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Health Care Forum – Greater Spokane Inc. is holding a free forum about the proposed health care legislation on Thursday, 1:30-3 p.m., at Washington State University – Spokane, auditorium, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Call (509) 321-3611or visit http://tinyurl.com/krwtov for more information.

Freedom Health Group’s Wellness Day – Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at 924 S. Pines Road, Suite 101, Spokane Valley. Event offers free examinations for blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar level, lung capacity, height and weight. Event aims to provide an informative, fun-filled day to promote health and wellness in the community. Open to the public. Light refreshments and healthy snacks will be available. Call (509) 892-3113 or visit www.freedomhealthgroup.com for more information.

Climbing for Fitness – For women ages 15 and older. Learn climbing technique while getting a workout. Classes are 6-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Sept. 9-23, at Wild Walls, 202 W. Second Ave. Cost is $37. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Stretch Up Classes – Pilates/Stretch – Mondays, 9-10 a.m., $35; Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., $40. Gentle Yoga – Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m., $35. Core Intensity – Wednesdays, 8:30-9 a.m., $24. Yoga Flow – Wednesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., $40 for either session. Classes run Sept. 9-Oct. 29 at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Schafer Road. Call (509) 926-6363 for more information.

Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course – For ages 11-15. Participants will develop skills in leadership, basic care, safe play and first aid, and will receive a manual, emergency guide, CD-ROM, first-aid kit and Babysitter’s Training certification. Sept. 12 and 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. For more information and to register, call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209, or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/classes.html.

Write to Reshape Your Life – Eight-week workshop incorporates yoga, words and art to reshape your body and life. Cost is $35 per week per class or $250 for entire class (participants must commit to entire eight-week course). Saturdays, Sept. 12-Nov. 7 (no class Oct. 31), at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite D. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com for more information.

Today

Pilates for EVERY Body – Six-week sessions begin today, 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave., and 6:10-7:10 p.m. at The Women’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. All levels welcome. Cost is $54. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

“Living Well in Idaho” – Free wellness workshops open to anyone with a chronic condition but aimed particularly at seniors. Participants will learn the information and tools to live independently rather than in a care facility. Topics include healthy eating, better breathing techniques, and how to handle depression. Also covers how to work with doctors, use medications and relax as well as the value of setting weekly goals and effective problem solving. Today, 9-11 a.m. at DayBreak Center, 502 N. Second Ave., Sandpoint. Call (208) 610-8836 to register and for more information. Sept. 28, 9-11:30 a.m. at Golden Spike Estates, 8580 W. Yosemite St., Spirit Lake, Idaho, or 1-3:30 p.m. at Spirit Lake Community Center, 32564 N. Fourth St., Spirit Lake. Call (208) 304-0313 to register and for more information.

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 jenpolello@msn.com for more information.

Upcoming

Pilates for Seniors – Six-week session for people ages 50 and older begins Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. at Sinto Senior Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. Class is suited for beginners and provides functional and effective exercise to strengthen core muscles, which helps with back pain and correct posture. Participants should bring their own mat. Cost is $27. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Healthy Pregnancy and Birth Options – Offered by Dayspring Midwifery, to educate women and families about healthy options for pregnancy and birth. Covers how most of pregnancy high risk factors, such as toxemia, eclampsia and gestational diabetes, are diet related and how to make healthy choices to keep your pregnancy low risk and normal. Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is by donation. Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail joe@pilgrimsmarket.com for more information.

Concentration and Memory – Covers natural approaches using the best of western treatments combined with nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and other complementary treatments to help improve children’s attention and focus in school. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is by donation. Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail joe@pilgrimsmarket.com 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. Friday, 7-9 p.m., at North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Cost is $25. Call (509) 276-4028 or e-mail debraaht@gmail.com to register. Visit www.healingearthvortexes.com 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. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m., at North Spokane County Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road. Cost is $125. Call (509) 276-4028 or e-mail debraaht@gmail.com to register. Visit www.healingearthvortexes.com for more information.

Raw Food Diet Detox and Weight Loss 30-Day Challenge – Biweekly classes provide real life ideas and support for transitioning into eating raw and living foods to boost energy, lose weight and detox. Classes are Saturday, Sept. 5 and 19, 9-10 a.m., and Sept. 30, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Cost is $50 and includes a copy of “The Raw Food Detox Diet.” Call (208) 676-9730 or e-mail joe@pilgrimsmarket.com for more information.

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