Bethel to Host "Latino Women's Expo 2009"

La Casa de Amistad presents “Latino Women’s Expo 2009” on Saturday, August 29, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Bethel College. This event is meant to be a day of pampering, rejuvenation, education and entertainment for women with an emphasis on health, happiness, style and a balanced life.

Break-out sessions will be held on the 2nd Floor of the Academic Center. National Partnership Specialist Gina Sawyer from the Census Bureau will be the main speaker. She will discuss the 2010 census. Other topics include:

Recordkeeping Taxes/ITIN’s Conflict Resolution Immigration (Citizenship and Permanent Residence) Home ownership with Habitat for Humanity Domestic Violence Personal Finances How to quit smoking Small business consulting by SCORE

The St. Joseph Regional Medical Center’s mobile clinic will be providing mammograms and pap tests for women who qualify. Memorial Hospital will also offer free diabetes and blood pressure exams.

In addition, more than 25 vendors will be showcased in the Goodman Gymnasium, while dancing events like Zumba will be displayed on the outdoor stage near the gazebo. Workshops and exhibitions are free. A lunch buffet will be provided for $7.

For more information, contact Laura Blankenship at 574.233.2120.

Bethel College is an accredited Christian college of the arts and sciences offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 50 areas of study. The current enrollment of more than 2,000 includes students from 34 states and Puerto Rico, 20 countries, more than 25 denominations and 16 percent from culturally diverse backgrounds. Scholarships are available based upon a variety of factors including academic achievement, talent in the arts or athletics, ethnicity and church affiliation. In addition to its beautifully wooded 75-acre main campus in Mishawaka, Ind., Bethel also offers specific academic programs at sites in Elkhart, Ind., Fort Wayne, Ind., Dowagiac, Mich., and St. Joseph, Mich. Nursing programs are also offered in cooperation with Grace College in Winona Lake, Ind.