You have to be there. Come relax,relate and live. A Never before gathering of amazing women in Quaint Spiritual High Springs,a hidden Gem in Central Florida.Empowering and Spiritual-in the company of my sisters.

Price includes lodging,breakfasts,lunches,dinners meet and greet women from High Springs,Ocala and Gainesville, journaling, gift from High Springs Emporium, workshops, tour of downtown High Springs, Olive oil tasting at River Run Olive Oil company, tubing down the river and much more,

If you are attending from High Springs, Gainesville,Ocala and surrounding areas,we have an a la carte menu especially for you. Email us sales@desert-Sage.co or call 305-505-5493.

Please feel free to invite a friend. Remember to bring your favorite writing journal, bathing suite and picnic blanket.

SPACE LIMITED. RESERVE NOW: Paypal or credit card payment to sales@desert-sage.co

Entire All inclusive Retreat $420.00

Saturday Lunch Great Outdoors Restaurant Only $18.00

Saturday Night Dinner at Housepowered Farm Only $40.00

Proceeds to benefit Footprints Foundation. www.footprints-foundation.org

ITINERARY

Friday June 23, 2017

Arrive in High Springs

7pm Dinner at House on River

Saturday June 24

8am Breakfast House on River

10 am Workshop High Springs Emporium

12pm Lunch . Great Outdoor Restaurant

Speaker Lorna Owens

2pm Tour of historic High Spring by Ed Booth City Manager High Springs

This tour also includes visit to River Run Olive Oil Company

7pm Dinner at House Farm. Welcome by Gloria James Mayor High Springs

PLEASE WEAR WHITE TO THIS EVENT

Sunday

8am Breakfast

10 am Nature Walk and Meditation

12 noon Picnic Lunch

1pm Closing Leslie McGuirk

Host- Lorna Owens.

A Peak at Lorna Owens

SHE TRAVELS THE WORLD TO SAVE THE LIVES OF MOTHERS AND BABIES Lorna Owens is the Founder of Footprints Foundation working with governments to reduce maternal and infant mortality in the D.R. Congo, Jamaica,Ethiopa, Somaliland and USA . In addition she has launched a campaign against Female Genital Mutilation. In D.R.Congo she has worked tireless with the women who have been raped. Owens is a former Midwife, Registered Nurse, Attorney and also Legal Commentator, Nancy Grace CNN HLN and Tru TV In Session, Adjunct Professor, Gender Expert, International Speaker, Executive/ Life Coach and Author who has traveled to over 20 countries teaching and coaching Women's Groups and Organizations and Ministries of Health. She has appeared on NBC, TBN, and TV in Jamaica, Cayman Island, Bermuda and Curacao. The Miami Herald called her a Pioneer and the Mother of Reinvention; Advance for Nurses says she wows her Audiences. She is also the author of Daily Sustenance and Everyday Grace Everyday Miracle living the life you were born to live and CEO of Desert Sage Candle.

Closing Speaker.

Leslie McGuirk

International Author, Speaker and Artist

Whether facilitating a corporate retreat, writing and illustrating a children’s book, or leveraging her decades’ worth of experience as an astrologer for clients worldwide, Leslie possesses the unique ability to bring people together.

Creativity is more important than ever as our world has become super “hyper”, and a lot of us live in a kind of “numb zone” in which routine, logic and practicality is king.

In making the case for creativity, Leslie draws on her diverse background as a writer/illustrator, astrologer and workshop facilitator. Though all different on the surface, her unique way of discussing creative thought in clear terms relies on her ability to garner the trust of others.

Perceptive and non-linear with a healthy sense of humor, Leslie is committed to sharing her unique views on life, creativity, art and other subjects across multiple settings in an effort to encourage people to move past themselves.

Co-Hosts

Sharron Britton-High Springs Emporium

A CRYSTAL IMMERSION WORKSHOP THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND FOR AND THE WOMEN GATHER HIGH SPRINGS JUNE 24 by Sharron Britton Working with crystals has been an important part of every culture for centuries. Come to the High Springs Emporium and bask in the beauty of Earth treasures from all around the world as we open doorways to the magical world of crystals, rocks and minerals. Sharron Britton has been collecting and working with crystals for decades and has taught classes and workshops all over the country. You will learn about how crystals can assist you in your life - alleviating stress, protecting and elevating the energy of your home and workspace, bringing your energy into balance and so much more. You will have the opportunity to relax on the BioMat* over a crystal grid, try out different crystals to feel how you relate to them, walk our magical labyrinth created from agatized corals and cherts from our local rivers and ask as many questions as you like. When women gather together, our power rises as we connect with each other. The crystals enhance and strengthen these connections. Feel free to check out the High Springs Emporium to get a glimpse of the wonders in store for you. Everyone who attends will receive a crystal gift chosen just for them.

