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Therapeutic Massage: Feel the Difference – Learn how to take care of your body and mind through massage, today in the Avista Classroom of Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center. The cost is $5 and reservations are recommended. For information, call 474-2400.

Breastfeeding Basics – This two-week course will discuss breastfeeding basics and what you need to know both before and after you have your baby. The class starts today, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley Street. The cost is $30 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Children at Birth – Learn how to prepare a child, age 6 or older, who may or may not attend the birth of a new brother or sister on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. The cost is $40. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Communicating with Your Baby – Learn about infant behavioral changes to expect, Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley Street. The cost is $20 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Heart Saver CPR Renewal – For those with a current AHA Heart Saver CPR card who wish to renew their status, class meets Thursday from 1-5 p.m. at the St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley Street. The cost is $55 and does not include the AHA Heart Saver book. To purchase a book, call EMS Training at 536-7172. Reservations are required. Call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Know Your Healthy Numbers – For those with diabetes or are at risk for diabetes, this course will explain blood sugar targets and what they mean, Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Deaconess Health Education Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Participants will receive a free glucometer. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8145.

The Heart of Caring: A Workshop in Care Giving – Learn to use spiritual practices and written reflections to get in touch with your sense of compassion, Saturday from 2-4 p.m. at the Radha Yoda Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene Street, Suite T. The cost is $10. For information, call the center at 838-3575.

Prepared Childbirth – This two-week class for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation. The class is Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health and Education Resources office at 232-8138.

Tobacco Free Program – This three-week course will discuss the process of quitting, starting on Monday from 6-8 p.m. at the Valley Hospital Health Education Center Davis room, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Today

Medicare 101 – This monthly class will explain the benefits of Medicare and is for anyone turning 65 and eligible for Medicare benefits. The class will meet from 1-3 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Fire Station, 1500 N. 15th Street. Reservations are required. For more information, call (208) 666-6847 or (800) 488-5725.

North Idaho Partners in Care Mobile Clinic – will visit a variety of North Idaho locations this month. Clinics provide primary health care for all ages, acute and chronic disease care, immunizations and cancer screenings. Sites include: the Pinehurst, Gary’s Drug Center from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 786-7474; Wednesday, Spirit Lake Community Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 667-3481; Thursday, Osburn Senior Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Call (208) 786-7474.

Upcoming

Epilepsy Educational Resources – the Epilepsy Foundation Northwest, 315 W. Mission Ave. No. 21, is offering free educational presentations about seizure recognition and first aid. On Wednesday, from 7-8:30 p.m. there will be a special meeting featuring Cyberonics’ Therapeutic consultant, Dan DeYoung at the Lindaman Center, 315 W. Mission Ave. For information, call the foundation at 325-1128, e-mail sjohnston@epilepsywa.org, or visit www.epilepsynw.org.

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill – For adult relatives of adults with mental illnesses, this course will meet Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-noon and every Saturday after that for 12 weeks at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave.. For information, call Ron Anderson at 235-4630.

Other programs

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Saturdays, 9-10:30 a.m., Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland. Contact Chris at 323-4983 or Lisa at 323-3252.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly – meets Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. for weigh-in, meeting at 6 p.m. at Opportunity Presbyterian Church, 202 N. Pines. Call Kathy at 928-4328.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes – This program offered by TLC Health Services, 10015 N. Division, suite 101, will focus on treating metabolic syndrome and obesity. For an introductory visit call TLC at 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.

TLC Health and Education Services – This clinic, 10015 N. Division, No 101, is now accepting new patients and offers primary health care, nutrition counseling, massage therapy, family counseling and fitness training. For a free get acquainted visit call 467-1739 or e-mail TLCHealth2@aol.com.

Women’s Group – This ongoing group addresses relationship issues including fear of intimacy, childhood sexual/physical abuse and depression/irritability. Meets weekly, Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Cost: $25/week; for information call Donna Carolyn, Cedar Bridge Counseling, 624-3561.

Cancer Support

Cancer Support – For questions about cancer, call Providence Cancer Center at 474-5490. A nurse will answer questions and give the latest local and national information.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Abby Wadlow at 455-3440, option 3.

Cancer Fitness Recovery Program – The Medically Directed Wellness Center at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute is looking for four underinsured or uninsured women to participate in its Cancer Fitness Recovery Program. The program helps cancer survivors deal with the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has set aside money for women who cannot afford to join. For more information call 473-6013.

Chiropractic Care

Free Scoliosis Screenings – Liberty Lake Chiropractic Clinic, 1318 N. Liberty Lake Road. Call 891-4088.

Free Scoliosis Screen – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller, at 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie, at 327-8188.

Free Workshop – Bond Chiropractic Health Center offers a free workshop on alternative health-care topics, 307 W. Francis. Call 489-1544 for times and dates.

Drug and alcohol

Daybreak of Spokane – offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 628 S. Cowley, 624-3227; Valley outpatient, 11707 E. Sprague, Suite D-4, 960 E. Third Ave., 927-1991.

