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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 kmacmillan@tahoebonanza.com. Please send the 5w's: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.

Tennis Center offering Pickleball

Last summer the Incline Village Tennis Center saw a great demand to bring in pickleball, a fast-growing sport that's fun for all ages. Pickleball combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Pickleball was invented in the 1960s as a backyard pastime, but quickly became popular among adults as a game for all ability levels.

Pickleball is 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 to learn and can develop into a quick, fast-paced, competitive game. In 2013, the Pickleball Association issued a grant to offset the Tennis Center's pickleball equipment cost, with court no. 8 now lined for pickleball.

Inquire about reservations, scheduled drop-in times, and socials in the Tennis Center Pro Shop. Minimum of four people is required to reserve the court and up to 16 people may play on one court.

Pickleball fees: afternoon/twilight: $5, $3 with IVGID picture pass.

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The Incline Village Tennis Center is located at 980 Incline Way. For information on season passes, clinics and events visit http://www.inclinetennis.com or call 775-832-1235.

Register for North Tahoe AYSO fall soccer

Tahoe soccer families — it's time to register your child for North Tahoe AYSO-fall soccer! You can register online at http://www.northtahoesoccer.com from now until July 9. No registrations will be taken after July 9. AYSO has teams for children ages 4 to 14; prior soccer experience is not required. Soccer games start the week after Labor Day and usually go through mid-October. Most teams will have several practices before Labor Day. The cost is $90 per player and $80 for each additional child. Coaches are also needed. For more information visit http://www.northtahoesoccer.com or email northtahoeayso@gmail.com.

Tahoe Forest Health System to present at home show

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Truckee Home & Building Show on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24 and 25. Doors open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Find everything you need to build, remodel, landscape and decorate your Sierra mountain home at the Truckee High School, 11725 Donner Pass Road.

Included with your $6 admission is entrance into the Sierra Health & Recreation Expo. Learn about health, fitness, nutrition and explore the many recreation opportunities in Truckee and Lake Tahoe through interactive displays and speakers. Catch the Healthy Living Forum, offering two days of presentations and hosted by the Tahoe Forest Health System.

Truckee Donner Public Utility District and the Tahoe Forest Health System present these events and will be on-site to answer your questions.

Get more information and discount tickets at http://www.truckeehomeshow.com or call 530-587-3477.

Hike with Carmen

Carmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Rubicon Trail Head Trail Head on Saturday, May 31. Directions: To reach D.L. Bliss State Park from Tahoe City, take HWY 89 south for 15.8 miles to the park entrance. Follow the park road to the entrance station. Meet there to enter the park together. It is about 6 1/2 miles looking down at the cool blue shoreline of Lake Tahoe, weaving in and out of shaded pine trees. Enjoy this beautiful walk through our local wilderness. No dogs (A State Park restriction). Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or email Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.

Trail run with North Face athlete Rory Bosio

Friday, June 6, 3 p.m. Trail Run with Rory Bosio, North Face Athlete and Ultrarunner. Meet at The NorthFace store before heading out for a run up scenic Shirley Canyon in Squaw Valley. All ages and ability levels are welcome. Participation is free.

An Inspirational Evening about Ultrarunning, 6 p.m. with Rory Bosio, speaking about her experiences as a competitor in ultramarathons for the past four years and her inspiration to run. Free entry at the Squaw Valley Village Events Plaza. Trail running attire and proper footwear recommended for the trail run. Warm clothes are recommended for the speaking session.

Visit Rory's The North Face webpage at http://www.thenorthface.com/en_US/exploration/athletes/62-rory-bosio.

Codependents Anonymous meetings

Weekly North Tahoe CODA meetings take place Thursdays at 6 p.m. at Kings Beach United Methodist Church, 8425 Dolly Varden Ave. in Kings Beach. Codependents Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. For more information, call Anne at 719-351-6605. Learn more about CODA at coda.org.

Weight Watcher Meetings resume

Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room.

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 Weightwatchers.com or call 800-651-6000.