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

Red Cross Adult/Child K.N.O.W. HIV Prevention Education – Covers the stages, transmission, treatment, emotional aspects and impact of the disease. Participants receive a packet and certification; 8 a.m.-noon, at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 to register.

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Dr. Drew to Answer Students’ Health and Relationship Questions – Health and wellness advocate Dr. Drew Pesky will lead the talk, fueled by audience questions. Event is free to Washington State University students and $10 for the public. Thursday, at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5) at WSU’s Compton Union Building Senior Ballroom, Pullman. Call (425) 223-9234 or (509) 335-6816 or e-mail or for more information.

Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Workshop – A body/mind modality combining supported yoga poses with Rogerian dialogue technique to access new inspirations and possibilities for life. No yoga experience necessary. Four-week class begins Monday and is held Mondays, 7-8:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd. Cost is $144. Call (509) 455-5931.

Baby Care – Course focuses on learning hands-on care of infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting a new baby. Next Tuesday, 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 affected by diabetes. Free and open to the public. Nov. 3, 6-7:30 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 for more information.

Quit and Win Tobacco Program – Free program offers classes twice a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Nov. 9, 6-7 p.m. at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

Varicose Vein Seminar at Rockwood – Free presentation will cover the prevention, causes and new treatments for varicose veins as well as how to look and feel better. Nov. 13, 6:30 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., second floor conference room. Call (509) 342-3751 or e-mail for more information.


Free Wellness Class – Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op, class covers how stress can affect the immune and digestive systems, sleep patterns and blood sugar levels. Thursday, 7 p.m. at the 1912 Center’s Fiske Room, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. Call (208) 882-8537 for more information.

Red Cross First Aid – Learn skills to provide care and minimize the consequences of injury until help arrives, to include sudden illness and bleeding. Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. (509) 326-3330, Ext. 215 to register.

Understanding Cancer: Colorectal – Covers local resources and treatment options. Thursday, 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.

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. Cost is $30. Saturday, 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. 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.

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 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.

Curves Exercise Facility – In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Curves is waiving the service/sign-up fee for new members. Located at 164 S. Washington St. Call (509) 456-6050 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 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, or visit www.spokanejingle for more information.

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