What’s Robotic Surgery? – Free presentation on robotic and traditional surgery and the advantages of robotic procedures; 6:30-8:30 p.m. in North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 769-3495 for more information.
Diabetes Support Group – Discussion facilitated by a CHER Certified Diabetes Educator. Free; 6-8 p.m., at Valley Hospital’s Health and Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 232-8145 for more information.
Mindfulness: The Mind/Body Connection – Educational meeting presented by Dyscoveries Dystonia Support Group. Covers finding joy, clarity and peace in the midst of life with a motor disorder. Family and friends welcome. Thursday, 1:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 891-9131 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register and for more information.
Body Conditioning – Six-week session starts Monday, 6-7 p.m., at Wilson Elementary School, 911 W. 25th Ave. Offers different modes of training to gain strength and endurance while toning the entire body. Dynabands and steps provided. Participants should bring stability balls, mats, hand and/or ankle weights. Instructor will offer modifications for all levels and available equipment. Cost is $54. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Aerobic Intermediate Step – Seven-week session, April 14 through May 28, 7-8 p.m., at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Participants should bring mats and hand weights. Instructor will offer modifications for all levels and available equipment. Cost is $64. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Strength and Conditioning – Seven-week session, April 14 through May 28, 6-7 p.m., at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Participants should bring their own equipment, steps and dynabands provided. Instructor will offer modifications for all levels and available equipment. Cost is $64. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Aerobic Basic Step – Six-week class teaches basic moves using a step bench progressing into easy-to-follow combinations. Begins Monday and runs through May 20, 6:45-7:45 p.m., at Sacajawea Middle School cafeteria, 401 E. 33rd Ave. Cost is $54. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register. Call (509) 625-6512 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
What You Should Know If You Take Coumadin/Warfarin – Free presentation. April 16, 6:30-8 p.m., at Holy Family Hospital’s Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Preregistration is requested. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.
Workshop on Developing Compassion – Workshop targeted to those who want to increase their capacity to think and act compassionately toward others. April 25-26, 9 a.m.-noon and 2-5 p.m. both days. Held at Padma Ling, 1014 W. Seventh Ave. Suggested donation is $50, $35 for members. Call (509) 747-1559 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Stretch and Flex – Classes run through week of April 20; combines Pilates, yoga, body conditioning and basic stretching. Meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week, 9-10 a.m., at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Open to all ages and skill levels. Cost is $54 for entire session; drop-ins welcome at $5. Call (509) 924-2350 for more information.
Family Day Out – Sponsored by Panhandle Autism Society, for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. An afternoon of jumping and pizza will be April 19 at Jump-A-Lot, 10260 N. Taryne St., Hayden, Idaho. Cost is $10 per family, scholarships are available. Preregistration is required. Call (208) 762-2158 to register and for more information.
Yoga for Seniors – Seven-week session for seniors ages 50 and older starts April 21, 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Sons of Norway Hall, 6710 N. Country Homes Blvd. Teaches flexing to renew balance and well-being, ideal for beginners. Cost is $64. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.
Bloomsday Training Clinics – Group meets Saturdays, through April 25, at 8:30 a.m. at Spokane Falls Community College’s gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Features training tips and stretching with a personal trainer and physical therapist. Run or walk begins at 9 a.m., increasing one mile each week. Volunteers provide water stations, first aid, crossing guards, and encouragement. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 482-2356 or visit www.holy-family.org or www.shmc.org to register and for more information.
Autism Awareness Garage Sale – Sponsored by Panhandle Autism Society, everyone is welcome and donations are being accepted for the garage sale. Sale is April 25, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., at Runge Furniture, 303 E. Spokane Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 762-2158 to donate items and for more information.
Living with Grief: Diversity and End-of-Life Care – National teleconference addressing the impact of culture on death, dying and bereavement. April 29, 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., registration opens at 10 a.m., at Workforce Training Center, 525 W. Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Cost is $15, includes box lunch. Three CEUs available. Call (208) 772-7994 for more information.
Tai Chi for Health – Spring classes include: Mondays – Tai Chi Basic, 11 a.m.-noon; Tai Chi Intermediate, 1-2 p.m.; and Tai Chi for Stress Reduction, 6-7:15 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tuesdays – Tai Chi Basic, 9-10 a.m., and Tai Chi Intermediate, 10-11 a.m., at Rockwood Clinic, 101 E. Hawthorne Road; Tai Chi for Health Basic, 1-2 p.m., and Tai Chi for Health Intermediate, 2-3 p.m., at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St.; and Tai Chi for Health, 6-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley. All classes run for 10 weeks and cost $75 except Tai Chi for Stress Reduction which runs for seven weeks and costs $50. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail email@example.com to register and for more information.
Free Orthopedic Screening For Children – Screening clinic for children ages 18 and younger who may need treatment for orthopedic problems, Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon. Volunteer doctor and nurse practitioner will screen children and identify treatment needs. Community resource referrals and help in applying for free services at Shriners Hospital in Spokane will be available. Held at Panhandle Health District, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, Idaho. No appointments necessary. Children screened on a first-come, first-served basis. Bring child’s birth certificate, immunization record and, if applicable, child-custody papers. Call (208) 661-4985 or (208) 765-5047 for more information.
Diagnosis: Pre-Diabetes – Two-part class begins Monday. Participants will receive a free testing meter. Cost is $30. Preregistration is required. Held 6-8 p.m. at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.
Present and Future of Cardiac Surgery? – Free presentation covers options for patients with common cardiac surgical issues. April 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 769-3495 for more information.
Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene: Public Health from a Bug’s Eye View – Presentation by Kim Knerl, owner and operator of Public Health Pest Control, will answer questions about pest control issues and share information on how to best avoid the West Nile virus. Next Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. at Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co., 209 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 699-6240 for more information.
Yoga with Paula Foster – A dynamic flow class held Wednesday nights beginning April 15, 6-7 p.m. at The Renewal Room, 321 W. Hastings Road. Cost is $11 for drop-ins, discounted punch passes available. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit www.therenewalroom.com for more information.
What Works in Treating Autism: Examining the Evidence – Free presentation by Betty Williams. April 15, 7:30 p.m. at Whitworth University’s Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhauser Hall, 300 W. Hawthorne Road. Call (509) 777-4263 for more information.
“The Curious Case of Toxoplasma Gondii: A Very Resilient Parasite” – Free presentation covers the parasite infection in humans and animals and how this pathogen adapts to many environments. April 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in North Idaho College’s Meyer Health and Sciences Building, Room 106, 1000 W. Garden Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 769-3495 for more information.
Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, Sacred Heart Mother Gamelin Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost: $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8145 for information and registration.
Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers up to age 3 living in Spokane County. Screenings include: language, physical strength and coordination, vision, hearing, feeding and behavior. To make an appointment, call the Spokane Regional Health District’s Infant Toddler Network at (509) 324-1651.
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