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Baby Care – Course specifically developed to help parents through the first year of parenthood. Hands-on course focuses on the care of infants, diapering, comforting, safety issues, feeding and infant massage. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25. Visit to register.

Medicare Advantage Seminars – Informational seminars on Group Health’s Medicare Advantage plans. Today, 11 a.m., and Sept. 16, 10 a.m., at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave.; Sept. 10, 11 a.m., at South Hill Medical Center, 4102 S. Regal St., No. 101. Register online at Seminars.jhtml. Call (800) 446-8882 for more information.

Pre-Diabetes – Two-part class series is held today and next Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at CHER Diabetes Education Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. All participants receive a free testing meter. Cost is $30 per person. Visit to register and for more information.


Goddess Arts Academy Drop In Classes – Open to men and women of all ages and levels, no pre-enrollment is required. Tricks and Transitions Classes: Mondays through Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., focus on taking specific moves and learning to combine them and build basic choreographic sequences. Black Light Ladies Night Classes: Wednesdays through Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m., cardio-intensive class that focuses on dance moves, calisthenics, floor moves and transitions. Open Pole and Aerial Practice Workshops: held Thursdays through Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., allows students to take advantage of extra practice time on the pole or aerial silks. An instructor is available for spotting and assistance. Classes are held at 157 S. Howard St., suite 317. Call (509) 868-2168, e-mail or visit for prices.

Mindfulness Meditation Class – Evening of meditation, dharma talk and discussion with Dori Langevin to calm the mind and open the heart. Wednesday. Cost is $10-12. Held at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit

Moscow Food Co-Op’s Essential Living Class: “Downsizing and Upskilling – What Do You Need?” – Wednesday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the 1912 Center Fiske Room, 412 E. Third St., Moscow, Idaho. Free. Topics include: a basic overview of local, U.S., and world economy current events and patterns; how to downsize; valuable skills; resources, perspective and the value of community. E-mail for more information.

Free Sports Physicals for Students – Thursday, noon-4 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics, 9095 N. Hess St. Sponsored by Coeur d’Alene Pediatrics, Kootenai Health and Panhandle Health District. Exams performed on first come, first served basis, no registration is necessary. Students must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian and must bring their immunization records. Call (208) 772-8940 for more information.

Hypnotherapy Smoking Cessation Workshop – Two-week session utilizes hypnotherapy to support those who wish to stop smoking in an easy, natural and effortless way. Hypnotherapy addresses issues underlying smoking behavior. Held Aug. 24 and 31, 1-4 p.m., at the Corbin Senior Center, lower South room, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Open to any interested adult, offered by certified hypnotherapists. Cost is $88 and includes CDs. Call (509) 688-7701 or (509) 270-3161 to reserve a spot and for more information.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Purpleride – Aug. 28. First annual “Purpleride” is a 35-mile bike ride from Spokane to Coeur d’Alene along the Centennial Trail. All proceeds go to benefit the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. A summer picnic at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene and an awards ceremony and live entertainment by the Kelly Hughes band will follow the ride. Thirty-five-mile ride starts in Spokane Avista parking lot across from Mission Park at 9 a.m. Fifteen-mile ride leaves Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene at 10 a.m. Four-mile family ride leaves Riverstone Park at 11 a.m. Picnic is held noon-4 p.m., open to the public. Register for the ride and/or for the picnic at Contact for more information.

Volunteer Car Seat Safety Technician Training – Safe Kids Kootenai County is seeking recruits to complete this certification course and become volunteer car seat safety technicians. Course will be Sept. 22-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kootenai County Fire Station No. 3, 3820 E. 16th St., Post Falls. Cost is $75, and is refundable if you complete the course and subsequently volunteer at two Safe Kids Kootenai County car seat safety events. For more information, contact Sarah Nielsen at or (208) 666-2511.