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Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Drug Take Back Event a Success

On Saturday, April 26, Truckee Police Department and TT-FWDD (Tahoe-Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence) hosted a National Rx Take-Back Event.

The Truckee Police Department took in approximately 185 lbs. of prescription and over-the-counter medications. In addition, those who took advantage of this event were asked to participate in a quick survey. The data collected will help event organizers better the program for future use.

The Truckee Police Department would like to thank those town of Truckee citizens who participated in this event. The overall mission of this event is to prevent prescription medication abuse and water source sustainability.

The permanent Rx bin is inside Truckee Town Hall, TPD, located at 10183 Truckee Airport Road.

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The Rx bin is open to individual residents only, not businesses or DEA registrants. Residents can drop off prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, and pet medications. Sharps, aerosols (inhalers), or illegal drugs (marijuana, etc.) are not accepted.

Spring for the Schools: Soak in the Sierra

Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sierra Hot Springs, Sierraville.

Supporting excellence in education for the students of Sierra County has never been more enjoyable! Spend a day of relaxation and wellness for your mind, body, and spirit at Sierra Hot Springs. Every dollar raised for health and wellness packages sold will go directly to teacher and school grants. For more information visit http://www.sierraschoolsfoundation.org.

For more information about Sierra Hot Springs visit http://www.sierrahotsprings.org

Or call Sierra Hot Springs directly to register and pay at 530-994-3773, ext. 0, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Indoor cycle class

Director of Group Exercise at Saint Mary's Center for Health & Fitness and Fitness Educator Carrie Haines will host an indoor cycle class with proceeds going to the High Fives Foundation Saturday, May 10, 10 a.m. The Performance Training Center donated their cycle studio for Carrie's class. Meet just before 10 a.m. at the CR Johnson Healing Center, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee and walk to Performance's spin room at class time. Enjoy a challenging cardiovascular workout on a simulated road ride through flat roads, rolling hills and steep climbs. Indoor cycling is a high intensity cardio workout for most fitness levels. Scheduling at http://www.crjohnson.org/schedule.

"I really love working with the High Fives Foundation on any opportunity that arises," said Haines. "I can't wait to offer this cycle class with proceeds going to this organization that does so much for the Truckee-Tahoe Community. Let's ride right for High Fives!"

Moms ski free Mother's Day at Alpine Meadows

Alpine Meadows ski resort is celebrating Mother's Day with free lift tickets for moms and $1 mimosas on Sunday, May 11.

Moms can ski or snowboard for free all day this Mother's Day. To redeem the free lift tickets, mothers can take one of their kids with them to the ticket office or present their child's birth certificate.

Also in celebration of moms, $1 mimosas will be available to those 21 and older on the sundeck of Alpine Meadows' base lodge on Mother's Day.

Alpine Meadows will be open for skiing and riding Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11 – with chairlifts spinning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests can ski or ride for free with the purchase of a 2014-15 season pass. Sunday, May 11 marks the final day of the 2013-14 ski season.

Be a Red Cross volunteer

Are you looking for a way to meet new people and give back to your local community? Become a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Join the monthly meeting and find out how you can become part of the Red Cross team.

Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting will be held at the Truckee Tahoe Airport on Wednesday, May 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information contact Emergency Services Coordinator Tami Martin at 916-709-3416 or Tami.Martin@redcross.org.

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. At Kings Beach United Methodist Church located at 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 coda.org.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend

Escape to the forest sanctuary where nature abounds, bringing water and the woods into balance and harmony through modern, results-oriented treatments at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe's Wellness Weekend Retreat, May 16-18. This two-night package will include deluxe guest room accommodations for two guests, a welcome reception in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe, each guest's choice of one featured Spring Spa Treatment per person, per stay, access to a series of wellness classes including sunrise yoga, guided hikes, fitness classes and the daily resort fee, which includes access to spa relaxation areas and more. Package starts at $389 per night with a two-night minimum stay exclusive of tax. The daily package rate is $159 per person for Saturday or Sunday (May 17 or 18) and includes one signature Spring Spa Treatment, choice of one fitness class and access to all of the Spa facilities and amenities for the day. For more information and reservations call 530-562-3000 or visit http://www.ritzcarlton.com/laketahoe.