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Women’s Day Celebrates 30 years at Penn State Fayette

Dan Bain
Dan Bain
5/2/2011 —

Since 1981, women have gathered at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus to enjoy a day of motivation, personal growth and laughter at the annual Women’s Day on Campus. This year, Women’s Day turns 30-years-old and will be held Thursday, May 19, from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the campus’ Community Center.

The featured speaker for the 2011 Women’s Day is award-winning humorist Dan Bain. In 1994, Bain was inducted into the world of comedy when coworkers asked him to emcee a company party. Since these humble beginnings, Bain has entertained crowds at Fortune 50 corporate events, national conferences and a taping of “Wheel of Fortune.” Bain’s work has been published in several well known collections including “Chicken Soup for the Soul” and “America’s Funniest Humor.” In the past four years, he has written “Bain’s Beat,” a humor column for Raleigh’s Midtown Magazine.

This year’s Women’s Day workshops include: “G.I. Issues for Women,” a discussion about various digestive problems that ail women, presented by gastroenterologist Dr. Raji Balu; “The Estate Planning Needs of Women,” presented by Linda Cordaro, Esquire, that offers a look at the estate planning concerns that are common to most women; and “Keep on gardening…until you’re planted!,” a workshop that looks at how to make gardening an activity that can be enjoyed by people throughout their life, presented by home gardener, master gardener and garden writer Susan Brimo-Cox.

More than 30 local agencies and businesses will take part in the Community Service and Informational Fair. Women’s Day participants can gather information about services and volunteer opportunities from the participating organizations.

Women’s Day Committee Chair Tina Reed says, “For the past 29 years, Women’s Day has been a very popular and important event on many women’s spring calendars. I think the popularity stems from the fact the event not only offers much to enjoy, learn and celebrate, but it also has very uplifting and engaging speakers as well as informative workshops. In addition, the women who visit the Community Service and Informational Fair walk away with a lot of information about volunteer opportunities and services from the participating agencies and businesses.”

Registration for Women’s Day is required and participation is limited. Registration by May 13 is $20; after May 13 is $25. For more information or to register, call 724-430-4144.

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