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Science on Tap - Nancy Potter, associate professor for the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane, will present “Galactosemia and Speech Disorders.” Today, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Fort Ground Grill, 705 River Ave., Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call (208) 699-6240.
Health Insurance Information - The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Wednesday and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit www.scld.org or call (509) 893-8200 for more information.
Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments - Presented by the Rockwood Health System. Jan. 23, 6-7 p.m., Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 473-5672 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Free.
Nutrition and Physical Activity Counseling – Students in the nutrition and exercise physiology program at WSU Spokane need volunteers to participate in free one-on-one lifestyle counseling, group physical activity, or both. The program begins Jan. 27, but later applicants are welcome. For more information or to sign-up email email@example.com; visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/currentstudents/nepclinic.html; or call (509) 368-6710.
RESOLVE: Weight Loss Workshop – Get information on weight loss workouts, nutrition plans, and more. Feb. 8, 10 a.m., Center Place, 2426 N. Discovery Place. For more information call (509) 241-3088 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. $25.
Second Annual Dog People Blood Drive - The human blood donations are for the Inland Northwest Blood Center; dog blood is stored at the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank. The Inland Northwest Blood Center will have their bus parked out front so that people can donate and the Pet Emergency Clinic Blood Bank will be available to do initial blood typing and temperament testing on dogs. Dogs must be heavier than 60 pounds and ages 1 to 6. Call the clinic to sign up. Feb. 8, 1-5 p.m., Lincoln Heights Veterinary Clinic, 2829 E. 27th Ave. Free. (509) 535-3551.
Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Feb. 21-23. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.
Free Developmental Screenings - For infants and toddlers younger than age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.
Free Health Baby Weight Checks - For new mothers and babies up to 1 year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, First Floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour - Meets at noon the first and third Saturdays of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.
La Leche League - The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.
Lactation Counseling Services - For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, First Floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Parenting Children of Divorce - Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.
Parenting Classes - For single parents of children up to three years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. Held at 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free and open to the public. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.
Prepared Child Birth Classes - Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant and covers topics including prenatal care, nutrition, stages of labor, pain management, breathing, Cesarean birth, post-delivery care, infant CPR, newborn care and lactation. Classes are 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, preregistration is required. Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email email@example.com to register and for more information.
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.
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. Free. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.
Look Good … Feel Better - A program offered by the American Cancer Society to teach women diagnosed with cancer about applying cosmetics and choosing 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 yogic 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. Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com.