Women plan for annual day out

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer

Variety, education and entertainment will be offered to women in the community during the third annual Women’s Day Out program on Saturday.

The event, sponsored by the Portales Woman’s Club, will be held at Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena in Portales.

“It’s just a way for women to learn things and have a day out,” said Sheryl Borden, Woman’s Club member.

Started three years ago, the program not only provides an outlet in which women can gather, but is also a fund-raiser for the Woman’s Club. Money raised from the program will be used for historical and heritage projects and community service projects, Borden said.

Attendees at this year’s event be able to visit more than 20 area vendors. The day-long event will also include five one-hour workshops. Some of the featured workshops include gardening, flower arranging, face reading, self-defense and investing, Borden said.

“We try to do something different each year,” Borden said of the workshops.
Returning for his third year of workshop teaching is Curt Jaynes, owner of GardenSource Nursery and Landscaping. This year, Jaynes will teach two workshops, one on container gardening and the other on lawn, tree and shrub care and growth, he said.

A gardener for most of his life, Jaynes said his classes will be hands-on, allowing the opportunity for the participants to get a feel for doing things related to the gardening process.

“It’s just a way to give back to the community and help others be successful at gardening,” Jaynes said.

Creating a window swag and a centerpiece from silk and dried flowers will be the focus of a class taught by Anne McMath, owner of Anne’s Creations. This will be McMath’s first time to teach a class, though she has been creating and selling her products off and on for the past 20 years, she said.

“It’s really going to be my first experience doing this. This one is going to be fun,” McMath said.

Classes for the Women’s Day Out program will be in one-hour increments, with 15-minute breaks in between.

Session One

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

• Gardening for Dummies II
• Women’s Health Prevention and Benefits of Screening
• Face Reading
• Caring for the Caregiver
• Digital Photography

Session Two
9:45 – 10:45 a.m.

• Container Gardening
• Scrapbooking for Fun and Family Memories to
• Faux Painting and Stencil
• Spa Treatments by Hydrations Day Spa
• Home Enhancements

Session Three
11 a.m.- noon

• Centerpieces and Floral Designs
• Scrapbooking for Fun and Family Memories to
• Self-Defense … This is Not Your Grandmother’s World
• She Has Such Beautiful Eyes … Her Smile is Stunning
• Home Enhancements

Noon – 1 p.m.

• Local radio personality Pam Atherton will be the guest speaker during the luncheon

Session Four
1:15 – 2:15 a.m.

•Learn Quick and Easy Cooking Techniques
• Are There Dreams You Want to Achieve?
• Faux Painting and Stencil Painting
• She Has Such Beautiful Eyes … Her Smile is Stunning
• All Things Organized

Session Five
2:30 – 3:30 p.m.

• Healthy Lifestyles
• Investing for Your Future
• Belly Dancing
• Weight Loss While Eating the Right Foods
• Scrapbooking for Fun and Family Memories to Treasure

What: Women’s Day Out

When: 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday

Where: Eastern New Mexico University’s Greyhound Arena

Cost: $20 per person

Tickets may be purchased from any Woman’s Club member, the Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce, or Bealls Department Store. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

A box lunch will be provided at noon for those who have purchased tickets in advance.