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22nd Annual Women’s Conference

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8:15am

Life is a Story, Make Yours a Best Seller!

About our Keynote Speaker

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Keynote Speaker Marion Grodin

Marion Grodin is a both a screenwriter and stand-up comedian. At the start of her career, Marion became a staff writer on It’s a Living, and Princesses, two network sitcoms. She landed a contract with Twentieth Century Fox, during which time she sold six separate screenplays. As she started her seventh script, she realized that she wanted to deliver the funny lines she was writing, so she turned to stand-up comedy. Since this decision, Marion has become one of the biggest comedy acts in the country. She appears regularly at the top New York clubs, including Stand Up NY and the Gotham Comedy Club. Marion has toured with big names such as Lewis Black, Robert Klein, and Judy Gold. She has appeared on NBC’s Late Night with Conan O’Brien, ABC’s The View, and makes regular guest appearances on various MSNBC programs. Marion also had a stint working as the comedy producer for her father’s show called The Charles Grodin Show. Recently, Marion produced a series of fundraising events, which have featured Lewis Black, Martin Short, Regis Philbin, and Paul Shaffer. A breast cancer survivor and divorcee, Marion knows how to turn even the darkest subjects into comedy.

Conference Schedule

8:15 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.

Welcome

9:15 a.m.

Keynote, Marion Grodin

10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Workshop Session I See descriptions inside brochure.

Visit our marketplace in the Seelig Theatre lobby – open all day.

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch is served in Upper “H” Building Benmosche Family Dining Hall

1:15 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Workshop Session II See descriptions inside brochure.

2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Closing & Raffle Seelig Theatre

Workshop Session 1

10:15am – 11:45pm

Color for Interiors
Presenter: Barbara Winfield, Interior Designer
Color is one of the most important tools in decorating, but it can also be one of the most daunting. Choosing the wrong color can ruin a decorating project. Learn how to avoid common mistakes and have fun with color. Learn the basics of color theory and how colors affect the way we feel. Delve into the psychological and practical influences affecting the choice of color. Learn color trends, paint choices, and the secrets of creating a color scheme that you will love.

Chakra Healing
Presenter: Samantha Black, Master Coach
From learning about your chakras to what the tarot cards really mean, this interesting class will delve into the harmony of the body and soul and investigate the past, present and future.

The Best Biscuits and Scones!
Presenter: Chef Mary Magnetico
Tender, flaky, and buttery — just a few of the ways we hear perfect biscuits and scones described. Is it any wonder why we can’t keep our hands off them? In this class learn to make the BEST biscuits and scones! Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Creating Your Custom Journal
Presenter: Laurie Kilgore
In this workshop experiment with different types of ink, paint and drawing techniques to create your own beautiful handmade journal. Bring your journal to life by taking it home and filling its pages with your own story! Maximum of 20 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Tea Time Testimonials
Presenter: Shirley Felder, Ordinary Greatness/Inspirational Speaker
In this very positive, uplifting workshop participants will get the chance to enjoy a cup of tea and connect with each other by chatting about struggles, strives and successes they have encountered in their lives. This conversation can encompass your families, careers, schooling and more. So ladies let’s start a conversation!

Creating a Mini-Terrarium
Presenter: Flowers by Miss Abigail
In this hands-on workshop, create your own unique mini universe inside glass! Maximum of 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Watercolor Your World
Presenter: Chris Farrow, SUNY Sullivan Professor and Artist
Join SUNY Sullivan art professor, local painter and potter as she leads you step-by-step through an exciting floral watercolor project using a variety of unique techniques. Take home the beautiful watercolor painting that you created! Maximum 18 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Healthy Seasonings, Spreads & Dips: Transform your Meals from Flat to Fabulous!
Presenter: Stacey Hawkins, Queen of Lean and Green Tired of eating the same old boring grilled chicken or steak? Of course you are! Chef Stacey Hawkins shows you how to easily transform everyday food from bland to mouthwatering with simple add-ons that are delicious and just so happen to be healthy. Watch with amazement as Stacey whips up unbelievable dishes you can make at home in just minutes. Miss this and you’ll miss the opportunity to make your taste buds and your waistline happy! Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

The Beginning Herbalist: Hands-On Workshop
Presenter: Laura Silverman, Founder of the Outside Institute Join Laura Silverman, founding naturalist of The Outside Institute, for a workshop on medicinal herbs. Learn about the healing properties of local plants, including how and when to harvest them, and the various ways to extract their benefits. Participants will have the opportunity to make an alcohol-based tincture or infused oil to take home. Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Get Behind Colon Cancer Prevention
Presenter: Dr. Lauren Roman, Director of Primary Care at Catskill Regional Medical Group

Did you know that certain foods help prevent colon cancer? Even though family history plays a role in determining your odds for cancer, there are things you can do to bring down your risk dramatically. My experience with colon cancer allows me to speak from a clinical and personal standpoint. Feel free to ask your most embarrassing questions! We will also demonstrate and taste foods designed to help your digestion stay on track. FREE gift for all attendees.

