Invite your sister, daughter, mother, and friends to the 12th annual "Women Are Wonderful" event on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center. Co-sponsored by the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, the Warren Public Library and the Zonta Club of Warren. This annual event features workshops and speakers from local businesses and organizations as well as a coffee/tea bar and a luncheon.
Allegheny Cellars Winery representative Tina West will be sharing information about wine and cheese and food pairing. Wine pairing charts and recipes will be available.
It seems every woman has varicose veins at some time in her life. If that is the case for you, highlight the session by David Dimarco, M.D. in which he talks about Endo Venous Laser Therapy, a non-surgical procedure for treating varicose veins, a procedure that is not considered to be simply cosmetic.
Lowe’s will present a program on wallpaper and garden accents
Pat Evans manning the refreshment/tea bar
Lowe's Home Improvements is returning for the fourth straight year. Their informative sessions this year will focus on wallpaper and garden accents. Maria Marano and Kim McMichael say "wallpaper is backwith an attitude." They will focus their sessions on how to hang it and where to use it. Attendees will fall in love with wallpaper all over again. Janice Digirolamo and Diana Scott will share information and ideas about "Design ideas with succulents." Their presentation will include the use of succulents as both garden and interior accents.
Mary Kay Senior Sales Director Beth Hoffman states that "Knowledge is Power = Healthy Skin." Beth will be teaching the science behind beautiful healthy skin - its purpose and how to achieve it.
Master Gardeners Wanda Buerkle and Judy Kepple will cover two separate topics. Wanda will share the versatility of herbs: from food, drink to fiber and Judy will discuss the basics of home composting.
Riverview Farms owner David Manning will present an overview of his sustainable ag operation located in Tidioute. He will discuss the daily operation at his farm and types of ways to raise products: organic, natural, factory farm. The importance of buying fresh and buying local will become evident as a result of this program.
Tea for Two is both a song title and the title of a session by Debbie Vecellio. Participants will discover teas as a healthy alternative: rich in antioxidants and low in caffeine.
Susan Toombs, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer representing the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center is offering the perfect session to help you with your New Year's resolution to "get fit." "Real Training, Real Results" will provide attendees with proven ways to build muscles and burn calories.
Cupcakes! Cupcakes! Cupcakes! They are so popular that television shows are based on them. Charissa Sensenig and Brandi Crouch representing Toriella's Treats will help you "kick up your cupcakes." Participants will learn easy tricks and techniques to kick their cupcake decorating up a notch. The people who choose this session will find themselves getting "hands on" experience.
Pop tab bracelets. This simple "green" craft project is a fun and creative way to recycle pop tabs. Sharon Gage, Adult Services Librarian from the Warren Public Library, will instruct participants in this craft. All supplies will be provided for this hands-on session and attendees will leave with a clever, attractive bracelet.
Attention all those who received an e-reader as a holiday gift! Barbara Tracey, Director of Technology at the Warren Public Library, will be on hand to provide instruction and help with downloading e-books from the Warren Public Library Digital Collection to your e-reader. If you plan to attend this session please come with your Warren Public Library card number, your library pin number (call the library or stop by the library to receive your number) and your registered Kindle, Nook, etc.
Yo Yo Art will be presented by Susan Hanson and Jane Strohmeyer. Participants will learn all about this art form: how to create yo-yo's and how to use them in various art formats such as pillows, infant hats and more.
Zumba with Ethel Hennessy will provide attendees a chance to try Zumba and have some fun.
Registration for this year's event will begin January 23rd and can be made at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave. The cost of the event covers a coffee/tea bar and lunch that must be paid at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken the day of the event. For more information contact the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center in person or call 723-6350 or visit www.jdfamilycenter.org.