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17th Annual Walk for Multiple Sclerosis – This family-oriented walk will raise funds for multiple sclerosis, Sunday at 10 a.m. in Riverside State Park; 2- or 5 1/2-mile routes are available, and participants will need to get pledges. For information, call 482-2022.


Town Hall Meeting: Underage Drinking – 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Sasquatch Room at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Local resource information will be available at this community forum designed to reduce underage drinking. For information, call the Greater Spokane Substance Abuse Council at 922-8383.

Get the Facts on Colorectal Cancer – This seminar will discuss risk factors, prevention, early detection, diagnosis and treatment options,noon-1 p.m. at the Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

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Healthy Relationships: A Workshop for Teens and Parents – Thursday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest, 123 E. Indiana Ave. The workshop will discuss qualities of a healthy relationship and recognizing the signs of an unhealthy one. The deadline to register is Wednesday. For information, call 241-4202.

Respite Connection – Saturday at 2 p.m. This event will connect parents with children in their care and are approved for Medicaid Personal Care hours with those who provide it. Caregivers have had background checks. To register or to find location, call Darci at 838-4182 or Jodi at 893-1247.

Diabetes: Getting Started – April 5 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Group Health Cooperative Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Drive. This class is for the recently diagnosed. For information, call 459-1086 or visit

Car Seat Safety Workshop – April 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave. Learn how to safely transport your children in the car. The cost is $60 and includes a new car seat. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Public Forum on State Health Policy – April 11 from 4-6:30 p.m. at Spokane Regional Health District, 1101 W. College Ave. Members of the Washington State Board of Health will listen to your opinions of healthcare quality, costs, patient safety and more at this forum. For information, call 324-1501 or visit


Hogwarts for Worrywarts – This free anxiety workshop will help reduce panic, worry and irritability Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada. Reservations are available. For information, call 466-6632, ext. 1.

Do it For Health – Get out and increase your physical activity, Saturday at Riverfront Park from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Register for a physical activity challenge and receive health screenings. For information and specific location, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Private Swim Lessons – The varsity swim team at Whitworth College is offering private swim classes for those ages three through adult at the Whitworth Aquatic Center, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. The cost is $75. Session I is from April 3-6, Session II, April 10-13 and Session III, April 17-20. For information, call Patti Hunter at 777-4246.

Myths of Multiple Sclerosis – Elaine DeLack, a registered nurse diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1988, will speak about Prokarin, the treatment she developed; April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley, room 200. For information, call the Multiple Sclerosis Helping Hands office at 535-7933.

Medicare Information Seminars – Informational seminars are available through April at various times and locations. For information, call Ron West at 344-2060.

Other programs

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