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Mackinac Island's Women, Wellness and A Wee Bit 'O Wine Weekend

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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Mackinac Island's Women, Wellness and A Wee Bit 'O Wine Weekend
October 18-19, 2013

Online registration is closed, please register on-site

Caught in the maelstrom of daily life, we tend to forget which is more important,
getting the day’s jobs done or cultivating our health, wellness and happiness. Choose
the latter as you join friends, family and other women to share in Mackinac Islands
Women, Wellness Weekend and a Wee Bit of Wine Weekend.

This weekend was created out of a conversation on wellness by many like-minded
women on Mackinac Island. They felt it was time to offer a getaway that was relaxing
and educational at the same time. The ideas began to flow over the winter and the
committee thought it wise to bring in a variety of speakers to touch on topics including
health, nutrition, exercise, aging and more these themes along with the the ways in
which to incorporate them to achieve a balanced life.

We welcome you to this gathering and hope you will take the time to hear from the
presenters along with taking time to enjoy the island attractions, dining, shopping, great
outdoors, music and nightlife only found here on Mackinac Island.

Schedule of Events

October 18-19, 2013


Welcome to Women, Wellness and a Wee Bit O Wine Weekend. We hope you will take the time to hear from the presenters along with taking time to enjoy the island attractions, dining, shopping,great outdoors, music and nightlife found here on Mackinac Island.

Should you need any assistance during the weekend please contact the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau-(800) 454-5227. Horse-drawn taxi service is available 24 hours a day, reservations may be made by calling (906) 847-3323.

Welcome to our community and thank you for joining us.


Friday, October 18, 2013

3pm-5pm Hotel Check-In

Island hotels & Inns offer check in at either 3pm or 4pm, be sure to check with your hotel for specifics. Dock porters will bring your luggage from the ferry docks directly to your hotel-which makes arriving stress free.

6pm-8pm Mission Point Resort

Join us at our welcome reception for an evening of stellar wine, delectable light fare and an exhibition of local & regional works by women’s artists. On-site registration, welcome packages and meet and greet.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

8:30am-9:45am Morning Registration Grand Hotel Pavilion

9:00am-10:00am The Power of Flowers & Herbs with Laurie Williams

Grand Hotel-Margaret’s Garden

Herbal medicine is the oldest form of healthcare known to mankind. Learn the art of how flowers and herbs in this demonstration.

10:15-11:15am Jennifer Zumbrink, Food First Nutrition Grand Hotel Pavilion

After graduating from Michigan State University in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts degree, Jennifer had a continuum of health issues that compromised her quality of life. When repeated prescriptions didn’t help her condition and ended up doing more harm than good, she searched for natural healing modalities outside traditional western methods. It wasn’t until she took a natural approach that her health dramatically improved. When Jennifer took charge of her

health to eat right and feel better, she decided to make it her career and help others do the same.

For more:


11:30am-1:00pm Ladies Who Lunch

Heart healthy lunch menus are available throughout the Island


1:00pm-2:30pm Breakout Session A & B

Session A - Lilac Tree Suites & Spa

Mindfulness – The Art of Happy Living with Kim Aikens M.D., M.B.A.

Manage stress and build resiliency with mindfulness and learn to appreciate the beauty inherent in each present moment.

Personal Life Legacy with Dena Pflieger, MS, MBA

Senior Health Services Manager, Dow Chemical

Session B - Lake View Hotel

Acupuncture with Sarah Proctor, CMT, Dipl.Ac

The power of acupuncture and fighting disease and how acupuncture assists those undergoing chemotherapy.

Chiropractic: Engaging Your Body with Julie Moskal, RT(R), DC

When do you go see a Chiropractor. what are the benefits and what you need to know about Osteoporosis.

Dermatology with Deanna L Geisler PA-C

Techniques regarding Facial Lifts, Botox, Fillers, Lasers and Skin Cancer signs.


3:00pm-4:30pm Breakout Session C & D

Session C Murray Hotel

The Conversation Project with Leslie Sosebee, M.Ed., MBA

Leslie will share her public engagement campaign to encourage and support people in expressing their wishes for

end-of-life care along with a “Conversation Starter Kit” and “How to Talk to Your Doctor” guides and the importance

of the power of sharing stories.

Women’s Gynecologic Health with Dr. Dan Verburg OBGYN

US Healthcare: What is Happening with it? with Catherine Baase, MD

US healthcare—enormous challenges in health, patient safety, quality and health outcomes. Why and how change is

underway and how does it matter to your family, community, and society in general.


Session D Yankee Rebel Tavern

Energize Your Eating with Peggy Sczepanski RD

Learn simple eating strategies designed to optimize your energy level. What, when and how much we eat impacts the

way we feel physically, emotionally and mentally throughout the day. We will develop a healthy eating strategy and

instructions on how to build your personalized meal plan for optimal energy management.

Lifestyle Discussions with Dr. Shaney Sangster

Discussions on lifestyle, diabetes, obesity, blood pressure and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.

Good Food, Good Choices, Good Life with Marielle Calcaterra, RD

Take control! Make healthy food choices for prevention of disease and to live your best life.


5:30pm-6:30pm Arnold Transit Cruise For A Cause

Meet at Arnold Ferry Dock downtown for a sunset cruise and cocktail party. Bring warm clothing and a camera.


Mackinac Island Community Cancer Fund

Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Mackinac Island Community Cancer Fund. This fund will provide short term direct financial aid to Island residents undergoing cancer treatment. Because millions of dollars are being raised for early detection, research and programs for the medically underserved, it is important to assist those facing cancer with urgently needed financial help now. This endowed fund will be overseen by the Mackinac Island Communty Foundation. We thank you for your support.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

9:00am-10:00am Spirit of the North Yoga at Lilac Tree Spa

This eastern practice of physical postures or poses as well as therapeutic “breathing” and

concepts assist with attaining mental and spiritual well-being.

Historic Houses of Worship on Mackinac Island

9:30am Mackinac Island Bible Church (906) 847-0217

Mission Point Resort:

10:30am Ste Anne’s Catholic Church (906) 847-3507 

10:30am Trinity Episcopal Church (906) 847-3798


Participating Restaurants

Carleton’s Tea Store (906) 847-3331

Cawthorne’s Village Inn (906) 847-3542

Gate House (906) 847-3331

Goodfellow’s Italian Chophouse (906) 847-3384

Grand Hotel Main Dining Room (906) 847-3331

Horn’s Gaslight Bar & Restaurant (906) 847-6154

Ice House (906) 847-3347

Mary’s Bistro (906) 847-9911

Millies on Main (906) 847-9901

Pink Pony Bar & Grill (906) 847-3341

Yankee Rebel Tavern (906) 847-6249


Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Should you need any assistance planning your stay or during the weekend please contact the informative staff at the Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau at (800) 454-5227.

The official website for Mackinac Island is and to download the Visitors Guide and Island Map, click on


Hotel Discounts

Metivier Inn - 10% off room rate if booked by October 1st, 2013

Hart's Mackinac - 10% off room rate if booked by October 1st, 2013

Lake View Hotel - $145.00 per night, mention Women's Wellness Weekend when booking.

Have questions about Mackinac Island's Women, Wellness and A Wee Bit 'O Wine Weekend? Contact Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

When & Where

Mackinac Island Tourism Bureau

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 12:00 PM (PDT)

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