CONTACT: MARY ABBOUD-KAMPS
100 Old Public Library
(319) 384-0058; fax (319) 384-0024
CONTACT: LYDIA WILCOX FRAZIER
CONTACT: REGENIA BAILEY
Iowa City IA 52242
Release: Oct. 27, 1999
Simplifying the holidays workshop is Oct. 30
IOWA CITY, Iowa Women of all incomes and beliefs
are encouraged to attend a workshop, "Simple Celebrations: Creating Holidays
with More Joy and Less Stress," to be Saturday, Oct. 30 from 10 a.m.
to 1 p.m. at the Iowa City Public Library, Meeting Room A.
This is the second workshop in the 1999-2000 "Women
and Money: Putting the Pieces Together" series, presented by the University
of Iowa Womens Resource and Action Center and the Iowa Womens
Foundation (IWF). Workshop participants will explore ways to simplify holidays
and enjoy a typically stressful time of year.
Many women have a growing interest in simplifying
not only their hectic life-styles, but also the holiday season. Workshop presenter,
Jonna Higgins-Freese, the environmental outreach coordinator at Prairiewoods:
Franciscan Spirituality Center in Hiawatha, will help participants reflect
on what the holidays mean to them. By creating a clear image of what your
ideal holiday actually is, you can learn some practical strategies and tips
for simplifying and changing traditions without hurting others feelings,
Higgins-Freese received a masters degree in
theological studies from Harvard Divinity School in 1998. At Prairiewoods,
she develops programs related to spirituality and ecology by working with
local churches on environmental projects.
The "Women and Money" workshops are made
possible in part by support from the Johnson County Area Womens Network
and the Altrusa Club of Iowa City. Seating and materials for the workshop
are limited. Pre-registration is necessary by calling the Iowa Womens
Foundation at (319) 337-4222 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.