Humorist and cartoonist tackles aging gracefully

Women's Resouce Fair March 9-10


(Published March. 05, 2007, 9:38 a.m.)

Come for the connection and fun, stay for the information and inspiration at the 3nd annual Women's Resource Fair March 9-10.

This year's theme is "Finding Balance."

The Women's Resource Fair will be held at Gilbert's Restaurant and Bella Vista Suites, 327 Wrigley Dr., Lake Geneva, Friday, March 9, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Women's Resource Fair's mission is to educate women about health and wellness while providing them with local resources to aid them and their families.

n Humorist, author and "Sylvia" syndicated cartoonist Nicole Hollander will present the keynote address Friday, "Aging Gracefully ... From the Planet Denial."

Her humorous monologue will be performed on Friday, March 9 beginning at 4:30 p.m. followed by a reception and book signing with Hollander until 6 p.m. Her cartoon strip "Sylvia" appears nationwide in over 80 newspapers.

She has published numerous collections of her cartoons and books, hilariously and truthfully recounting women's life from questionable boyfriends and cats to bad hair days and more.

Tickets for this limited-seating performance of "Aging Gracefully...From the Planet Denial" are $20, which includes entry to the fair and wine reception.

On Saturday, March 10, at 9:30 a.m. Hollander will lead an hour-long workshop combining writing and drawing. Participants will work on writing their own version of "My Worst Boyfriend and I Take a Vacation."

She reminds attendees that their story need not be factual; in fact, it is better if its not. The second half of the workshop will be devoted to creating an empathic self portrait, a second drawing of themselves the way they wish they were.

Pre-registration is required and space limited. Workshop cost is $25 which includes entry to the fair.

n On Friday, March 9, women are invited to gather from 4-6 p.m. at the fair for its women's gathering "Wine, Women and Laughter" sponsored by Global Gourmet and the Lake Geneva Wine Festival.

Come sample delicious organic foods and wines while discovering all the fair has to offer.

Keynote speaker Nicole Hollander will join in the festivities for a book signing. The wine reception is included with the admission donation of $10 benefiting the Geneva Lake Women's Association.

n The fair features 40 local experts offering information, products and services and 35 lectures and panels in the following areas:

Bodywork and movement; empowerment; holistic products; healthy home and life; spas; health and wellness and organic foods and nutrition.

New this year, the fair presents "Aging Gracefully ... From the Planet Denial" a monologue performance by humorist and "Sylvia" cartoonist, Nicole Hollander. There will also be a Friday, March 9 women's gathering event 4-6 p.m., "Wine, Women and Laughter."

The Women's Resource Fair is sponsored by The Week, Empowering Health, Gilbert's Restaurant, Global Gourmet, Lake Geneva Wine Festival, Pathways Medical Advocates and WLKG.

During the fair, Gilbert's offers a special fair menu featuring an affordable organic lunch and dinner. Admission to the fair is a $10 donation benefiting the Geneva Lake Women's Association. For information call (262) 275-3315 or visit

n This year the fair offers 35 lectures with highlights including fighting cancer with a fork, by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America; natural approaches to hormones by Pathways Medical Advocates; healing the human spirit by Echo Valley Farm; streamline your closet to create a manageable wardrobe by Clearing Spaces and life without passion is unforgivable ... ignite the fire within by Empowering Health.

The Women's Resource Fair is a woman-owned cooperative directed by an Advisory Circle of community leaders. The mission of the Women's Resource Fair is to give individual practitioners, non-profits and businesses who serve women, a greater opportunity to enrich the lives of all women through the collective presentation of their services, products and programs and to offer all women a central, credible source for finding enrichment for their lives. For more information call (262) 275-3315 or visit www.womensresourcefair.


What: Women's Resource Fair
Where: Gilbert's Restaurant and Bella Vista Suites, 327 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva.
When: Friday, March 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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