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May 14, 2014
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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Earlybird registration is open for Northern Nevada’s 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. To celebrate this “Sweet Sixteen” milestone, the Northern Nevada affiliate invites the public to 16 days of a 16 percent race registration discount for the 2014 Race for the Cure scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.

Online registration will open Friday, May 16 at 6 a.m. Use the code “SWEET16” and receive a 16 percent discount off the full-price registration fee of $45 per person. This early-bird offer will last for 16 days, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Runners and walkers alike can sign up as teams or individuals, and opt to participate in either a 5-K or one mile run/walk.

Online registration and more information can be found at

Tahoe Forest Health System to present at home show

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Truckee Home & Building Show on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 and 25. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Find everything you need to build, remodel, landscape and decorate your Sierra mountain home at the Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road.

Included with your $6 admission is entrance into the Sierra Health & Recreation Expo. Learn about health, fitness, nutrition and explore the many recreation opportunities in Truckee and Lake Tahoe through interactive displays and speakers. Catch the Healthy Living Forum, offering two days of presentations and hosted by the Tahoe Forest Health System.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District and the Tahoe Forest Health System present these events and will be on-site to answer your questions.

Get more information and discount tickets at or call 530-587-3477.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Rubicon Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, May 31. Directions: To reach D.L. Bliss State Park from Tahoe City, take HWY 89 south for 15.8 miles to the park entrance. Follow the park road to the entrance station. Meet there to enter the park together. It is about 6 1/2 miles looking down at the cool blue shoreline of Lake Tahoe, weaving in and out of shaded pine trees. No dogs (State Park restriction). Visit for the future hiking schedule and fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Kings Beach United Methodist Church, 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at

Overeaters Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope, and strength, at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries with no dues, fees or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous.

For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.

Weight Watcher Meetings resume

Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room on Wednesday, April 30.

Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. Weight Watcher members and guests are invited to attend. If you have any questions visit or call 800-651-6000.

Salsa — again

Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Salsa (novice-level), a very popular energetic Latin dance with crisp turns and sharp moves! It originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. Novice Salsa is fun and fast … but not too fast! The goal of novice-level dancing is to become comfortable with basic dance fundamentals, then apply them to a style of dance.

Register: Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department at 980 Incline Way.

Loving Solutions and Parent Project

Empowering parents of strong willed children, classes are ongoing, call the North Tahoe Family Resource Center for information of to sign up at 530-546-0952. Loving Solutions is a seven-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school through 12 years of age. Parent Project is a 10-week program offer parents a concrete framework for working with children 10 to 18, plus young adults. Program will help you: Identify ideals, rules and tools for the family; learn techniques and strategies to bring about positive behavior change in your child; respond appropriately to children’s choices; learn about the purpose of time outs and how to use them; structure concrete solutions for challenging situations; improve communication skills within the entire family; understand more about ADHD/ADD; learn how to appropriately respond to emotional children; and recognize and support success. Contact class facilitator Kim Jennings at 530-412-0401 or for classes in Spanish contact Patricia Sarmiento at 530-546-0227.

The North Tahoe Family Resource Center is located at 8321 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach. Visit

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