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“Stay Well this Winter” – Spokane Public Library will host two medical professionals who will educate you on simple strategies for avoiding the winter ills. Wednesday, 1:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5300.

Know Your Risk Factors: Colorectal Cancer - Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States. Take action toward detection and prevention. Wednesday, 6-8 pm, Providence Valley Medical Park, Conference room, second floor, 16528 E. Desmet Court. For registration or information, visit www.phc.org or call (509) 474-2397. Free.

Passage Meditation – Oct. 14-Nov. 4. Four-week introductory course to passage meditation as taught by Sri Eknath Easwaran. Designed to answer questions and begin to practice this form of meditation. Visit www.easwaran.org for more information. Held Tuesdays, 6-7:30 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-7954.

“Learn More About Antibiotics” – Medical professionals will discuss proper use of antibiotics, and self-care for colds and flus. Presented by Spokane Public Library. Oct. 15, 1:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5300.

Lunch and Learn: Add a Little Spice to Your (Culinary) Life - For those looking for ways to add flavor to meals without using salt and processed foods. Oct. 16, noon-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. For more information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. Free; bring your lunch.

ALS Forum – The Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Washington State University Spokane will host a forum on amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Speakers will present on the theme, “A Day in the Life of Someone with ALS.” Oct. 16, 6-7:15 p.m., WSU Spokane, Student Academic Center, 600 N. Riverpoint Blvd. (509) 368-6894.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths ages 10-15 to be successful baby sitters. Oct. 18, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Providence Auditorium, Providence Auditorium, 101 W. Eighth Ave. $40. Register at http://wellness.inhs.org.

Zumba with Sandy – Oct. 20-Dec. 4. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips, knees. Choose from three timeslots per week: Mondays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.; or Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. For registration or more information, call (509) 270-0053 or sandy@weissolutions.com. $30/any six classes; $54/any 12 classes.

“Managing Your Medications” – Medical professionals will teach you how to manage your medications and the dos and don’ts of medication use. Presented by Spokane Public Library. Oct. 29, 1:30 p.m., Downtown Library, 906 W. Main Ave. Free. (509) 444-5300.

Healing Cancer: An Essiac Master Class - Mali Klein will share what she has learned while researching this herbal remedy and will also present a multi-faceted perspective on the subject of healing and cancer that practitioners and patients, as well as those simply wanting to learn more, will find useful and perhaps even transformative. Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Visit ReneCaisseTea.com for more info or to register online, or call (406) 883-0110. Free.

Ostomy Group – Frustrated that medications for one condition interfere with another? Kurt Anderson, a local pharmacist, will present. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Mother Joseph Room, L-3, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 255-6676

Hip and Knee Pain Causes and Treatments – Informational seminars presented by the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley hospitals. Today, 6 p.m., Northern Quest Resort & Casino, 100 N. Hayford Road, Airway Heights, Kalispel A & C Ballrooms; Oct. 15, Nov. 19, or Dec. 17 at 6 p.m., Deaconess Health & Education Center, 910 W. Fifth Ave, second floor; Oct. 16, Nov. 12, or Dec. 11 at 6 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free. Make reservations at (509) 473-5755 or visit www.DeaconessSpokane.com and click on the event calendar.

Colfax Library Fitness Classes – Classes include: Yoga Bliss, Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m., begins today; Boot Camp, Mondays, 6-8 p.m.; Flex and Flow Yoga, Thursdays, noon-1 p.m.; Gentle Fitness, Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. All classes held at Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St. No registration required; visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call (509) 397-4366. Cost of classes vary; scholarship assistance is available.

Upcoming

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 Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 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 http://wellness.inhs.org.

Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. Register online at wellness.inhs.org. $20.

Zumba with Sandy - Choose from three timeslots per week: Mondays at 4:30-5:30 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m.; or Thursdays, 5:45-6:45 p.m., through Oct. 16. Special attention is given to protecting backs, hips, knees. Perfect for boomers, beginners and beyond. Classes held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W. Northwest Blvd. For registration or more information, call (509) 270-0053 or email sandy@weissolutions.com. $30/any six classes; $54/any 12 classes.

Adult Fitness Boot Camp - Open to all Rockwood Health System employees, friends and family. Classes begin on Oct. 18 and are offered 9-10:30 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.-noon, Rockwood Physical Therapy Center, 505 E. Third Ave. For more information or registration call (509) 590-5490 or email khecker@rockwoodclinic.com. Class size is limited and participants must have medical clearance from their physician. $10/per class.

Tai Chi Classes – Oct. 20-Dec. 17. Certified instructors Bob and Cindy Petet will offer basic and advanced 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 taichihelp@salescreators.com.

Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors - Breast cancer survivors, who have finished their primary treatment within the past three months and not extremely active are eligible to participate in a research study at WSU’s Spokane campus. Participants will attend free exercise classes three days per week for 12 weeks and complete pre/post testing sessions. Test results and free exercise/nutrition education will be provided to those who complete the study. 12-week sessions begin Oct. 20, Nov. 3 and Nov. 17 at 8 a.m. A Washington State University Institutional Review Board approved research study at the Spokane campus. For more information, call (509) 358-7676.

Parenting/childbirth

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 Healthy 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 johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org 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 www.lllaofwa.org/la-leche-league-spokane for more information about the group.

Lactation Counseling Services - For mothers 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, 1st floor, 12606 E. Mission Ave., Spokane Valley. Cost varies, most insurance plans cover lactation consults. Call (509) 473-5706 or email johnsond@empirehealth.org or lloyddc1@empirehealth.org for more information.

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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