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Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness briefs

Please share your good health by joining the Truckee Community Blood Drive, July 30 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Veteranandamp;#8217;s Hall, 10214 High St. in Truckee. The hour you spend will make a difference to patients in our community. Sponsored by the Truckee Rotary and Tahoe Forest Hospital. For information, contact Wes Beyer at 587-0902.Free yoga class availableA unique style of yoga will be offered by Angelina Calafiore and Tony Graeber at the Incline Village Recreation Center in Incline Village. Partnered Yoga is fast becoming a popular style of yoga. This style is fun, supportive and effective. It is easy to do and works for all levels of ability. This new program kicks off with a free class from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Friday, July 31, followed by a four-week session beginning Friday, Aug. 7. For information visit or call (775) 832-1310. Do you have neuropathy?Do your toes/feet and/or fingers/hands tingle, feel numb, have sharp pains, feel burning hot or freezing cold, or like you are wearing a sock or glove when you arenandamp;#8217;t wearing any? You may have neuropathy. If you have symptoms like this in your face or if you have suddenly started losing sight in one eye, you also may have neuropathy. For further information, come to the Truckee Neuropathy Group Meeting 1 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 5, Sierra Senior Center, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. All are welcome. No reservation is needed. Bev Anderson (877) 622-6298.Submit your calendar photoThe andamp;#8220;Soul Beautifulandamp;#8221; crew is now welcoming photographic submissions for publication in their second calendar printing. This calendar was launched in 2009 to raise funds for Re:mix, a newly established nonprofit organization that specializes in programs and advocacy for foster youth in the Truckee Tahoe area. The winnerandamp;#8217;s work will be publicized and exhibited on the Re:mix Web site, featured in andamp;#8220;miniandamp;#8221; traveling exhibit after the calendar is released and published in the 2010 Soul Beautiful calendar. Visit to fill out the submission form and please e-mail any questions to Deadline is Aug. 15, 2009.LUNA Pro Marla Streb hosts downhill clinicThe Tahoe LUNA Chix have partnered up with National Mountain Bike Champion Marla Streb for a Womenandamp;#8217;s Only Downhill Clinic to be held at Northstar Saturday, Aug. 22 and Sunday, Aug. 23. The multi-talented Streb has defined the sport of womenandamp;#8217;s downhill mountain biking ever since she first started pedaling. In this clinic riders will have ample opportunity to improve their technical skills and riding ability. Beginners clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 and an intermediate/advanced clinic will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 22. Cost per person is $150 which includes personal instruction, mountain bike park lift ticket and lunch. All proceeds to benefit the Breast Cancer Fund. Space is limited. Register online at or e-mail alone and baby-sitting classIs your child ready to be home alone or care for a sibling? Do your children know what to do in an emergency? Have a baby sitting job? Enroll them in the Tahoe Forest Health Systemandamp;#8217;s Teen Emergency Preparedness and Baby-sitting Class, Thursday Aug. 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital. Cost is $55, with instructor Alex MacLennan. Call 587-3769. This class will cover home security, home safety, baby-sitterandamp;#8217;s responsibilities, CPR, first aid and choking.

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