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Passage Meditation Introductory Workshop – Introducing Sri Easwaran’s form of meditation. Classes consist of video instruction and discussion followed by a half-hour of meditation. Free; donations suggested. Five-week session is held Tuesdays, Aug. 28-Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. (509) 328-3829.


CPR – Friends and Family - Covers adult, child and infant CPR, and choking. Today, 6-8 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10. Visit to register.


Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Four-week program to help make quitting easier. Free; participants who attend four sessions receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. Wednesdays, Aug. 8-29, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit to register and for more information.

Initial Assessment – Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer – One-on-one discussions with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low-cost wellness and complementary therapies. 30-minute assessments will be Thursday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., or Aug. 21, 4-6 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, INHS Entrance, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Superfood Slimdown – Free lecture covers why superfoods lead to weight loss, slow down aging, fight free radicals, and more. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit for more information and to register.

Babysitting Basics - Course for youths age 10-15 to prepare them to be successful baby-sitters. Topics include: how to care for infants, toddlers and older children; CPR and first aid for infants and children; discipline issues; safety and business basics. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit to register and for more information.

Pre-Diabetes Class - Two-part class for those who have or are at risk for pre-diabetes, and their friends and family. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, and Aug. 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. Cost is $30, includes a support partner. Visit to register and for more information.

A Panel for the Ages – Free discussion on options available regarding senior health care. A panel-style seminar with a question and answer period. Aug. 15, 4 p.m., at Avalon Care Center at Northpointe, 9827 N. Nevada St. RSVP to Anthony Esposito by calling (509) 468-7000 or emailing

PREvent Dietitian Consults – For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of Type 2 diabetes. Half-hour meetings with registered dietitians will be held from noon-5 p.m. on Aug. 15 or 8 a.m.-noon on Aug. 29, at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Event is funded through Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Healthy Cooking Class - August’s class is “Shop Smart.” Aug. 16, 6:30-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Grieving in Plain Sight – National three-day event is Aug. 17-19 at Doubletree Hotel, 322 N. Spokane Falls Court. Workshops on working through grief, with a program aimed at the military community. Call (509) 879-2568, email, or visit www.grievinginplain for information.

Inland Northwest HOPE for Parkinson’s Conference – A national conference for those in the Parkinson’s community and others who want to learn more about this disease. The Spokane Tremble Clefs will perform and lunch will be provided. Cost is $20 before Aug. 17 or $25 after Aug. 17. Aug. 25, 9 a.m., at Northern Quest Resort, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Call (877) 980-7500, email or visit for information.

Healthy Living Workshops – Designed for those who have chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis, and high blood pressure. Program is designed to help patients gain self-confidence in their ability to control their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives. Cost is free, workbooks are available for $10 (reimbursed upon completion of the class). Mondays through Aug. 27, 1-3:30 p.m., at Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave. Call (509) 444-8200, visit, or email for more information.

Striders Summer Walking Program – Wednesdays through Aug. 22, 8-9 a.m. at various locations around Spokane and Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697 or Judy at (509) 892-1293.

Walker and Wheelchair Tuning – Event provides free tuneups on all walkers, wheelchairs and power scooters. Donations appreciated. Aug. 27, 1 p.m., at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Call (509) 327-1584, email administration@, or visit for more information.

Beyond Babysitting Basics Day Camp – For youth ages 11-15. Participants put together a bag full of activities to take with them on baby-sitting jobs, learn cooking basics, become certified in First Aid and CPR, and explore what it really means to be a baby sitter. Aug. 28 and 30, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $60. Visit to register.

Lifeline Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings – Packages start at $159. Registration is required. Sept. 6 at Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd., and Sept. 8 at VFW Post #1435, 212 S. David St., Spokane Valley. Call (877) 237-1287 or visit to register and for more information.

Soul Collage – Explore Your Inner Self and Nourish Your Soul – Participants learn how to create a personal deck of soul-tending cards using imagination, intuition and creativity. Sept. 29, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Suggested donation is $49. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit soul_collage_flyer.html for more information.

Washington State University Memory Problem Study Participants Sought – Psychology researchers at Washington State University are seeking people with memory problems and their spouses or other family members to participate in treatment and intervention groups in Eastern Washington. Call (509) 335-4033 ext. 1 for more information.


Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affects children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the effects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. First and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course covers prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Caesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, registration is required. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email to register and for more information.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., (509) 484-0340; and the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., (509) 484-0340. Visit la-leche-league-spokane for more information.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks/Lactation Counseling Services - For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@ or lloyddc1@ for details.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY to make an appointment.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 3 years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free. To register, call (509) 455-4986.

Cancer support

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 Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information. Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.