Spokane Parks and Recreation Classes – Pilates Yoga Blend: For ages 16 and older. Improves strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Participants should bring their own mats. 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, today through May 25, and Thursdays, April 8-May 27, at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Cost is $36. Pilates Small Equipment for All: For ages 16 and older. Core strengthening with a Dynaband, Magic Circle, Foam Roller, Toning and Stability Ball, as well as an introduction to the Pilates Reformer. All equipment provided except Magic Circle. Participants encouraged to bring Magic Circle and should bring their own mat. 4:45-5:45 p.m. on Mondays, April 12-May 3, and Wednesdays, April 14-May 5, at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Cost is $26. Pilates for Beginners: For ages 16 and older. An introductory class provides step-by-step instruction of Pilates strength-building techniques and mind-body connection. Participants should bring their own mat. 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 13-29, at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Cost is $34. Capoeira Fun and Fitness for Kids: For ages 4-10. Children learn this Afro-Brazilian art form that contains elements of dance, music, acrobatics and martial arts. Improves strength, balance, rhythm and conditioning. 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Mondays, April 12-May 5, and Thursdays, April 15-May 6, at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Cost is $30. No registration required. To register, call (509) 625-6200, e-mail to email@example.com or visit www.spokaneparks.org.
Loving Your Family – Feeding Their Future – The University of Idaho Extension Nutrition Program is offering free weekly classes, Tuesdays in April, at 1 p.m. at Kootenai County Extension Office, 1808 N. Third St., Coeur d’Alene. Classes, taught by extension nutrition advisers, are offered to recipients of food stamps or other health and welfare programs or school free lunch programs. (208) 446-1680.
Baby-sitting Basics – For ages 10-15. Class covers topics such as: how to care for infants, toddlers and older children, CPR and first aid, disciplining, safety and business basics. Students receive a baby-sitting handbook, a bag to decorate and a certificate of completion. Cost is $40. April 10, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. To register, visit www.cherspokane.org.
Roybal Chiropractic Patient Appreciation Week – During the week of April 12-16, Roybal Chiropractic, 1203 W. Francis Ave., will be donating $35 from every new patient consultation/examination to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. (509) 328-7575; www.roybalchiro.com.
Zumba Fitness – Six-week class combines Latin and international rhythms with aerobic moves. Mondays, April 12-May 24 (no class May 3), 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $25. To register, call (609) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org.
Body Synergy – Class combines cardio, strength, tone and stability to condition the entire body. Mondays and Wednesdays, April 12-May 26 (no class May 3), 6-7 p.m. at Wilson Elementary School, 911 W. 25th Ave. Cost is $59. To register, call (609) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org.
National Alliance on Mental Illness Education Hour – Presented by NAMI Coeur d’Alene. Featured guest speaker Dr. Marie Parkman will speak about mental health disability. Support groups will be available following the presentation. Free. April 13, 7 p.m., at Kootenai Medical Center Health Resource Building, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. (208) 664-3095, Ext. 322
Free Child Car Seat Check – Sponsored by Kootenai Medical Center. April 19, 1-4 p.m., in the Panhandle Health District parking lot, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, Idaho. First come, first served. Limited number of new car seats available to those who qualify for minimum $5 donation. (208) 666-2355.
Darkness to Light: Stewards of Children – Sponsored by Kootenai Medical Center. April 19, 6-9 p.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Registration is required by calling (208) 666-2030 or at www.kootenaihealth.org.
Be Smoke Free in Seven Weeks – Seven-week program offered Tuesdays, beginning today, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $50 ($25 refundable upon completion of program). (208) 666-2893
North Idaho College Spring Series On Health Topics : Current and Future Approaches to Nutrition and Cancer Prevention – Today, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presentation covers the role of diet in preventing cancer. Sleep Apnea – April 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presentation on the causes, consequences and cures for sleep apnea. “What Makes Bubonic Plague So Deadly: New Insights from Genomic Studies” – April 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Presentation covers the agent of plague and three recorded pandemics. All presentations are free and open to the public at North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-3495
Pilgrim’s Natural Market Events – The Power of Proper Breathing: Techniques and Tips: Wednesday and April 21, 6-7 p.m. Cost is $10. Provides adults and children with breathing techniques for handling stress and anger, learning to fall asleep, and more. Crucial Steps for Your Last Eight Weeks Before Ironman Coeur d’ Alene Triathlon: Thursday, 6 p.m. Cost is complimentary. One hour lecture by triathlon coach Ben Greenfield covers how to prepare for success during the final eight weeks before the Ironman, including nutrition, training and lifestyle management. Question and answer session will be provided. Happy Healing, Natural Tools to Overcome Stress, Anxiety, Depression and Abuse Issues: Saturday, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fee is complimentary. Miniworkshop will teach the skills for overcoming challenging emotional issues naturally as an alternative to taking antidepressant medication, and the power of laughter and tears to bring about healing and inner peace. For more information, visit www.kari-joys.com. Spring Clean Your Health: Detoxify: April 15, 6-7:30 p.m., and April 16, 12:30-2 p.m. Cost is complimentary. In traditional Chinese medicine, spring is the Wood season represented by the energy of the liver. Keeping the liver functioning smoothly is key to health and metabolism, and coping with stress. Presentation covers nutrition, lifestyle and exercise tips. The Chiropractic Solution for Headaches: April 20, 11 a.m.-noon, and April 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Fee is complimentary. Informative session will reveal some of the most common and most commonly overlooked causes of headaches. Food Matters “Let Food be thy Medicine”: Documentary sets about uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide ‘Sickness Industry’ and exposes how a growing body of scientific evidence proving that dietary and nutritional therapy can be more effective and economical, less harmful and invasive than most conventional treatments. April 25, 5:30-7. All events are at Pilgrim’s Natural Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.