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.
National Rural Health Day
Tahoe Forest Health System and the California State Office of Rural Health are proud to be part of National Rural Health Day in Truckee and North Tahoe, Thursday, Nov. 21, to celebrate the “Power of Rural.” Did you know Truckee and North Tahoe are rural, and even classified as frontier communities? The Truckee Tahoe area provides health care services that rank among the nation’s top in the nation for rural communities. Contact The Wellness Neighborhood at 530-582-7425 or visit http://celebratepowerofrural.org for a listing of times, topics and scheduled speakers for National Rural Health Day. Webinars can be viewed at http://celebratepowerofrural.org/?page_id=1031. Register for Wellness Neighborhood Director Caroline Ford’s session on population-based health and health promotion in rural communities at https://nosorh.webex.com/nosorh/onstage/g.php?t=a&d=666479151.
Mondays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center. This workout fuses Latin and African rhythms with easy to follow dance moves creating a one-of-a-kind fitness program. Expect to burn about 500 calories while having fun. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Balance, Ballet Bar, & Flexibility
Tuesdays, 9:10-10 a.m., Incline Village Recreation Center, combined movement classes that promote flexibility, balance, reduce stress, and prevent injury. Visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club Sign-Ups
Online sign-ups for Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club youth girls’ teams will be through Nov. 22. Interested volleyball players must sign-up for their respective age-group during these dates to participate this season. Registration will automatically close when each age-group is full. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club will offer teams in the 18-and-under (11th-12th grade), 16-and-under (ninth-10th grade), 14-and-under (seventh-eighth grade), and 12-and-under (sixth grade and below) age-groups. Player assignments will be determined through age-group practices Dec. 11-12, based on performance, work ethic, attitude, positional needs, and preferences. Pinnacle Tahoe Volleyball Club is a nonprofit youth sports organization that specializes in training and competitive play for girls’ volleyball. The club is affiliated and has background checks with USA Volleyball, AAU and Jackson Sports Academy. The club welcomes players from all schools and communities including Truckee, Tahoe City, Kings Beach, Incline Village, Reno, and beyond. Team members attend two practices per week January through May at Alder Creek Middle School in Truckee. Based on the age-group schedules, teams compete in regional and national level competitions located in Reno, Sacramento, the Bay Area, and Las Vegas. For information or to sign up visit www.PinnacleTahoeVolleyball.com, e-mail Mike@PeakVolleyball.com, or call 530-448-0519.
Community acupuncture clinic
Wednesday afternoons through Nov. 27, 3-6 p.m. drop in, no appointment needed at 8611 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, above Tahoe Forest Hospice Thrift Store, inside Northshore Chiropractic. Please arrive no later than 5:45 p.m. Cost is $20 for 20-60 minute sessions. For more details call Barbara at 775-750-7619.
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. 26; Dec. 10 and 17. Naturamed, 8130 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach, call 530-546-0400 or visit www.naturamedtahoe.com.
All ages. This class is designed for everyone interested in learning the art of karate. The beginner or the advanced student will be able to make great progress in self-defense and benefit from improved physical and mental health, self-discipline and self-confidence. This is an ongoing class, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:10-8:40 p.m. Cost is $77.50, with IVGID pass $62 for 10-class punch card. Recreation Center, Group Fitness Room, with Gregg Henrikson.
Veteran suicide prevention
It is topic mostly ignored and avoided. Nevada has one of the highest suicide rates in the country among veterans, both men and women. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Information from the Nevada Office of Veteran Services.