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A calendar of healthy events

Take part in a 2.5-mile walk along the cart path at Innisbrook.

JIM Damaske I Times

Take part in a 2.5-mile walk along the cart path at Innisbrook.

Today

Conversations about Colorectal Cancer: Seminar designed for patients, family, friends and caregivers. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Moffitt Cancer Center Vincent A. Stabile Research Building, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa. (813) 745-4673. ccalliance.org.

Adult Stroke Clinics: Improve your swimming stroke for triathlons, long-distance swimming or master events. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $25, $20 St. Pete Beach residents. St. Pete Beach Community Center, 7701 Boca Ciega Drive, St. Pete Beach. (727) 363-9264.

Ayurveda and Yoga for Spring Cleaning: Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner and yoga teacher, Denise O'Dunn leads a workshop on techniques that promote efficient digestion and immune function. 1-4 p.m. $45 call to register, class size is limited. Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road, Tampa. (813) 961-3160. yogalotusroom.com.

Holistic Health Expo: Brings together natural health products and alternative healing practices. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free admission, sessions and workshops $10. First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Toll-free 1-866-821-3886. firstunity.org.

Caroline Sutherland: Personal health coach and author. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25. First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 527-2222. www.firstunity.org.

Squiggy Classic Fitness Festival: Inline skating, biking, running, canoeing and kayaking. See squiggyclassic.org for a complete schedule. Entry fees vary per event. Flatwoods Wilderness Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa. (813) 987-6211. squiggyclassic.org.

Tour de Village: A timed 5K grass run and 1-mile fun walk through Carrollwood. Benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and VISTA Gardens. 8:30 a.m. 5K $15, $10 ages 6-12; 1 mile $10, $5 ages 6-12. Carrollwood Village Millennium Garden, 4535 W Village Drive, Tampa. (813) 842-7066. carrollwoodvillage.com.

Sunday

Healing Herbs: Learn to organically grow herbs suited for our climate and how to use them with folk herbalist Willow LaMonte. noon-2 p.m. $10-$20 sliding scale. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. RSVP: (813) 625-5550. sweetwater-organic.org.

Shamrock Classic: St. Patrick's Day-themed race in various distances plus after-party including green beer. 8 a.m. 5 and 10K: $20 advance, $25 race day; 1-mile: $5 advance, $10 race day. Sabal Park, at I-75 and MLK Boulevard (off Falkenburg Road), Brandon. (813) 684-0224, ext. 212. flraceplace.com.

Squiggy Classic Inline Marathon and Half Marathon: Skating races on a level asphalt loop. 9 a.m. $55 either race (includes night skate on March 12). Flatwoods Wilderness Park, 14302 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa. (813) 987-6211. squiggyclassicinline.com.

Trout Creek Trail Runs: 5K and 15K trail runs. Part of the Squiggy Classic Weekend. 8:30 a.m. $25-$30 advance, $35-$40 race day; $1 fee to enter park. Trout Creek Park, 12550 Morris Bridge Road, Thonotosassa. (813) 232-5200. tamparaces.com/TroutCreek/index.html.

Monday

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program: 10:45 a.m. Mondays and Fridays. $6 per session. Calypso Divers, 401 E Bearss Ave., Tampa. (813) 969-3483.

Boker Movement Class: Whole body workout to tone and help in weight loss. Presented by Noa Spector-Flock. Bring a yoga mat if you have one. 6:30-7:30 a.m. Mon.-Thur. $7 per class, $20 per week, $75 per month. Studio@620, 620 First Ave. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 895-6620. thestudioat620.org.

Food Addicts Anonymous: 12-step program. Go to the north entrance, on the southeast side. Noon. Free. Hope Lutheran Church, 1801 62nd Ave. N, St. Petersburg. dranikin@knology.net. foodaddictsanonymous.org.

Free Yoga for Stress Relief: 6:30-7:45 p.m. Free. Lotus Pond, 6201 Lynn Road, Tampa. (813) 961-3160. yogalotusroom.com.

Nia Technique: Optimum health through music, movement and self-expression. 6-7 p.m. $10 per class, $55 seven weeks. First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 527-2222. www.firstunity.org.

Walking Club: Led by Dr. Karen Reese. Mondays at 5 p.m. Free. Coffee Pot Park, 3001 First St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 821-7400.

Tuesday

Kids Yoga: For ages 5-10. 3:30-4:30 p.m. $12 walk-in for single class, $10 online. Monthly prices available, check Web site. Generations Yoga and Fitness, 1500 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 688-9597. generationsyoga.com.

Low-Impact Adult Exercise: 10 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 30. $36 per month. Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Blvd., Tampa. (813) 932-0241. lifeenrichmenttampa.org.

Mommy and Me Yoga: For moms with children ages 1-3 years. 9:30-10:15 a.m. $10 walk-in single class. Generations Yoga and Fitness, 1500 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 688-9597. generationsyoga.com.

Night Hike: Get a close look at critters that come out after dusk. 8 p.m. $3, $1.50 kids (reservations suggested). Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

Swim Skills for Teens: Learn to swim or improve your skills. 7-7:45 p.m. $12.80 non-residents, $8 residents with card. North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 525-2914.

