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North Lake Tahoe 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.

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. Cost is $1 per minute for 10- to 30-minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy! Every Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 or visit, 11890 Donner Pass Road (at Northwoods), Ste. 1, Truckee.

Tahoe Forest Health System community blood drives

Tahoe Forest Health System will begin hosting community blood drives beginning in September. The first community blood drive is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 12, 7-11 a.m. at the Tahoe Forest Hospital Eskridge Conference Room. Appointments are available at or by calling 530-582-6414. With each donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn points in United Blood Services’ Hero in Me rewards program. Donating blood takes about one hour.

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years of age, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 years of age and younger, and donors who are 16 years of age must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. For more information, visit

For more information about Tahoe Forest Health System, visit

Minding Your Stress, Finding Connection

Taught by Jackie Griffin, RN, BSN, Wednesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 2, 5-6 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee. Cost: Sliding scale $20-$100; no one turned away. A workbook and guided meditation CD will be provided. Experience: Increased self-awareness, trust and acceptance, more effective coping, more accepting attitude to life and challenges, decrease in chronic pain, lasting decreases in stress-related symptoms, significant decreases in anxiety and depression, improved concentration and creativity, and improved immune system functioning. Contact Jackie at 530-386-7603 or email at for more information and to register.

Meditation: Meeting Self and World

With Lama Choyang, Monday, Sept. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., For Goodness Sake (in place of Jon L’s meditation). Suggested dana: $10-$15; no one turned away due to lack of funds. Acceptance, compassion and love, these qualities are the very essence of who we are. How do we find our way back to our own wholeness so that we can meet our world with presence, openness and love? Find out as Lama Choyang offers teachings and invites you in to the experience of meditation. Call 530-550-8981 or email to register.

High Fives Bocce Tournament

Join the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation at the 5th Annual Bocce Tournament presented by Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, GoPro and the Truckee River Winery. Teams will compete on Sunday, Sept. 15 for prizes and bragging rights while supporting High Fives Foundation endeavors. Register at or by calling 530-587-4453. Cost is $100 per two-person team. Space is limited. Participants will enjoy friendly tournament play with a massive assortment of prizing, a custom branded wine glass (one per player), music by The Silver Boombox Thief, wine from the Truckee River Winery (for those 21+), Justin’s and PopChips samples and food offerings from Farm to Belly and the Mamasake Squaw food truck.

Meditate for Peace

Saturday, Sept. 21, Meditation, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at For Goodness Sake in downtown Truckee; celebration: 2-7 p.m. at the Truckee River Regional Park Ampitheater. Amazing meditations in the morning and live music, kids’ activities, dance performances and more in the afternoon. Visit

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