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Friday, March 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Rathdrum Lions Club Health Fair – Free health services for men, women and children. Walk-in services include: osteoporosis screening; diabetic screening; blood pressure; sight and hearing testing for everyone. Free mammograms and pap checks are available by appointment by calling (208) 262-9471. Today, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., at Lakeland High School, 7006 W. Highway 53, Rathdrum. Admission is free. Call (208) 262-9471 or email

Pre-diabetes – Two-part class series for people or friends of people who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants receive a free testing meter. July 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and July 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Cost is $30, includes a support partner. Visit to register.

“What is Shamanism?” – Class covers different types of shamanism and shamanic core teachings. Taught by four local shamanic practitioners, each sharing their own experiences and teachings from various shamanic disciplines. July 16, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Participants should bring a blanket to lie on, towel or mask for covering the eyes, pictures of their animals (living or deceased) and a journal. Call (509) 276-4028, visit or email for more information.


How to Start Training for Ironman – Seminar by triathlon coach Ben Greenfield on training intelligently for Ironman includes nutrition, training and lifestyle, key factors necessary for success. Seminar also includes a question-and-answer session. Today, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Think Your Drink! – Spend time with a registered dietitian exploring topics such as the health ramifications of flavored, low-calorie drinks; vitamin supplemented water; how the cost of these products compares to other sources of nutrition; and what is going on with weight and diet sweeteners. Today, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 1, 711 S. Cowley St. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Summer Exercise Classes for Seniors – Aerobics: Improve cardiovascular endurance, muscle tone, flexibility and overall sense of well-being. Exercise levels vary. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 18, 9-10 a.m., at Hillyard Senior Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Cost is $19. Also held Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 11, 10-11 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park. Cost is $15. Gentle Exercise: For seniors with some physical limitations. Class includes a gentle aerobic segment and strength, stretching and range of motion training from a standing position. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 11, 11 a.m.-noon, at Park Heights Baptist Church, 5101 S. Freya St. Cost is $17. Zumba: Combine Latin and international rhythms such as salsa and cha-cha to get your body energized and in shape. All shapes, sizes and levels are welcome. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Aug. 18, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Garland Avenue Alliance Church, 2011 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $19. Also Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 5-Aug. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Hillyard Senior Center. Cost is $17. Nia: Class uses movements from dance, martial arts and healing arts to create an effective, safe and expressive class. Experience the benefits of cardiovascular conditioning, muscle strengthening and increased flexibility. Adaptable for every body. Participants should bring a mat and water bottle. Class may be performed barefoot. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 5-Aug. 11, 9-10 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive, Building 5. Cost is $15. Call (509) 279-6027 or visit for more information.


Beyond Baby-sitting Basics Day Camp – Youth ages 11 to 15 create a marketing flier, put together a bag of activities to take with them on babysitting jobs, learn cooking basics, become certified in first aid and CPR, and explore what it really means to be a baby sitter. Two-day camp is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. on Wednesday-Thursday, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 1, 711 S. Cowley St. Baby-sitting Basics is a prerequisite for this course. Cost is free. Visit to register and for more information.

Sensational Beginnings – Course designed to help new parents and caregivers communicate with babies and understand the cues they are sending. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $15. Visit to register and for more information.

The Miracle of Greens – Learn how greens and wild edibles can transform the way you feel while simultaneously pleasing your taste buds. Green lecture and smoothie demonstration will include smoothie samples, recipes and informational handouts. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost of $10 includes recipes, smoothie samples and handouts. Call (208) 676-9730.

Hypnotherapy Workshops - Accessing Your Inner Guidance: Explore your inner resources, ask advice from your inner guide, gain support from your inner healer and understand yourself better through your inner mate. Thursday, 6-9 p.m., at 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $48. Abundance Now: Discover what may be holding you back from achieving your goals for prosperity and abundance. Two-day workshop is July 14-15, 6-9 p.m. at 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $78. Reservations are requested for each class. Call (509) 270-3161 or (509) 688-7701 to reserve a spot and for more information.

Kidney Disease Education Class – Fresenius Medical Care Northpoint will offer its Treatment Options Program today, 4-5 p.m. Seminar informs at-risk patients and their families about chronic kidney disease and treatments. Sessions are open to the public and are free. Full schedule is available at Class will be at 9651 N. Nevada St. Call (877) 867-7543.

Senior Circle Event: “Foot and Ankle Questions and Answers” - Open to anyone age 50 and older. Wednesday, 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.

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. Cost is $60 for all three (spring, summer and fall) medicine classes. 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.

Vacation With God – July 10-16, 7 p.m.-midnight, at the Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Daily presentations assist participants in opening their heart to God’s presence. Event offers healthy food, the option for gentle movement meditations, and expressive arts. Spiritual direction available upon request. Suggested donation is $400, fee assistance is available. RSVP is required by June 30. Call (509) 483-6495 ext. 133 to RSVP or visit 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.

Barefoot Running – Learn how barefoot running can help you run lighter, faster and more injury-free. Whether you’re in Vibram FiveFingers, barefoot, or a complete tenderfoot, this clinic will help you become a better runner with effortless form. Free and open to the public. Space is limited, reservations are requested. July 28, 7 p.m., at REI, 1125 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 328-9900, visit or email for more information.

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