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Manitou Springabout Walk, Hygeia: the town clock, corner of Cañon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. Free. Take a brisk fitness walk around Manitou Springs and learn about the healing waters of Manitou. Every Tues. and Sat., 9:30 a.m. through Labor Day. Call 685-5089 for more.

Falun Gong Training, Monument Valley Park, right behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free. Graceful exercises and meditation practice every Sunday, 1:45-3:15 p.m. Call Frank at 282-9236 for more.

Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program at 303/322-7273. Spanish language hotline at 303/329-0031 and hearing impaired hotline at 303/329-0023.

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Free Stress Clinic, 4935 N. 30th St., Suite 170. Smooth Changes Therapies facilitates a clinic teaching relaxation techniques on July 25, 5:30-7:00 p.m. You must sign up by e-mailing or call 271-6089.

Alzheimer's Education Class, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. A class for family caregivers, professionals and anyone who wants to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. Sat., July 23, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 266-8773 for more.

Think Globally and LAUGH Locally, Boulder Park, 1210 E. Boulder St. Laughter is free, easy, quick, optimistic and caffeine-free: a great natural high. Meets Mon., July 25, Aug. 15, 29, 7-7:27 a.m. Call 575-0152 for more.

No More Sick Children, Dr. Bonnie May's Office, 108 E. Cheyenne Rd. $5. Dr. May explains how she can help children's health using gentle natural methods. Mon., July 25, 6-7 p.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

Memorial Hospital Healthlink, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Offering various health/wellness and childbirth/parenting classes. Including yoga, stress management, smoking cessation, infant and child safety. Call 444-CARE for more.

Rocky Mtn. Insight Buddhist Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Pk., Suite A. Guided loving-kindness meditation.Wednesday at 7 p.m. (orientation at 6:15 if you haven't taken the intro. course); silent sitting Sun., 9-10 p.m., Fri., noon to 1 p.m. Call Carol for more info. at 473-7609.

Learn to Massage Your Spouse, 3919 Palmer Park Blvd. $25-$30. Learn to give a professional Swedish massage, taught by licensed massage therapists. Sat., July 23, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 471-9951 for more.

Sam's Club Health Fair, 1850 E. Woodmen Rd. Free. Join Beth-el College of Nursing and local vendors for an afternoon of educational fun. Learn healthy lifestyle practices, blood pressure and BMI screenings and giveaways. Sat., July 23, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 210-2785 for more.

Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Donations accepted. Sundays, silent meditation 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, silent sit from 7-8:30 p.m., required orientation at 6:15 p.m.; Fridays, guided lovingkindness from noon to 12:50. For more call 473-7609.

American Red Cross Health and Safety Training, 1040 S. 8th St. $30-$50. First aid, CPR, babysitter's training, infant and child CPR and more. Classes starting weekly. For details and to register, call 632-3563.

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