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Skin Cancer Screenings – Offered by Kootenai Cancer Center, North Idaho Dermatology, and Advanced Dermatology and Skin Surgery. Saturday, 9-11 a.m., Post Falls Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave. Free.

Compression CPR – Instructors from AMR Spokane, in partnership with the Spokane Fire Department, Providence Health Care and Spokane Heart Rescue, will offer free compression-only CPR training. The training can be completed in 10 minutes. May 22, 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Spokane Arena, 720 W. Mallon Ave. For more information, visit www.worldcprchallenge.com.

Today

Hearing Loss Association Open Meeting – Donna Fendler will present “Invisible No More: Hearing Loss Advocacy Strategies.” All are welcome and the meeting is free. Today, 9:30-11:30 a.m., Hearing Loss Center, 1206 N. Howard St. For more information please email hlaspokane@gmail.com.

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

Upcoming

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will be presenting information on dementia such as detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, and treatment. The presentation is free and open to the public, no reservations are required. Wednesday, 7-9 p.m., Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 155 W. Cottonwood Ave., Reardan, Wash. For more information, call (509) 473-3390. Friday 3-5 p.m., Park Place, 511 S. Spokane Road. Call (509) 922-7224 for reservations.

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. Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon, St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Reservations are requested. Register at (509) 483-6495. $20.

Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice – This class will offer a chance for prayer, bike riding, and a discussion about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Register at (509) 483-6495. Reservations are requested. $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. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and May 20, 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 wellness.inhs.org.

The Skinny on Managing Your Weight – Learn about the risks of being overweight, as well as common roadblocks to weight loss and how to manage them. May 16, noon-1 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at www.wellness.inhs.org.

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 www.wellness.inhs.org.

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 pnovak@sjfconline.org, or visit www.sjfconline.org/womens 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 www.wellness.inhs.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 August 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.

Other programs

Aerobic Dance and Exercise – Boost your metabolism, tone and strengthen your muscles, and improve your flexibility and balance. CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Room 205, Spokane Valley. Cost is $36.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the third Tuesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit www.stlukesrehab.org or call (509) 473-6681 for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15 per session or $90 for the six-week course. For more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings Free screenings every Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services. Call (509) 473-5415 or email volunteers@empirehealth.org for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Website 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 cehn@cehn.org.

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 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the website for class 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.

Diabetes Education – Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Dirne Health Centers – Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at (208) 292-0292 or visit www.dhcidaho.org.

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

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 rick@thesafetycenter.us, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.

Fitness Classes – Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: aerobic, 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 at helping 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.

“Get Your Groove On” Classes for Seniors - Balance is Core – Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Balance exercises are included, followed by relaxing stretch exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 25, 8:10-8:55 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Cost is $29.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youths 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 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 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 hlaspokane@hotmail.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 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. 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 services@imaginebehavior.com, or visit www.imaginebehavior.com for more information.

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