TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - Content 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.Free dental care by Dr. GustafssonA coalition of Incline volunteers will provide another of its twice-yearly free dental screenings for children between 1 and 14 years of age on Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-noon at the Incline Health Clinic. Dr. Matthew Gustafsson, a pediatric dentist from Truckee will provide the exams while trained representatives from TMCC will apply fluoride varnish and hand out free toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss. The Clinic is located at 865 Tahoe Blvd. in Suite 202 of the Centerpoint Bldg. in Incline Village. Referrals will be made for those children requiring treatment to local dentists agreeing to provide those services at reduced cost. For information contact Pam Straley at 775-831-4190 or Cherry Barney at 775-832-5058.Sierra College Nevada County Campus to HostPride Day Tuesday, Nov. 6According to "Youth Development Current Trends," gay, lesbian or bisexual students were more than five times more likely to have attempted suicide in the past year and more than three times more likely to miss or be threatened at school in the past three months. Sierra College decided to do something about it and has become a statewide leader in LGBTIQ advocacy as a result. On Tuesday, Nov. 6, the Sierra College Nevada County Campus will host a Pride Day. The day's free events on campus are open to the public you are welcome and encouraged to attend.Sierra College Nevada County Campus Pride Day is an educational event, tied closely to college curricula, that seeks to provide a safe and supportive learning environment for Sierra's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer students as well as rich, academic and cultural learning opportunities for all students.Schedule of events• 12:30-1:50 p.m., Cat and Sophie: An Out-of-the-Box Love Story: A transgender couple talk about their self-discoveries and their discovery of one another.• 2-3:30 p.m., Professor Kim Bateman presents: On Ugly Ducklings and Cross-Eyed Hens: Living in the Fringe: The expression of masculine and feminine principles both within and outside ourselves, with an emphasis on moving from disenfranchisement to empowerment.• 3:45-5 p.m., LBGTQI Teen Panel DiscussionThe Sierra College Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive in Grass Valley. There is a $3 parking fee on campus. Parking permits can be purchased at the kiosk machine at the campus entrance. For more information call 530-274-5301.Gold Ski Pass Raffle benefits Girls on the RunGirls on the Run-Sierras announced its Gold Ski Pass Raffle that includes a chance to win the ski passes. California Ski Industry Gold Pass offers 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). 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, $25 raffle tickets can be purchased 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 TechniquesNov. 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 contact Barry Triestman, D.C., 11464 East Ridge Road, Truckee, 530-550-1688 or www.truckeechiropractor.com.Placer County flu vaccine availableThe 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 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 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 injectible 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.InnerRhythms introduces MiniMusic classesInnerRhythms Dance Centre now offers MiniMusic classes for students ages 3-4 years with instructor Stephanie McMullin. MiniMusic teaches the building blocks of music including rhythm, music concepts, terminology and basic melody, while creating fun environment for your child to sing and dance. Children will learn about music and dances from other countries, in addition to instruction playing various instruments. Stephanie McMullin has been teaching since 2008 and her experience includes working privately with voice students, group music classes with young children, and choreography for local productions. Stephanie studied at University of Nevada, Reno for a music education degree focused on vocal performance and technique. Stephanie has been a local performer for nearly 11 years. All classes are held at InnerRhythms studios located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For information call 530-550-8464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.Area foster parentsand respite caregivers neededFoster parents are desperately needed, especially in Washoe County and Kings Beach (you can be single or non-married couple or LGBT couple).Respite caregivers are also desperately needed. This means you are trained to take the foster children for a few hours or days so foster parents can go out to dinner, take a weekend away or visit relatives in another state. It is difficult to get permission to take a foster child across county or state lines. For more information on how to become a foster parent or respite caregiver contact: Washoe County at 775-337-4470 or FosterCare@washoecounty.us. Placer County contact Placer Kids at 888-387-9982. Women's Wellness Weekend announcedWomen's Wellness Weekend at Granlibakken Resort, Nov. 10 and 11. Enjoy a weekend of health-related information and inspiration. This two-day event costs $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 offer information on nutrition, exercise and emotional well-being. Laugh with Dr. Kim Bateman delivering "The Power of Humor." Hear local naturopaths Dr. Christina Campbell and Dr. Stephenie Riley present "Naturopathic Medicine for Common Health Ailments." Change your way of thinking with Donna Hartley who has overcome three threatening events. These are just some of the dynamic speakers. Activities and socials enhance the weekend with yoga, meditation, Ki Gong and astrological chart reading offered by Robert Ayres (additional cost for readings). Mr. Ayres joins the event Saturday evening with an after dinner presentation, "Achieve