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Family health classes at Legacy Meridian Park Hospital, 19300 S.W. 65th Ave., Community Health Education Center. Call for information and to register.

Label Reading Mysteries Solved - Feb. 6, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $5. How to get the most out of reading food labels. A registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator will help you avoid making nutritional blunders. To register, call 503-335-3500.

Babysitter's Training - Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Cost: $35. Children ages 11 and older learn basic first aid, emergency procedures and responsible babysitting skills. American Red Cross certification. 503-280-1440.

CPR Adult - Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6 to 10 p.m. Cost: $37. Learn to recognize the signals of a heart attack, care for an adult who stops breathing or is choking, and administer CPR. American Red Cross certification. To register, call 503-280-1440.

Standard First Aid with Adult CPR - Saturday, Feb. 9, 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Cost: $47. Learn heart attack signals, care for an adult who stops breathing or is choking, adult CPR and general first aid response. American Red Cross certification. 503-280-1440.

AARP Driver Safety Program - Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 13 and 14, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $10 (no cash). Refresher course on driving for people age 50 and older. Must attend both classes to qualify for possible insurance discounts. 503-335-3500.

CPR - Initial Course for Healthcare Providers - Thursday, Feb. 14, 6 to 11:45 p.m. Cost: $60. A course for those that require a card documenting successful completion of a class for healthcare professionals. Learn skills for all ages including ventilation with barrier devices and bag-mask devices, use of an automated external defibrillator, and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. American Heart guidelines. 503-335-3500.

When I'm in Charge - Saturday, Jan. 16, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Cost: $18. Help prepare children, ages 8 to 11 for situations that may occur when they are home alone. Includes role playing, safe responses to phone calls or visitors and suggests positive leisure activities. 503-280-1440.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9205 S.W. Barnes Rd. offers health management classes and clinics. For information, call 503-574-6595 or go to www.providence.org/classes.

Breast Cancer Recovery Through Wellness and Exercise - Wednesday, Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Free. A new class for recently diagnosed breast cancer patients, family members and friends. Learn about the importance of an exercise plan, safe guidelines for exercising, signs and symptoms of lymphedema and how to deal with them, how to care for skin changes after radiation and surgery, nutritional guidelines for better health, and resources available to help support emotional and physical needs during this challenging time.

Food Myth Busters: Good Nutrition for a Heart-Healthy Life - Thursday, Feb. 7, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Part of the Heart Healthy for Life Learning Series designed to help take charge of your heart and vascular health. Each session will be addressed by a health expert on topics from prevention to the latest treatments. Free.

Yoga for Relaxation - Wednesdays beginning Feb. 20, 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Learn techniques of deep breathing and stretching to feel more control of your body, reduce stress level, and improve your sense of well-being. Six-week series. Cost: $42 Providence Health Plan members; $49 all others.

Feeling Forgetful? Women and Memory Loss - Monday. Feb. 11, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Forgetfulness seems to increase with age, but there is a big difference between normal absent-mindedness and the type of memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease. An expert will present red flags to help discern these differences and will offer tips on how to improve memory and reduce the risk of developing dementia. Free.

Helping Babies Communicate Before They Can Talk - Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1040 N.W. 22nd Ave., building 2 lower level. A 4-week class beginning Wednesday, Jan. 30, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Cost: $55 for single $70 for a couple. Sign language has become a popular way to enhance two-way communication with infants and toddlers. To register, call 503-335-3500.

Portland Restless Leg Syndrome Education and Support Group, Good Samaritan Hospital, Wistar Morris Conference Room, 1015 N.W. 22nd Ave. - Saturday, Feb. 2, 2 p.m. (meetings are the first Saturday of every other month.) For more information, call Delores Butterworth at 360-892-5907.

ADD/ADHD Support Group for Adults - Wednesday, Feb. 6. Beaverton Community Center, Vose Room, 12350 S.W. 5th St., Wednesday, Feb. 6, (the first Wednesday of every month), 7 to 8:45 p.m. A newly formed support group for adults with ADD/ADHD and their families. A non-professional group relying on member input. Donations appreciated. For information, call Scott Shepperd at 503-780-7136.

Family Caregivers Support Group, Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital, 1015 S.W. 22nd, Building 2, First Floor Conference Room. Thursday, Feb. 7, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Open sharing and discussion. For anyone caring for an older adult whether the person being cared for lives at home, in a nursing home, or across the country. 503-413-8018.

Pregnancy and parenting classes are offered at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, 9450 S.W. Barnes Road.

Classes are:

Bringing Baby Home

Breastfeeding Preparation

Childbirth Preparation

Childbirth Refresher Course

For Big Brothers and Big Sisters-to-be

Newborn Care

Weekend Childbirth Seminar

New Mom's Group

For information or to register, call 503-574-6595 or visit online at www.providence.org/classes.