Stay tuned for the 2018 Workshop presenters!


Pre-registration for workshops is NOW open to ticket holders. Workshop reservations will be confirmed on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

10:00 am Workshops

  • Creating a Stress Free Lifestyle
    Presented by Dr. Eric Loewrigkeit
    Sparta Chiropractic & Wellness Center
    Participants will learn the importance of gratitude journaling, breathing exercises, being deliberate about what they put in their heads, affirmations and meditation.  Entertaining and informative, this workshop is sure to please even the most skeptical crowd.
  • The Brooch is Back
    Presented by Joyce Zakierski Simmons
    Vintage Costume Jewelry
    Vintage styles, designs and manufacturers for the PIN will be discussed.  A brief visual will show museum quality vintage costume jewelry.
  • Circuit Training
    Presented by Charlene Beebe & Lynne Owen
    Sparta Athletic Club
    Bust the boredom! Enjoy a workout that has you moving from one exercise to the next. Fat burning training plan that mixes cardio and weights. Get up and get moving! No experience necessary.
  • Intro to Dance – CLOSED
    Presented by Miss Felicia
    Synergy Dance Company
    Come dance with Miss Felicia from  Synergy Dance Company . This is the perfect class that will touch base on ballet, lyrical , hip hop and jazz.  All levels are welcome!! Join us for this fun filled dance experience! Dress comfortably and wear sneakers.
  • The Artful Adaptation of Spring Wildflowers: They’re Not Just Pretty Faces!
    Presented by Lynn Groves
    Kittatinny Valley State Park
    Lynn Groves received her Bachelor of Science degree in Natural Resource Management from Rutgers University.  Since 1999, Ms. Groves has led over 1,700 nature programs as the Resource Interpretive Specialist at Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover, NJ.  As an avid hiker, backpacker and kayaker, she loves the outdoors and educating others about the natural world – among her more popular events are the “Hike-to-Lunch” series, geocaching classes and her weekly Wednesday Walkers group.  She created this photographic presentation to introduce you to the beautiful spring ‘ephemeral’ wildflowers that color the forest floor for only a brief time and showcase their many intriguing adaptations to this potentially harsh time of the year.
  • “Be Healthy Stay Healthy” 
    Presented by Dr. Evangeline Gutierrez
    Newton Medical Center
    Dr. Evangeline Gutierrez will talk about screenings you should be aware of for your age, learn more about the hospital experience through the eyes of a Hospitalist, and hear about services that Newton Medical Center offers.
  • Acrylic Painting Workshop – CLOSED
    Presented by Dorothy Jaretsky
    Art At The Barn
    Create a colorful piece of art that is as unique as you are!
    *Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 20

1:30 pm Workshops

  • Finding the Answers Within – CLOSED
    Presented by Micky Perez
    Micky’s Angels 
    *21 years of age and up only
    Spirits surround us all the time.  In this workshop we will learn meditation to calm our minds to receive messages from the other side.  It will be an interactive workshop.
  • Yoga For You
    Presented by Linda Tironi
    Soul II Soul Health & Wellness, LLC
    The unique yoga class offers: learning proper form – (Body), how to relax – (Mind). Go within and allow yourself the full experience and the healing benefits that yoga has to offer – (Spririt).
    *Participants should wear comfortable clothes and bring their yoga mats 
  • High Dynamic Range Photography 
    Presented by Paul Michael Kane
    Paul Michael Kane Photography
    Learn to see and capture the world in a whole new way utilizing a technique known as high-dynamic range photography. Award-winning photographer, Paul Michael Kane, will share many of his tips and tricks for getting the most out of your camera. He will inspire and instruct you on how to add an extra bit of ‘WOW’ to your images.
  • Re-Loving Furniture Thru Chalk Paint
    Presented by Kathi Gallichio & Eileen Kimmel 
    Distressed Sisters
    Have you been wanting to refresh your furniture for a long time but too afraid you might mess it up? Perhaps you haven’t painted or picked up a paint brush since grade school? Join this fun workshop to learn by demonstration how to transform old furniture into restored works of art using chalk paint.
  • Relaxation Therapy Through the Art of Paper Crafting – CLOSED
    Presented by Debbie Van Gieson
    Stampin’ Up!
    This workshop is an introduction to the decorative art of paper crafting with rubber stamps.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use quality rubber stamps, card stock, ink and some incredible accessories to make a simple, but lovely project.  It’s relaxing and therapeutic because it’s so easy, and anyone can learn this fun craft, even those who don’t consider themselves to be crafty.  Creating something beautiful for yourself or to give to another is inspiring and uplifting to both the giver and the recipient. Attendees of this workshop will also receive a small stamped thank gift from the presenter that is sure to please!
    *Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 15
  • Weight Loss Workshop
    Dr. Susan Cunico, D.C.
    Cunico Health and Wellness Center
    This workshop will introduce you to a medically developed weight loss method with a beginning, a middle and an end.  The Ideal Protein Weight Loss Method is a medically designed protocol containing 2 key components – weight loss and a healthier lifestyle education to assist you in maintaining your results after dieting.
  • Line Dancing by Country Fusion
    Presented by Kara Ann
    Come line dance with Country Fusion Star Instructor Kara Ann! Learn several beginner to intermediate line dances to popular country songs in a fun atmosphere! No experience or partner needed. Wear your cowgirl boots or sneakers to giddy up to this workshop! and Facebook: Country Fusion with Kara Ann
  • My Painting is Worth a 1000 Words
    Presented by Qaasim Muñoz
    Join artist Qaasim Muñoz as he guides you in creating your very own work of art. All supplies will be provided. Specialize your work of art with your own personal message.
    Follow the artist for upcoming shows and events on Facebook and Instagram:

