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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — The difference between having and wanting energy

Join a workshop in the “I’m Here, I Matter, and I Have A Voice,” series Wednesday, Nov. 6, 6-7:30 p.m. to explore and experience the difference between wanting and having energy. Meet in The Living Room, across from the Community Arts Center, in the ground floor of Church of the Mountains, 10069 Church St. in Truckee. Chocolate (and other healthy snacks), music, door prizes. Workshops on first and third Wednesday evenings, with Change from the Inside Out Coach and Reiki master therapist Colleen Jackson, founder and director, Workshops From the Inside Out. Call 530-308-5053 or 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 details and contact with questions.

Nevada County flu shots

Nevada County Public Health Department will offer flu shots for a cost of $15 in Truckee. Children, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m. at the Nevada County Joseph Center, Donner Room, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Adults every Wednesday by appointment only, 10 a.m.-noon. Visit for information.

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

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.

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 10-30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy, every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit

Paddlin’ for a Cause and Suicide Prevention

The community is invited to join the Tahoe Truckee Youth Suicide Prevention Task Force and Paddlin’ for a Cause founder, Eileen Allen from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Bar of America on Nov. 14. Raffling off various fun items and announcing the winner of the grand prize from Paddlin’ for a Cause — a Waisup Paddle Board valued at $1,500. Paddlin’ for a Cause is a fundraising effort in honor of Clayton McDonnell to support the prevention of youth suicide. Enjoy the goodies and participate in a local’s silent auction, and meet the new Task Force Coordinator Amy Machin-Ward. Information about the Know the Signs campaign will be available. All proceeds benefit the Clayton McDonnell Memorial Fund with which will provide scholarships to area high schools.

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