Parkview sets classes to aid community

COLUMBIA CITY — Parkview Whitley Hospital announces several events offered at the hospital. The hospital is located at 1260 E. Ind. 205, Columbia City. For more information, contact Julie Zollinger, community relations and media specialist, at 248-9377.•Preparing for childbirthMonday, Feb. 17, 24 at 6 to 9 p.m. Childbirth / Lamaze education classes are designed for expectant mothers and their partners. Classes are free. Call 248-9321 to register.•Parenting classWednesday, Feb. 12, 19 at 6 to 9 p.m.This class combines basic parenting information and tips from Parkview’s Safe Slumber program. Topics include: training in basic infant care, infant CPR, how to interact with your newborn, car seat safety and information on SIDS. A free portable crib, crib sheet, swaddler and pacifiers will be given to those who qualify. Registration is required by calling 248-9321. •Blood driveThursday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.Call 1-800-RED CROSS or go to to schedule your blood donation appointment.•Free blood pressure readingsFriday, Feb. 14 at 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.In recognition of Heart Month, Parkview Whitley Hospital is offering Free Blood Pressure Readings in the main lobby.