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Truckee Tahoe Healtth & Wellness announcements

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send 200 word Health & Wellness briefs via e-mail. To enter an event online, visit, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting.

Aikido is the “non-fighting” Martial Art teaching how to move in ways that neutralize rather than accelerate conflict; how to stay calm, grounded and centered under stress; and how to manage fear and anger. Come try for two months for $65 or $15 drop in, May 5-June 12, Truckee Veterans Hall, Sunday and Thursday, 530-320-3068.

Truckee River Winery is announcing their bocce courts are open to the public and the Spring Bocce League is starting soon. This tournament will be a double elimination tournament where each team will play at least twice and with one loss, teams can still make it to the championships. Games will be 2-12 point rounds, with a 6-point tie breaker (if necessary). There will be two league nights, Mondays and Wednesdays, starting at 5:30 p.m. Each league night will have a max of 12 teams. Sign up today for your team at or visit the tasting room, 11467 Brockway Road, Truckee.

During this workshop, take a break from your busy life to explore Buddha’s teachings and learn ways to improve relationships with others, For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, April 23, 12:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome, $20 suggested donation. Leisa Peterson, a member of Saraha Buddhist Center in San Franicisco will guide meditations and give advice on using meditation to solve daily problems. Call 530-448-1558 or visit

Weight Loss Lake Tahoe at Rutley Chiropractic presents “Ideal Protein Night Out,” Rutley Chiropractic, 8700 N. Lake Blvd., Ste. 3, Kings Beach, April 25, 6 p.m. Let this be your last diet. Learn about the medically designed weight loss method that allows you to maintain your lean body mass and lose fat. Discover why most diets fail, why Ideal Protein doesn’t, and how to begin your journey to lasting and permanent fat loss. Call 530-546-5190,

Join Alan for an original music program called Emotional Intelligence 101, For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, April 30, 7 p.m. The songs are heart centered and inspirational, and are about emotions and letting go. They are psycho-spiritual in nature, designed to touch you on the deepest levels. For 35 years, Alan was a professional singer-songwriter-musician-comedian-entertainer who performed as a one-man-band at over 200 Fairs and Festivals all over the United States. Visit

Bringing Yoga to the People! Yoga for You is a guided yoga practice with Kate Dunn-Davenport designed to bring Yoga to the Truckee/Tahoe community in an affordable and accessible way. Cost is $5 drop-in. Sundays through June 30, 7 p.m., Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, 530-550-8333.

Free anonymous drop-off unused and expired medications, Tahoe City Fire, Department, 300 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, April 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. County-wide prescription drug “take-back” event, part of a national effort to prevent increased pill abuse and theft by collecting expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Protect our children and our environment. Event at 12 countywide locations: Roseville, Rocklin, Lincoln, Granite Bay, Loomis, Auburn, Foresthill, and Tahoe City. Visit for specific locations and details.

Mike Welch, a 17-year veteran NCAA college head volleyball coach and two-time USA Youth National Team Head Coach, will lead three Monday night volleyball clinics at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee. The Tahoe Volleyball May Skill Clinic Series will include: May 2, Serve and Pass (and setting for setters); May 9, Hit (Set) and Block and May 16, Defense. Sessions run 6-7:30 p.m. for middle and elementary school players, with 7:30-9 p.m. for high school players. Cost for all three sessions is $99, or $35 for individual nights. For information or to register for the Tahoe Volleyball clinics, go to, e-mail or call 530-448-0519. Pre-registration encouraged, space is limited.

Dr. Mont Hubbard has extensively researched and written on the mechanics of sports. For this special engagement before the Amgen Tour of California, Hubbard will present two research projects involving bicycles currently underway at the UC Davis Sports Biomechanics Laboratory, Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village, Nev., May 12, 5:30 p.m. The first project addresses fundamental questions of balance and rider control. Using special bicycles that have been augmented with scientific instruments and techniques previously used in Aeronautics, researchers at UC Davis are studying how human “pilots” intuitively control bicycles. With the scientific understanding of the mechanics of the bicycle and the limits of the human body, it becomes possible to calculate the “best” way to budget one’s energy during a race. No-host bar 5:30 p.m., program begins at 6 p.m., $5 donation requested. Call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.

Ever thought about becoming a yoga teacher? Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center, in collaboration with YogaWorks, is hosting a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training course starting July, and running on weekends through December. This free info session will give you the basic run-down, allow for questions, and even includes a mini-class with Teacher Trainer Angie Norwood, Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center, Ste. 104, 10770 Donner Pass Road, May 13, 6 p.m., RSVP by at 530-550-8333 or to reserve your spot as space is limited. Visit

Diane Mandle is a modern-day master of sound. Come experience sound healing through Diane’s mastery of Tibetan bowls, planetary gongs, and sacred instruments, Tahoe Yoga and Wellness Center, 10770 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 104, Truckee, May 26, 7 p.m. “Many people experience stress, develop conditions or become physically or emotionally ill as a result of not dealing with their issues. Through my unique system, I help people to drastically reduce or eliminate stress, emotional and physical pain and discomfort and experience a deep sense of well being. Sessions help with memory, attention, enhances creativity, ability to take action and the process of self transformation, overcoming depression, and insomnia,” Mandle said. Tickets $20 in advance, $24 at the door. Visit or call 530-550-8333.

Join Girls on the Run – Sierras, Sunday, June 5 at 9 a.m. for the New Balance/Girls on the Run 5K and newly added 10K Fun Run, Truckee River View Sports Park, 12200 Joerger Drive, off Soaring Way. The event is open to the entire community – runners, walkers, children and strollers are all welcome (please, no dogs). Online pre-registration through June 3. Cost for 5K is $20; families of four (two adults, two kids) $50; online pre-registration for the 10K is $30 at On race day, 5K is $25 and 10K is $35. Youths age 5-12 are $10 pre-registered, $15 event day. Event festivities include music, games, a great raffle and food for purchase. Registration and pre-race festivities begin at 9 a.m., 10K run starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.; 5K at 10 a.m. Participating in this event will help raise money for a program that creates strong, confident women of the future.

Aikido is the non-fighting Martial Art. Students learn how to move in ways that neutralize rather than accelerate conflict, how to stay calm, grounded and centered under stress; and to manage fear and anger. New options for cooperation and or self defense open through the practice of Aikido’s throws and pins, safe falling and rolling techniques. Parents are welcome and encouraged to join their children in these classes to share the learning. Teens and parents are welcome to continue training in our regular classes on completion of this class. Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, June 22-July 3, ages 8-11, 4-5 p.m., 12 and older 5-6 p.m. Cost is $75; drop in $15, Truckee Vets Hall. Same price for parents. Call 530-320-3068 or visit

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