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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.

Medicine Buddha healing meditation

Friday, Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m., For Goodness Sake, 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. Medicine Buddha is said to be the manifestation of the healing energy of all enlightened beings. Lama Losang will introduce Medicine Buddha through mantra, meditation, and visualization, a powerful method for healing and increasing healing powers. Overcome the inner sickness of attachment, hatred, and ignorance. Losang Samten was born in central Tibet. At the age of 11, he became a Buddhist monk, studied at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, and later joined Namgyal Monastery, and in 1985 earned a Masters in Buddhist Philosophy, Sutra, and Tantra. Visit Suggested donation $10-$15. All are welcome, no one turned away due to to lack of funds. Call or e-mail to register, 530-550-8981, Visit

TTUSD Wellness Program update

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District High School Wellness Program Update. Challenge Day volunteers are needed for both Truckee High and North Tahoe High Schools. It is a great way to connect and support new freshmen. The dates are: Truckee High School, Nov. 13 and 14 and North Tahoe High School Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. RSVP to Kim Bradley, TTUSD wellness coordinator at 530-582-2575 or and to sign up. The next Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. at the district office, kicking off the “Know the Signs Campaign.”

Patient and family support volunteers needed

Tahoe Forest Hospice is offering a volunteer training Nov. 5 and 6 for hospice patient and family support volunteers to help patients and families who live in Truckee, North Tahoe, Incline Village and the Sierra Valley. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community. Provide companionship and friendship; provide a break (respite) for caregivers; run errands and shopping; other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals; all with flexible hours. Training is a combination of online and in-person training at the Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Center. The training is a total of 20 to 25 hours. There is no charge. For details contact Val Sutter, volunteer coordinator at 530-582-3534 or

Tired of the drama?

Once again the Parent Project Classes for parents of Strong Willed Children ages 10 through 18+ years of age is being offered. The Placer County Parent Project will help you stop family arguments. Improve school attendance and performance. Prevent alcohol and other drug use. Learn effective interventions for difficult children. Find answers, learn solutions, receive emotional and practical support, create an action plan and experience success. For more information on enrollment or to register call 530-546-0952. Presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center the Parent Project provides proven strategies for parents raising today’s children and teens. New to the Program: Loving Solutions Classes for parents of children 5-10 years of age. Interested parents can join at any time. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 9. Location: To be announced. Cost is free! Contact North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952. Visit

Lake Tahoe Women Wellness Weekend

Hosted by Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, Nov. 9-10, cost $109. Granlibakken Resort will host the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), Nov. 9 and 10. This long-loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on weight management, plastic surgery, addiction, common nutrient deficiencies and more. The event starts on Saturday with an optional yoga class (7 a.m.) and ends with a Zumba Party (4 p.m.) on Sunday. WWW is $109, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Visit for more details and contact for questions.

Join Slow Food

Slow Food USA members are the lifeblood of its organization, providing the necessary financial support to power the organization’s devotion to living slow and making “good, clean and fair food for all” a reality. Slow Food membership allows its members to connect with like-minded people. Slow Food members receive special invitations and discounts to local, national and international events. Slow Food Lake Tahoe’s offers annual workshops on canning, backyard chicken raising, and homebrewing along with a High Sierra Edible Garden Tour, Cooking Outside the Box (community supported agriculture-inspired dinner and cooking demo) and live local Chefs’ Challenge. Slow Food members receive the Food News email digest, highlighting the week’s top stories in food and farming and will receive the new Slow Food print magazine starting in April 2014. Slow Food members receive access to special members-only content, including interviews with food movement happening in the Slow Food movement locally, nationally and internationally insiders and seasonal recipes from food personalities across the country. Join Slow Food at and click on the red “become a member” button on the home page.

Protect yourself from cold and flu

Intravenous Vitamin C, or “Myers Cocktail” can knock illness back and keep you going. Either a push or a drip, 5-10 grams of Vitamin C with B-vitamins and minerals is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Followed with homeopathic echinacea and /or Engystol to boost the non-specific immune defense system. Catch the illness early and the IV works even as fast as over night. Dr. Ann Sura has used IV Vitamin C for 15 years to treat flu and illness, such as chronic fatigue, and fibromyalgia. Get your Happy Hour B12 shot, cost is $20. Try an add-on for $5 (B-complex and folic acid). Happy Hour, 4-5:30 p.m., Oct. 22; Nov. 19 and 26; Dec. 10 and 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit

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