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Awareness Through Movement Lessons – Wednesday-May 13. Improve your balance, how you walk and all everyday movements. Register at Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Corbin Art Center, 507 W. Seventh Ave.; 10:30 a.m., South Side Senior Center, 3151 E. 27th Ave.; 3:30 p.m., CenterPlace, Room 205, 2426 N. Discovery Place. $10-16/includes six sessions. (509) 279-6030.

Kick Start Your Health II - Learn about nutritionals, bioavailability and absorbability, the importance of vitamin D, understanding the debate on GMOs and a pharmacist table discussion. Reservations are requested. Thursday, 6 p.m., Spice Traders Mercantile, 15614 E. Sprague Ave. $10. (509) 315-4036.

It’s Autism, Now What? - Join the Autism Society of Washington Spokane and learn about what support is available in the local community. April 14, 6 p.m., South Hill Library, 3324 S. Perry St. Free. (509) 444-5385.

“Iyengar Yoga with Heart, Soul and Spirit” - A weekend workshop with Ingela Abbott, a certified senior Iyengar yoga instructor and the director of Yoga Northwest. April 17, 6 p.m., Moscow Yoga Center, 525 S. Main St., Moscow. Full workshop: $165/before Friday; $175/after Friday; $20/per hour for partial workshop. (208) 883-8315.

Human Race 5k - The Human Race is a charity fun run/walk benefiting Partners in Health, which delivers life-saving health care to poor communities around the world. The race will start at the Gonzaga University School of Law. Registration and details available at April 18, 10 a.m., Gonzaga University School of Law, 721 N. Cincinnati St. $20 (includes T-shirt).

Dealing with Autism: Taming Your Paper Avalanche - Join the Autism Society of Washington and bring your containers overflowing with paper to sort and file. Bring a 1.5-inch three-ring binder and divider pages to class. Email for more information. April 18, 3 p.m., Shadle Library, 2111 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 444-5390.

Buried in Treasures Hoarding Workshop - May 7-July 23. A 12-week facilitated support group for individuals with hoarding issues. Thursdays, 12:30 p.m., Transitional Living Center, 3128 N. Hemlock St. $200. Tuition assistance/payment plans offered. (509) 850-3905.

Pedaling for Parkinson’s - This program is free to Parkinson’s patients. Classes are offered in 10-week sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, Central YMCA, 1126 N. Monroe St. Call (509) 777-9622, ext. 112, or visit for more information.


Ostomy Group - This meeting will be about clothing tips to look your best. Call or email for more information. Today, 6:30-8 p.m., Sacred Heart Medical Center, Mother Joseph Room, 101 W. Eighth Ave. Free. (509) 255-6676.

National Public Health Week Events - Panhandle Health District events this week are: today through Friday, “Kick the Habit,” make today your quit day by turning in your tobacco products. Receive a free quit kit; and Wednesday, “Be Prepared,” children can receive a free preparedness starter kit with water, nonperishable food, a whistle, an educational coloring book and more. “Stay Healthy,” interactive demonstrations about germs, sun safety, and tobacco use will be held Thursday, 1-5 p.m., Silver Lake Mall, 200 W. Hanley Ave., Coeur d’Alene. “Know the Warning Signs of Suicide,” a Question, Persuade, Refer presentation about the steps you can take to help prevent suicide in the community. Make reservations at, held Friday, noon -1 p.m., Hayden office, 8500 N. Atlas Road, Hayden. Visit for a full list of office locations.


Orthopedic Seminar - Come learn more about the Joint Restoration Centers at Deaconess and Valley Hospitals. To register, visit or call (509) 473-5755. Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Valley Health & Education Center, 12606 E. Mission Ave. Free; light refreshments will be served.

The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease – This program by the Alzheimer’s Association Inland Northwest Chapter provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and much more. Free, and no reservations are necessary. Certificates of attendance available for professionals for $10. Thursday, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave. Free. (509) 473-3390.

2015 Women’s Show - Presentations and shows featuring beauty, fashion, health and cooking; plus vendors, lectures, exhibits, live music and entertainment. Hours are Friday, 4-9 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd. $5/general; free/age 12 and younger. (800) 325-SEAT.

Senior Empowerment Resource Fair - The fair provides information about hospice care, social work services, fun activities, senior-focused housing, financial and counseling services. Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., CenterPlace, 2426 N. Discovery Place. Free. (509) 926-1937.

Babysitting Basics - This course prepares youths, ages 10-15, to be successful babysitters. Register at Saturday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, Room 200, 711 S. Cowley St. $40. (509) 242-4264.

Spokane Walk MS - For more information and to participate, volunteer or donate, call the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Greater Northwest Chapter at (800) 344-4867 and press 2, or visit Sunday, Spokane Falls Community College, 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive.

iRest At Ease - Integrative Restoration uses a series of 30-40 minute guided visualizations as well as body sensing and breath awareness techniques that lead to psychological, physical and spiritual healing. An eight-week class will offered Mondays, 5:30-7:15 p.m., beginning April 13, Aspen WellSpring, 101 N. Fourth Ave., Suite 106, Sandpoint. $89-$109. (208) 265-2213.

Pre-Diabetes Class - In this two part series you will gain the understanding you need to help delay or prevent the progression of pre-diabetes to type 2 diabetes for yourself or a loved one. Support person can participate at no charge. To register and for information, visit Monday and April 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m., INHS Community Wellness Center, 501 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Suite 245. $30. (509) 242-4264.

Beginning Meditation - Explore your capacity for focused relaxation in this introduction to basic meditation practices. Please bring pillows or blankets. Monday, 6:30 p.m., Argonne Library, 4322 N. Argonne Road, (509) 893-8260; April 19, 1 p.m., North Spokane Library, 44 E. Hawthorne Road, (509) 893-8350; April 27, 6:30 p.m., Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E. Main Ave., (509) 893-8400; May 4, 6:30 p.m., Deer Park Library, 208 S. Forest Ave., Deer Park, (509) 893-8300; May 17, 1 p.m., Cheney Library, 610 First St., Cheney, (509) 893-8280; June 8, 6:30 p.m., Moran Prairie Library, 6004 S. Regal St., (509) 893-8340. Free.

Mindful Eating Workshop - April 14-June 2. Stop yo-yo dieting and transform your relationship with dieting and food with this eight-week workshop. Register by phone or email Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Ben Burr Building, 5909 S. Regal St. $250. (509) 953-9097.

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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