2:45 pm Workshops

  • Touchstone Crystal “BLINGO” 
    Presented by Julie Bush
    Touchstone Crystal
    Come and join in on a “Sparkling” game of Bingo “Blingo” with Touchstone Crystal Jewelry.  Learn about this ground floor Home Party Jewelry Division of Swarovski Crystal…and you just may go home with some sparkley prizes!
  • What is Crossfit? – Intro to Crossfit
    Presented by Kris Perry-Tedesco & Jess Twomey
    Warrior’s Path Crossfit
    “An intro to Crossfit” – a program that delivers a fitness that is by design broad, general and inclusive.  Crossfit teaches funtional movement patterns, or movements that you find in real life.  In this workshop, participants  will perform body weight excercises, meant for every individual, regardless of experience.
    *Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 20
  • Getting Creative with Your Cupcake and Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth
    Presented by Colleen Daly
    Cupcake Café
    This is a hands on workshop where you will learn the basics of coloring and molding fondant to create a beautiful Spring themed cupcake. Learn how to fill and use a decorating bag to create beautiful piping on your future cupcakes!
  • Health & Stress Workshop
    Dr. Susan Cunico, D.C.

    Cunico Health and Wellness Center
    This workshop will educate the audience on the symptoms of stress, how stress affects the body’s overall health and what they can do to relieve stress both at work and at home, so that they can feel better and enjoy life more.
  • Reaching for the Stars – Sun Sign Astrology 101
    Presented by Charles Fritsch
    This workshop entails an informative, interesting and interactive overview of Astrology and the hidden Powers of One’s ETA to Earth,…hence Your Bearthday! We will cover many interesting facts, myths and folklores attributed to the World’s Oldest Science and how it can be used in one’s daily Life for a better understanding of One’s Path, optimal results in your daily surroundings and keen insight to those around us.
    *You will be asked to provide your month and day of birth when registering for this workshop for the information of the presenter
  • Relaxation Therapy Through the Art of Paper Crafting
    Presented by Debbie Van Gieson
    Stampin’ Up!
    This workshop is an introduction to the decorative art of paper crafting with rubber stamps.  Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use quality rubber stamps, card stock, ink and some incredible accessories to make a simple, but lovely project.  It’s relaxing and therapeutic because it’s so easy, and anyone can learn this fun craft, even those who don’t consider themselves to be crafty.  Creating something beautiful for yourself or to give to another is inspiring and uplifting to both the giver and the recipient. Attendees of this workshop will also receive a small stamped thank gift from the presenter that is sure to please!
    *Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 15
  • Not Just a Little Brown Bird
    Presented by Joseph R. Caravella & Cynthia Rauth
    Rutgers Master Gardeners of Sussex County
    Our program is interactive and fun.  We begin with a a discussion to determine the audience’s level of knowledge about birds that are often seen in their backyards.  This is followed by a PowerPoint presentation which introduces the birds one at a time, beginning with those that are most common.  We will learn together how to identify a bid by its parts (i.e. shape of the bill, tail, eyebrow, specific markings, etc.) Participants are encouraged to name them as we move through the slides!  We then discuss what we can do to provide food, water, shelter and habitat in our gardens to attract birds.  We’ll have samples of seeds and seed mixes and examples of bird-friendly plants that are hardy in our climate.  A Factsheet will be provided; along with a list of helpful resources.

