Announcements

CHILD SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Island Hospital, 1211 24th St., Anacortes. Certified technicians will check your car’s child safety seat for safety and proper installation. Free. Drop in.

NSBHO MEETING: The North Sound Behavioral Health Organization County Authorities Executive Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the NSBHO Conference Room, 301 Valley Mall Way, Suite 110, Mount Vernon. 360-416-7013.

CHILD SEAT SAFETY CHECKS: Thursday, June 20, in the main entrance covered area at Skagit Valley Hospital, 300 Hospital Pkwy., Mount Vernon. Certified technicians will check your car’s child safety seat for safety and proper installation. Drop in.

HOSPICE MEETING: The Board of Operations of Hospice of the Northwest will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 24, in the main conference room, at Hospice of the Northwest, 227 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon. 360-814-5550.

DOC TALK: Skagit Regional Health presents “Eating and Body Image Disorders in the U.S.” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, at the Skagit Valley Hospital, Sahale Conference Room. Free. Preregistration required: skagitregionalhealth.org or 360-814-2424.

MAMMOGRAMS: Screening mammograms are recommended yearly beginning at age 40. Schedule a screening with the Breast Care Center, 1320 E. Division St., Mount Vernon, at 360-428-7270 or the Cascade Valley Hospital, 330 S Stillaguamish Ave., Arlington, 360-435-0515.

FREE ACUPUNCTURE CLINIC: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesdays, at Middle Way Acupuncture Institute, 321 W. Washington St., Suite 334, Mount Vernon. Experience the benefits of acupuncture to treat pain, PTSD, stress-related issues or enhance general health. 360-982-2841 or 360-336-6129.

BLOOD DRIVES: Donors of all blood types are needed for these upcoming public blood drives. Photo ID or your donor card is required to donate. Preregistration requested: 800-398-7888 or bloodworksnw.org.

Anacortes

n Monday, June 10, First Baptist Church of Anacortes, 2717 J Ave., 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Burlington

n Wednesday, June 5, Burlington Fire Department, 350 Sharon Ave. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

n Saturday, June 8, United Reformed Church of Burlington, 778 N. Burlington Blvd. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Mount Vernon

n Wednesday, June 12, WSU Skagit County Extension First Floor Sakuma Auditorium, 16650 Highway 536. 9 to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.

n Thursday, June 13, Fir-Conway Lutheran Church. 18101 Fir Island Road. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

n Thursday, June 13, WSDOT Engineering, 1109 E. Hickox Road. 8:30 to 11 a.m.

Oak Harbor

n Monday, June 10, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 31565 Highway 20 #1. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Workshops

DRIVER SAFETY: People ages 50 and older who complete the AARP Smart Driver Course may qualify for a modest reduction in their automobile insurance. $20, $15 AARP members. Preregistration is required at the phone numbers indicated. aarp.org. Next up:

n Camano Center, 606 Arrowhead Road, Camano Island: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. 360-387-0222.

n Anacortes Senior Center, 1701 22nd St., Anacortes: Two-day class from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 3 and 10. 360-424-2424.

n Mount Vernon Senior Center, 1401 Cleveland St., Mount Vernon: Two-day class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday, July 25-26. 360-336-5757.

n Skagit Valley Hospital, 300 Hospital Parkway, Mount Vernon: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27. 360-814-2424.

HEALTHY LIVING: The Skagit Valley Food Co-Op offers a variety of classes and workshops at Co-op room 309, 202 S. First St., Mount Vernon. Preregistration appreciated: 360-336-5087, ext. 136, or skagitfoodcoop.com. Next up:

n Old People Have Sex: Everything You Want to Know About Sex and Aging: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 6.

n Stress Reduction with Hypnosis: 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8.

n First Aid Kits with Essential Oils: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12.

ANACORTES CENTER FOR HAPPINESS: 619 Commercial Ave., Anacortes, offers a variety of workshops and classes that promote happiness and well-being. For more information or to register: 360-464-2229 or anacortescenterforhappiness.org. Next up:

n All Levels Hatha Yoga: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays. $15 drop in, $60 for five classes.

n Yoga with Liz: 9 to 10 a.m. Mondays, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Fridays. $60 for five classes, $25 couples, $15 drop in.

n Gentle Flow Yoga: 10:30 a.m. Mondays. All levels. $140 for 10 classes, $16 drop in.

n Tango: 8:30 p.m. Fridays.

n Meditation Monday: 5:45 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays. $3.

n Anausara Yoga Back to Basics: 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Beginner level. $15.

