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TAHOE TALKS

TAHOE TALKS, Speakers With New Ideas, invites you to an evening of ideas with the community’s educators … students. Brilliant young minds will talk about the future and how to live lives well lived in the community, Wednesday, May 8, 6:30 p.m.

Listen to and discuss with Missy Mohler, executive director of SWEP, Truckee High School Envirolution students, and the Green Team. Students will share wisdom and give you faith planet Earth has a great future with brilliant leaders. For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Free admission, call 530-550-8981.

All TAHOE TALKS are recorded and found at www.Goodnesssake.org. This will be the last 2012-2013 talk. Look for TAHOE TALKS in October for the 2013-14 series.

New hope for cancer cure

Americans for Safe Access — Nevada County will host a repeat screening of “What if Cannabis Cured Caner,” on Saturday, May 11, noon at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.

Although marijuana is rarely used in mainstream medicine, leading doctors are recognizing the potential of cannabis-based treatments, including Dr. Andrew Weil.  Weil endorsed the “remarkable research findings” of the cancer-protective effects found in cannabis compounds. After watching this film, Dr. Weil said, “If we need more evidence that our current policy on cannabis is counterproductive and foolish, here it is.”

Following the screening, a panel consisting of medical experts and patients will share stories of recoveries from ailments ranging from sciatica to cancer using cannabis tinctures.

The screening of “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer” is free and open to the general public. Visit www.asa-nc.com.

Group Detox Informational Seminar

Truckee acupuncturist Kaila Cruttenden will host an informational seminar on the importance of detoxification on Wednesday, May 15, 7-8 p.m. Kaila will talk about the ins and outs of detoxification and how it can benefit you. This will be a free event that will go over the group detox she will hold from May 22 to June 18.

“With so many toxins in our food and environment it is important to periodically detox and support your organs for optimal health,” said Spencer Cruttenden, chiropractic physician. Kaila Cruttenden L.Ac., is the owner of Elemental Back & Body. CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee. Contact Kaila at kaila@elementalbodies.com, 530-906-0150.

Dynamic warm-up vs. traditional stretching

With Dr. W. Kevin Davis, Trout Creek Recreation Center, Wednesday, May 15, 6-7 p.m. Did you know that traditional stretching actually reduces your body’s effectiveness to perform? Join an introduction to Dynamic Stretching or “movement prep,” which is a method so dynamic it will not only change your attitude about stretching but help take your activity to the next level. Learn how your body warms up, your core strengthens and your nervous system improves. Who knew reducing injuries could be fun and take only six-eight minutes? Wear athletic clothing/shoes, we will do the warm-up. This is a free event and no membership required. Contact Dr. W. Kevin Davis at 530-414-4857.

Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force to meet

Join the first meeting of the Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force on Thursday, May 16, noon-1:30 p.m. at the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Office. The goal is to review what’s been done to date around youth suicide prevention and brainstorm ways of increasing impact and reach of these programs. Representation from key constituencies, including parents, interested community members and agencies encouraged. Please RSVP to Community Collaborative Coordinator Sharon Forsythe at coordinator@communitycollaborative.org. The Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force is a collaborative effort between Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Nevada and Placer County, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, the Community Collaborative of Tahoe Truckee and Young Life.

New Bender Barre Method

Bender Barre Method class, Mondays 8:30 a.m., Community Recreation Center, Dance Studio. Bender Barre is now the most popular barre workout in the country. Creator and fitness celebrity Leslee Bender brings the safest method of barre training. All the great results of a barre class without over utilizing the hip flexors, which can create lower back pain, knee pain, and even result in injury. The focus is on the body’s ability to lengthen against gravity. Applied functional exercises are designed to lengthen, strengthen, tone, and sculpt the body.

Students report seeing results within the first four weeks. You don’t have to be dancer to appreciate vertical training for stronger legs, abdominals, and back. Use tools like the Bender Ball and Gliding Disc to create the ultimate total body workout for all levels.

Lengthen and tone your entire body — legs, glutes, back, and especially abdominal muscles — in one hour. Be amazed at the results, and by how you feel after this workout. Call 530-582-7720 for info.

New treadmills arriving at Truckee Physical Therapy

Truckee Physical Therapy will receive a new Alter G anti-gravity Treadmill on May 6. The treadmill employs NASA technology that allows you to walk or run with 20-80 percent of your body weight. It is the first treadmill of it’s kind in a 100-mile radius. Tom Brady has one for his personal use and Kobe Bryant will use one to train while healing from his Achilles tendon rupture. This treadmill will allow runners to train through injuries, people who are fall risks to train in a safe environment, and will allow people with too much pain for traditional exercise to lose weight. It is an incredible piece of equipment and will be an asset to the community. Located at 11053 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Call 530-587-4790 or visit www.truckeephysicaltherapy.com for information.

Acupuncture Happy Hour!

Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30 minute consultation for new patients is recommended. Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself. Also, enjoy drop-in massage available with Alison King, CMT. $1 per minute for 10 to 30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy! Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com. Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine is located at 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Ste. 1, Truckee.

2013 Relay For Life could use your talent

Cancer has a presence in the community that affects us all. There are only a few months left until the 7th Annual Truckee Tahoe American Cancer Society Relay For Life, July 13-14, 2013 at Truckee High School.

Relay For Life offers the opportunity to show care and support for people currently experiencing cancer, those we’ve lost to cancer, and for more than 1,600 cancer survivors in Truckee-Tahoe area. “Celebrate, remember and fight back!”

Relay is doing that and you can help increase the tremendous successes of the area.

There are numerous volunteer opportunities: Create or join a Relay team through business, neighborhoods, churches, schools, sports teams, families and friends. The 2013 Relay theme is “Friends Share the Journey!”

Relay Committee goals are to increase the community’s knowledge of cancer and its prevention. For information on forming a team or that special volunteer spot call Chris Otto at 530-277-2639, 6-9 p.m., or leave a message. Visit www.cancer.org or www.relayforlife.org for information.


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