TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - 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.Give Yourself the Gift of Reiki, $5-10 Donated to CharityThis holiday season, through Dec. 20, Marianne Klemm, RMT will donate $5 of every full price Reiki session and $10 of every full price Raindrop Reiki session to one of two charities. The client will be able to choose between the Tahoe Forest Cancer Center and St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Why should you experience Reiki? Reiki can help on all levels, emotional, physical and mental. It can help the mind to stop running in circles and create a space for clarity and positive thinking. It can help release and ease physical pain. Reiki can help relieve the overwhelming emotions that can accompany sickness or illness and allow you to create a healing space in your life. Reiki Tahoe is located at NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine in Kings Beach. For more information visit www.reikitahoe.com. For an appointment please call 530-546-0400.High Fives Foundation to host Holiday Happy HourThe 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. Everyone is invited.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 High Fives Foundation private label wines from J.K. Cellars. Holiday portraits with Heckler Magazine will be available for a donation, along with a raffle, food and beverages.Ryan Williams of Northwestern Mutual, a key High Fives Foundation supporter, will welcome his clients in appreciation of their respective business this holiday season. The next marquee High Fives Foundation fundraising event will be the Squaw Valley Prom on Feb. 23, at 8 p.m. Details can be found at www.highfivesfoundation.org.BEYOND 2012:Birthing a New Earth RelationshipJoin Girvani Leerer and Michael Stone for a Winter Solstice weekend workshop at Sierra Hot Springs: BEYOND 2012: Birthing a New Earth Relationship, Dec. 21, beginning at 10 a.m. This University of Earth presentation will be an exploration into basic tools of Shamanism. Journey, drum, dance, sing, meditate and soak your way into non-ordinary states of reality, discovering new ways of being in the world and how to dream a new world into being. For registration call Rich Silver at 530-368-6325. For reservations at Sierra Hot Springs call 530-994-3773, ext. 0. For more information visit www.UofEarth.com. Admission: Friday, optional gathering for no host dinner and soak; $95 for Saturday workshop 10 a.m.-10 p.m. (lunch Included); $15 for Sunday Sweat Your Prayers Moving Meditation.Keep Tahoe FedBring joy to others by donating your non-perishable goods to Yoga Studio Tahoe this holiday season, in support of Project MANA. For fun you can theme your donations and think "Macaroni Mondays," "Tuna Tuesdays" and "Fruit Fridays." Receive a raffle ticket for every five donated items. Deadline is Dec. 31. Raffle will be held after Bhakti Flow on Jan. 2, 2013. Donate to win: Monthly Unlimited at Studio Tahoe; one 64-oz. Bella Bucha Kombucha Glass Growler; holiday gift from Tahoe Teas; five $5 gift cards from Coffee Bar; half-hour massage from Zenergy Wellness SpaVisit studiotahoe.com or call 530-587-1891.SOS Outreach announces donations, matchesOn Dec. 4 all donations made through givingfirst.org were given an extra boost by the FirstBank Incentive Fund. Additionally, SOS Outreach secured a $7,000 match from the Tom Sims Legacy Fund. SOS Outreach received $24,800 in individual donations from 186 donors. This total does not include the $7,000 match or the FirstBank additional funds. A very successful Giving First day.Donations made to https://givingfirst.org/sosoutreach/overview continue to be credit card fee free throughout the year. Currently, SOS Outreach is running their fifth annual Friends of SOS Pledge Campaign in which individuals who create their own fundraising pages in support of SOS can win great prizes for raising certain donation levels. The pledge campaign runs until Jan. 15. Visit www.sosoutreach.org/page/pledge-campaign.Balletone for fitnessBalletone will be offered weekly at the Truckee Recreation Center - Dance Studio, Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m.Balletone: 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 on Balletone visit www.balletone.com. Call TDRPD at 530-582-7720 for more information about classes. Snowshoe under the full moon at Lake Tahoe Join Tahoe Adventure Company and watch the sun set and stars come out while you trek through a snowy and tranquil forest under the full moon. Increase your knowledge of astronomy with moonlit views of Lake Tahoe and cap it off with hot drinks, snacks and stargazing. "Full Moon Snowshoeing has become very popular, especially with guests who have experienced our other adventures," says Kevin Hickey, owner of the Tahoe Adventure Company. Several different Snowshoeing Adventures are offered by the Tahoe Adventure Company. Day trips cover a comprehensive safety talk and instruction, natural and human history discussions as well as snacks, hot drinks and an impressive lunch served at a scenic location.Knowledgeable guides point out winter ecology, geology and other natural and human history along the way. Winter 2012-2013 Full Moon Snowshoe dates: Dec. 28, 4-7 p.m.; Jan. 26, 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Feb. 24, 4-7 p.m.; March 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. and April 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m.Trip includes Full Moon Snowshoe Trek with all gear, hot drinks, trail snacks, professional guides, natural history discussions, and permit fees. Cost is $65 per person. Call 530-913-9212 or visit www.TahoeAdventureCompany.com. Reservations required.
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- Tension high over bear management in Nevada side of Tahoe Basin
- Midwest travel agency names Lake Tahoe favorite destination
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- Take a hike: A scenic jaunt to Lake Margaret is well worth the work (watch the video)