INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Content for the weekly Health and Wellness section is selected from e-mail submissions to Bonanza editor Kevin MacMillan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send the 5w’s: who, what, when, where and why, plus website and contact information.
Affordable lab screenings
A simple way to start taking charge of your health. Affordable lab tests and screenings each month at two convenient locations, the Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station in Truckee, Calif. and Incline Village Community Hospital in Incline Village. No appointment is necessary. Regular physical exams by your healthcare provider and screening tests are an important part of preventive healthcare.
Incline Village Community Hospital, 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village. Second Friday of the month, 8-9 a.m., May 9, June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, and Dec. 12. For more information call 775-833-4100.
Tahoe Forest Laboratory Draw Station, 10956 Donner Pass Road, Ste. 230, Truckee, Calif., inside the Medical Office Building. Second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 a.m., May 14, June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, and Dec. 10. For more information call 530-582-3277.
Parents’ Night Out
Kids ages 5 to 11 will have fun at the Recreation Center and parents will get an evening off. The schedule is packed full of pizza and salad, games, swimming, arts and crafts, and ending with a movie. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged for May 9 and Sept. 12, 5:30-9:30 p.m.
Fee: $25, with IVGID pass $20.
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.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
Earlybird registration opens May 16 for Northern Nevada’s 16th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. To celebrate this “Sweet Sixteen” milestone, the Northern Nevada affiliate invites the public to 16 days of a 16 percent race registration discount for the 2014 Race for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 5, at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino.
Online registration will open Friday, May 16 at 6 a.m. Use the code “SWEET16” and receive a 16 percent discount off the full-price registration fee of $45 per person. This early-bird offer will last for 16 days, ending at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 1. Runners and walkers alike can sign up as teams or individuals, and opt to participate in either a 5-K or one mile run/walk.
Online registration and more information can be found at www.komennorthnv.org.
L.I.T.E. – Leaders in Training Education Program
Grades: sixth-12th. Learn about leadership, asset development, responsibility and service to others while gaining valuable work experience for future jobs. LITE’s assist Recreation Leaders with youth programs and help lead activities, games, sports, and crafts. Field trips to various locations are included in fee. Program fee per week is $50, $40 with IVGID Pass. Applications are due Friday, May 9 for Summer Camp 2014. Call 775-832-1310 for details.
Weight Watcher Meetings resume
Weight Watchers resumed their weekly meetings at the Tahoe Biltmore Hotel, the Nevada Room on Wednesday, April 30.
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.
Salsa — again
Wednesdays from 7:30-8:45 p.m. Salsa (novice-level), a very popular energetic Latin dance with crisp turns and sharp moves! It originated in New York with strong influences from Latin America, particularly Cuba and Puerto Rico. Novice Salsa is fun and fast … but not too fast! The goal of novice-level dancing is to become comfortable with basic dance fundamentals, then apply them to a style of dance.
Register: Incline Village Parks and Recreation Department at 980 Incline Way.
Compulsive overeaters are invited to a new weekly meeting of Overeaters Anonymous. Overeaters Anonymous offers support, hope, and strength, at a new meeting in North Lake Tahoe, Mondays, 6-7 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church, 341 Village Blvd., Incline Village. Overeaters Anonymous (OA) is not a religious organization or a diet club. OA is a worldwide fellowship, with more than 7,000 meetings in approximately 80 countries. There are no dues, fees, or weigh-ins. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively. Members of OA range from the morbidly obese to the anorexic and bulimic. These individuals experience many different symptoms, and have various difficulties with food. What they have in common is the admission they were powerless over food and their lives had become unmanageable as a result. OA members work together to recover from compulsive eating. OA is a 12-step program, patterned after Alcoholics Anonymous. Participants work through the 12 steps with a sponsor. Weekly meetings offer group support and welcome anyone who might be in need of help. OA members maintain anonymity, which enables the group to offer unconditional acceptance and support for all. For more information visit www.oa.org, locally www.nnsi.oar2.org or call 775-745-6807.
Loving Solutions and Parent Project
Empowering parents of strong willed children, classes are ongoing, call the North Tahoe Family Resource Center for information of to sign up at 530-546-0952. Loving Solutions is a seven-week program offering parents a concrete framework for working with children pre-school through 12 years of age. Parent Project is a 10-week program offer parents a concrete framework for working with children 10 to 18, plus young adults. Program will help you: Identify ideals, rules, and tools for the family; learn techniques and strategies to bring about positive behavior change in your child; respond appropriately to children’s choices; learn about the purpose of time outs and how to use them; structure concrete solutions for challenging situations; improve communication skills within the entire family; understand more about ADHD/ADD; learn how to appropriately respond to emotional children; and recognize and support success. Contact class facilitator Kim Jennings at 530-412-0401 or for classes in Spanish contact Patricia Sarmiento at 530-546-0227.
The North Tahoe Family Resource Center is located at 8321 Steelhead Ave. in Kings Beach. Visit www.northtahoefrc.org.