14th ‘Women Are Wonderful’ is scheduled for Feb. 8 in Warren

“Women Are Wonderful” the 14th year and perhaps the best ever will be held Feb. 8 at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center on Second Ave., Warren.

Invite your sister, daughter, mother, mother-in-law and female friends for the 14th annual “Women Are Wonderful” event. Co-sponsored by the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, the Warren Public Library and Zonta Club of Warren, this is the event women look forward to each February. This annual event features workshops and speakers from local businesses and organizations as well as a coffee/tea bar and a luncheon. The workshops for this year’s event are:

De-Silvering Mirrors: Lowe’s Home Improvements is returning for the fourth straight year. Their informative session this year will feature presenters Jan Digirolano and Linda Shields who will teach attendees how to remove the silver backing of a mirror and impose a picture.

Dinner for Dessert: This session features The Swedish Chef Randy Swanson and his recipe and tips for making Strawberry Linguine.

Gluten Free for Life: Find out from Pam Stoleson, follower of a gluten free diet, what the gluten buzz is all about. Pam will provide cooking tips and recipes as well as a variety of gluten free foods for attendees to sample.

Herbs for Everyday: Presenter Lynda Church will share her knowledge of herbal cleaners for home use (easy to make and better to use) and herbal oils for cooking.

How to Get Free Warren Public Library eBooks: This session is a demonstration of the Warren Public Library’s Next Generation website by library staff members Sharon Gage and Barbara Tracey. This is not a hands on class.

Ladder Yarn Scarf Class: Warren Public Library craft instructor Jane Harris will lead the participants in the creation of a lacy, soft and lightweight scarf. All materials will be provided.

Lasagna Gardening; Square Foot Gardening: Master Gardeners Denise Grant and David Winner will cover two separate topics. Attendees at Denise’s program, Lasagna Gardening, will learn to create and maintain a garden with no digging, no tilling, and at a low cost. David’s program, Square Foot Gardening, will teach the participants how to grow a lot in a small space.

Memory Wire Bracelet Class: Warren Public Library craft instructor Jane Harris is back for this hands-on class. The participants will make and take a quick and stylish bracelet that will accommodate any size wrist. All materials will be provided.

Tai Chi: Instructor Carla Melkonian will have attendees experience slow flowing movements that relax yet energize the body.

Warren Public Library eBooks via OverDrive READ: Warren Public Library staff members Sharon Gage and Barbara Tracey will demonstrate the new, easy and configuration free way to read ebooks from the library’s digital collection. This is not a hands on class.

Wine and Food Pairings: Allegheny Cellars Wine representative Tina West and Catering Plus representatives Donna Clark and Deanna Kuzminski will share information about wine and cheese and food pairing.

Doors will open at 9 a.m. so participants can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and refreshments before the sessions begin. Once the festivities are underway, participants can choose the workshops they’d like to attend. Workshops are 40 minutes in length and are rotated throughout the day so everyone can have an opportunity to participate. A self-serve luncheon along with a light, refreshing dessert, will be available. Each participant will also receive a gift bag containing workshop information.

Registration for this year’s event begins immediately and can be made at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue. A registration fee of $12 covers the cost of the event, lunch, coffee/tea bar and 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, 207 Second Avenue or call 723-6350 or visit www.jdfamilycenter.org.