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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 Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.


Day camps, grades kindergarten through fifth. Experienced and responsible staff will lead campers on numerous exciting adventures. Campers will enjoy activities, which include swimming, arts and crafts, games, and more, through April 18. Visit

Reno 5k and 10k race to benefit Tahoe SAFE Alliance

Runners, walkers and families are invited to help raise money for of domestic violence on Saturday, April 19, at the Race to End Domestic Violence 5k and 10k and Safe & Healthy Homes Fair. Located at Idlewild Park in Reno, $10 of each race entry will benefit the Tahoe SAFE Alliance, an organization committed to ending the incidence and trauma of intimate partner/domestic violence, sexual violence and child abuse in North Lake Tahoe and Truckee.

Reno City Councilwoman Hillary Schieve will give the keynote address. Booths with information about community resources, food, music, games, face painting, and a bounce house will be free of charge to all attendees. After the races conclude, children under 12 can participate in a free fun run.

The fair will begin at 8 a.m. with the races starting at 9 a.m. The kid’s fun run will begin at 10:30 a.m. Race registration is $30 and participants can register at until April 18. Same day registration is available until 8:30 a.m. on race day.

Early registrants can pick up their packets from 4 to 7 p.m. April 18 at Eclipse Pizza, 3950 Mayberry Drive, Reno. Registered participants will receive a 20 percent discount at Eclipse April 18 and 19 when they present their bib at the time of purchase.

Safe & Healthy Homes is a part of the Washoe County Domestic Violence Task Force.

Teen alcohol forum

Since 1987, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD) celebrates the month of April as National Alcohol Awareness Month.

Join an interactive live telephone town hall forum “Keeping Our Teens Healthy and Drug Free.” The TT-FWDD Coalition will host this free telephone forum with experts from the North Tahoe/Truckee community on April 21, 7-8 p.m. This call is geared toward parents and community members to keep local youth safe from exposure of alcohol and drugs associated with summer and celebratory events.

Sign up at

Daylong meditation instruction

Wednesday, April 23, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sundays, April 27 and May 18, noon-5 p.m., For Goodness Sake with Polly Ryan, MA.

Appropriate for beginning and advanced students. Focus on both seated and walking meditation: development of Shamatha (meditative quiescence) and Vipassana (meditative insight) through the exploration of techniques taught in the Satipatana (Four Foundations of Mindfulness) and Anipanasati (Mindfulness of Breathing) Sutras. Take a sack lunch for a 30-minute lunch break. Suggested donation: $40-60 per session. No one turned away for lack of funds. Also available by Web Ex. Register at FGS, 10157 Donner Pass Road in Truckee or call 530-550-8981.

Patient, family support volunteers needed

Tahoe Forest Hospice is offering a volunteer training in May 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. You can provide companionship and friendship; provide a break (respite) for caregivers; run errands and shopping; do other activities including reading, playing games, gardening and help with meals; hours are flexible. 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.

For details call or email Volunteer Coordinator Val Sutter at 530-582-3534 or before May 15.

Overeaters Anonymous

Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope, and strength, at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.

Ritz-Carlton Wellness Weekend

Not just for women

Escape to the forest sanctuary where nature abounds, bringing water and the woods into balance and harmony through modern, results-oriented treatments at the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe’s Wellness Weekend Retreat, May 16-18. This is a perfect retreat for both men and women, and a getaway for couples. This two-night package will include deluxe guest room accommodations for two guests, a welcome reception in The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe, each guest’s choice of one featured Spring Spa Treatment per person, per stay, access to a series of wellness classes including sunrise yoga, guided hikes, fitness classes and the daily resort fee, which includes access to spa relaxation areas and more. Package starts at $389 per night with a two-night minimum stay exclusive of tax. The daily package rate is $159 per person for Saturday or Sunday (May 17 or 18) and includes one signature Spring Spa Treatment, choice of one fitness class and access to all of the Spa facilities and amenities for the day. For more information and reservations call 530-562-3000 or visit

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Peter Grubb Hut Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, April 26. From Truckee take the Boreal exit off Interstate 80, turn right and go up the road until you reach the gate where you can park. It is also the “Castle Peak” trail head. Don’t forget the snowshoes — just in case! For more info call 530-550-5192. Visit for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures.

Personal sports training

Incline Village Recreation Center offers individual sport instruction in volleyball, baseball, softball, basketball. Fees vary depending on sport focus. For more information about individual sport instruction, or to make an appointment call the Sports Office at 775-832-1322.

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