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Mind, Body, Spirit Holistic Fair – The event will include 35 vendors and eight educational presentations about healing awareness and achieving a holistic and sustainable lifestyle. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. For more information, call (509) 496-8138 or email lindachristine@ Free.

Love Your Heart: Women’s Heart Health Event – Cardiologists from the Rockwood Heart and Vascular Center, Dr. Amna Ahmed and Dr. Ellie Mueller, will give a heart health presentation. The event will include screenings, food and beverages, chair massages and prizes. Sponsored by the Rockwood Health System. Feb. 26, 5-7:30 p.m., The Lincoln Center, 1316 N. Lincoln St. Free; reservations required by Monday at (509) 473-5899 or


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

90 for Life Tour – Dr. Joel Wallach, author of “Dead Doctors Don’t Lie,” will present two free seminars on maintaining your health. Today, 7 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Reservations are requested. For more information or reservations, visit or email

Safety Fest – Today-Thursday. North Idaho College will offer several classes for construction and general industry companies to receive free safety training for their employees at the NIC Workforce Training Center, 525 Clearwater Loop, Post Falls. Classes include: fall protection, confined space training, CPR/first aid, excavation, distracted driving and more. For more information or to register, visit or call (208) 769-7732.


Health Insurance Information – The Spokane County Library District will host sessions to help you learn about health insurance for individuals and small businesses. Wednesday at the Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; 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 for more information.

Nutrition for Type 2 Diabetes – Students in the Nutrition and Exercise Physiology Program at Washington State University will offer several free interactive classes on developing healthy eating habits. The classes will be offered at the Spokane campus on Wednesday, March 3, 12 and 31, and April 16 from 10-11:50 a.m. For more information call (509) 368-6710; email; or visit students/nepclinic.html.

Lunch and Learn: Heart Health – Learn how to keep your heart healthy, including decreasing bad cholesterol and what to do in a cardiac emergency. Thursday, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Visit for more information. Free; bring your lunch.

“Beat the Heart Attack Gene” – Reading, discussion and signing of the book by Amy Doneen and Dr. Bradley Bale, co-founders of the Heart Attack and Stroke Prevention Center in Spokane. Thursday, 7 p.m., Auntie’s Bookstore, 402 W. Main Ave. For details call (509) 838-0206. Free.

Women’s Cancer Survivor Retreat – Friday-Sunday. 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.

Babysitting Basics – This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful babysitters. Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium,20 W. Ninth Ave. $40. Register at

Depression Recovery Seminar – Through March 27. An eight-week seminar based on the community program developed by Dr. Neil Nedley. Meetings will be Thursday evenings at 6 p.m., Ione Seventh-day Adventist Church, 707 Houghton St., Ione, Wash. For more information call (509) 446-2000. $25/workbook for the seminar; purchase not mandatory.

Healthy Living with Chronic Conditions – Spokane Public Library will offer a six-session workshop for individuals with one or more chronic conditions. The workshops will be once a week at the Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave., and South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. For more information or to enroll, call (509) 434-0402 or email Free.

BEMER Symposium – Spokane BEMER Partners will host a free symposium on BEMER Physical Vascular Technology. Learn about this new medical technology which increases blood flow and oxygen utilization. March 1, 3-6:30 p.m., Red Lion Hotel at the Park, Skyline Room, 303 W. North River Drive. For more information and reservations call (509) 701-1940.

Movin’ and Groovin’ Fair – The health fair will include screenings, massages, informational booths, raffles and an affordable lunch. March 8, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Corbin Senior Activity Center, 827 W. Cleveland Ave. For details, visit or call (509) 327-1584. Free admission.

Drug and alcohol

Al-Anon - For family and friends with the disease of Alcoholism. For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 456-2125 or (888) 425-2666 or visit

Alcoholics Anonymous - For 24-hour information and support, call (509) 624-1442. Visit for meeting schedules and information.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Community Health Education and Resources Office is offering free tobacco cessation classes throughout Spokane. Call (509) 232-8138.

Tobacco Cessation Classes - Free for Group Health members. For a list of dates and times, call (509) 459-1086 or visit

Quit and Win Tobacco Program - Free program offers classes two times a month, flexible quit dates, chances to win prizes and support to help you quit and stay quit. Held at Providence Holy Family Hospital, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 232-8138.

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

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