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The City of Santa Monica has a recreational tennis league for intermediate and advanced players. To register, call 310.358.3393.

The Center for the Partially Sighted has free support groups for adults with impaired sight. You do not need to be a client of the Center to participate. For more information, contact Pam Thompson, Ph.D., at 310.458.3501 x146.

DanceAlive class with Melinda Deamon, 1-2pm Wednesdays, $3, Center for Healthy Aging, 2125 Arizona Ave., 310.576.2550 x390.

Dance and Live Fiddle Band, the California Dance Cooperative holds contradances (which is sort of like square dancing, only more fun) on the first and fourth Saturday night of every month, Brentwood Youth House, 731 S. Bundy Dr., 7:30pm, all ages welcome, $9, 818.951.2003.

Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center is recruiting volunteers for its Suicide Prevention Center’s Crisis Line. The next 8-week training class for volunteer crisis counselors begins Jan. 26 at Didi Hirsch in Culver City. For more information, call 310.895.2325.

Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine will provide acupuncture treatments to Los Angeles County firefighters at discount rates through January. The clinic is located at 1807-B Wilshire Blvd. For additional information, contact Mary Good, 310.453.8300 x111.

Isabelle’s Friday Salsa and Tango Lesson and Social every Friday, $20 per person, lesson from 7:30-9pm, social from 9pm-midnight, Isabelle’ s Dance Academy, 1334 Lincoln Blvd., 310.392.3493.

Nike’s The Deadly 5 Futsal Tournament is now accepting registrants online. (Futsal is the only international form of indoor soccer approved by the Federation Internationale de Football Association). The tournament is part of this year’s Cal South Soccer Nation Expo on January 5 and 6. Register at

The Santa Monica Laughter Club meets Thursdays, 11am-noon, Shakti’s Elements, 717 Broadway. Donations of any amount accepted. Call Kim Selbert, Certified Laughter Yoga Leader, 310.471.5773.

Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital seeks volunteers to spend four hours a day helping patients. Adults and teens may apply, 310.825.6001.

Sharing Strength and Hope, breast cancer support group, meets the second Monday of each month, 6:30pm, Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club, 1210 4th St., 310.395.1308.

Therapeutic Hatha Yoga, with Bea Ammidown, E-RYT 500, Wednesdays, 7-8pm; Thursdays, 10-11am; Fridays, 10-11am, Yoga Prose, a yoga and writing workshop continues to 12:45pm; and Saturdays, 9:30-10:30am, 310.358.3338 or

Westwood Co-Op Folk Dancers offers International Folk Dancing every Thursday evening. This month features a dance from Bulgaria, Takanata, beginning at 7:30, followed by general dancing until 10:20pm. Admission is $3:00 at the door, and all are welcome. $3, Felicia Mahood Senior Center, 11338 Santa Monica Blvd., WLA, 310.474.5953.

Yoga Classes at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center, including a kid’s yoga class, classes in Spanish, beginner’s courses and free meditation and kirtan every Wednesday at 7pm and Sunday at 6:30pm, 13325 Beach Ave., MDR,

Youth Track and Running Club for boys and girls 6 to 16, new season begins January 9 for 10 weeks, 3:30 5pm, Wednesdays, varying locations at the beach, parks, and schools, $185 for 10 sessions, 310.500.9594.

Young Adults Group Fighting Cancer Together, the Wellness Community WLA, 2716 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 1040, Tuesdays, 310.314.2555.

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