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Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Tahoe Forest Hospital to present at Home & Building 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. Included with your $6 admission is entrance into the Sierra Health & Recreation Expo (same dates, time and location). Learn about health, fitness, nutrition and explore Truckee and Lake Tahoe recreation through interactive displays. 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.

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.

Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. and Sundays, 3-6 p.m. at 11890 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 1 at Northwoods Boulevard, Truckee. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit

Community osteoporosis screenings

As a community service recognizing National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is proud to offer osteoporosis screenings using ultrasound bone density technology. Ultrasound technology has a high correlation to the “gold standard” DEXA analysis. Screenings are quick, safe, radiation-free and provide a quantitative assessment to predict risk for bone loss and fracture.

Screening to be held Saturday, May 31, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at New Moon Natural Foods, 11357 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. $10 suggested donation to benefit charity (a $55 value). By appointment only. Please call NaturaMed at 530-546-0400 to schedule your screening.

Trail run with North Face athlete Rory Bosio

Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. Trail Run with Rory Bosio, North Face Athlete and Ultrarunner. Meet at The NorthFace store before heading out for a run up scenic Shirley Canyon in Squaw Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Participation is free.

An Inspirational Evening about Ultrarunning, 6 p.m. with Rory Bosio, speaking about her experiences as a competitor in ultramarathons for the past four years and her inspiration to run. Free entry at the Squaw Valley Village Events Plaza. Trail running attire and proper footwear recommended for the trail run. Warm clothes are recommended for the speaking session.

Visit Rory’s The North Face webpage at

RibFest for Relay

Got ribs? The annual Father’s Day RibFest will take place at the Tri-Counties Bank parking lot, noon-4 p.m. RibFest is sure to be a fun-filled day with delectable ribs. Proceeds from RibFest will benefit the Truckee Tahoe Relay for Life through the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life is an event that takes place for 24 hours to model that cancer never sleeps. The money raised goes directly back to our community to help family members and patients get the best treatment possible. Join RibFest for warm memories and excellent barbecue ribs.

Register for North Tahoe AYSO fall soccer

Tahoe soccer families — it’s time to register your child for North Tahoe AYSO-fall soccer! You can register online at from now until July 9. No registrations will be taken after July 9. AYSO has teams for children ages 4 to 14; prior soccer experience is not required. Soccer games start the week after Labor Day and usually go through mid-October. Most teams will have several practices before Labor Day. The cost is $90 per player and $80 for each additional child. Coaches are also needed. For more information visit or email

Yoga practitioners to converge

The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe will host a retreat designed to awaken the senses and refocus the mind, body and spirit through meditation and daily yoga sessions. Featuring special guest and E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance certified teacher Rachel Jackson, this all-level yoga event will occur June 13-15.

The Yoga Retreat package is available at $925 for single occupancy and $1,290 USD for double occupancy and features:

Two nights of deluxe accommodations, multiple yoga and meditation sessions with Rachel Jackson, each guest’s choice of one signature spa treatment, two guided hikes at Northstar California Resort, breakfast at Café Blue each morning, sommelier guided wine tasting, three-course prix fix dinner at Manzanita, Tahoe Star Tours star gazing.

For reservations, call 800-241-3333 or visit After securing a room reservation, guests are encouraged to contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe directly at 530-562-3030 to schedule their spa treatment in advance (appointment times are subject to availability). To book a single occupancy package, guests must contact the resort directly at 530-562-3028.

Kyle Adams needs funding

Join a fundraiser for 4-year-old Kyle Adams, a Tahoma resident, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in March 2014. The family does have insurance, however the co-pays alone are astronomical and he has a very long journey ahead of him. Kyle is being a little trooper and fighting this cancer with all his might. Currently, Kyle receives five chemo treatments a week. Doctors say they expect him to be at the hospital receiving treatments for the next two years. Kyle also has a baby sister and big brother. His mom does not leave his side while dad works. The Lake Tahoe family has the added expense of travel, room and board — all while trying to care for their other children, age 2 and 7.

Donations will go to the family to help pay for medical expenses and extra expenses associated with this difficult time.


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

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 not a religious organization or a diet club. OA is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries. There are 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. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.

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