A Day Without a Community Health Center – To illustrate the important role community health centers such as CHAS play in the Inland Northwest, over 200 CHAS employees, providers, patients and community members will gather at CHAS Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave., on Wednesday, at 8 a.m. Free and open to the public. Visit www.chas.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Free HIV Testing – In recognition of the 23rd anniversary of World AIDS Day, Panhandle Health District is offering free HIV testing by appointment Thursday-Friday, at PHD Hayden, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, (208) 415-5270; Thursday, at PHD St. Maries, 137 N. Eighth St., St. Maries, (208) 245-4556; Thursday-Friday, at PHD Sandpoint, 1020 Michigan St., Sandpoint, (208) 263-5159; Thursday, at PHD Bonners Ferry, 7402 N. Caribou St., Bonners Ferry, Idaho, (208) 267-5558; and Monday, at PHD Kellogg, 114 Riverside Ave., Kellogg, (208) 786-7474. Test available for ages 13 to 64. North Idaho AIDS Coalition is offering free HIV testing Thursday 10 a.m.-1 p.m., at North Idaho College, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene; (208) 665-1448.
Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter presents “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s and what to do if you or someone you know has signs of the disease. Free and open to the public. No reservations required. Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 266, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Inland Northwest Blood Center University of Idaho Blood Drive – Dec. 6, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on the second floor of the Teaching and Learning Center on the west side of the Commons Building, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Potential donors can sign up online at www.inbcsaves.org (sponsor code: uoficommons). Free donor T-shirts will be available while supplies last. Call (800) 423-0151 for more information.
Heartsaver CPR/First Aid and AED – Course covers adult and child CPR, AED and choking. Participants must pass a skills test for certification. Certification is valid for two years. Dec. 16, 8 a.m.-noon, at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $45, suggested card and manual is $25. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
Baby Care – Hands-on course developed to help parents through the first year of parenthood focuses on the care of infants, diapering, comforting, safety issues, feeding and infant massage. Dec. 20, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.
Pre-New Year’s Resolution Kick-Start Workout Workshop – Stay energized for a happy, healthy holiday season and get a jumpstart on your New Year’s resolution. Classes begin with a 30-minute nutrition workshop followed by a 30-minute full-body workout. Topics include Healthier Holiday Cooking 101, Mindful Eating and Tricks at the Holiday Buffet. One private 15-minute session is included. Three-week Tuesday session of classes begins today, and is held 2:30-3:30 p.m.; three-week Wednesday session begins this week, and is held 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost: $39 for each session. Held at Rockwood South Hill, Wellness Exercise Room, 2903 E. 25th Ave. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information and to register.
Fitness Mini-Sessions – Fitness Nutrition: Tuesdays, beginning today, 2:30 p.m., at Rockwood South Hill, 2903 E. 25th Ave. $39. Abs Core Xpress: Tuesdays, beginning today, 6:30 p.m., at Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St. $7. Boot Camp: Tuesdays, beginning today, 7 p.m., at Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St. $12. Zumba: Tuesdays, beginning today, 6:15 p.m., at Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $18. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Fitness Mini-Sessions – Fitness Nutrition: Wednesdays, beginning this week, 5:45 p.m., at Rockwood South Hill, 2903 E. 25th Ave. $39. Body Synergy: Wednesdays, beginning this week, 6 p.m., at Wilson Elementary School, 911 W. 25th Ave. $15. Abs Core Xpress: Thursdays, beginning this week, 6:30 p.m., at Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St. $7. Boot Camp: Thursdays, beginning this week, 7 p.m. at Finch Elementary School, 3717 N. Milton St. $12. Zumba: Thursdays, beginning this week, 5:45 p.m. at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church, 1926 W. Chelan Ave., or 6:15 p.m. at Sons of Norway, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. $18 for each class. Zumba: Wednesdays, beginning Dec. 7, 5:45 p.m., at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. $18. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
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