Women! A Week-Long Celebration marks the 20th year of the Women’s Council of Greater Baton Rouge on Friday, Sept. 19, with a celebratory luncheon and kickoff to the dozens of activities scheduled Sept. 19-28.

At the luncheon, Holly Clegg, best-selling cookbook author, will speak on “Eating Healthy for Life: Secrets to Sizzle in Your Kitchen.”

Doors open at 10:30 a.m. for networking and visiting the Activity Fair, where you can learn more about Women’s Week and meet some of its patrons, activity sponsors and presenters.

Clegg has sold more than a million cookbooks, including her award-winning and best-selling “trim&TERRIFIC” cookbook series, which provides a practical approach to an overall healthier lifestyle. Her series also includes more specific health-focused cookbooks for diabetes, cancer and arthritis.

Known as the “Queen of Quick,” Clegg devises recipes that save time and are pantry- and user-friendly. More than 50,000 people subscribe to her app, Mobile Rush-Hour Recipes. Clegg, who calls Baton Rouge home, is a wife and mother of three.

More than 150 activities will be held during Women’s Week in areas such as:

  • Professional development
  • Computer and technology
  • Cultural events, lectures
  • Financial, legal information
  • Food
  • Health and wellness
  • Hobbies and recreation
  • Home and family
  • Living well
  • Personal growth

“The week that follows (the luncheon) is filled with a variety of activities taking place in all parts of Baton Rouge and outlying areas,” says Janel Chapman, president of the Women’s Council.

The full activity book will be available at Woman’s Hospital and Woman’s Center for Wellness and at most branches of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library, YMCA and BREC.

Activities also are listed at the website womensweekbr.org.