Wellness Lecture Series – Certified clinical research coordinator Ruthie Franks will present “The Impact of Medical Research on Seniors.” July 16, 1 p.m., Touchmark on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. Free. (509) 997-0127.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick Off – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will host a “purple party” to kick off the registration season for the Spokane Walk to End Alzheimer’s which will be held on Oct. 5. July 16, 4-6 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Free. (509) 473-3390.
Ladies Night – Pilgrim’s Market will offer a discussion on the beauty, struggles and changes of the female body. Topics will include: pregnancy, periods, hormones, and alternative solutions to conventional feminine hygiene products. The event will include wine, chocolate and gifts. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730. July 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St. Coeur d’Alene. www.pilgrimsmarket.com.
Balance Hormones Naturally – A free lecture presented by Roslyn Rogers, certified nutrition consultant, which will cover natural ways to maintain healthy bones, nourish skin, and how your diet can give you energy. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730. July 24, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St. Coeur d’Alene. www.pilgrimsmarket.com.
Living with Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Early Stage – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present a workshop for families coping with the early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Topics include: communication, care and treatment options, safety issues and independence. July 23, 1-5 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Free; registration is requested at (509) 473-3390.
Kootenai Health Launch – Kootenai Health will unveil the hospital’s new strategic vision and regional focus as well as new architecture. Kootenai Health CEO Jon Ness will present. Today, appetizers and refreshments will be available at 4 p.m.; speakers will begin at 4:30 p.m. The event will be on the east lawn of the hospital, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 666-2020.
Moscow Food Co-op Health Talk - Tara Hoger from the Uma Center will present “Healing Touch for the Whole Family: Using Craniosacral Therapy at Home.” Today, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Bookpeople, 521 S. Main St., Moscow. (208) 882-8537.
CPR Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for individuals who want to know CPR, but don’t need certification. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. Today, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10.
Exercise for Adults – The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to stay active this summer. Classes include Stretch and Flex, Tai Chi, T-TAPP, Aqua Zumba, and Ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email KMurray@iel.spokane.edu. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
MDA Summer Camp – The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for experienced, volunteer camp counselors for the MDA summer camp at Camp Twinlow in Rathdrum, Saturday-July 20. Individuals who have experience working with children with special needs are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. For more information, please call (509) 325-3747.
Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class designed for those at risk for or diagnosed with pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday and July 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit wellness.inhs.org or call (509) 232-8145.
Dietary Strategies to Fight Inflammation – A free lunch and learn session which will cover the causes of inflammation and how your food choices can help prevent it. July 18, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Healthy Eating on a Budget – Learn what foods rob your budget and your health and what the alternatives are. July 18, 6:30-8 p.m., Newton Lounge, 1603 N. Belt St. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. Free.
Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15, to be successful babysitters. July 20, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day – An event sponsored by the Hearing Loss Center and North Idaho Deaf Club. Interpreters will be available throughout the park. July 20, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95. For information or to purchase tickets, call (509) 328-9220 or (509) 315-2288 or email info@ hlc-ewa.org. Tickets purchased before Friday: $35/adults; $15/youths and seniors. Tickets purchased after Friday: $40/adults: $19/youths and seniors. Youths are ages 3-7; seniors are ages 65 and older. Parking is $4/day.
Tai Chi Classes – Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic to advanced tai chi classes. For the class schedule or to register, please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683 or email email@example.com.
Summer Games for Girls – A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays from July 25-Aug. 29. Classes include: early girl games, 5:30-6:30 a.m., available to all ages; girl games, 10-11 a.m., available to girls in grades 4 through 7; older girl games, 9-10 a.m., available to ages 20-55; oldest girl games, 8-9 a.m., available to ages 55 and older. For more information or to register for classes, please visit www.nicolekuhn.com. $20/six-week series.
Gaze, Consider, Contemplate – July 28-Aug. 3. Sisters Patricia Novak and Mary Lonergan will facilitate this silent, directed retreat week. Come and reflect on how God is present and working in your life. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. $500; or $87/day. Fee assistance available.
Healthy Living Workshops - The Healthy Living Self-Management Program is designed to help those with chronic diseases gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. For more information, please contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Sessions include: Tuesdays through July 16, 12:30-3 p.m., Frontier Behavioral Health, 127 W. Boone Ave.; Thursdays, June 20-Aug. 1, 1-3:30 p.m., Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.; Mondays, July 22-Aug. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.
Chair Yoga: Class uses chairs and standing modifications of yoga. No floor work. Ideal for those with arthritis. Fridays, through March 15, 10-11:30 a.m., at Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Cost is $26.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for details.
Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.
St. Joseph Family Center Classes – Mindfulness Meditation: Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. (509) 928-3863.
Hatha Yoga: Poses are adapted to fit your body and skill level. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per session or $30 per four-week series. Classes are in the Exercise Room at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (509) 483-6495, ext. 112, or www.sjfconline.org.
Sunflower Yoga: Iyengar Method, learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. Day and evening classes available. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit www.sunfloweryoga.net for details.
The Renewal Room – Yoga and Pilates studio, offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. (509) 413-6445 or www.therenewalroom.com.
Vibrational Yoga – Modernized method of yoga designed to heal. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). www.kennethjzutter.com or (509) 315-1451.
Workout and Yoga – Workout sessions followed by a yoga class. Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $35 for the six-week session. (509) 397-4709.