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Join us at the Life Enrichment Center for an array of classes, including: painting (oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels), drawing, creative writing, clay, tai chi, low impact exercise, mah jongg, bridge, and much more!

The Life Enrichment Center is located in the quaint north Tampa neighborhood of Forrest Hills at 9704 North Boulevard, Tampa 33612. Our contact information is (813) 932-0241 or info@lectampa.org

Our attendees are active adults of all ages (primarily 50+). Our professional instructors work with participants at all skill levels, so everyone is welcome and included. Classes are small and one-on-one attention is provided. This is a fun place, with friendly people who have similar interests. There is no other place like us in Tampa!

As our society continues to age and live longer, organizations like ours are becoming even more important. Research indicates that baby boomers are going to be looking for activities that challenge and stimulate them and enable them to explore creative options for which they have not previously had time. This is exactly what the Life Enrichment Center is all about – offering innovative classes and activities that provide adults with the opportunity to continue to learn and grow.

We would love to have you join our group of adults and active seniors!

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Creative Writing with John Chaplick

Life Enrichment Center

$10.00

All levels welcome, from aspiring writers to published authors! This class encourages the creative side of you, whether you write fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or short stories. Develop your creative writing skills through exercises, creative feedback, and encouragement. Students will also learn about editing and publishing their work. Our first Zoom Creative Writing class will be Tuesday March 31st at 12- 2 pm. Creative Writing classes will occur every Tuesday and Thursday from for the month of April at least! If you would like to register and pay for the Creative writing click the class you want to attend in our calendar link: https://lectampa.org/classes-and-events/ Note that the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed, so please make sure you have uninterrupted free time during the class. After you register an email will be sent to you with instructions and a link to join the Zoom class. 10 Minutes before class, gather everything you think you will need, (your phone, or lap top, water, pen, paper and a smile) 5 minutes prior to the class, you will need to click on the link in the email and download zoom if you do not have it already OR 2 minutes prior to class -If you have downloaded zoom Click on the link in the email (join via PC, Mac, iOS or Android) Please always choose to come into the meeting with your audio or video enabled !! You may mute or turn off your camera in the meeting if you want later. To attend a virtual class you will need: A smart android or iphone, an ipad or android tablet, or a relatively new laptop- which include a camera, speakers and a microphone. If you join with a pc and you do not have a camera and a microphone, but you have speakers, you will be able to hear and see everything but you will not be able to speak or be seen in the meeting. Be sure to note the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed. For an instructional video on how Zoom works: https://lectampa.org/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-classes/ $7 Per Class LEC Members / $10 Non-Members Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not represent the total number of class attendees. This class has between 12-15 attendees each week. We hope you join us!

Low Impact Exercise with Lynn Donofrio

Life Enrichment Center

$8.00

Now offering.... Zoom Low Impact class every Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 to 11:30 am!!!! Enjoy a 60 minute total fitness experience under the direction of Lynn Donofrio, a certified Aerobics instructor, Silver Sneakers Instructor and personal trainer!This class incorporates moderate levels of cardiovascular condition, balance, flexibility and strengthening. Please bring water, wear sneakers and a smile!! If you would like to register and pay for the first low impact class click the following link: https://lectampa.org/event/low-impact-with-lynn-donofrio-3-2022-03-17-2020-04-07/2020-03-31/ Note that the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed, so please make sure you have uninterrupted free time during the class. After you register an email will be sent to you with instructions and a link to join the Zoom class. 10 Minutes before class, gather everything you think you will need, (your phone, or lap top, water, and a smile) 5 minutes prior to the class, you will need to click on the link in the email and download zoom if you do not have it already OR 2 minutes prior to class -If you have downloaded zoom Click on the link in the email (join via PC, Mac, iOS or Android) Please always choose to come into the meeting with your audio or video enabled !! You may mute or turn off your camera in the meeting if you want later. To attend a virtual class you will need: A smart android or iphone, an ipad or android tablet, or a relatively new laptop- which include a camera, speakers and a microphone. If you join with a pc and you do not have a camera and a microphone, but you have speakers, you will be able to hear and see everything but you will not be able to speak or be seen in the meeting. Be sure to note the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed. For an instructional video on how Zoom works: https://lectampa.org/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-classes/ Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not represent the total number of class attendees. This class has between 6-10 attendees each week. We hope you join us!

