Announcements: June 9th – 15th



Week of June 9th – 15th


Beverly Kieny, LEC Director


Welcome, Beverly Kieny, the new Director of the Life Enrichment Center.


Bev is a graduate of the University of South Florida with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Masters in Entrepreneurship Technologies. Bev owned 3D Creative Services in Tampa and worked at National Design Proposal and Presentation Services. Beverly worked as a coordinator with Creative Services where she was named a finalist in 2018 for exceptional customer service. She worked on the Board of KPMG Internal Committee for Community Giving Campaign, the United Way, and presently is on the Board at the Straz Center. Bev lives just around the corner from the LEC and currently serves as the President of the Forest Hills Neighborhood Association.


Welcome, Bev!


  • What if someone asked you to develop a book on how to live out the second half of your life in the most creative and adventurous ways possible? 38 seniors came together and answered that question in our newest publication, Artfully Aging. Our Artfully Aging Anthology is now available on Amazon for $12. However, you can order a copy(ies) through us for $6. A preorder sign up is on the resource table. Contributors will receive a complimentary copy.


  • The LEC needs volunteers! Please call or drop us an email if you are interested in volunteering with us on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons for two hours.



  • Book Club is meeting June 18th to discuss this month’s pick, ‘Lessons in Chemistry’ by Bonnie Garmus.


  • Wednesday, June 19th, Photo Club is meeting on Zoom at 1:30.


  • Beginning Drawing with Arleen starts Wednesday, June 19th and runs from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. The signup sheet is available on the resource table. This four-week course is designed for individuals who have an interest in learning how to draw or sketch, or simply want to improve their skills.


  • Tim’s Matting and Framing workshop is Thursday morning, June 20th 10:00am to noon. Bring your picture, a piece of matboard, and your choice of frame. Tim will be instructing you on how to cut it for your picture and frame it.


  • Saturday, June 29th you can Paint-Along with Tim Gibbons and create a fiery sunset. This class is from 10:00am to noon and is $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Supplies included in the cost. No artistic experience is necessary to attend. You will be taking home a finished painting at the end. You must sign up to attend, seats are limited.


  • Morgan is hosting a 4 week Beginning Acrylic Painting Class. It starts Wednesday, July 17th and runs from 5:30-7:00pm. You will be learning the basics of acrylic painting.


  • We have two opportunities to learn and play Bridge. Bridge is on Mondays and Fridays from 1:00-3:00pm. No experience necessary, so come and join a fun group of people and play Bridge.


  • We have two HP Laser Jet printers for sale at $100 each or best offer. If you are interested in either one, please let Morgan or Arleen know.


  • Time to Vote in the Creative Loafing 2024 Best of the Bay! Nominate the LEC for Best of the Bay 2024 now through 11:59 p.m. on July 5t. To vote for the LEC, go to Click the “Places” section and select the “Best of Nonprofits” category then you can enter ‘The Life Enrichment Center’. You can also vote for ‘Embers and Ashes’ by selecting the “Arts” category, then “Best Literary Journal” and entering “The Life Enrichment Center’s ‘Embers and Ashes’. Help us be recognized as the Best of the Bay 2024!


  • The LEC needs paper towels and foam plates. If you would be kind enough to donate them we would be grateful.
  • The LEC will be closed July 4th and 5th for the holiday weekend.
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