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Tahoe Truckee Health & Wellness announcements

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Send your health itemContent is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com. Submissions are published in the print edition news space permitting. To enter an event online, visit http://www.sierrasun.com, locate the event calendar. Click on submit an event, follow instructions. Keep event description to 50 words.Reno-Tahoe McDonald’s Restaurantsto host fundraiser for JK Metzker family The McDonald’s Restaurants of the Reno-Tahoe region will host a fundraiser for the family of JK Metzker. Metzker, who served as the Sports Director for KTVN-TV in Reno, Nev. tragically died Nov. 13 after being involved in a hit-and-run incident while crossing the street near the University of Nevada-Reno. Metzker leaves behind his wife, Jaimie and three young sons. On Wednesday, Dec. 14, the McDonald’s restaurants located throughout the Reno-Tahoe media market will donate 20 percent of all sales between 4-7 p.m. to the Metzker Family Fund to assist with their financial needs. The entire community is encouraged to visit the restaurants between these hours to help the Metzker family in their time of need. California Restaurants include: 925 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City; 11420 Deerfield Drive, Truckee; 1035 Emerald Bay Road, S. Lake Tahoe; 3715 Lake Tahoe Blvd., S. Lake Tahoe; 3000 Main St., Susanville.Lola Zarate fundraiserFriday, Dec. 16, 4-9 p.m., Truckee Elementary School cafeteria to benefit Lola Zarate who is batting cancer. Please go support this family in these difficult moments, there will be music, live raffles and Mexican food come and have fun for a good cause. For more information call Ana Zarate or Gustavo Pena, 530-208-6459 or Micaela Diaz 530-448-4533.Empezando el Viernes 16 de diciembre de 4 p.m. a 9 p.m. en la cafeteria de la escuela Truckee Elementary. El beneficio es por Lola Zarate que se encuentra en muy delicada salud. Vamos a apoyar esta familia en estos momentos tan difciles. El beneficio habra musica en vivo, rifas, comida mexicana y diversin por una buena causa. Para obtener mas informacin. Holiday Yoga Camp for KidsLotus Yoga for Kids is offering The “Love & Joy” Kids Yoga Retreat on Dec. 19 and 20, held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. The camp/retreat runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children ages 5-10 offering basic poses, yoga games, partner poses, meditation, arts and crafts and lots of fun. Mats and smiles provided. Please bring lunch, snack, water bottle, jacket and hat. For more information visit http://www.lotusyogaforkids.com or e-mail lotusyogaforkids@gmail.com. Please register in advance at Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720. InnerRhythms expands MiniRhythms classesJoin InnerRhythms Dance Studio for fun dance classes for 3-6-year-olds that include Hip Hop, ballet, tap, jazz and tumbling. MiniRhythms follows the “Leap n’ Learn” dance syllabus, a comprehensive early childhood dance syllabus designed with a child’s physical, emotional, and cognitive development in mind. Through storytelling and games children will learn about concepts such as spatial awareness, musicality and classroom etiquette, as well as basic dance steps and technique. These classes for both boys and girls are offered only at InnerRhythms.”Explorations” classes for 3-5 year-olds and “Serendipity” for 5-6 years are offered all week plus Saturday mornings.Hip Hop classes for ages 3-4 and ages 5-6 are offered on Fridays after school.The first class is always free, so go dance and play. Transportation is available from Discovery Preschool.For more information or to register for classes, please visit http://www.innerrhythms.org, come by our studio at 12047 Donner Pass Road, Ste. B7 in Truckee, or call 530-550-8464.Invigorate, relax, avoidwinter colds with Tai Chi, Ki GongStudies show the regular practice of Tai Chi-Ki Gong strengthens the immune system (hugely important these days), lowers blood pressure and decreases stress and stress related illness. Go and see for yourself. The movements can be done sitting and require no conditioning.Join the class each Tuesday, 9 a.m. at the Community Recreation Center or Thursdays, 10 a.m. in the Truckee Donner Senior Apartments Community Dining Room, 10040 Estates Drive, Truckee. Call Rolf at 530-587-2557 for more info. Classes are ongoing and drop-in, check it out.Holiday Yoga Camp for KidsLotus Yoga for Kids is offering The “Love & Joy” Kids Yoga Retreat on Dec. 19 and 20, held at the Truckee Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road. The camp/retreat runs from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children ages 5-10 offering basic poses, yoga games, partner poses, meditation, arts and crafts and lots of fun. Mats and smiles provided. Please bring lunch, snack, water bottle, jacket and hat. For more information visit http://www.lotusyogaforkids.com or e-mail lotusyogaforkids@gmail.com. Please register in advance at Truckee Donner Recreation & Park District, 8924 Donner Pass Road, 530-582-7720. Community Acupuncture Drop In ClinicAcupuncture Happy Hour expanded! Learn about and enjoy the amazing health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate! The cost of the drop in clinic is only $30 versus the normal rate of $75, Tuesdays, 5-8 p.m. with Carla McClure, L.Ac and Jessica Luehrs, L.Ac.; Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m. with Carla McClure, L.Ac and Brianna Brownfield; Fridays, 11a.m.-1 p.m. with Carla McClure, L.Ac. Located at Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine, 11890 Donner Pass Road at Northwoods, Truckee. Call 530-386-4851 or visit http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com for information.Hike with CarmenCarmen, your real estate consultant, shares her passion with the community by providing monthly, guided hikes and snowshoe trips of our beautiful backyard and its endless trail systems. Meet at 9 a.m. at Mt. Judah Loop trailhead on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011. Eastbound and westbound drivers take the Interstate 80 Soda Springs exit and drive about 4 miles along former Highway 40 to Donner Pass. From Hwy. 40, east of Donner Ski Ranch, turn onto the road right before Sugar Bowl Ski Academy. Those coming from the west shore of Donner Lake can make a winding climb up Old Highway 40 to the pass. From the pass continue about .2 miles. Sugar Bowl Ski Academy will be on your left where we will meet. The loop is approx. 4.6 miles.Visit http://www.CarmenCarr.com for the future hiking schedule as well as fun pictures. Call 530-550-5192 or e-mail Carmen@CarmenCarr.com.Make a difference, volunteer with Disabled SportsDisabled Sports USA Far West, located at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort is looking for volunteers to help teach people with disabilities to learn how to downhill ski and snowboard. Volunteers must be strong intermediate skiers (or above) and have a desire to share the mountain experience with participants. Mandatory training is provided. Lift tickets are provided on your volunteer day. Make this winter a season of change. Please visit http://www.disabledsports.net or call 530-581-4161 for more information. To apply, please visit http://www.myvolunteerpage.com, and create a profile for Disabled Sports USA Far West.