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North Lake Tahoe 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.

Affordable Care Act presentation

Wednesday, Oct. 2, 6-8 p.m., at the Incline Village Library, 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Educators with Community Health Alliance will present information and answer questions about the Affordable Care Act. Topics covered will include: What is health insurance; why do you need it?; Nevada Health Link plans; costs and eligibility; levels of coverage; and your questions answered. The Community Health Alliance works with the Great Basin Primary Care Association which is one of the Navigator organizations awarded grants by the state to do outreach and enrolment for Nevada Health Link. For more information visit

Mammograms available

Throughout the month of October, Tahoe Forest Hospital will offer a free gift for anyone getting a first-time mammogram. TFH also will hold a drawing for a free mammogram. If you refer a friend who is a first-timer, you both get a free gift. Funding is available for a limited number of screening through a special grant made available by the Susan G Komen for the Cure Foundation. Briner Imaging at Tahoe Forest Hospital offers the very latest in digital mammography. Screening exams are quick, easy and read by our board certified radiologists. No doctor order is necessary for a screening mammogram. Follow-up care is available. To schedule please call 530-582-6510.

SnowFest! Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll

The popular SnowFest! Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll, a fundraiser for the 10-day winter carnival, will return to the Commons Beach on Saturday, Oct. 5 beginning at 11 a.m. This is a Fun Run for all ages with four different races. Small children will be able to participate with a run around the Commons playground. Youths will run from Commons Beach to Christy Hill and back, or can participate with the adults in a 5k or 10k run on the Tahoe City Trail. SnowFest! encourages runners to get their Halloween spirit on. Awards will be presented to race winners in each category and for the best costumes. SnowFest! will host a Pumpkin Patch, sponsored by Save Mart, as well. To register for the Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll, go to and click on the link to the Scarecrow Sprint and Stroll.

Libertarian Party Dinner, Cannabis Initiative

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 6:30-8 p.m., Zano’s Family Italian & Pizzeria, 11401 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. Petition signing for Nevada County Medical Cannabis Initiative from registered voters of Nevada County. To get it on the ballot, overturn county ordinance, and bring it back to Prop 215 standards. Pizza will be provided (except drinks). Pro or con, please sign… Nevada County Libertarian party seeks those interested in joining the party. For info call 530-575-7932 or email

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 starting Oct. 9, every Wednesday by appointment only, 10 a.m.-noon. Visit

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