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Alternatives to Psychiatric Medications – Sean Smitham, a licensed clinical psychologist, will provide information on ways to address mental health issues naturally. Saturday, 3-5 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods, 32 W. Second Ave. The workshop is free, but registration is required at the store or online at www.sunpeopledrygoods.com. For more information, call (509) 368-9378.
Cancer Screening and Treatment in Senior Adults – An educational workshop presented by the Valley Hospital and Rockwood Health System. Dr. Danko Matincic, an oncologist and hematologist with Cancer Care Northwest, will speak. June 27, noon, The Garden Plaza of Post Falls, 545 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls. The event is free; seating is limited. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Please make reservations at (208) 773-3701.
Lunch and Learn - The topic for this lunch will be, “Stroke: Prevent, Treat, Beat.” Learn what the risk factors are for stroke, how to prevent one and how it can be treated. Please bring your lunch. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St.; or at the Wells Fargo Building, 601 W. First Ave. Visit www.wellness.inhs.org for more information.
Pooch Camp Circuit Training Class - This class will introduce you and your pooch to cardio, strength, flexibility, balance and relaxation exercises you can do together. All of the benefits will go to SCRAPS Animal Medical Fund. Saturday, 10:30-11:30 a.m., 6815 E. Trent Ave. To register, call Designer Fitness NW at (509) 230-1100. $15.
Krav Maga Self-Defense Demonstration - Krav Maga will give you a tour of their studio, offer a self-defense demonstration and share some techniques for you to practice. June 26, 1 p.m., 1403 N. Division St. Free; registration is required. For information or registration, please call (509) 999-7614, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.exploringfamilies.com.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day - An event sponsored by the Hearing Loss Center and North Idaho Deaf Club. Interpreters will be available throughout the park. July 20, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call (509) 328-9220 or (509) 315-2288 or email email@example.com. Tickets purchased before July 12: $35/adults; $15/youths and seniors. Tickets purchased after July 12: $40/adults: $19/youths and seniors. Youths are ages 3-7; seniors are ages 65 and older. Parking is an additional $4/day.
Tai Chi Classes – . Certified instructors, Bob and Cindy Petet, will offer basic to advanced tai chi classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information on the class schedule or to register, please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 www.nicolekuhn.com. $20/six-week series.
Gaze, Consider, Contemplate – July 28-Aug. 3. Sisters Patricia Novak and Mary Lonergan will facilitate this silent, directed retreat week. Come take the time out of your hectic day and reflect on how God is present and working in your life. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. $500; or $87/day. Fee assistance is available.
Healthy Living Workshops - The Healthy Living Self-Management Program is 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, please contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or email@example.com. The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays through July 8, 1-4 p.m., Women’s Hearth, 920 W. Second Ave.; Tuesdays through July 16, 12:30-3 p.m., Frontier Behavioral Health, 127 W. Boone Ave.; Thursdays, June 20-Aug. 1, 1-3:30 p.m., Shadle Park Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave.; Mondays, July 22-Aug. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.
Exercise for Every Ability – . Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to get your groove on. Classes include gentle exercise, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba and many more. For more information, call (509) 279-6027. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.
Fitness Classes – Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: aerobic, Bloomsday training, body conditioning, exotic moves fitness, Pilates, sensual dance, strength and conditioning, total body boot camp, turbo kick and others. Held at various times and locations. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.
Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor – A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., Lacrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.
Free Fitness and Balance Classes for Seniors – “Fit and Fall Proof” series is aimed to help older people achieve and maintain functional fitness skills to support independent, active lifestyles. Held Fridays at noon at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3199 to register and for more information.
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.
Free Total Joint Replacement Classes – Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for more information.
Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.
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 healthcare 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.
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