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Achieving Pregnancy Harder Than You Thought? – Free presentation. March 3, 6:30 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 268. Topics will include: reasons for difficulty in achieving pregnancy, options to explore with your ob/gyn, treatment options available, and when to see a specialist. Free parking available. Call (509) 462-7070 for more information.

In the Relentless Pursuit of a Healthier World – Free presentations at Washington State University Extension’s statewide symposium. Topics include food safety and supply, health and wellness, energy security, resilient youth and families and sustainable agriculture. March 11, 9 a.m., at the Riverpoint Campus Nursing Building, Room 005, 103 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. There is a charge to attend the symposium luncheon. Register online at Call (509) 358-7867 or e-mail for more information.

Chronic Disease Management – Dystonia Support Group of Spokane offers free presentation by Dr. Ronald Klein, clinical psychologist, on managing motor disorders. Family and friends are also welcome. March 12, 1:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St., Room 200. Call (509) 891-9131 or e-mail to register or for more information.


American Red Cross Blood Drive – Child care will be provided for donors. Refreshments will be available. 1-6 p.m., at Simpson United Methodist Church, 325 N.E. Maple St., Pullman. Call (509) 332-5212 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Heart to Heart Screenings – Includes cholesterol, HDL, LDL, triglyceride, glucose levels and blood pressure today and Friday, 7:30-10:30 a.m., at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Cost: $15 for first screening and $20 if participant has had previous screening. To register, call (208) 666-2083.


High School Sports Nutrition Meeting – “Nutrition Tilts the Playing Field in Athletes’ Favor.” Designed for high school coaches, trainers, athletes and their parents to discuss sports nutrition and its impact on high school athletes. Free. Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., WSU Spokane Campus – Health Sciences Building, Room 110-D, 410 E. Spokane Falls Blvd. Call (206) 682-3699 or e-mail for more information.

ADD/ADHD, A Natural Approach – Covers integrative approaches using the best of conventional Western treatments combined with nutrition, herbal medicine, homeopathy and other complementary treatments to find ways to improve the health of children. Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

Natural Medicine and Menopause Workshop – Workshop covers natural ways to control the symptoms of menopause, including the use of bioidentical hormones. Cost: $35. Registration forms are available at Jones Pharmacy, 906 S. Monroe St. Thursday, 6-8 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth St. Call (509) 838-6451 for registration forms or for more information.

Natural Hormone Balance for Women – Covers how to balance hormones naturally through bioidentical hormone replacement for men and women. Addresses the concerns of insomnia, hot flashes, memory, libido, fatigue, and natural options available to improve quality of life and prevent disease. Saturday, 6-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 676-9730 for more information.

The Treatment of Pressure Ulcers – Free educational seminar; includes dinner. One CEU credit is available for professionals. Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., at Life Care Center of Post Falls, 460 N. Garden Plaza Court, Post Falls. Call (208) 777-0318 to register and for more information.

Free Yoga for Type 2 Diabetics – Free workouts to better stretch and relax the mind, for individuals with Type 2 diabetes or pre-conditions. Wednesday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free Turbo Jam workouts will be offered in March. For more information, call (509) 288-0681.

Inflammation: The Role Nutrition Plays in Prevention and Treatment – Free presentation. March 9, 6 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave., Room 268. E-mail, visit, or call (509) 747-7066 for more information.

Caregiver Classes – Free series for people caring for ill family and friends, Wednesdays, through March 11, 2-3:30 p.m., at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. To register, call Jon Clifton, (509) 456-0438.

HPV Vaccines for Cervical Cancer Screening Month – Planned Parenthood of the Inland Northwest will offer HPV vaccine, a three-part series to guard against most types of cervical cancer. Most insurance will cover for girls and women between the ages of 9 and 26. Women under the age of 19 who are Medicaid-eligible can receive the vaccine for free. To make an appointment, call PPINW scheduling center at (800) 788-9128.

Other programs

Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners, 10814 E. Broadway Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 926-9804 or (509) 474-1845 for more information.

Polio Outreach of Spokane – For information about post-polio syndrome, call Sharman Collins, (509) 448-8517, or e-mail

Pre-Marriage Workshop – Four-session workshop covers the top six areas of conflict in a marriage. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $75 per couple. Call (509) 483-6495 for class times or visit for more information.

Qi-Gong Series – Classes to enhance confidence, relieve depression and alleviate asthma symptoms and back pain. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $40 per series ($35 for students and seniors) or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information.

Reflexology – These individual foot and hand sessions will work to improve circulation, relieve tension and more with certified reflexologist Linda Bussard at 12 E. Rowan Ave., Suite L4. To schedule an appointment call (509) 998-1062.

Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors HelpLine – The SHIBA HelpLine is free, confidential and impartial counseling with trained volunteers to help callers understand their health care and health insurance rights and options. Call (509) 458-2509 at Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington or the SHIBA HelpLine at (800) 562-6900.

Speech, Language and Hearing Screenings – Washington State University Spokane’s Speech and Hearing Clinic, Health Sciences Building, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Open to children and adults. Appointments necessary. Call (509) 358-7580.

Striders – A community walking and exercise program promoting fitness, fun, friends and health education since 1995. Meets Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. at the Spokane Valley YMCA, 2421 N. Discovery Place, and in Coeur d’Alene. For more information, call Carol at (509) 926-1697, or in Idaho call (208) 772-6381.

Teen Diabetes Advocate Meeting – Free program sponsored by the American Diabetes Association for teens ages 12 to 18. Meets the second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m., at the ADA office, 801 W. Fifth Ave., No. 319. For information, call Ted Duncan at (509) 263-6281 or by e-mail at

Drug and alcohol

Alcoholics Anonymous – For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Go to for meeting schedules and for more information.

Daybreak of Spokane – Offers residential and outpatient treatment for adolescents with emphasis on family. Downtown outpatient and residential, 960 E. Third St., (509) 444-7033; Valley outpatient, 11711 E. Sprague Ave., (509) 927-1991.

Nar-Anon – For friends and families of drug addicts. Group meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Bethany Presbyterian Church, 301 S. Freya St. Call Walt and Lois, (509) 489-6368, or visit

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138 or (509) 232-8139.

Tobacco Cessation Classes – Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit


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.

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.

Get in Touch with Your Baby – Learn infant massage in the Peaceful Place at the Women’s Health Center of Sacred Heart Medical Center, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $80, and registration is required. For class times, call (509) 474-2400 or visit

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

Happiest Baby on the Block – Learn to calm your crying baby; two-hour class at the Sacred Heart Women’s Center, Peaceful Place, 101 W. Eighth Ave. The cost is $45, and registration is required. Call (509) 474-2400 for class times or more information, or visit

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, 1213 S. Lundstrum St., call (509) 244-4191 or 258-6850; 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.

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.

Cancer support

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

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.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Prostate Cancer Support Group – This group focuses on guest presentation and group discussion about prostate cancer. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., at Deaconess Health and Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave. Parking and attendance are free. Call Kim Ramirez at (509) 755-6515.

Reiki Healing Arts – Cancer support for patients and caregivers. Meets the third Wednesday each month, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Reiki Healing Arts, 1042 W. Mill Ave., Suite 103, Coeur d’Alene. Free. Call (208) 665-5862 to schedule an appointment or for more information.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.


Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

Breathing, Relaxation and Meditation – Six-week series for individuals, caretakers and family members living with ALS, cancer, or other chronic conditions, Thursdays, 11:15 a.m.-noon, at Radha Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. Donations accepted. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

Stretch Up Yoga Classes – Pilates/Stretching: Traditional Pilates mat work, focusing on strengthening the core, followed by stretching. Multilevel class; meets Mondays, 9-10 a.m., and Thursdays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Gentle Yoga: Introduces the basic principles of alignment while stretching and strengthening the body, working on balance, strength, and flexibility. Beginner class, ideal for those dealing with fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, weight concerns, chemotherapy, or other restrictions. Meets Mondays, 10:15-11:15 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Yoga Flow: Workout focusing on strength and flexibility. Multilevel class. Held Thursdays, 9-10 a.m. Eight-week class, cost is $5 per class. Cost for drop-ins, $8 per class. All classes are held at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 3606 S. Shafer Road, Spokane Valley. Participants should bring their own mats. Call (509) 928-7088 to register and for more information.

Hatha Yoga – Small classes for all skill levels. Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m.; St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per four-week series or $8 per class. Call (509) 483-6495 for the schedule and for more information or visit

Rockwood Neighborhood Yoga Basics – Basic Hatha yoga classes for all levels. Meets Saturdays, 8-9 a.m., and Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m., at 505 E. 24th St. Cost is $5 for the first class, and $65 for 10 classes. Call (509) 869-4121.

The Renewal Room – New yoga and pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, pilates, yin, and pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit for more information.

Restorative Yoga – Learn restorative postures to engage the parasympathetic nervous system and to heal and rejuvenate the body. Meets Tuesdays, 6-7 p.m. No experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit

Yoga for Recovery – Learn easeful restorative postures, meditation, and breath work. Classes are Sundays, 7-8 p.m. All levels welcome, no experience necessary; drop-in’s are encouraged. $10 requested donation. Main Street Yoga, 20 W. Main Ave. Call (509) 869-0817, e-mail, or visit

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