Wednesday

Skin Cancer: What You Need to Know: Dr. Johanne Benyehuda talks about symptoms to watch for. 12:30 p.m. Free. Barrington, 901 Seminole Blvd., Largo. (727) 584-7706.

Feel Better: Strategies for Taking Charge of Your Health: Seminar presented by Dr. Robert Norman and Linda Ruescher, authors of 100 Questions and Answers About Chronic Illness. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $45 includes book, lunch and lectures. Franciscan Center, 3010 N Perry Ave., Tampa. (813) 625-0248. franciscancentertampa.org.

Mended Little Hearts: Two mothers and their children talk about cardiac support involvement. 2:30 p.m. Free. Bayfront Medical Center, 701 Sixth St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 867-0058. mendedhearts.org.

Thursday

Don't be fearful of the C word: Demystify cancer with open discussion. 7-9 p.m. $20 suggested donation. First Unity Church, 460 46th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 527-2222. firstunity.org.

Alternative Pain Management: Hypnosis to deal with chronic pain or recover from illness. 7:30-9 p.m. $45. Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 826-4754. livingroomyoga.biz.

Brain Injury Support Group: For survivors of head injuries and their caregivers. 6-7:30 p.m. Free admission. St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1498 Rosary Road, Largo. (727) 584-8165. stpaulumc.org.

Food Addicts Anonymous: 12-step program. Do not enter hospital; park in west garage, follow signs to basement/classroom #1. Entrance from garage. 6 p.m. Free. St. Anthony's Hospital, 1200 Seventh Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 521-3854. foodaddictsanonymous.org.

March 20

Gardening With the Stars: Celestial principles to enhance plant growth. Noon-2 p.m. $10-$20 donation. Preregistration required. Sweetwater Organic Community Farm, 6942 W Comanche Ave., Tampa. (813) 625-5550. sweetwater-organic.org.

Fight for Air Climb Tampa: Huff and puff your way through a 42-flight, 914-step, vertical race benefiting the American Lung Association. 7 a.m. $25, $150 day of, $100 pledge minimum for everyone. Bank of America Plaza, 101 E Kennedy Blvd., Tampa. Toll-free 1-800-586-4872.

Healthy Family Fun and Fitness Day: Get to know what fitness programs are available at the Long Center for the entire family. With demonstrations, prizes, music, games and free food. 8 a.m.-noon. Free. Long Center, 1501 N Belcher Road, Clearwater. (727) 793-2320.

Mutt Strut: One-mile walk on the Osprey Trail around the main park for you and your dog, followed by agility performances and demonstrations. Benefits the Humane Society of Pinellas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $10 minimum donation appreciated for walk. Honeymoon Island State Park, One Causeway Blvd. (at the West end of Dunedin Causeway), Dunedin. (727) 797-7722, ext. 222.

Spring Fling and Bike Thing: Bike tours of trails and backwoods areas; hayrides depart every half-hour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Pinellas Pioneer Settlement at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, 2900 31st St. S, St. Petersburg. (727) 893-7326.

Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: Information, testing, entertainment, beauty demonstrations and more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Chloe Coney Urban Enterprise Center, 1907 E Hillsborough Ave., Tampa. (813) 422-4965.

March 21

Crystal Bowl Meditation Experience: Ronald Hays helps participants develop a regular meditation practice. 5-6:30 p.m. $15 per class. Generations Yoga and Fitness, 1500 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. St. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 688-9597. generationsyoga.com.

Florida Beach Halfathon: Races in lengths of 13.1-miles and 5K on Fort De Soto's flat trails. Registration (6 a.m.), wheelchair athletes (7 a.m. start), halfathon and 5K (7:05 start). $70 for halfathon, $35 for 5K (discounts for early registration). Fort De Soto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S, Tierra Verde. (727) 347-4440.

March 22

Adventure Fitness Boot Camp for Women: Dynamic instruction from a certified fitness trainer, a nutrition seminar and supermarket tour. 9 a.m. John Chesnut Park, 2200 East Lake Road, Palm Harbor. Also, 7 p.m. Brooker Creek Elementary School, 3130 Forelock Road, Tarpon Springs, and 7 p.m. March 23 at East Lake Baptist Church, 1190 East Lake Road S, Tarpon Springs. $14.95 per session. (727) 420-8139. bootcamprocks.com.

March 24

Common Foot Problems: 11 a.m. Free. Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive, Largo. (727) 584-7706.

March 25

Hypnosis to Stop Smoking: Certified clinical hypnotherapist Stacy Renz uses group hypnosis. 7:30-9 p.m. $45, $35 early registration. Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 826-4754. livingroomyoga.biz.

March 26

Grand Prix of St. Petersburg 5K: Runners, walkers and wheelchair racers take to the Grand Prix track for a benefit event. Cross the finish line just hours before drivers burn rubber. 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. $20 before March 1, $25 before March 25, $30 day of race. Straub Park (Center) at Beach Drive and Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg. (727) 942-2591, ext. 216. challengedathletes.org/florida.

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A calendar of healthy events 03/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, March 12, 2010 3:30am]
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