Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe |

Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe

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.

Affordable lab screenings

A simple way to start taking charge of your health. Affordable lab tests and screenings each month at two convenient locations, the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station in Truckee, Calif. and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village. No appointment is necessary. Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare.

Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Second Friday of the month, 8-9 a.m., April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. For more information call 775-833-4100.

Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, Calif., inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 a.m., April 9, May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. For more information call 530-582-3277.

Military Adaptive Winter Sports Camp, Ability Bash

Disabled Sports USA Far West announces Ability Celebration honoring injured military service men and women in North Lake Tahoe through April 5. Disabled Sports hosts 20 wounded warriors and their guests for a weeklon camp of adaptive skiing and snowboarding to support their therapy and reintegration into the community.

The 20th Annual Ability Bash Fundraiser will be held Friday April 4, Squaw Valley Conference Center (formerly the Olympic Village Inn). Dinner, dance and silent auction. An evening of celebration and tribute to these Service men and women who have sacrificed so much for our freedom.

Ability Challenge “FUN”draiser, Saturday, April 5 at Squaw Valley. The Ability Challenge is a social campaign building support for Disabled Sports USA Far West. Register your team today and get a day of skiing or riding at Squaw Valley to celebrate your success in raising $200 and more for Disabled Sports. Challenge team also gets lunch and a rockin’ après ski party. For every “mountain challenge” your team completes, receive a raffle ticket for prizes like skis and snowboards.

With over 90 chapters serving more than 60,000 people nationwide, Disabled Sports USA is the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization. Visit

Season for Nonviolence Weekly Meetings

On Wednesdays, through 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 ( 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.” ( For more information call 530-581-5117.


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, April 14-18. Visit

Personal sports training

Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, 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 coache: volleyball, Tony Graeber, indoor and beach volleyball player and veteran coach of Incline Middle School and IVGID volleyball clinics.

Two new classes at Tahoe Yoga Institute

This month enjoy two new offerings at Tahoe Yoga Institute in Tahoe City: Iyengar Level 1-2 on Tuesdays, 9-10:30 a.m., with Deborah Lapkin and Core Fusion on Wednesdays, noon-1 p.m. with Madona Casini. Iyengar yoga focuses on technique, precision and alignment. Lapkin has been a fully certified Iyengar teacher since 2009, and has been practicing yoga since 1998. Casini is the owner of Tahoe Yoga Institute and is a trained fitness and Pilates instructor. Her Core Fusion is a Pilates core-based workout combined with gentle stretching and yoga followed by the use of rollers. Both classes can cater to all levels of flexibility and strength. Cost is $15 drop-in, with membership specials available. Tahoe Yoga Institute, 475 North Lake Blvd., Ste. 251, Tahoe City. Call 530-581-1005 or visit

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