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Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St., $40. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Pre-Diabetes Class - A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday and Aug. 19, 5:30-7:30 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 information, visit wellness.inhs.org or call (509) 232-8145.
Buddhist Meditation Class - A weekly meditation class series entitled, “Developing Heart-strength with Meditation,” will begin Monday, 6:30-8 p.m., and continue until Sept. 16. Unitarian Universalist Church, 4340 W. Fort George Wright Drive. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org; (509) 447-5549; or www.srvasti.org. Free.
Lunch and Learn - The topic for this lunch will be, “Stress Management.” Please bring your lunch. Aug. 15, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit www.wellness.inhs.org for details.
Healthy Kids/Healthy Families -This class will discuss the “obesity epidemic” and how to create a healthier lifestyle for your whole family. Aug. 15, 6:30-8 p.m., Newton Lounge, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. Please register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
Simplify Life, Magnify Living: Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice - Sept. 28. This retreat day offers a contemplative outlook to bike riding. There will be time for prayer, reflection, a bike ride and sharing with others about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Registration is required by Sept. 23. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register, call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org. $25.
CPR Friends and Family - Class covers adult, child and infant CPR and choking. Ideal for individuals who want to know CPR, but don’t need certification. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org. Today, 6-8 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $10.
Understanding Depression and SAD - Sept. 20. This free workshop, presented by Ed Hinson, will explore what depression is and what roles the body and the brain play. Seasonal Affective Disorder will also be discussed. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat -Sept. 20. Get ready for a weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology and much more. The facilitator is Sister Patricia Novak. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.
Summer Games for Girls - A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays through 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 4 through 7; 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 www.nicolekuhn.com. $20/six-week series.
Tai Chi - Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic to advanced tai chi classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email email@example.com.
Healthy Living Workshops - A program designed to help those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays, through Aug. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.
Early-Stage Alzheimer’s - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will start a support group in Post Falls for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their care partners. This 10-week session will be Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., through Sept. 23. For more information and to register, call P.J. Christo at (208) 666-2996.
Exercise for Adults - The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes to keep people active this summer. Classes include Stretch and Flex, Tai Chi, T-Tapp, Aqua Zumba and ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email KMurray@iel.spokane.edu. To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held the third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.
Children’s Environmental Health Network - Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (202) 543-4033, email at email@example.com.
Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services - Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 or visit www.corbinseniorcenter.org.
CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes - Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the website for schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.
Depression Screenings - Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.