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.
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.
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 East 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.
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.
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.
n Wednesday, May 29, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 3720 H Ave. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.
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..
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.
n Monday, June 3, Skagit Valley Hospital, Fellowship Hall, 1511 E. Broadway St. 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
n Saturday, June 1, WalMart, 1250 SW Erie St. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
n Monday, June 10, Haggen Food & Pharmacy, 31565 Highway 20 #1. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.
n Tuesday, June 4, Department of Natural Resources, 919 N. Township St. 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3 p.m.
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.
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 Neurological Integration System Therapy: 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3.
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.
n Soft Place to Land: 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. A monthly women’s group to listen, share, support, laugh and cry. $10, or chocolate.
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.
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 Stop The Bleed: 3 to 4 p.m. today, May 29. Control life threatening bleeding after injury with hands-on training. Free. Class limited to eight participants.
n Elder Care Options: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 30. This workshop helps participants learn about the many support options available for older adults. Free.
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 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 12 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. More information: 1-866-389-0445.
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. Wednesday, 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.
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 Swallow screening: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 4, at Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy at Island Hospital, 1015 25th St., Anacortes. This screening is for people who experience difficulty chewing, frequent throat clearing or the need to swallow multiple times for each bite or sip. Free. Appointment required: 360-299-4204.
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.
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