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Body as a Temple Workshop – Learn to honor and respect your body by creating a map of your body, practicing devotional dance movements, exploring the power of yoga poses and absorbing the healing benefits of deep relaxation. Registration is required at (509) 280-7610. Bring a sack lunch and a journal. Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Yasodhara Yoga, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St., Suite T. $75.

Oral Cancer Screenings – Smile Source dentists and Forward Science Technologies LLC will promote public awareness and early detection of oral cancer by providing free oral cancer screenings. The screenings take two minutes and are pain-free. April 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., River Park Square, level one, 808 W. Main Ave. For more information on Smile Source dentists, visit

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – May 16-18. A weekend of rest, reflection, sharing, massage, reflexology, presentations, meals and more with others who have been or are on the same journey. The Franciscan Place, 1016 N. Superior St. Call (509) 483-6495 or visit for more information and to register. $195/$15 due at time of registration will be applied to total, fee assistance is available.

Tai Chi Classes – May 19-July 23. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic tai chi and qigong classes at a variety of times and locations. For more information or to register, call (509) 468-0587 or (509) 499-0683. You can also email

Audism Unveiled – This free event includes a movie viewing and Deaf Panel moderated by Lance Forshay, ASL linguistics professor at the University of Washington. The panel will discuss what audism is and how to identify it, the impact of audism on the deaf community and what strategies can help develop positive cultural and language attitudes. May 30, 6:30-9 p.m., Spokane Community College, Lair Bldg. 6, 1810 N. Greene St. (206) 781-2109.

Focused Fitness Community Center – This new community center has opened at 2426 S. Dishman-Mica Road and offers baby-sitter training, yoga, fit for retirement programs and more. Visit or call (509) 327-3181 ext. 105 for more information


“Understanding the Brain” – Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Care Center will host an eight-week video series about the brain by Jeanette Norden a professor at Vanderbilt University. Today, 1-2 p.m., Pine Ridge Alzheimer’s Special Care Center, 12009 E. Mission Ave. Light refreshments will be served and reservations are requested at (509) 924-4388.

Chair Massage – Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minutes sessions. Today and April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at Call (509) 232-8131. $20.


Lunch & Learn: 10 Diet Myths Debunked – Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit Free.

INCED Teen Summit – The Inland Northwest Coalition on Eating Disorders will host a free day of workshops for teens to encourage positive body image and healthy relationships with food. Workshops will include yoga, art therapy, and various discussions. Lunch and snacks will be provided. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Student Union Building, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Visit

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, 5:30-6:30 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

“Navigating Obamacare” – Spokane Public Radio and CityCable 5 present this free health forum. A panel of experts will discuss the Affordable Care Act and there will be an opportunity to ask questions of the panel. April 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane City Hall Council Chambers, 808 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. For more information call (509) 328-5729 or visit

Epilepsy Education – Education and support presented by Rockwood Clinic. The event is free and open to the public; refreshments will be served. April 24, 5-6:30 p.m., Rockwood Main Clinic, 400 E. Fifth Ave., second floor, conference room four. Reservations are requested at (509) 342-3240.

Life Line Screenings – Stroke screenings will be offered to identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as the blockage or hardening of the arteries, irregular heart rhythm, and abdominal aortic aneurysms. To assess the risk of osteoporosis, bone density screenings will be available as well. The five screenings offered will take between 60-90 minutes to complete. April 25, Trinity Baptist Church, 6528 N. Monroe St. Registration is required. For more information or to register for an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or visit $149.

Bloomsday Training Clinics – Join walkers, joggers and runners for these free Providence/Group Health Training clinics. Train safely and progress at your own speed Saturdays through April 26 at 8:30 a.m., Spokane Falls Community College gym, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. Register at or (509) 474-3081.

Mindfulness Meditation – Learn the practice of mindfulness meditation to calm the mind and open the heart. Tuesdays through April 29, 7-8:30 p.m., St. Joseph Family Center, 1016 N. Superior St. For more information, call (509) 483-6495, ext. 133, or visit $60/series.

Caring for Middle-Stage Dementia – A workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter will cover communication, personal care, behavioral challenges, wandering and care options. May 2, 9 a.m., Valley Hospital Davis Room 39, 12606 E. Mission Ave. The workshop is free and complimentary lunch will provided; registration is requested. Certificate of attendance for professionals will be available. Call (509) 473-3390 or visit for more information and to register.

“The Health Care Movie” – Health Care for All-Spokane presents a film that examines the health care systems in Canada and the United States. The filmmakers, Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, will introduce the film and a panel discussion will follow. May 6. 6:30 p.m., Bing Crosby Theater, 901 W. Sprague Ave. Tickets are available through Proceeds benefit Health Care for All-Spokane. $10. (509) 227-7638.

Zumba Fitness Bundle with Sandy – Participants can choose from four time slots per week: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m.; Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 5:45-6:45 p.m. The six-week session runs through May 22. You may attend any combination of classes that work for you. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips and knees. Audubon Park Masonic Lodge, 2821 W. Northwest Blvd. Registration is required through Spokane Parks & Recreation at (509) 625-6200 or For more information, contact the instructor at (509) 270-0053 or $30/any six classes; or $54/any 12 classes.

Know the 10 Signs of Dementia – The Alzheimer’s Association of the Inland Northwest will present an interactive workshop, “Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters.” July 16, 6:30 p.m., Audubon Park United Methodist Church, 3908 N. Driscoll Blvd. The workshops are free and open to the public; reservations are requested. Call (509) 334-9488 or visit


Free Developmental Screenings – For infants and toddlers younger than age 3 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.

Free Health Baby Weight Checks – For new moms and babies up to 1 year old. Offered 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.

Holy Family Hospital Maternity Center Tour – Meets at noon the first and third Saturday of each month or by appointment, Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free. Call (509) 482-BABY for more information or to make an appointment.

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., call (509) 484-0340 for more information; the first Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. at the Airway Heights Library, 321 E. Herb St., Airway Heights, call (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., call (509) 484-0340 for more information. Visit for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services – For new moms and babies up to one year old. Offered 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. Cost varies, most insurances cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email or for more information.

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