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Sound Healing – The Natural Health Resource Alliance presents Charles Lightwalker, a medical intuitive, Wednesday from noon-12:45 p.m. at the Coeur d’Alene Hand Therapy and Healing Center, 2448 Merritt Creek Loop, Coeur d’Alene. Lightwalker will speak about sound healing. For information, call Reiki Healing Arts, (208) 665-5862.

Talking About Children’s Health – The Community Health Education and Resources office is sponsoring this forum that will discuss healthy activities, asthma, allergies, choking, CPR, diabetes, obesity, nutrition, grieving and more Thursday from 8:45-a.m. noon in the Providence Auditorium at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

Adult CPR – For the lay rescuer, this class will discuss CPR and relief of choking Friday from 8-10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institutes, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $25 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Prepared Childbirth – For parents in their last three months of pregnancy, this two-week class will meet on Saturdays and will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques and more starting this Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Refresher Prepared Childbirth – This class for parents who have already experienced birth will meet Saturday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $50 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Sibling Preparation – For children ages three and older, this class will discuss understanding the changes that take place when their new brother or sister comes home. The class will meet next Tuesday from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. The cost is $30 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Prepared Childbirth – This five-week class will meet on Tuesdays and will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques and more starting next Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. at the Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission; orJuly 20 from 7-9 p.m. at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. The cost is $80 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Tobacco Free Program – This free class will meet weekly for three weeks and will cover the entire process of quitting starting July 20 from 6-8 p.m. in the Davis room at Valley Hospital Health Education Center, 12606 E. Mission. Registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Upcoming

Eating to Help Control Your Blood Sugars – Group Health is presenting this class for those who use diet, diabetic pills or insulin to control blood sugar levels today from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Dr., in the second floor conference room. The cost is $20 and registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Avoiding Complications of Diabetes – Group Health is presenting this class that will discuss ways to stay well and avoid complications while living with diabetes today from 2-4 p.m. at Group Health Cooperative’s Riverfront Medical Center, 322 W. North River Dr., in the first floor conference room. This class should be taken after the “Getting Started” class. The cost is $20 and registration is required. For information, call 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.

Healthcare Provider CPR-Initial – For healthcare providers who respond to cardiac and respiratory emergencies, this class will meet today from 7:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $90 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Breastfeeding Basics – This two-part weekly class will discuss the benefits, techniques and dealing with the separation of infant and mother when returning to work starting Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley. The cost is $30 and registration is required. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Epilepsy Step Into Summer Walk – The Epilepsy Foundation Northwest is presenting this benefit walk to raise awareness and funds Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the clock tower in Riverfront Park. The cost is $25 for individuals and $50 for families and teams. For information or to make a donation, call the Epilepsy Northwest Spokane office at 325-1128.

Drug and alcohol

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.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes at Holy Family, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., are offered through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breastfeeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call CHER at 232-8138.

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