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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

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Hip and Knee Pain: Causes and Treatments – Featuring physicians of Northwest Orthopedic Specialists. Complimentary dinner will be served. Feb. 19, 6 p.m. Valley Hospital Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Free. Registration required. Call (509) 473-5672, email Diane Cendana at or register online at


Herbs for the Childbearing Years – Safe use of herbs during pregnancy and after birth to support healthy moms and babies. Prenatal and postpartum tonics, herbs to alleviate specific symptoms and discomforts. Today , 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sun People Dry Goods Co., 32 W. Second Ave., Suite 200. $15. Registration required at the store or online at For more information email

Legal Planning for Alzheimer’s – Presented by Gonzaga Law School professor Larry Weiser. Open to the public. Today, 1-2 p.m. Touchmark on South Hill, 2929 S. Waterford Drive. Free. Certificates of attendance available for all professionals for $5. For more information call (509) 536-2929.


Quit for Good: A Tobacco Cessation Program – Quit smoking for good in this four-week program. For attending four sessions, participants will receive a $25 gift card and a free quit kit. A new series begins the first Wednesday of every month. For age 18 and older. 6-7 p.m. Holy Family Health Education Center, Room Four, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. To register and for more information visit

Pre-Diabetes Class – For you or someone you know who is at risk or has been diagnosed with pre-diabetes. A two-part class series. All participants will receive a free testing meter. Support partner free. Insurance does not cover the cost of this course, participants must pay in full. Monday from 5:30-6:30 p.m., 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. To register and for more information visit

Red Cross Reconnection Workshops – Program meant to give support and skill-building for military families of service members who have been deployed repeatedly. Feb. 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Exploring Stress and Trauma; March 28, 6-7:30 p.m., Identifying Depression. American Red Cross, 315 W. Nora Ave. To register and for more information, call Breezy Tottenhoff at (509) 326-3330, ext. 202, or email Breezy.Tottenhoff@

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. Retreats are: March 15-17, and May 17-19. Suggested donation is $195, $15 due at time of registration will be applied to total. Held at St. Joseph’s Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495, email, or visit womensretreatsfor cancersurvivors.html for more information and to register.

Other programs

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.

First Aid/CPR Classes – Adult, child and infant first aid/CPR classes, new student and refresher courses, are available through The Safety Center, 1317 W. Kiernan Ave. Courses cover assessment of airway, breathing, and circulation techniques, as well as the use of protective barriers. “Hands On” CPR exercises are included. Prices range from $35-$55 and include a training manual. Two-year certification cards are issued. Registration is required. For more information, location and times, call Rick Bennett at (509) 979-0849, email, or visit

Fitness Classes – Offered by Spokane Parks and Recreation. Classes include: aerobic, Bloomsday training, body conditioning, exotic moves fitness, Pilates, sensual dance, strength and conditioning, total body boot camp, turbo kick, and others. Held at various times and locations. Visit www.spokane or call (509) 625-6200 to register or for information.

Free Assistance from a Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Adviser – A representative from Statewide Health Insurance Benefit Advisor visits a number of Whitman County Library branch locations each month assisting residents with their Medicare and insurance questions. SHIBA volunteers provide information and counseling to individuals about health insurance and health care access, focusing on Medicare issues along with other health insurance related issues. Marie Fowler will be at the St. John Library, 1 E. Front St., the second Monday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon; the Endicott Library, 324 E. St., the second Tuesday of each month, 1-2 p.m.; the Oakesdale Library, 101 S. First St., the second Wednesday of each month, from 11 a.m.-noon; the Lamont Town Hall, 2502 Lamont Road, the second Wednesday of each month, 4-5 p.m.; the Lacrosse Library, 107 S. Main St., the third Monday of each month, 1-2 p.m., and the Malden Library, 11 N.W. Ash, the third Wednesday of each month, 11 a.m.-noon. Call (509) 458-2509 for information.

Free Fitness and Balance Classes for Seniors – “Fit and Fall Proof” series is aimed to help older people achieve and maintain functional fitness skills to support independent, active lifestyles. Held Fridays at noon at Kootenai Medical Center, 2003 Lincoln Way, Coeur d’Alene. Call (208) 666-3199 to register and for more information.

Free Total Joint Replacement Classes – Classes highlight the process of receiving a new joint, including what to expect before and after surgery, and feature a presentation to answer questions about the rehabilitation of a new joint. Open to anyone interested in or having a joint replacement. All participants will receive a complimentary Total Joint Replacement Guidebook. Held monthly at 1590 E. Polston Ave., Post Falls (directly across from Northwest Specialty Hospital). Call (208) 777-4242 to make an appointment and for details.

“Get Your Groove On” Classes for Seniors – Balance is Core: Strength exercises for upper body, core and lower body. Balance exercises are included, followed by relaxing stretch exercises. Mondays and Wednesdays, through March 25, 8:10-8:55 a.m., at St. Francis of Assisi Parish, 1104 W. Heroy Ave. Cost is $29.

Goddess Arts Academy Pole Fitness, Pole Dancing, Aerial Arts and Acrobatics Classes – Classes for men, women and youth of all ages and levels. Drop ins are welcome. Pole Fit Basics – Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Learn the basics of pole dance for fitness. Black Light Ladies Night – Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Cardio-intensive dance style workout under black lights. Ladies only. Trixter – Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Intermediate/Advanced Class with a focus on pole tricks and transitions. Intro Pole Class – Held on Thursdays, 6-6:30 p.m. For new students. Open Pole and Aerial Practice – Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Combines warm up and cool down exercises with time for personal practice. Pole-Fit Basics – Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. All levels welcome. Aerial Arts Basics – Saturdays, noon. Get fit with aerial yoga, dance and acrobatics moves. All ages and levels welcome. Drop-ins are $20 per class. Held at 5025 N. Market St. Call (509) 868-2168 to register and for information.

Contributions should be mailed to the Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, P.O. Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or emailed to features@ Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.