Health & Fitness Calendar

“Next Level Nutrition” workshop: 6 p.m. July 17. First of 12 weekly sessions on how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals. Cost: $10 per class. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-630-7000.

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An unidentified man catnaps on the grass at Lake Meridian Park during the July 4 festivities. Never underestimate the value of a good nap.

An unidentified man catnaps on the grass at Lake Meridian Park during the July 4 festivities. Never underestimate the value of a good nap.

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General Fitness

“Next Level Nutrition” workshop: 6 p.m. July 17. First of 12 weekly sessions on how to plan, shop for and prepare healthy meals. Cost: $10 per class. Kent Senior Activity Center, 600 E. Smith St. 253-630-7000.

Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services: City offers a variety of fitness classes, including Nia, Zumba and PiYo. Call for details, cost. Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. 253-856-5000.

Step Aerobic/Weights Class: 7-8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Cost: $79 for 10 weeks. King County Fire Department No. 44, Station 92, 31709 Kent-Black Diamond Road, Auburn. 253-631-6350 or 425-413-1623.

TOPS No. WA916: 7-8 p.m. Thursdays. Swanson Court Clubhouse, 12200 206th St., Kent. 253-981-3867.

TOPS: 7:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is a nonprofit weight loss support group. New Hope Church, 21115 S.E. 272nd St., Maple Valley. 253-631-3567 or www.tops.org.

Yoga classes: 5 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Fridays. Rockin’ Horse Dance Barn, 11820 150th Ave. S.E., Renton. 425-255-9211 or www.learn2dance4fun.com.

Classes

Red Cross Adult CPR with AED Essentials: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. July 18. Open to ages 16 and older. Cost: $39. Des Moines Activity Center, 2045 S. 216th St., Des Moines. 206-878-1642.

Volunteers

Puget Sound Blood Center: Assist with blood drives and bone marrow registry drives. Must be available in the day or early evening twice a month and have reliable transportation. 425-462-4381, meganp@psbc.org or www.psbc.org/volunteers.

Red Cross Disaster Action Team: American Red Cross is seeking King County volunteers to respond to local disasters. Volunteers must be on-call one week out of six, and will receive free training. 206-726-3566 or www.seattleredcross.org.

Stitches from the Heart: Volunteers are needed to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters, hats and booties for babies in need. Items go to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Donations of yarn or money also appreciated. Call for details. 866-472-6903, stitchfromheart@aol.com or www.StitchesFromTheHeart.org.

Volunteer Chore Services: Kent-area volunteers needed to assist with chores for low-income elders and adults with disabilities. Services include shopping, light housekeeping, laundry, cooking and yard work. Program is a service of Catholic Community Services. 253-850-2509, 888-649-6850 or KizzieF@ccsww.org.


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