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The Curious Case of Toxoplasma Gondii: A Very Resilient Parasite – Free presentation covers the parasite infection in humans and animals and how this pathogen adapts to many environments, making it difficult to eradicate; 6:30-8:30 p.m. in North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 769-3495 for more information.

Yoga for Seniors – Seven-week session for seniors age 50 and older, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Teaches flexing to renew balance and well-being, ideal for beginners. Cost is $64. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.


Diabetes Gadgets and Gizzmos – Free class of equipment to help organize and interpret blood glucose data. Refreshments provided. April 29, 6-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 232-8145 to preregister and for more information.

Living with Grief: Diversity and End-of-Life Care – National teleconference addressing the impact of culture on death, dying and bereavement. April 29, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., registration opens at 10 a.m., at Workforce Training Center, 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Cost is $15, includes box lunch. Three CEUs available. Call (208) 772-7994 for more information.

Tai Chi for Health – Spring classes include: Mondays – Tai Chi Basic, 11 a.m.-noon; Tai Chi Intermediate, 1-2 p.m.; and Tai Chi for Stress Reduction, 6-7:15 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tuesdays – Tai Chi Basic, 9-10 a.m., and Tai Chi Intermediate, 10-11 a.m., at Rockwood Clinic, 101 E. Hawthorne Road; Tai Chi for Health Basic, 1-2 p.m., and Tai Chi for Health Intermediate, 2-3 p.m., at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St.; and Tai Chi for Health, 6-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley. All classes run for 10 weeks and cost $75 except Tai Chi for Stress Reduction which runs for seven weeks and costs $50. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail to register and for more information.

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Natural Childbirth – Class for those planning on a nonmedicated birth. To be taken after Prepared Childbirth class, covers additional labor positions, comfort measures and breathing techniques to use during labor. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is $25 per couple. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8145 to preregister and for more information.

Stretch and Flex – Six-week session starts Monday and runs through June 17 (no class on May 4, 6, 8, and June 3); combines Pilates, yoga, body conditioning and basic stretching. Meets Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-10 a.m., at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Open to all ages and skill levels. Cost is $54 for entire session; drop-ins welcome at $5. Call (509) 924-2350 for more information.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis – Free class offered by The Physical Therapy Association of Washington and the Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society for patients living with MS. Saturday, 10 a.m.-noon, in the Early Bird Room at the Davenport Hotel, 10 S. Post St. Visit consumer_education_event.html, e-mail, or call (800) 554-5569, ext. 12 for more information.

Turbo Kick – Six-week session starts Monday, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. Combines kickboxing, endurance drills, leg work and abs section. Open to all skill levels. Cost is $27. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

ZUMBA Fitness – Two different seven-week sessions start Thursday and next Tuesday, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Salem Lutheran Church, 1428 W. Broadway Ave. Classes feature interval training. Open to all ages and skill levels. Cost is $33. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

Total Body Boot Camp – Sessions start next Tuesday and April 30, 5:40-6:55 p.m., at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. Classes feature a variety of techniques including cardio, intervals, circuit training, functional strength and core stability. Participants should bring hand weights and mats. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

Fats That Heal – Fats That Kill – Free lecture presented by researcher, author and international speaker Udo Erasmus, Next Tuesday, 5:30-7 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Event is free but tickets are required for admission. Call (208) 676-9730, e-mail, or visit to register.

Muscular Dystrophy Association/Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Symposium – Free seminar for patients, families and community health care providers. Lunch is provided. April 30, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Mission Ridge Assisted Living, 12903 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Preregister by calling (509) 325-3747 or e-mailing

Emotional Freedom Techniques – Four-week session meets Thursdays, 7-9 p.m., or Saturdays, 9-11 a.m., in May at New Moon Learning Center, 2430 W. Seltice Way, Post Falls. Call (208) 762-1261 or visit


Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Hearth Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost: $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8145 for information and registration.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.

Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., for information, call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 244-4191; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 340-3875; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrum St., call (509) 244-4191 or 258-6850; the first Thursday in Liberty Lake, call (509) 226-0510 for information on meeting place.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. The class fulfills court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments, and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program. Call for times and dates. CAPA offices, 820 N. Summit Blvd., Suite 100. Free; for registration and more information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes are offered at various hospitals and locations through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breast-feeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call the Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 325-8716 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call Kathy Jo Avery at (509) 448-5660 for more information.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or e-mail

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, room six, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

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