The Peace Corps is looking for skilled women, men and married couples to serve as volunteers around the world. An informational session will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade.
Peace Corps volunteers work in 73 countries, helping communities gain skills in education, business, health, agriculture, computers and the environment. Assignments last two years and include travel and living expenses plus medical insurance. Peace Corps service has no upper age limit. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, U.S. citizens and in good health.
For more information, call (800) 424 8580 or visit http://www.peacecorps.gov.
BloodSource will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College. The drive, which will help meet the community’s needs for blood and blood products, is sponsored by the Associated Student Council. All participants will receive a T-shirt.
Donors must be in generally good health, free from cold symptoms for at least 48 hours, at least 17 years of age or 16 years with parental consent, and weigh at least 110 pounds. There is no upper age limit for donating blood. Prospective donors must bring a photo ID. The entire process takes about an hour.
BloodSource provides blood to Barton Memorial Hospital. Blood donations are used to treat burn victims, transplant patients, people who must undergo surgery, those injured in accidents, patients with leukemia and more.
For appointments or more information about the blood drive, contact the Associated Student Council office at (530) 541-4660, ext. 229. For donor eligibility questions, call BloodSource at (800) 995-4420.
Attention all of you crafty folk who knit and crochet: The 20th annual Caps for Kids collection is under way.
Items such as booties, hats, scarves and mittens are wanted for holiday distribution. All donated items will be given to local needy children by Christmas Cheer this season.
For timely distribution, knitted and crocheted items should be taken to the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Department Recreation Complex, 1186 Rufus Allen Blvd., by Dec. 10. People who donate should include a note with their name and address.
Crochet and knitting patterns are available at the Recreation Complex, (530) 542-6056.
A new BLS CPR class will be offered from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Nov. 13 at the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Complex, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. The $60 fee includes a manual and training CD.
The course is geared toward health care providers, covering the new standard 30:2 CPR (adult, child and infant), AED, airway, masks and choking. With successful completion, students will receive a two-year CPR certificate. The instructor is Duane DeClerck.
Sign up early to guarantee that you will get your book in advance. A minimum of six students is needed for this class to run. So don’t wait, sign up now. To register, stop by the South Lake Tahoe Parks & Recreation Complex. For more information, call (530) 542-6056.