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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.

Community Bone Density Screening

May is Osteoporosis Awareness Month. According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, osteoporosis is a disease that causes bones to become weak and more likely to break. Since you can’t feel your bones getting weaker, many people don’t realize they have osteoporosis until they break a bone. One in two women and up to one in four men over age 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime.

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NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine will offer an annual Community Bone Density Screening on Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach and again in collaboration with The North Tahoe Family Resource Center on Monday, May 5, 2-4:30 p.m.

Appointments are recommended but not required with a suggested donation of $10 (a $55 value).

For more information call 530-546-0400 or visit,

Big Day of Giving for MANA

On May 6 Project MANA will participate in a 24-hour giving challenge, visit to make a donation.

GiveLocalNow, under the leadership of the Sacramento Region Community Foundation, Placer Community Foundation, and Yolo Community Foundation with many partners are gearing up for the region’s first BIG Day of Giving benefiting the region’s nonprofit sector.

Project MANA is the only hunger relief organization serving North Lake Tahoe and Truckee communities. Last year, Project MANA provided food to community members more than 25,000 times.

Each donation will be matched on a prorated basis, making every gift go further. Project MANA may also be eligible for cash prizes.

Project MANA is located at 948 Incline Way, Incline Village. For more information call 775-298-0008 or visit

L.I.T.E. – Leaders in Training Education Program

Grades: sixth-12th. Learn about leadership, asset development, responsibility and service to others while gaining valuable work experience for future jobs. LITE’s assist Recreation Leaders with youth programs and help lead activities, games, sports, and crafts. Field trips to various locations are included in fee. Program fee per week is $50, $40 with IVGID Pass. Applications are due Friday, May 9 for Summer Camp 2014. Call 775-832-1310 for details.

Parents’ Night Out

Kids ages 5 to 11 will have fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off. The schedule is packed full of pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts, and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for May 9 and Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Fee: $25, with IVGID pass $20.

Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe Wellness Weekend

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 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

Weight Watcher Meetings resume

Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room on Wednesday, April 30.

Weigh-in will begin at 5:15 p.m. and the meeting will start at 5:45 p.m. Weight Watcher members and guests are invited to attend. If you have any questions visit or call 800-651-6000.

Salsa — again

Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Salsa (novice-level), a very popular energetic Latin dance with crisp turns and sharp moves! It originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. Novice Salsa is fun and fast … but not too fast! The goal of novice-level dancing is to become comfortable with basic dance fundamentals, then apply them to a style of dance.

Register: Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department at 980 Incline Way.

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. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. For more information visit, locally or call 775-745-6807.


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