North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness annoucnements

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 100-175 words.

Kick Nicotine workshop continues

Mondays, 5:30 p.m., drop-ins welcome. The Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, in conjunction with the Tahoe Forest Health System Wellness Neighborhood will host a series of workshops to help the community become nicotine-free. Trained clinical psychologists, nutritionists, pharmacists and clinicians will guide you through the process of kicking the nicotine habit. For more information, or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician at 530-582-8207.

Gene Upshaw Memorial, Tahoe Forest Cancer Center, Patient Teaching Library, is located at 10121 Pine Ave. in Truckee.

Holistic Nutrition Series

Every Sunday in January 2014, 2-3:30 p.m., Stephanie Dodds from will teach a free class about sustainable and holistic nutrition in the Wanderlust Yoga studio at Squaw Valley. Learn about eating for health principles, lean proteins and clean fats, colorful complex carbohydrates, and sustainable nutrition. There will be a gluten-free and dairy-free recipe taught at each class, with samples. Register at with desired dates of attendance. Class is free, however a $5 donation is appreciated and contributed to Slow Food Lake Tahoe. Join Slow Food at

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 ( 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.

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 or call 775-298-0188.

Wild Winter Wednesdays commence

Wild Winter Wednesdays, 3:30-6 p.m., with events continuing every Wednesday throughout the winter season in support of Disabled Sports. Half-price nachos and wings and $4 featured draft beer with different drink sponsors each night in the bar. Huge free raffle with tons of prizes including sport equipment, sporting event tickets, swag and more! Proceeds benefit Disabled Sports USA-Far West at Alpine Meadows.

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