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Holiday Teen Dental Party – The Panhandle Health District will offer free dental screenings, fluoride varnish, dental sealants, education and home dental supplies to middle- and high school-age students. Thursday, 2-7 p.m., PHD Kootenai County, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Appointments are necessary by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday by calling (208) 415-5143. Parent or guardian signature of consent is required. Forms available at the event or online at

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $40. Register at

Stocking by the Fire – The North Idaho Deaf Club and Nexus Inland NW Staff will host a holiday party for friends and family with food and prizes. Saturday, 1-4 p.m., Coeur d’Alene Shrine Building, 1250 W. Lancaster Road, Hayden. Lunch: $8/adults; $6.50/seniors; $5/children age 12 and younger and student volunteers. For more information email or call (509) 328-9220.

Pre-Diabetes Class – A two-part class designed for those at risk for, or diagnosed with, pre-diabetes. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course; participants must pay in full. Monday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., and Dec. 16, 5:30-6:30 p.m., in Spokane at 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245; or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Wash. $30. To register and for information, visit

Lunch and Learn: Fight Off Holiday Pounds – Discuss creative solutions for avoiding weight gain during the winter months. Dec. 19, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit for more information.


  Washington Health Benefit Exchange – This forum is designed for small businesses and will cover the Affordable Care Act, exchange basics, Washington Healthplanfinder, and SHOP (Small Business Health Options Program) requirements. Today, 10 a.m.-noon, Hecht Meeting Room, Neill Public Library, 210 N. Grand Ave., Pullman. To make reservations visit or email

Conversations About Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will give tips to families about having conversations about doctor visits, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans. Today, 1:30-3:30 p.m., Brighton Court Assisted Living Community, 1308 N. Vercler Road. For more information call (509) 473-3390. Free.

Chair Massage – Make an appointment for a 15 minute session at Today and Dec. 17, 11 a.m.-1p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Suite 245. $20.


Rapid HIV Testing – The Panhandle Health District will offer rapid HIV testing at the following North Idaho locations: Thursday, PHD Bonner County, 1050 Michigan St., Sandpoint, (208) 263-5159; Wednesday and Friday, PHD Kootenai County, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden, (208) 415-5270; Friday and Dec. 13, PHD Shoshone County, 114 Riverside Ave., Kellogg, (208) 786-7474; Friday and Dec. 13, PHD Boundary County, 7402 Caribou St., Bonners Ferry, (208) 267-5558; Dec. 16, PHD Benewah County, 137 N. Eighth St., St. Maries, (208) 245-4556. Free; appointments are necessary.

United Health Care Meetings – Presented by certified senior adviser Lavoine Schellenberg and Medicare specialist Holly Ferguson-Napier. Thursday at 9:30 a.m., Good Samaritan Community Center, 1728 E. Eighth Ave. Call (509) 990-6522 or (509) 710-6366. 

The MOOSE Project – The Magic of Oral and Signing Education will offer three programs for deaf and hard of hearing children, families and friends. Mighty Moose is a play and social group for children age 5 and younger, Friday and Dec. 20, 10-10:45 a.m.; Moose on the Loose is a child care program with babysitters who use sign language, Dec. 14, 4-7 p.m.; Moose Tracks is a social and support group for teens, Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. All programs at Latah Valley Presbyterian Church, 202 E. Meadowlane Road. For details visit

Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease – Information about deep brain stimulation, a treatment for the debilitating tremors experienced by those with Parkinson’s disease, will be offered. Featuring speaker Jonathan Carlson from Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates. Dec. 11, 4-6:30 p.m., Providence Auditorium, Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, 20 W. Ninth Ave. For registration visit events/phc/dbs-forum.

Health Insurance Information – The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Dec. 18 and Feb. 19 at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; Jan. 15 and March 19 at North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350. All sessions are 6-8 p.m. Visit or call (509) 893-8200.

Cancer support

Breast Cancer Support – The group meets the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month from 6-8 p.m. at Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., in the Radiation Oncology Department Conference Room. (509) 474-5490.

Cancer Support Group - Meets the first, third and fifth Tuesdays of each month, 5:30-7 p.m., Holy Family Hospital, Health Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St., Room 2. Cost is free. (509) 474-5490.

Look Good… Feel Better – A program offered by the American Cancer Society to help women diagnosed with cancer learn how to apply cosmetics and choose wigs and other head wear. The group meets twice monthly. For locations, time and more information, call Bonnie Abernethy at (509) 455-3440, option 3.

Chiropractic care

Free Scoliosis Screening – Enlist professional expertise to your service group or club. Call Loren C. Miller at (509) 327-3393.

Free Scoliosis Screening – The progression of scoliosis can be slowed or stopped and reversed in most cases without surgery. Utilize this opportunity to have your child evaluated. Call Mark Guthrie at (509) 327-8188.


Kundalini Yoga and Meditation – Simple techniques that can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of age or fitness level. Each class features physical exercises, breathwork and meditation. Held Sundays, 5-6:30 p.m., at Harmony Yoga, 1717 W. Sixth Ave., Suite 5. Cost is $15 per drop-in or $65 for a five-class pass. Call (509) 869-5162 for more information.

Moon Tree Gentle Yoga Classes – Exploring meditation: For all levels, meets Mondays, 7-8 p.m., $10/class with enrollment or $15 drop-in. Chair yoga: For seniors, people in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility, meets Fridays, 9:30-10:30 a.m., $10 per class with enrollment, $15 drop-in. Classes held at Moon Tree Gentle Yoga, 511 S. Pine, Suite D. To register, call (509) 481-3134 or visit

St. Joseph Family Center Classes: Mindfulness Meditation – Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Guided 30-minute meditation, teaching and discussion. All levels of experience welcome. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 per class. Call (509) 928-3863 for more information.

Pilates/Yoga Blend – Improve your strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Presented by certified fitness professional Joan Magnelli. Classes are at a variety of times and locations. For a full list of classes and prices visit or email

Sunflower Yoga – Learn yoga poses, breath practices and meditation to decrease stress and improve well-being. Quality, safe instruction with a certified Iyengar instructor. Call (509) 535-7369 or visit for more information.

The Renewal Room – Yoga and Pilates studio, now offering on-going classes in yoga, Pilates, yin, and Pilates/yoga fusions. Located at 321 W. Hastings Road. Call (509) 413-6445 or visit for more information.

Vibrational Yoga – Modernized method of yoga designed to heal by tuning into your vibrations. 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.

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