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PurpleLight Vigil – Sunday, 7:30 p.m. One of 50 planned across the country, the free vigil will honor those who’ve been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. To register, go to purplelight.org. Kootenai County Administrative Building, 451 Government Way, Coeur d’Alene.

Colfax Library Blood Drive – Today, 2:30-5:30 p.m., at 102 S. Main St., Colfax. All donors will receive a summer T-shirt. Appointments should be made by calling (509) 397-4366 or visiting www.inbcsaves.org. Walk-ins accepted on a first-come, first-served basis with photo ID required. Call (800) 423-0151 for eligibility criteria.

The Providence Mammography Coach – At 2509 E. 29th Ave., on Oct. 1 from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.; at 1441 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, on Oct. 31 from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; and at 10100 N. Newport Highway on Oct. 31 from 1-4 p.m. Call (509) 474-2400 or (877) 474-2400 to schedule a mammogram.

Maximize Your Fat Loss – Free open forum features experts from Pilgrim’s Market who will answer weight-loss questions. Participants learn about what foods to eat or to avoid, what may be holding them back physically, how inflammation could be limiting you, the role of hormone imbalance in weight gain, the psychological component and much more. Oct. 2, 6:30 p.m., at the Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 667-1865 or visit www.kroccda.org/ athleticprograms.html or email info@kroccda.org for more information.

Quit for Good: A Tobacco 

Cessation Program - Four-week program to help make quitting easier. Free; participants who attend all sessions receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. Wednesdays, Oct. 3-24, 6-7 p.m., at Holy Family Health Education Center, Room 4, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Visit www.cherspokane.org to register and for more information.


Robotic Prostate Surgical Options – Free presentation on prostate cancer covers symptoms, surgical procedures, tips on prevention and options for those diagnosed, including robotic surgery. Today, 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 phcpublicrelations@ providence.org.


First Annual 2012 Wellness and Beauty Expo – Presented by Stubborn Girl Productions. Three-day event runs Friday through Sunday, at the former Albertson’s building at 10 N. Pines Ave., Spokane Valley, and features free health checks, $3 min-spa treatments, demonstrations, healthy concessions, and prizes. Admission is $7 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Donate two cans of food to Second Harvest at the door for a $2 discount. Visit www.wellnessandbeauty expo.com for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

Reiki Levels I and II Weekend Intensive - Class to help improve your overall well-being. Cost is $350, includes weekend and follow up Reiki Share/Reiki Circles. Saturday, 9 a.m., at Compass Rose Holistic Healing, 9803 E. Sprague Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9803, visit www.changeyour compass.com, or email changeyourcompass@ yahoo.com 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. Saturday, 10 a.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Suggested donation is $49. Call (509) 483-6495, email nwhite@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/soul_ collage_flyer.html for more information.

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. Cost is $350 ($260 for people new to Yarrow) and includes unlimited hot yoga (for the duration of the program) and all necessary materials. Email info@yarrowyoga.com or visit www.yoga-rhea.com for more information.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training: “The Foundations of Assisting” – Open to all yoga teachers seeking to increase their knowledge, skill and practice of assisting individuals in their classes. Oct. 6-Dec. 9, Saturdays, noon-2:30 p.m., and Sundays, noon-3 p.m., at Yarrow Hot Yoga and Wellness Studio, 412 W. Boone Ave. Cost is $750, includes most materials. Email info@yarrowyoga.com or visit www.yoga-rhea.com for more information.

Aging is Not For Sissies – Open to women age 55 and older. A day of sharing and learning together. Participants are encouraged to bring their personal journal, if they have one. Suggested donation of $39 includes materials and coffee and tea. 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 www.sjfconline.org or email pnovak@sjfconline.org 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. One of the key interventions will be learning to use a memory notebook, but participants will also work on stress reduction techniques, communication skills, problem solving and a range of other topics related to healthy living and the aging process. Call (509) 335-4033 ext. 1 for more information.

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