Health bulletin Board
Total Body Boot Camp – For ages 16 and older. Different workouts each week for a continual mix of challenge and fun; learn to modify your own level of intensity. Six-week session begins Tuesday, 5:40-6:55 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. Cost is $34. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register and for more information.
Zumba Fitness for Beginners – For ages 16 and older. Class adds Latin flavor to workouts. Six-week session begins Wednesday, 5-6 p.m. at East Central Community Center, 500 S. Stone St. Cost is $28. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register and for more information.
Migraine Management Workshop – Free interactive workshop is focused on natural ways to prevent and control migraine pain. Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at North Pines Chiropractic Clinic, 1301 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 928-1400 to register and for more information.
Meditation Instructions – Offers benefits for psychological and physical health. Saturday, 4-5 p.m. at the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., Room 228. Free. Call (509) 534-4288 or e-mail email@example.com to register and for more information.
Breastfeeding Basics – Class covers positions, solving problems and returning to work or school. Nov. 10, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25, includes support partner. Call (509) 232-8138 to register.
Understanding Cancer: Prostate Cancer – Covers local resources and treatment options. Nov. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free; preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Express Prepared Childbirth – Fast-paced class gives an overview of childbirth topics. Main focus is progression of labor, breathing techniques, pain management and Caesarean birth. Nov. 14, 8 a.m.-noon at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $75 and includes support partner. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Teaching on Tonglen – Tonglen practice is a method for cultivating happiness and compassion. Nov. 14, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the Saranac Building, 25 W. Main Ave., Room 228. Free. Call (509) 534-4288 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Stress Busting Seminar – Learn emotional freedom technique to stay calm in stressful situations, relax instantly, move out of fear, get balance in life and get control of negative emotions. Nov. 14, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center’s Providence Center for Faith and Healing, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Free. Call (509) 624-2876 or e-mail email@example.com to register and for more information.
Stop Emotional Eating! – Easy acupressure tapping to eliminate cravings and motivate yourself to exercise. Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. at Moran Prairie County Library, 6004 S. Regal St. Cost is $49. Call (509) 624-2876, visit www.ingridagnew.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Entering Advent’s Quiet – Retreat to listen for God’s voice by leaving space in your life where God can be born. Explore Scripture stories to embrace Advent’s divine invitation. Nov. 20, 7 p.m., through Nov. 22, 1 p.m. Cost is $115, deadline for registration is one week before the retreat. Held at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.
Baby Care – Course focuses on learning hands-on care of infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting 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.
Diabetes Support Group – Discussion facilitated by a CHER Certified Diabetes Educator provides an opportunity to ask questions and participate with others touched by diabetes. Free. Today, 6-7:30 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 for more information.
Yoga Deeper Stretch – For ages 16 and older. Teaches Yoga with deep strengthening and inverted poses. Six-week class begins Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $55. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.
Pilates Yoga Blend – For ages 16 and older. Blends these two exercise techniques to improve core strength, flexibility and more. Six-week class begins Thursday, 6-7 p.m. at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Cost is $23. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.
Quit and Win Tobacco Program – Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Monday, 6-7 p.m. at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.
Caregiver Classes – For people caring for ill family and friends. Free presentation will cover: how caregiver can care for him/herself, legal issues associated with caregiving, how to talk with doctors and billing offices, communicating with family and friends, and spiritual care. Held Wednesdays through Nov. 11, 2-3:30 p.m. at Orchard Crest Retirement Community, 222 S. Evergreen Road, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 456-0438 to register and for more information.
Balance and Dizziness – Covers information on causes and treatments for dizziness and vertigo. Free. Nov. 11, 2:30 p.m. at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 482-2372 to preregister and for more information.
Varicose Vein Seminar at Rockwood – Free presentation will cover the prevention, causes and new treatments for varicose veins. Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., second floor conference room. Call (509) 342-3751 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
“Creating Harmony Through Effective Communication” – Meditation for Health class series emphasizes communication skills to help strengthen relationships, reduce stress and provide social support. Held Mondays in November, 7-8:15 p.m. at Newport Hospital’s Sandifur Room, 714 W. Pine St., Newport, Wash. Free; donations are appreciated. Call (509) 447-5549 or visit www.sravastiabbey.org for more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.mainstream-mindfulness.com 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 children 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 email@example.com, or visit www.spokanejinglebellrun.kintera.org for more information.
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