Meditation Techniques - Lama Chamtrul Rinpoche will present “Meditation Techniques to Alleviate Disturbing Emotions” on Friday, 6 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Church, 927 S. Perry St. “Transforming Suffering” will be presented Saturday, 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m., 2902 N. East Oval St. Donations are accepted for both events. (509) 263-4394.
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network - The Inland Northwest Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will meet the first Monday of the month, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Liberty Lake Library, 23123 E. Mission Ave. Pancreatic cancer survivors, families, friends and supporters are invited hear more about the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, learn about upcoming activities, advocacy and awareness efforts, and find out how you can help make an impact in the fight against pancreatic cancer. For more information, visit www.pancan.org.
Parkinson’s Power Summit – A one day “Education and Empowerment” conference for people affected by Parkinson’s Disease presented by the Parkinson’s Resource Center. The event will include speakers, workshops, educational information, community resource fair and more. Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. $25/per person. Call (509) 473-2490 or visit www.spokaneparkinsons.org/ parkinsons-power-summit for more information or registration.
Caring for Late-Stage Dementia - A program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover the symptoms of late-stage dementia, changes in caregiving, communication, working with doctors, monitoring care and end-of-life issues. Wednesday, 1-4:30 p.m., The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Free; no reservations necessary. (208) 666-2996.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful baby sitters. 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 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, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Washington. $30. To register and for information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
Striders Summer Walking Program – Through Aug. 20. Wednesday morning walks at various locations in the Spokane and Coeur d’Alene area. Walks start at 8 a.m. For more information on the walks and meeting locations, call (509) 926-1697 or (509) 892-1293.
Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals. Aug. 20, 6-7 p.m., The Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St.; Sept. 17, Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11, 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave.; Sept. 24, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17, 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755.
Lunch & Learn: All About Food – Aug. 21, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
Alzheimer’s Association Town Hall Meetings - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will be holding two meetings to educate and solicit input on public policy priorities. Aug. 26, 6:30 p.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St.; Aug. 27, 7 p.m., Health Resource Center at Kootenai Health, 2003 Kootenai Health Way, Coeur d’Alene. For more information call (509) 473-3390 or email email@example.com.
Type 2 Diabetes/Heart Disease Prevention Study – Participants are sought for a Washington State University research study for adults at risk for type 2 diabetes and/or heart disease. Participants will take part in a lifestyle change program to help prevent diabetes and lower risk for heart disease. For more information call (509) 368-6710; or firstname.lastname@example.org. There is no cost to take part in this study.
Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes - Annual event presented by the American Diabetes Association. The walk is open to people of all ages and activity levels; you can walk any distance up to 4.5 miles. Register online at www.diabetes.org/ spokanestepout. For more information call (509) 624-7478, ext. 2281 or like the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ adaspokane. Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m., Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St.
Party in Pink Zumbathon - Come shake, shimmy and move to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Oct. 5, 10 a.m.-noon, Northern Quest Resort and Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights. Visit www.SpokanePartyinPink.com for more information. $20.
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.
Fitness Classes for Cancer Survivors - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training with a certified trainer and six-year cancer survivor who is also trained as a Livestrong coach. For a full list of class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingof spokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.
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 the Cancer Resource Center at (509) 473-3170.
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 yogic techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or level of fitness. Each class features physical exercises, breath work and meditation. Held 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 held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.
Pilates/Yoga Blend - Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Presented by certified fitness professional Joan Magnelli. Participants must bring their own sticky mat. Classes are at a variety of times and locations. For a full list of classes and prices visit www.fitness4allofus.com or email email@example.com.
Sunflower Yoga - Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. 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 - 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 more information.
Road to Recovery – Volunteers are needed for the American Cancer Society’s service program which provides cancer patients rides to and from chemotherapy and radiation treatments. Driving schedules are flexible. For more information contact Hugh Severs at (509) 242-8304 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 more information.
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.
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 - Web site 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 firstname.lastname@example.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 Web site 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.
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