How does a day off from chores, cooking, and kids sound?
For the ninth year, the Highland-White Lake Business Association (HWLBA) will be offering a “ladies day off” at its Women’s Enrichment Day event, held from 8 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on March 17.
“It’s a day of inspirational information,” said Heather Marquis of the HWLBA. “We put this event on to inspire women and give them information.”
The event has proven to be quite popular, according to Marquis.
“We have people calling as early as November to find out when we will hold the event,” she said. “We also get different businesses who aren’t a part of our organization seeking us out to participate in Women’s Enrichment Day.”
The day starts with a complimentary breakfast provided by Snooks/Colasanti’s at 8 a.m. The first 150 attendees will also receive a free gift bag.
From there on, the day is split into four class sessions that last 45 minutes each. Each class session consists of seven workshops, and the participant chooses which workshop they want to choose for that session.
“Each workshop is geared towards women and their overall general health and well being. It’s a chance to learn and share inspirational thoughts and ideas,” Marquis said.
DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital will be leading a workshop on eating for a healthy mind and body.
There will be a workshop on Living with Dementia and Alzheimer’s provided by Age With Grace Senior Care.
Mary Kay Cosmetics will be hosting a workshop on botanicals, while Creative Memories will hold one on digital scrapbooking.
Wipp law firm will be talking about legal tips for women.
Other workshops will be held on a myriad of topics, including social media; hair care; handy man tips; fitness classes such as Zumba, z-box, and zen by Fitness Motivators; diet and nutrition; pet CPR and first aid; financial consulting; and cost-savings tips for frugal families.
In between class sessions, women will have a chance to shop at a variety of vendor booths. So far, 42 vendors will be at Women’s Enrichment Day event and will feature a range of products, from jewelry to vitamins, massages to purses, and health and financial strategies.
Local young adult author and winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award for Young Adult Fiction Amy Ackley will be this year’s special guest speaker.
Women will also have the chance to apply for the Women Enrichment Day makeover. Each year one woman is selected to to receive a three-month makeover that includes a personal trainer, teeth whitening, a financial consultant, a doctor, and hair and nail appointments. The Clothing Cove also provides an outfit for the makeover reveal that takes place at Highland HeyDays in September.
“Generally we try to select someone involved in the community that has gone through a hard time or hasn’t had time to take care of themselves,” Marquis said.
Makeover applications can be submitted up until the day of the event.
The cost to attend the Women’s Enrichment Day event is $5. All proceeds go toward the Huron Valley Educational Foundation. A lunch is also available for purchase.
In the past, the event has been held at the recently closed Highland Middle School. This year it will be held at White Lake Middle School, located at 1450 Bogie Lake Road in White Lake.
Women can register online at www.enrichment-day.com or by calling the HWLBA at 248-889-1422, or at the door.