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Express Prepared Childbirth – Two-week series of faster-paced classes will give an overview of childbirth topics. Main focus is progression of labor, breathing techniques, pain management and Caesarean birth. Wednesday and Aug. 12, 6-8 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $75, includes a support partner. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Wellness Walking Club – Meets Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., at Greenwood Memorial Terrace, 211 N. Government Way, through the month of August. Call (509) 459-3347 for more information.

Mindfulness Meditation Daylong – Awaken an embodied presence through the practices of sitting, walking and eating meditation with the support of Noble Silence and Noble Friendship. Instructions are given for each facet of mindfulness practice. For new and experienced students. Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cost is $45. Held at Mainstream-Mindfulness, 4612 S. Schafer Road, Spokane Valley. Call (509) 928-3863 or visit to preregister and for more information.

Free Car Seat Safety Checks – Certified car seat technicians will be conducting free inspections Monday, from 1-4 p.m. at Panhandle Health District’s new office, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, Idaho. Appointments are required, call (208) 666-2511 to reserve a spot.

Osteoporosis Presentation – By Lynn Kohlmeir. Aug. 11, noon-1 p.m. at Deaconess Health and Education Center, Room 265, 901 W. Fifth Ave. Call (509) 473-7899 to register and for more information.

Strength and Step Combo – Seven-week sessions begin Aug. 11 and/or Aug. 13, 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church, 512 S. Bernard St. Class is designed to burn calories, build and sculpt the body. Participants should bring dumbbells (5-10 lbs.) and mat. Dynabands and steps provided. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register.

Free Sports Physicals for Students – Aug. 13, noon-4:30 p.m., at Panhandle Health District’s new office, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, Idaho. For young athletes in middle or high school. Exams will be done on a first come, first served basis, no registration necessary. Students must wear comfortable clothing and be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Full musculo-skeletal exams by physical therapists will also be provided, and those who meet certain guidelines may also receive immunizations. Please bring vaccination records. Call (208) 667-0585 or (208) 777-1330 for more information.

Multiple Sclerosis Presentation – An overview of multiple sclerosis as well as treatment options for patients. Preregistration is required. Free and open to the public. Aug. 13, 6:30-8 p.m., at Holy Family Hospital Health and Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 232-8138, e-mail, or visit to register and for more information.

Walking Tour – Historic Browne’s Addition – Aug. 17, 6-7:30 p.m. Fore ages 18 and older. Led by neighborhood resident Mary Lou Sproul. Meet at northeast corner of Chestnut St. and Second Ave. at Coeur d’Alene Park, walk through historic Browne’s Addition and learn about the mansions and their original owners. Cost is $12. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. Held the first Tuesday or third Thursday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit for more information.

National Health Insurance Reform – Public Information Forum – George Rice, M.D., will update the community on this important issue and will discuss priorities that the health care reform bill must address. Aug. 18, 6:30-8 p.m. at the South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Call (509) 290-5096 for more information.

‘2012 and Beyond to 2030’ – Talk by Sal Rachele, who will channel about the precessional alignment of Dec. 21, 2012, and then will go beyond that time to the events and experiences likely to unfold between 2012 and 2030 A.D. Aug. 28, 7-9 p.m., at North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Cost is $20 before Aug. 15, $25 after. Call (509) 276-4028 or e-mail to register. Visit for more information.

Sananda Enlightenment Workshop – Sal Rachele, will channel Sananda. Workshop will offer a loving series of channeled messages and powerful processes and exercises designed to speed the journey to enlightenment. Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Cost is $95 before Aug. 15, $125 after. Call (509) 276-4028 or e-mail to register. Visit for more information.

A Time to Grieve – Take a look at the losses in life and how we have grieved those losses – whether of departed loved ones, lost opportunities or even hopes. Explore how to continue to grieve our own losses and to support others as they face losses in their lives. Cost is $30. Oct. 31, 9 a.m.-noon, at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit

Breast Cancer Survivor Retreat – Oct. 16-18; weekend will consist of meditation, presentation, rest, reflection and sharing. Cost is $100. Held at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, e-mail, or visit


Tri-Fusion 5K Race Series – Offered by Tri-Fusion Triathlon Club, for all ages. Races are Tuesdays in August, starting at 6 p.m. at 12000 N. Addison St. Cost is $5 per race. Call (509) 953-0791 or e-mail

Total Body Boot Camp – Seven-week sessions for ages 16 and older begin today and/or Thursday, 5:40-6:55 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. Each class features a different variety of techniques including cardio, intervals, circuit training, functional strength and core stability to constantly keep your body challenged. Bring hand weights and mats. Cost is $40. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register.

Camp Fun in the Sun – For children living with diabetes. Newly diagnosed and seasoned campers alike have the opportunity to participate in activities and spend time with other kids who also have diabetes. Dedicated and professional staff help campers have fun while learning more about balancing food, insulin and activities to better control their diabetes. Cost is $275, scholarships are available and donations are also accepted to send a child to camp. Camp for grades 1-6 is today through Saturday at Twinlow Camp and Retreat Center, 22787 N. Twinlow Road, Rathdrum, Idaho. Call (509) 232-8138 or visit to register and for more information.


Y.E.S. Drug Free Community Event – Third annual event to promote drug-free awareness and lifestyles in addition to providing information to the community. Community members and organizations who wish to participate are welcome to speak during a forum, set up booths with educational information, lead discussions or provide entertainment. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., in the City Park in Spirit Lake, Idaho. Call (208) 691-9153, e-mail, or visit for more information.

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