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Test Drive the New Surgical Robot – An opportunity to “test drive” the new surgical robot at Deaconess Hospital. A free family event with refreshments and a “name the robot” coloring contest. Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. For more information or reservations, please call (509) 473-7050 or email

DIY Skin Care Basics – This class with Monique Kovalenko will teach you how to create a new skin care routine using home ingredients. You will make deodorant and face toner in class and take home recipes. Bring a jar with you for transporting the toner (4 ounce minimum) Bottles are also available for purchase. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at $25.

Life Line Screenings – Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as the blockage or hardening of the arteries, irregular heart rhythm, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To assess the risk of osteoporosis, bone density screenings will be available as well. The five screenings offered will take 60-90 minutes to complete. May 9, Hilton Garden Inn, Spokane Airport, 9015 Sunset Highway. $159. Registration is required. For more information or to register for an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit


Hip and Knee Pain - Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists will present a seminar on the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. Today, 6 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For more information and to register, call (509) 473-5672, email, or visit


2013 Regional Food Economy Conference - The theme for this year’s conference is “Our Food, Our Economy, Our Health.” The keynote speaker, Ken Meter, is an expert on enhancing regional food systems. Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $35/includes lunch and parking. For more information or to register visit

ASL Movie Night – ASL Films presents “Slot: Steep Slot, Steeper Risk.” There will also be raffles and game prizes. Benefits the North Idaho Deaf Club. Saturday, 2 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Shrine Building, 1250 W. Lancaster Road, Hayden, Idaho. $11/movie; $15/dinner and movie. For ticket information, contact Tickets will be available at the door. For more information, visit

Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present two educational programs for living with Alzheimer’s. One class is designed for a newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer’s and the other class is designed for their care partners. The classes will be offered in three parts on Monday, April 24 and 26, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. The classes are free and open to the public. Reserve a spot at (509) 473-3390 or (208) 666-2996.

Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class series designed for those who are at risk for or who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. All participants will receive a free testing meter. A support partner may attend for free. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course, participants must pay in full. Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, or in Davenport, Wash., at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St. $30. To register and for more information, visit

Hip and Knee Pain – Join the physicians of Rockwood Sports Medicine for a seminar on the causes and treatment of hip and knee pain. The event is free and refreshments will be provided. April 25, 11:30 a.m., Orchard Crest Retirement Community, 222 S. Evergreen Road. Reservations are requested by April 23. For more information and to register, call (509) 473-5672, email, or visit

Pilgrim’s Market Health Presentations – From 6:30-7 p.m., Neil Levin will present “Protecting Your Health Freedom,” a discussion on the challenges that threaten your ability to access a health professional of your choice and to freely purchase natural products. A presentation about the nutrients necessary to maintain a strong heart, blood vessel wall integrity, natural blood pressure control, and effective peripheral circulation will follow from 7 to 8 p.m. Levin is a board-certified clinical nutritionist. April 25, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. To register, call (208) 676-9730 or visit

Visualize A World Without ALS – The ALS Association Evergreen Chapter invites families who have been affected by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, to its fourth annual luncheon. Leslie Lowe will host the event and speakers will include Jennifer Cowper and Mike Gleason. April 26, noon-1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. For more information and to reserve your seat, visit the Evergreen Chapter’s website at or call (509) 863-4321.

Healthy Living Fair – The Coeur d’Alene Holistic Chamber of Commerce presents a day of informative speakers, exhibitors, products and services to energize your health and well-being. Features keynote speaker Todd Schlapfer. Free admission. May 4, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Kootenai County Fairgrounds, Coeur d’Alene. For details visit

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. Call (509) 474-5490 for information.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health meets Mondays, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Lunch is served at noon for $8. For more information call (208) 773-4909 or email

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Providence Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.


Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Multiple class passes available for a discounted rate. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

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