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Conscious Connection Class – Learn how to guide yourself into a deeper and more meaningful state of meditation using the Hawaiian huna tradition. Saturday, 8 a.m., Harmonic Wellness Therapy, 920 N. Argonne Road, Suite 120E. Registration is required, call (509) 536-1890 or visit http://harmonicwellnesstherapy.com. $75.

“A Day in the Park” – Open house to celebrate the opening of Providence Health Care’s new Spokane Valley medical park. There will be tours, free health screenings, gift baskets, an art exhibit and refreshments. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Providence Medical Park-Spokane Valley, 16528 E. Desmet Court. (509) 474-3081

“Navigating ObamaCare” – Spokane Public Radio and CityCable 5 present this free health forum. Experts will discuss the Affordable Care Act and there will be an opportunity for community members to ask questions. April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane City Hall Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For details call (509) 328-5729 or visit www.spokanepublicradio.org/forum.

Epilepsy Education – Education and support presented by Rockwood Clinic. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. April 24, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockwood Main Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., second floor, conference room four. Reservations are requested at (509) 342-3240.

“The Health Care Movie” – Health Care for All-Spokane presents a film that examines the health care systems in Canada and the United States. The filmmakers, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, will introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. May 6. 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are available through www.ticketswest.com. Proceeds benefit Health Care for All-Spokane. $10. (509) 227-7638.

Clinical Research Trial for Eczema – Premier Clinical Research is looking for participants ages 2 to 17 for a treatment for eczema. The treatment is free and you will be compensated for time and travel. For details or to schedule a screening visit, call (509) 343-3710 or visit www.spokaneresearch.com.


Early-Stage Dementia Caregiving – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present two education programs simultaneously, one for the newly diagnosed or early-stage person with Alzheimer’s disease and the other for their care partners. The two classes will be offered in three parts today, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 23102 E. Mission Ave. Lunch is included. Free; reservations are required at (509) 473-3390 or (208) 666-2996.

Mindfulness Meditation – Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation. Tuesdays through April 29, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. For details, call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133, or visit www.sjfconline.org. $60/series.


Dementia and Challenging Family Situations – Wednesday, 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Village, 640 N. Eisenhower St., Moscow. For details, call Circles of Caring at (208) 883-6483 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.

Shake-It-Up Zumba –Spring break classes offered at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. No reservations necessary. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. For more information, call (509) 270-0053 or email sandy@weissolutions.com. $5/per class.

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at http://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, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and April 21, 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. http://wellness.inhs.org.

Zumba Fitness Bundle with Sandy – Participants can choose from four timeslots per week: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. The six-week session runs April 14-May 22. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Registration is required through Spokane Parks & Recreation at (509) 625-6200 or www.spokaneparks.org. Contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or sandy@weissolutions.com. $30/any six classes; or $54/any 12 classes.

Chair Massage – Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. April 15 and 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at http://wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Lunch & Learn: 10 Diet Myths Debunked – April 17, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Free.

INCED Teen Summit – The Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders will host a free day of workshops for teens to encourage positive body image and healthy relationships with food. Workshops will include yoga, art therapy and various discussions. Lunch and snacks will be provided. April 19, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Visit http://incedspokane.org/event/teen-summit.

Life Line Screenings – Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential conditions such as the blockage or hardening of arteries, irregular heart rhythm and abdominal aortic aneurysms. Bone density screenings will be available as well. April 25, Trinity Baptist Church, 6528 N. Monroe St. Registration is required, call (877) 237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. $149.

Bloomsday Training Clinics – Join walkers, joggers and runners for these free Providence/ Group Health Training clinics. Saturdays through April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at www.phc.org or (509) 474-3081.

Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia – A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. May 2, 9 a.m., Valley Hospital Davis Room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The workshop is free and lunch will provided; registration is requested. Certificate of attendance will be available. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest for details.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will present an interactive workshop, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshops are free and open to the public; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.

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