Affordable Care Act Program - Looking for your best option for health insurance or just have questions about the law? A local insurance representative will discuss the ACA and be available for individual questions. Thursday, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Colfax Library, 102 S. Main St., Colfax. Free. (887) 733-3375.
Multiple Sclerosis Support Group - Find comfort and strength with your peers as you learn, cope, laugh and celebrate the challenges and successes of living with MS. Family and friends are welcome, too. Meets the third Thursday of each month 12:30-2:30 p., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Contact Carole Taylor at (509) 999-5255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Health Screenings - College students studying to become health care professionals are looking for 90 senior citizens to volunteer to receive two hours of free health care screenings. Students are offering free flu vaccinations, oral cancer screenings, fall prevention demonstrations, gait screenings, hearing tests, medication consultations, nutrition counseling and blood pressure checks. Screenings begin at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. For more information or to signup, call (509) 919-3045 or visit http://bit.ly/senior-smile. Deadline to make reservations is Thursday. Parking passes will be available inside the clinic; free Spokane Transit Authority passes also are available. Friday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastern Washington University School of Dental Hygiene, 310 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Free.
NEP Health and Fitness Clinic - If you are interested in developing healthier habits and having some fun, the WSU Nutrition and Exercise Physiology students will offer free group exercise classes and lifestyle modification counseling. The clinic will also offer evidence-based weight loss/increase physical activity program; this has a one-time cost of $60 to cover materials for the 12-week program. Classes are offered multiple times per week beginning Monday. Contact email@example.com or (509) 368-6710 for more information.
Wine and Cheese Mammo Party - Mammograms are an essential part of your health regimen and remain one of the most effective methods for early detection of breast cancer. If you are 40 or older, it is recommended to have a mammogram once a year. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Rockwood Health System is hosting a mammogram party designed for you. Extended hours for screening mammograms and free, relaxing stress-relieving treatment including appetizers and wine, chair massages, paraffin wax hand treatments and short educational presentations. To schedule your screening mammogram, call (509) 342-3555 and select option 1. To attend the party without an exam, call (509) 473-5785. Oct. 30, 5:30 p.m., 12410 E. Sinto Ave., Suite 105.
Building Awareness in Navigating Conflict - Learning to navigate conflict is essential to a healthy workplace, relationship and family. This workshop will explore conflict resolution strategies and reflective processes to track where conflict starts, what catalyzes emotional responses, and how to clarify what is happening. Nov. 1, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Yasodhara Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. $125. (509) 838-3575.
Childbirth Education – Deaconess Hospital is offering a variety of classes taught by labor and delivery nurses for expectant and new parents. Classes include Preparing to Meet Your Bundle of Joy, Preparing for Your Cesarean Section Birth, Stages of Labor and Birthing Process, Daddy 101 and Infant Massage. Many of the classes are free. For more information, including class times, costs, and how to register, visit www.DeaconessSpokane.com. Deaconess Hospital, Maternal-Newborn classrooms, 800 W. Fifth Ave. (509) 473- BABY.
Kroc Fall 5K - Get out, work off that Halloween candy and enjoy the Centennial Trail. Costumes are encouraged. Prizes for fastest time, best costume, best family costume, and more. Proceeds support The Kroc’s Press On program. Nov. 1, 2 p.m., Salvation Army Kroc Center, 1765 W. Golf Course Road, Coeur d’Alene. $7-18, includes commemorative mug; purchase race T-shirt for additional $8. (208) 667-1865.
Frankly Speaking About Lung Cancer - This free, two-hour 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 you (or a loved one) manage the disease more successfully. Light meal and beverages provided. Featured speaker is Dr. Jiten Patel with the Rockwood Pulmonary Critical Care Center in Spokane. Nov. 11, 6 p.m., Providence Holy Family Education Center, 5633 N. Lidgerwood St. (509) 484-0374.
Spinal Decompression Presentation - Learn about a nonsurgical way to handle bulging disc, herniated disc, sciatica, degenerative disc disease and more. Nov. 11, 6 p.m., 3913 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 966-4425.
National Veterans Day Run - The Second Annual National Veterans Day Run offers three distances including an 11K, 5K and a 1-mile family and supporter walk/run. Start/finish line in the Clocktower Meadow. Packet pick-up begins at 7 a.m., followed by a pre-race Veterans Day Ceremony at 8 a.m. Nov. 15, Riverfront Park, 507 N. Howard St. $15-50/adults; $11-30/veterans and active military; $5-40/military spouses and teens; $5/supporter; free/children age 12 and younger. (817) 944-3573.
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