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North Lake Tahoe health and wellness announcements

TAHOE, Calif. — 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.

Water Carnival at Village Green

Join the Water Carnival for kids of all ages on Saturday, Aug. 3, 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Enjoy the giant inflatable water slides, slip slides, water games and more. Vendor space is available at $40 per booth. Fee: $2 per child, and $1 per adult. Call the aquatics office at 775-832-1321 or visit

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Session 2: Aug. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Fee: $160 (per session) $120 with IVGID pass. Drop-in: Two spots will be available for drop-ins at $45 a session. Paddleboards will be provided to participants and class begins with a brief paddleboard lesson. Participants will paddle along the shoreline starting at Ski Beach, then return to Incline Beach for one hour of yoga on the SUP. Meet for class at Incline Beach, 967 Lakeshore Blvd. at 8:50 a.m., class is Thursdays 9-11 a.m. Deadline to register is Aug. 5, at the Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310.

UNR grad to swim Lake Tahoe in father’s memory

To benefit the Solace Tree, kick-off event Saturday, Aug. 3, 9 a.m. at King’s Beach. Robby Schlesinger, 23, has spent months preparing to swim the perimeter of Lake Tahoe in the memory of his father, Bob Schlesinger, who accomplished the same feat twice in the early 1990s. While his father swam for charities such as the American Cancer Society and Save the Rainforest, Robby will be repeating the swim to benefit the Solace Tree, whose message inspired him after he lost his father five years ago.

Bob Schlesinger swam lake Tahoe 23 years ago while his son was still an infant. When Robby was 15, his father was injured in a car accident left him with severe chronic pain. After years of struggling with his condition, Bob Schlesinger took his own life. Robby was inspired by the message of the Solace Tree, which provides counseling and a safe environment for those who have experienced a loss to express their grief. Swimming for Solace, will collect donations and pledges to directly support the Solace Tree. For more information, visit

Tahoe Forest Health System publishes magazine

Tahoe Forest Health System announced the availability of its new Health System Magazine, featuring health news, events, health and wellness and program information, and services available locally. The magazine is published three times per year, and available in downloadable PDF format on

A hard copy of the magazine can be obtained by calling 530-582-6266. Copies are also available throughout Tahoe Forest Hospital, Incline Village Community Hospital, Tahoe Forest Hospital MultiSpecialty Clinic offices in Truckee, the Truckee and North Lake Tahoe Chambers, the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association and the Incline Village Visitor Center.

The premier edition features “Saving Lives Every Day,” a profile of four local physicians, cardiologist and internist Tim Lombard, MD, surgeon David Kitts, MD, ER physician Chris Skaff, MD and Greg Tirdel, MD, who specializes in pulmonology, sleep medicine, internal medicine and critical care. The contributions to the community by Incline Village Community Hospital are also highlighted, as well as health, wellness news, events and program information. For more information visit

Doula training

Tahoe’s Connection for Families (TCF) will host a Doula Training Workshop at its parenting education and early childhood development play center located at 761 Northwood Blvd. in Incline Village. A “doula” is a trained and experienced professional who provides physical, emotional and informational support to a mother during pregnancy, through birth, and also provides support during the postpartum period while mother and child bond. Many studies have shown when doulas are involved in the birth, labors are shorter with less complications, the babies are healthier and breastfeed more easily.

Join instructor Janine Maitri on Sept. 6-8, for a class series on becoming a doula. Introduction to Childbirth, Childbirth Education Class, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $145, with $20 early bird discount if enrolled at least three weeks in advance. Doula Training Intensive Workshop, Sept. 7 and 8, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuition: $425 with $30 early bird discount if enrolled at least three weeks in advance.

For more information and to register contact Janine Maitri, director and trainer at or call 530-798-3605. For information about TCF call 775-832-8230 or visit TCF’s facility is available for rent during its non-business hours for community-based workshops and events.

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.

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camp

Ages: 6-12 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 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

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

Jazzercise new student special

Two weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music — all ages are welcome. Get great results in friendly classes at the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.

Larry Sage Bike Ride

Join Truckee Trail foundation, Larry’s wife Sue, and the local cycling community to remember Larry and enjoy a beautiful ride. Join the inaugural Larry Sage Bike Ride Saturday, Aug. 24. The ride begins 9 a.m. at Paco’s Bike & Ski parking lot and back (or less, depending on ability). Riders must register online at by Aug. 19. Lunch and music are provided. Music starts at 11:30 a.m., lunch is at noon. Donations will go to the Truckee Tails Foundation and are greatly appreciated. Larry lived a life of outdoor adventure, making use of everything TTF is working toward building – improved access to natural places, more hiking trails, and better bikeways. In Larry’s memory, Truckee Trails is committed to advocate for well built, connected trails and bikeways – keeping the community safe for non-motorized transportation and recreation.

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

Support for domestic violence survivors

Tahoe SAFE Alliance is offering two support groups for women who are survivors of domestic violence. One group is in Spanish and held on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m., and one group is in English which is held on Thursday evenings 6-7:30 p.m. Both groups have snacks provided. During the support groups, a children’s appropriate group with fun activities and snacks is available. If you are interested please call Juan at Tahoe SAFE Alliance at 530-582-9117 for more information.

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