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Sat., Feb. 25, 2012

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Stretch and Flex Class – One-hour class combines body conditioning, light cardio, Pilates, yoga and basic stretching. Focuses on body awareness, flexibility, range of motion, core strength, balance, and stability while improving overall muscle tone. Five-week session is held Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 28-March 29, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Millwood Community Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. $49; drop-ins are welcome for $7. Call (509) 270-0053 or email for more information.

Making Art From Grief – Katherine Malmo, author of “Who in This Room: The Realities of Cancer, Fish and Demolition,” is offering a book signing at 1 p.m. March 3 and a workshop from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 4 at 811 W. Garland Ave. Cost is $20 for workshop, includes book. Workshop focuses on journaling as a way to emotionally heal from life altering experiences. For beginning students. Participants should bring paper and pen. Preregistration is required by today. Call (509) 325-1500, visit or email to register and for more information.

Prepared Childbirth – Six-week course covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Held Mondays, March 5-April 9, 7-9 p.m., at Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. $60 per couple. Call (509) 473-5446 or email for more information.

Nutrition Consultation with a Dietitian – Spend 15-20 minutes with a registered dietitian. Bring questions about food or nutrition or a recipe that you would like to make healthier. For specific questions about your diet, it is recommended to bring a food diary (two days minimum). An additional family member is also welcome. March 5, 6, or 8, appointments are available every half hour between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Held at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free, due to a grant from Susan G. Koman for the Cure. Visit to register and for more information.

Inland Northwest Blood Center University of Idaho Blood Drive - March 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. Call (800) 423-0151 for more information.

Autism Spectrum Disorder – Course provides information about ASD as well as research-based strategies for instruction, interactions, and development. Covers how to identify features and challenges of autism spectrum disorder; practical and effective practices to help address communication, social, behavioral and cognitive challenges; and current approaches for working with individuals on the autism spectrum, the research behind them, and their practical applications in the classroom environment. March 10, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Holy Names Music Center, 3910 W. Custer Drive. $20. Call (509) 326-9516 for more information.


Breast Cancer Survivorship - The Breast Cancer Introduction Course is a series of classes that focus on breast cancer prevention, education, and survivorship support. Open to anyone interested in learning more about breast cancer, prevention, prevention of recurrence, or support during treatment. Series is funded by Susan G. Koman for the Cure and coordinated by Cancer Care Northwest Foundation. Today, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. $20. Held at Sacred Heart Medical Building, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Visit to register and for more information.

Is Chocolate Really Good for You? How to Keep Your Heart Healthy - Presentation covers ways to keep your heart healthy. Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Leap into the New Year with Good Health – Fairwood Village celebrates healthy lifestyles with this event featuring 20 Health and Wellness booths, demos, giveaways and prizes, healthy snacks and community tours. Wednesday, 12:30-2 p.m., at Fairwood Retirement Village, 312 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 467-2365 or visit for more information.

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings – Spokane Valley Good Samaritan Village, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Greenacres, is hosting Life Line Screening on March 10. Screenings identify personal cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered. Packages start at $159. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit Preregistration is required.


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