February 4th, 2010 —

Bring a girlfriend or come solo for a mid-winter retreat in Whitehall that combines relaxation with a touch of self-expression, exploration, food and fun.

Choice of dates: Wednesday, Feb. 24 or Saturday, Mar. 13

The day begins with a group welcoming ice-breaker followed by alternating sessions of personal writing, chair massage and a hands-on art project. Amherst Writing Program Instructor Jean Martinelli of North Muskegon will facilitate personal discovery through writing. Proprietor of Quiet Time Massage Joyce Brownell, certified massage therapist, will offer chair massage throughout the day. And to bring out your creative expressiveness, paint a bowl for the Loaves and Fishes Food Pantry annual fundraiser, Soup’s On Along the Lakeshore!

Of course, no getaway would be complete without food. Salad luncheon will be served at Quiet Time Massage. Once the day’s activities wrap up, adjourn to neighboring White Swan Inn B&B for a buffet dinner and pajama party. Overnight accommodations at White Swan Inn and breakfast are included in the registration.

Space is limited and reservations must be placed by either Feb. 22 for the Wed, February 24th event or by Mar. 11 for the Sat. March 13th event. Rate is $139 per person for this all-inclusive event. Each participant will also receive a goody bag with shopping incentives from select White Lake area businesses. Visit www.whiteswaninn.com for more information.