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Baby Care – Course focuses on learning hands-on care of infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting of a new baby. Today, 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.

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Cancer Survivor Beauty and Support Day – Free hair, skin and nail services for cancer survivors will be offered Wednesday, 12:45-4:30 p.m. at Paul Mitchell the School, 15303 E. Sprague Ave., Suite C, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 9234-7454 for more information.

Babysitting Basics – Full day program is offered to boys and girls ages 10-15 who are interested in babysitting. Covers the responsibilities of the parents and the sitter, infant and toddler care, safety and first aid techniques, infant and child CPR and discipline issues. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $40 per person. Call (509) 232-8138 for more information and to register.

Sensational Beginnings – Course is designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with their baby and understand the messages they are sending, creating the best beginning for your child. Dec. 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.

Understanding Cancer: Breast Cancer – Learn more about local resources and treatment options. Dec. 10, 6:30-8 p.m. at Valley Hospital Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free and open to the public. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Breastfeeding Basics – Designed to help a mother have her most successful breastfeeding experience. Participants learn about positions, solving common problems and returning to work or school. Dec. 15, 6-8 p.n. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25, includes a support partner. Call (509) 232-8138 to register.

Medicare Prescription Drug Program Assistance – Representatives from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers will help beneficiaries find the best Medicare Part D plan on Tuesdays through Dec. 29, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Stroke Prevention – Free class is Dec. 17, 6:30 p.m. at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.


Spinal Stenosis Workshop – Free workshop will discuss non-surgical means of relief for spinal stenosis, a loss of space in the spinal canal, often from arthritis and affecting the elderly. Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at North Pines Chiropractic Clinic, 1301 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 928-1400 for more information.

Still Your Soul: Sabbath Tea – Spend the day in a prayerful, serene setting. Day begins with a guided meditation, followed with quiet reflection time, reading or writing holiday greetings, and treats at the afternoon tea time. Cost is $30. Held Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Deadline for registration is one week before the event. Call (509) 483-6495 to register and for more information.

Blood Sugar Blues – Free town hall meeting will teach how to overcome runaway blood sugar levels with nutrition, exercise, and supplements. Monday, 6 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Building, Room 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Visit or e-mail for more information. Call (509) 747-7066 to register.

Breathe, Write, Release Workshop – Learn breathing and relaxing skills to release your creativity and enrich your ability to tell stories and myths. Participants will begin a journal, do in-class exercises, writing and yoga. Dec. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite S. Cost is $40 with preregistration or $50 at the door. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit to register and for more information.

Community Yoga Class – Held Sundays through the end of the year, 4:30-5:45 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite D. Suggested donation of $5. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit for more information.

The Four Noble Truths – 12-week series covers the core of Buddhist teaching: there is suffering, there is a cause to suffering, there is an end to suffering, there is a path out of suffering. Each class will include meditation, talk and discussion. Held 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesdays through Dec. 16 (no class Nov. 18), at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $120, or $12 per class. Call (509) 928-3863, e-mail, or visit www.mainstream- for more information.

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 Wednesdays 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 Wednesday 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.

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 twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – This group focuses on guest presentation and group discussion about prostate cancer. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Parking and attendance are free. Call Kim Ramirez at (509) 755-6515 for more information.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

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