March 17, 2012 in Washington Voices

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St. Luke’s Craft Fair – A variety of handmade items such as woodwork, jewelry and hand-sewn items will be for sale. Proceeds benefit local Children’s Miracle Network. Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Free parking available. Call Paula Jones at (509) 473-6089 for more information on becoming a vendor. Call Laura Cochran at (509) 232-8133 or email for more information.

Complimentary Ironman Coeur d’Alene Workshop: 12 Weeks To Race Day – Triathlon coach and Ironman athlete Ben Greenfield covers which workouts to do, which foods to eat, and how to prepare in the final 12 weeks leading into Ironman Coeur d’Alene. Also features a question and answer session. Saturday, 6-7 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit for more information.

Tai Chi – For adults of all ages. Held Mondays, March 26-May 21, 6:30-8 p.m., at Ferris High School, 3020 E. 37th Ave. Cost is $69. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information.

Tai Chi Chuan Continuing – Improve your skills in this advanced class for students with prior experience who want to complete the long form. Held Tuesdays, March 27-June 5, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205. Cost is $59. Call (509) 279-6027 for more information.

Natural Childbirth – Class for those planning on a nonmedicated birth. Taken after Prepared Childbirth or Prepared Childbirth-Extended, class covers additional labor positions, comfort measures and breathing techniques to use during labor. Cost: $25. Bring a blanket, pillow and water bottle. April 4, 6-8 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit to register and for more information.

Nepal Adventure – 15-day tour created for the deaf and hard of hearing. April 21-May 5. Cost is $2,650. Call (406) 261-2673 or email for more information on traveling to Nepal and call (406) 212-5958 or email for more information on traveling for the deaf and hard of hearing.

Good Grief – Light of Hope Workshop – Connie Jacobs Life Coaching presents the Good Grief – Light of Hope Workshop, which covers the many forms of grief and specific tools you can use to get through it. May 19, 11 a.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $25 per person, 50 percent discount for bringing a guest. Call (509) 850-2643, visit, or email for more information or to register.

Spokane Concentration Meditation Group – Buddhist meditation group meeting the first Sunday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, at Community Meditation Room, 35 W. Main Ave. Beginners welcome. Call (509) 263-7213, email, or visit Spokane-Concentration- Meditation- Group for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Zumba Classes – Classes are held Wednesdays, 5 p.m., or Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., at East Central Community Center gym, 500 S. Stone St. Drop-ins are $5. Call (509) 625-6693 for more information.


Child Birth Education Classes – Prenatal class is a free one-time class for those trying to conceive or in their first trimester. Class is held noon-1 p.m. the second Monday of each month and 5-6 p.m. the fourth Wednesday of each month. Reservations are requested. Free and open to the public. Held at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 789-1106 to register and 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. Held the first Tuesday or third Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit for more information.

Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost: $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8145 for information and registration.

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Caesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays or Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration 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.

“Parenting With Power, Persistence and Patience” – Held each Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 pm. at North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St. Classes are free, no registration is required. Topics include advocating for your child, building relationships, managing conflict, addressing adolescent high-risk behaviors and preventing adolescent substance abuse. Call (509) 354-7329 for more information.

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