Olympic Gymnast Laurie Hernandez
Laurie Hernandez, a Silver and Gold medal winner in Rio, will be appearing at 4:30pm on Thursday, October 19 on the Fashion Stage. Laurie, at just 17 years old, is known for her dazzling floor exercise routine, where she earned the nickname the "human emoji" for her outgoing facial expressions, grace and artistry. Since then she has created her own emoji line, won the “Mirror Ball” trophy on Dancing with the Stars, and released a new book, I Got This: To Gold and Beyond - all while still in school! Click here to purchase tickets to Laurie's exclusive VIP Meet and Greet Experience.
Beauty Chef and Makeup Artist Noreen Young
Perhaps you've seen her on WTLV NBC12's The Chat, on WJXT 4's The Morning Show, on River City Live, or in Jacksonville Magazine. If you haven't had the pleasure of seeing her in action, you are in luck! Noreen is taking a break from jet-setting around the country to join us at the Southern Women's Show on the Cooking Stage. She will whip up some amazing D.I.Y. recipes for your face and body - as well as something yummy!
Cookbook Author Pearl C. Peebles
“Ms. Pearl” C. Peebles grew up in the southern part of rural Virginia on a working tobacco farm. As a youngster, Pearl appreciated having homecooked meals with homegrown ingredients. During mealtime, she would often entertain her family and friends with her comedic antics and singing−whenever she could get away with it. Through her bubbly personality and God given talent, Pearl eventually became a winner at the World Famous Apollo Theatre, The Price Is Right game show, and the Virginia State Fair for the 2nd best devil’s food cake and pecan pie in the state. Now with her cookbook The Uncensored Home Cook, she hopes to bring joy and laughter to all accepting parties that are willing to destress with a positive outcome. Catch her at the Cooking Stage on Thursday and Friday.
Get Out & Explore!
Terri Mashour, author of Backcountry Trails of Florida: A Guide to Hiking Florida's Water Management Districts, will be appearing on the Fashion & Entertainment Stage on Friday at 1pm. Terri is a local mompreneur. With her sister, she co-founded fun4firstcoastkids.com here in Jax where she serves local families in finding all the fun and free events, local resources, summer camps, and holiday fun for kids.
Terri worked almost a decade in Florida’s forests, swamps, sand hills, and prairies as a land management specialist with the St. Johns River Water Management District. Learn all about her experiences with snakes, spiders, fire, cowboys, and ranchers as a woman in a male dominated field. She will share some of her experiences from her book when she appears on stage. Click here for more information on her book & how to purchase.
Discount Tickets Available at Walgreens
You can purchase advance discount tickets at your local Walgreens store starting September 19th. Click here to find your local Walgreens. If you are outside the area listed, you can still get tickets at your local Walgreens. Please call the 800-290-2090 number when you are at the store and Walgreens can make it happen. This customer service 800 number is available 24/7.