Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcments |

Truckee Tahoe Health & Wellness announcments

Tahoe Forest Hospice benefit golf tournamentThe Sugar Bowl Ski Team will host its annual golf tournament at the Tahoe Donner Golf Course, Sept. 24 benefiting the Tahoe Forest Hospice. The Ski Team urges participants to bring bags of winter clothing, including old jackets, boots, hats and gloves, to be donated to the Hospice. Registration is $130 per person and includes continental breakfast, green fees and cart, a boxed lunch and awards reception. Format is a shotgun start, four-person scramble, teeing of at 11 a.m. Monies from entry fees will be donated to the Hospice, as well as toward the Sugar Bowl Ski Team Foundation’s Scholarship Program, whose mission is to ensure ski racing is accessible to children of all socioeconomic backgrounds. Call 426-6771 for registration and information or visit Peripheral Neuropathy support group The Truckee Peripheral Neuropathy Support group meets Thursday, 1 p.m., Sept. 23, 2010, Truckee Pines Apartments, 10100 Estates Drive, Truckee. If your toes/feet or fingers/hands tingle, feel numb, have sharp lightning bolt-like pains, feel ice cold or burning hot or like you are wearing a sock or glove when you aren’t, you could have neuropathy. Everyone is welcome to come to the meeting. No reservations are needed. For further questions call Bev Anderson at 877-622-6298 or e-mail Fives presents2nd Annual Bocce TournamentThirty-two teams will compete for prizes and glory at the Truckee Regional Park Sunday, Sept. 26, 2010. Registration at 10 a.m., brackets decided, first toss promptly at 11 a.m. Thousands of dollars in gear and prizes will be up for grabs. DJ Silver Boombox Thief will supply music with Full Belly Deli providing all-you-can-eat lunch. Cabot Cheese will have more than 25 pounds of cheese to sample with wine provided by Uncorked and beer from Fifty/Fifty Brewing. All participants will receive a specially branded stem-less wine glass. Registration is $100 per team of two and can be made day-of, or in advance to Early registration is strongly encouraged.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 volunteer training offeredEnrich someone’s life by providing companionship and support with daily activities as a Hospice volunteer. Tahoe Forest Hospice offers 25 hour training sessions beginning in October. Volunteers are needed in Truckee, North Lake Tahoe and Portola, Graeagle, Loyalton and Sierraville. Hospice volunteers assist patients and their family members by providing respites for the primary caregiver; handling errands and shopping; providing companionship along with friendship; helping with meals, gardening, reading and playing games with the patient. Volunteers will have flexible hours. New Hospice Volunteer Training in Truckee will take place Oct. 12, 13 and 15 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Training in the “valley” will take place Oct. 20, 22 and 25, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. All sessions must be completed in order to graduate. For information and application, contact volunteer coordinator Val Sutter at 582-3534 or

Summer full moon TRT hikesExperience the Tahoe Rim Trail at dusk. Expect casually paced hikes for all ages, while enjoying the natural world and nighttime senses. Bring a flashlight, a wind-proof layer, and water. Not the best hike for children under 10 years old. Please, to respect the night sounds, no dogs allowed on this hike. Hike dates are Thursday, Sept. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 23. TRTA Membership is required to attend and space is limited so advance sign up required. All full moon hikes start at the Tahoe Meadows Trailhead. For information call (775) 298-0238 or e-mail in TruckeeSierra Agape Center for Soul-Tending located in Truckee provides therapeutic and consultation services based in the Buddhist paramita or tradition of Dana (pronounced dah-nah), which means to cultivate generosity. Therapeutic services will be offered on a donation basis which empowers clients to decide what they can afford. The mission is to continually create accessible opportunities and services in response to the needs of our community in a way that does not always define the problems of life as mental illness, but considers each person in a holistic way in keeping with the understanding that the human soul, the mind and the body function in concert. Therapy incorporates the teachings of Ayurveda, Yoga and meditation and other spiritual practices. Home visits and outdoor sessions are available upon request. For more information, please visit or contact Kimball C. Pier, LMFT at (530) 414-1885.Drive the Road to Recovery Volunteer drivers are needed to drive patients to their treatments through the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery new program in Truckee. For Cancer information contact (800) ACS-2345 and 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 “StorySongs: From The Soul Of The Earth” 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 Vollmer’s images, will bring the DVD to life. Call 775-833-5077.

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