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Man to Man Support Group Meeting – Dr. Steven Silverstein will present “Cyroablation Therapy for Localized Carcinoma of the Prostate: Freezing the Prostate,” Wednesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 263. For more information, contact Cynthia at the American Cancer Society at 242-8295.

CPR and First Aid Refresher/Renewal Course – Adult, child and infant CPR and First Aid Refresher and Renewal American Red Cross course Thursday and again Monday at Gladish Community Center in Pullman from 6-9 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. To register, call (509) 332-2304. The class also will be held April 27-28 from 6-10 p.m. at the Public Services Building in Colfax. Cost is $35, $20 for half class. To register, call (509) 397-3416.

Nutrition and Cooking on a Tight Budget – Support for Parents Overcoming Challenges is hosting a free workshop to teach families nutrition and cooking while living on a tight budget, Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Northeast Community Center, 4001 N. Cook. To RSVP, call 444-0374.

Motivaton to Move – Fitting 6,000 Footsteps into a Frantic Day – Robert Sweetgall, author of 18 books on walking and wellness, will speak April 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Gonzaga University Martin Centre.

Bloomsday Night Walk – The class will see the pre-race preparation and other downtown sights, April 29 from 11 p.m.-2 a.m. Meet at City Hall, corner of Spokane Falls Boulevard and Post Street. $10. Call 625-6200 for more information.

Tai Chi Class – May 2-25, Mondays and Wednesdays at North Spokane Physical and Sports Therapy and Aquatics Clinic, 203 E. Dalke. Cost is $80. Pre-registration required. For more information, call 777-4735 or 995-7852.

National Anxiety Disorders Screening Day – St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St., is offering free, confidential and anonymous health screenings, May 4 from noon-6 p.m. Open to all ages, and no appointment necessary. For more information, contact Leah Dahlin at 483-6495 or e-mail


Healing Through Hope and Optimism – Kelli Pearson and Mike Sacco will discuss how optimism and positive thinking impact healing, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Rockwood Clinic, Second Floor Conference Room, 400 E. Fifth Ave. Call 755-6570 for more information. Reservations encouraged.

Do It For Health – The community is invited to free activities throughout the month of April. Dozens of area businesses are offering free activities to promote the importance of physical activity. Free Do It For Health activity cards and activities calendars are available at the downtown or Valley YMCA, 24 Hour Fitness or at or For more information, call 324-1530

Prostate Cancer Update – Dr. Hakan Kaya will host a free lecture regarding current controversies in prostate cancer screening, treatment options for early prostate cancer and recent advances in treatment of advanced prostate cancer, April 28 at 6 p.m. at Cancer Care Northwest, 601 S. Sherman. To reserve a seat, call 228-1135 by April 26.

Other programs

ADHD and Addiction Assessment Screening – Dr. Bob Colonna will provide information on ADD/HD and addiction assessments by appointment. For information call (208) 784-8891.

Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in the Valley. For information, call 922-3915.

Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Three locations: 12715 E. Mission Ave., 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor. Call 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call 483-8456; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 666-2996 or (800) 256-6659. Available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior. Cost: $15/session; for information, call 483-6495.

Back Care – If you are interested in learning how to prevent back injury, Group Health is offering this class. For dates and times call 459-1086 or visit

Better Breathers Meeting – The American Lung Association of Washington is sponsoring this support group for those with lung conditions. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month at 1 p.m. at the East Central Community Center Multi-Purpose room, 500 S. Stone. For information, call 325-6516.

Bereavement Support Groups – Hospice of Spokane offers various support groups. Spouse Grief, Wednesdays, 1:15-2:15 p.m., for those who have lost a spouse through death. General Grief, Mondays, 6-7 p.m., for those who have lost anyone through death. Life After Loss group, call for information and registration. Call the Hospice of Spokane Bereavement Department at 456-0438 for more information.

Bereaved Parents of the USA, Coeur d’Alene – meets the third Thursday of every month at St. Pius X Church, room 3, 625 E. Haycraft Road. Contact (208) 765-1705.

Bible Study on Healing – Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook, has a Wednesday evening Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Healing. The current topic is: “Biblical Healing: Our Covenant Right.” Call 891-5253 for additional information.

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