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2020 Workshops

Morning Workshops       Afternoon Workshops       Late Afternoon Workshops       Special and Ongoing Activities

Morning Workshops

TransitionsKathy McVoy & Toni Saunders
Step by step, childhood to adolescence to adulthood to elderhood. These are major transitions and there are a multitude of large to small ones in our lives. In William Bridges’ book, Transitions, he speaks about the ending, the middle and the beginning stages of transitions. In this workshop, we will explore this way of looking at navigating our life changes. There will be a time set aside for participants to reflect on some questions about your transitions. Then we will share with one another some of our stories.

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: 12


How to Embrace Your Feminine Energy so you can Reconnect with Your Partner – without losing yourselfMichele Burghardt, C.Ht/NLP
Join us in this participatory interactive event as we explore the true meaning of "feminine energy" and how we can reawaken it within us. Feminine energy is not about feeling like a door mat that people walk all over. It is the power of feeling worthy of setting boundaries, releasing the need to "do it all", and being open to "receiving". Learn how you can reclaim your feminine, change your communication style, embrace self-love, and have a more loving, more fulfilling life than you ever imagined possible. Before you leave we will use a hypnosis session to help you shift your emotional set point so you can be open and ready to practice these new skills easily and naturally.

Fee: $5.00
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: Unlimited


Creating a Present Practice with Intuitive EatingNiki Morgan
Learn the art of Intuitive Eating and creating a joyful eating practice. Participants will learn the three big techniques to creating a more mindful and present eating practice, as well as some meal planning strategies for a busy life.

Fee: $5.00
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: Unlimited


Mini Hoop EmbroideryJulie Charles
So much fun!

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: 8


Afternoon Workshops

Introduction to the Appalachian DulcimerJeanne Sikora & Hilda Christ
Join Jeanne Sikora and Hilda Christ, members of the Gateway Dulcimer Society, and learn how to play an Appalachian dulcimer (also called a lap dulcimer or mountain dulcimer). A bit of the instrument’s history will be shared, but the main focus will be on learning to play some folk melodies. Each participant will have her own dulcimer to use during the workshop. Known for its sweet sound, this simple instrument will not disappoint!

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: 20


Yoga for Better LivingCindy Fernandez
Yoga to Improve your strength, flexibility, and mobility through standing and/or seated yoga poses specially at any level of health and fitness. The yoga class incorporates range of motion poses, alignment, strengthening, awareness, breathing and relaxation to develop better balance, core awareness and breath awareness. The class starts out with 5 minutes of breath awareness and relaxation. There is time at the end for quieting the mind to reduce anxiety and stress; and provide relaxation and renewal. You will leave the class feeling energized and refreshed. Please bring a mat, block, and strap for this class.

Fee: $5.00
Class minimum: 10       Class maximum: 20


Self Care BuffetKayci Combs Lueker
Join Kayci as she leads a guided meditation and discusses different ways to care for yourself. Activities for the mind, body and spirit will leave you feeling refreshed and able to move forward knowing the best way to care for you! Please bring along a journal and your favorite pen.

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: Unlimited


Essential Oils Make and TakeKendra Sweezey-Errar
An introduction to the endless uses for essential oils; one of nature’s best gifts for health and wellness in your home for yourself, kids, babies and even for your pets. This is a fun and informative class where you will also make 2 DIY items to take home. 

Fee: $10.00
Class minimum: 6       Class maximum: 15


Late Afternoon Workshops

Tai Chi For Arthritis and Fall PreventionMyrlynn Henley
Tai Chi is an ancient art and an exercise from Ancient China. It places great emphasis on bringing harmony between the inner and outer “SELF” through integration of mind, body and spirit. Over 500 medical studies show that Tai Chi improves many aspects of health, from calming the mind to reducing high blood pressure, improving immunity, improving balance and preventing falls, relieving arthritis pain, helping people with heart conditions and diabetes and much more. Most importantly, Tai Chi brings a sense of well-being.

