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National Health Insurance Reform – Public Information Forum – Dr. George Rice, will update the community on this important issue and will discuss priorities that the health care reform bill must address. Today, 6:30-8 p.m. at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Sponsored by AARP. Call (509) 290-5096 for more information.

Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED plus Infant CPR Classes – Learn to care for respiratory or cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Topics include choking, rescue breaths, chest compressions and operation of an AED. Participants receive a laminated reference skills card, workbook and a CPR/AED certification card valid for one year. Classes are today, Sept. 1, and Sept. 19, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $50 per class. For more details and to register, visit or call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209.

Bicycling for Individuals with Disabilities – For ages 16 and older. Open to participants who are in physical condition to ride safely and explore Spokane by bicycle. Bikes must work well and helmets must fit. Today, 6-8 p.m., at Spokane County Library – Argonne Branch parking lot, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Cost is $34. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Tri-Fusion 5K Race Series – Offered by Tri-Fusion Triathlon Club, for all ages. Races are Tuesdays in August, starting at 6 p.m. at 12000 N. Addison St. Cost is $5 per race. Call (509) 953-0791 or e-mail for more information.

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Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Options – Offered by Dayspring Midwifery, to educate women and families about healthy options for pregnancy and birth. Discusses pregnancy high-risk factors, such as toxemia, eclampsia and gestational diabetes, as diet related and how to make healthy choices during pregnancy. Aug. 26, 7-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is by donation. Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail for more information.

Concentration and Memory – Covers natural approaches using Western treatments combined with nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and other complementary treatments to help improve children’s attention and focus in school. Aug. 27, 6-7:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Donations will be accepted. Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail for more information.

Raw Food Diet Detox and Weight Loss 30-Day Challenge – Biweekly classes provide real-life ideas and support for transitioning into eating raw and living foods to boost energy, lose weight and detox. Classes are Aug. 29, Sept. 5 and 19, 9-10 a.m., and Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $50 and includes a copy of “The Raw Food Detox Diet.” Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail for more information.

Inland Northwest Buddy Walk – National Down Syndrome Society’s fundraising and awareness event is Aug. 29, 9 a.m., around Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene. Accepting 100 registered participants. Call (208) 755-5079 or (509) 979-2242 or visit to register and for more information.

Baby Care – Course focuses on learning hands-on care of infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting of a new baby. Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25 per person, preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Peak Fitness Pump in the Park – Bodypump class followed by barbecue dinner and live auction with music by Rock Bottom. Everyone will receive a gift bag. Cost is $15/adults, $5/children, all proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Kootenai County. Sept. 3, 6-10 p.m., at Q’emiln Park Pavilion on the Spokane River in Post Falls. Call (208) 773-0601 or (208) 457-9089 for more information.

Kootenai Health Triathlon for Kids – For ages 4-12, with appropriately sized courses. Sept. 5, check-in is at 8 a.m., mandatory prerace meeting at 9:30 a.m., and the first race, featuring the youngest entrants, is at 10 a.m. Cost is $17 before Aug. 25, $20 after. All participants receive T-shirt and all finishers receive awards. Call (208) 457-8232 or e-mail for more information. Register online at

Sensational Beginnings – Course teaches new parents and caregivers how to communicate with their infant. Sept. 8, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15 per person. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Parenting Your Toddler – Informative session focuses on how to manage the difficult toddler years (ages 2-6), including development, communication, discipline, tantrums and more. Sept. 10, 6:30-8 p.m., at Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per person. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Ask a Dietician – Participants will receive a healthy meal planner and learn more about healthier eating habits to improve health, manage weight and impact overall well-being. Registered dieticians will be available for individual consultation. Free; no appointments necessary. Sept. 10, 4:30-7 p.m., at Rosauers, 10618 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Call Community Health Education Resources at (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.

Third Annual Spokane Jingle Bell Run/Walk – 5K run/walk to raise funds to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Cost is $20 for adults, free for ages 8 and younger or $10 with a T-shirt. Nov. 21, 7:30 a.m., in Riverfront Park. Call (206) 547-2707 ext. 102, e-mail, or visit for more information.


Low-Income Dental Clinic – Spokane Community College’s Expanded Function Dental program is offering exams, X-rays, amalgam (silver) fillings and composite (white) fillings. Friday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at SCC, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 533-7298 and leave a message, students will call back to schedule an appointment.

“Living Well in Idaho” – Free wellness workshops open to anyone with a chronic condition but aimed at seniors. Topics include how to live independently rather than in a care facility, healthy eating, better breathing techniques and how to handle depression. Aug. 25, 9-11 a.m. at DayBreak Center, 502 N. Second Ave., Sandpoint. Call (208) 610-8836 to register and for more information. Sept. 28, 9-11:30 a.m. at Golden Spike Estates, 8580 W. Yosemite St., Spirit Lake, Idaho, or 1-3:30 p.m. at Spirit Lake Community Center, 32564 N. Fourth St., Spirit Lake. Call (208) 304-0313 to register and for more information.

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