North Lake Tahoe health and wellness briefs |

North Lake Tahoe health and wellness briefs

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.

Veterans complimentary dental cleaning

The dental office of Drs. William Holmes, Dan Mannikko and Emily Beglin will host its second annual Complimentary Dental Treatment Day for qualified veterans at at 525 West Washington St. Carson City. This event will take place Friday, Nov. 8, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The veterans are screened through the Adopta-A-Vet Program. For complete information and to confirm an appointment time, call 775-882-4247.

Lake Tahoe Women Wellness Weekend

Hosted by Granlibakken Resort, Tahoe City, Nov. 9-10, cost $109. Granlibakken Resort will host the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness Weekend (WWW), Nov. 9 and 10. This long-loved program is alive with a complete schedule of speakers, exercise classes, vendor booths, health fair, food and wine. Medical doctors and health professionals present information on weight management, plastic surgery, addiction, common nutrient deficiencies and more. The event starts on Saturday with an optional yoga class (7 a.m.) and ends with a Zumba Party (4 p.m.) on Sunday. WWW is $109, additional charge for lodging and continuing education credit. Visit for more details and contact for questions.

Tired of the drama?

Once again the Parent Project Classes for parents of Strong Willed Children ages 10 through 18+ years of age is being offered. The Placer County Parent Project will help you stop family arguments, improve school attendance and performance, prevent alcohol and other drug use and learn effective interventions for difficult children. Find answers, learn solutions, receive emotional and practical support, create an action plan and experience success. Presented by the North Tahoe Family Resource Center, the Parent Project provides proven strategies for parents raising today’s children and teens. New to the Program: Loving Solutions Classes for parents of children 5-10 years of age. Interested parents can join at any time. Beginning Saturday, Nov. 9. Location: To be announced. Cost is free! Contact the North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952. Visit

Begin the journey to happiness

A dynamic film, “Finding Happiness,” will kick off the new Spiritual Cinema nights at the Center for Spiritual Living, Tahoe-Truckee on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 5 p.m. There will be a question and answer session following the film. “Finding Happiness” presents real people living dynamic, harmonious lives around the world, viewed through the eyes of fictional magazine journalist, Juliet Palmer. Entry is $10 at the door. All are invited. Filmed on location at the Ananda communities in California, Italy, and India, “Finding Happiness” follows Juliet as she talks with the real residents of Ananda. Meet a group of people who have made the personal journey from idealism to inner transformation, and who have developed practical solutions for a sustainable, harmonious, inwardly fulfilling way of life. Founded in 1986, the Center for Spiritual Living Tahoe-Truckee is a spiritual community dedicated to empowering individuals to discover an inner power that has the ability to transform their lives and make the world a better place. The focus of this loving community is in celebrating life and the unique preciousness of all beings. With a variety of services available, such as classes, meditation, and special events, the center meets the needs of families, singles, children, adults, and seniors. The Center is at 700 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, upstairs from Tahoe City Marina. Call 530-581-5117 or visit

Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Sign-Ups

Online sign-ups for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club youth girls’ teams will be through Nov. 22. Interested volleyball players must sign-up for their respective age-group during these dates to participate this season.

All players returning from Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club last club season can sign up Nov. 12-13, with guaranteed acceptance in the club. Open enrollment sign-ups are Nov. 14-22. Registration will automatically close when each age-group is full. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club will offer teams in the 18-and-under (11th-12th grade), 16-and-under (ninth-10th grade), 14-and-under (seventh-eighth grade), and 12-and-under (sixth grade and below) age-groups. Player assignments will be determined through age-group practices Dec. 11-12, based on performance, work ethic, attitude, positional needs, and preferences. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club is a nonprofit youth sports organization that specializes in training and competitive play for girls’ volleyball. The club is affiliated and has background checks with USA Volleyball, AAU and Jackson Sports Academy. The club welcomes players from all schools and communities including Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Reno, and beyond. Team members attend two practices per week January through May at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee. Based on the age-group schedules, teams compete in regional and national level competitions located in Reno, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Las Vegas. For information or to sign up visit, e-mail, or call 530-448-0519.

Community acupuncture clinic

Wednesday afternoons through Nov. 27, 3-6 p.m. drop in, no appointment needed at 8611 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, above Tahoe Forest Hospice Thrift Store, inside Northshore Chiropractic. Please arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for 20-60 minute sessions. For more details call Barbara at 775-750-7619.

Protect yourself from cold and flu

Intravenous Vitamin C, or “Myers Cocktail” can knock illness back and keep you going. Either a push or a drip, 5-10 grams of Vitamin C with B-vitamins and minerals is known to be anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. Followed with homeopathic echinacea and /or Engystol to boost the non-specific immune defense system. Catch the illness early and the IV works even as fast as over night. Dr. Ann Sura has used IV Vitamin C for 15 years to treat flu and illness, such as chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. Get your “Happy Hour B12” shot, cost is $20. Try an add-on for $5 (B-complex and folic acid). Happy Hour, 4-5:30 p.m., Nov. 19 and 26; Dec. 10 and 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit

Shotokan karate

All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.

Incline aquatics swim team

Ages 6-plus years. Join Incline’s premier swim team for both competitive and novice swimmers. USA Swimming certified coaches will evaluate appropriate level and practice times for each participant. Payment will be on a monthly basis. Scholarships that can equate savings of at least 29 percent are available (inquire at the Parks & Recreation Department Counter). For any other questions contact the Aquatics office at 775-832-1321.

Liquid cardio

All ages. An early morning aqua fitness workout that includes cardiovascular endurance, muscle strength and mobility fitness elements in both shallow and deep water. Mondays and Wednesdays, 7-8 a.m., Recreation Center pool, free for Recreation Center members, $10, with IVGID pass $5. Visit

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