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Tue., June 7, 2011


Breastfeeding Basics – Course designed to help mothers have their most successful breastfeeding experience. Participants learn about positions, solving common problems and returning to work or school. Cost is $25 and includes a support partner. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit to register and for more information.

Zumba – Latin and international rhythms to energize the body. All shapes and sizes are welcome. No dance experience necessary. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 14-Aug. 4, 6-7 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $70. Call (509) 279-6030 for more information.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day at Silverwood – June 18, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Cost is $30 for adults and $17 youth/seniors in advance, or $35 for adults and $19 youth/seniors at the gate. Meal tickets for the all-you-can-eat buffet are $11 for adults and $5 for youth/seniors and are good for one meal per person one time only. Contact the Eastern Washington Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing at (509) 328-9220 (v/tyy), (509) 315-2288 (vp), (509) 327-4622 (fax) or for more information.

Kidney Disease Education Class – Fresenius Medical Care Northpoint will offer its Treatment Options Program (TOPs) on June 28, 4-5 p.m. Class is a free seminar to inform at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and treatments. Sessions are open to the public. Full schedule is available at Held at 9651 N. Nevada St. Call (877) 867-7543 for more information.

Introduction to Herbal Medicine Making Workshop Series – Hands-on, beginner level class provides practical skills in herbal medicine making for a variety of applications. Summer Herbal Medicine Class: July 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Class covers St. John’s Wort and other herbs in season. Participants make tinctures and oils, pick edible salad flowers and make a simple skin salve. Cost is $25. Fall Herbal Medicine Class: Aug. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Class covers medicinal berries and remedies to carry us through winter colds and flu, including tinctures, cordials, lotions, and healing soups. Cost is $25 each session. All workshops are held at Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. Call (509) 368-9378, visit, or email for more information.

Camp Fun in The Sun – July 24-30. A camp for children living with diabetes. Nationally recognized by the American Camping Association. Campers have a chance to spend time with other children who also have diabetes while having fun learning to live with diabetes and balance their daily activities. Scholarships are available. Donations are also accepted to help send a child to camp. Visit to register and for more information.

Strides for Strong Bones – Aug. 20, 9 a.m. Men and women of all ages are invited to run or walk in the first annual three-mile Strides for Strong Bones race, designed to raise awareness for osteoporosis in our community. Held in Medical Lake. Call (206) 465-2585 or visit to for more information.

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Fourth Annual Power Women’s Summit – Learn about life and career enhancing opportunities. Event features workshops, a keynote speaker and a panel of women who have accomplished the unexpected. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $75 per person, includes continental breakfast and lunch. Call (509) 924-4994, visit or email for more information.

Senior Circle Events – Events are open to anyone age 50 and older. Technology for Independence: Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Lunch will be served. Foot and Ankle Questions and Answers: June 29, noon-1:30 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center. Lunch will be served. RSVP is required for either event by calling (509) 473-5639. Email wells@empirehealth.ogr or call (59) 473-5639 for more information.

Pre-Diabetes – Two-part class series. All participants receive a free testing meter. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and June 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Cost is $30 and includes a support person. Register online at

Living to 100 – Learn how to reverse aging, increase energy, prevent disease and maximize health. Complimentary exams and X-rays for guests as well as food and beverage will be offered. Cost is free. Space is limited, reservations are requested. Held Monday, 6:15 p.m., at 615 N. Sullivan Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 241-3088, visit or email

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or email


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