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Active Aging Week – Events are presented by Waterford on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive, to encourage the public to incorporate healthy activity into their daily lives. Scheduled events include: “A Cup of Tai Chi,” a beginning level modified tai chi class held today and Thursday at 8 a.m. at Waterford; “Fall Proof Your Life,” demonstrations using stability balls and balance pads held today, 1-4 p.m. at Waterford; and “Walk the Centennial Trail” on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. All events are free and open to the public. Call (509) 536-2929 to reserve a bus seat to the Centennial Trail and for more information.

Capoeira for Beginners – Six-week session begins today and is held Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Classes teach an Afro-Brazilian art form combining martial arts, games, music and dance. Cost is $60. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Stretch and Flex Classes – Seven-week session combines Pilates, yoga, body conditioning, light cardio, and basic stretching. All ages and levels welcome. Held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays through Nov. 6, 9-10 a.m. at Millwood Presbyterian Church, 3223 N. Marguerite Road. Cost is $60 for entire session; drop-ins welcome for $5. Call (509) 927-8187 for more information.

Pilates Yoga Blend – Five-week sessions begin Thursday and/or Sept. 29, classes teach a blend of Pilates and yoga to improve strength, flexibility and grace and to develop and progress balance, flexibility, strength and stamina as well as tone the core. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Participants should bring their own mat. Cost is $23. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Exotic Moves Fitness Conditioning – Six-week session begins Sept. 29, classes teach a form of self-expression through exotic and inspiring dance steps. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Cost is $54. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Total Body Boot Camp – Five-week sessions begin Sept. 29 and Oct. 1. Classes feature a variety of techniques including cardio, intervals, circuit training, functional strength and core stability. Held Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:40-6:55 p.m. or 7:05-8:20 p.m. at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. Participants should bring mats and hand weights. Cost is $28. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Sensual and Burlesque Dance for Fitness – Five-week session begins Oct. 2, classes teach the art of sensual dance and body language with dance drills, hip exercises, footwork and strength training to tone the body and develop the core. Held Fridays, 6-7 p.m. at East West Fitness World, 1506 N. Monroe St. Cost is $55. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

“Mind Body Spirit Holistic Fair, A Celebration of Life” – Presented by the Spokane Holistic Chamber of Commerce, event will feature eight speakers and many diverse vendors including shamans, healers and artists. Held Oct. 3, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Unity Church of Truth, 2900 S. Bernard St. Admission and parking are free; event is open to the community. Call (509) 844-4206 or (509) 389-7290 for more information.

Nontoxic Lifestyle – For ages 16 and older. Covers how to create a more sustainable way of life using nontoxic cleaning methods and green living practices to help both you and the Earth. Oct. 5, 6-8 p.m. at Sinto Senior Activity Center, 1124 W. Sinto Ave. Cost is $14. Call (509) 625-6200 or visit www.spokaneparks.org for more information.

Massage Therapy – S.I. Rolfing – Educational meeting presented by Dyscoveries Dystonia Support Group. Oct. 8, 1:30-3 p.m. at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room LL-1, 711 S. Cowley St. Free and open to the public. Call (509) 891-0790 or e-mail denise@designden.com for more information.

Morning of Meditation – Participants will deepen their meditation practice or try a new form while feeling the support of meditating in a group. All levels welcome. Oct. 17, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $30. Call (509) 483-6495 to preregister and for more information.

Healthy Fare 2009 – Hosted by the Riverpoint Campus Wellness Collaborative to educate and involve the campus and community in exploring healthy lifestyle choices. Features a variety of vendors from the Spokane area. Donations of canned food for the Second Harvest Food Bank will be accepted. Parking passes will be provided. Oct. 22, 11 a.m-3 p.m. at Riverpoint Campus Academic Center, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd.

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