A feast of activities: recreation departments offer smorgasbords
From Nia to kids basketball leagues, the communities of North Lake Tahoe are offering a number of classes to keep you fit and the kids occupied. From Incline Village and Truckee, there’s something for everyone.AquaciseGayle Albo is conducting Aquacise classes at the Tahoe Sands Resort in Tahoe Vista on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Aquacise involves exercise in the water and consists of stretching, strengthening and aerobic work. Classes are $6 each, four classes for $20 or eight classes for $35. Guests and homeowners of the Tahoe Sands Resort are complimentary. In the winter, classes will be conducted in an indoor location.Albo is certified as a Red Cross water safety instructor, a fitness instructor from The American Council on Exercise and a Speedo aquatic fitness instructor. She has been teaching Aquacise classes in this area for 15 years. For more information, call Albo at 583-5876.Ayurvedic yogaAyurvedic Yoga with Usha Dawn Martin is an on-going class offered Saturdays from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the North Tahoe Art Center.Explore the internal actions of hatha yoga postures and experience the effects of alignment and prana on your health, well-being and energy level. Learn how to apply the basic principles of Ayurveda (The Science of Life), the doshas and five elements to your yoga practice for greater harmony. The fee is $10 for drop-in or $48 for six classes.Hula classesRekha Sharma and the TCPUD Department of Parks and Recreation will be holding hula classes at the Fairway Community Center now until Nov. 21. There will be no class on Nov. 7. The cost is $35 for four weeks, or a $10 drop-in fee. The class will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. The instructor is from Hawaii. All registration must be done at the Parks and Recreation office at 221 Fairway Drive. For more information, call 583-3796, ext. 29.NiaLynda Walsh will bc teaching Nia Thursdays until Nov. 2, from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. The cost is $5 per class. Nia is a creative, barefoot, non-impact aerobic movement blending principles form Tai-chi, Tae-kwon-do, Aikido, Jazz, Yoga, Modern dance and both the Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique. For more information, call 583-3796, ext. 29.Open gym basketballThe TCPUD Department of Parks and Recreation is offering open basketball for people 16 years of age and older at Rideout School Gym on Tuesdays from 6:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. There is $3 fee per night. Frequent shooter passes are available at a discount rate. Preregistration is not needed. For further information, call Parks and Recreation at 583-3796, ext. 26.Ski/snowboard fitnessJohn Walsh will be teaching a ski/snowboard fitness class Wednesdays until Dec. 13 at the Fairway Community Center in Tahoe City. The cost is $5 per class.For more information, call 583-3796, ext. 29.Yoga and meditationKatja Reedy will be teaching two yoga and Meditation classes in Tahoe City and Truckee. The classes emphasize integrating yoga, breath, and meditation into our daily lives. On Mondays from Oct. 2 to Nov. 20, the cost is $48 for eight weeks, or an $8 drop-in fee. Both classes are held from 6:15 to 7:45 pm. Call Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District at 582-7720 for information on the Truckee class schedule.- Just for kidsBasketball skillsYouth basketball skills classes are offered in several sessions for second- through fifth-graders. Session II runs Oct. 30 until Nov. 2. Session III (girls only) Nov. 6, 7, 8 and 9. Session IV Nov. 13, 14, 15 and 16.Fourth- and fifth-graders will meet at Rideout Elementary from 2:05 to 2:55 p.m., second- and third- graders will meet at Tahoe Lake School from 3:05 to 3:55 p.m. The fee is $18. Registration is now being taken at the parks and recreation office located at 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. For more information, call 583-3796. ext. 29.Drop-in basketballDrop-in basketball is being offered Friday nights at the Incline Middle School for just $2. All kids are welcome to come down and play some hoops. Recreation staff will be there to help with skills and coordinate games. Participants in grades 3- 5 play from 5:30 to 7:15 p.m.; grades 6-8: 7:15 to 8:30 p.m. Participants must have a release signed prior to participating. For more information, call (775) 832-1322.Open basketballThe TCPUD Department of Parks and Recreation is offering open gym basketball for kids ages 8-13 years old at Rideout School Gym on Fridays from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The program will end on Friday, Nov. 17. There is no fee to play. Preregistration is not needed. For more information, call the Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, extension 29.Youth basketball league,Tahoe CityThe TCPUD Department of Parks and Recreation is offering a youth basketball league for third- through eighth-graders. The league teaches the fundamentals of basketball, good sportsmanship and teamwork. Games will be played against North Tahoe, Truckee and Incline Village after school and on Saturdays. The league is divided into three divisions based on grade. This year the department will be offering all girls’ leagues for the fifth-grade through eighth-grade divisions.League starts Nov. 18 and runs through mid-March. A mandatory skills day is Saturday, Nov. 18, at Rideout Elementary School. The $45 registration fee includes instruction and a T-shirt. Registration is now being taken at the Parks and Recreation office located at 221 Fairway Drive in Tahoe City. For more information, call Parks and Recreation office at 583-3796, ext. 29.Youth basketball league,Kings BeachThe Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe will be taking registration for the 2000/2001 youth basketball league Monday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the clubhouse or the office on Wolf Street. The league is open to players of all abilities in third through eighth grade. Teams will play and/or practice two times a week beginning Nov. 27.The fee is $35 and includes a team T-shirt and photo. Full and partial scholarships are available. There will be coed leagues for third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades, as well as girls leagues for fifth, sixth, seventh and ninth grades. All registration is taken on a first-come first-served basis. Space is limited; early registration is encouraged. The Boys & Girls Club are also in search of volunteer coaches, officials and scorekeepers. For more information, call Katy Carman at the Boys & Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 546-4324.
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