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St. Luke’s Hospital offers a Sitter Skills course on Monday, July 16 from noon-2:30 p.m. at the hospital’s Institute for Health Education, 222 South Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield [North Medical Office Building, Level 2].  This program for beginning babysitters, age 11 and older, includes information on safety, basic first aid, child development, behavior management and babysitting as a business. A babysitting resource book, certificate of participation, tote bag and light refreshments will be provided. The course fee is $25 per child. Register online [using the child’s name] at stukes-stl.com. 

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A Red Cross community blood drive is on Friday, July 20 from 2-6 p.m. at Wildwood Family YMCA, 2641 Hwy. 109 in Wildwood. To schedule an appointment, visit redcrossblood.org.

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Mercy Hospital St. Louis offers a Sitter Skills program for children between the ages of 11 and 13 on Friday, July 20 from 6-9 p.m. at the hospital’s campus, 615 S. New Ballas Road, in Classroom 2 on the seventh floor. The course offers information about infant care, child development, interactive play, safety, handling emergency situations and marketing babysitting services. Children are asked to bring a doll or stuffed animal to class to learn how to change diapers. A light snack will be provided. The course fee is $30 per child. Register online at mercy.net.

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BJC sponsors a Family & Friends CPR course on Saturday, July 23 at the Missouri Baptist Hospital Clinical Learning Institute, 3005 N. Ballas Road. The course offers instruction and hands-on practice for parents and child care providers for adult hands-only CPR; infant and child CPR with breaths; introduction to adult and child AED use, and relief of choking. It is taught by registered nurses using the American Heart Association’s curriculum. While the course does not offer CPR certification, participants will receive a card which certifies participation in the class. Cost is $25 per person [10-15-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult]. Register online by visiting https://classes-events.bjc.org/.

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St. Luke’s Hospital offers cholesterol and glucose wellness screenings on Friday, July 27 from 8-10:30 a.m. at St. Luke’s Women’s Center in the Valley, 6 McBride & Son Corporate Center Drive, Suite 102 in Chesterfield. Get your cholesterol and glucose numbers along with a one-on-one consultation with a registered nurse/health coach, which includes blood pressure and body composition measurement. A 10-12 hour fast and advance appointments are required. The fee for these screenings is $20, with an optional A1C finger stick test [for those at risk for type 2 diabetes] available for an additional $12. To register, visit stlukes-stl.com.

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