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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

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Massage/Acupuncture Community Day with Brianna Brownfield

Acupuncturist and massage therapist Brianna Brownfield will team up with the High Fives Foundation to host a Massage and Acupuncture Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Brianna will hold half an hour appointments, which will cost any size donation to the High Fives Foundation - to raise money and awareness for athletes who suffer a life altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action-sports community. Whether it's acupuncture to relieve that nagging pain, a relaxing massage, or a combination of both, Brianna has got you covered. There are limited appointments, so book with Brianna today at briannabrownfield@acupuncturetruckee.com, 530-448-0344.

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Gold Ski Pass Raffle to benefit

Girls on the Run - Sierras

Girls on the Run - Sierras announced its Gold Ski Pass Raffle that includes a chance to win three incredible ski passes: California Ski Industry Gold Pass, 40 days of skiing at any California ski resort and fully transferable to friends and family ($2,250 value); Gold Tahoe Super Pass Full season pass at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows with no blackout dates ($749 value); and The Mountain Collective, eight days of skiing at Alta, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows plus 50 percent off tickets ($349 value). Drawing will be held on Nov. 21. Purchase $25 raffle tickets from any board member or www.GirlsOnTheRunSierras.org/raffle.

All proceeds benefit Girls on the Run - Sierras, a youth development program that increases self-esteem and physical activity in girls.

Fixing the hip and leg with Active Release Techniques

Nov. 6, 7 p.m. Cost is $25. This is a technique that breaks up adhesions in muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerve sheaths. This technique is different from chiropractic, massage and physical therapy. It includes diagnosis, treatment and specific exercises that will be demonstrated during the seminar. Active release techniques has been effective for the following problems: achilles tendonitis, ankle injuries, bursitis, compartment syndrome, foot pain and injury, gait imbalances, golf injuries, hip pain, hyperflexion injuries, iliotibial band syndrome, knee and leg pain, knee meniscus injuries, muscle pulls and strains, muscle weakness, myofasciitis, nerve entrapment syndromes, repetitive strain injuries, plantar fasciitis, post-surgical restrictions and running injuries.

Seminars will be presented at Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720.

For additional questions about the courses contact Barry Triestman, D.C., 11464 East Ridge Road, Truckee, 530-550-1688 or www.truckeechiropractor.com.

Placer County flu vaccine available

The Placer County Medical Clinics will offer low-cost flu shots; however there is no charge for Medicare members showing Part B cards who are not enrolled in an HMO plan. Shots will be available in North Lake Tahoe, 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-3:30 p.m. Fridays at the Placer County Medical Clinic in Kings Beach, 8665 Salmon Ave. The phone number is 530-546-1970.

Children younger than nine years of age getting a flu vaccine for the first time will need two doses of flu vaccine. In addition to flu vaccine in the injectable form, Placer County has vaccine in intranasal form available for those who meet medical guidelines. Pneumococcal vaccine (Pneumovax) will be available for those who need it. Residents can check with their healthcare providers to determine if they need this vaccine. Call Placer County Public Health at 530-889-7141.

Women's Wellness Weekend announced

The Women's Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken Resort will be held Nov. 10-11. Cost for the two-day event is $99, and includes one breakfast, two lunches, speakers, exercise classes, local artisan vendor booths and wine, interactive health fair and more. Health professionals and nationally recognized speakers come together to offer information and inspiration on health and well-being. Add a lodging room for $59 per person. Health professionals can earn nine continuing education credits for an additional $50. Visit granlibakken.com for registration and event details.

Truckee Jazzercise

Join a fun and powerfully effective 60-minute total body workout that combines dance-based cardio, strength training, and stretching. All routines are choreographed to today's popular music ... starting dancing yourself fit today.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday, 9-10 a.m. at the Truckee Community Center. For more information, please call Karen Aulwurm at 925-286-5316.

New student offer: First month $35 with two additional weeks free. Drop-in: $10 per class.

Auburn Ski Club seeking instructors

The 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 and 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 m.mccay-moran@assoc.auburnskiclub.org if you would like to know more.

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