Prepared Childbirth – This two-week class will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, starting Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.
Reiki Training Level One – Celeste Crine will facilitate this class, Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. The cost is $160. For information, call 483-6495 or visit www.stjosphfamilycenter.org.
Essential Reiki I Class – Candess Campbell will facilitate this class, Sunday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at 214 N. Cedar St. The cost is $100 and includes attunement. For information, call 363-1789 or visit www.energymedicinedna.com.
Sibling Preparation – This class is for children ages 3 and older who are about to become big brothers or sisters; Monday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The cost is $30 and registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.
Sports Nutrition – Mike Nilson will discuss safe weight loss and gain, proper food consumption before a competition and proper hydration, next Tuesday at 7 p.m. at U-District Physical Therapy and Institute of Sports Performance, 125 S. Cowley. For information, call 458-7686.
A Breath of Fresh Air – Dr. Michael Kraemer of Spokane Allergy and Asthma Clinic will present an “Evening with Asthma,” next Tuesday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Stevens Elementary School, 1717 E. Sinto. For information, call the American Lung Association of Washington at 325-6516, or to reserve a place call the school at 354-4200.
END (Ending Nicotine Dependence) for Teens – This weekly class for ages 12-19 will discuss the quitting process, starting next April 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.
Prepared Childbirth – This five-week class will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, starting Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The cost is $80. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.
Tobacco Free Program – This series of three classes will cover the process of quitting tobacco and includes a free Quit Kit; Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.
Yoga and Pilates Fusion classes – Offered on Sundays at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Fitness Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. Call 467-9199 or visit www.positivepowerstudios.com for more information.
Yoga – Offered on Tuesdays from 4-5 p.m. at Positive Power Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., suite 7. The first class is free and $10 after that. Discount cards are also available. For information call 467-9199.
Yoga and Pilates Fusion Class – This class meets on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is a $5 donation and the proceeds will go to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. For information, call 467-9199.
Yoga and Tai Chi Fusion Class – This class meets on Mondays from 5:15-6:15 at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10 or there are discounts available for students. For information, call 467-9199.
Strength and Core Training with Weights – This class meets on Mondays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10 or there are discounts available for students. For information, call 467-9199.
Hatha Yoga Classes – The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Suite T, is presenting this class for beginners and experts on Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. The cost is $8 per class. For more information call 838-3575 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pilates – Presented by Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd. Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.
Yoga and 15 Minute Musical Meditation – Presented by Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. the cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.
Healing Dance Workshop – Presented by the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. For information, call Rhonda at 599-5572
Radha Yoga Center – A full schedule of classes at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, will begin Jan. 10 and run through Feb. 19. The cost is $10 or $48 for the six-week session. For information, call the center at 838-3575
Yoga and 15-Minute Musical Meditation – This class meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.
Yoga and Pilates Fusion – This class meets from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.
Yoga Over Fifty – This class meets from 9-10:30 a.m. on Fridays at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. For more information, call Linda at 467-3204.
Abuse, Control, Possessive and Addictive Relationships – Facilitated men’s group to heal and reverse unproductive behaviors. Meets Saturday afternoons; call Life Directions Counseling for information and registration at 922-3915.
ADHD and Addiction Assessment Screening – Dr. Bob Colonna will provide information on ADD/HD and addiction assessments by appointment. For information call (208) 784-8891.
Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in the Valley. For information, call 922-3915.
Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Three locations: 12715 E. Mission Ave., 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor. Call 482-2475.
Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call 483-8456; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 666-2996 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Cost: $15/session; for information, call 483-6495.
Back Care – If you are interested in learning how to prevent back injury, Group Health is offering this class. For dates and times call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
Better Breathers Meeting – The American Lung Association of Washington is sponsoring this support group for those with lung conditions. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the East Central Community Center Multi-Purpose room, 500 S. Stone. For information, call 325-6516.
Bereavement Support Groups – Hospice of Spokane offers various support groups. Spouse Grief, Wednesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m., for those who have lost a spouse through death. General Grief, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., for those who have lost anyone through death. Life After Loss group, call for information and registration. Call the Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Department at 456-0438 for more information.
