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Free Cardio and Yoga – Monday and Wednesday nights in January. Cardio routine begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a yoga session at 6:30. Classes held at Whitman County Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Call Angela at (509) 288-0681 for more information.

Science on Tap Coeur d’Alene: The Fight Against Lou Gehrig’s Disease – Presentation covers advancements made in ALS treatment over the past decade; next Tuesday, 5:30 p.m., at Coeur d’Alene Brewing Co., 209 Lakeside Ave., Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 885-9156 or (208) 699-6240 for more information.


Effective Parenting in a Defective World – Nine-week seminar to help parents guide children with daily challenges while building character traits needed for a lifetime, from toddler through the teenage years. Meets each Wednesday for nine weeks, beginning Wednesday, at the Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Cost: $25 for individuals/$35 per couple. For registration and information call (509) 226-5390 or visit

Quit and Win Smoke-Free Spokane – Free smoking-cessation contest, includes classes, support groups, resources and a chance to win $500, through Jan. 31, 9 a.m., at the Holy Family Health and Education Center. For information, call (509) 482-0111 or visit

Overcoming Anger – Learn ways to overcoming and manage feelings of frustration irritation, and anger; Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., at the Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Cost: $50 per person/$85 per couple. Registration required. Call (509) 226-5390, or visit

Update In Internal Medicine Scientific Meeting – 60th annual conference sponsored by the Spokane Society of Internal Medicine, Feb. 27-28, Spokane Convention Center. Seminar satisfies up to 10 credit hours in Category 1 for relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission. Fees: SSIM member physicians, $150 before Feb. 6/$175 after; retired physicians, $25/$50, medical residents, $25/$50; Physicians assistants, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare providers, $150/$175; Nonmember physicians, $175/$200; retired nonmember physicians, $150/$175. Call (509) 468-0236 or e-mail


Prepared Childbirth at Sacred Hearth Mother Gamelin Center – Four-week program for expectant parents in the last three months of pregnancy, 6-8 p.m., 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, younger than 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 how 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 at 10:30 a.m. at the Liberty Lake Water and Sewer Building, 22510 E. Mission Ave, for information, call (509) 226-0510.

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.

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

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 Wednesdays 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 6, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is free. Call Beryl Anderson at (509) 474-5490 for more information.

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 for more information.

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.

Free Workshop – Bond Chiropractic Health Center offers a free workshop on alternative healthcare topics, 307 W. Francis. Call (509) 489-1544 for times and dates.


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

Radha Yoga Center – New sessions begin Monday, including Hatha yoga, yoga for health and healing, sacred dance, and Satsang. All regular classes cost $60 for six weeks, and will be held at the center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. in Browne’s Addition. Call (509) 838-3575, e-mail, or visit

Serene Yoga for Cancer – Beginner level classes for people living with breast cancer, currently in treatment, survivors, caregivers, family, and friends. Held Wednesdays, 10:45 a.m., at Solar 7 Yoga, 15413 E. Valleyway Ave., Spokane Valley; and Fridays, 10 a.m., at The Mellow Monkey Yoga Studio, 9017 E. Euclid Ave., Millwood. Cost is free. Visit or e-mail for more information.

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 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 for more information.

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 for more information.

Other programs

Adult Children from Dysfunctional Families and Co-Dependents – How to grow out of these dysfunctional patterns in a 26-week program of group therapy and support with tools for the results you want. Groups meet various weekday evenings from 7-9 p.m., or Saturday daytime, at Life Directions Counseling Center in Spokane Valley. For more information, call (509) 922-3915.

Adult Day Center – Holy Family Adult Day Centers offer structured programs designed to meet the needs of physically, mentally and functionally impaired adults and elderly by providing social services, nursing, rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and a hot meal at noon. Two locations: 4827 S. Palouse Highway and 6018 N. Astor St. Call (509) 482-2475.

Alzheimer’s Association Helpline – In Spokane, call (509) 473-3390 or 24-hour help line, (800) 272-3900; Coeur d’Alene, call (208) 772-2542. Available Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Amputee Support Group – Support for people with amputations and their family and friends. Meets the first Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon, St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Visit for more information.

Anger Management for Men – Ongoing six-week men’s group, Wednesdays, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost: $15/session; for more information, call (509) 483-6495.

Bariatric Support Group – Meets monthly at Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 252-6311 for times and for more information.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings – Deaconess Medical Center, 800 W. Fifth Ave., is offering screenings every Monday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-noon. Free. Call (509) 473-2194.

Bone Density and Blood Pressure Screenings Free screenings every Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m.-noon, at Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. No appointment needed. Offered by Valley Hospital and Medical Center Volunteer Services; call (509) 473-5415 or e-mail for more information.

Breast and Cervical Health Program – Provides eligible women with free health exams and mammograms sponsored by Spokane Regional Health District. Call (509) 324-1553 or (888) 461-8876.

Children’s Environmental Health Network – Web site offers information on organizations active in various fields, sources of data on child health and environmental hazards and more, or call (202) 543-4033, e-mail at

Conservative Care Consultation – Surgery should be your last resort for back or neck problems and carpal tunnel syndrome. Take this free opportunity to find out if there is a nonsurgical alternative to your problem. Call Mark Guthrie, at (509) 327-8188.

Corbin Senior Activity Center Senior Services – Classes and groups for mental, emotional and physical health. The center also offers events, tours and meeting space. Call (509) 327-1584 for listings.

CPR, First Aid and Automated External Defibrillator Classes – Offered by the American Red Cross. Check the Web site for class schedules. Inland Northwest Chapter, 315 W. Nora Ave. Cost is $35-$55, call (509) 326-3330 ext. 216, or visit

Depression Screenings – Offered to adults by Eastman Consulting Services, 607 S. Government Way, Spokane. Free. Call (509) 456-2190.

Diabetes Education – Community Health Education and Resources offers group or individual instruction on diabetes self-management. Course is for clients and their families who are new to diabetes. Call (509) 232-8145 for class times, dates and locations.

Divine Health – Word of Faith Christian Center is offering a weekly class on how to live in divine health, Sundays at 10 a.m. at the Word of Faith Christian Center, 4001 N. Cook St. Call (509) 891-5253.

Dirne Community Health Center – Is a federally qualified community health center. It is accepting new patients regardless of their ability to pay, and offering mental health services. 1106 W. Ironwood Drive, Coeur d’Alene. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 292-0292.

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Prices range from $35-$55. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849 or e-mail

Health for All – This community-based healthcare access project links uninsured individuals and families in Eastern Washington with state health insurance programs and assists those who do not qualify for state-sponsored coverage by linking them with appropriate community resources. Call (866) 444-3066; in Spokane County, call (509) 444-3066.

Master Home Environmentalist Program – The American Lung Association of Washington is offering trained volunteers to offer solutions for indoor environmental health problems in your home. To schedule an appointment, call (509) 325-6516 or e-mail

Metaphysical Research Society – Meets the first Thursday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Call (509) 838-8155 for more information.

Nicotine Anonymous – Twelve-step support group offering our experience to those who want to quit smoking. Meets Wednesdays, 3-4 p.m., at Partners (formerly Spokane Valley Community Center), 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.

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