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North Tampa events and classes

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Yoga and babies: Bring baby for a relaxing yoga session provided by Lucky Cat Yoga at 11 a.m. Wednesday, plus June 15 and 22, at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library, 11211 Countryway Blvd. At the free class you hold your baby during yoga postures, massage the baby, share a story with the baby, and do interactive singing and dancing. For babies up to 24 months. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. Seating is limited to 20 children and their parents or caregivers. A waiver is required to participate. For more information, call (813) 273-3652.

Drawing class: Interested adults can take the six-week art class Drawing for Pleasure from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. starting Thursday at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. This class will provide individualized instruction using graphite, charcoal, ink, pastel and more. The cost is $75 for members of the Life Enrichment Center or $90 for nonmembers. Class size is limited and requires advance registration. There will be no refunds once classes begin. To register or for more information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or visit

Art basics: Learn drawing and painting techniques in Art Basics workshops for all skill levels with Tampa artist Terry Klaaren. The classes will be held over two Tuesdays starting June 14 at the Omar K. Lightfoot Recreation Center, 10901 N 56th St., Temple Terrace.

Workshops for adults and teens are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and young artist classes for ages 6 to 11 are from 10 to 11:30 a.m.

Workshops are limited to 12 people. The cost for the two sessions is $35, or $25 for members of the Temple Terrace Recreation Department. The cost includes materials.

For more information or to reserve a space, call (813)-985-9200 or e-mail

Prepared childbirth: A three-week class to help expectant mothers and their partners become educated, active participants in the childbirth experience begins from 6 to 9 p.m. June 14 at St. Joseph's Hospital-North, Garden Classrooms, 4211 Van Dyke Road. The cost is $70. Call (813) 443-3078 to register.

Men's health fair: In support of National Men's Health Awareness Month, a free health fair for men is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 18 at the North Tampa Family Support & Resource Center, 1401-A E Fowler Ave., and also the Town 'N Country Support & Resource Center, 7520 W Waters Ave., Suite 8.

Representatives will be on hand from Moffitt Cancer Center, the American Heart Association, the American Diabetes Association, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital and the Department of Health, as well as others from support and resource centers. For more information, call the North Tampa center at (813) 558-1877 or the Town 'N Country center at (813) 356-1703.

Women's networking event: The 2011 ABLE event presents astronaut Nicole Stott as guest speaker from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Rusty Pelican, 2425 N Rocky Point Drive. Male and female accountants, bankers, lawyers and engineers are invited to attend, but the event's emphasis is on women's networking. The cost is $50 to $55. Call (813) 814-1144 or visit

Philosophical discussion: Join Cafe Philo's discussion of philosophy and life's deep questions during a biweekly gathering in a friendly setting. This week's discussion topic is "Acquisitiveness/Greed: Nature or Nurture" at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Barnes & Noble, 11802 N Dale Mabry Highway. Free. Call (813) 962-6446 or visit

Experts talk Parkinson's: Join experts for a discussion on topics including brain function and how technology advances might cure Parkinson's and treat paralysis from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Museum of Science and Industry, 4801 E Fowler Ave. Seating is limited. RSVP preferred. Call (813) 987-6000.

North Tampa events and classes 06/02/11 [Last modified: Thursday, June 2, 2011 4:30am]
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