Bereaved Parents of the USA, Coeur d’Alene – meets the third Thursday of every month at St. Pius X Church, room 3, 625 E. Haycraft Road. Contact (208) 765-1705.
Bible Study on Healing – Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook, has a Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Healing. The current topic is: “Biblical Healing: Our Covenant Right.” Call 891-5253 for additional information.
Bipolar Support Group – first and third Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Mary Bede Room, L3, east of cafeteria. For information, call the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at 838-5515.
Free Bone Density & Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center Health and Education Building, 901 W. Fifth is offering these screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. in the Osteoporosis Resource Center. For information call 473-3058.
Breast and Cervical Health Program – provides eligible women with free health exams, mammograms and education concerning health-care needs, sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call 324-1498.
Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment – The Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center presents Heart-to-Heart, a program to help you find out your risk for cardiovascular disease. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost of this screening includes several tests, educational materials and follow-up is $60. Tests can also be ordered separately. To make an appointment, call 474-2400.
Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (510) 597-1393, e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Service Lectures – offered free of charge by Dr. Loren Miller, chiropractor. Topics include peak performance-production and energy enhancements and injury prevention; headache management without drugs; detecting and managing the causes of ADHD; advanced trigger point therapy techniques; carpel tunnel syndrome; and others. For information, call the Quality Life Health Center at 327-3393.
Free Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpel tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.
Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. Call 327-1584 for listings.
CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – These classes offered by the American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave., are scheduled weekly, with a variety of times available. Other classes include blood borne pathogens, HIV education, pet first aid and disaster preparedness. For information about the times, locations and costs of these classes, call 326-3330 ext. 210/209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.
Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid Review, American Red Cross Course – Meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Friday at the Gladish Community Center, room 313 in Pullman. The cost is $20 per person. To register, call 332-2304.
CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Classes are scheduled every week on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m. and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora. Cost is $38, call 326-3330 ext. 211 for more information.
Free Depression Screenings – offered by Vista Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Call 456-2190 for more information.
Diabetes Education – Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.
Diabetes Education – This workshop with deal with the needs of those with diabetes. For a list of dates and times, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
Dirne Community Health Center – Formerly Lake City Clinic, the Dirne Community Health Center, 1111 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene is now a Federally Qualified Community Health Center and is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at 292-0292.
Dirne Community Health Center – This health center, 111 Ironwood Drive, Lower Level, Coeur d’Alene, is now offering mental health services. To make an appointment, call (208) 292-0292.
Eating Disorders – Treatment and support groups. For more information or to register, call Paige Numata at 455-6144. Additional information may be found on the Internet at www.spokanefamilytherapy.com.
Evening Walking Program – The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department is presenting this walking group that meets on Mondays and Thursdays from now through Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. The cost is $29. For more information and meeting locations, call 625-6200.
Health for All – a community-based health care access project designed to link uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assist those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call 444-3066.
Hip and Knee Pain Free Seminar – Second and fourth Thursday of each month, 1 p.m., Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center. Learn the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain plus tips on diet, exercise, and medication. Call 474-7400 to register.
Living With Hepatitis C – meetings on the first Saturday of each month at the Kootenai Medical Center, Coeur d’Alene. To register call Kristy S. at (208) 666-2930.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions – A five-week workshop that deals with the needs of those with chronic health problems. For a list of dates and times call (800) 992-2279 or visit www.ghc.org.
Medicare 101 Classes – This class will discuss the benefits of Medicare and meets the fourth Tuesday of every month from 1-3 p.m. at 2005 Ironwood Parkway. For information call (208) 666-6847 or 1-800-488-4725.
Free Memory Clinics – Wednesdays, 9-10 a.m., Kootenai Medical Center, McGrane Center. Screenings along with information on memory loss, causes, treatments, and whether more testing may be needed. Screenings take approximately 15 minutes. Call (208) 659-8297 for more information.
Men’s Group Therapy – 10-week program to help mind and heart resolve issues affecting personal growth and fulfillment in relationship, work and family. Sliding fee scale. Tuesdays from 7-8:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 1-2:30 p.m. Call Chi Counseling Services, 999-5831.
