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Tue., June 23, 2009


Strength and Step Combo – For ages 16 and older. Seven-week session runs today through Aug. 4, 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the basement of Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Classes combine sculpting exercises with easy, endurance-building steps. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

Body Synergy – For ages 16 and older. Seven-week class runs today through July 28, combines cardio, strengthening, toning and stability to condition the entire body. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $49.50. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.


Strategies and Tools for Caregivers – Two-part class designed to help family caregivers care for themselves, will focus on tactics, tools and strategies caregivers use to create and sustain a comfortable balance. Held Wednesday, 2 p.m., at Good Samaritan Society Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 924-6161 ext. 650 to sign up and for more information.

Foundation for Peacemaking – Seminar and DVD teaching covers how to handle conflict by changing your usual mode of operation in which conflict occurs. Friday, 6-10 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Cost is $55 per person, $90 per married couple ($65 per person and $100 per married couple the week before the seminar if space is available). Preregistration is required. Call (509) 226-5390 or visit to register and for more information.

Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation – A time to relax and meditate to increase optimism, ease tension, and sleep more soundly; for people living with fibromyalgia, cancer, or other chronic conditions, their caretakers and family members. Held Thursdays through July 16, 11:15 a.m.-noon at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Cost is by donation. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit for more information.

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“Think With Your Feet” – Free demonstration and lecture about foot reflexology for stress reduction, relaxation, and improved natural healing. Wednesday, 7 p.m., at Spinal and Sports Care Clinic, 12905 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Refreshments will be served. Call (509) 922-0303 for more information.

Tobacco Cessation Support Group – For anyone in the process of quitting. Free and open to the public. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Call (509) 232-8138 for more information.

Wellness Walking Club – Wellness walk is Wednesday, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave. Call (509) 747-4029 for more information.

Engaging Fatherhood Conference and Resources Fair – Features breakout sessions focusing on loss and grief, family and legal issues, learning through play, fathers and daughters and more. Also features information from local agencies as well as door prizes and raffles and free food for fathers. Free and open to the public, registration is required for the breakout sessions. Thursday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Spokane Community College’s Lair-Student Center, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 747-2877 to register and for more information.

Adult HeartSaver CPR – Course intended for those needing adult or child CPR certification. Teaches CPR and relief or choking in adults and children and use of barrier devices. Cost is $35, includes a card valid for two years. Friday, 7:45-10 a.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 232-8138 for more information.

Pilates for Every Body – Classes designed to strengthen the core, gain overall body strength and conditioning, and improve balance, flexibility and stamina. Sessions begin next Tuesday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., or 6:10-7:10 p.m. at The Woman’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. All levels welcome. Cost is $59.50. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

“Divided We Fail - Health Care Opinion Leader Forum” – Free community event will cover what’s happening around health care in Washington state and Washington, D.C., and how to make a difference. July 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Red Lion Hotel at the Park, 303 W. North River Drive. Preregistration is required. Call (877) 926-8300 for more information.

Yoga - Basic – For ages 16 and older. Designed to improve strength, flexibility and general well-being while de-stressing the body and mind. Six-week sessions are July 13-Aug. 17, 4-5 p.m.; July 14-Aug. 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.; or July 17-Aug. 21, 9-10:30 a.m., at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $55 for one-hour class, $69 for 90-minute class. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.


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.

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

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.

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