HEALTH & WELLNESS: The Center of Holistic Wellness, 609 Murdock St., Sedro-Woolley offers a variety of classes and workshops each month. Register: 360-420-2630 or sedrowoolleyholisticwellness.wordpress.com. Next up:

n Yoga Classes: 9 a.m. Mondays and 8:30 a.m. Thursdays. $10.

n Qigong: 11 a.m. Mondays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Saturdays. $5.

SKAGIT REGIONAL HEALTH: 1415 E. Kincaid St., Mount Vernon, offers a variety of workshops and classes. Preregistration required: skagitregionalhealth.org or 360-814-2424

n Childbirth Education: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays June 5-July 3: Five-week course for expectant parents covers emotional changes during pregnancy and other topics ranging from labor to breastfeeding. $110, medical coupons accepted.

n Meditation for Calming and Focusing Your Mind: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, June 5, 12 and 19, in the Sahale Conference room. Explore ways to bring meditation into daily life. $39.

n Stop The Bleed: 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, June 7. Control life-threatening bleeding after injury with hands-on training. Free. Class limited to eight participants.

n Birth Center Tours: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Free tours of the Skagit Valley Hospital Family Birth Center are offered twice a month. To schedule a tour, call 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481.

n Medicare 101: Get help comparing and choosing Medicare plans from noon to 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, in the Sahale Conference room. Drop-in, no registration required. Agents are also available to help by phone and personal appointment. 1-866-389-0445.

n Elder Care Options: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18. This workshop helps participants learn about the support options available for older adults. Free.

n Stop The Bleed: 3 to 4 p.m. Monday, June 24. Control life-threatening bleeding after injury with hands-on training. Free. Class limited to eight participants.

n Birth Center Tours: 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25. Free tours of the Skagit Valley Hospital Family Birth Center are offered twice a month. To schedule a tour, call 360-814-2424 or 360-629-6481.

ISLAND HOSPITAL: 1211 24th St., Anacortes, offers a variety of workshops and classes. Registration required: 360-299-4204 or islandhospital.org.

n Improving Your Aging Memory: 1 to 2:30 p.m. today, June 5. Learn strategies and activities to help improve your aging memory. $10.

n Medicare 101: Understanding Your Medicare Choices: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Monday, June 10. Learn more about traditional Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug coverage, gaps, enrollment and fraud protection. Free.

n Essential Oils for the Mind, Body & Soul: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. Learn how to blend essential oils to help meet your wellness needs. $30.

n Stop Fighting: Start Talking: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. Develop the skills needed to have more productive and less repetitive arguments and facilitate communication. $25.

n Pelvic and Bladder Health: 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, June 27. Learn ways to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. $10.

n Weekend Childbirth Education Class: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30. Designed to prepare parents-to-be for the arrival of their new baby. Participants will learn essential skills and develop confidence. $130. Registration required: 360-299-1309.

n Six-Week Childbirth Education Class: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2-Aug. 6. $95 per couple. Register: 360-299-1309.

n Medicare 101: Understanding Your Medicare Choices: 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. Learn more about traditional Medicare coverage, Medicare Advantage Plans, prescription drug coverage, gaps, enrollment and fraud protection. Free.

Health screenings

AT ISLAND HOSPITAL: 1211 24th St., Anacortes. islandhospital.org/calendar.

n Blood pressure checks are offered from 9 a.m. to noon every Wednesday. Free. Call 360-299-1309 for information.

n Balance screening: 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. Free. Appointment required: 360-299-4204.

n Memory screening: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 25. A series of questions and tasks will help determine if you are suffering from memory loss. Free. Appointment required: 360-299-4204.

n Bone Density Screening: 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 9. Get an estimate of your bone density with a non-intrusive heel scan. This screening is accurate for women only. $5. Appointment required. 360-299-4204.

n Cholesterol & glucose screening: 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16. Fasting (12 hours) is required for total cholesterol and glucose screening; water and medications are OK. $15. No appointment necessary. First come-first served. 360-299-1309.

n Vitamin D screening: 8 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 16. $40. No appointment required. 360-299-4204.

STROKE, ANEURYSM SCREENING: Skagit Radiology offers a combined carotid and aorta vascular evaluation by ultrasound from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at 1320 E. Division St., Mount Vernon. The screening will identify increased risk for stroke and vascular disease. $59. Appointments are required, call Skagit Regional Health at 360-428-8208.

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