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.

Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility

Nov. 19, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit

Parent Talk

You are invited to the Community House for a “Bullying and Cyber-Bullying” parent talk presented by Tahoe Safe Alliance on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6-7 p.m. at the North Tahoe Community House, located at 8321 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach.

Pre-Chaunkah celebration

North Tahoe Hebrew Congregation (NTHC) is hosting a pre-Chanukah party on Sunday, Nov. 24, 5-8 p.m. The night’s festivities include Sisterhood’s traditional brisket and latke dinner, Chanukah-themed music and games including dreidel and other fun activities for all ages. The Sisterhood gift shop will be open with Chanukah and other Jewish-themed items for sale including wrapping paper, Menorahs, and other gifts. The entire community is welcome to this fun, family friendly event. Jew and non-Jews alike are welcome to attend to celebrate the traditions of Chanukah. Tickets are $25 for the whole family or $12/adult and $5/child (age 8 -12). Children under 8 are free. Pricing at the door is higher. RSVP is a must by contacting Cookie at or 775-298-2665.


Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. 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. 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

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.

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