Find Your Space: Unwind at Wind Ridge Herb Farm wine dinner

Gale Ketteler

By Gale Ketteler
Womanspace Program Coordinator & Marketing Specialist

Get ready for a very special benefit for Womanspace at Wind Ridge Herb Farm. Owner Liz Fiorenza hosts a delicious multi-course dinner Aug. 25 with complementary wine pairings.

Chef Tim from the Forest City Pub at the Radisson will entertain and enlighten with information about cooking with herbs, marinating and more.

This fund-raising dinner is open to the general public, so register by Aug. 23 to reserve your seats.

Vegetarian courses are available, and tickets are $100 per person, $45 of which is a charitable donation to Womanspace. This is a great way to support us, while sharing a great gift with family or friends. You might also treat your best clients, employees or referral sources to an exclusive evening with a table for four.

Wind Ridge Herb Farm is just northeast of Rock Cut State Park on Quail Trap Road.

Create custom art for your yard at Hypertufa Garden Art this Saturday, Aug. 13. Cherie Heck leads a fun day of crafting a lantern and leaf casting from lightweight cement.

The final Lunch and Learn of our program year is Aug. 17 as Patricia Halverson shows us how to Turn Over a New Belief. We’ll discover how to unblock confusion and limiting beliefs and open ourselves to joy. Sept. 7, Professor Kanwal Prashar launches our new season with Shinto, as part of our Lunch and Learn World Religion Series, sponsored by Sandra J. Slaga, Attorney at Law.

Earlier this year, artist Susan Burton led a Sacred Path Mandala workshop that was so popular we asked for more. Now, you can spend a whole day meditating, creating, and celebrating with your own personal mandalas in an amazing process developed by the late Judith Cornell. Register today for Sacred Path Mandala Aug. 20, and discover yourself!

Women are invited to join the Cakes for the Queen of Heaven class Aug. 21 for “The Apostle Mary.” Come learn about the Gnostic Gospels and Mary Magdalene, from a feminist perspective.

Anything Goes is on view in Gallery 1, and Red Tent Fiber and Poetry with our four amazing quilts has been extended by popular demand in Gallery 3. These exhibits are open through Sept. 10, and are sponsored by David Boccignone of Ameriprise Financial.

Mark your calendar for Artists in Action Open House Sept. 10, when our beautiful campus will be transformed into an art fair. Womanspace members will also showcase their businesses and passions, with a focus on holistic health. You can always see art and schedule a massage at Womanspace, but this day it’s free, and lots of other fun will be yours as well. Bring the family, walk the labyrinth, and explore all that Womanspace has to offer.

Gale Ketteler is program coordinator and marketing specialist at Womanspace, a not-for-profit founded in 1975, and located on a 7-acre campus a half-mile west of Rock Valley College off Spring Brook and Applewood at 3333 Maria Linden Drive in Rockford. Regular office hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Thursday. Info at (815) 877-0118,, and

From the Aug. 10-16, 2011, issue

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