Sunday, December 17, 2017
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Classes, support groups in Tampa, July 5 and upcoming

Free child care provider training: Licensed child care providers interested in receiving continuing education units from the University of Florida can attend a free training session from 9-11 a.m. Saturday at Hillsborough County Extension office, 5339 County Road 579, in Seffner. Offered through the extension office and UF, the topic of the morning is "creating special moments with infants and toddlers," which explores how to build positive, nurturing, dependable and caring relationships with young children. Cost for nonproviders, or providers outside Hillsborough County, is $10 per workshop. Call Diana Converse at (813) 744-5519 ext. 54140 or visit www.hillsboroughcounty.org.

Digital photography workshop: Learn how to take better photos with your digital camera from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday at the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N Ashley Drive, in the Carmen Manis Room. Composition, lighting, point of view, depth of field and shutter speeds will be some of the topics covered. Then find out how you can use free Web-based photo editing applications to crop and enhance photos, as well learning how to repair old photos. Mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Registration in person required no earlier than one hour before the start of the program.

Active seniors fitness class: Seniors 50 and up looking to improve their strength, cardio endurance, flexibility, balance and overall fitness are invited to join instructor Marcia at the Town 'N Country Senior Center, 7606 Paula Drive, at 11:45 a.m. on Mondays. Light weights, small exercise balls and bands will be used. $2 per class.

Coping with motherhood support group: Women having a hard time adjusting to motherhood can find support in a group setting at St. Joseph's Women's Hospital, 4th Floor, CR 1, 4321 N MacDill Ave. from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday. Whether a first-time mom or the mom of a growing family, this group provides a mom-friendly place to share and talk about everyday stressors, adjusting to new roles, challenges of breast feeding and the emotional roller coaster motherhood brings. Sessions open to all postpartum women who delivered up to one year ago. Free.

Children's grief counseling group: Children experiencing grief over the death of a loved one are invited to attend the Kid's Group at 6 p.m. Thursday at the the LIFE Center of the Suncoast, 6811 N Central Ave. For a $20 donation, children ages 6 to 10 will work with counselors and use creative arts as a form of expression to process their feelings of grief. Call (813)237-3114 before attending.

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