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Tue., Feb. 22, 2011

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Free Dyslexia Presentation – Hosted by Lighthouse Christian Academy and Coeur d’Alene Church of the Nazarene. Meet leading dyslexia expert Susan Barton at a free presentation on the symptoms and solutions of dyslexia. March 4, 6-9 p.m., at Coeur d’ Alene Church of the Nazarene, 4000 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Register online at Call (208) 691-0280 for more information.

Chronic Pain Management – Course will review evidence-based guidelines for assessment and management of acute and chronic pain, discuss non-pharmacological treatment options, state approaches to monitoring treatment response, managing adverse effects and optimizing outcomes in pain patients and apply strategies for pain management in patients with risk factors for substance abuse or a current or past history of substance abuse. Feb. 23, 6-8:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15. Register at

Understanding Your Medications – Free one-on-one medication reviews with Washington State University student pharmacists and faculty to examine your medication results. Thursday, 9 a.m.-noon, at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at

Screening – Know Your Healthy Numbers – Screening provides instant results to show you if you are at an increased risk for heart attack, stroke, cancers, diabetes, and other chronic health conditions. Screenings include full lipid panel cholesterol test, blood pressure, blood glucose, body mass index and body fat percentage. An eight-hour fast is required prior to the test. Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon, at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital’s auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $20. Register at


Southside Aging Well Classes – The Chakras: The Wheels of Life: Dr. Charles Lightwalker will discuss how chakras are classified as healing centers, power centers, and part of the healing practices of many traditions. Tuesday, 10 a.m.-noon. Cost is $12. Classes are held at 3151 E. 27th Ave. Call (509) 535-0803 for more information.


Free Wellness Classes – Sponsored by the Moscow Food Co-op. Topic is Natural Family Planning. Wednesday or Friday, at 7 p.m., at the Co-op Annex directly across Fifth Street from the Co-op parking lot, 121 E. Fifth St. Taught by Stan and Kara Gotshall. Call (208) 310-1805 or visit for more information.

Kidney Disease Education Class – Free seminar to inform at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and treatments. Thursday, 11 a.m., at Fresenius Medical Care North Pines, 1017 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley. Call (877) 867-7543 or visit for more information.

NFL Fit Camp – For ages 16 and older. Hosted by Spokane Shock player Ben Brown, this series of unique classes uses the same training techniques as the pros and can be modified for all fitness levels. Held Thursdays, Feb. 24-March 31, 6-7:30 p.m., at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $44. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Zumba Fitness – For ages 16 and older. Zumba classes feature interval training where fast and slow rhythms are combined to tone and sculpt your body. Designed for all ages and shapes. No dance experience necessary. Thursdays, Feb. 24-March 31, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Glover Middle School, 2404 W. Longfellow Ave. Cost is $34. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Discovering and Empowering Your Dream with Mary Morrissey – Workshop is March 12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Cost is $107, includes lunch. Visit for more information.

Meditations for Heart and Mind: Deepening Presence – Learn the ancient practices of mindfulness, loving-kindness, forgiveness and compassion to calm the mind and open the heart. Each evening includes guided 30-minute meditation, dharma talk with time for discussion. Wednesdays, through March 2, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, Chapel in admin building, 1016 N. Superior St. Suggested donation is $10-$12. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit to register and for more information.

Flu Vaccines at Spokane Regional Health District – Clinic appointments for adults and children six months and older are available by calling (509) 324-1600. The clinic is at 1101 W. College Ave. Call (509) 324-1643 or visit for more information.

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