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North Lake Tahoe Truckee health and wellness announcements

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-175 words.

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.

Red Ribbon contest announced

The National Family Partnership (NFP) announced the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31. This public service campaign helps parents and teachers prevent youth drug and alcohol abuse. Here’s how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home: Students take the Red Ribbon Week message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year’s theme “A Healthy Me Is Drug Free.” Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon Week decoration, then upload to by Nov. 4 (must be 18+ to upload your photos).

The voting begins! Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at Nov. 5-19.

Nevada County flu shots

Nevada County Public Health Department will offer flu shots for a cost of $15 in Truckee. Children, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5, 1-4 p.m. at the Nevada County Joseph Center, Donner Room, 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. Adults every Wednesday by appointment only, 10 a.m.-noon. Visit for information.

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. Learn effective interventions for difficult children. Find answers, learn solutions, receive emotional and practical support, create an action plan and experience success. For more information on enrollment or to register call 530-546-0952. 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 North Tahoe Family Resource Center at 530-546-0952. Visit

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

TTUSD Wellness Program update

Tahoe Truckee Unified School District High School Wellness Program Update. Challenge Day volunteers are needed for both Truckee High and North Tahoe High Schools. It is a great way to connect and support new freshmen. The dates are: Truckee High School, Nov. 13 and 14 and North Tahoe High School Nov. 15, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. RSVP to Kim Bradley, TTUSD wellness coordinator at 530-582-2575 or and to sign up.

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