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Fundraiser for Rachel Neis

Urbana’s City Magnolia Day Spa is hosting a fundraiser for client coordinator Rachel Neis this month. Neis has had an ongoing battle with cancer over several years. Last year, inoperable masses were discovered on her lung. While Neis has undergone experimental drugs to help her battle against cancer, she was informed in December that they were not effective.

Neis is currently trying one other treatment that will hopefully slow the rate of the disease progression. Due to this, she has decided to soon stop working at City Magnolia Day Spa, but the staff members would like the community to join them in helping Rachel fulfill a dream — visiting California to see the sequoia and redwood trees with her father.

City Magnolia Day Spa is hosting a fundraiser from 1 – 6 p.m. on Feb. 10. This includes one-hour massages for $100 and pedicures for $50 with 100 percent of the proceeds going towards Neis’ trip. All staffers will do their work on a volunteer basis that day. Call 301.874.0031 to schedule a spa service. Additional monetary donations will be accepted through Feb. 15.

Local Relationship Workshop

A workshop is being held Feb. 12 in Frederick taught by Lisa DiSciullo, a certified life coach and family relationship expert, to help improve all the relationships in your life by understanding Love Languages.

“Did you know that your oldest son may not be a ‘gift giver’ but [may] prefer for you to be available for five minutes to listen intently about why he’s in love with his new girlfriend?” said DiSciullo, whose workshop is based on the book, “The 5 Love Languages,” by Gary Chapman, a nationally renowned relationship expert. “You may be perplexed that your best friend is more excited that you came over to help him build his deck than he was about the game tickets you scored as his birthday gift. There’s a reason for that.”

The workshop will help you identify the five “languages” the people closest to you use and respond to when it comes to having smooth and happy relationships. Knowing these secrets can help your life to be more satisfying as you connect in meaningful ways to those around you, DiSciullo said.

“The Love Languages In Your Life” workshop is being held from 7 – 9 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the classroom at the Business Factory of Frederick (801 N. East St., Suite 6A). To register, go to www.wholisticwomanretreats.com. Cost is $20.

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