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Robotic Prostate Surgical Options – Free presentation on prostate cancer covers symptoms, surgical procedures, tips on prevention and options for those diagnosed. Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Refreshments provided. RSVP is requested by calling (509) 474-3081 or emailing

2012 Wellness and Beauty Expo – Presented by Stubborn Girl Productions. Three-day event runs Sept. 28-30, at the former Albertsons building at 10 N. Pines Road, Spokane Valley, and features free health checks, $3 min-spa treatments, demonstrations, healthy concessions, and prizes. Admission is $7 for adults, free for kids 11 and younger. Donate two cans of food to Second Harvest at the door for a $2 discount. Visit for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

40 Days to Personal Revolution – Participants practice yoga and explore meditation, dietary awareness, journaling and intention setting. Tuesdays, Oct. 2-Nov. 13, 6-7:15 p.m., at Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio, 412 W. Boone Ave. $350 ($260 for people new to Yarrow) and includes unlimited hot yoga (for the duration of the program) and all necessary materials. Email or visit for more information.

Aging is Not For Sissies – Open to women 55 and older. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal journal. Suggested donation is $39 per person, participants should bring a sack lunch. Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 to register and visit or email for more information.


Pilgrim’s Market Events – “The Healing Power of Herbs: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Times”: Free lecture is today, 6:30-8 p.m., and explores the common uses, history and folklore of therapeutic herbs and how they can help women’s health. “Balancing Hormones Naturally”: Free lecture Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., covers how balancing your hormones can help with fatigue, depression, headaches, loss of libido, skin conditions, sleep problems and weight gain. Events are at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 or visit for more information and to register.

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 Tuesdays through Sept. 25, 6-7:30 p.m., at Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Call (509) 328-3829 for more information.


Get Your Groove On Senior Classes – Gentle Exercise: Class includes a gentle aerobic segment, and strength, stretching and range of motion training from a standing or chair position. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Dec. 11, 3:15-4:15 p.m., at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $42. Aerobic Dance and Exercise: Class to help boost your metabolism, tone and strengthen your muscles, and improve your flexibility and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays, today-Dec. 6, 10:30-11:30 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, 218 E. Crawford Ave., Deer Park; and 8:30-9:30 a.m., or 12:45-1:30 p.m., at Cascade Mobile Home Park, 2311 W. 16th Ave. Cost is $42 for any session. Yoga: Class to help increase your body awareness, muscle strength, flexibility and balance; reduce stress; regain range of motion; and manage pain in the muscles, bones and joints through proper breathing. Tuesdays, today-Nov. 13, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, $26; or Wednesdays, through Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at CenterPlace, $26. Tai Chi: Class integrates body, mind, heart and spirit. Discover the multiple health benefits of this Oriental exercise. Tuesdays, today-Dec. 11, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, $26. Call (509) 279-6027, visit scontinuinged, or email to register and for more information.

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 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, 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.

Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Awareness Film Fundraiser – Event features guest speaker Anne Steinemann, refreshments, information and entertainment. Participants are asked to avoid scented laundry detergent, dryer sheets, cologne, and perfume to attend the event as scent-free as possible. Suggested donation is $25. Proceeds will go to the making of “Remember Me, life of an MCS Sufferer.” Wednesday, 6-10 p.m., at Spokane Community College, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 290-8924 for more information.

Healthy Cooking Class – September’s class is “Back to School” and covers easy to pack lunch ideas for kids and adults. Thursday, 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.

Sacred Contracts Weekend Intensive – Session 1 – Class leads students on a personal journey of healing and growth. Cost is $310, includes lecture, classroom support, materials, video, and between-session access to the Sacred Contracts Library. Friday, 9 a.m., at Compass Rose Holistic Healing, 9803 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9803, visit www.changeyour, or email changeyourcompass@ for more information.

Advanced Shamanic Soul Retrieval Class – Restore soul parts for increased health and wholeness. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., in Elk. Cost is $125. Call (509) 276-4028 or visit www.healing for more information.

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.

Derby Lite – Fitness classes utilizing roller derby drills and ideology in training. 12-week session begins Sept. 23 and is Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m., at Pattisons North Skate Rink, 11309 N. Mayfair St. Register online at using registration code 13B-092312. Email for more information.

Nia Dance Technique – Class offers creative expression through technical moves and freedance and uses body awareness to encourage safe movements. Monday/Wednesday class begins Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m., and Tuesday/Thursday class begins Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Classes are at Spokane Falls Community College, Dance Studio, Building 13, Room 104, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Visit, email or call (509) 279-6030 for pricing and more information.

Whole Foods – The Whole Story Presentation – Class looks at whole foods versus processed foods, what the advantages of a whole food diet are, and how to include more in your daily diet. Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. Visit for more information and to register.

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