NEWTON, NJ — Sussex County Community College’s Ladies’ Saturday Retreat will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is an opportunity for women to gather, relax, rejuvenate and become motivated. The day includes a keynote speaker, café reception featuring local restaurant food tastings, informative workshops, vendors, dinner and a comedy show to complete the evening.
The Ladies’ Saturday Retreat keynote speaker, Melanie Contreras, founder of Women to Women by Julia, is scheduled to kick off the day by delivering an empowering presentation. Her speech encourages women to help themselves as well as one another throughout life. For more information on Melanie, visit her website at http://womentowomenbyjulia.com/.
Workshops will run throughout the day and are designed to enrich attendees’ intellectual, spiritual, physical and emotional senses. This year’s workshops include: belly dancing, yoga, energizing your life, PiYo, social media, nutrition advice & exercise guidelines, watercolor, gardening, photo editing, dream interpretation, self-defense, meditation, quilting, fitness, plus much more. To view detailed information on workshops visit the website at sussex.edu/ladiesretreat. Attendees can also take advantage of a little “me” time in the Oasis Room. Guests can make an appointment to be pampered with a mini, complimentary facial, massage, make-over, and more. Early registration for workshops and Oasis Room appointments will open to ticket holders on March 1.
New to Ladies’ Saturday Retreat is a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey. Mothers and their daughters can enjoy a day together with specialty workshops geared towards girls 12-18 years of age.
Throughout the day, vendors and exhibitors will provide an opportunity to learn about county services and organizations available to woman. They will also have on display an eclectic assortment of wares available for purchase. Vendors will be offering jewelry, accessories, make-up, wellness services, wood crafts and food.
The evening show, Ladies of Comedy begins at 8:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. This hilarious comedy trio is sure to keep the audience laughing until the last joke. The combined comedic talent of Sherry Davey, Karen Bergreen and Alexandra McHale, which spans years of comedy, includes guest appearances on many TV shows, performing at comedy clubs throughout the US and winning several comedy awards. The opening entertainment includes the musical band HotFlashes, a power Duo/Trio of women who perform an eclectic mix of rock from the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, along with upbeat original tunes.
Portions of the proceeds from Ladies’ Saturday Retreat will support scholarships for female students at SCCC.
Ticket prices for The Ladies’ Saturday Retreat vary according to the choice of events planned for the day. For a complete listing of prices and to purchase tickets visit https://commerce.cashnet.com/sussexfoundationpay. For additional information please visit sussex.edu/ladiesretreat, call 973-300-2121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.