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Impact of Alcohol and Other Drugs on Our Youth – Free presentation will feature speaker and educator Milton Creagh speaking on how alcohol and other drugs impact youth. Wednesday, 7 p.m., at University of Idaho’s Janssen Engineering Building, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow. Call (208) 883-2277, visit, or email for more information.

“Medicare…Part A, B, C, & D” – Free presentation and catered Italian dinner sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Sunday, at Good Samaritan Community Center, 17028 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley, dinner is at 6 p.m., presentation is 6:30-8 p.m. Free and open to the public. Call (509) 924-6161 or email jschmick@ for information.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – Presented by The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter. An overview of dementia, including information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease and treatment. Free and no reservations required. Nov. 2, 2-4 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.

Thriving Before, During and After Breast Cancer – Two-part series open to anyone interested in learning more about breast cancer, prevention, prevention of recurrence, or support during treatment. Clients of the Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program or Cancer Patient Care should contact CHER at (509) 232-8138 to receive a discount code. Nov. 3 and 17, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Building, Leahy Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Cost is $20 for each class. Visit to register and for more information.

Gluten Intolerance Group of Spokane – Meets the fourth Saturday of the month, 1:30 p.m., at the Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley. Visit www.gigspokane. or call (509) 535-7668 for more information.

“Promoting Excellence in Perinatal and Neonatal Care” Conference – Nov. 5 and 6, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at 2426 Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $99 for both days or $60 for either day. Visit to register and for more information.

Initial Assessment - Wellness Activities for Patients with Breast Cancer - 30-minute one-on-one discussions with a wellness coach who will provide participants with free or low-cost wellness and complementary therapies. Nov. 5, noon-2 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, Room 2B, 601 W. First Ave. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Breast Cancer Early Detection Screenings – Boundary Community Hospital, 6640 Kaniksu St., Bonners Ferry, is offering 25 percent off mammography screenings through Nov. 16. Call (208) 267-4851, email richelle.r or visit www.boundary for more information and to make an appointment.


Avoiding Toxins in Cosmetics - Learn how to spot toxic ingredients on labels. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is free with any Acure purchase. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Pilates/Yoga Blend – Mat-based class uses Pilates to strengthen the core and yoga to build strength and flexibility. Participants must be able to move from floor to standing poses with ease. Tuesdays, today-Dec. 11, or Thursdays, Oct. 25-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22), 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd.; and Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 12), or Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. Cost is $6 per drop-in; $46 for Thursday session; and $41 for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday session. Call (509) 294-1569, email fitness4allofus@, or visit www.fitness4all to register.


Managing Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia Naturally – Free lecture presented by Michael Murray covers how to manage stress, improve sleep quality, and control cortisol levels, naturally. Wednesday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit for more information.

Total Health and Weight Loss Series – Covers supplementation, nutrition, mindset, habits, workouts and diet. Includes valuable tools and recipes. Thursday: “Maximize Your Workout for Fat-Loss;” and Nov. 1: “Fat-Loss Nutrition Secrets.” Held 6:30-8 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Health and Wellness Fair – Presented by Community-Minded Enterprises, Spokane Calvary and Molina. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., at Spokane Calvary, 511 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 444-3066 or visit for more information.

Get Ready for Cold and Flu Season – Two-day interactive discovery of your immune system, using guided imagery and hypnosis. Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at Shared Transitions, 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $225, includes booklet and light snacks. Visit www.steppingstone or call (509) 326-5350 for more information and to register.

“Genetic Roulette: The Movie” – Documentary examines the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Yoga 4 Lunch – Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17, or Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 12:10-1 p.m., at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Cost is $6 per drop-in; $46 for Monday session; $41 for Wednesday session; and $75 for both Monday and Wednesday session. Call (509) 294-1569, email, or visit for more information and to register.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more. Retreats are: Oct. 26-28, Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit womens retreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.

The Providence Mammography Coach – The coach features state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and will be at 1441 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; and at 10100 N. Newport Highway from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Call (509) 474-2400 or (877) 474-2400 to schedule a mammogram.

“The Health Care Movie” – Event features film screening, a presentation about other health care systems and question-and-answer session. Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the great hall of St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. Call (509) 324-6464 or (509) 838-1809 for more information.

Health Care in Spokane, the Good News – Free community forum features T.R. Reid, correspondent and filmmaker for the Washington Post, NPR, and PBS and screenwriter/narrator of the PBS documentary special “U.S. Health Care: The Good News.” Reid will talk about his film and lead a panel discussing how to build a high-quality, efficient and cost-effective health care system. Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., at Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 359-6335.

Vibrational Yoga – Modernized method of yoga. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). Visit to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email for more information.

Zumba Classes – The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email, or visit 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.

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