Howard County’s WomenFest is back again this year, providing attendees with opportunities to boost their health and wellness, attend workshops, shop for jewelry and fashion accessories, find home improvement and financial services, and enjoy lunch — all under one roof, all in one day.

Coordinated by the Howard County Office on Aging, WomenFest returns to the Gary J. Arthur Community Center at Glenwood on Saturday, April 30, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Now in its eighth year, the event offers something for women of all ages, with an all-new line-up of seminars, health screenings and hands-on activities.

Has your fitness routine become a little too routine lately? Get inspired by a 15-minute line dancing demo at 10:15 a.m. and sign up for Core Camp, a series of free, 45-minute fitness classes offered throughout the day. The following sessions are being presented by local instructors: Pilates at 10:30 a.m. with Bob McDowell; Yoga at 12:30 p.m. with Mary Garratt; or Yogalates at 2 p.m. with Susan Kain.

If you’ve been meaning to get your blood pressure checked or find out what your Body Mass Index (BMI) really is, an array of free health screenings are offered onsite. Confidential HIV testing and nutrition counseling also will be available.

Be sure to take advantage of one the seminars. At 11 a.m., bust the myths of menopause in “Sex, Sanity and Sleep” or release your inner artist in “Paint It to Frame It.” At 12:15 p.m., learn how to soothe your digestive system in “Balancing Digestion for Total Body Health,” declutter your home and life in “So Hard to Discard” or add balance and meaningfulness to your life in “Purpose, Passion and Presence.”

The chefs and authors of Eight Broads in the Kitchen will demonstrate their culinary magic in two new cooking demos: “Sauces, Condiments and Toppings … Oh My!” at 11:45 a.m. and “Let’s Do Brunch!” at 1:15 p.m. Find them in the West Friendship Room.

Admission and parking are free, healthy breakfast and lunch options are available for purchase, and more than 100 vendors and exhibitors will be present. The Howard County Office on Aging thanks The Business Monthly for its generous support of WomenFest, as well as all of its staff, volunteers and sponsors who help make this event possible every year.

For more information, call 410-313-5440, or visit

Starr Sowers is the administrator at the Howard County Office on Aging. She can be contacted at 410-313-6410 and [email protected].