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Baby Sign Language – Covers how to communicate with your baby before he or she can speak. Participants will learn 50 useful signs. Today, 6-7:30 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $25 per person. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 232-8138 to register.

Healing Foods Kitchen Class – “Great Whole Grains.” Covers the benefits of whole foods for boosting immune systems to assist in cancer prevention and achieving good health and healing after cancer treatments. Today, 5:30-7 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Cost is $10. Prepayment is required. Call (509) 474-5490 to register.


Senior Health and Fitness Day Event – Free and open to the public, Wednesday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., at The Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 704-0996.

Tobacco Cessation Support Group – Free for anyone in the process of quitting tobacco. Wednesday, 6-7 p.m., at Providence Sacred Heart auditorium, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 232-8138.

Free Diabetes Screenings – Hosted by Halpin’s Health Mart, 11406 E. Sprague, Spokane Valley. Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Call (415) 365-8557 or e-mail for more information.

“Are Times Too Tough For Hope?” – Seminar sponsored by International Association of Prayer Counselors. Offers some solutions for difficult situations. Friday, 6-9:30 p.m., and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m., at Mirabeau Park Hotel, 1100 N. Sullivan Road, Spokane Valley. Cost is $38 per person or $60 per couple/friends for both days, $30 per person or $50 per couple/friends for Saturday only. Call (208) 755-4059 or e-mail to register.

Empowering Relationships – Covers common mistakes in communication. Friday, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Newman Conference Center, 6701 N. Idaho Road, Newman Lake. Cost is $45 per person, $85 per married couple ($55 per person and $99 per married couple the week before the seminar if space is available). Preregistration is required. Call (509) 226-5390 or visit

“Hot Times and Sleepless Nights” – Free meeting for men and women, covers how balancing estrogen, progesterone and testosterone can help balance your life. June 6, 6-7:30 p.m., at The Metabolic Institute, 910 E. Fifth Ave., room 268. Call (509) 747-7066, e-mail, or visit

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screening – Hosted by Ridgeview Christian Center, 5610 N. Ash St. Screening packages start at $139, and identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysms, and hardening of the arteries in the legs. June 9; appointments begin at 9 a.m. Call (877) 237-1287 or visit to schedule an appointment and for more information. Preregistration is required.

Treatments in Hip and Knee Arthritis – Free presentation. June 11, 6:30 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 482-0111 for more information.

Balance and Dizziness – Free presentation on vertigo. June 15, 1-2 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Call (509) 482-2372 for more information.

Body Synergy – For ages 16 and older. June 23-July 28, combines cardio, strengthening, toning and stability to condition the entire body. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9-10 a.m., at Southside Senior Activity Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave. Cost is $49.50. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit to register and for more information.

Tai Chi for Health – Spring classes include: Mondays – Tai Chi Basic, 11 a.m.-noon; Tai Chi Intermediate, 1-2 p.m.; and Tai Chi for Stress Reduction, 6-7:15 p.m., at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tuesdays – Tai Chi Basic, 9-10 a.m., and Tai Chi Intermediate, 10-11 a.m., at Rockwood Clinic, 101 E. Hawthorne Road; Tai Chi for Health Basic, 1-2 p.m., and Tai Chi for Health Intermediate, 2-3 p.m., at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St.; and Tai Chi for Health, 6-7:30 p.m., at CenterPlace in Spokane Valley. All classes run for 10 weeks and cost $75 except Tai Chi for Stress Reduction which runs for seven weeks and costs $50. Call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 979-4128 or e-mail to register and for more information.

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