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Truckee Tahoe Health andamp; Wellness announcements

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Content 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. Please keep event description to 50 words.Be a Red Cross volunteerThe America Red Cross s recruiting additional local volunteers for the Tahoe Truckee area. There are openings for disaster action team members, instructors, outreach, special events, fund development, public affairs and leadership positions. The Capital Region Chapter responded to more than 400 local disasters throughout the 11-county area last year, providing emergency shelter, food clothing and supplies. Each year Red Cross instructors certify nearly 60,000 people in CPR/AED, first aid, water safety, lifeguard training and disaster preparedness classes. The service to the Armed Forces program supports members of the military, providing comfort in hospitals and by providing emergency communications for families.The Red Cross is a charitable organization, not a government agency and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission.To begin training and join the Tahoe/Truckee American Red Cross team, please contact Lynn Felsch, emergency service coordinator at 530-391-8234 or e-mail felschl@usa.redcross.org to register. The next training class is orientation, Jan. 12, 5:30-7 p.m., a prerequisite for andamp;#8220;Disaster Services an Overviewandamp;#8221; and andamp;#8220;Shelter Operations,andamp;#8221; Jan. 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Truckee. These classes are required to become a Red Cross volunteer. The disaster team training will be held Jan 12, noon- 4 p.m.Inner tube water polo is backPlay in the winter water polo league at Truckee community pool. Itandamp;#8217;s all about tube bumping, splashing and ball-throwing fun. Sign up today and discover the fastest growing water sport in the country. Teams play five plus a goalie, cost is $200 for a team. Call 530-582-7720 to register or for more information. Open to all ages, so bring the kids for a fun Friday activity. League starts the beginning of January.Try a free Zumba class at Inner Rhythms Dance StudioZumba is a fun, easy and exciting way to get and stay in shape while having a great time. Dance yourself happy with these Latin-inspired moves and join InnerRhythms in feeling the music and not the burn. Zumba classes with Marissa Mignone are offered Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m., Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m. Zumba with Nora Beauchamp is open Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. Wear comfortable work-out clothes and low traction shoes. Bring a water bottle and towel if you wish. At InnerRhythms the first trial Zumba class is free. Thereafter, you may drop in for $10 per class or purchase an 11-class punch card (one free class) for $100. All classes are held at InnerRhythms Dance Studio located at 12047 Donner Pass Road in Truckee. For more information drop by, e-mail info@innerrhythms.org 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 in Truckee 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 information. Classes are ongoing and drop-in, check it out.Community Acupuncture Drop In ClinicAcupuncture Happy Hour expanded! Learn about and enjoy the health benefits of acupuncture at a super reduced rate. The cost of the drop-in clinic is $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 andamp; Integrative Medicine, 11890 Donner Pass Road at Northwoods, Truckee. Call 530-386-4851 or visit http://www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com for information.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.Drive the Road to RecoveryThe American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers in your community for its Road to Recovery program. Volunteers are needed who can give a few hours a month between 9 a.m.-5 p.m. to pick up patients from their homes and drive them to and from their cancer treatments. A vehicle in good working condition, valid driverandamp;#8217;s license, safe driving record, current auto insurance and a desire to help cancer patients are all that is required to apply. Training is provided and required in order to be a volunteer driver for The American Cancer Societyandamp;#8217;s Road to Recovery program.The aim is to have drivers in place to serve the community by the end of the year and to have a strong program in place when the new Tahoe Forest Cancer Center opens next summer.For more information about the Road to Recovery program or to find out about other volunteer opportunities and programs, contact the American Cancer Society at 530-342-8365, http://www.cancer.org, your local Volunteer Driver Coordinator Sue Kyler at 530-412-0869 or Jan Colyer with the TNT/TMA at 530-546-2912.