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.

“Hanging Out or Hooking Up”

Workshops committed to creating a rich and diverse slate of educational materials for professionals and teen peer leaders to reduce teen relationship abuse. The information and materials provided are appropriate for teens ages 14 to 17, young adults 18 to 24, and adults who work with these age groups.

Prepares participants to present information on healthy teen relationships and the prevention of relationship abuse.

A “Hanging Out or Hooking Up” workshop is slated for Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center, 948 Incline Way in Incline Village, Nev.

This training will be hosted by Tahoe SAFE Alliance and provided by the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence (NNADV) at no cost, however participants should bring their own lunch, water and snacks.

Pre-registration is required and must be submitted by Jan. 31, individuals under age 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature.

For more information or to register visit

Registration forms can be mailed to Tahoe SAFE Alliance, 948 Incline Way Incline Village, NV 89451, ATTN: Kassi Reisbeck, faxed to 775-298-0011 or emailed to

Suicide prevention webinars

The Injury Control Research Center for Suicide Prevention (ICRC-S) is a CDC-funded research center focusing on a public health approach to suicide prevention and research. Project of the University of Rochester Medical Center and Education Development Center, links suicide prevention to complementary mental health approaches.

The webinar topics, “The Intersection of Suicide Research and Public Health Practice: Populations at Increased Risk of Suicidal Behaviors,” will include: alcohol abuse and suicide; non-suicidal self-injury; suicide among men in the middle years of life; suicide among American Indians/Alaska Natives; individuals who have attempted suicide; suicide among older adults; LGBT populations and suicide.

Each one-hour webinar will be immediately followed by a 30-minute discussion forum. Register for “Alcohol Abuse and Suicide,” Dr. Kenneth Conner, Jan. 29, 2-3:30 p.m. EST and “Understanding and Treating the Complex Puzzle of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury,” Dr. Barent Walsh, Feb. 12, 2-3:30 p.m. EST. To register and for additional webinars, visit

Healthy cooking for kids

Tamales, Saturday, Feb. 1, 10-10:45 a.m. for K-third grade, 11 a.m.-noon, for fourth grade and up. Cost is $20 per participants plus $5 materials fee. Participants will make tamales as well as ice cream cookie sandwiches using fresh and healthy ingredients.

Sushi, Saturday, Feb. 8, 10-10:45 a.m. for K-third grade, 11 a.m.-noon, for fourth grade and up. Cost is $20 per participants plus $5 materials fee.

Participants will hand roll their own sushi and make raw chocolate truffles. Rideout Community Center, 740 Timberland Lane, Tahoe City, 530-583-3440.

Free Heart to Heart talks

Tahoe Forest Health System is offering free “Heart to Heart Talks,” 10:30 a.m. in the Eskridge Conference Room, Tahoe Forest Hospital, 10121 Pine Ave., Truckee. For more information call 530-582-3285.

Feb. 5, Stress Less – Breathing and Movement for a Healthy Heart, Nikki Dean; Feb. 12, Optimize Your Exercise, Wendy Buchanan, MS; Feb. 19, Heart Healthy Eating, Betsy Taylor, RD; Feb. 26, The Latest in Heart Health, Tim Lombard, MD.

Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart

Feb. 4, 10 a.m.-noon, Truckee Town Hall. The February CCTT Resource Sharing Meeting will include a presentation “Emotional Intelligence: The other kind of smart” by Christopher Old, LPCC, MFT, NCC, Mountain Mental Health.

Healthcare information and enrollment workshops

The scheduled events provide the public with information outlining The Affordable Care Act and the services offered in Placer and Nevada County. Interested residents may learn about new healthcare coverage, ask questions, talk with Certified Covered California Enrollment Counselors, and obtain assistance with healthcare enrollment.

Sierra College, Tahoe-Truckee Campus, 11001 College Trail, room 226, Feb. 6, 3-5 p.m.

Tahoe Forest Hospital Medical Office Building, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Feb. 12, 7-10 a.m.

Take household tax returns, government issued identification, social security cards, and last three pay stubs.

Space is limited. Register now by calling the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952.

This event is presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, a Certified Covered California Outreach and Education Entity in collaboration with the Family Resource Center of Truckee, and Placer/Nevada County Health and Human Services.

Turtleneck Tuesday skate nights

Every Tuesday in February, Northstar California will donate 20 percent of the skate rentals to Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation. Go out and have some fun with friends, donors, nonprofit leaders,

and the rest of the North Tahoe community. Northstar Village Ice Skating Rink, Tuesdays in February, 6-9 p.m.

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. 26-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.

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.

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!

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