Community briefsContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at email@example.com. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Flying Doctors (Los Mdicos Voladores) ready to take offThe first meeting of the High Sierra/Truckee chapter is coming up on Wednesday, Sept. 5, at the new Truckee Tahoe Airport located at 10356 Truckee Airport Road. The meeting is from 7-8 p.m., but come at 6:30 p.m. and enjoy the (optional) potluck dinner and social time. Bring a friend. Bring two.All are welcome, they would especially like to invite folks they met (Mucho gusto. Encantado) at the Truckee Tahoe AirFair to attend to find out more. Visit flyingdocs.org. Dates are: Oasis and Thermal, Sept. 21; Guaymas, Oct. 17; Punta Abreojos, Oct. 18; San Ignacio, Oct. 18; San Pedro de la Cueva, Oct. 18 and Baha Asuncin, Nov. 18.Women’s SUP WorkoutWillard’s Sport Shop, 170 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City. Women on the water Stand Up Paddle Workout class. Mondays in September 9:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. $5 if you bring your own board $20 for board rental and class. Visit www.willardsportshop.com. Call 530-583-3356.A Buddhism-based program for overcoming addiction with Noah LevineSierra Agape Center and For Goodness Sake present Refuge Recovery with “Dharma Punk” Noah Levine on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Truckee Town Hall. Cost is $30 per day, you may attend one or both days. Space is limited, so sign up early at www.goodnesssake.org or call 530-550-8981. All are welcome.Refuge Recovery is ideal for adults and teens as the new school year begins. Noah Levine’s approach to overcoming addiction includes learning the basics of meditation and how “The Four Truths of Refuge Recovery” come from a Buddhist perspective. Addiction in any form is an outcome of attachment or avoidance. Learn how the Refuge Recovery program teaches us to be compassionate rather than judgmental toward ourselves on our path to releasing addiction.The Four Truths of Refuge Recovery come from a Buddhist perspective that says “All beings have the power and potential to free them selves from suffering.”Yoga Mamas! Yoga for Mom and BabiesTahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, Thursdays, through Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m., 530-587-3769, firstname.lastname@example.org.Yoga Community Day at Donner LakeProceeds to benefit the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center. Yoga instructor Hannah Jermstad will again team up with the High Fives Foundation to host a donation based Yoga Community Day on Sept. 8, with the first class starting at 8 a.m. Hannah will instruct her classes at Donner Lake’s beautiful West End Beach at 15888 S. Shore Drive, Truckee. Hannah practices yoga based on the Vinyasa Flow and will host two different classes: A Mellow Flow Class (less experienced), 8-9 a.m. and a Vinyasa Flow Class (more experienced), 9:30-10:30 a.m. Be sure not to miss out on this truly unique opportunity, while donating to a great cause. “I am very excited to host another Yoga Community Day with the High Fives Foundation,” said yoga instructor Hannah Jermstad. “It will be a great way for people to come together and breathe in a beautiful setting, while giving back to a much needed cause.”Call 530-587-4453, or contact Hannah directly at Hannah Jermstad: email@example.com, 530-903-1409.Tour de Tahoe – Bike Big BlueRide to Cure DiabetesImagine the blue beauty of Lake Tahoe surrounded by towering majestic peaks. Imagine being able to ride a bicycle around its 72-mile shoreline. On Sunday, Sept. 9, 1,800 + bicycling enthusiasts will participate in the 10th Annual Tour de Tahoe - Bike Big Blue “Ride to Cure Diabetes” around Lake Tahoe. This ride is not a race, but a tour and is fully supported offering spectacular scenery, fresh mountain air, rest stops with great food and beverage staffed by volunteers from nonprofit organizations and professionally managed by experienced ride organizers.Pre-registered rider check-in and on-site / late registration will take place on Saturday, Sept. 8, noon-8 p.m. at Tahoe Sports Ltd. located on Highway 50 and Heavenly Village Way in South Lake Tahoe, or on Sunday, Sept. 9, 5:30-7:30 a.m. at the Horizon Casino back parking lot C. Participants must be at least 14 years of age to ride and must be accompanied by an adult. Information is available at bikethewest.com.Lifeguard training class The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District is offering a fall lifeguard training class before the end of September. If you are interested in becoming a lifeguard, please contact Amanda at 530-448-9853 for more information about dates and times. Fantastic year round and summer employment opportunities await. Auburn Ski Club seeking instructorsThe local nonprofit Auburn Ski Club, located on Donner Summit is looking for cross-country ski instructors for their 1-2-3 ski program. The program runs on Thursdays andamp; Fridays from January through March, fine weather days only, 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. You do not have to be a great skier. Give back to the next generation of skiers and get paid to do so! Lots of satisfaction and cool memories of helping children learn to ski. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more. Donner Summit Bike Time TrialSaturday, Sept. 8, 10 a.m. A fundraiser for Auburn Ski Club's Nordic Junior programs — get your “official event time” from our timing crew for the climb up Old 40. Challenge friends, family or just yourself. A 3-mile, 1,200-foot climb to Donner Summit from Donner Lake to Sugar Bowl Academy. Road, Mountain, tandem and single speeds all welcome.More details at http://auburnskiclub.com.Fall adult basketball/volleyballSummer is not over yet but it is already time to start gearing up for adult sports leagues beginning this Fall. If the summer sports programs didn’t satisfy your needs and you are still looking for a little more time on the playing field, adult basketball and volleyball leagues are starting this September.Adult basketball is open to all adults 18 and up. Games will be played every Thursday evening in the Rideout Community Center gymnasium. Co-Ed adult volleyball is open to all men and women 18 and up. Games will be played every Wednesday evening in the gymnasium at Rideout Community Center. Games for both leagues are played at varying times between 6-9 p.m.For more information call 530-583-3440. A manager’s meeting will be held Wednesday, Sept. 12, 6 p.m. for volleyball and 6:30 p.m. for basketball. More information including registration forms are available online at www.tcpud.org.Tahoe Sierra CenturySaturday, Sept. 22, 7 a.m. One of the most anticipated bike rides in the Lake Tahoe region, the Tahoe Sierra Century Ride has earned praise for its scenic routes, challenging hill climbs (30, 60 and 100 mile routes), full support services, great food and incredible music. The Tahoe Sierra Century is a local Tahoe fund-raiser with all proceeds benefiting the music programs at North Tahoe Middle and High Schools. Registration at www.tahoesierracentury.com.
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