Thursday, February 22, 2018
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North Tampa events: art class, bone health talk, caregiver support seminar

Art class: Register now for a six-week art class for adults, "Drawing Into Painting,'' to be held on Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. beginning April 19 at the Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard.

Artist Debra Radke will teach students in a small group setting. Studies will include still life set-ups, landscape, 3-D models and photo references to learn and practice line and shading techniques working from drawing into painting. Open to all levels; cost is $90 for nonmembers, $75 for members.

Class size is limited and requires advance registration. No refunds will be given once classes begin. To register, or for more information, call (813) 932-0241 or visit www.lifeenrichmenttampa.org.

Bone health: Attend a discussion about how various medicines affect bones at 6:30 p.m. April 24 at Carrollwood Compounding Center and Pharmacy, 11775 N Dale Mabry.

It will be hosted by pharmacist Dan Fucarino, the owner. Guest speakers include dietician Christine Miller and personal trainer Linda Hughes. Reservations are required. Call (813) 961-8798.

Caregiver support: An education and support seminar for people caring for cancer patients is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 28 at the Vincent A. Stabile Research Building at Moffitt Cancer Center, 12902 Magnolia Drive. The program includes sessions and accommodations for Spanish-speaking attendees.

"Caring for the Caregiver" will be presented by the Moffitt staff, including clinical social workers, nurse practitioners and registered dietitians. Keynote speaker is Dr. Bryan A. Bognar, program leader of internal and hospital medicine at Moffitt. Bognar, who also leads Moffitt's Psychosocial & Palliative Care Program, will present "Caregiver Health and Warning Signs of Distress."

The program is designed to provide caregivers with ways to cope with the stress of caring for a cancer patient while taking care of themselves. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences during the program and learn from one another.

There will be breakout sessions and a variety of topics discussed, including nutrition, stress management, impact of cancer on the family and the emotional impact of caregiving are among the topics. A light breakfast and lunch are included. Reservations are needed by April 23; call 1-888-663-3488. For information, call (813) 745-8407.

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