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Insurance forum for nonprofits
Nonprofit organizations are invited to attend a free informational session of the Non-Profit Management Series beginning Thursday, Jan. 23, noon at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nev. Mike Menath of Menath Insurance Agency and a colleague will speak about insuring nonprofits and the Affordable Care Act. No reservations are necessary, everyone is encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch. For information contact Megan Weiss at email@example.com or call 775-298-0188.
Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you
The 2014 monthly lecture series from UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center begins Jan. 28 with a presentation on the dangers of radon. Eric Matus of the Nevada Radiation Control Program will lead a public lecture titled “Radon: What you don’t know could hurt you” beginning at 6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences.
Radon is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas that naturally emanates from rocks, soil and water. Unfortunately, radon can accumulate in a home and can cause serious health problems. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that 21,000 people in the United States die from radon-induced lung cancer each year — more than those who die from drunk driving, falls in the home, or secondhand smoke.
Matus will present an overview of radon, where radon originates, where it’s found, what it can do to you, how to test for it and what to do if your home has a radon problem. Free test kits will be offered to Nevada residents.
Eric Matus is a health physicist with the State of Nevada Radiation Control Program, within the Division of Public and Behavioral Health. He assesses and controls unnecessary exposure to ionizing radiation. He holds a B.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Science from UNR, and studied health physics at Oak Ridge Associated Universities.
The Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences is located at 291 Country Club Drive in Incline Village on the campus of Sierra Nevada College.
For more information or directions call 775-881-7566, or visit http://terc.ucdavis.edu/calendar/.
Season for Nonviolence Weekly Meetings
On Wednesdays, Feb. 5-April 9, 6-7 p.m. “Be the Change Visioning and Meditations” will be held at the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee, 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, above the Tahoe City Marina. Join ministerial student Maggie Wattle and to focus on and create a more peaceful, nonviolent existence for the world. This coincides with the annual Season for Peace and Nonviolence (www.64days.org). Love donation accepted.
“A Season for Nonviolence is a national 64-day educational, media, and grassroots campaign dedicated to demonstrating that nonviolence is a powerful way to heal, transform, and empower our lives and our communities. Inspired by the 50th and 30th memorial anniversaries of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., this international event honors their vision for an empowered, nonviolent world.” (www.64days.org). For more information call 530-581-5117.
Community snowshoe full moon hikes
This event encourages exercising in an inter-generational social setting for ages 9+ and is part of the Community Health and Wellness Outreach Initiative. There will be light fare available for those who would like to purchase dinner at the top. Meet at Diamond Peak’s upper parking lot at 5 p.m., return around 9 p.m. Dates: Jan. 19 and Feb. 16, fee per hike at www.inclinerecreation.com. Meet at the Diamond Peak Ski Resort Main Lodge.
Call 775-832-1310 for information. Pre-registration is required.
Day camps, grades kindergarten through fifth. Experienced and responsible staff will lead campers on numerous exciting adventures. Campers will enjoy activities, which include swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more — Feb. 18- 21, and April 14-18. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Personal sports training
Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, soccer, softball, basketball. Fees vary depending on sport focus. For more information about individual sport instruction, or to make an appointment call the Sports Office at 775-832-1322. Featured personal sport coaches: volleyball, Tony Graeber, indoor and beach volleyball player and veteran coach of Incline Middle School and IVGID volleyball clinics; soccer, Mike Simon, former indoor and outdoor professional soccer player, 25 years coaching experience, including SNC and Reno team ranked nationally; softball, Kelly Thompson, former outstanding high school/adult travel team player and head coach for Incline varsity softball.
Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility
Tuesdays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.
Incline aquatics swim team
Ages 6-plus years. Join Incline’s premier swim team for both competitive and novice swimmers. USA Swimming certified coaches will evaluate appropriate level and practice times for each participant. Payment will be on a monthly basis. Scholarships that can equate savings of at least 29 percent are available (inquire at the Parks & Recreation Department Counter). For any other questions contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.
All ages. An early morning aqua fitness workout that includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and mobility fitness elements in both shallow and deep water. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Recreation Center pool, free for Recreation Center members, $10, with IVGID pass $5. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Veteran suicide prevention
It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.