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North Lake Tahoe and Truckee health and wellness announcements

Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at Send the 5w's: who, what, when, where and why, about 100-150 words.

Dentistry from the Heart Free Dental Day Oct. 3

On Friday Oct. 3, 8-4 p.m. Sierra Crest Dental (Dr. Robert Colpitts) and Tahoe Oral Surgery & Implant Center (Dr. Dan Martin) will hold its 4th Annual Dentistry from the Heart Free Dental Day. Spreading Free Smiles, Dentistry from the Heart, is a registered nonprofit started as a way to give back and support the community.

Free filling, extraction, or cleaning at Sierra Crest Dental, 40169 Truckee Airport Road, Ste. 204, 530 587-9098,,

Free flu shots from Nevada County

Nevada County Health Department, 10075 Levon St., Ste. 202, Truckee, 530-582-7814.

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During the month of October, Nevada County Health Department will offer free flu shots in its office Wednesday mornings by appointment only from 9:45 to 11:30 a.m.

B12 Happy Hour

Get your Happy Hour B12 shot on Sept 23; Oct. 7 and 21; Nov. 4 and 18; Dec. 2 and 16 for an energy boost. Cost is $20 a savings of over 50 percent for new patients. All happy hours are from 4-5:30 p.m. Try an add-on for $5 (B-Complex, B6, folic acid).

Your body needs B12 to create energy. It is not well absorbed from the diet or in capsule form.

Everyone can benefit from a B12 shot — especially those who live a busy life, athletes, seniors, vegetarians, vegans and people on prescription medications.

After B12 injections many patients feel a natural (not jittery) boost in energy.

Appointments are strongly suggested (though not required!) by calling 530-546-0400 or first come, first served.

NaturaMed Natural Family Medicine is located at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. Visit or find NaturaMed at

Sight Night begins!

Halloween means ghost and ghouls, trick-or-treating and lots of sweets. But the spirit of the season can also mean improved vision for those in need. Once again, the Gogain Group of Dickson Realty, in cooperation with One Sight and Lions Clubs International, will participate in this year's Sight Night. Sight Night is an international effort to provide used eyewear to needy people across the globe. Donate your used prescription eyeglasses and prescription or non-prescription sunglasses. Your eyewear, trendy or not, could help someone in need see the world more clearly. The Gogain Group will accept donations throughout October with following drop-off locations:

Dickson Realty, 11836 Donner Pass Road (at the corner of Northwoods and Donner Pass Road); Dickson Realty Donner Lake, 15947 South Shore Drive (across from West End Beach); Tahoe Donner's Trout Creek Recreation Center, 12790 Northwoods Blvd.; Alice's Mountain Market, The Village in Squaw Valley; Placer County Library, 301 Secline St., Kings Beach, Sierra Sun, 10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 101, Pioneer Center.

For more information visit or call Donna or Leon Gogain at 530-448-4781.

Project MANA Paella Dinner

The second event in Project MANA's Foodie Event Series features Chef Gerard Nebesky, who, on national television, won "Throwdown with Bobby Flay!" Armed with giant paella pans, buckets of ocean fresh seafood, and baskets of farm fresh vegetables, he will recreate his winning dish for all of you. Not only will he delight your taste buds at this event, but he will demonstrate the preparation of this classic dish from Spain. Attendees will also receive a gift to take away, Oct. 17, 6-9 p.m. at the D.W. Reynolds Building in Incline Village.

Project MANA believes that adequate food for the maintenance of physical, emotional and mental well-being is a basic human right.

Visit or call 775-298-0008 for more information.

Introduction to Astrology & Your Health

Oct. 21, join astrologer and teacher, Michele Hagan, for an educational workshop, "Introduction to Astrology & Your Health," designed to be fun, practical and interactive. Learn how to use astrological principles and the moon's phases to enhance your everyday health. No astrology knowledge or experience is necessary to attend. It's not just about your sun sign.

Tahoe City location provided when you reserve your seat at or 415-531-0253.

People of Color (POC) affinity group

Meet at For Goodness Sake, upstairs, every second Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Truckee residents Sharon Forsythe and Jackie Griffin are holding a space for People of Color to meet and explore what it means to be a Person of Color in the Tahoe community and the world. They are open to explore this meaning through dialogue, poetry, art, audio/video or whatever means one chooses to help get in touch with individual cultures and issues. The meeting will open with a short meditation.

For more information call For Goodness Sake at 530-550-8981.