Fee: $5.00
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: 15


Basic Bead NecklaceKate Magrath
Join Kate for a fun exploration of color through making a "DNA Spiral" necklace. You will choose the bead colors and closure you want to use; the kit includes the thread, beading needle, and other items needed for your creation. The pattern is amazingly easy to do, and the result will amaze you!

Fee: $10.00
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: 10


TappingGail Rock, M.A., M’Div
Tapping uses an understanding of the meridian “endpoints”, the basis of the ancient Chinese medical system of acupuncture/acupressure, to balance or unblock the energy flow through each meridian. Tapping may provide relief from chronic pain, emotional problems, disorders, addictions and physical diseases. The studies show that cortisol, a stress hormone released during the stress response, drops significantly with Tapping. Tapping is simple, painless and gives individuals techniques to tap into their own healing potential.

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: Unlimited


Heart-based LeadershipCathy Converse
We are all called to lead in one capacity or another. Whatever the situation, discover how you can lead in a way that is both effective and authentic to your heart. Reflective and interactive activities will bring these principles to life.

Fee: None
Class minimum: 0       Class maximum: Unlimited


Special and Ongoing Activities

There's no need to register for these activities:



Scholarship Silent Auction - 3:00pm to 7:30pm

Proceeds from this fun activity benefit the Women's Weekend Scholarship Fund.
Bring 1 - 3 nice quality treasures from home (i.e. books, DVDs, kitchen items, plants, home decor), a typed description of a service to be provided (i.e. dinner for a group, music or craft lessons, professional service), home-baked goods or preserves. Please do not bring sized clothing.
Place your items on the "Donations" table when you arrive. If you wish to set a minimum bid, please attach that information to your item. If your item does not sell, you have first dibs to take it back. Any other items that have not sold will be donated to charity (Miriam Shop, Goodwill). Tax receipts are available on request.
Bidding begins at 3:00pm and ends at 7:30pm Saturday. Pay for your items by 8:00pm.

Location: Wilson Lodge


Name Button Making Table - All Day

Make a name tag button for yourself. The first button is free. Make more for $1.00 each. Remember to bring your old magazines and catalogs to share. This has been a favorite activity of many for years and years.

Location: Wilson Lodge



Massage - 6:00 pm-10:00 pm Friday and 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday; $1 per minute

Multiple massage therapists will be providing massages throughout the weekend. Sign up in Wilson Lodge.
Friday night there will be chair massage and regular massage available from 6:00 - 10:00.
Saturday all massage therapists will be available at varying times - check the signup sheets.
Massages are 10 to 60 minutes.



Reiki - 10:00 am-5:00 pm Saturday; $1 per minute

Kayci Combs Lueker will be providing Reiki sessions in a sleeping room connected to Wilson Lodge.
From www.reiki.org: Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by "laying on hands" and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one's "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.


New this year!

Temporary Henna Tattoos - 6:00pm - 10:00pm Friday and 7:00pm - 11:00pm Saturday; $15 for approximately 30 minutes

Jade Thompson will be providing temporary henna tattoos in Wilson Lodge. A henna tattoo is made with dye from the henna plant and lasts for 1-2 weeks. Multiple patterns will be available to choose from.

Location: Wilson Lodge



New this year!

Book Swap

Bring 1-3 gently used books to trade with other attendees. Drop books off at the Book Swap table, and see if you see some you like, take home as many as you came with! Remaining books will be donated.

Location: Wilson Lodge



Network Table - Business / Hobby / Special Event Table and Community Board

Put out your business cards, brochures, fliers promoting your hobby, special event or business. A community board will be available to post an interest or activity during Women's Weekend.


Campfire - 8:30pm

Enjoy a campfire (weather permitting)


BYOB Wine Tasting - 8:30pm

Bring a couple bottles of your favorite wine and all that are interested can participate in Wilson Lodge.


Board Games and Puzzles - 8:30pm

Board Games, puzzles, fun, and Meriment in Wilson Lodge.



Time for Ourselves
Take a walk, munch on snacks, talk with a friend, make a new friend or work on an unfinished craft project while nurturing relationships with friends old and new. What have you been putting off?

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