Creative Doodling with Sarah Hanson

Life Enrichment Center

$12.00

Zoom Creative Doodling with Sarah Hanson Meditative doodling, an easy to learn, relaxing way to create interesting images by drawing and composing different structured patterns. The focus of each class- Class 1) You will learn how to begin a drawing, as well as step-by-step pattern making. Class 2) Step-by-step patterns will be introduced, demonstrated and practiced Class 3) Structured patterns will be drawn together in whimsical, lyrical compositions. Class 4) Helpful tips will be reviewed and dimensional drawing will be introduced. Beginner to Advanced Artists welcome! Materials: Heavy weight paper, pencil, inking pen, straightedge Cultivating mindfulness is possible using different methods and exercises. Doodling is certainly one way we can unwind from emotional stress and be in the now. In different ways art and creative thinking contribute to mental health or awareness. Mindfulness is not just meditation, it is a way of life. Research has shown the power of meditation and the science behind it. One of the reasons it is so powerful is that it fosters acceptance. Creating art is a type of meditation, an active training of the mind that increase awareness and emphasizes acceptance of feelings and thoughts without judgment and relaxation of body and mind. About Hanson Art and Design... Art, Supplies and More! Hanson Art and Design specializes in colorful, abstract landscape paintings that enhance any private collection or public space. In addition to fine art paintings and prints, Sarah and her husband operate a mobile art store. As art material suppliers and educators, they provide artists and creative enthusiasts with the art making materials they need to create with as well as bespoke art making activities. Their Mission is to contribute to the vibrancy of the arts community and expressive growth of creative people everywhere. hansonartdesign.com

Chair Yoga with Natalie Courtney

Life Enrichment Center

$8.00

Beginners and seasoned students will experience a slow moving class geared toward alignment. In this one hour class we will refine our seated and standing postures, which will build strength and stability. Natalie Courtney is a foodie, wine lover, artist, and Yoga instructor with a unique teaching style. She has over 700 hours of Yoga training and is a registered Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring an open mind to stretch and be present! For an instructional video on how Zoom works: https://lectampa.org/how-to-use-zoom-for-online-classes/ To see our virtual class schedule and register, https://lectampa.org/event/2020-04-07/2020-04-01/ Our First Instructional Chair Yoga with Natalie will be April 1 at 3:30 Note that the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed, so please make sure you have uninterrupted free time during the class. If you would like to register and pay for chair yoga class click the following link: https://lectampa.org/event/2020-04-07/2020-04-01/ After you register an email will be sent to you with instructions and a link to join the Zoom class. 10 Minutes before class, gather everything you think you will need, (your phone, or lap top, water, and a chair) 5 minutes prior to the class, you will need to click on the link in the email and download zoom if you do not have it already 2 minutes prior to class -If you have downloaded zoom Click on the link in the email (join via PC, Mac, iOS or Android) Please always choose to come into the meeting with your audio or video enabled !! You may mute or turn off your camera in the meeting if you want later. To attend a virtual class you will need: A smart android or iphone, an ipad or android tablet, or a relatively new laptop- which include a camera, speakers and a microphone. If you join with a pc and you do not have a camera and a microphone, but you have speakers, you will be able to hear and see everything but you will not be able to speak or be seen in the meeting. Be sure to note the class will only happen at the time and date it is listed. Please always choose to come into the meeting with your audio or video enabled !! You may mute or turn off your camera in the meeting if you want later. Please note: Meetup RSVPs do not represent the total number of class attendees. We hope you join us!

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Life Enrichment Center

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