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Ideal Protein Weight Loss - Seminar on healthy weight loss. Come in for information and sample the products. Wednesday, 6 p.m., Mary Bergum Clinic, 3154 E. 29th Ave. Free. (509) 448-4870.

Harvest Health Fest - Several community agencies and congregations will host the Harvest Health Fest, followed by trunk-or-treating and other cultural presentations. The event includes free food, free health screenings, vendor booths, prizes, music and children’s activities. Candy donations and volunteers for trunk-or-treat are welcome. Friday, 3-6 p.m., Emmanuel Family Life Center, 631 S. Richard Allen Court. Free. (509) 535-6913.

Guiding Children’s Behavior - The class will focus on developmentally appropriate guidance methods for young children. Information and strategies include strengthening parent and child relationships, understanding influences on children’s behavior and the individual needs of children, positive techniques for guiding their behavior and limit setting. Register at www.campusce.net/spokane/course/ course.aspx?catId=175 or call. Classes held Nov. 6, 13 and 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 information or reservations, email TDuncan@diabetes.org or call (509) 263-6281. Nov. 8, 9-11 a.m., American Diabetes Association, 315 W. Mission Ave. Free.

Mind, Body and Spirit Holistic Fair: “Conscious Living” - Visit with 35 vendors and hear nine educational presentations. The fair will promote awareness of lifestyle issues such as health, nutrition, exercise, relaxation, art, mental attitudes and the environment. Nov. 8, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Unity Spiritual Center, 2900 S. Bernard St. Free. (509) 496-8138.

Upcoming

Chair Massage - Relieve the physical and mental stresses of everyday life; appointments available in 15-minute sessions. Register online at wellness.inhs.org. Today and 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.

Creating Healthier Communities Together - Eastern Washington University and Providence Health Care, along with Empire Health Foundation and Group Health, present best-selling author Dan Buettner, who wrote “The Blue Zones” in 2004. After Buettner’s keynote, a local panel will take part in a roundtable discussion on health care in the community. Today, 6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. Free. (509) 279-7000.

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

The Power of Herbs – This workshop will explore the many ways herbs and foods work together to promote optimal health, Puremedy style. Herb Pharm and Amy’s All Naturals will be on-hand with take-home samples and information. Sample herbal ice cream, Halloween cookies made with Vitality Works food-grade essential oils, and more. Children welcome. Wednesday, 6:30-8 p.m., Pilgrim’s Health Education Center, 1316 N. Fourth St., Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 676-9730.

Wine and Cheese Mammo Party - Mammograms are an essential part of your health regimen and remains one of the most effective methods for early detection of breast cancer. 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 treatments 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 one. To attend the party without an exam, call (509) 473-5785. Thursday, 5:30 p.m., 12410 E. Sinto Ave., Suite 105.

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. Visit ReneCaisseTea.com for more info or to register online, or call (406) 883-0110. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 534-7954.

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.

Building Awareness in Navigating Conflict - Learning to navigate conflict is essential to a healthy workplace, relationship and family. This workshop will combine an exploration of conflict strategies and reflective processes to track where conflict starts, what catalyzes emotional responses, and how to clarify what is happening. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Yasodhara Yoga Center, 406 S. Coeur d’Alene St. $125. (509) 838-3575.

Kroc Fall 5K - Costumes are encouraged. Prizes for fastest time, best costume, best family costume and more. Proceeds support The Kroc’s Press On program. Saturday, 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.

Free Exercise Classes for Breast Cancer Survivors - Breast cancer survivors, who finished their primary treatment within the past three months and are 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. Call for dates/times or other information. This study has been approved by WSU’s Institutional Review Board. Sessions begin on Monday and Nov. 17. Held at the WSU/EWU Riverpoint Campus, 665 N. Riverpoint Blvd. Free. (509) 358-7676.

Passage Meditation – Through 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.

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. Make reservations at asowers@uidaho.edu. Noon, Nov. 5, 12 or 19, University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene, 1031 N. Academic Way, Coeur d’Alene. Free. (208) 667-2588.

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. Nov. 10 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 information, visit http://wellness.inhs.org. INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. (509) 232-8145.

Mail contributions to Health Bulletin Board, The Spokesman-Review, Box 2160, Spokane, WA 99210, or email to features@spokesman.com. Deadline for Tuesday publication is noon Thursday.

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