For the LOVE of Coffee
Presenter: Dr. Jodie Thorz Dawson & Kristine Petrik, Owners of Java Love Coffee Roasting Company In this fun and informative workshop Jodie and Kristine will give a little insight into their very successful “female powered” business while helping coffee lovers get the BUZZ about different aspects of coffee: its history, origins, types of beans, purchasing and making coffee, as well as coffee culture. Enjoy a fabulous coffee tasting!

Workshop Session 2

1:15 am – 2:45pm

Farm to Table: Beyond the Beef
Presenter: Chef Dayna Halprin
Plant centered cuisine is an evolving trend in today’s food world. With the industry’s leading farm to table chefs popularizing produce varieties based on flavor, not appearance or storability, meat no longer is taking center stage on the plate. In this class, participants will learn how to source and cook the season’s best local produce through menu planning, technique, and execution, finally arriving at a flavorful and nutritionally balanced meal. As always come hungry as you will eat what you create. Maximum of 10 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Dish Gardens
Presenter: Flowers by Miss Abigail
In this fun workshop create a dish garden for your home using an assortment of houseplants and accents. Maximum of 12 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Money-Wise Decorating Tips For Your Home
Presenter: Barbara Winfield, Interior Designer
Ready to make decorative changes at home but not sure where to begin? This class will feature many creative and innovative decorating ideas that will show you how to transform an ordinary room into an exciting new space without spending a fortune. From decorating ideas to enhance your home with simple, affordable changes to discovering untapped spaces that can be converted with a little creative vision!

The Power of Words
Presenter: Kohloa
Do words have power? Some might say words have no power because they’re just words. If true then why do people use words to manipulate, hurt, tear down, express love, or praise? Words can affect us based on our experiences, our understanding, and how we use them. For some, certain words can be a trigger that can set off a reaction of anger, fight or flight, peace, fear, and even love which in turn can affect our daily lives, even our health. “It’s not what you say, but how you say it.” This timely workshop will create an introspection of self-utilizing words and experiences to help us in our daily lives.

The Traveling Vineyard
Presenter: Lisa Coney
Have you ever wondered how to pair wines? In this workshop, enjoy sampling several wines while experiencing how they complement you favorite snacks and foods! Become a little more versed in your VINO!

Healthy Seasonings, Spreads & Dips: Transform your Meals from Flat to Fabulous!
Presenter: Stacey Hawkins, Queen of Lean and Green
Tired of eating the same old boring grilled chicken or steak? Of course you are! Chef Stacey Hawkins shows you how to easily transform everyday food from bland to mouthwatering with simple add-ons that are delicious and just so happen to be healthy. Watch with amazement as Stacey whips up unbelievable dishes you can make at home in just minutes. Miss this and you’ll miss the opportunity to make your taste buds and your waistline happy! Maximum of 16 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

A Sacred Circle
Presenter: Shari Riley, Intuitive Healer
A Sacred Circle is a supportive and powerful space in which an intention is set and participants come together to support, heal, and commune. Sacred, because when we live consciously, balancing mind, body, and spirit, we are able to access the Divine within us. In this workshop members will recognize the connection between their own source of power and the Divine. A Sacred Circle brings people closer to their own truth and propels them on their own Authentic Journey. Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

The CHOCOLATE Lab
Presenter: Chef Mary Magnetico
Join us for an afternoon of confection-making! This sweet workshop will teach you how to make several different candies and more. This is a hands-on class and you will bring home your chocolate! Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Bring your Big Ideas to Life (without losing your mind)
Presenter: Allegra Stein, Life Coach
In this session join thought and action coach Allegra Stein to learn three essential tools that will help you get unstuck and start taking action on your big ideas (without losing your mind or struggling with overwhelm along the way!). This session is perfect for visionaries, big thinkers, and those who want to deepen their self-awareness. Come prepared to get out of your head and into a space of clarity and action taking.

The Beginning Herbalist: Hands-On Workshop
Presenter: Laura Silverman, Founder of the Outside Institute
Join Laura Silverman, founding naturalist of The Outside Institute, for a workshop on medicinal herbs. Learn about the healing properties of local plants, including how and when to harvest them, and the various ways to extract their benefits. Participants will have the opportunity to make an alcohol-based tincture or infused oil to take home. Maximum of 15 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Welcome to Bollywood
Presenter: Lori Karadontes
The Bollywood workout is an exercise dance routine that modernizes the high-energy folk dance of Bhangra by blending traditional Bhangra dance steps and the exhilaration of Bollywood moves. This unique dance is suitable for participants of all ages and fitness levels. You can dance bare foot or in sneakers. Get ready for a fun trip around the globe. Wear comfy cloths and get ready to Mumbai your bum-bi!

Creating Your Custom Journal
Presenter: Laurie Kilgore
In this workshop, participants will learn artful techniques by experimenting with different types of ink, paint and drawing techniques to create your own handmade journal. Bring your journal to life, take it home and fill its pages with your own story! Maximum of 20 participants. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED!

Closing and Raffle in Seelig Theatre

2:45pm

#Metoo #Timesup
Presenter: Shirley Felder, Ordinary Greatness/Inspirational Speaker
It’s a new day for women in today’s society. Join us for this very timely closing as we talk about world events, women’s rights and more. Make sure you have your raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes!

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SUNY Sullivan
Attn: Hillary Egeland
112 College Road
Loch Sheldrake, NY 12759

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