BEYOND THE BASICS, a nutrition class for previous attendees of Food for Life classes, is 6 – 8 p.m. April 5 and 12 (two-class series) at Spartanburg Regional Heart Wellness Center. For details and registration, visit

COUPLES’ NIGHT OUT COOKING CLASS with Coastal Crust Pizza is at 6 p.m. May 26 at The Cook’s Station. For details and registration, visit

LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE at Upstate International. Classes are offered in Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. For details, email

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WRITE YOUR LIFE AS A WOMAN, a non-academic, creative writing class, is noon – 2 p.m. Tuesdays April 3 – 24 or May 1 – 22 at Swamp Rabbit Café. The cost is $100 for four classes. A one-time class is 1 – 4 p.m. April 15 or May 20 at M. Judson Booksellers. The cost is $50 each per class. For details and registration, visit

FREE! CLASSES ARE OFFERED at South Carolina BLUE at Magnolia Park in Greenville. Classes include yoga, healthy cooking, Zumba and more. For details, visit

FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets 5 – 6:30 p.m. each Thursday at Greenville Health System’s Patewood Medical Campus. For more information, call 864-522-3144.

A BLOOD PRESSURE SELF-MONITORING PROGRAM is offered by YMCA of Greenville. Participants work with trained Healthy Heart Ambassadors for the duration of the four-month program to take and record their blood pressure at least twice a month, attend consultations a month and attend monthly nutrition education seminars. Cost is $40 for Y members, $80 for the community. A YMCA membership is not required. For details, visit

LEAP OF FAITH FARM, LLC needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist special needs children and adults with therapeutic horseback riding lessons. Volunteers assist as side walkers and horse leaders. No horse experience is necessary. Training is provided. For details, contact Melissa Palotta at 864-351-9222 or

WOMEN’S HEART SCREENINGS are offered at the Greenville Health System Women’s Heart Center. The screening focuses on the factors that closely relate to heart disease such as blood pressure, weight, cholesterol, nutrition and sleep. The cost is $100. To register, visit

UPSTATE MOPS (Easley/Powdersville) meets the first and third Tuesday mornings of each month, September – May, at Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Piedmont. Expectant moms and those with children ages kindergarten and younger are invited. Childcare is provided. Annual dues are $75 each with scholarships available. For more information, join the group's Facebook page (Upstate Mops) or call Erin at 864-640-0302.

THE EAR-RESISTIBLES, a play group for deaf and hard of hearing babies, meets 10 – 11 a.m. each Wednesday at parks throughout the Upstate. A knowledge of ASL (American Sign Language) is not required. For details and meeting locations, call 864-559-2632.

THORNWELL’S FOSTER CARE PROGRAM helps recruit, train, and support foster families in the Upstate. For details and upcoming events, visit

FACTS OF LIFE FOR MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS is offered at 6:15 p.m. April 25 at St. Francis Eastside. Learn about the physical, internal and emotional changes during puberty in a relaxed atmosphere. Register online at or call 864-675-4400.

FREE! COFFEE AND CONNECTIONS AT CDS is monthly at the Center for Developmental Services. Parents and caregivers of children with special needs and learning disabilities can learn more about local resources, connect with others are experiencing similar journeys of life and navigate available resources and support. For more information, email

FREE! A WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT GROUP meets at 5 p.m. each Thursday at the Greenville Health System Life Center. For more information, call 864-522-3144.

MIRACLE HILL MINISTRIES hosts an orientation and information session for potential foster families twice each month. To learn more, visit

THE RED CROSS offers lifesaving health and safety classes in first aid, infant CPR, adult CPR, child CPR, AED, baby-sitter training and more. Call for information or the current schedule. Registration is required. Visit

SAFE SITTER, for ages 11 – 13, is offered April 14 at St. Francis Eastside. The class covers information on how to handle emergencies, choking rescue skills and CPR for infants and children. Register online at or call 864-675-4400.

HEARTSAVER CPR is offered regularly at St. Francis Eastside. Register online at or call 864-675-4400.

CAR SEAT CHECKS are available by appointment with Safe Kids Spartanburg (register at or by appointment with Safe Kids Upstate (call 864-454-1109).

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