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Breastfeeding – Group Health Cooperative presents this class that will discuss the advantages of breastfeeding and the techniques, 7-9 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

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Holiday and New Year’s Blood Drives – The Inland Northwest Blood Center, 210 W. Cataldo Ave., and 1341 Northwood Center Court, Coeur d’Alene, will hold blood drives through Saturdayand next Tuesday through Dec. 31. In Spokane the hours will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursdays, and 7 a.m.-noon Dec. 31; in Coeur d’Alene the hours will be 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. today, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, closed Saturday. For information, call 624-0151, (800) 423-0151, or visit www.inbc2.org.

Diabetes: Getting Started – Group Health Cooperative is offering this class for those recently diagnosed with diabetes; Jan. 4 from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Drive. Registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Birthwise – A five-week class presented by Group Health Cooperative will discuss birthing options, pain management starts Jan. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center. Registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Free and Clear Group Program – A five-week class presented by Group Health Cooperative for those trying to quit smoking, starts Jan. 9. The class will meet Mondays excluding Jan. 16, from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Riverfront Medical Center. Registration is required. For information, call 459-1086.

Living Well With Chronic Conditions – A six-week class presented by Group Health Cooperative to help people learn to manage their conditions and improve their quality of life, starts Jan. 10. The class will meet Tuesdays from 2-4:30 p.m. at the Riverfront Medical Center. Registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Stress Management Seminar – Dr. Mary Gentile, a psychologist, is presents an eight-week program that will discuss managing pain, controlling anxiety and relaxing that starts Jan. 30. For information, call 487-6337.

Other programs

Community Service Lectures – offered free of charge by Dr. Loren Miller, chiropractor. Topics include peak performance-production and energy enhancements and injury prevention; headache management without drugs; detecting and managing the causes of ADHD; advanced trigger point therapy techniques; carpel tunnel syndrome; and others. For information, call the Quality Life Health Center at 327-3393.

Free Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpel tunnel syndrome. Utilize this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. Call 327-1584 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – These classes offered by the American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave., are scheduled weekly, with a variety of times available. Other classes include blood borne pathogens, HIV education, pet first aid and disaster preparedness. For information about the times, locations and costs of these classes, call 326-3330 ext. 210/209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org.

Adult, Child and Infant CPR and First Aid Review, American Red Cross Course – Meets from 3:30-5:30 p.m. every Friday at the Gladish Community Center, Room 313 in Pullman. The cost is $20 per person. To register, call 332-2304.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Classes are scheduled every week on Tuesdays from 5-9 p.m. and Thursdays from 5-8 p.m., Thursdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. or Saturdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora. Cost is $38, call 326-3330 ext. 211 for more information.

Free Depression Screenings – offered by Vista Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Call 456-2190 for more information.

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