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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w's: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

NASTC to host jumpstart

On Dec. 4-7 Truckee's North American Ski Training Center (NASTC) will offer an early season course designed to boost confidence levels and dial in the technique you need to ski hard the rest of the season. Creating a strong technical platform at the season's start helps you ski better throughout the season. In addition to your skiing technique NASTC's top-notch coaches will assess your equipment and fitness training needs to make sure they are the best fit for you and your goals.

Worldwide Candle Lighting

for those who left too soon

The Compassionate Friends Worldwide Candle Lighting unites family and friends around the globe in lighting candles for one hour to honor the memories of the sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, and grandchildren who left too soon. As candles are lit Dec. 8, 2013, 7 p.m. local time, hundreds of thousands of persons commemorate and honor the memory of all children gone too soon.

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Now believed to be the largest mass candle lighting on the globe, the 17th annual Worldwide Candle Lighting, a gift to the bereavement community from The Compassionate Friends, creates a virtual 24-hour wave of light as it moves from time zone to time zone. The event started in the United States in 1997 as a small internet observance, but has since swelled in numbers as word has spread throughout the world of the remembrance. Hundreds of formal candle lighting events are held and thousands of informal candle lightings are conducted in homes as families gather in quiet remembrance of children who have died, but will never be forgotten. Visit http://www.compassionatefriends.org.

ZUMBA

Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility

Tuesdays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

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., Dec. 10 and 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit http://www.naturamedtahoe.com.

Shotokan karate

All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.

Incline aquatics swim team

Ages 6-plus years. Join Incline's premier swim team for both competitive and novice swimmers. USA Swimming certified coaches will evaluate appropriate level and practice times for each participant. Payment will be on a monthly basis. Scholarships that can equate savings of at least 29 percent are available (inquire at the Parks & Recreation Department Counter). For any other questions contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.

Liquid cardio

All ages. An early morning aqua fitness workout that includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and mobility fitness elements in both shallow and deep water. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Recreation Center pool, free for Recreation Center members, $10, with IVGID pass $5. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

Veteran suicide prevention

It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.

Pickleball at the tennis center

Pickleball is a fun sport for all ages, played on a modified tennis court with the net lowered to 34 inches at the center. It is played with a perforated plastic baseball (similar to a whiffle ball) and wood or composite paddle. It is easy for beginners to learn, and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game for experienced players. Court No. 8 has been lined for Pickleball. Please inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials. Equipment rental is available. A minimum of four people is required for play. Cost is peak time: $8, $6 with IVGID pass; afternoon/twilight $6, $4 with IVGID pass. Six-pack punch cards are available. Visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.

55+ fitness/yoga

Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness; Wednesdays, yoga at 10 a.m. Members are free. Drop-in rates: $5 for 55+ individuals who are Incline Village pass-holders and $10 for general public. Call 775-832-1300 or visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.