Parents of Addicted Teens – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.

Partners of Addicts – Group is forming. For information, call 747-6901 and leave a message.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – CHER is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call 232-8138 or 232-8139.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – These classes will be offered to Group Health members for free. For a list of dates and times, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Parenting/Childbirth

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes - Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at 466-8435 for more information.

Birth Preparation and Breastfeeding Classes – Group Health is offering these classes. For dates, times and fees call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Maternity Center Tour – Free Holy Family Hospital tours, second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment. Call 482-BABY for information or appointment.

Parenting and Childbirth Programs – Various classes including child CPR, breast-feeding, infant massage and sibling preparation are offered through Community Health Education and Resources, 715 S. Cowley. For information on times, locations, and dates, call 232-8138.

Parenting Classes – for single parents of children from newborn to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program, Wednesdays 2-4 p.m., CAPA offices, 707 N. Cedar, Suite B. Free; for registration and information, call 325-7667.

Yoga

Low Cost Yoga Class – every Thursday from 12:05-12:50 p.m., West Central Community Center gymnasium, 1603 N. Belt. Learn breathing, stretching, and relaxation techniques. Bring comfortable workout clothing. Cost is a minimum donation of $2. Contact Rick Harris at 326-9540.

Mantra Yoga: Morning Spiritual Practice – This free chanting mantra yoga class will teach you how to transform emotions and provide a sense of inner calm. The class meets every Thursday from 7-7:30 a.m. at the Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T. For more information, call 838-3575.

Yoga in the Valley – To increase strength and mobility, relaxation and overall sense of well-being. First class is free, call Jennifer at 217-9268.

Yoga and Pilates Classes – All fitness and experience levels welcome at the Fitness Studio of the Warehouse Athletic Facility, 800 N. Hamilton. Classes for Pilates meet on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon-1 p.m. or 5:30-6:30 p.m. Yoga classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m., Saturdays from 10:30-11:30 a.m., and a yoga/Pilates blend class meets on Sundays from 5-6 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10-1 p.m. and 5:15-6:15 p.m. For more information call Katie at 484-2670 or e-mail Katie@warehouseathletics.com.

Yoga and Pilates Fusion Class – This class meets on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is a $5 donation and the proceeds will go to the Vanessa Behan Crisis Nursery. For information, call 467-9199.

Yoga and Tai Chi Fusion Class – This class meets on Mondays from 5:15-6:15 at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10 or there are discounts available for students. For information, call 467-9199.

Strength and Core Training with Weights – This class meets on Tuesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10 or there are discounts available for students. For information, call 467-9199.

Hatha Yoga Classes – The Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Suite T, is presenting this class for beginners and experts on Thursdays from 5:30-7 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. The cost is $8 per class. For more information call 838-3575 or e-mail radhayoga@comcast.net.

Pilates – Presented by Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd. Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.

Yoga and 15 Minute Musical Meditation – Presented by Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 5:30-6:45 p.m. the cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.

Healing Dance Workshop – Presented by the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7, this class meets on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. For information, call Rhonda at 599-5572

Radha Yoga Center – A full schedule of classes at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T, will begin Jan. 10 and run through Feb. 19. The cost is $10 or $48 for the six-week session. For information, call the center at 838-3575

Yoga and 15-Minute Musical Meditation – This class meets on Thursdays from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.

Yoga and Pilates Fusion – This class meets from 5:15-6:15 p.m. on Thursdays at the Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. The cost is $10. For information, call 467-9199.

Yoga Over Fifty – This class meets from 9-10:30 a.m. on Fridays at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. For more information, call Linda at 467-3204.

Other programs

Abuse, Control, Possessive and Addictive Relationships – Facilitated men’s group to heal and reverse unproductive behaviors. Meets Saturday afternoons; call Life Directions Counseling for information and registration at 922-3915.

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 www.ghc.org.

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.

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.

Bipolar Support Group – first and third Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Sacred Heart Hospital, Mary Bede Room, L3, east of cafeteria. For information, call the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill at 838-5515.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – provides eligible women with free health exams, mammograms and education concerning health-care needs, sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call 324-1498.

Cardiovascular Health Risk Assessment – The Sacred Heart Women’s Health Center presents Heart-to-Heart, a program to help you find out your risk for cardiovascular disease. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost of this screening includes several tests, educational materials and follow-up is $60. Tests can also be ordered separately. To make an appointment, call 474-2400.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, www.cehn.org or call (510) 597-1393, e-mail at cehn@cehn.org.

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.

Diabetes Education – Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Diabetes Education – This workshop with deal with the needs of those with diabetes. For a list of dates and times, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Dirne Community Health Center – Formerly Lake City Clinic, the Dirne Community Health Center, 1111 Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene is now a Federally Qualified Community Health Center and is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the center at 292-0292.

Dirne Community Health Center – This health center, 111 Ironwood Drive, Lower Level, Coeur d’Alene, is now offering mental health services. To make an appointment, call (208) 292-0292.

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