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Nordic Walking for Fun – For ages 16 and older. Two-week class is held Wednesdays, Aug. 25 and Sept. 1, 6-8 p.m., at Webster Park, 3721 W. Lacrosse Ave., at the ‘J’ St. picnic tables. Cost is $31, and includes poles and instructor. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Heartsaver CPR and First Aid – Course covers adult CPR, child CPR (over age 1), AED and choking. Participants must pass a skills test for certification. Certification is valid for two years. Friday, 8 a.m.-noon at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $50. Visit to register and for more information.

Free Bone Health Seminar – Presentation by Jerry White, PT, is Monday, 6:30 p.m., at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Contact Mary at (509) 483-3502 or Karen at (509) 489-4473 for more information.

Radiology Technology Information Session – An information session guiding prospective students through the admissions process for the NIC radiography technology program. Aug. 31, 5 p.m., at North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 102, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 676-7132 for more information.

Baby Sign Language – Course teaches parents, grandparents and caregivers how to communicate with baby before he or she can talk. Course covers the history and benefits of signing, along with 50 useful signs to use at home with baby. Aug. 31, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25. Visit to register and for more information.

Adult Fitness – Boot Camp – For ages 16 and older. Classes combines variety of exercises, plyometrics, calisthenics and agility. Four-week session is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Sept. 1-27, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Kid Sports Indoor Facility, 416 N. Madelia St. Cost is $89. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Zumba Fitness – For ages 16 and older. 12-week class is held Thursdays, Sept. 1-Nov. 17, 7-8 p.m. at Kid Sports Indoor Facility, 416 N. Madelia St. Cost is $89. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Free Yoga Class for Veterans of Afghanistan and Iraq – Held Tuesdays, 11 a.m.-noon, beginning Sept. 7, at Jezreel Fitness, 321 W. Hastings Road. No experience required and disabilities welcome. Participants should bring veteran I.D. and a yoga mat (some mats are available). Contact Mary Beth at (509) 999-6520 or e-mail to register and for more information.

Zumba Fitness Party – Offered through East Central Neighborhood Wellness Association, workout combines international rhythms with aerobics exercise. No dance experience needed. Eight-week sessions are offered Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., Sept. 8-Oct. 27, or Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., Sept. 9-Oct. 28, at East Central Community Center’s gymnasium, 500 S. Stone St. Cost is $30 per eight-week session of $5 per drop-in. Scholarships are available. Call (509) 625-6693 or visit to register and for more information.

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

GriefShare Seminar Series – For those who have lost a loved one to find help understanding the grieving process. Series begins Sept. 12, 3 p.m. at Spokane Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 828 W. Spofford Ave. Call (509) 990-5875 for more information.

Volunteer Car Seat Safety Technician Training – Safe Kids Kootenai County is seeking volunteer car seat safety technicians. Certification course is held Sept. 22-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Kootenai County Fire Station 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. Candidates should be in good physical health and able to lift 25 pounds, stand up for up to four hours at a time and able to maneuver in and out of vehicles. For more information, contact Sarah Nielsen at or (208) 666-2511.

Summer Yoga Classes – Held Monday evenings, 5:30 p.m. Class starts at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene, with 45 minutes of modified warm-up yoga, followed by an hourlong guided kayak tour and ending with a restorative yoga class targeted to prevent muscle knots and tension. Cost is $5. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.


Hypnotherapy Smoking Cessation Workshop – Two-week session. Hypnotherapy addresses issues underlying smoking behavior. Held today and Aug. 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 – Saturday. 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 picnic at Riverstone Park in Coeur d’Alene and an awards ceremony and live entertainment, by the Kelly Hughes band, will follow the ride. 35-mile ride starts in Spokane Avista parking lot across from Mission Park at 9 a.m. 15-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.

AIDS Caregiver Kit Build – World Vision assemble medications and supplies for volunteers caring for people living with AIDS. Sept. 11, 10 a.m., at NorthTown Mall, 4750 N. Division St. Call (866) 776-5263, e-mail, or visit for more information.