4:15 pm Workshops

  • Belly Buster Belly Dancing
    Presented by Sherri Van Houten
    Belly dancing is a thrilling way to tighten up your abdomen and also your buttocks, thighs and arms. Belly Dancing works every muscle of the body, and it makes every women feel like a Diva.
  • Wine glass painting 101 – CLOSED
    Presented by Arlene Higginson 
    Art by Arlene LLC 
    Relax! Yes you can!  Let’s decompress, listen to music, & get our craft on.  Painting Spring florals on wine glass, step by step. Beginners welcome. Art supplies & wine glass included, bring your masterpiece home!
    *Maximum number of participants for this workshop is 15
  • The Language of Dreams
    Presented by Dr. Frank Ancona
    SCCC Professor of English
    Presentation will first explain the importance of understanding one’s dreams, followed by instruction on how to create a dream diary. Then, the “language of dreams” will be discussed from symbolism through condensation, representation, and displacement to elaboration. The session will conclude with an opportunity for questions and answers. And if time, the eight most important areas to explore will be explained. Attendees are very encouraged to participate so as to restructure the presentation to better meet the needs of the group.
  • De-Clutter and Reclaim Your Life!
    Presented by Sara Ann Megletti
    PB&J Stores
    When disorganization takes root in your life, stress rules.  De-clutter your surroundings and re-discover more time to enjoy the things that make you happy.  Master Organizer Sara Megletti can teach you how to get started living your best organized life.  Using principles fro the KonMari method of organization and tidying up, you will learn how to attack clutter and defeat it forever.  This is an interactive, hands-on class where you will practice and view how to fold and store clothing, how to solve the puzzle of what to keep and what to set free and how to design storage solutions throughout your home.  start with these principles and you won’t go back to clutter again.
  • Benefits of Acupuncture
    Presented by Avi Fine, L.A.C.
    Cunico Health and Wellness Center
    In this workshop we will be discussing Acupuncture, what it is and does, specifically for different kinds of pain.  How to prevent and lessen pain and causes of pain in daily activities as well as different acupuncture treatment strategies and techniques such as “cupping”.
  • Women Confidence Retirement
    Presented by David Vigilante
    Visions Federal Credit Union
    Strategies to empower women and money growing to retire with confidence.
  • Self Defense for Women
    Presented by Master Dave Fritsch
    Iron Temple of Martial Arts
    Empowering Women through Self Defense teaches effective and practical self defense techniques.  Learn from some of the State’s best in tactical self defense.  Learn how to avoid, react and defend yourself and your loved ones in worst case, real life scenarios.

5:30 pm Workshops

  • PiYo 
    Presented by Peggy Pak
    Sussex County YMCA
    PiYo is a hybrid, fat-burning, low-impact, total-body athletic workout.  It combines the principles of strength an flexibility training, conditioning and dynamic movement, with the muscle-sculpting, core-firming benefits of yoga and Pilates.  No experience necessary.  * Please dress comfortably for movement (e.g. leggings or loose pants, shirts that stay put when bending over) and bring your yoga mat if you have one.
  • Truths About Car Maintenance That Every Woman Should Know
    Presented by Colleen Lepera
    DeBoer’s Auto Sales and Service
    Do you feel lost when you talk to a mechanic, or do you panic when something goes wrong with your car? DeBoer’s Auto will give you the knowledge you need to be in control of your car! We’ll give you practical and easy tips and lessons like what is the purpose of coolant?  How can I tell if I need brakes?  What do the letters on the side of my tire mean?  What can I touch under the hood of my car?  What should I not touch?
  • Essential Life Hacks
    Presented by  Kerry Deckert
    Young Living Essential Oils
    Come and discover 10 ways to improve your mood, build your wellness and feel your best.  Best of all, take home a goody bag just for you!
  • Calm Yourself with Adult Coloring
    Presented by Jessica Dowd, SCCC Student
    This workshop is used to help people with different coping skills for stress by the use of coloring.  The adult coloring creates a calm, meditative state of mind, reducing stress and anxiety.
  • Let’s Get Real! – CLOSED
    Presented by Lauren Cardinale, CMS – CHt, FIBH, CPC
    Lauren Cardinale, Board Certified Hypnotist
    Join Board Certified Hypnotherapist and Results Coach, Lauren Cardinale, for the opportunity to get back to you – the real you! Using hypnosis, Lauren will guide you on a journey on which you will peel back the layers of time and life experiences that could be weighing you down, during a fun, illuminating and powerful experience! You’ll feel more authentic, centered and grounded – better than you’ve felt in a long time.  You may event surprise yourself!  Let’s have fun together, keep it light and get real!
  • 5 Secrets to Looking and Feeling Younger
    Presented by Dr. M. Helena Takacs, DC
    Takacs Wellness Center
    These presentations cover two of the most prominent areas of concern for the American public: Looking and feeling better and younger, losing weight, and helping diabetic symptoms. This presentation will educate the audience about how the body and metabolism works and why most diets don’t work, the true value of being healthy and fit; how food, water, and medication play a role in their health, and how pain limits a person from achieving their full health potential!
  • Singing Meditation for Memory Improvement
    Presented by Debra M. Hollinrake
    The Tree of Health Center, LLC
    Do you want to improve your focus, memory and brain health?
    Come learn Kirtan Kriya! From the yoga tradition, this meditation is sometimes called the singing exercise, as it involves singing sounds.  results from the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation have shown that practicing for just 12 minutes a day can improve attention and activate memory centers in the brain. Learn this 4-step technique as we meditate together to begin building your brain muscle and preventing memory loss.
  • Sparkle & Shine Wine Glass Painting -CLOSED
    Presented by Lauren Cernek
    Glass Sip & Paint

    Glass sip and paint evolved through a simple conversation with friends over one year ago. As I have always enjoyed many different areas in the art & craft world I found myself experimenting with painting on glass. It’s much different then painting on the traditional canvas as we know. The clear, crystal canvas gave me a flowing feeling of freedom and expression. It’s extremely relaxing and a wonderful experience to share with friends. Its all about the experience! During our workshop we paint a tall, full goblet wine glass. Since spring is here I decided we shall paint the beautiful, eclectic Sunflower! You will be guided through the entire creative process from beginning to end.