Blood Drive

The American Red Cross has scheduled a blood drive from noon to 6 p.m. today at Rupert Civic Building, 624 F St., Rupert.

Schedule an appointment: Marie Hansen, 436-0360.

Back Exercise

“Benefits of Exercise in Protecting Your Back” with Jeremiah Yates, DPT, 5 p.m. today at North Canyon Medical Center’s Sage Room, 215 University Ave. (north of the medical center).

Free. Information: Shellie, 934-9884.

Breast Cancer Support

Breast Cancer Support Group, 6:30 p.m. today in the reception area at St. Luke’s Mountain States Tumor Institute, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Open to breast cancer survivors (male or female) and their families and friends.

Free; Lana, 933-4053, or Mary, 734-1766.

Recovery Support

Recovery For Life groups meet Mondays through Dec. 17 at the Twin Falls Reformed Church, 1631 Grandview Drive N.

Groups include Divorce Care, Grief Share, HOPE 12-step program (substance abuse recovery), Co-Dependency for Men and Women, Parenting Skills and Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace (getting and staying out of debt). Most groups meet at 7 p.m. A meal is available from 6-6:45 p.m.

“Special Parents — Special Kids,” a support group for parents of special-needs children, meets the first Monday of each month.

Free child care and shuttle service available. Information: 733-6128.

‘Baby and Me’

St. Luke’s Jerome is offering “Baby and Me” classes, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at Jerome Public Library, 100 First Ave. E.

This week’s topic: baby sign language. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 324-6133.

Infant Safety, CPR

Infant safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesday in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s Magic Valley Medical Center, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

New parents, grandparents and caregivers learn CPR and what to do if a baby chokes.

No registration required; free; 814-0407.

Celiac Support

Celiac Support Group of Magic Valley meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Information: Pat, 731-9079.

Stroke Prevention

Life Line Screening offers ultrasound tests for area residents to help identify their risk of stroke, vascular diseases or osteoporosis. Appointments are required for the screenings set for Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 910 Shoshone St. E., Twin Falls.

The screenings help identify blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysm and hardening of the arteries in the legs, according to a Life Line news release. The bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is appropriate for both men and women. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.

Packages start at $159. Preregister: 1-877-237-1287 or lifelinescreening.com.

Childbirth

St. Luke’s Magic Valley prepared childbirth classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, this week through Oct. 24, in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topics: wellness of the mother; labor and delivery process with relaxation and breathing techniques; care of the postpartum mother and newborn; breastfeeding and bottle feeding; and a video tour of the Women’s and Infant Center. Bring a labor support person if possible.

Cost is $60, and preregistration is required; 814-0407.

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Grief Support

Visions of Hope Support Group, 5 p.m. Thursdays at the Hospice Visions building, 1770 Park View Drive, Twin Falls.

Support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one.

Free; 735-0121.

C-sections

Caesarean class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday at the medical center, 709 N. Lincoln St., Jerome. Topics: Caesarean birth and hospital tour.

The class is offered separately, or as part of the childbirth series. Mothers may enroll even if their babies will be born at a different hospital.

Cost is $5 per class or $30 for the series. Register: 324-6133.

Happy Babies

“Happiest Baby on the Block” class, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 2 the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W. in Twin Falls.

Topics: helping babies sleep longer, soothing fussy infants and making postpartum adjustments. Class includes a parenting kit.

Cost is $20, and preregistration is required; 814-0407.

Smoking Cessation

Adult smoking cessation class, 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning Oct. 3 to Nov. 7, at South Central Public Health District, 1020 Washington St. N., Twin Falls. Classes are taught by a certified facilitator.

Free; preregistration is required, 737-5988. Class limit is 12 (if less than four participants sign up, the class will be canceled).

“To do for you” is a listing of health-related activities, events and education. Submit information by Thursday for publication in the following Monday’s edition: ramona@magicvalley.com.

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