Joan Lane Author : The Tangled Web

LODGINGS FOR RETREAT

The Riverhouse

The House Powered Farm

PLACES WE LOVE

The Women's Club

The Olive Oil Store

The River

Lunch Spot-Great Outdoors Restaurant

HISTORY Copied from Chamber of Commerce Bones of prehistoric mammals and tools of paleo-Indians have been recovered from springs and rivers near High Springs. Hernando de Soto led his expedition through this area around 1539, and in the 17th century Indian villages and a large Spanish mission flourished near the Ichetucknee and Santa Fe Rivers. The northwest region of Alachua County was probably first settled on a permanent basis by English speaking people during the late 1830`s. One of the earliest settlements `in the vicinity was a Crockett Springs, located about three miles east of present day High Springs. Settlers who were living there during the 1840`s included Fernando Underwood and Marshal Blanton. No town developed in the area before the latter part of the nineteenth century. In 1884, the Savannah, Florida, and Western Railroad was extended from Live Oak to Gainesville. A post office and station were established here in that year under the name of Stantaffey, which was a common spelling of the name of the nearby Santa Fe River. The town was also known unofficially as Orion before the name was changed in 1880 to High Springs. In the next few years, high Springs boomed as a result of the development of phosphate mining in the area. In 1892, the town was incorporated. During the next year, the Savannah, Florida, and Western Railroad completed its South Florida Division which connected High Springs with Port Tampa. By the beginning of the twentieth century, High Springs was known as an important railroad center. In later years, High Springs became the "Antique Capital" of North Central Florida. Quaint shops await you, friendly faces welcome you. Today, visitors to the High Springs area prize these waters for their recreational value- for scuba diving, swimming, fishing, canoeing, and tubing- as well as their natural beauty. Ichetucknee Springs State Park stretches along the crystal-clear, spring-fed Ichetucknee River, about fifteen miles north of High Springs. Dive the springs or drift along on an inner-tube through unspoiled natural wilderness. Blue Springs is a must see - family owned and operated since 1958 with 250 acres of the "Real Florida". Stroll along 1/4 mile boardwalk as it follows the springs run into the scenic Santa Fe River, or gaze into the crystal blue depths from the dock overlooking the springs boil. A dip into 72 degree water is sure to leave you feeling refreshed and recharged. Ginnie Springs is a mecca for serious scuba divers. Nine springs, including the incredible Devil's Eye, well up in sparkling abundance. Tubing and canoeing on the Santa Fe River and camping in wooded sites complement the excellent diving. Poe Springs Park is five miles west of High Springs on the Santa Fe River. Recently renovated, it has been a popular attraction for decades. O'Leno State Park, six miles north of the heart of High Springs, is on the site of the old town of Leno. Bypassed by the railroad, this unlucky town just evaporated. In the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps developed it as one of Florida`s first state parks, and the rustic buildings and suspension bridge the CCC built over the Santa Fe River are still in use. Within the borders of the park is the land bridge created when the river sinks below the surface, only to emerge several miles away. Camp Kulaqua, site of historic Hornsby Springs where many prehistoric artifacts have been recovered, offers horseback, camping, water sports and a zoo. THE HISTORIC PRIEST THEATRE, EST. 1910 The more than one century old building "The Priest Theatre," has quite the history. It was built in 1910, at 15 NW First Street in High Springs, Florida by William Jefferson Priest, who also owned the Priest Ford Motor car dealership. Once built, W.J. Priest thought he would find the perfect name for the wonderful building by having a contest. The winning entry was "Dreamland Theater," but the city fathers of that era thought the name was much too risqué. Therefore, it seems very fitting that the building was named after its founder, W.J. Priest. Some tales are that the building was built to store cars and parts for the Priest Ford Motor dealership business on Main Street. It was used for storage awhile when traveling vaudeville shows ceased. But after much research into the architecture and construction of the building, we found that the original purpose of the tall, cavernous building was for entertainment. The building includes a large open lobby and also a large auditorium that seats 240 people, along with a balcony, sloping floors in the main auditorium, a main entrance from the front and a side door entrance that led to the balcony, a balcony restroom, lobby restrooms for men and women, a complete raised stage including an arched opening with two great columns on both sides of the stage and stairs on opposite sides of the stage that led to the actors' dressing rooms. All these features still exist and most are functional. In the beginning, vaudeville and traveling acts were performed. A talented ballet instructor tried to find talent from the area to perform on stage, but with no luck, only found what she called a bunch of "clumsy kids." In addition to the regular traveling acts, older members of the town would put on plays, one titled "The Womanless Wedding," in which all the actors were male. There were many impressive performances on stage at the Priest. Smiley Burnett, who worked with Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger, as well as on TV's Petticoat Junction, gave a great performance along with his dog. Other performances included a shwas used as accompaniment. Then in 1927 silent movies upgraded to "talkies" with the first commercially successful one being The Jazz Singer. As time progressed, people were enjoying the cinema and Hollywood was growing into a huge business. By the 1950's, the Priest Theatre's venue included up to five different movies each week. Today the Priest Theatre features three shows weekly: Friday, Saturday, and Monday evenings at 8pm. Visit the website at www.priesttheatre.com and like them on Facebook for updates on upcoming features and news.

To Benefit Footprints Foundation

.Footprints Foundation is a 501(c) (3) based in Coral Gables, Florida whose local and global mission is to reduce maternal and infant mortality and morbidity with culturally sensitive evidence based training of doctors, nurses, midwives, traditional birth attendants and pregnant mothers, stop Female Genital Mutilation and child marriages.

KNOW THESE FACTS

1. Around the world, one woman dies every 90 seconds in pregnancy or childbirth — that’s more than 350,000 women every year. The vast majority of these deaths are preventable

2. Giving birth is especially risky in Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, where most women deliver without skilled care.

3. Almost 3 million of all the babies who die each year can be saved with low-tech, low-cost care.4.At least 200 million girls suffer the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation.

Federal Tax Exemption Certification 501 (c

www.footprints-foundation.org

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