October 13, 2009 in Features

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Step Aerobics – For ages 16 and older. Participants start with the basic moves before learning challenging combinations on a step bench. Nine-week class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Dec. 17, 7:15-8:15 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $79. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Strength and Conditioning – For ages 16 and older. Dynamic and challenging sessions to help develop strong, lean muscles. Nine-week class is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Dec. 17, 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $79. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Caregiver Classes – For people caring for ill family and friends. Free presentation will cover: how caregiver can care for themselves, legal issues associated with caregiving, how to talk with doctors and their billing offices, communicating with family and friends, and spiritual care. Held Wednesdays, Oct. 14-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.

Free Osteoporosis Screening – Community Health Education Resources will offer free screenings Thursday, 5-6:30 p.m., followed by a community presentation at 6:30 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Registration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

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

StepFast Lifestyle Seminar – One-hour health screenings are Sunday, drop-ins welcome from 4-7 p.m. Cost is $10 per screening. Seminar will be held Monday and Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 19-Nov. 23. Cost is $35 per person for entire seminar, includes all materials, recipes and meal samples. Held at Deer Park Seventh Day Adventist Church, 809 S. Colville Road, Deer Park. E-mail deerparksdachurch@yahoo.com or call (509) 315-7200 for more information.

Breastfeeding Basics – Course teaches breastfeeding positions, solving common problems and returning to work or school. Cost is $25 and includes a support partner. Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Massage Basics – For ages 18 and older. Participants learn to give and receive a Swedish massage. Four-week class is held Fridays, Oct. 23-Nov. 20, 6:30-8 p.m. at Lavender and Sage Wellness Center, 3418 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $69. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Daylong – Awaken “embodied presence” through the practices of sitting, walking, and eating meditation. Meditation instructions are given for each facet of mindfulness practice. Suitable for new and experienced students. Oct. 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Mainstream-Mindfulness, 4612 S. Schafer Branch Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $45. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit www.mainstream- mindfulness.com to register and for more information.

Survival Fitness Boot Camp – Group fitness training for men and women. Held Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Ponderosa Elementary, 3483 E. Ponderosa Blvd., Post Falls. Free two-week trials offered. Call (909) 730-2367 or e-mail john.caylor@survival fitnessbootcamp.com for more information.

Sole Sessions Reflexology Yoga Classes – New center is offering yoga classes taught in a rejuvenating, meditative style. Held Mondays, 4-5:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 5:15-6:30 p.m.; Thursdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. or 5:30-6:45 p.m.; and Fridays, 10:30-11:45 a.m. at 307 W. Francis Ave. Cost is $36 per month of classes (four sessions) or $10 per drop-in. Call (509) 998-1062 or (509) 953-6372 to register and for more information.

Curves Exercise Facility – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, Curves is waiving their service/sign-up fee for new members. Call to schedule a free figure analysis and training program. Located at 164 S. Washington St. Call (509) 456-6050 for more information.

Upcoming

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 Wednesday, 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 www.spokane redcross.org/classes.html to register and for more information.

Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat – Friday-Sunday; 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 sjfc@stjosephfamily center.org, or visit www.stjoseph familycenter.org for more information.

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