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Lunch & Learn: The Need for Sleep – Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Free. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org.
Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youth ages 10-15 to be successful baby sitters. July 23 and Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.
Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program - Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. Starts July 30, 6-7 p.m., 6001 N. Mayfair St. Free. 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. Aug. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Aug. 18, 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.
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.
“Know the 10 Signs of Dementia: Early Detection Matters” - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will present this interactive workshop. Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshop is free; no reservations necessary. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Day – Volunteer interpreters are being sought for this Nexus event. Saturday at 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. $33/adults: $19/age 3-7 and seniors 65 and older. Parking is an additional $5.
Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia - A program presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. July 22, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Family Worship Center, 697 W. Dakota Ave., Hayden. The program is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided by Auburn Crest Hospice. Certificate of attendance for professionals will be available. Registration is requested at (208) 666-2996 or visit www.alz.org/inlandnorthwest for more information.
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 email@example.com.
“Using Glucosamine? Try a New Way to Flex and Move” - A free lecture presented by Pilgrim’s Market about how to support healthy joint function at any age and activity level. July 24, 7-8:30 p.m., Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Make reservations at (208) 676-9730.
Balanced Bodies Classes - Women’s only group fitness. July classes are: Mondays-Thursdays, 6-6:45 a.m., Build It Athletix, 1415 N. Thierman Road; Mondays-Thursdays, 9-9:45 a.m. or 5:45-6:30 p.m., Rocky Hill Park on East Mission Avenue, Liberty Lake; and Mondays, 7-8 p.m., Spokane Elite Dance Studio, 10525 E. Sprague Ave. Visit www.balancedbodfitness.com or call (509) 481-9389 for more information. $75/unlimited classes for July; $12/drop-in; $100/10 class punch card.
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.
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. Aug. 13, 1-4:30 p.m., The Inn at Guardian Angel Homes, 1136 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. Free; no reservations necessary. (208) 666-2996.
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.