Free Art Workshops

What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

 What’s Happening This Week in Our Cancer Community?

November 17th – 23rd

Municipality of Anchorage Area

Monday,November 17th:Holiday Gift Making. Get a jump on the holidays with talented artist Honor Bowman! Using an array of different mediums you will create beautiful works of art for someone you love. Supplies will be provided,however if you’d like to bring items to add to your piece,you may do so. 6pm-8pm. Alaska Regional Hospital,in Building C,4th Floor,Suite 414. Space is limited. Please call (907) 264-1500 to register.

Tuesday,November 18th: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,November 18th: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. 6pm-8pm at Providence Cancer Center,U Tower 2nd floor. To register,call Kim Doyle at 212-6870.

Tuesday,November 18th: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,November 19th:Lymphedema Education Class. Learn about lymphedema,your risks and prevention/treatment. Providence Cancer Center,2nd Floor. 1-2pm. 212-6872.

Wednesday,November 19th:I Can Cope:Nutrition During Cancer Treatment. The Providence Cancer Center and the American Cancer Society brings you this cooking series. Providence BP Cancer Resource Center Artventure room,1st floor. 2-3:30pm. 212-6870 to RSVP.

Wednesday,November 19th:Acrylic Painting. Join popular local artist Katie Sevigny as she guides you through creating a beautiful painting that you will be proud to hang on your wall. Open to anyone who’s ever been touched by cancer. 6pm-8pm. Alaska Regional Hospital,in Building C,4th Floor,Suite 414. Space is limited. Please call (907) 264-1500 to register.

Thursday,November 20thIt’s A Wrap:Scarf Tying. Come and learn all the many ways to tie scarfs with American Cancer Society Navigator Jessica Rivera. Whether as a turban or trendy accessory,scarf tying is an art form. 2:00-3:00. Providence Cancer Center,Art Venture Room,3851 Piper Street. Sign up quick as space is limited. Call 212-6870 to register.

Thursday,November 20th: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,November 21stWomen 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

Mat-Su Valley Area

Friday,November 21stHealing 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,November 18th: 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.

Thursday,November 20thKenai Peninsula Prostate Cancer Support Group. Small group of men whose goal is to increase awareness of prostate cancer issues on the Kenai Peninsula. Everyone welcome to come and meet with prostate cancer survivors for discussions,education and fellowship. Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna,6 to 8 pm For more information call Jim at 260-4904.

Southeast Area

Monday,November 17th: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,November 18th:Grief Recovery Support Group. Tuesday Evenings,7 pm,Hospice Office Building,2001 Gillam Way. Contact:David Rumph,Hospice Chaplin 458-3090.

Wednesday,November 19th:Interior Alaska Cancer Support Group. This group concentrates on general support and assistance in dealing with specific cancers. The group meets twice monthly on the first and third Wednesday of each month at the Cancer Treatment Center boardroom at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. 7pm. 374-0974 or for more info

Western Alaska



Online and Teleconferences

Tuesday,November 18th:Vitamins and Supplements. 8am AKST. More information and register here:

Tuesday,November 18th:For Caregivers:Practical Tips to Cope with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer. 9:30am AKST. More information and register here:

Wednesday,November 19th:Annual Update from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. 8am AKST. More information and register here:

Wednesday,November 19th:The Role of Exercise,Meditation,and Nutrition. 9:30am AKST. More information and register here: