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The Jefferson DeFrees Family Center of Warren, Pennsylvania is a community-centered, family-oriented organization, which strives to promote and encourage opportunities for all to grow through interaction, education, awareness and recreation.

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100 + Years of Service to Warren
May 13, 2015, marked the 102nd anniversary of the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, formerly the YWCA.






16th Annual

Women are Wonderful


February 6, 2016

10:00 am- 2:00 pm


Calling all women!


It's the 16-year anniversary of the Women Are Wonderful event to be held Saturday, February 6, at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue. The event is co-sponsored by the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, Warren Public Library and the Zonta Club of Warren and features workshops, speakers, a coffee/tea bar and luncheon.



The following is a program outline for this year's event:




YOUR PET'S HEALTH  presented by Deb Niederriter
Time: 10:00   HAWKE ROOM
Basic health care for your dog and/or cat.  


ZEN INSPIRED PENDANT  presented by Jane Harris
Times: 10:00 & 10:50   JEFFERSON ROOM
Learn the art of zentangle, and make a pendant with a zen-inspired pattern.


THE SWEDE GOES ITALIAN   presented by Chef Randy Swanson
Time: 10:00 & 10:50   WETMORE ROOM
Watch Chef Randy make his award winning Italian meatballs and taste a slider.


Times: 10:00 & 1:20   UPSTAIRS ROOM 1
Craft enthusiasts learn about the library's free database that offers detailed how-to instructions and creative ideas.


PIYO presented by Amber Oyler
Times: 10:00 & 10:50   UPSTAIRS  ROOM 2
Try the new workout that is a dynamic blend of muscle-sculpting, core firming, strength and flexibility.


MANICURE & PEDICURE  presented by Lisa Thompson
Times: 10:00 & 10:50   UPSTAIRS ROOM 3
Safety issues and what to expect from a salon. Learn basic nail art and differences in enhancements.


DRUM CIRCLE  presented by Diane Scarcella and Eileen Goodling
Times: 10:50 & 12:30   HAWKE ROOM

Participants create in the moment music using hand drums and other percussion instruments. No experience needed.

VINTAGE CLOTHING  presented by Jill Dart
Times: 12:30 & 1:20   JEFFERSON ROOM

See and learn about Vintage Clothing and accessories dating from late 1890's - 1970's.


PREP FOR PAINTING  presented by David Paulmier
Times: 12:30 & 1:20   WETMORE ROOM
Learn how to prepare surfaces for painting, hole & crack filling, tools needed & technique.


Time: 10:50 & 12:30   UPSTAIRS ROOM 1
Assess your wellness, learn the key components and develop a personal wellness program.


REFLEXOLOGY presented by Kathleen Lombardo
Time: 12:30 & 1:20   UPSTAIRS ROOM 2
Learn what reflexology is and how it can help you.


THE HEALTH CARE PUZZLE  presented by Chris Darling
Time: 12:30 & 1:20   UPSTAIRS ROOM 3
Coordinating patient care and helping people remain independent in their home. Learn how we are changing the way health care is done.


COLORING FOR ADULTS  presented by Rose Mary Landon
Time: 1:20     HAWKE ROOM
Experience a childhood activity and discover how it can benefit you as an adult.


HOW TO USE YOUR SMART PHONE  presented by Grant Wood
Time: 9:00 - 11:30   GYMNASIUM
One on one assistance with using your smart phone.





Registration for this year's event begins immediately. and can be made at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue. The registration fee of $12.00 covers the cost of the event, lunch, coffee/tea bar and must be paid at the time of registration. Registrations will not be taken the day of the event.


For more information contact the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Avenue or call (814)723-6350.


We look forward to seeing you and making this year's event a success!

















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Please Note:


Jefferson DeFrees Family Center will be closed Monday, February 15, 2016, in observance of President's Day.


The Center will resume regular hours Tuesday, February 16, 2016.









Jefferson DeFrees Family Center is offering Pre-School registration for your child.


You may contact Stacy Confer or Wendy Wilcox at (814)723-6350 for further information.


With an appointment, you may also tour the facility.