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Tue., Oct. 6, 2009


Tai Chi Classes – Tai Chi Basic – Ten-week session begins today. Held Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. Tai Chi for Health – Ten-week session begins today. Held Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tai Chi for Health Basic – Ten-week session begins today. Held Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St. Cost for each of the ten-week sessions is $75. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail to register and for more information.

Red Cross K.N.O.W. HIV Prevention Education – Class is based on the curriculum for Washington State’s HIV/AIDS prevention course. Topics include the stages, transmission, treatment, emotional aspects and impact of the disease on the world population. Participants receive a packet and certification. Classes are $35 and are today, 8 a.m.-noon; Oct. 14, 6-10 p.m.; and Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-noon. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 or 209 or visit classes.html to register and for more information.

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Mental Awareness Week – Wellness day Thursday with free depression screenings, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and samplings of whole body wellness services from 4-8 p.m. Sample services in 20-minute blocks from 4-7 p.m. include Tai Chi Chih, Qu-Gong, Massage and reflexology. Awareness walk hosted by National Alliance on Mental Health from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; proclamations on behalf of the city and county of Spokane from 7:15-8 p.m. and candlelight vigil from 8-8:30 p.m. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. (509) 483-6495.

Red Cross First Aid – Learn to care for respiratory or cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants to include choking, rescue breaths, chest compressions and operation of an AED. Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 to register.

Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED plus Infant CPR – Learn skills to provide care and minimize the consequences of injury until help arrives, to include sudden illness and bleeding. Classes are $50; Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-noon; and Oct. 29, 6-10 p.m. (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 to register.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks – Oct. 19, 1-4 p.m., Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Appointment required by calling (208) 666-2511.

Healthy Weights – Eight-week session with Kootenai Health dietitian Jennifer Ramsrud to teach how to safely lose weight and maintain body weight, increase your energy level and burn calories through easy-to-do movements. Tuesdays, Oct. 20-Dec. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Kootenai Medical Center classrooms, first-floor cafeteria, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. $125. (208) 666-3486 to register.

Finding Our Voices – Discussion about plasticity of the brain and readings from “The Brain that Changes Itself.” Oct. 22, 2 p.m., Argonne Library conference room, 4322 N. Argonne Road. Free. (509) 891-0790.

Sibling Preparation – Prepares children ages 2-6 for their role as a big brother or sister. One parent must be present with child. Oct. 27, 6-7 p.m. at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 482-2372.


Massage Therapy – S.I. Rolfing – Educational meeting presented by Dyscoveries Dystonia Support Group. Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room LL-1, 711 S. Cowley St. Free and open to the public. Call (509) 891-0790 or e-mail for more information.

Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training – Participants obtain an understanding of the OSHA bloodborne pathogens regulation about how they are spread, how to prevent exposure incidents, properly disinfecting equipment, etc. Participants receive a manual and BBP certification valid for one year. Class is $25; Thursday, 6-8 p.m. at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 or 209 or visit classes.html to register and for more information.

Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat – Oct. 16-18; weekend will consist of meditation, presentation, rest, reflection and sharing. Cost is $100. Held at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Morning of Meditation – Participants will deepen their meditation practice or try a new form while feeling the support of meditating in a group. All levels welcome. Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $30. Call (509) 483-6495 to preregister and for more information.

“Can You Hear Me Now?” – Free presentation covers the latest information on hearing loss and hearing aid technology. Oct. 22, 1 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 482-2372 to register and for more information.

Stretch Up Classes – Pilates/Stretch – Mondays, 9-10 a.m., $35; Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., $40. Gentle Yoga – Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., $35. Core Intensity – Wednesdays, 8:30-9 a.m., $24. Yoga Flow – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., $40 for either session. Classes run through Oct. 29 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Call (509) 926-6363 for more information.

A Time to Grieve – Take a look at the losses in life and how we have grieved those losses – whether of departed loved ones, lost opportunities or even hopes. Explore how to continue to grieve our own losses and to support others as they face losses in their lives. Cost is $30. Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Stretch and Flex Classes – Seven-week session combines Pilates, yoga, body conditioning, light cardio, and basic stretching. Focuses on body awareness, flexibility, range of motion, core strength, balance, and stability while improving overall muscle tone. All ages and levels welcome. Held Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays through Nov. 6, 9-10 a.m. at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Cost is $60 for entire session, drop-ins welcome for $5. Call (509) 927-8187 for more information.

Spokane Jingle Bell Run/Walk – 5K run/walk to raise funds to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Cost is $20 for adults, children 8 years old and under are free 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 www.spokanejinglebellrun. for more information.

The Four Noble Truths – Twelve-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 Oct. 7 and 28 or 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-mindfulness. com for more information.


Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the effects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first Tuesday or third Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit for more information.

Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Heart 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.

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd., for information, call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 244-4191; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 340-3875; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or 258-6850; and the first Thursday in Liberty Lake, call (509) 226-0510 for information on meeting place.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. The class fulfills court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments, and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

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.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes are offered at various hospitals and locations through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breast-feeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call the Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Stroller Strides of Spokane – Exercise group for moms and their babies, using resistance bands, strollers and the environment for a total body workout. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave. Weekly playgroups are held Wednesdays after class with activities for all ages. Call (509) 489-6550, e-mail, or visit 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 Wednesday 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 Wednesdays 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 of 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.

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