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Tue., Jan. 27, 2009

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Caregiver Classes – Free series for people caring for ill family and friends, Wednesdays, Feb. 11-March 11, 2-3:30 p.m., at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. To register, call Jon Clifton, (509) 456-0438.


Baby Sign Language – Communicate with infants before they speak by learning 50 useful signs, today, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Fee: $25. Pre-registration is required, call (509) 232-8138.

The Metabolic Institute Open House – Free body composition tests for attendees, Wednesday, noon-7 p.m., at the Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Suite 660. For information, call (509) 747-7066, e-mail, or visit

Journal to the Self – Holistic spiritual and mental health for beginner and experienced journal writers, Saturdays through Feb. 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at the St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $90 for series, $10 for materials. To register, call (509) 483-6495.

Quit and Win Smoke-Free Spokane – Free smoking cessation contest, includes classes, support groups, resources and a chance to win $500, through Saturday, 9 a.m., at the Holy Family Health and Education Center. For information, call (509) 482-0111 or visit

Free Heart Health Screenings – Includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index, and medication review, at the Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Appointment required. Call (509) 232-8138.

HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer Screening Month – Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will offer HPV vaccine, a three-part series to guard against most types of cervical cancer. Most insurance will cover for girls and women between the ages of 9 and 26. Women under the age of 19 who are Medicaid-eligible can receive the vaccine for free. To make an appointment, call PPINW scheduling center at (800) 788-9128.

Heart to Heart Screenings – Includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, glucose levels and blood pressure every Tuesday and Friday through the month of February, 7:30-10:30 a.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $15 for first screening and $20 if participant has had previous screening. To register, call (208) 666-2083.

Family to Family Education – 12-week course for relatives of adults with mental illness, begins Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m.-noon, at the Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. To register, call NAMI Spokane at (509) 838-5515 or Sally at (509) 466-9333.

Tough Talk: Difficult Conversations in Difficult Times – Sponsored by Gonzaga University Continuing Education, Feb. 11, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., in the Herak Club Room at McCarthey Athletic Center on the GU campus. Cost: $199; groups of three or more and nonprofits $179. To register or for information, call (509) 313-3575, e-mail, or visit

Heart Disease Prevention for People with Diabetes – Free seminar to learn steps to reduce risk of heart disease, Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m., at the Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. To register, call (509) 232-8145.

Relax, Refresh, Renew – Learn guided meditation, healing touch, massage and reflexology, Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at the St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $50/$45 if registered two weeks prior. Extend the day with an overnight retreat including breakfast for additional $30. For information or to register, call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Hear What You Are Missing – Free. discussion on hearing loss and hearing aids, Feb. 19, 1 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Pre-register by calling (509) 482-2372.

Mindfulness Meditation: Awakening Into Presence Weekend Retreat – Explore world of sensations, feelings and thoughts, 7 p.m. Feb. 20 until noon Feb. 22, at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $145. For information or to register, call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Free Women’s Self-Defense Class – Hosted by the Woman’s Club of Spokane, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at the club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Registration required by Feb. 20. To sign up or learn more go to


Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring Meditation – For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair Yoga - For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation – Six-week series for individuals, caretakers and family members living with ALS, cancer, or other chronic conditions, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon, at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Donations accepted. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

Stretch Up Yoga Classes – Pilates/Stretching – Traditional Pilates mat work, focusing on strengthening the core, followed by stretching. Multilevel class; meets Mondays, 9-10 a.m., and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Gentle Yoga – Introduces the basic principles of alignment while stretching and strengthening the body, working on balance, strength, and flexibility. Beginner class, ideal for those dealing with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, weight concerns, chemotherapy, or other restrictions. Meets Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Yoga Flow – Workout focusing on strength and flexibility. Multilevel class. Held Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Cost for drop-ins, $8 per class. All classes are held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Shafer Road, Spokane Valley. Participants should bring their own mats. Call (509) 928-7088 to register and for more information.

Hatha Yoga – Small classes for all skill levels. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per four-week series or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information or visit

Rockwood Neighborhood Yoga Basics – Basic Hatha yoga classes for all levels. Meets Saturdays, 8-9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., at 505 E. 24th St. Cost is $5 for the first class, and $65 for 10 classes. Call (509) 869-4121 for more information.

Restorative Yoga – Learn restorative postures to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and to heal and rejuvenate the body. Meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. No experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Yoga for Recovery – Learn easeful restorative postures, meditation, and breath work. Classes are Sundays, 7-8 p.m. All levels welcome, no experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Radha Yoga Center – New winter sessions, including Hatha yoga, yoga for health and healing, sacred dance, and Satsang. All regular classes cost $60 for six weeks, and will be held at the center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. in Browne’s Addition. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

Other programs

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 Spokane Valley. For more information, call (509) 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. Two locations: 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 772-2542. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15/session; for more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly at Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for times and for more information.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., is offering screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call (509) 473-2194.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings Free screenings every Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services; call (509) 473-5415 or e-mail for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

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, or call (202) 543-4033, e-mail at

Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at (509) 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

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 (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

Dirne Community Health Center – Is a federally qualified community health center. It is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay, and offering mental health services. 1106 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at (208) 292-0292.

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Prices range from $35-$55. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849 or e-mail

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