Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements |

Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. – Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at, subject, health brief. 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.Free Heart Health TalkFebruary is American Heart Month. Join Timothy Lombard, MD, internal medicine, cardiology, Feb. 1, 10:30 a.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee for a free health talk about the importance of cardiac conditioning. The talk will take place in the Eskridge Conference Room. Call 530-587-3769 for information.Free community pool and track for ‘Go Red Day’Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District is offering a free day to support women’s heart health awareness Friday, Feb. 3. Just wear red on that day and use the Truckee community pool or the track at the community recreation center enter for free. For more information call 530-582-7720.North Lake Eyecare moves to new Tahoe City locationNorth Lake Eyecare Optometry, which serves Tahoe City, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee has relocated to 1225 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City. Optometrist Dr. Margaret Raulino offers comprehensive eye health exams, children’s eye exams and contact lens exams. Dr. Raulino is experienced in the evaluation and management of eye diseases as well as Lasik and cataract evaluations. Appointments can be made at or by calling 530-583-5004.Open Gym announcedOpen Gym, Friday, Feb. 3, 4-6 p.m., ages 6-teen/adult at Truckee Gymnastics. Cost is $15 in advance (paid by Thursday) or $20 at the door. Currently enrolled students: $5 in advance (paid by Thursday) or $10 at the door. Reservations highly recommended as open gym does fill up. Coaches on hand for skill advice and safety. My Playground and Truckee Gymnastics are serving the physical activity needs of children at 11410 Deerfield Drive, Bldg. A-1, Truckee. Call 530-587-7404, e-mail or visit for Schools Days Skiing for Schools Days at Tahoe Donner and Royal Gorge offer $25 lift tickets for Tahoe Donner Downhill are valid any one day through Feb. 5. Pre-purchase lift tickets the week prior at Porters Sports in Tahoe City or Truckee. A limited quantity of tickets are available on a first come, first serve basis. And, if you’d like to get out on the cross-country trails as well, $15 trail passes for Royal Gorge are available at Paco’s in Truckee and Alpenglow in Tahoe City. Trail passes are also valid any one day from through Feb. 5. The proceeds from your lift ticket purchase go directly to the Excellence in Education Foundation. Visit for more information. Far West Nordic downhill technique clinicLead coach is Chauncey Parker for the Feb. 5, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. clinic at Royal Gorge Cross Country. Cost is $50 Far West members; $70 non-members. Parker is president of the Far West Nordic Ski Education Association and a longtime resident of Tahoe/Truckee where he has been active in Nordic racing. In addition, Parker is a former coach of the UNR Nordic ski team. Explore ways to find speed on downhills and through transitions, choosing the best line around corners, and how to carry speed on technical sections of the race course. Improve your confidence, control, speed and fun on the downhills.This clinic is for intermediate to advanced skiers interested in improving their skills at the races. Prior racing experience required, bring skating gear for this clinic. The first part of the day focuses on technique and drills. After lunch is the practical application of the technique/drills on the trails.Visit Bowl to offer ladies-only ski and board clinicsSugar Bowl’s Mountain Sports Learning Center is once again offering its exclusive “Ski Like a Girl” one and two-day ski and snowboard clinics. Taught by Sugar Bowl’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 Feb. 11-12 and March 17-18, the 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 to benefit Humane SocietyImagine enjoying a wonderful one-hour massage knowing you are helping homeless pets the whole time. That’s right, Zenergy Tahoe will donate $20 from every regular priced, one-hour massage* during February to the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe. A pampering massage is the perfect gift for your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day and a really great way to treat yourself to something special. Call Zenergy Tahoe at 530-448-0344 to schedule your appointment or purchase a gift-certificate. Remember to mention the Humane Society of Truckee-Tahoe so $20 will be donated to help homeless pets. *Cannot be combined with other discounts or offers. Not valid with 1/2 hour massage.36th Great Ski Race registration openBe a part of history. On Sunday, March 4, cross-country ski racers will gather to embark on the 36th annual Great Ski Race. The Great Ski Race covers 30 km beginning at the Tahoe Cross Country Center in Tahoe City to the Cottonwood Restaurant in Truckee. Race registration is available now at Prices go up on Feb. 16 so sign up now.International folk dancing coming to TruckeeAnnouncing an exciting new winter class offered through the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District, International Folk Dance for Adults and Teens. Make new friends and dance to the beautiful music of Israel, Romania, Greece, Scotland, France, Hungary, and other countries. Great exercise, and no partners needed. Offered Thursday nights, 7-8:15 p.m. Downtown Truckee in the Community Arts Center for 10 weeks beginning Jan. 26. Cost is $40 per month, or $12 for drop ins. Instructor: Courtney Simson. Register at or 530-582-7720.Waterfront lifeguard classThe first session for anyone who wants to be a lifeguard will be held Feb. 21-25 at the Truckee Community Pool. It includes lifeguard training, basic first aid, and CPR. For the Professional Rescuer with AED. Students must show proof of age (15+) and swim 500 yards continuously, shallow dive, surface dive and tread water. Cost is $200. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more information.

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