Financial Health" (dinner and presentation opened to the general public for $25). Saturday night social includes shopping local artisans. Sunday closes with the "grand finale" interactive health fair; quantum biofeedback, chiropractic postural exams, bone density and skin screenings, and more. Visit granlibakken.com for registration and event details. Add a room for $59 per person. Health professional can earn up to nine continuing education credits for an additional $50. Jeepers creepers, we need your peepersThe Gogain Group of Keller Williams Realty, in cooperation with One Sight and Lions Clubs International, will be participating in this year's Sight night. Sight Night is an international effort to provide used eyewear to needy people across the globe. Looking for an easy way to participate in a global act of kindness this Halloween? This may be your answer.Instead of Halloween candy, the Gogain Group will be asking for your help in "scaring" up used eyewear during the month of October. For more than 20 years these glasses have been recycled and hand delivered to underprivileged people around the world.Donate your used prescription eyeglasses and prescription or non-prescription sunglasses. Big or small, trendy or not, your eyewear could help someone in need. The Gogain Group will be accepting donations throughout the month of October at the following drop-off locations in Tahoe Donner, Truckee, Squaw Valley and Lake Tahoe:• Keller Williams Boice Realty, 11382 Northwoods Blvd., at the corner of Northwoods and Northwoods, Truckee• Tahoe Donner's Trout Creek Recreation Center, 12790 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee• Keller Williams Downtown, 10192 Donner Pass Road, next to El Toro Bravo, Truckee• Keller Williams O'Neal Brokers, 660 N. Lake Blvd., near the Boatworks Mall, Tahoe City• Alice's Village Market, The Village in Squaw ValleyThe Gogain Groups thanks you for joining them in this act of kindness. Visit www.sightnight.org, www.onesight.org or call Donna or Leon Gogain at 530-448-4781.Balletone offeredMondays, 4:30 p.m., Community Arts Center. Cost: $7 per class drop inInstructor: Carrie Haines. Standing Flow is the 'original' Balletone workout blending dance and fitness into a mind-body exercise class that is an explosion of graceful movement created by Jody Hoegstedt. Balletone is not only a fun and challenging workout, but it's safe and it's for all levels. Get all the great toning benefits of barre work, without a barre and without risking injury to the back, knees, and hips. Balletone will open and release the hips, help eliminate back pain, stretch tight calves, and is gentle on the knees.Instructor Carrie Haines is the group fitness program director, director of talent at Saint Mary's Center for Health & Fitness in Reno, Nev. Call 775-770-7877 or email email@example.comB (12) Tapped Out ClinicAlways the second Tuesday and third Thursday of the month., 4-6 p.m. Join Dr. Ann Sura and Marianne Klemm, for the B (12) tapped out clinic. B-12 shots and Bodytalk access tap outs. Helps with stress, focus, energy and get your body back in alignment. Appointments are recommended but not required. Cost for both is $35 (almost a 50 percent discount). B-12 shot only $20, BodyTalk Access only $15. Please call 530-546-0400 for more information or visit www.naturamedtahoe.com.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.Summer Food Service ProgramThe Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the Program and all activities are the same for all children under the age of 18 regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. A supplemental snack will be provided for free at the site and times as follows: Boys and Girls Club of North Lake Tahoe, 8125 Steelhead Ave., Kings Beach; kindergarten snack served from 2:50-3:10 p.m.; first-12th-grade snack served from 3:45-4 p.m. Healthy snacks provided after school Monday-Friday through June 17, 2013 and during school breaks when the Club is open.In accordance with the Federal law and the U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.To file a complaint of discrimination, write to:USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW; Washington, D.C. 20250-9410. Or call 800-795-3272 or 202-720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.For more information, contact: Christin Wilcox, Club Chef, 530-546-4324.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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to know more. Nine California areas meet national air quality standard for smogThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that nine areas in California have met the 1997 national health-based air quality standard for smog, also known as ground-level ozone, within their regulatory deadlines.These areas are: Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Ventura counties, as well as portions of Kern, Nevada and Sutter counties."Reducing smog is a major step forward in meeting Clean Air Act goals," said Jared Blumenfeld, EPA's regional administrator for the Pacific Southwest. "Residents can breathe a little easier knowing that the air is cleaner in these counties."EPA's determinations are based on air quality data collected from state and local monitors that detect air pollutants throughout the state.Notice of this attainment will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks and will be open for public comment. All comments will be addressed in a public document, but, if no comments are received, the action will become final 30 days from the date of publication.While the Federal Register notice does not address the most recent 2008 national ozone standard, Amador, Sutter, and Tuolumne counties have attained that standard as well.For more information on ground-level ozone and the national standards, visit www.epa.gov/airquality/ozonepollution/. For more information on the Clean Air Act visit: http://www.epa.gov/air/caa/.
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