Tampa, Fla. – The University Area Community Development Corporation (University Area CDC) will offer free programs and activities for the public, at Arthenia L. Joyner Public Library, beginning in May.
“We are incredibly excited about not only the opening of the Arthenia L Joyner Public Library, but about the partnership we continue to cultivate in an effort to provide additional services and support to this community. Libraries can serve as staple institutions in communities like the University Area, and through programming partnerships like our Get Moving and Prodigy Cultural Arts Programs, libraries can also be a vehicle for improving overall health outcomes in youth and adults. We are proud to serve as a partner and will continue to leverage this relationship to better serve our residents,” said Nestor Ortiz, University Area CDC chief operating officer.
Events for May include the following:
- Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 3 p.m.: Beginner Yoga – This class incorporates calm breathing techniques, light stretching, mild workout and short meditation.
- Thursdays, May 3, 17, 31, at 3 p.m.: Caribbean Beats – Participants will learn cool rhythms using djembe and/or conga drums. For grades K-5. In partnership with Prodigy Moves
- Friday, May 4, 3 p.m.: Star Wars Origami – Participants will learn how to create Star Wars-themed objects with the ancient Asian art of origami.
- Thursday, May 10, 3 p.m.: African Dance – Participants will learn basic movements and different styles of African Dance. For grades K-5. In partnership with Prodigy Moves
- Monday, May 14, 5:30 p.m.: Just a Kid or ADHD? – Dr. Sakina Butt, PsyD, ABPP-CN from TGH will share information about ADHD, including common signs and symptoms, common origins and effective treatments. Light refreshments will be available. Registration is encouraged via phone at (813) 660-6101 or online at www.tgh.org/healthed. Walk-ins are welcome.
- Wednesday, May 16, 4 p.m.: DIY Book Flower Bouquet workshop, for teens and adults – Turn used books into beautiful flowers! Learn how to cut and fold several flower designs and leave the class with a bouquet of book flowers! Supplies will be provided, or bring your own used books for a personalized touch.
- Thursday, May 24, 3 p.m.: Break Into Dance (Breakdance) – Participants will enjoy moving to the music and learning basic breakdancing techniques. For grades K-5. In partnership with Prodigy Moves.
University Area CDC offers support for thousands of Tampa residents through youth programs, adult education and resource assistance. Its primary mission is the redevelopment and sustainability of the at-risk areas surrounding University of South Florida’s Tampa campus. For more information about UACDC, a 501(c)(3) public/private partnership, visit www.uacdc.org or call 813.558.5212.