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Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

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Benefit concert for Christine Blanchard Ayres, a longtime local Feng Shui consultant, who is challenged with cancer, May 7. Medical bills are huge, and she and Bob, a local astrologer, could use some serious help. This intimate evening of classic rock by “The Ben Jammin’ All Stars’ will be Friday, May 7 at the Community Arts Center, 10046 Church St. The Truckee Lions Club will host the bar and munchies. Doors open at 7 p.m. and concert begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available for $45 with check sent to Trinkie Watson, P.O. Box 2539, Truckee CA 96160. Donations are most welcome as well. Fun raffle prizes. For further information call 582-0722 or

Saturday, May 1, from 1 to 4 p.m. sip $4 mint juleps and watch the 136th Kentucky Derby on two flat screen TVs. Contests for best hat and best dressed couple. Pick your horse and win a prize! Silent auction of golf equipment will benefit Disabled Sports USA Far West. Jake’s On The Lake is located in Tahoe City’s Boatworks Mall. For more information, call 583-0188 or visit

Free Speaker Series, brought to you by Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, May 5, 5:30 p.m. presented by Melanie Molsby, PA-C Dermatology, Renewal Dermatology. Discover the secret to a younger look! Learn more about: the impact of sun on your skin. Already have damage? What to do now, how to best protect your skin, what you need to know about sunscreens, and types of skin cancer and who’s at risk. For information call 587-3769, Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Aspen Grove Community Center, 960 Lakeshore Drive, Incline Village, May 6, 6 p.m. If you turn 65 this year, you may be eligible for Medicare health insurance. Navigating the complex Medicare system can be a daunting task, but there is good news! IVGID Senior Programs has been asked to host an informative presentation about Medicare by the Northern Nevada State Health Insurance Assistance (SHIP) Program. Learn coverage, costs, premiums, when to apply, prescription drug costs and more. During the presentation SHIP volunteers will be available to answer your various Medicare questions. Complimentary coffee and dessert will be provided.

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 “Giving and Taking,” 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

Shantala creates a sublime soundscape of musical harmony between East and West with soul-stirring vocals, sacred lyrics, and exotic instrumentation. Call and response chanting with Shantala is fun, uplifting, and inspiring. Sacred chanting (kirtan) has its roots in the sacred music of ancient India. Chanting events involve active audience participation and are open to people of all religious backgrounds. The music carries the audience through a journey of etheric beauty, ecstatic percussion, and singing with the devotion of the heart. It is a celebration of life, love, and the beauty of the human spirit. Wednesday, May 12, Tahoe Yoga & Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Tickets $20 advance, $25 day of show, call 550-8333.

May 14, 10 a.m. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Join WEW and speaker Pamela Donohue to explore what empowerment in women looks like today. Learn how compassion for ourselves and the world relates to being empowered. Balance aging, beauty with family and professions. Please RSVP to 587-4429 or

Hosted by Martis Camp. The tournament will be Monday, May 24, beginning at 10:30 a.m. with registration and a gourmet lunch. The shotgun start is at noon, followed by leisurely play, hole contests, comfort stations, a pitching contest, and a dinner and awards reception featuring the gourmet cuisine of Chef Roberth Sundall. Your day of fun will be complete knowing that 100 percent of your contribution will go directly to Truckee YoungLife, and organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of teens through the friendship and influence of caring adults. For more information or to register, please contact Ryan Hunter at (530) 414-1290 or

May 14 – 16, Village at Squaw Valley. Jennifer Lansink is an international inspirator. She travels the world working with clients to introduce new and engaging concepts to their work and personal lives! Can you even remember the last time you took a weekend away to honor the gorgeous person you have become? When you are full of life and love and joy, you are so much better able to be the woman you know yourself to be. But, when you are not full you have nothing to give. Fill your tank back up, listen deliberately to the intuitive language you once heard so clearly, and give your dreams a voice again. Special rates available. Call 581-2718 or

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