Free Art Workshops

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

 What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

September 8th – September 14th

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Monday,September 8th:Knitting with the Knit Wits. 11am-3pm 3851 Piper St. 212-6870

Monday,September 8th:Acrylic Painting. Learn to make a painting on canvas with Honor Bowman. Curriculum will include principles of 2-D composition,creating an underdrawing,color mixing techniques,and paint application. 6pm-8pm. Alaska Regional Hospital,in Building C,4th Floor,Suite 414. Space is limited. Please call (907) 264-1500 to register.

Tuesday,September 9th:US Too Guys Coffee and Shmoozing. Join Anchorage’s prostate and testicular support group in sharing,asking questions or just listening. It’s a great time to get to know one another and spend some time with those that probably know a thing or two about what you are going through. Every Tuesday,11am. Starbucks in the Aurora Village Carrs on Northern Lights and Minnesota. Your coffee will be on US Too! Dave Jaeger 333-8624.

Tuesday,September 9thWatercolor Basics. Come learn with guest artist Virginia Anne Cumming Gill,as she teaches us how to paint with watercolor and guides us on a creative journey. For all skill levels. Call 212-6870 to register. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture,3851 Piper Street U120, 4:00-5:30.

Tuesday,September 9th:American Cancer Society Support Group. Weekly support group for cancer patients,survivors,family and caregivers. Every Tuesday,7-8:30pm at Wells Fargo Bank. 301 W. Northern Lights,second floor conference room. 258-1937

Thursday,September 11thArt Journaling Basics,Part 2. An art journal is a journal in which you combine art and words to express yourself. That’s it. Nothing complex. And there are no rules! Join guest artist Jinnie Roes as she walks us through how to make our journals and then how to fill the pages with our creativity and artistic expressions. For all skill levels. Call 212-6870 to register. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture,3851 Piper Street U120. 2:00-3:30.

Friday,September 12th:Look Good,Feel Better. Look Good,Feel Better teaches women how to cope with the appearance related side-effects of treatment. Taught by professional cosmetologists,this program is open to all women undergoing cancer treatment,and it’s free. 11am-1pm at Alaska Regional Hospital Cancer Center,Building C-414. To register,call Jennifer Latva-Kiskola at 264-1431.

Friday,September 12th:Women LISTEN Support Group. Any woman with any type of cancer is invited to attend. Weekly support group meetings every Friday 10—11:30AM at the Quilt Tree. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, or

Saturday,September 13th:ACCA’s Women’s Cancer Support Group for the Mat-Su Valley. Open to all women cancer survivors and newly diagnosed patients. For more information please contact Carol Tillett,Reach to Recovery Volunteer Coordinator ( 11am-12:30pm. Mat-Su Regional Medical Center Matanuska Room

Mat-Su Valley Area

Wednesday,September 10th:Loop Group. This group was started by some ladies in the group,to keep socially active and available. Open to anyone touched by cancer. They meet for lunch each Wednesday at Mat-Su Family Restaurant at 2pm,if you’d like to eat lunch before the meeting you can come at 1pm. This is a peer support group with no facilitator.


Friday,September 12th:Healing Yoga on Fridays: A gentle Immune-Restorative Class complimented with restful poses and Yogic breathing for relaxation. Poses/Asanas are gentle,compassionate,and are done in a chair. Registration necessary. Donation. No one will be turned away! 10:30-11:45a.m. 280 N. Main Street,Wasilla,99654 Located below Cederholm Insurance. Register with Linda at 373-9644 or email

Kenai Peninsula Area

Tuesday,September 9th: Coffee with Don. Meet with fellow prostate cancer survivors to go over any new information/resources that have been encountered,talk about how to help anyone who has contacted the Kenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group and just have fellowship and support. Available to anyone (look for blue PC baseball hats). Every Tuesday at 11am. Kenai Safeway Store in Kenai,AK. 283-9206.

Southeast Area

Monday,September 8th: Team Survivor Perseverance Walk/Run Program. Monday walking group focuses on heart rate. Meets at 5:30 p.m. each week from Downtown/Valley Juneau Racquet Clubs. Call Nicki Germain (Downtown) at 907-957-0381 and Sara Peacock (Valley) at 789-7081 for more information.


Fairbanks/Interior Area

Tuesday,September 9th:Men’s Bereavement Group. Second Tuesday of each month at 7am for breakfast at Denny’s. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin,458-3090.

Tuesday,September 9th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

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