Free Art Workshops

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

April 28th – May 4th

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Monday,April 28th:Basic Acrylic Painting. Join popular local artist Katie Sevigny as she teaches the basics of painting with acrylics on canvas. Learn how to combine colors and make your art pop on the canvas. If you are interested in attending this beta session,please email me at Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm

Tuesday,April 29th:The Tool Box. A cancer support group for individuals newly diagnosed with any type and stage of cancer. Meets the last Tuesday of each month from 11am-Noon in the Cancer Center at Alaska Regional Hospital. Building C,suite 414. For more information,please contact the Cancer Center at 264-1431.

Tuesday,April 29th: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. or 250-6878.

Tuesday,April 29th:Look Good,Feel Better. Look Good,Feel Better teaches women hot 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. Providence Cancer Center,U Tower – 2nd Floor,Suite 2281. To register,call Kim Doyle at 212-6870.

Tuesday,April 29th: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

Wednesday,April 30th:Encaustics 101. Introducing the basics of encaustic working with hot beeswax and pigments. Each week they will show you different techniques. You will have the opportunity to work on projects in your own vision. If you are interested in attending this beta session,please email me at Space is limited. Alaska Regional Hospital,Building C,Suite 405,6pm-8pm

Wednesday,April 30th:What Happens to Me During Radiation Therapy? If you would like to get some questions answered about radiation therapy,it’s effects on your body,and how to manage the side effects,this is the meeting for you. 6:30pm,Alaska Regional Hospital,Ivy Room 1,First floor. Reserve your space 264-1113 or

Thursday,May 1st:Alaska Native Medical Center Cancer Support Group. 1st &3rd Thursday for Native Alaskan’s only at ANMC from 2-3pm. Call 729-1179 to find out location.

Friday,May 2nd: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 Natural Pantry in the University Mall on Old Seward Hwy. All are welcome- Newly Diagnosed to Long Term Survivor. 222-6285, or

Forget Me Not Grief Program. Grief Program for children,teens and the adults who love them. 6:30-8:00pm,twice a month at Lake Otis Elementary School. 223-9910,561-5322 or to register (required) or for more info.

Mat-Su Valley Area

Friday,May 2nd: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

Monday,April 28th: Kenai Peninsula Women’s Cancer Support Group. Support group for women with any type of cancer,survivors or currently undergoing treatment who promotes emotional and spiritual well-being. Meets every last Monday of the month- snacks provided. (907) 262-4865.

 Tuesday,April 29th: 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,April 28th: 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,April 29th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings, 7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090

Western Alaska-none

Online and Teleconferences

Friday,May 2nd:New Perspectives in the Treatment of Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Cancers. Part 1 of living with Advanced Skin Cancer. Registrants can listen live over the phone or online as a webcast. Register here:


We are very excited to let you know that our next set of art workshops will start the first Monday in May! Through the months of May and June,we will have Pen &Ink Drawing with Kimberlee McPeek on Mondays. On Wednesdays,we will have jewelry making with Loey Staden. Give us a call at 264-1500 if you are interested in joining us and we will add you to our RSVP list.