Idaho Parents Unlimited Mini-Conference – Today and Wednesday. Parent training and information offered by Idaho Parents Unlimited, Inc., an organization that supports the families of children with disabilities. Conference topics will include special education, advocacy, healthy transitions, and dispute resolution. Best Western Inn, 506 Appleway Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Event is free to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs. Registration required. Call (208) 342-5884 or visit www.ipulidaho.org.
Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – Presented by the Inland Northwest Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer’s, and what to do if you or someone you know has the signs of the disease. March 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave., Liberty Lake. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information.
Exercise for Every Ability – April 8-June 21. Community Colleges of Spokane Institute for Extended Learning presents a variety of classes, including Bollywood-style aerobics and clogging, an American folk dance. Other classes offered are gentle exercise, Pilates, tai-chi, yoga, and many more. For more information, call (509) 279-6027. To view the complete list of classes offered and/or to register visit www.iel.spokane.edu/ACT2.
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 www.cdaholisticchamber.org.
Puzzled By Medicare? – People close to 65 or new to Medicare, and their families, are invited to learn about Medicare options, costs and coverage. Sponsored by Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner, Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors and the AARP Foundation. The event is free. Today, 9:30 a.m., 2426 N. Discovery Place. Registration is required at www.aarp.org/wa or by calling (877) 926-8300.
ObamaCare: Fact and Fiction – Spokane Public Radio and City Cable 5 are hosting the SPR Health Forum to discuss the Affordable Care Act. Panelists for the forum include Mike Kreidler, Washington insurance commissioner; Madeline Otto, Group Health’s director of federal government relations; Michael Marchand, of the Washington Health Benefit Exchange; and Dr. Jeff Collins, Providence Health Care chief medical executive. Former SPR news director Doug Nadvornick will moderate the discussion and take audience questions during the second hour. The forum will be taped for broadcast on KPBS, KSFC and City Cable Channel 5, and will also be available online. Today, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane City Hall Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For information, visit www.spokanepublicradio.org/forums.
Positive Power of Gratitude - Engage in gratitude and positively impact relationships, health, work and your life dreams. Kelly Fitzgerald presents two sessions on Saturday; 9:30 a.m.-noon and 1:30-4 p.m. $20. Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For more information call (509) 951-8294 or visit www.asoulslight.com.
Prevent Class 3: Diabetes and Breast Cancer, Part 2 - For women who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes and want to make lifestyle changes to prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes, which contributes to their risk for developing breast cancer. March 27, 5:30-7 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.
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. April 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., 668 N. Riverpoint Blvd. $35/includes lunch and parking. For more information or to register visit www.realfoodspokane.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancer Support Group - Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is 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.
Free Scoliosis Screening - Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.
Free Scoliosis Screening - The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation - Simple techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. 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., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. 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 at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.
St. Joseph Family Center Classes – Mindfulness Meditation- Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information. Qi-Gong: The art of combining slow movements and breath to increase energy and improve health, enhance confidence, relieve depression, firm the body, and alleviate symptoms of asthma, back pain and other conditions. Fridays, 3-4 p.m., cost is $10 per session or $50 per series of six. Hatha Yoga: For students of all ages, fitness levels and experience. Poses are adapted to fit your body and skill level. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. Cost is $10 per session or $30 per four-week series. Classes are in the Exercise Room at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, ext. 112, or visit www.sjfconline.org for details.
Sunflower Yoga - Iyengar Method – Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation. Quality, safe instruction with a certified Iyengar instructor. Day and evening classes available. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit www.sunfloweryoga.net for more information.
The Renewal Room - New yoga and Pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit www.therenewalroom.com for details.
Vibrational Yoga - Modernized method of yoga designed to heal by tuning into your vibrations through sound, breath, mind and body postures and stretching. Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes, Monday session is free, donations welcome. Visit www.kennethjzutter.com to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email email@example.com for details.
Workout and Yoga - Workout sessions followed by a yoga class. Held Tuesdays, 5:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library’s basement meeting room, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Cost is $35 for the six-week session. Call (509) 397-4709 for more information.
Yoga - Wednesdays, through March 27, 6:30-7:45 p.m. at CenterPlace, or 10-11:30 a.m. at Corbin Senior Activity Center. Cost is $32 for evening class or $36 for morning class.