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Diabetes Caregiver Basics – Free class covers the basics of better diabetes care for patients through discussion and case studies, designed for persons working in adult family homes and other care facilities who care for individuals with diabetes. Wednesday 6-8 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8145 to register and for more information.

Health Talks – Multiple Sclerosis – Free presentation by Michael Olek, D.O., to cover the diagnosis and treatments of multiple sclerosis. Wednesday 6:30 p.m., at Rockwood Main Clinic, second floor conference room, 400 E. Fifth Ave. Reservations are encouraged. Call (509) 755-6570 or e-mail rcaldwell@rockwoodclinic.com to register and for more information.

Managing Your Personal Health Information – Free educational seminar. Friday, noon-3 p.m., at Spokane Community College’s Lair building, 1810 N. Greene St. Call (509) 999-5345 or e-mail mendicott@scc.spokane.edu to register and for more information.

“Celebrate Success” – Fourth annual Family Conference presented by The Arc of Spokane. Keynote speaker Don Meyer will offer parents insights about the challenges that siblings of children with developmental disabilities face as they grow. Breakout sessions and a panel of siblings will augment the conference, offering a variety of perspectives and issues to explore. Cost is $40 per person or $60 for couples, off-site childcare is $15 per child at The Arc, 116 W. Indiana Ave. April 18, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Mukogawa Fort Wright Institute, 4000 W. Randolph Road. Call (509) 328-6326 ext. 210 or visit http://www.acteva .com/booking.cfm?bevaid=170450 to register and for more information.

Firefighters Boot Camp/Rexercise – Five-week session, for ages 14 and older. Starts Monday, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Lidgerwood Elementary School, 5510 N. Lidgerwood St. Workouts include calisthenics, cardio and stability core training customized for all levels of fitness. No prior training required. Participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by registered adult. Cost for ages 14-16 is $18, ages 17 and older is $36. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Pilates Classes – Pilates for Every Body – Six-week session designed to strengthen the core and improve overall body strength and conditioning. Cost is $54. Starts Monday, 4:45-5:45 p.m. at the Spokane Woman’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave., and/or 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Kung Fu for Life, 2714 N. Division St. All levels welcome.

Pilates: the Fundamentals – Six-week session covers the basics of Pilates and its mind-body connection while providing step-by-step instruction and strength-building techniques. Cost is $54. Starts Monday, 6-7 p.m. at the Spokane Woman’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave.

Pilates-Yoga Blend – Three different sessions begin next week. Classes teach a blend of Pilates and yoga to improve strength, flexibility, stamina and balance. Sessions begin Monday and April 22, 5:45-6:45 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 2715 S. Ray St., and April 21, 7-8 p.m. at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 N.W. Blvd. All classes are for ages 16 and older. Call (509) 625-6512, e-mail recclasses@spokanecity.org, or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Diabetes Gadgets and Gizzmos – Free class of equipment to help organize and interpret blood glucose data. Refreshments provided. April 29, 6-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 232-8145 to preregister and for more information.

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