Multiple Sclerosis Seminar – Monday, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free, a light meal will be served. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Bottoms Up: Diabetes Foot Care – Teaches proper foot care and identification of potential problems for people with diabetes. Free, preregistration is required, refreshments will be provided. Next Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.
Alzheimer’s Association Seminars – Educational seminars featuring speaker Paul Graves; Aug. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Guardian Angel Homes, 1070 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, free parking in the World Gym parking lot; Aug. 20, 2-4 p.m., The Bridge Assisted Living, 1123 N. Division Ave., Sandpoint. Free and open to the public, no reservations necessary. Call (208) 666-2996 for more information.
Pedalin’ for Public Health Bike Ride – Aug. 16, 8:30-11 a.m.; sponsored by the Panhandle Public Health Foundation, money raised supports public health projects in five counties. Includes six available routes on the Trail of the Coeur d’Alene’s; cost is $25 for adults, $5 for children; participants receive T-shirts and gifts. Visit www.pphf.net for applications and for more information.
Tai Chi Basic – Mondays through Aug. 25, 11 a.m.-noon; $60, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley; Tuesdays, through Aug. 26, 10-11 a.m., Rockwood Retirement Community, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. Contact Bob or Cindy at (509) 468-0587, (509) 979-4128, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Tai Chi Intermediate Sun Style – Mondays through Aug. 25, 1-2 p.m., cost is $60, CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Contact Bob or Cindy at (509) 468-0587, (509) 979-4128, or email@example.com to register and for more information.
Tai Chi for Stress Reduction – Mondays, through Aug. 25, 6-7:30 p.m.; $40 for YMCA members or $60 for nonmembers, Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Northwest Tai Chi For Health, 2802 N. Monroe St. Contact Bob or Cindy at (509) 468-0587, (509) 979-4128, or firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Tai Chi Intro – Mondays in August, 10-10:45 a.m., at Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost is $20 for YMCA members, $30 for nonmembers. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Serene Yoga for People Living With Breast Cancer – Free classes for patients, survivors and their families and friends. Meets Thursdays through Aug. 28, 5:45 p.m., at The Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio, 9017 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. Visit mellowmonkeyyoga.com or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Northside Ostomy Support Group – Support and information through interaction and discussion with other ostomates and family members. Cost is free. Aug. 28, 3-4 p.m., Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 482-2345 for more information.
Prostate Cancer Support Group – For individuals and their families; meets the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m. Held at Deaconess Health and Education Building, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost and parking are free. Call Kim Ramirez at (509) 755-6515 for more information.
Baby-sitting Basics – For youths ages 10-15 who are interested in baby-sitting; covers the responsibilities of the parents and the sitter, infant and toddler care, safety and first aid techniques, infant and child CPR and discipline issues. Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is $40. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Prepared Childbirth – Four-week series for expecting parents in the last trimester, covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation, the role of the partner/support person, and care of mother and baby after birth. Begins Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Bringing Baby Home – Newborn care class; Aug. 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $10. Call (208) 666-2030 or visit www.kootenaihealth.org/education for more information.
Drug and alcohol
Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third St., (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague Ave., (509) 927-1991.
Nar-Anon – For friends and families of drug addicts. Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya St. Call Walt and Lois, (509) 489-6368, or visit www.naranon.org.
Alcoholics Anonymous – For 24-hour support, call (509) 624-1442.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138 or (509) 232-8139.
Tobacco Cessation Classes – Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit www.ghc.org.
Blended Families Can Be Enjoyable – Teaches skills and techniques for dealing with the complexities and common difficulties of blended families. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for class times and more information.
Parent/Childbirth Education at Holy Family Hospital – Four-week class for expectant parents in last trimester. Wednesdays, 6-8 p.m., Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost: $75 per couple. For registration and information, call (509) 232-8138.
Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers under age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. Several sites are available. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.
Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit www.intouchwithyourbaby.com.
Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.
Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit www.intouchwithyourbaby.com.
La Leche League– The breast-feeding support group meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at Manito United Methodist Church, 3220 S. Grand Blvd.; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Maternity Support Services Center, 235 E. Rowan Ave.; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 1213 S. Lundstrum St.; the first Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Lake Water and Sewer Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave. Call (509) 534-3674 for more information.
Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month, 8 p.m. or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.
Parenting Children of Divorce – Meets the second Tuesday and fourth Thursday of each month, 6-9 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. The class fulfills court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.
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