March 2, 2010 in Features

Health bulletin board


New listings

Meditation Class – Learn mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Held Wednesdays in March, 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $10-12 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit for more information.

Yoga Mat and Chair for Seniors – For ages 50 and older. Gain strength, flexibility, balance and confidence in this easy-to-follow yoga class, perfect for beginners of any age or physical condition. Five-week class is held Mondays and Wednesdays, March 8-April 14, 10-11 a.m. at Woman’s Club of Spokane, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $45. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit for more information.

Baby Care – Course focuses on learning hands-on care of infants, safety issues, feeding and comforting of a new baby. Cost is $25 per person. March 16, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Pilates for Every Body – Class intended to strengthen your core muscles, improving body condition, flexibility and posture. Six-week class begins March 16 and is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6-7 p.m. at Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., and at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Cost is $54. Visit or call (509) 625-6200 to register and for more information.

CPR/First Aid Recertification – March 18, 2-5 p.m. at ABC Office, 12310 E. Mirabeau Parkway, Suite 100, Spokane Valley. Cost is $45. Visit for more information.


Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED plus Infant CPR – Participants learn to care for respiratory or cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Topics include choking, rescue breaths, chest compression and operation of an AED. Participants receive a laminated reference skills card, workbook and CPR/AED certification card valid for one year. Two-part class is March 29 and 31, 6-10 p.m. Regular classes are this Wednesday, and March 13 and 18, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $67 per class. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209, or visit

“Smiles” Teeth Whitening Fundraiser – Community members can have their teeth whitened at participating dentists any time until March 31 for $99. Proceeds will benefit the Spokane Guilds’ School Foundation, ensuring that infants and toddlers with disabilities in Spokane County receive early intervention services, regardless of ability to pay. Call (509) 729-3798 for a referral to one of the participating dentists.

Stretch and Flex Classes – Five-week session is held Mondays in March, and combines Pilates, yoga, body conditioning, light cardio and basic stretching. For all ages and levels. Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9-10 a.m. at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Cost is $45 for 15 classes. Drop-ins are welcome for $5. (509) 927-8187 or (509) 924-2350.

Sensational Beginnings – Course designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with their baby and understand the messages they are sending. Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Center, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost: $15. Visit

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