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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.

Open Water Swim Clinic

The Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, in conjunction with Boost Swimming will host an Open Water Swim Clinic at West End Beach of Donner Lake on July 18, 9-11 a.m. Instructor Jeff Pearson is a coach for the National Team, and will help you gain confidence, enhance your open water skills and give you a great workout. Open to all ages, as long as swimmers can swim 300 yards continuously in a swimming pool. Call 530-582-7720 to register. Cost is $30 for the clinic.

Backpack Demo Hike with Tahoe Mountain Sports and Deuter

July 20, 10 a.m. and Aug. 14, 10 a.m., Tahoe Rim Trail Trailhead, at the summit of Mt. Rose Highway. Free event, score gear from Deuter and Tahoe Mountain Sports, sponsors of these gear-testing treks. They will have packs of all shapes and sizes; lightweight hydration, daypacks up to the largest haulers. Participants can test multiple packs throughout the hike. Travel three miles from the Mt. Rose Trailhead to Galena Falls, where you will enjoy a snack break, pack fitting discussion and photo opportunities. Tahoe Mountain Sports owner Dave Polivy believes, “Working with experts and putting packs through the paces on-trail is a great way to learn what kind of backpack works best for you.” Enter to win a free Deuter backpack at Join the Lake Tahoe Outdoor Adventure Group at

Sugar Pine Foundation hikes

Hikes with TRTA July 17 and Aug 18. Hike to the waterfall at Van Sickle State Park with guides from the Tahoe Rim Trail Association and interpreters from SPF. They will talk about forest health and how to identify tree species. Sign up at to see firsthand plant regeneration after a fire and photograph beautiful views of the lake.

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.

Wanderlust flowing to town

Wanderlust will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.

The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.

For more information and event tickets visit

USTA Quick Start Youth Tennis Camp

Ages: 6 to 12 years. This tennis camp focuses on stroke production, techniques, match play and tennis rules through specialized activities and drills. The camp also promotes teamwork, sportsmanship and a high emphasis on fun! Classes are taught by certified USPTA instructors. Other activities in the camp may include swimming and games. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 22. Cost is $219, with IVGID pass $175. Daily drop-in: $69, with IVGID pass $55 (if space available). Visit

Competitive Junior Tennis Academy

This high powered, intense program is designed for the student looking to take their game to the next level. Players seeking to compete in tournament play as well as high school and college tennis will find this program is exactly what they need! Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday (minimum of four students required). Two-week sessions through Aug. 22. Cost is 9 to 12 years, $225, with IVGID pass $180, drop-in $29, with IVGID pass $23; 13-plus, cost is $275, with IVGID pass $220, drop-in: $37, with IVGID pass $30. Visit

Gear & Grind Mountain Bike Ride July 23

Join the Tahoe Luna Chix for a mountain bike ride in Tahoe City Tuesday, July 23. Riders meet at 5:30 p.m. at Gear & Grind Café on North Shore Boulevard. This is a free, all-women’s ride and all ability levels are welcome. Luna rides are a great way to meet and ride with other like-minded women mountain bikers and learn fun new trails. Plus after the ride hang out and replenish with coffee, sandwiches, and ice cream. For more information, email or find them on Facebook.

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

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