The ninth annual Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour kicks off on June 10 in Trout Creek, Mont.
On the two-day, 150-mile trek, about 250 cyclists will pedal across Western Montana, North Idaho and Eastern Washington. The tour ends in Spokane on June 11.
Every year, cyclists obtain sponsorships (from families, friends and co-workers) to participate. Money gained from sponsors is donated to the National MS Society.
Cyclists and their gear will be transported from Spokane to Montana. For a brochure and additional information, call the Spokane MS Society office at 482-2022.
The ABC’s of parenting
Holy Family Hospital Women’s Center will present two eight-week classes, “More Yes, Less Stress … The ABC’s of Parenting,” beginning at 10 a.m. May 17 and at 6 p.m. May 18.
The teaches parents how to meet the ever-evolving tasks of raising children from birth to age 5. The cost is $30 per person and $40 for couples. Pre-register by calling 482-2477.
Sacred Heart Medical Center will host a free public forum called “The Headache Epidemic: Myths and Remedies” at the hospital’s Providence Auditorium today from 7-9 p.m.
Dr. Alan Rapoport, founder and director of the New England Headache Treatment Program, will speak about the origins of headaches, headache treatments and therapies, and common headache myths.
Reservations can be made by calling 455-3202.
A three-part “Anger Management” course at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, Classroom A, begins May 17.
The series, which continues on May 24 and concludes on May 31, will focus on overcoming obstacles to healthy self-expression, grasping anger-management techniques and learning how and when to say no.
The cost of the course is $30. Women’s Health Network members and Health Access members attend for $20. To register, call 624-7770.
Midlife forum for women
Spokane gynecologist Dr. Hampton Irwin will conduct a 1-hour class, titled “Hello Midlife: A Time of New Awakening,” for middle-age women 40 through 65 at noon on May 18 at Deaconess Health and Education Center Room 265.
The cost is $5. Call 624-7770 for reservations.
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