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Blood Drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1-7 p.m. today, noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive, Twin Falls. Valid identification is required.

Schedule an appointment: Sharla, 734-4566.

Chronic Pain Support

HOPE Chronic Pain Support Group meets at 3 p.m. today.

The small group provides positive emotional support, shares coping strategies and experiences with different healing therapies, and information about reputable medical resources for understanding and managing pain. Affiliated with the American Chronic Pain Association.

Information and for meeting location: facilitator Donna Erickson, 736-1036.

‘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 wearing. The session is educational support for parents and babies. A lactation consultant and a baby scale are available each week.

Free; 324-6133.

Childbirth

St. Luke’s Magic Valley prepared childbirth classes, 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, this week through Nov. 13, 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.

Childbirth

The labor support class of St. Luke’s Jerome prepared childbirth series, 7-9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the medical center, 709 N. Lincoln St., Jerome.

Topic: labor process including starting, timing and comfort measures. Bring a labor support person, if possible. Mothers may enroll, even if their babies will be born at a different hospital. The class is offered separately, or as part of the childbirth series.

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

Alzheimer’s Support

Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting, 10:30 a.m. to noon Wednesday at River Ridge Care and Rehabilitation Center, 640 Filer Ave. W., Twin Falls.

Open to Twin Falls-area residents who have family members with Alzheimer’s.

Free. Information: Cynthia Nixon or Patti Dennis, 734-8645.

Grief Support

Suicide Prevention Action Network’s Grief Support Group, 7 p.m. Wednesday at Episcopal Church of the Ascension, 371 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls.

Grief support for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one by suicide.

Information: Lori Stewart, 539-1853, or Donna Stalley, 420-9208.

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Support Group, 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays at Family Health Services/Behavioral Health, 1102 Eastland Drive N., Twin Falls.

Open to individuals in Magic Valley with a mental health diagnosis.

Free; 734-1281.

Asthma Education

Asthma education class for people with asthma, their families and caregivers, 6-8 p.m. Thursday in the Pine Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Free. Preregistration required; 814-8765.

CPR, First Aid

Heartsaver first aid and CPR class, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in Oak Rooms 3-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Combines first aid and CPR training under the guidelines of American Heart Association.

Classroom and hands-on practice in emergency procedures for adults, children and infants, including mouth-to-mouth and mouth-to-mask resuscitation, chest compression, choking and automated external defibrillators.

Cost is $50 (includes manual). Preregistration is required; 814-0403.

CPR, First Aid

Heartsaver pediatric first aid and CPR class for child care providers, youth leaders, teachers and coaches, 2-7:30 p.m. Saturday in Oak Rooms 3-4 on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topics: airway management CPR, choking, barrier device and using an automated external defibrillator. American Heart Association card is provided upon successful completion.

Cost is $50 (includes manual). Preregistration is required; 814-0403.

Childbirth Refresher

Childbirth refresher course, 6:30-9 p.m. Oct. 23 in the Oak Room on the lower level of St. Luke’s, 801 Pole Line Road W., Twin Falls.

Topic: Review of childbirth preparation and breathing techniques and a video tour of the Women and Infants Center. Bring a labor support person, if possible.

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

“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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