July 1, 2014 in Features, Health

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New listings

A Mindful Life - Explore meditation and mindfulness, and move toward greater health and balance in your life. Meetings are held the first and third Wednesday of every month; 7 p.m., Deer Park Senior Center, 206 W. First St., Deer Park. Free; donations are appreciated. (509) 258-7361.

Bollywood Zumbathon - The dances are a fusion of traditional and classical Indian dances with the influence of some jazz, hip-hop, and modern dance. Come work up a sweat and party with Zumba instructors. July 12, 4-6 p.m., Gladish Community Center Gym, 115 NW State St., Pullman. Donation of two food bank items are requested. (208) 310-1279.

Today

Purple Party - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will host a party to kick off the registration season for the Spokane Walk to End Alzheimer’s, which will be Oct. 4. Today, 4:30-6 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 265, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Free. (509) 473-3390.

Upcoming

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

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day – Volunteer interpreters are being sought for this Nexus event. July 19, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. U.S. Highway 95, Athol. If interested in volunteering your services or to purchase tickets, please call (509) 328-9220 or email frontoffice@nexusinw.com. $33/adults: $19/age 3-7 and seniors 65 and older. Parking is an additional $5.

Tai Chi Classes –Through July 23. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email taichihelp@salescreators.com.

Free Swim Stroke Clinics - Hosted by Spokane Area Swimming. Youth ages 6-14 are invited for an hour of technical swimming instruction by USA Swimming certified coaches. Aug. 9. 9-10 a.m., Witter Pool, 1300 E. Mission Ave. For more information and registration, visit www.spokaneareaswimming.org. (509) 701-0726.

Conversations About Dementia - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will give tips for families on having conversations about doctor visits, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Aug. 9, 10 a.m.-noon, Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes, 1115 W. Riverside Ave. Free. For more information, call (509) 473-3390.

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.

Other programs

Women in Anger Classes - Course covers how to express anger constructively versus destructively, how to examine anger and its impact on one’s life, and how to deal with angry outbursts, strained relationships and personal frustration. Held Wednesdays, 4-6 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $100 for three-class course, scholarships available for qualified participants. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit www.sjfconline.org for more information.

Women’s Self-Defense Classes - Learn practical defense methods that you could use in an emergency. Held the third Saturday of each month, 1 p.m., at 101 N. Argonne Road, Suite B, Spokane Valley. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 891-9821, visit www.hitpitmma.com, or email adreaphifer@gmail.com for more information.

Zumba Classes - Zumba Fitness classes for ladies held Tuesdays and Thursday, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at the Moran Prairie Grange Hall, 6106 S. Palouse Highway. Move to Latin-inspired music and discover the Zumba phenomenon. No experience needed. Cost is $8 per drop-in; discount for series. Call (509) 448-4265 for more information.

Zumba Classes - The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center is offering Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email art@thejacklincenter.org, or visit www.thejacklincenter.org for more information.

Zumba Gold Class - Class is ideal for those who need modifications in regular Zumba to make it work for them. Some moves are done at half-tempo and some moves can be done in chairs. Held Mondays, 10:30-11:15 a.m., at the Good Samaritan Society Spokane Valley Community Center, 17121 E. Eighth Ave., Spokane Valley, and Thursdays, 10:15-11 a.m., at Spokane Valley Baptist Church, 1222 S. McDonald Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $3 per class. Contact Kelli Maidhoff at (509) 434-8330 or kj6227@comcast.net or Lyra Maidhoff at (509) 981-7786 or lyram@comcast.net for more information.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon - For family and friends with the disease of alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit www.wa-al-anon.org.

Alcoholics Anonymous - For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit www.aaspokane.org for meeting schedules and for more information.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Quit and Win Tobacco Program - Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes at each class once you quit and support to help you quit and stay quit. Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

Parenting/childbirth

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 Healthy Baby Weight Checks - For babies up to 1 year old. 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 johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.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 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. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce - Learn how divorce or separation affect children, 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 3 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.

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