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Pinellas health and support briefs

Friday

Farms 2 Forks Weekend: This three-day weekend (Friday through Sunday) is filled with, informative food demonstrations and plant-strong comfort food and is designed to show the benefits of adding health-promoting foods to our diets. $550 per person. 3 p.m., Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, 301 S Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater. farms2forks.com.

Breastfeeding Nursing Mothers' Care and Share Toddlers Group: Meets at 10 a.m. Friday and Jan. 18 (the first and third Friday of every month) at Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion Community Room, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877. BayCareEvents.org.

Saturday

Multiple Myeloma Education Group: Meets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday (the first Saturday of every month) at Mease Countryside Hospital, Meeting Room 3, 3231 McMullen-Booth Road, Safety Harbor. (727) 953-6877. BayCareEvents.org.

Infant/Child CPR: Class is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion Community Room, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877. BayCareEvents.org. There is a $30 fee for this class.

Sunday

Childbirth Preparation, Half-day Intensive: 1 p.m. Sunday at Morton Plant Hospital, Powell Pavilion Community Room, 300 Pinellas St., Clearwater. (727) 953-6877. BayCareEvents.org. There is a $40 fee for this class.

Tuesday

Belleair Beach Ladies Luncheon Club: Join the ladies of Belleair Beach Ladies Luncheon Club for their networking lunch. The meeting's speaker will be Paige Clarke from Ascentia Holistics Health and Wellness Center. $25 members/$28 guests. 11:30 a.m., Marlin Darlin' Grill, 2819 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs. (727) 581-8929. www.marlindarlinkeywestgrill.com

Wednesday

Skills and Games: To promote better health through activity and develop coordination, kids in grades K-5 can play games including dodgeball, basketball, relay races and obstacle courses. Wear athletic clothes and appropriate shoes. Held 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Free with rec card, $1.50 without. 4:30 p.m., Cypress Forest Recreation Center, 650 Pine Ave. N, Oldsmar. (813) 818-0149.

Sprouting ABC's: Learn the basics of growing sprouts as part of a raw food diet. Free. 6:30 p.m., Nature's Food Patch, 1225 Cleveland St., Clearwater. (727) 443-6703. www.naturesfoodpatch.com.

Recurring

Al-Anon: Al-Anon is a support group for families and friends of alcoholics. There are more than 40 meetings every week in locations throughout Pinellas County. For information, call (727) 548-6811 or visit al-anon-pinellas.org.

Recovery International: Abraham Low Self-Help System, a support group designed for people suffering from anxiety, panic attacks and symptoms caused by fear and anger, meets at these upcoming times and locations: 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Lake­view Community Church, 475 East Lake Road N, East Lake. (727) 942-4095; 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Grace Lutheran, 1812 N Highland Ave., Clearwater. (727) 942-9008; and 10 a.m. Saturdays, Largo Alliance Church, 1633 Lake Ave. NE. (727) 586-2585. Free, but offerings are appreciated.

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, (727) 501-2125, and 8:30 a.m. Saturdays, (727) 786-3113. Both at Clearwater Community Church, Room 103, 2897 Belcher Road, Dunedin. Donations accepted. Visit foodaddicts.com.

Mid-Pinellas Brain Trauma Support Group: 6:30 p.m. the first Thursday of every month, St. Paul United Methodist Church, Christian Life Enrichment Center, Room 201, second floor, 1498 Rosery Road, Largo. Call (727) 442-1819. Visit midpinellasbraintrauma supportgroup.com.

Alzheimer's Caregivers Support Group: 9:30 a.m. Mondays, the Centre, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor. Free. (727) 787-1837.

Nar-Anon Family Group: Meetings are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. Mondays, except holidays, at Crystal Beach Community Hall, 517 Crystal Beach Ave.; 8 p.m. Tuesdays at First United Methodist Church of Dunedin (behind church in fellowship hall), 411 Wood St.; 7 p.m. Wednesdays at Largo Alliance Church, 1633 Lake Ave. NE; and 10 a.m. Saturdays at United Methodist Church, Manahan Hall, 207 Buckingham Ave., Oldsmar. Call toll-free at 1-888-947-8885. Visit naranonfl.org.

Caregiver Support Groups: Local author and senior advocate Linda S. Burhans facilitates caregiver support groups at the following times and locations: 3 p.m. every Tuesday at Harmony Home Health, 13787 Belcher Road S, Suite 220, Largo; 1:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month at Grand Villa of Largo, 750 Starkey Road; and 10 a.m. the last Thursday of every month at Barrington Terrace, 333 16th Ave., Largo. Burhans presents a journaling workshop for caregivers at 10 a.m. the first Saturday of every month at Pacifica Senior Living, 620 Belleair Road, Clearwater.

Co-dependents Anonymous: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Union Street United Methodist Church, 1625 Union St., Clearwater. This 12-step meeting welcomes men and women. Call (727) 798-7069.

Mail health news to Tampa Bay Times, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756; fax to (727) 441-4119; or email nbeall@tampabay.com.

Saturday

Croom Zoom: Choose from 25K, 50K and 100K races through the rugged Withlacoochee State Forest, which is known as one of the "10 coolest places in North America." $45-$55 for 25K, $65-$70 for 50K and $85-$95 for 100K. 6 a.m., Croom Trails, 26416 Croom Road, Brooksville. (813) 232-5200. www.croomzoom.com.

Pinellas health and support briefs 01/02/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 3:48pm]
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