Metaphysical Research Society – First Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m., 838-8155
Multiple Sclerosis Self-Help Group – North side meets the third Thursday of each month at 2 p.m. at the Holy Family MS Center, 5901 N. Lidgerwood, Suite 25. Family group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, 711 S. Cowley, Suite 200. For information on meetings in the Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho areas, call the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National MS Society at (800) FIGHT-MS or 482-2022
Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome call Sharman Collins, 448-8517, or e-mail email@example.com.
Power Wheelchairs Available – Miracle on Wheels for nonambulatory senior citizens 65 years and older, also available to the permanently disabled of any age. Call (800) 749-8778 or www.durablemedical.com for more details.
Schizophrenia Support Group – meets the first Monday of the month, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Mental Health, 107 S. Division, Room J. For information, call Ron Anderson at 235-4630.
Self Healing and Mediation – Learn stress management, relaxation techniques, breath work, and guided and silent meditation at Metaphysical Learning Center. Call 448-0491 for more information.
Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings - WSU Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call 358-7580.
Stress Reduction Clinic – This clinic will teach you techniques to manage stress better at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. For information, call Dr. Mary Gentile at 487-6337.
Striders – a community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Valley Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Mondays and Wednesdays at the YMCA at Mirabeau Point. Northside Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Wednesdays and Fridays at the Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Avenue. Lake City Strider classes are at 8 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Community United Methodist Church, 1470 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For information, call Carol at 926-1697 or Steve at (208) 571-2729.
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) – meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 6 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines. Call Kathy at 928-4328.
Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes – This program offered by TLC Health Services, 10015 N. Division, suite 101, will focus on treating metabolic syndrome and obesity. For an introductory visit call TLC at 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.
TLC Health & Education Services – This clinic, 10015 N. Division #101, is now accepting new patients and offers primary health care, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, family counseling and fitness training. For a free Get Acquainted Visit call 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.
Women’s Group – This ongoing group addresses relationship issues including fear of intimacy, childhood sexual/physical abuse and depression/irritability. Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $25/week; for information call Donna Carolyn, Cedar Bridge Counseling, 624-3561.
Cancer Support – For questions about cancer, call Providence Cancer Center at 474-5490. A nurse will answer questions and give the latest local and national information.
Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Abby Wadlow at 455-3440, option 3.
Cancer Fitness Recovery Program – The Medically Directed Wellness Center at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is looking for four underinsured or uninsured women to participate in its Cancer Fitness Recovery Program. The program helps cancer survivors deal with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set aside money for women who cannot afford to join. For more information call 473-6013.
Free Scoliosis Screenings – Liberty Lake Chiropractic Clinic, 1318 N. Liberty Lake Road. Call 891-4088.
Free Scoliosis Screen – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller, at 327-3393.
Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.
Free Workshop – Bond Chiropractic Health Center offers a free workshop on alternative health-care topics, 307 W. Francis. Call 489-1544 for times and dates.
Drug and alcohol
Daybreak of Spokane – offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 628 S. Cowley, 624-3227; Valley outpatient, 11707 E. Sprague, Suite D-4, 960 E. Third Ave., 927-1991.
Parents of Addicted Teens – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.
Partners of Addicts – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – CHER is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call 232-8138 or 232-8139.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – These classes will be offered to Group Health members for free. For a list of dates and times, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
Infant and Developmental Massage Classes - Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at 466-8435 for more information.
Birth Preparation and Breastfeeding Classes – Group Health is offering these classes. For dates, times and fees call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
Maternity Center Tour – Free Holy Family Hospital tours, second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment. Call 482-BABY for information or appointment.
Parenting and Childbirth Programs – Various classes including child CPR, breast-feeding, infant massage and sibling preparation are offered through Community Health Education and Resources, 715 S. Cowley. For information on times, locations, and dates, call 232-8138.
Parenting Classes – for single parents of children from newborn to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, Wednesdays 2-4 p.m., CAPA offices, 707 N. Cedar, Suite B. Free; for registration and information, call 325-7667.
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