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Red Cross K.N.O.W. HIV Prevention Education – Topics include the stages, transmission, treatment, emotional aspects and impact of the disease. Participants receive a packet and certification. Today, Jan. 19, Feb. 11, March 2 and March 25, 8 a.m.-noon; Jan. 6, Jan. 28, Feb. 17, and March 18, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $35 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330 ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.

CPR Friends and Family Pediatric – Covers how to perform CPR in children or infants and how to help a child or infant who is choking. Follows the AHA guidelines and includes a book. Cost is $25 per person. Preregistration is required. Today, 6-8 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Medicare Prescription Drug Program Assistance – Clinic/workshops to help people find the right Medicare Part D plans. Representatives from Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisers will help beneficiaries find the best plan. Today, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. Call (509) 458-2509 for more information.

Medicare Advantage Seminars – Informational seminar on Group Health’s Medicare Advantage plans is today, 10 a.m., at Corbin Senior Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. Visit www.ghc.org/medicare/ hmoSeminars.jhtml to register or call (800) 446-8882, ext. 100 for more information.

Pilates for Every Body – For ages 16 and older. Class focuses on strengthening the core muscles, improving body conditioning, flexibility and posture. Held 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 6:10-7:10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Jan. 28, at The Woman’s Club, 1428 W. Ninth Ave. and Southside Community Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $64. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

New listings

Boxing Intro with Geno – For ages 16 and older. Teaches boxing fundamentals, techniques and sparring moves from a local heavyweight. Cost is $28. Six-week class begins Jan. 9 and is held Saturdays, noon-1 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1508 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org to register and for more information.

Prepared Childbirth Class – Four-week class begins Jan. 11 and is designed for expectant parents in the last trimester. Covers the stages and management of labor, breathing techniques, muscle toning and relaxation as well as the role of the partner/support person and care of mother and baby after birth. Held Mondays, 6-8 p.m., at Deaconess Women’s and Children’s Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave. Cost is $75 per couple. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

A Series of Christian Meditation – Classes consist of viewing a session with Fr. Keating, O.C.S.O. or Fr. Rohr, O.F.M., time for meditation, question and answer period and sharing. Cost is provided by a grant given by The Trust for Meditation Process. Held Jan. 12 and 26, and Feb. 9 and 23, 5-6:30 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 to register and for more information.

Upcoming

New Year’s Eve Blue Moon Salutation Class – Thursday, 7 p.m. at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine St., Suite D. Cost is $15. Call (509) 481-3134 or visit www.moontreeyoga.com to register and for more information.

Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course – For ages 11-15, class helps participants develop skills in leadership, basic care, safe play and first aid. Participants receive a manual, emergency guide, CD-ROM, first-aid kit and Babysitter’s Training certification. Cost is $45 per class. Classes are held 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday and Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 20, and March 6 and 20 at Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.

Tai Chi Classes – Tai Chi Basic – Ten-week session begins next week. Held Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon, or Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley; also held Tuesdays, 10-11 a.m. at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road, and 1-2 p.m. at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St. Tai Chi Intermediate – Ten-week session begins Monday. Held Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Cost for each of the ten-week sessions is $75. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail taichihelp@salescreators.com to register and for more information.

Express Prepared Childbirth – Two-part class gives an overview of childbirth topics. Focuses on progression of labor, breathing techniques, pain management and cesarean birth. Held Jan. 6 and 13, 6-8 p.m. at Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, 20 W. Ninth Ave. Cost is $50, includes a support partner. Call (509) 232-8138 to register and for more information.

Pilates Yoga Blend – For ages 16 and older. Class focuses on improving balance, flexibility, strength and stamina by blending two exercise techniques. Six-week class is held 6-7 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 5-Feb. 9; five-week class is held 6-7 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 7-Feb. 11. Classes are at Audobon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Cost for six-week class is $27, cost for five-week class is $23. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information and to register.

Red Cross Adult/Child CPR/AED plus Infant CPR – Participants learn to care for respiratory or cardiac emergencies for adults, children and infants. Topics include choking, rescue breaths, chest compression and operation of an AED. Participants receive a laminated reference skills card, workbook and CPR/AED certification card valid for one year. Classes are Jan. 12 and 14 (two-part class), 6-10 p.m.; or Jan. 2, 7, and 27, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Cost is $67 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.

Red Cross First Aid – Participants learn skills to provide care and minimize the consequences of injury until help arrives. Topics include sudden illness, bleeding, etc. Participants receive a laminated reference skills card, workbook and First Aid certification card valid for three years. Held Jan. 21 and Feb. 16, 8 a.m.-noon; Jan. 5 and Feb. 2, 6-10 p.m. Cost is $30 per class. Held at American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Call (509) 326-3330, ext. 215 or 209 or visit www.spokaneredcross.org/ classes.html.

Breast Cancer Wellness Group – Support group sponsored by Kootenai Health will meet Mondays beginning Jan. 11, noon-1 p.m. at Kootenai Cancer Center, 1440 E. Mullan Ave., Post Falls. For more information, call (208) 619-4138.

Parenting/Childbirth

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 sjfc@stjosephfamilycenter.org, or visit www.stjosephfamilycenter.org for more information.

Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Hearth 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 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.

Infant and Developmental Massage Classes – Individual and group classes offered in the Spokane area, call Lori at (509) 466-8435.

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., for information, call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 244-4191; the second Friday at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., call (509) 484-0340 or (509) 340-3875; the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (509) 244-4191 or 258-6850; and the first Thursday in Liberty Lake, call (509) 226-0510 for information on meeting place.

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.

Parenting Class – Information to help parents improve parent-child relationships, build healthy attachments, and encourage positive behavior through love and logic. Four-part series meets Mondays, 6-8 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $80 per person or $90 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 1 year, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Alone Program. Call for times and dates. CAPA offices, 820 N. Summit Blvd., Suite 100. Free; for registration and more information, call (509) 325-7667.

Parent/Childbirth Education – Classes are offered at various hospitals and locations through Community Health Education and Resources and include: Baby Care Basics, Breast-feeding Basics, Prepared and Refresher Childbirth, Sibling Preparation, Infant/Child CPR, Children at Birth, Sensational Beginnings, Communicating with your Baby, and Infant Massage. For dates and times call the Community Health Education Resources Office at (509) 232-8138.

Stroller Strides of Spokane – Exercise group for moms and their babies, using resistance bands, strollers and the environment for a total body workout. Meets Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Mission Park, 1208 E. Mission Ave. Weekly playgroups are held Wednesdays after class with activities for all ages. Call (509) 489-6550, e-mail colleenconnell@strollerstrides.net, or visit www.strollerstrides.net/spokane for more information.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – Meets Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. at Providence Cancer Center at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 325-8716 for information.

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at the Holy Family Hospital ER Conference Room, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call Kathy Jo Avery at (509) 448-5660 for more information.

Cancer and Community Charities – Meets the second Wednesday of each month, Elks Lodge, 1170 W. Prairie Ave. For time and information call (208) 659-2064 or e-mail tjgallery@icehouse.net.

Cancer Support – The Providence Cancer Support Services group hosts a “telehealth” meeting for the education and support and cancer patients and their caregivers on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 4-5 p.m. at the Sacred Heart Medical Center Doctors Building Suite 120, 105 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 474-5490 for more information.

Cancer Support Group – Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, room six, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

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