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Boulder Community Health Workshops Free health sessions sponsored by Boulder Community Health are held at Lafayette Library, 775 W. Baseline Road. Registration is required: www.cityoflafayette.com/recration. Feb. 7: Recognizing and Treating Stroke Feb. 20-24: Battling Heart Disease: Women’s #1 Killer Boulder Death Cafe 4th Mondays: Monthly community gatherings bring people together to discuss “all manner of fascinating things about the D word” in a safe (and sometimes a little silly) environment. 4-5:30pm at Greenwood & Myers Mortuary, 2969 Baseline Road. See the group’s Facebook page for more info. Boulder Psychic Institute Tuesdays & Thursdays: Free psychic readings by the institute’s students take place every Tuesday and Thursday nights from 7-8:30pm (call to schedule). On Thursdays, there are also free 15-minute aura & chakra healings (drop-in) between 6-7pm. 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920; www.boulderpsychicinstitute.org. Boulder Shambhala Meditation center Wednesdays: Once a week, the Boulder Shambhala Center offers a free drop-in meditation session where participants can learn basic techniques, ask questions and deepen their practice. 5-6pm. Free open-house orientations are held in the parlor every Sunday, 10:30am-noon. 303-444-0190; www.boulder.shambhala.org. Caritas Center The Caritas Center offers free and low-cost healing workshops, sessions and seminars open to all. Check online for a full schedule of events. 5723 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 1A. www.caritascenter.org. Dec. 8: Holiday Party and Silent Auction, 5-8pm Casting for Recovery Casting for Recovery hosts three-day retreats for breast-cancer survivors to learn the art of fly-fishing at no cost. Find out more at www.castingforrecovery.org. Club Pilates This new Longmont Pilates studio hosts classes for all levels, including special sessions for teens, and also offers a 500-hour Teacher Training Program. Try a free demo class Wednesdays at 9am or Saturdays at 11:30am. Find out more and register online at www.clubpilates.com. The studio is at 700 Ken Pratt Blvd., Suite 101, behind Lucky’s Market. Fitness for Living Fitness for Living offers Boot Camps and PowerFit Yoga Camps at indoor and outdoor locations around Boulder and Longmont, depending on the season; see the schedule at www.fitliv.com. Fitness on the Rocks July 9: Join 7,000 new friends for a day of fitness at Red Rocks in Morrison, including Zumba, yoga, core-blast workouts and activities like tug-of-war and a rice-bag haul. 6am start. Find tickets at www.fitnessontherockscolorado.com. Holiday Psychic Fair Dec. 17: Sponsored by Boulder Healers, this event offers short, low-cost sampler treatments in bodywork, healing, intuitive readings and aura portraits. 11am-5pm at the Grange, 2nd Avenue and Franklin Street in Niwot. www.boulderhealers.com. Lafayette Quaker Oatmeal Festival and Health Fair Jan. 14: Lafayette’s popular annual event, celebrating 21 years, includes a healthy oatmeal breakfast with dozens of toppings, a 5k walk/run for all levels, and a big health fair showcasing the benefits of oatmeal and other heart-healthy foods. At various venues in Lafayette; see www.lafayettecolorado.com for the schedule. Naropa: Free Evening Meditation Sessions Wednesdays: Naropa offers free weekly meditation instruction sessions featuring guided meditation followed by instruction from experienced Naropa faculty members. 6:30-7:30pm at the Nalanda Campus, 6287 Arapahoe Ave. www.naropa.edu. National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI offers free classes that provide a holistic approach for people living with a serious mental illness; there are also classes for family members and caregivers. Find more information at www.namibouldercounty.org. National Alliance on Mental Illness NAMI offers free classes that provide a holistic approach for people living with a serious mental illness; there are also classes for family members and caregivers. Find more information at www.namibouldercounty.org. Practically Dying Practically Dying is a community resource offering answers, services, support and education around dying, death and grief. Kim Mooney, an end-of-life educator, offers a variety of sessions and workshops; see the events list at www.practically-dying.com. She is also one of the hosts for the monthly Boulder Death Cafe. Walking Through Grief Mondays: Walking Through Grief is a trail-walking group that meets every Monday morning to offer support to those grieving a loss. 8:30am at McIntosh Lake in Longmont, but check www.griefsupportnet.org for more details, as the location sometimes changes. Windows to Wellness Jan. 21: This semiannual fair brings together dozens of wellness practitioners and vendors under one roof. Practitioners offer sample 10- or 20-minute sessions that are just $5 or $10 (cash only). 9am-2pm at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Ave. www.longmontcolorado.gov.