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    Published on January 14, 2016

    Forrest General’s Spirit of Women presents Dining Divas, the third in a series of three exciting Calling All Divas events

    Hattiesburg, Miss. (January 13, 2016)–Forrest General’s Spirit of Women held Dining Divas, the final event in the Calling All Divas series. The event took place on Wednesday, January 13 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Southern Oaks House and Gardens, 1246 Richburg Road in Hattiesburg.

    Ben Rester, M.D., cardiologist with Hattiesburg Clinic Cardiology, opened the event by explaining how the heart works, different types of heart disease, and what actions women can take to protect their hearts. Next, everyone enjoyed lunch while Julie May, Ph.D., blogger and owner of Asiago Cheese Cafe, presented time-saving tips and tricks on how to prepare healthy meals for today’s fast-paced lifestyles. May also included information on the importance of getting children and grandchildren involved in meal preparations. After speaking, May spent some time visiting with the audience and signing copies of her cookbook, Menu Musings of a Modern American Mom.

    “It’s so important for women to take some time to enjoy themselves and learn new things. Eating healthy foods, managing stress, exercising, and getting a proper amount of rest can leads to better health, and that’s what Spirit of Women is all about,” said Kathy Emmons, Spirit of Women coordinator.

    The Spirit of Women Spring Event, March 31, will feature an inspiring presentation by Leigh Anne Tuohy. She is the matriarch of the Tuohy family made famous by Michael Lewis’s best-selling novel, The Blind Side. Tuohy will be signing copies of her newest book, Turn Around, at this exciting event. Attendees will also enjoy a fabulous lunch and presentation of the 11th Annual Spirit in Action Awards. Tickets for this event will go on sale February 15 for Spirit of Women members and February 17 for the general public. To purchase tickets, call Spirit of Women, Monday through Friday from 3 – 8 p.m. at 601-288-4968 or go to

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    All media related inquiries should be directed to Amanda Kirby, Media Coordinator, by email or phone at 601-288-1303.