Meal Planning and Food Choice for Fat Loss – Take the mystery out of labels, ingredients, shopping and meal planning for losing weight and keeping it off. Cheryl Gomez, educated in sports medicine and a certified massage therapist, will discuss what ingredients stimulate food cravings, how to identify fat-promoting foods on labels, and both the physiological and psychological aspects of fat loss. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $5. RSVP required at (208) 676-9730 or www.pilgrimsmarket.com.
Everything You Know About Weight Loss Cooking … Is Wrong – Discover simple recipes and tips for ingredients, snacks and meals that can maximize your fat burning routine. Taught by Jessa Greenfield of Ben Greenfield Fitness. Healthy samples and recipes included. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m. Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. $10. RSVP required at (208) 676-9730 or www.pilgrimsmarket.com.
Mind, Body and Spirit Holistic Fair: “Calling All Angels”– The fair promotes awareness of health, nutrition, exercise, the environment, art, interdependency of small businesses and more. Come and see 30 vendors and hear eight educational presentations; among the speakers is author and pet psychic Shirley Scott speaking about methods of communication with the angelic realm and spirit guides. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Unity Church on the South Hill, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free. For more information contact Charles Lightwalker at (509) 389-7290 or Linda Christine at (509) 496-8138.
Seventh Annual Healthcare Management Conference – Join businesses and health care leaders for a day of discussion on local programs to address access, quality and other health care issues. Organized by the Health Services Administration student group at Eastern Washington University. 7:45 a.m. to 4:14 p.m. March 1, 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. on WSU Spokane campus. $50 for professionals, $25 for students. Register by Feb. 23. Contact Rose Morgan at (509) 828-1218 or email@example.com.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Featuring physicians of Northwest Orthopedic Specialists. Complimentary dinner will be served. Today, 6 p.m. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. Registration required. Call (509) 473-5672, email Diane Cendana at firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at spokanevalleyhospital.com.
Red Cross Reconnection Workshops – Program to give support and skill-building for families of service members who have been deployed repeatedly. Feb. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Exploring Stress and Trauma; March 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Identifying Depression. American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave. To register and for more information, call Breezy Tottenhoff at (509) 326-3330, ext. 202 or email Breezy.Tottenhoff@redcross.org.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Retreats are: March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email email@example.com, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womensretreats forcancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.
Gold’s Gym Events – Zumba: A combination of Latin rhythms and easy to follow moves that create a great workout in a fun atmosphere. Held Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m., and Saturdays at 9:15 a.m. Senior Fitness: Age appropriate class designed to improve balance and stability, cardiovascular health and strength. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Classes are held at 2921 E. 57th Ave. Call (509) 448-5800 for more information.
Health for All – This community-based health care access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.
Hearing Loss Association – Spokane Chapter - Group provides support, education, advocacy, and camaraderie to people with a hearing loss. Each meeting features a speaker system, real-time captioning, and a room loop to make easy communication possible for all present. Meetings are held the second Saturday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Meetings are free. Call (509) 893-1472 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Latin Fitness Classes – Basic dance and aerobic moves set to Latin and pop music. Offered Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., in the Community Enrichment Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $7 per session or $35 per month (first class is free). All sizes and shapes are welcome. Call (509) 432-4906 for more information and to register.
“Mastering the Social World” – Social skills groups for children and adolescents who may struggle with understanding how to socially engage with others, making and maintaining friends, and maneuvering within the cultural norms of society. Six-week class for youth ages 6-11 is held Wednesdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social rules of interactions; being part of a social group; theory of mind; how to go from casual to lifelong friendships; how to read the language of peers; going with the flow and being flexible; and decision-making. Cost is $240. Six-week class for youth ages 12-18 is held Thursdays, 4-5:30 p.m., and Saturdays, 1-2:30 p.m., and covers topics such as: social boundaries; knowing others perspective; and self-advocacy. Cost is $240. Call (800) 355-7155 or (509) 328-2740, email email@example.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.
Meditations for the Heart and Mind – Guided 30-minute meditation, with time for discussion on weekly topic, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center Canticle House, 1016 N. Superior St. Classes began again July 18, 2012. Fee: $10-$12 per session. Call (509) 928-3948 or visit www.mainstream-mindfulness.com.
Metaphysical Research Society – Meets the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30 p.m., at Unity Church South, 2900 S. Bernard St. Call (509) 838-8155 for more information, or visit www.mrsspokane.com.
Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.
Overeaters Anonymous – Is food a problem for you? Do you binge eat for no apparent reason? Is food affecting your life? Free support group, no fees, no weigh-ins, no diets. Call (509) 328-9972 or visit www.oa.org for more information.
Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.