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Ideal Protein Weight Loss Workshop
Naturamed Natural Family Medicine will host an Ideal Protein Weight Loss Workshop, Saturday, April 27, at 8130 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach. They have helped hundred of clients achieve better heath and wellness through the medically derived Ideal Protein Protocol. Learn more about Ideal Protein during this free workshop. For information, visit Naturamedtahoe.com, call 530-546-0400 or email email@example.com.
Volunteers Needed for Rx Drug Take-back Event
The Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence (TT-FWDD) Coalition is looking for community volunteers for the Rx Drug Take-back Event scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in Truckee and Tahoe City.
The Rx Drug Take-back Event is designed to provide the community with a safe, convenient, and free method to drop off unused, expired, or unwanted medications. At previous take-back events, Tahoe-Truckee has collected and disposed of more than 600 pounds of prescription medications helping to prevent youth drug abuse and the contamination of waterways.
If interested in volunteering at this event, learning more about it or the TT-FWDD Coalition; please contact 530-546-1924, FWDD@ttcf.net, www.ttfwdd.com.
Prescription Drug Take-back Day
April 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Gateway Shopping Center in front of Safeway, 11290 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, and North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Station #51, the “New” Tahoe City Fire Station, 222 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City. Free Medication Take Back Day. Drop off unneeded or expired prescription and over-the-counter medications safely, effectively, and anonymously. Please mark out personal info on Rx bottles. Help protect our water supply by not flushing medications. Help protect our community as some may be abusing drugs taken from the medicine cabinets of family and friends. A collaborative effort of the TT-FWDD (Tahoe-Truckee Future without Drug Dependence) Coalition, Placer County Sheriff, Placer and Nevada County. Health and Human Services, Truckee Police Department, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Safeway Stores, water quality and waste management, town of Truckee, and the DEA. For information email FWDD@ttcf.net, visit www.ttfwdd.com, or call 530-546-1924.
Physical and Emotional Pain
How to manage it, free presentation, Sunday, April 28, 3-5 p.m., North Lake Massage And Skin Care, 6921 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe Vista. Learn how to manage your pain and your moods the natural way using essential oils and supplements. RSVP essential to Rachel at 415-827-2623.
Although most will never pursue a black belt in a martial art, we know what martial artists can do and what they are capable of doing when confronted by the common attacker: they protect themselves! Now, you, too, can learn to protect yourself without years of formal martial arts training. Learn to protect yourself with personal protection self-defense training from Shuey’s Family Personal Protection Center located at 288 Village Blvd. in Incline Village. When? Every Friday, 5-6 p.m. The class is open to men, women, teenagers, and children with their parents. Your instructor: Mark Shuey, Jr. No commitments. No obligation to become a student of any of their martial arts programs. All classes are street casual. This personal protection class give you new knowledge for the rest of your life. It could come in handy someday.
Class fee is $15 per person. Reduced fees are available if you would like to drop in again for another class. Call Mark at 775-691-6730 for more information, or just show up.
Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Announces 2013 Grant Recipients
The Susan G. Komen Northern Nevada Affiliate has completed its 2013 grant cycle, sending $315,195 in funding to nine area organizations dedicated to women’s health.
Thanks to the generosity of the local community and the success of the Komen Northern Nevada Race for the Cure, the affiliate in its 15-year history has invested more than $3.2 million in life-saving breast health programs in northern Nevada and the Sierra. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds raised by the Northern Nevada Affiliate stay in the region, saving local women’s lives. The remaining 25 percent goes to the national Susan G. Komen Grants Program to fund groundbreaking research focused on finding cures for breast cancer. Komen grants are selected in consultation with local healthcare and community advisors.
Many organizations have received Komen funding for programs, offering a variety of services to increase awareness of breast cancer risks, raise the rate of early screening and detection, and ease the suffering of those undergoing treatment, particularly the uninsured and underinsured. Tahoe Forest Hospital Foundation, a grant recipient, will have medical staff train Family Resource Center peer educators on breast health education, including the importance of breast exams and mammography. These peer educators share information with their clients through educational outreach. Many clients will go on to receive clinical breast exams and diagnostic screening services for the first time in their lives.
Nevada Celebrates National Volunteer Week
Governor Brian Sandoval has proclaimed April 21-27, 2013 National Volunteer Week in Nevada to celebrate Nevada’s volunteers and inspire more Nevadans to serve their communities. Nevada Volunteers, the Governor’s Commission on Service, encourages all Nevadans to find ways to participate in service this week.
This is the 40th annual National Volunteer Week, first designated by President Richard Nixon in 1974. One of its prime objectives is to recognize volunteers. Nevada Volunteers will share the stories of Nevada’s valuable volunteers through social media and distributing the Governor’s Certificate of Service Award, for nonprofits to use for volunteer recognition. Another prime objective is to encourage citizens to volunteer in their community. Nevada Volunteers offers an online matching system for the public to find nonprofit volunteer opportunities at www.nevadavolunteers.org and will highlight some possibilities through social media.
