MUNSTER | Diabetics are invited to join certified diabetes educator Lucy Cole for a free class to learn how to incorporate healthy food options and safe exercises for your needs and abilities.
Participants will leave with nutrition tips and safe and effective chair exercises to improve their health. The class will last from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Franciscan Medical Specialists administration building, 757 45th St.
Reservations are required. To RSVP, visit www.medspecindiana.com or call (219) 934-2402.
Become a medical interpreter
LAPORTE | Indiana University Health LaPorte Hospital offers a Spanish/Polish/English medical interpreters course to the public.
The 10-week course includes Saturday classes on the following dates: this Saturday, May 4, 11, 18 and 25, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. Classes are from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sixteen hours of practicum and clinical time are included.
The classes will take place at IU Health LaPorte Hospital, 1007 Lincolnway, Room B113, lower level.
The course is designed for individuals who are bilingual in English/Spanish and English/Polish, who have a desire to learn how to be a professional interpreter and who want to further their education and expertise.
Prerequisites include a completion of a language proficiency and entry exam administered by the course instructor.
To schedule an appointment, call (219) 326-1234, ext. 4629. The cost is $800 and includes textbook and all training materials. Pay by cash, money order or credit card. To reserve a spot, call (219) 326-2322.
Institute offers parenting fair
GARY | The Indiana Parenting Institute invites the public to participate in celebrating people raising children in Northwest Indiana on Saturday at the U.S. Steel Yard.
The seventh annual Parenting Awareness Month Indiana Parenting Fair will last from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be games, giveaways and contests for parents and children at this free event.
Community family services providers will be available. Question-and-answer stations will be set up for parents to get answers on specific issues, such as bullying, youth violence, college readiness, job success and money.
Healthy kids event planned
PORTAGE | The Portage Township YMCA will celebrate YMCA's Healthy Kids Day with a free community event that encourages kids in the Portage community to get moving and learning, and teaches families how to live healthier.
The event, supported by St. Mary Medical Center, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Y, 3100 Willowcreek Road. It will feature active play and educational activities, a DJ, giveaways and healthy snacks. Summer day camp registration will begin as well.
Learn about organic cooking
CROWN POINT | A free health and wellness exhibit and fair will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at First Financial Bank, 11890 Broadway.
Dr. Biljana Uzelac, a pediatrician, will present Organic Cooking and Green Living at 11 a.m. There will be door prizes and refreshments.