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June 27, 2012
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Truckee Tahoe health and wellness announcements

Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at 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.Tribute band will donate to prostate cancer in memory of Dan FogelbergRiver of Souls will perform in the Grand Ballroom of The Resort at Squaw Creek, June 30, perpetuating the musical legacy of Dan Fogelberg for the “Dan Fans,” and making a donation from ticket sales to the Prostate Cancer Foundation in the name of Dan Fogelberg. Doors open at 6 p.m.Fogelberg died of prostate cancer in December 2007. The following year a group of musicians from Truckee and Reno, Nev. formed a tribute band to honor Dan and his music. The concert will also feature Tim Jessup of Sedona, Ariz. on guitars and vocals, and Remmel Wilson of Lake Tahoe on sax. Concert tickets are on sale now at named director of ocular services for DCI Donor Services, Inc.DCI Donor Services, Inc. (DCIDS) promoted Sam Ramos to director of ocular services, based in its Sacramento office, Sierra Donor Services (SDS). Ramos, a certified eye banking technician, joined SDS in 2000 as a tissue recovery assistant, and in his 12 years of service has served as: tissue recovery technician, ocular recovery technician, tissue services coordinator, senior tissue services coordinator, interim manager of New Mexico Donor Services, and most recently manager of tissue services for SDS. Ramos will be responsible for ocular distribution, as well as the national sales and marketing of ocular tissues recovered by DCIDS in its California, Nevada and Tennessee locations.Ramos earned his bachelor of sciences degree in neurobiology, physiology and human behavior from the University of California, Davis. He has served in leadership roles with the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB), most recently on its Recovery Council which was given the charge of standardizing tissue recovery for the nation.For more information visit Barbell ClassA Sante Lakeside Fitness, Behind Safeway, Downtown Tahoe City, Saturdays, 8 a.m. through July 28. Visit or call 530-412-3120.Resort at Squaw Creek offerswomen’s, junior’s and beginner’s golf clinics The PGA-certified golf pros at Resort at Squaw Creek will offer summer clinics for women and juniors. Taking place every Thursday through August, the hour-long instructive clinics focus on different aspects of the game each week and run $15 per person, per clinic. In addition, beginner clinics have been added for Saturday afternoons at 1 p.m. at the same price. Since space is limited, reservations are recommended; reservations can be made at 530-581-6637.For frequent golfers, Resort at Squaw Creek offers the Creek Card for $99, which grants card holders 50 percent off every round played, and other perks like a free bucket of range balls per visit. Additionally, for families, the golf course offers a family golf special offering families the opportunity to play a quick and easy round of golf on Resort at Squaw Creek’s front nine holes from the family tees (located approximately 150 yards from the green) after 5:30 p.m., for $45 per adult, with children 17-and-under playing free with paying adult. With this special golf club rentals are half-price.Qi Gong Tai Chi on the RiverJoin summer classes on the banks of the Truckee River at Regional Park Riverfront barbecue area. Meet each Tuesday, 9-10 a.m. Slow, rhythmical movements coordinated with deep focused breathing. Building and generating energy, enhancing your sense of well-being, removing energy blocks as you gently move your joints. Smile and laugh throughout the class to release negative and unwanted stored energy. Four thousand years of history and development brings this most relaxing and energizing format. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 or just show up.The First Tee Junior Golf Program at Tahoe City Golf Course Registration is now open for junior golf and life skills programs with The First Tee of Northern Nevada at Tahoe City Golf Course. Class sessions run July 10-July 31, Aug. 7-28. Classes are available for beginner to advanced youth golfers ages 7-18 years old.Cost is $80 per session; each session includes eight lessons. Financial assistance is available, easy to apply for, and completely confidential. Golf equipment is also provided for participants who do not have their own clubs.Registration can be completed online at Class schedule and registration forms may also be downloaded from the website or by calling 775-851-2332. In addition to learning a healthy activity that can be played a life time, youth in The First Tee learn skills that allow them to face challenges at home, school and play in a constructive manner. The skills they learn include problem solving, goal setting, time management, controlling one’s emotions, working well with others and improving relationships with family and community.Contact The First Tee of Northern Nevada at 775-851-2332 or for more information or to volunteer.Ride, Wash andamp; Tune-up your Bike, July 8Join the Tahoe LUNA Chix at the Tahoe City XC Center for a morning spin Sunday, July 8 at 11 a.m., followed by a bike wash and some basic bike maintenance. Have fun playing on the Cross Country Center’s epic trails, but you this time your bike won’t be dirty when you leave — clean up and tune up on the spot so you’re ready to ride the rest of the week. Suggested $10 donation for the Breast Cancer Fund. For more information, visit, email or find them on Facebook.NASTC Women’s Climbing Workshop on Donner SummitJoin a fun community of women July 20 and learn basic rock climbing skills or improve upon your established technique. NASTC’s top female guides will share specific techniques for women’s body mechanics. The day will be centered around building confidence, friendships, sharing ideas and enjoying the natural camaraderie and support. The goal is of course to climb a bunch on beautiful Donner Summit in Truckee. There will be single pitch climbs for beginners and multi-pitch climbs of varying difficulties for more experienced climbers. Donner Summit is well known by climbers world-wide for its excellent granite. There are also some gentle climbs with simple movements and huge views. If getting off the ground for more than a few minutes is what you want or you want to be challenged mentally and physically there are lots possibilities. Women climbing with women is inspiring and fun. Price is $95 and includes: shoes, harness and helmet. Visit for more information.

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