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Penrose-St. Francis Community Flu Shot Schedule, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., 776-5555. $25. Pneumonia shots available for $35. Sat., Oct. 15, noon to 3 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 16, noon to 3 p.m.; Wed., Nov. 2, 3-7 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 10, 1-3 p.m. Shots at Penrose Community Hospital at 3205 N. Academy Blvd. on Sat., Oct. 8, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 15, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Mon., Oct. 24, 4-6 p.m.; Tues., Nov. 15, 4-6 p.m.

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

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College Pharmacy Free Seminars, call 262-0022 ext. 171 for more. Learn about Thyroid on Wed., Oct. 19.

Group Hypnosis, Smooth Changes Therapies, 4935 N. 30th St., Suite 170. Free group hypnosis for women entitled Journey into the body, meet your inner healer. Thurs., Oct. 6, 6 p.m. Call 271-6089 or visit for required registration.

Women, Liberate Your Dance!, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $35. Combine dancing and creative writing in this class, learn to deepen into alert stillness. Sun., Oct. 9, 1-4 p.m. Call 494-7758 for more.

Reiki Reaching Out, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. $90. Learn to use Reiki to offer healing to people and animals, in person or at a distance, and how to layer Reiki symbols. Mon., Oct. 10, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Smooth Changes Therapies Open House, 4935 N. 30th St., Suite 180. Open house theme is "Feelings of Personal Peace and Safety". Includes sessions of group hypnosis and EFT. Sat., Oct. 15, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 271-6089 for more.

Medical Marijuana Support Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Meetings are the third Sunday of each month. Sun., Oct. 16, 4-6 p.m. Call Roger at 393-0857 for more.

Beginning Therapeutic Touch, 19410 Glencannon Way, Monument. $60. Learn a method developed within nursing to reduce pain and anxiety, speed healing, normalize blood pressure and boost the immune system. Mon., Oct. 17, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Tools for Strong Living: Strategies for Living with Cancer, Memorial Hospital Administrative Center, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. A five-week, educational series addressing the unique concerns of men diagnosed with cancer. Runs on consecutive Tuesdays from Oct. 18 through Nov. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Call Joyce at 365-6711 or Cathy at 365-6710 to register.

The Truth About Cholesterol, Statin Drugs and Heart Disease, Penrose Library's Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Joel B. Klein, M.D. speaks on this topic. Wed., Oct. 19, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 457-0330 for more.

Memorial Hospital Healthlink, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Offering various health/wellness and childbirth/parenting classes. Including yoga, massage for couples, infant massage, yoga for seniors, stress management, smoking cessation, women and heart disease as well as infant and child safety, childbirth, prenatal yoga and more. Call 444-CARE 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 1 p.m. All day silent sits on the second Saturday of the month. For more call 473-7609.

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