Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe |

Health and wellness announcements for North Lake Tahoe

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.

Nevada Senior Farmers Market nutrition program coupons accepted at Lake Tahoe Markets

Lake Tahoe Markets is proud to honor the Nevada Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP). The SFMNP provides low-income seniors with coupons that can be exchanged for eligible foods at participating Nevada farmers markets. The purpose of this program is to increase the consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs and honey and to supplement the nutritional needs of Nevada seniors. Seniors must meet income criteria established by the federal government. To qualify you must be a Nevada resident at least 60-years-old, meet specific income guidelines and sign up at a local Distributing Agency Site. To find the location nearest you, call the Department of Agriculture at 775-353-3758. SFMNP coupons will be accepted at all of Lake Tahoe Markets Farmers Markets, including the Farmers Market at Lampe Park in Gardnerville, Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Farmers Market at Lakeside Inn & Casino in Stateline, Wednesdays, 4-7 p.m.; the Farmers Market at Tunnel Creek in Incline Village, Thursdays, 4-7 p.m. and the Farmers Market at the Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Running with Tarahumara

Running with Tarahumara is a photographic essay narrated by photographer Luis Escobar. See recent and rare images of the Tarahumara “Running People” of Northern Mexico’s Copper Canyon. This fast moving, 45-minute presentation is open to the public. Topics include Tarahumara, how and why they run and Tarahumara running style, it’s impact on modern American running and traditional Tarahumara Rarajipari bolla racing. Free event Thursday, June 26, 7 p.m. at Alpenglow Sports in Tahoe City. Visit

USTA Quick Start youth tennis camps

Ages 6 to 12 years. Five-day 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. Daily drop-in upon availability only. Monday through Thursday, one-week sessions through Aug. 21, 1-3:45 p.m.. Fee: $219, with IVGID pass $175. Drop- in $69, with IVGID pass $55.

Five Peaks hiking fitness challenge

The Five Peaks hiking fitness challenge is open to community participants 18 years and older. This program offers moderate to advanced hiking experiences coupled with fun, friends and fitness, Saturdays: July 12, 19 and 26, Aug. 2 and 9

Meet at the Incline Village Recreation Center to carpool or caravan. Register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Department counter at 980 Incline Way or phone 775-832-1310.

Fee: Five Hike Package: $65 or $49 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center Membership. Four Hike Package: $49 or $38 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center Membership. Individual Hikes: $17 or $13 with IVGID Pass or Recreation Center Membership.

Prizes: Participants who complete three out of five hikes are eligible for the raffle. Prizes include: two $25 gift cards and one massage gift certificate.

A minimum participation of 12 full-package is required to implement this program. All hikes are subject to weather conditions. Call 775-832-1300, 7:30-8 a.m. the morning of the hike for weather related cancellation info. Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village,

Getting Stuck in the Negatives and How to Get Unstuck”

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center presents a public lecture on positive psychology with Dr. Alison Ledgerwood. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 17 at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences, 291 Country Club Drive, Incline Village (on the campus of Sierra Nevada College). Cost: $5 donation suggested.

We’ve all noticed it — the failure that runs through our head for days. The snide remark that lingers far longer than a compliment. The frustrating morning that spills into our afternoon and evening. Why do bad things seem to stick in our minds so much longer than the good things? Is there anything we can do about it?

In this presentation, Dr. Ledgerwood answers these questions with findings from behavioral science research. Recent work in her lab suggests that negative thoughts are cognitively “stickier” than positive ones.

Dr. Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008, after receiving her PhD in social psychology from New York University. Her research and teaching focuses on understanding how people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to improve the social world in which we all live.

The program will begin at 6 p.m. For more information or directions call 775-881-7566 or visit

Paddleboard yoga on Lake Tahoe

Who needs a yoga mat? Climb on a stand-up paddleboard (SUP) and experience yoga in a whole new way. Yoga on a SUP will build endurance, balance, full body strength and coordination. It will heighten your level of awareness, plus tap into your sense of playfulness and humor. So pack your smile along with sunscreen, swim shirt and towel. 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. Your instructor Jennifer, will customize the class to meet individual levels of experience! Pre-registration required!

Session 1: Aug. 7 and 14. Session 2: Aug. 21 and 28. Fee: $84 (two-class session) $64 with IVGID pass (two-class session).

Meet instructor at 8:30 a.m. at Ski Beach 967 Lakeshore Blvd. Class starts promptly at 9 a.m.

Pre-register: Incline Village Parks & Recreation Counter at 980 Incline Way or call 775-832-1310. Class is limited to 10 participants!

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If a class is canceled due to weather, a make-up date or refund will be provided.

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