The Just for Her Women’s Fair joins with the Taste of Home Cooking School in Ogden to offer up a fun and educational day on Sept. 25.
“We just wanted to create an event for women of all ages to go for the day and participate in classes,” said Jennifer Thorpe, event coordinator for the Standard-Examiner, which is sponsoring the event.
“We have great speakers who offer something for everyone,” Thorpe added.
The Just for Her fair will feature five popular speakers, along with a health fair including medical screenings; spa treatments such as free pedicures, massage and facial treatments; and vendor and craft project booths.
The evening’s two-hour cooking show features Kristi Larson, a home economist with the Taste of Home Cooking School. Those who attend receive a free gift bag and a Taste of Home cookbook valued at $30.
Attendees can choose to attend one or both events; both are at Ogden’s Dee Events Center.
Tickets are $15 for the fair and speakers; $22 for the fair, speakers and cooking show; or $12 for just the cooking show. There is also a VIP ticket for $40, with special seating for the cooking show, a Taste of Home cookbook, backstage tour and book signing, and early entrance.
The daylong fair opens at 9 a.m. The first class begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last class ends at about 4:40 p.m. Seating for the cooking show opens at 5 p.m., with the show starting at 7 p.m.
A special Savvy Shopper couponing class is also offered, at 10:50 a.m., 2:22 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.
Culinary specialist Larson conducts cooking shows throughout the country, but focuses on Utah, Idaho and other states in this region. She lives in Salt Lake City and earned her bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University in family and consumer science education.
Among the daytime presenters is Alisa Bangerter, 44, of Centerville, who will offer details on her arts and crafts projects. She is with KSL television’s “Studio 5.”
“I love to share my ideas,” Bangerter said. “You can go home and create these fun and easy items.”
Bangerter spent five years doing cooking segments for KSL television’s “Noon News” and has contributed recipes and ideas to numerous publications. She is now “Studio 5’s” Party, Holiday and Idea Contributor.
Bangerter is the “queen of all things creative, and one of the most talented women I know,” said Brooke Walker, “Studio 5” host. “Alisa’s ideas are endless — she has a way to bring a special sparkle and meaning to everyday events.”
Bangerter switches out her entire house for each holiday; she is excited for the upcoming Halloween season. She even changes family portraits to photographs that include a random bat on a shoulder or a looming ghost — thanks to Photoshop.
“I just love the holidays and creating unique and unusual crafts and decorations,” she said. “The holidays are a great place to start traditions and make incredibly happy memories — whether it be with food or just decorating.”
Bangerter will also be talking about Pinterest in her session. Pinterest is a way people are now posting “great idea” information on the web, including recipes and hobbies, as well as arts and crafts ideas — or simply just sharing things they like. Go to http://pinterest.com/ for more information.
• 9:30 a.m. — Alisa Bangerter, with KSL “Studio 5,” presenting creative arts and crafts ideas for friends and family
• 10:50 a.m. — Dr. Amber Bradshaw, gynecologist in Ogden, addressing women’s physical issues
• 1 p.m. — Alisa Goodwin Snell, marriage and family therapist, speaking on relationships
• 2:20 p.m. — Randy Chatelain, marriage and family therapist, delivering information on setting personal boundaries, being assertive and saying no to requests
• 3:40 p.m. — Darin Adams, host of KSL “Studio 5,” speaking on recognizing your passion
• 5 p.m. — Doors open, Taste of Home Cooking Show begins at 7 p.m.
- WHAT: Just for Her Women’s Fair and Taste of Home Cooking School
- WHEN: Sept. 25, fair/9 a.m., cooking show/7 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.)
- WHERE: Dee Events Center, 4400 Harrison Blvd., Ogden
- ADMISSION: $15/fair, $22/fair and cooking show, $12/cooking show only. Tickets available online at events.standard.net; in person at the Standard-Examiner, 332 Standard Way, Ogden; or call 801-625-4559.