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“Tools for Spiritual Growth” – Six-week series of independent presentations will explore the elements of meditation found in the Christian and Buddhist traditions. Each evening will contain presentation, practice, and question and answer session. Held today and Oct. 13, 20, and 27, 6-7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $20 per session. Call (509) 483-6495 to register and for more information.

Red Cross K.N.O.W. HIV Prevention Education – Class is based on the curriculum for Washington State’s HIV/AIDS prevention course. Topics include the stages, transmission, treatment, emotional aspects and impact of the disease on the world population. Participants receive a packet and certification. Classes are $35 and are today, 6-10 p.m.; Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-noon; Oct. 14, 6-10 p.m.; and Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-noon. 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 to register and for more information.

New listings

Free Skin Cancer Spot Checks – Oct. 3, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Kootenai Cancer Center at Bonner General Hospital in Sandpoint. Reservations required, (208) 265-5069.

BodyTalk Demo Sessions – Free demonstration sessions of this simple and effective holistic therapy will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis on Monday, 4:30-7:30 p.m., at the Northwest Noetic School of Massage, 2702 W. Sunset Blvd., Suite 2. Call (406) 871-5645 for more information.

Red Cross Bloodborne Pathogens Training – Participants obtain an understanding of the OSHA blood borne pathogens regulation about how they are spread, how to prevent exposure incidents, properly disinfecting equipment, etc. Participants receive a manual and BBP certification valid for one year. $25; Oct. 8, 6-8 p.m. 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 to register and for more information.

“Can You Hear Me Now?” – Free presentation covers the latest information on hearing loss and hearing aid technology. Oct. 22, 1 p.m., at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Preregistration is required. Call (509) 482-2372 to register and for more information.

Upcoming

“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. Saturday, 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.

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 compressions and operation of an AED. Participants receive a laminated reference skills card, workbook and a CPR/AED certification card valid for one year. Classes are $50 and are Saturday and Oct. 20, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 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 to register and for more information.

“Save the One” – Memorial walk to prevent suicide. Proceeds will help fund area programs to prevent suicide and to assist those affected by suicide in North Idaho. Walk along the Centennial Trail beginning at O’Shay’s Restaurant parking lot, 313 E. Coeur d’Alene Drive, Coeur d’Alene. Sunday, 10 a.m. To preregister, pledge or donate, visit www.spanidaho.org/walks.shtml or e-mail spannorth@gmail.com or call (208) 290-6161.

Tai Chi Classes – Tai Chi Basic – Ten-week session begins Monday or Oct. 6. Held Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley or Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. at Rockwood at Hawthorne, 101 E. Hawthorne Road. Tai Chi Intermediate – Ten-week session begins Monday. Held Mondays, 1-2 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tai Chi for Health – Ten-week session begins Monday or Oct. 6. Held Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m. at Trailhead Golf Course’s clubhouse, 1102 N. Liberty Lake Road, Liberty Lake, or Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place, Spokane Valley. Tai Chi for Health Basic – Ten-week session begins Oct. 6. Held Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m. at Lilac Services for the Blind, 1212 N. Howard St. 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.

Massage Therapy – S.I. Rolfing – Educational meeting presented by Discoveries 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.

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