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Tue., April 23, 2013, midnight

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“HIV/AIDS: What’s Human Rights Got to do With It?” – Spokane Community College’s annual Conference on Human Rights focuses is April 30 and May 1. Bispasha Biswas, assistant professor of social work at Eastern Washington University, will give the conference keynote address at 8:30 a.m. April 30. Julie Zink, a sexually transmitted disease consultant with the Washington state Department of Health speaks at 9:30 a.m. SCC geography instructor Chris Kent will present “San Francisco in the ’80s and the History of the AIDS Memorial Quilt” at 10:30 a.m. A health forum is planned for 8 a.m.-noon May 1. In conjunction with the conference, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be displayed in the Lair Student Center both days. The event is free, co-sponsored by the Student Awareness League and Nursing Club. SCC, Building 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (509) 533-7185.

Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month. First class on May 1, 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 4. Register at

CPR – Class covers adult, child and infant CPR. Perfect for those wanting to know CPR, but do not need a certification card. May 7, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $10. Register at

Alternative Mother’s Day Celebration – This workshop will give you the opportunity to remember and honor your mother. Participants will be invited to tell the story of their mothers and learn coping skills for grief. May 11, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register at (509) 483-6495. Please RSVP by May 4. $20.

Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – This classes will offer a chance for prayer, bike riding and a discussion about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. May 11, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register at (509) 483-6495. Please RSVP by May 6. $25/suggested donation.

Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for or 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. May 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and June 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245, or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for more information, visit

2013 Pediatric Care Symposium – May 16-17. The keynote speaker for Thursday’s dinner will be Keith Georgeson, presenting, “Minimally Invasive Surgery: Better Management Trends or Optical Illusions?” 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Building, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. $35. Friday conference 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $75. Register for both events for $100. For more information or to register, please visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. May 17-19. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit retreatsforcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Baby-sitting Basics - This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful baby sitters. May 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at

Summer Games for Girls – A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays from July 25 to Aug. 29. Classes include: Early Girl Games, 5:30-6:30 a.m., available to all ages; Girl Games, 10-11 a.m., available to girls in grades four through seven; Older Girl Games, 9-10 a.m., available to ages 20-55; Oldest Girl Games, 8-9 a.m., available to ages 55 and older. For more information or to register for classes, please visit $20/six-week series.


Free Quit Tobacco Classes – Panhandle Health District will offer a four week series of tobacco cessation classes for adults in Shoshone and Kootenai counties. The classes in Shoshone County will be held Mondays starting April 22, noon-1 p.m., PHD Kellogg office, 114 W. Riverside Ave. The classes in Kootenai County will be held Tuesdays starting April 23, 6-7 p.m., PHD Hayden office, 8500 N. Atlas Road. The classes are free. To register please call (509) 415-5143.


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. Thursday, 11:30 a.m., Orchard Crest Retirement Community, 222 S. Evergreen Road. Reservations are requested by Today. 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 nationally board-certified clinical nutritionist. Thursday, Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. For more information and 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 their fourth-annual luncheon. Leslie Lowe will host the event and speakers will include Jennifer Cowper and Mike Gleason. Friday, noon-1:30 p.m., Mirabeau Park Hotel and Convention Center, 1100 N. Sullivan Road. For more information and to reserve your seat, please 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

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 between 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

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.

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