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Health Expo: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14 at Princeton Public Library in partnership with the nonprofit Patient Innovation Center. Vendor and service tables will be set up at the library that day, in addition to programs, films and other special health screenings offered throughout the month.

Multiple Sclerosis Educational Meeting: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17 in the White Oak Classroom at Perry Memorial Hospital, Princeton. Free and open to the public. For more information, contact Marcia Hartwig at (815) 876-4449. The group meets on the third Tuesday of each month.

BLS Healthcare Provider CPR Class: 5:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Acquatics. Fee $50. Registration required at (815) 780-3337 or

In the Kitchen with Ashley — Healthy Cooking Demonstration: 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19 in the White Oak Classroom at Perry Memorial Hospital. Hosted by registered dietitian Ashley Schwind. Includes samples. Meets the third Thursday of each month. Reservations are required at (815) 876-4448. Free.

Fitness Classes

Heavenly Meditated Yoga: 9 a.m. Mondays, Wednesday, Fridays and Saturdays, and at 7 p.m. Mondays, Tuesday and Thursdays at New Hope Church of the Nazarene, Princeton. Hosted by the Arukah Institute of Healing. All classes are beginner-friendly, open to the public and free. Participants should bring a yoga mat and a bottle of water. Adults and teens are welcome to participate; however, anyone under 18 must have a parent or guardian present for their first class. For more information, call (815) 320-2009.

Tai Chi for Arthritis: 10:15 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays at Bureau County Metro Center, Princeton. $5 fee per class. Call (815) 876-4494 to verify dates.

Yoga for Cancer Survivors: 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Valley Regional Cancer Center, Peru. Free. Sponsored by Pink Ribbon Club. For more information call (815) 220-0342 or (815) 228-0095.

Tai Chi and More: 9-10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at Peru Mall in the IVCH room, next to JoAnn Fabric. Free.


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