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Photographing art: Register now for a workshop on taking digital photos of art, scheduled for 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday at Life Enrichment Center, 9704 N Boulevard. Cost for the two-hour workshop is $25.

Steven Sparks, an accomplished art photographer, will provide detailed instruction on how to photograph art, including lighting and camera settings, plus tips on post-processing and resizing digital images. Handouts will be provided. Bring your camera and manual if possible (not required).

This workshop is part of Life Enrichment Center's new winter series of Thursday Afternoon Art Workshops, with a different topic and teacher each week. Future workshops include collage, printing without a press/mono-prints, watercolor, drawing, Sumi-e Asian brush painting, acrylics, oils, cartooning and calligraphy.

Class size is limited and advance registration is required. To register or for more information about this or other Life Enrichment Center classes, call (813) 932-0241 or visit

Lose weight: The University of South Florida's Health Management Group will offer a 10-week Weight Management Program beginning Feb. 12.

The program will focus on lifestyle changes that promote weight loss by reducing calorie intake and increasing physical activity. Each session is designed to teach psychological skills to help modify behavior that undermines weight loss. The program will focus on helping you think differently about diet, physical activity and weight loss and staying motivated.

The sessions will be conducted in small groups on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. Cost for the 10-week program is $100, which is due at the first meeting. The fee includes 10 two-hour sessions, a notebook, pedometer and weight management manual that will be used throughout the program.

To register, or for more information, contact the USF Psychological Services Center at (813) 974-2496.

Night golf: Take part in a night golf tournament for charity at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at Countryway Golf Club, 11111 W Waters Ave. Cost is $50 for the nine-hole tournament, sponsored by Law Enforcement United, an organization of law officers and survivors of fallen officers. The tournament is being held to raise funds so that Ellen Pierson, an officer with U.S. Homeland Security, can participate in a 750-mile bike ride from Jacksonville to Chesapeake, Va. That bike ride will raise money for the Concerns of Police Survivors organization to fund a summer camp for the children of fallen law enforcement officers.

A happy hour with raffles, snacks and a silent auction will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Two glow-in-the-dark balls will be provided for those who need them. Any donated item is appreciated and companies' names can be displayed at the tournament, if desired. Any donation, monetary or merchandise, is tax deductible for corporations and individuals.

To participate in the tournament, contact Ellen Pierson at (813) 267-0160 or by Feb. 1. For more information, go to

North Tampa events 01/24/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 6:02pm]
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