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DIY Skin Care Basics - This class with Monique Kovalenko will teach you how to create a new skin care routine using home ingredients. You will make deodorant and face toner in class and take home recipes. Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave. Registration is required at the store or online at $20.

Living with Alzheimer’s: Caregiving in the Middle Stage - A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover topics of interest to families coping with the middle stage of Alzheimer’s disease including nutrition, communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Deaconess Health and Education Center, Classroom 268, 910 W. Fifth Ave. The workshop is free and a complimentary lunch will be provided; registration is required. Call (509) 473-3390 for more information and to register.

IBD Education Program - The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s Northwest Chapter will present a free informational session and discussion on inflammatory bowel disease. Sept. 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Gonzaga University, Globe Room in Cataldo Hall, 502 E. Boone Ave. For more information or to register, contact or (877) 703-6900.

Bike MS - Sept. 14-15. The annual ride for the Inland Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to raise money to end the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. There will be two options for cyclists, the one-day, 84-mile ride or a two-day, 150-mile ride. This tour on the Trails of the Coeur d’Alenes is fully equipped with rest stops every 12-15 miles, bike mechanics, medical support, catered meals and a Saturday night celebration. $50/registration and $200 in pledges. For more information or to register, visit or call (800) 344-4867.


Lunch and Learn - The topic for this lunch will be, “Stress Management.” Please bring your lunch. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit for more information.

Healthy Kids/Healthy Families - This class will discuss the “obesity epidemic” and how to create a healthier lifestyle for your whole family. Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Newton Lounge, 1603 N. Belt St. Free. Please register at

Understanding Depression and SAD - Sept. 20. This free workshop, presented by Ed Hinson, will explore what depression is and what roles the body and the brain play. Seasonal Affective Disorder will also be discussed. St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat - Sept. 20. Get ready for a weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology and much more. The facilitator is Sister Patricia Novak. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Simplify Life, Magnify Living: Bike Riding as a Contemplative Practice - Sept. 28. This retreat day offers a contemplative outlook to bike riding. There will be time for prayer, reflection, a bike ride and sharing with others about the meditative side of cycling. Facilitated by Sister Patricia Novak. Registration is required by Sept. 23. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. To register or for more information call (509) 483-6495 or visit $25.

Summer Games for Girls - A series of cardio classes and games taught by Nicole Kuhn will be offered on Thursdays through Aug. 29. Classes include: early girl games, 5:30-6:30 a.m., available to all ages; girl games, 10-11 a.m., available to girls in grades 4 through 7; older girl games, 9-10 a.m., available to ages 20-55; oldest girl games, 8-9 a.m., available to ages 55 and older. For more information or to register for classes, please visit $20/six-week series.

Tai chi classes . - Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic to advanced tai chi classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information on the class schedule or to register, please call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email

Healthy Living Workshops - A program designed to help those with chronic diseases such as diabetes, asthma, depression, heart disease, chronic pain, arthritis and high blood pressure gain self-confidence in the ability to control how the condition affects their lives. Presented by the Community Health Association of Spokane. For more information, contact Nancy at (509) 444-8200 or The group meets one day per week. Current and upcoming sessions include: Mondays, through Aug. 26, 1:30-4 p.m., Denny Murphy Clinic, 1001 W. Second Ave.

Early-Stage Alzheimer’s - The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will start a support group in Post Falls for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, as well as their care partners. This 10-week session will be held Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m., through Sept. 23. For more information and to register, call P.J. Christo at (208) 666-2996.

Exercise for Adults - The Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of classes to keep people active this summer. Classes include stretch and flex, tai chi, T-Tapp, aqua Zumba, and ballet. For more information, please call (509) 279-6027 or email To view the list of classes and/or to register, visit

Medicare Workshops - Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisors (SHIBA) will provide free, nonbiased advice and information regarding Medicare in a series of workshops held every third Tuesday of the month, 1-4 p.m., Aging and Long Term Care of Eastern Washington, 1222 N. Post St. For more information, call Margaret or Kathy at (509) 458-2509. Please bring your medications, with dosages and Medicare card to the workshops.

Other programs

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.

Dirne Health Centers - Is a nonprofit health center in Coeur d’Alene providing medical, mental and behavioral health and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. For more information or to make an appointment, call the Center at (208) 292-0292 or visit

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.

Exercise for Every Ability - Community Colleges of Spokane Institute of Extended Learning presents a variety of exciting classes for you to get your groove on. Classes include gentle exercise, tai chi, Pilates, Zumba, and many more. For more information, call (509) 279-6027. To view the complete list of classes and/or to register visit

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