North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements |

North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

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.

Flu vaccine clinic

The Nevada County Public Health Department will offer free community flu vaccine clinics.

On Jan. 22, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. and Feb. 6, noon-4 p.m., flu vaccines will be offered at the Joseph Center, 10075 Levon Ave. in Truckee, (Nevada County government building behind the Truckee Library).

These vaccines are available free of charge through the Public Health Department’s Immunization, Communicable Disease Prevention, and Emergency Preparedness programs.

Regular opportunities for immunizations include: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:45 a.m., immunizations, including flu shots, are available by appointment at the Joseph Center in Truckee; childhood immunizations on the first Thursday of each month 1-4 p.m. at the Joseph Center.

Call the Public Health Department’s warm line at 530-265-7258 or at, then click on “flu shots-influenza” under services for info.

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.

Slow Food Lake Tahoe exchange

Sign up today to reserve your spot at January’s Truckee Tahoe Homemade Exchange on Sunday, Jan. 26, 4-6 p.m. at CoffeeBar in downtown Truckee. Register at

Minding your stress

Learn how to cultivate mindfulness and calm throughout your daily life. Four-week course. Mindfulness practice has been proven to help people living with stress, pain or illness, as well as caregivers and healthcare professionals. Many studies show mindfulness practices reduce stress and help combat stress-related diseases, decrease chronic pain, and improve immune system function.

You will experience lasting benefits: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance; more effective coping strategies; more accepting attitude toward life and its challenges; decreases in stress-related symptoms; significant decreases in anxiety and depression; and improved concentration and creativity.

A workbook and guided meditation CD will be provided, meets Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Jan. 28-Feb. 18. Cost is $58. To register call 530-587-3769 or stop by the front desk at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN of Holistic Pathways. Class is open to all ability levels. No meditation experience necessary.

Truckee Little League registration open

Online Little League baseball registration is open at In-person registration will be held at Zano’s restaurant in Truckee on Feb. 10 and 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Registration fees are as follows: participants ages 4-5 are $70, players ages 6-8 are $100, ages 9-12 are $130 and ages 13-14 are $180. Early-bird registration closes on Feb. 15 and the sibling discount of $10 ends. Registration closes March 3.

In March, the boys and girls will dust off their gloves to prepare for tryouts at the Truckee High School gym. Tryouts will be held the week of March 10.

Opening Day is April 26 and all of Truckee Little League will present itself to the town of Truckee through numerous floats cruising along Donner Pass Road. From that opening day, marked by parents’ cheers, dust kicking up from a safe slide and balls being scooped up and hurled into gloves, the 2014 Truckee Little League season continues until Friday, June 13.

For sponsorship opportunities and information visit Truckee Little League is grateful for local business support. Play ball!

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 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.

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. This program offers: Free carbon monoxide testing, relapse prevention support and strategies, learn to quit without gaining weight, learn different techniques to replace nicotine cravings, keep yourself, your children, and non-smoking family members healthy, and save money and improve your quality of life. For more information or to register contact Kirk Ditterich, PsyD, licensed behavioral health clinician 530-582-8207.

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

Hot mamas

Hot Mamas! Five-week postnatal Pilates course. Get back into shape after having a baby. This safe, low impact exercise is designed to strengthen deep core stabilizers while toning the body from head to toe. Hot Mamas will help you: Reduce back pain; improve posture; strengthen pelvic floor musculature; learn breathing for relaxation. Classes to be held Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Feb. 2-March 26. Early registration: $60 for all five weeks. Late registration: $70 after Feb. 19.

Babies welcome! To register call 530-587-3769 or stop by the front desk at the Tahoe Center for Health and Sports Performance, 10710 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Space is limited. Suitable for all levels.

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