Health and Fitness File, May 9

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Aurora Wellness Center

SLEEP DISORDERS: Dr. Mathew Mathai, medical director of the Aurora Sleep Medicine Center, will discuss common sleep disorders and treatment options. Topics include insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep apnea. 6-7:30 p.m. May 22, Aurora Health Center, East Building, 8348 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Free. To register, call (800) 499-5736 or go to

Taoist Tai Chi Societyof the United States

TAI CHI BEGINNER CLASSES: Beginner classes last four months, during which students learn the Taoist Tai Chi set, which incorporates stretching and turning within a sequence of movements that improve the health of body, mind and spirit. Diligent practice can reduce tension, improve circulation and balance and increase strength and flexibility. 5:30-6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Prospective students can attend their first class at no obligation. Monthly fees: $40 adults, $25 seniors. DeKoven Center, assembly hall, 600 21st St. (enter on Wisconsin Avenue side of property). Call (262) 902-0725.

American Red Cross

Classes are held at the American Red Cross, 4521 Taylor Ave., Mount Pleasant. To register, call (888) 733-2767, or go to:

BABYSITTER TRAINING: This course gives youth ages 11-15 the knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. May 19. Fee: $85.

FIRST AID TRAINING: The courses in the program teach skills that participants need to know to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive and take over. 8:30-11:45 a.m. May 23. $70.

Fitness File is published every Wednesday and includes notices of nonprofit fitness and health-related programs. The deadline to submit an announcement is seven days before the desired publication date. Mail information to Fitness File, c/o Diane Collins, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to (262) 631-1780; or submit it to the online calendar at and use the Health-and-fitness category.

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