Women in the Provo area are invited to a Girls Night Out to make crafts and serve others at the Museum of Peoples and Cultures located on the southwest corner of campus on 700 North and 100 East from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m on Oct. 6.
There will be take-home crafts, refreshments, a service project and a special presentation all brought about by The Museum of Peoples and Cultures.
[media-credit name=”Courtesy of the Museum of Peoples and Cultures” align=”alignleft” width=”300″][/media-credit]Jyl Johnson Pattee, CEO of Mom it Forward (momitforward.com), will be speaking at the event giving examples of ways to uplift others thorough meaningful service.
“We often have the mistaken notion that doing service means organizing or participating in a major service project, but making a meaningful difference in the lives of others can start with something as simple as a smile or a thank-you card,” Pattee said. “Service comes in many shapes and sizes and it’s all important.”
The service project will be in conjunction with Empower Playgrounds (empowerplaygrounds.org) and will consist of making bracelets with beads from Africa. According to Kari Nelson, curator of education at the museum, the bracelets will be sold online and at various markets to fund work by Empower Playgrounds to better education for children in Ghana. Empower Playgrounds provides renewable energy through electricity-generating playground equipment, smart LED lanterns and hands-on science kits that help children learn.
The event will provide an environment of love and togetherness for the women in the area.
“This girls night out is a great chance for women to get together to serve and have some enrichment time for themselves,” Nelson said. “We wanted to put this together to give women in the area an opportunity to have some fun and enjoy one another’s company.”
According to Diane Kay, promotions manager for the museum, Girls Night Out admission is free and it is open to women of all ages.
“We want girls and women in the BYU community and throughout Utah County to be enriched in a fun way while the guys are in their meetings,” Kay said. “Instead of waiting at home for the guys to get home, girls get to join us at the Museum for some fun!”