Health & Wellness 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.Got Holiday Stress? Ready for R & R?Wednesday, Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. A fun, free evening "Show and Smell" with women's wellness and essential oils. Feast your senses and get holiday gift ideas. Apply and breathe healing oils. Wonderful treat for loved ones, or clients if you're a health practitioner or massage therapist. Your presenter is Rachel Flower, founder of the Senssoma Institute, providing training for holistic practitioners. North Lake Massage and Skin Care, 6921 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe Vista. Space is limited call Rachel at 415-827-2623 to reserve your spot to reserve your spot and receive a free sample bottle of Wild Orange Oil. Light refreshments served.Check out the RDdetox programIf reading about nutrition and fitness were enough, everyone would be fit and healthy! Don't waste another year! Partner with experienced nutrition and health professionals to obtain the missing piece that will move you from "knowing" to "doing!"Do you lose and regain the same 10 pounds? Do you experience fatigue, GI complaints, joint pain, or brain fog? Are you ready to face what is holding you back from reaching your goals? Get knowledgeable support, accountability, and education to get you on track. The RDdetox program is led by a team of registered dietitians with years of professional experience helping hundreds of people achieve success. The program is flexible, affordable, sustainable and successful! Contact dietitians Jill Whisler, Leanna Jacuzzi, or Maria Martin via www.RDdetox.com. Classes are available every month."Within Reach"Movie and discussion on sustainable livingCan you imagine getting rid of everything except what fits on your bicycle and cycling thousands of miles around the United States? Can you imagine a way of life that supports the sustainability of all living things? Meet Mandy and Ryan, an inspiring couple who set out on their bicycles in search of the undiscovered America: the America rooted in the principles lived hundreds of years ago: sharing, simpler living, respect, care for nature and each other. Over the course of nearly two years and 6,500 miles, they "bike-packed" around the USA to visit and film 100 sustainable communities for a feature length documentary film "Within Reach."On Friday Dec. 14, 6 p.m., For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee will host a showing of "Within Reach" as well as discussion time with the filmmaker Mandy Creighton. Please call to register as space is limited at 530-550-8981 or visit www.goodnesssake.org, www.withinreachmovie.com.Balletone class offered in TruckeeBalletone: 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 as a new class designed to strengthen, stretch and motivate, Standing Flow creates a challenging mix of muscle conditioning and stretching exercises designed to lengthen, strengthen and energize the entire body with movements derived from ballet-inspired movements. By blending principles from classical ballet, Pilates, stretching and fitness, Standing Flow delivers a unique approach to creating, delivering and enjoying exercise. For more information visit www.balletone.com.Balletone will be offered weekly at the Truckee Community Recreation Center - Dance Studio, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. Cost is $7 per class, call 530-582-7720 for info.High Fives Foundation to hostHoliday Happy Hour Dec. 20 The High Fives Foundation will host a "Holiday Happy Hour Party" Thursday, Dec. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee.The evening will include a check presentation to the High Fives Foundation from Fireside Pizza, a screening of the B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service Avalanche Awareness video, a book signing with Grant Korgan, author of "Two Feet Back," as well as custom hats sewn on site by bigtruck Brand. Attendees can sip and support High Fives through tastings and purchases of the fabulous High Fives Foundation private label wines available from J.K. Cellars. Holiday portraits with Heckler Magazine will be available for a donation, along with a great raffle, food and beverages.Ryan Williams, Northwestern Mutual, a key High Fives Foundation supporter, will welcome his clients in appreciation.Visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.
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