In 2011, 450,240 Nevada residents volunteered 59.8 million hours of service according to the Volunteering in America report. The 308 Nevada AmeriCorps State members at more than 60 nonprofits statewide provided 259,930 hours of service in the core areas of education, human needs, environment, and public safety and recruited an additional 3,579 community volunteers that served Nevada’s communities.
Visit www.nevadavolunteers.org or www.facebook.com/NevadaVolunteers.
Depression and Bipolar Peer Support Group forming
Are people interested in participating in a peer support group to help deal with the obstacles of living with depression and bipolar conditions? This will be a client-based group based on groups affiliated with the national organization Depression and Bipolar Alliance with plans to become affiliated with the national organization. The organizer has received facilitator training, led meetings in other areas and knows how helpful these groups can be by communicating with someone who can understand what you are going through. Support networks are fundamental in dealing with a mental illness. If you or someone you know might benefit from this group call the toll free message number at 888-544-9991 or contact via Craigs List to discuss how to proceed. There will be no fees or costs for participating with this group.
Support for Domestic Violence Survivors
Tahoe SAFE Alliance is offering two support groups for women who are survivors of domestic violence. One group is in Spanish and held on Tuesday afternoons at 3:30 p.m., and one group is in English which is held on Thursday evenings 6-7:30 p.m. Both groups have snacks provided. During the support groups, a children’s appropriate group with fun activities and snacks is available. If you are interested please call Juan at Tahoe SAFE Alliance at 530-582-9117 for more information.
Wanderlust Returning to Tahoe
North Lake Tahoe announced the Wanderlust Festival, the world’s largest and fastest growing yoga and music festival, will return for a fifth year to Squaw Valley Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.
In addition to yoga and live music, attendees will enjoy organic food and wine, an inspirational speaker program, meditation and outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, hiking, biking, and running. The yogis teaching and speaking are considered rock stars of the discipline and include Seane Corn, Shiva Rea, Dharma Mittra, Rod Stryker, Gurumkh Kaur Khalsa, Schuyler Grant and more.
The music lineup is equally impressive with Moby, Gramatik, Caravan Palace, Random Rab, Quixotic, Hannah Thiem, East Forest, MC Yogi, DJ Drez and Fabian Alsultany.
For more information, a complete lineup of events, photos and videos, and event tickets visit http://squaw.wanderlustfestival.com.
For special Wanderlust Festival lodging packages, head to the North Lake Tahoe Visitors Bureaus’ website at www.GoTahoeNorth.com, and click on the Cool Deals tab, which is updated daily with deals and savings.
Make a Difference in Someone’s Life
Tahoe Forest Hospice is offering volunteer training for hospice patient and family support volunteers to help patients and families who live in Truckee, North Tahoe and Incline Village. Volunteering is a great opportunity to help patients at end-of-life in your community. Provide companionship and friendship. Provide a break (respite) for caregivers. Do errands and shopping. Other activities include reading, playing games, gardening and helping with meals. Flexible hours available.
Training is a combination of online and in-person training totaling 20-25 hours, free of charge, at the Hospice Volunteer and Bereavement Center, 10083 Lake Ave., Truckee. For details contact Tahoe Forest Hospice Volunteer Coordinator Val Sutter at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-582-3534.
Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Wednesdays at 9:10 a.m. Class uses the large therapeutic ball to help improve core strength, flexibility, balance, and posture. Exercise on the ball changes the angles and planes of motion to work more muscle groups, with more efficiency and great results. Call 775-832-1300, visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Incline Village Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village, Tuesdays and Thursdays, fitness; Wednesdays, yoga at 10 a.m.
Members are free. Drop-in rates: $5 for 55+ individuals who are Incline Village pass-holders and $10 for general public. Call 775-832-1300 or visit www.inclinerecreation.com.
Jazzercise New Student Special
Two weeks free for full-time, local residents. Jazzercise is a fun and challenging 60-minute total body workout that combines aerobics, strength training and stretching. Move to hot, current music — all ages are welcome.
Get great results in friendly classes at the beautiful lakefront North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach. Monday through Saturday, 8:45 a.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m.
For more information call Ginny at 530-546-7745 or 530-320-4556.
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.
Area Foster Parents and Respite Caregivers Needed
Foster parents are desperately needed, especially in Washoe County and Kings Beach (you can be single or non-married couple or LGBT couple).
Respite caregivers are also desperately needed. This means you are trained to take the foster children for a few hours or days so foster parents can go out to dinner, take a weekend away or visit relatives in another state. It is difficult to get permission to take a foster child across county or state lines. For more information on how to become a foster parent or respite caregiver contact Washoe County at 775-337-4470 or FosterCare@washoecounty.us. Placer County contact Placer Kids at 888-387-9982.