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A Breath of Fresh Air – Dr. Michael McCarthy will present an Evening with Asthma, from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 268, 800 W. Fifth Ave. For information, call the American Lung Association at 325-6516.

Advance Directives: Make Your Voice Heard – Hospice of Spokane, 121 S. Arthur, is offering this brown bag lunch seminar in light of the Terri Schiavo case. Local attorneys will discuss the process for documenting your healthcare wishes, Thursday from noon-1 p.m. For more information, call the Hospice at 456-0438.

Prepared Childbirth – This five-week class will discuss the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, starting Thursday at Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., or April 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The cost is $80. For information, call the Community Health Education and Resources office at 232-8138.

Women’s Health – Learn how to take better care of yourself and prevent problems, Thursday from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

First Aid/CPR Class – 1st Line 1st Aid Inc. is offering basic adult first aid and CPR class, Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. For information, call 926-0558.

Health Unplugged – This conference for children who would like to be involved with peer education will meet on Thursday at the Spokane Community College’s Student Union Building, 1810 N. Greene St. The cost is $15 and registration is required. For times and information, call the Spokane Regional Health District at 324-1527.

Community CPR and First Aid Class – Whitman County Red Cross is offering adult, infant, child CPR and standard first aid classes, Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Gladish Community Center, Room 313, 115 NW State St., Pullman. The cost is $38 and registration is required. For information, call 332-2304.

Do it Spokane – In conjunction with National Public Health Week in Spokane County, this event for children and their families will provide activity cards, Saturday from 10 a.m-5 p.m. at Riverfront Park. For each activity a child completes they will receive a stamp. Completed cards will be collected at the Bloomsday Trade Show for a prize drawing. For information, call the Spokane Regional Health District at 324-1530.

MS Walk – The Inland Northwest Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is presenting this 16th annual 2- or 51/2- mile walk at 10 a.m. Sunday at Riverside State Park. For more information or to register, call 4842-2022.

Tobacco Free Program – This series of three classes will cover the process of quitting tobacco and includes a free quit kit. The classes begin April 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood. Registration is required. For information, call the CHER office at 232-8138.

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 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 classes – Offered on Sundays at Positive Power Yoga and Pilates Fitness Studio, 9107 N. Country Homes Blvd., Suite 7. Call 467-9199 or visit www.positivepowerstudios.com for more information.

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