Announcements

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.

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.

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.

NSBHO MEETING: The North Sound Behavioral Health Organization County Authorities Executive Committee will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 11, in the NSBHO Conference Room, 301 Valley Mall Way, Suite 110, Mount Vernon. 360-416-7013.

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.

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, July 1, Island Hospital, 1211 24th St. 10 a.m. to noon and 12:45 to 4 p.m.

Burlington

n Tuesday, June 25, Regence Blue Shield, 333 E. Gilkey Road. 8:30 to 11 a.m. and noon to 2:30 p.m.

n Saturday, June 29, Fred Meyer, 920 S. Burlington Blvd. 8 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Camano Island

n Monday, June 24, Camano Chapel, 867 S. West Camano Drive. 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m.

Mount Vernon

n Wednesday, June 19, Skagit County and Mount Vernon City Employees Blood Drive, Skagit Station, 105 E. Kincaid St. 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

n Tuesday, June 25, City of Mount Vernon, 910 Cleveland Ave., 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

n Monday, July 1, Safeway, 315 E. College Way, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and noon to 3 p.m.

n Wednesday, July 3, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 415 S. 18th St. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m.

Oak Harbor

n Saturday, July 6, WalMart, 1250 SW Erie St. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 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 Forgiveness and Reiki, a Powerful Path of Liberation: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.

n Neurological Integration System Therapy: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

n Chi Nei Tsang and Digestieve Care: 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 15.

n Essential Remedies: Wellness with Aromatherapy: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16.

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, July 2. 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.

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 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.

n Childbirth Education: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays July 8-Aug.5: Five-week course for expectant parents covers emotional changes during pregnancy and other topics ranging from labor to breastfeeding. $110, medical coupons accepted.

n Birth Center Tours: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9. 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 Childbirth Express: 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, July 13-14. $95.

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

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 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 am to 5pm weekdays at 1320 E. Division Street, 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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