four auto belays and routes from 5.5-5.12, and a second 12-by-18 foot bouldering wall. Private lessons for ages 5 to adult, beginner classes, womenandamp;#8217;s classes, kidsandamp;#8217; classes, and birthday parties are available. Call 530-582-7720 for more info or visit

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