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TUESDAY, JUNE 10, 2014

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Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today and June 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at wellness.inhs.org. Call (509) 232-8131. $20.

Wellness Fair - Local wellness stores, dietitians, chiropractors, nutrition companies, oral health care professionals, and fitness club representatives will be in attendance at Coeur d’Alene sixth annual wellness event to promote healthy lifestyles. Wednesday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Public Library, community room, 702 E. Front Ave., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 769-2315.

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, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit wellness.inhs.org.

MedGem Testing – For effective weight loss, it is important to know how many calories your body burns in a day. Get your specific calorie needs tested with a 10-minute MedGem test performed by a registered dietitian. June 19, 9 a.m.-noon, INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at wellness.inhs.org. $35.

Risk Factor Screening - Sign up to get immediate results for: cholesterol, blood glucose, height, weight, waist circumference, and blood pressure in an easy 15-minute screening. Fasting is required. Please drink only water and take all prescribed medications up to eight hours before your screening. June 26, 8 a.m.-noon, INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register at wellness.inhs.org. $45.

Epilepsy Education and Support Group - Complimentary refreshments will be served. June 26, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockwood Main Clinic, second floor, Conference Room 4, 400 E. Fifth Ave. Reservations are requested at (509) 342-3240.

Today

Atrial Fibrillation: New Therapies and Curative Options – A free lecture presented by Providence Health Care on atrial fibrillation, the most common type of irregular heartbeat. Today, 6:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Register at (509) 474-3202 or visit www.phc.org.

Upcoming

Striders Summer Walking Program – Wednesday-Aug. 20. Eleven Wednesday morning walks will be held 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.

Wild Goose Qigong - Qigong is a traditional form of exercise that can increase blood circulation, improve conditions like hypertension, heart disease, insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, arthritis and skin diseases. Sundays through June 29, 10 a.m.-noon, The Center, 110 S. Main St., Colfax. Register at (509) 397-3777. $50/per class; $150/series of four.

Foster Parent of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Information Panel – Presented by the Washington Department of Social and Health Services. June 17, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Nexus, 1206 N. Howard St. Reservations are requested by today at meri.waterhouse@dshs.wa.gov.

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. Clinics held from 9-10 a.m. on June 28 and Aug. 9. Witter Pool, 1300 E. Mission Ave. For more information and registration, visit www.spokaneareaswimming.org. (509) 701-0726.

“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 workshops are 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, Idaho. 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.

Other programs

Divine Health - Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

First Aid/CPR Classes - Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email rick@thesafetycenter.us, or visit www.thesafetycenter.us.

Fit for Retirement - Phoenix Training will offer small classes or one-on-one training for those of retirement age that want more than seated chair exercises. For a full list of class schedules, visit www.phoenixtrainingof spokane.com or call (208) 659-1990.

Fitness Classes - Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: Zumba fitness/strength training combo, Zumba fitness, body blast, body fit, abs core express, and sweat, flex, and stretch. Held at various times and locations. Visit www.spokaneparks.org or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for more information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor - A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., St. John, Wash., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., Endicott, Wash., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., Oakesdale, the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, Lamont, Wash., the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the LaCrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., LaCrosse, Wash., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes - Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for more information.

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