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“Loving Your Life: Recapturing Gratitude and Positive Attitude” - Keynote speakers are Grace Leaf, Paul Tikker, Dr. Ger Moua, Linda Seppa-Salisbury and Amy Farrell. Wednesday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., Spokane Community College, Lair, Building Six, 1810 N. Greene St. Free. (509) 533-8055.

Veterans Alzheimer’s Group - For caregivers of veterans who suffer from Alzheimer’s or other related dementias. There will also be VA benefit information provided. Thursday, 2 p.m., American Legion Post 143, 1138 E. Poleline Ave., Post Falls. Free. (208) 660-2030.

Direct Primary Care Town Hall Meeting - Dr. Donald Condon, a primary care practitioner in practice for more than 35 years, will speak on the DPC health care option. In this approach to health care, Condon no longer accepts health insurance and instead offers patients unlimited visits, same-day appointments and 24/7 email and cellphone access for a flat annual fee. Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m., Twigs Bistro, 401 E. Farwell Road. (509) 467-1100.

Special Olympics: Project Unify - Special Olympics Project UNIFY aims to inspire students to become active participants in making a difference within their schools and communities in fostering respect, acceptance and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities. Registration is open to all ages. Breakout sessions will be provided for different age groups. Staff and parents welcome. Please register in advance. Nov. 14, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., HUB Sports Center, 19619 E. Cataldo Ave., Liberty Lake. Free. (509) 927-0602.

“Care for the Caregiver” Workshop - Facilitators are Dr. Catherine Armstead and Pat Millen from St. Joseph Family Center. The workshop will cover the challenges that caregivers may encounter and is designed for adult children caring for parents, health professionals, parents, spouses, social workers, and nonprofit employees or volunteers. Lunch is provided. Call or email info@stjoeparish.org to register. Nov. 16, 12:30-3:30 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 4521 N. Arden Road, Otis Orchards. $25/includes lunch. (509) 926-7133.

Upcoming

Healthy Holiday Eating Strategies - Presentation by University of Idaho CDA dietetics students to learn how to eat healthy during the holiday season. Workshop includes food demos. Wednesday, noon, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2588.

Guiding Children’s Behavior - The class will focus on developmentally appropriate guidance methods for young children. Register at www.campusce.net/spokane/ course/course.aspx?catId=175 or call. Classes held Thursday and Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Spokane Falls Community College, Magnuson Building, 2917 W. Fort George Wright Drive. $16. (509) 279-6021.

Tour de Cure Committee Launch Meeting - Enjoy a light breakfast and coffee and find out more about the American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure. For details or reservations, email TDuncan@diabetes.org or call (509) 263-6281. Saturday, 9-11 a.m., American Diabetes Association, 315 W. Mission Ave. Free.

Mind, Body and Spirit Holistic Fair - Visit with 35 vendors and hear nine educational presentations. The holistic fair will promote awareness of health, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, art, mental attitudes and the environment. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free. (509) 496-8138.

Pre-Diabetes Class - A 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 and Nov. 17; or Dec. 8 and Dec. 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., in Spokane or at Lincoln Hospital, 10 Nicholls St., Davenport, Washington. To register and for details, visit http://wellness. inhs.org. Nov. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. (509) 232-8145.

Chair Massage - Appointments available in 15-minute sessions. Register at wellness.inhs.org. Nov. 11 and Nov. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $20. (509) 232-8145.

Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer - This free workshop will cover the latest treatments for lung cancer. There will be a discussion of side effects, side-effect management and tools to overcome the social and emotional challenges of the diagnosis and answer your questions about lung cancer to help manage the disease more successfully. Featured speaker is Dr. Jiten Patel, with the Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care Center in Spokane. Register at http://action.lung.org/site/

Calendar?id=110761&view=Detail or call (503) 718-6141. Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m., Providence Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. Free; light meal & beverages provided.

Spinal Decompression Q & A - Learn about a non-surgical way to handle bulging disc, herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease and more. See if spinal decompression may be right for you. Nov. 11, 6 p.m., 3913 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 966-4425.

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

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