WHO: The Straz Center
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 19, at 6 p.m.; subsequent events in the series TBD.
WHERE: Maestro’s Cafe
DETAILS: The Straz Center is committed to the veteran community, their families and caregivers. VetChat is a four-part series open to the public as a gathering of veterans, their families, friends, Straz Center staff and others who come together to share conversations, identify resources and celebrate the importance of connecting as a community.
Sessions are designed to create space for general dialogue and to discuss relevant information regarding support opportunities for veterans and civilians in terms of education and creating a foundation for a smoother transition for families returning to the flow of civilian community living.
Each gathering offers creative prompts for families in support of The Straz Center’s efforts to continue to amplify the importance of the arts in the health and well-being of both individuals and the community. Also, each VetChat will focus on a different theme. This first event will bring participants together to create a unique art piece.
This year’s VetChat season returns to in-person gatherings, after successfully engaging virtually over the past three years. Moving forward, VetChat will be held in person, coupled with virtual connection to maintain space for those veterans and civilians who value remote access.
Each VetChat will be hosted at a different venue throughout the Tampa Bay area. These events are free and open to the community but do require registration by clicking on the event page at https://www.strazcenter.org/events/2324-season/voices-of-the-community/your-vetchat-oct-19/ and entering information requested.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, visit www.strazcenter.org.
VetChat is funded in part by BayCare, State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts’ Creative Forces® initiative, in partnership with Mid-America Arts Alliance.
Events, days, dates, times, performers, and prices are subject to change without notice.