JACKSON — Trillium Summit, a workshop for women and girls, will take place  Saturday at the Whitney Community Center from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Trillium Summit is a not-for-profit initiative intended to enrich and empower the lives of girls and women in the Mount Washington Valley and beyond.

Saturday’s workshop will include a keynote address from the valley' own Riley Parkhurst, who has somehow managed to find time between performing at the Shannon Door in Jackson on Friday night and rushing off to Meredith for a performance at Laconia Harley Davidson on Saturday.

Following Parkhurst’s comments will be a panel discussion with Pheobe Lyons and Grace Jarrell of the Kennett High School Key Club, as well as Jena Stevens of Starting Point and Emily Smith-Mossman of North Country Cares.

This year, there will also be a “World Cafe” in which participants will move from table to table for crafts and to discuss topics ranging from body image to healthy relationships and dreams/hopes.

Gerri Beck will be leading a dance break, too.

Co-Organizer Jessica DellaValla said: “A big thank you to Gail Doktor, who will facilitate the day, and to Alison Verran and Lauren Orsini, who have worked so hard to make the workshop happen this year.

“We really weren’t sure it would come together, but Barry Chisholm at the Kennett High School Key Club helped us get the ball rolling, and these women all have played a major part in creating this opportunity for us to come together.”

Breakfast will be generously provided by The Friends of The Whitney and lunch donated by the Jackson Community Church.

While open to all, attendees under age 10 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver.

The workshop is free. Donations are welcome, and any proceeds will be given directly to Starting Point: Services for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence.

Registration is not required but is greatly appreciated. To register, go to 2019trilliumsummit.eventbrite.ca. You may also contact co-organizer DellaValla at jess.dellavalla@gmail.com or call (906) 281-1353.

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