Health events

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today; Walmart, 300 N.W. Oak Tree Lane, Redmond; 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org/pnw.

THE BASICS: MEMORY LOSS, DEMENTIA AND ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE: Understand what is happening to a person with Alzheimer’s disease through professionals and firsthand accounts; free; 10-11:30 a.m. today; Prairie House Assisted Living and Memory Care, 51485 Morson St., La Pine; 800-272-3900.

SPRING CLEANSE: Participate in a cleanse that includes nutritional counseling, recipes and group sessions; $199, registration required; 5:30 p.m. today, meets four times over three weeks; Hawthorn Healing Arts Center, 39 N.W. Louisiana Ave., Bend; 541-330-0334 or www.hawthorncenter.com.

BOYS PUBERTY SEMINAR: Doctor Rob Lehman presents “The Challenges of Growing Up” for preteen boys and their parents; $50 per parent/child, $10 per additional child; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, with second session 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; St. Charles Bend conference center, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; 541-382-4321 or www.copakids.com/Event.

GIRLS PUBERTY SEMINAR: Nurse Julie Metzger presents “Heart to Heart Talk About Growing Up” for pre-teen girls and their parents; SOLD OUT; 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, second session 10 a.m.-noon Saturday; St. Charles Bend conference center, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; 541-382-4321 or www.copakids.com/Event.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPo: Featuring family-friendly, interactive and educational events to promote healthy lifestyles; free; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; The Riverhouse Convention Center, 2850 N.W. Rippling River Court, Bend; 541-389-3111 or 541-322-3661.

LIVING WELL WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS: $10 includes the book, “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions,” registration required; 1:30-4 p.m., Mondays through May 19; Heart ‘n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, 51681 Huntington Rd., La Pine; 541-322-7430 or www.livingwellco.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday; The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 450 S.W. Rimrock Drive, Redmond; 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org/pnw.

COCC NURSING PROGRAM ORIENTATION: Review the selection procedure and prerequisites for students interested in applying; free, registration requested; 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday; Central Oregon Community College, Boyle Education Center, room 155, 2600 N.W. College Way, Bend; 541-318-3741.

IN OUR VOICE: A presentation on recovery and living well with mental illness; free; 7-9 p.m. Tuesday; St. Charles Bend conference center, 2500 N.E. Neff Road; 541-382-4321 or www.namiicentraloregon.org.

AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesday; Redmond Grange, 707 S.W. Kalama Ave.; 800-RED-CROSS or www.redcrossblood.org/pnw.

A NOVEL IDEA: SPANISH FLU IN CENTRAL OREGON: Learn about the influenza epidemic of 1918 and how it affected Central Oregon; free; 6 p.m. Wednesday; Downtown Bend Public Library, 601 N.W. Wall St.; 541-617-7050 or www.deschuteslibrary.org.