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Spokane Falls Community College Breast Cancer Awareness Event – Rockwood Breast Health Clinic surgeon Heidi Richardson and Mammography Team demonstrate breast exams and answer questions about the disease. Held Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-12:40 p.m., at SFCC SUB Lounges A and B, Building 17, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Free. (509) 533-3199.

Individualized Nourishment for the Fall Season – Learn how to choose autumn foods, herbs and lifestyle practices to support your constitution and avoid the flu, allergies and other seasonal aggravations. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.

Total Health and Weight Loss Series – Covers supplementation, nutrition, mindset, habits, workouts and diet. Thursday: “Break Free from Emotional Eating;” Oct. 25: “Maximize Your Workout for Fat-Loss;” and Nov. 1: “Fat-Loss Nutrition Secrets.” Held 6:30-8 p.m. at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.

Managing Stress, Anxiety and Insomnia Naturally – Free lecture presented by Michael Murray covers how to manage stress, improve sleep quality, and control cortisol levels, naturally. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. First 50 attendees receive a free book. Oct. 24, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730,

Pilates/Yoga Blend – Mat-based class uses Pilates to strengthen the core and yoga to build strength and flexibility, increase confidence and develop mental clarity. Modifications offered for all levels of fitness. Participants must be able to move from floor to standing poses with ease. Tuesdays, Oct. 23-Dec. 11, or Thursdays, Oct. 25-Dec. 13 (no class Nov. 22), 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd.; and Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 12), or Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 4-5 p.m., at Unity Church, 2900 S. Bernard St. Cost is $6 per drop-in; $46 for Thursday session; and $41 for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday session. Call (509) 294-1569, email, or visit for more information and to register.

Health and Wellness Fair – Presented by Community-Minded Enterprises, Spokane Calvary and Molina Healthcare. Free services include: flu vaccinations, mammograms, vision testing, dental screening, blood pressure check, DSHS Benefits Mobile, application assistance for state benefit programs, and workshops with DSHS, Medicare and Medicaid representatives. Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-8 p.m., at Spokane Calvary, 511 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 444-3066 or visit for more information.

Get Ready for Cold and Flu Season – Exploring Your Immune System – Two-day interactive discovery of your immune system, using guided imagery and hypnosis. Oct. 27-28, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., at Shared Transitions, 1411 W. Garland Ave., Suite B. Cost is $225, includes booklet and light snacks. Visit www.steppingstoneseducation .com/courses_schedule or call (509) 326-5350 for more information and to register.

“Genetic Roulette: The Movie” – Documentary provides evidence to help explain the deteriorating health of Americans, especially among children, and offers a recipe for protecting ourselves and our future. Oct. 27, 3-5 p.m., at Pilgrim’s Market, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. (208) 676-9730.

Yoga 4 Lunch – Mat-based class designed to improve strength, flexibility, balance and stamina through the flowing movements of yoga. Mondays, Oct. 29-Dec. 17, or Wednesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 12:10-1 p.m., at West Central Community Center, 1603 N. Belt St. Cost is $6 per drop-in; $46 for Monday session; $41 for Wednesday session; and $75 for both Monday and Wednesday session. Call (509) 294-1569, email, or visit for more information and to register.

“The Health Care Movie” – Film screening and and a facilitated question-and-answer session. Nov. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m., the great hall at St. John’s Cathedral, 127 E. 12th Ave. Free. (509) 324-6464 or (509) 838-1809.

Health Care in Spokane, the Good News – Free community forum features T.R. Reid, news correspondent and filmmaker for The Washington Post, NPR, and PBS and screenwriter/narrator of the PBS documentary “U.S. Health Care: The Good News.” Reid will talk about his film and lead a panel of local and national health care leaders discussing how to build a high-quality, efficient and cost-effective health care system. Nov. 13, 5:30 p.m., at Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. (509) 359-6335.


Inland Northwest Blood  Center University of Idaho Blood Drive – Today, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., on the second floor of the Teaching and Learning Center on the west side of the Commons Building, 709 Deakin Ave., Moscow, Idaho. Potential donors can sign up online at (sponsor code: uoficommons). Call (800) 423-0151 for more information.


Healthy Cooking Class - October’s class is “Eating to Prevent Cancer.” Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., at Providence Holy Family Education Center, Room 1, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Visit to register and for more information.

Babysitting Basics - Course for youths age 10-15 to prepare them to be successful baby sitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. Cost is $40. Visit to register and for more information.

Maintaining Weight During the Holidays – A registered dietician provides guidelines and tips for maintaining weight from Thanksgiving through the New Year. Monday, 5:30-7 p.m., at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit to register and for more information.

Zumba Class with Sandy – For ages 16 and older. Mondays, Oct. 22-Nov. 26, 4:30-5:30 and/or 5:45-6:45 p.m., at Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 Northwest Blvd. Cost is $30. Call (509) 270-0053 or email for more information.

Vibrational Yoga – Mondays, 6-7 p.m., Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 9-10:30 a.m. at Inner Journeys Center, 334 S. Grant St. Cost is $10 for Tuesday and Thursday classes (Monday session is free, donations welcome). Visit to register and call (509) 315-1451 or email for more information.

Zumba Classes – The Jacklin Arts and Cultural Center offers Zumba classes every Monday, 6-7 p.m., at 405 William St., Post Falls. Cost is $7 per class or $28 per month. Call (208) 457-8950, email, or visit for more information.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreats – A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentation, accommodations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. Oct. 26-28, Jan. 25-27, March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit womensretreatsfor cancersurvivors.html for information and to register.

The Providence Mammography Coach – The coach features state-of-the-art digital imaging equipment and will be at 1441 N. Argonne Road, Spokane Valley, from 8:30 a.m.-11 p.m.; and at 10100 N. Newport Highway from 1-4 p.m. on Oct. 31. Call (509) 474-2400 or (877) 474-2400 to schedule a mammogram.


Parenting Children of Divorce – Learn how divorce or separation affect children at different developmental stages, how to create a supportive climate for children reducing the affects of damaging conflict and gain communication skills to help handle conflict. First and third Tuesday of the month, 6-9 p.m., at St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Cost is $25 per person. Meets court requirements. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information.

Prepared Child Birth Classes – Six-week, 12-hour course is for those already pregnant. Classes are held 7-9 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, or in a condensed eight-hour format on select Saturdays. Cost is $60 per person/couple, registration is required. Valley Hospital and Medical Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5446 or email to register and for more information.

Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers 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.

La Leche League – The breast-feeding support group meets the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Health Education Center in the Holy Family Medical Building, 235 E. Rowan Ave., (509) 484-0340; and the second Monday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, (509) 244-4191 or (509) 258-6850; and the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. at New Moon Family Wellness Center, 906 S. Cowley St., (509) 484-0340. Visit -league-spokane for details.

Lactation Counseling Services/Free Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Mondays-Saturdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., at Valley Hospital and Medical Center’s Lactation Office, first floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information.

Parenting Classes – For single parents of children up to 3 years old, sponsored by Catholic Charities Childbirth and Parenting Assistance Program. Call for times and dates. 12 E. Fifth Ave. Free. For registration and more information, call (509) 455-4986.

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