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Maryland Theatre presents Health & Wellness Summit, What’s NXT Cooking Show, plus Dinner with the Chefs


Saturday, January 11, 2020
10:00am – Health & Wellness Summit
6:00pm – Nourish & Renew Cooking Health hosted by What’s NXT
7:30pm – Dinner with the Chefs (Maryland Theatre Ballroom)

Health & Wellness Summit
10:00am – 4:00pm

The Maryland Theatre is kicking off the new year with a special event to promote living healthy. During the Health & Wellness Summit, guests will be inspired on all four floors of the new Maryland Theatre Performing Arts Center, located in the Arts & Entertainment district of downtown Hagerstown.

Interactive Panel Discussions on the stage of the historic auditorium that consists of a moderator, field expert and real-life testimonials from those that have struggled, found success and will inspire you, emceed by Morgan Plummer, certified coach, trainer & speaker from The John Maxwell Team.

10:15am - Preparing Your Will, POA and Health Directives (brought to you by Hospice of Washington County)
  • Moderator:  Attorney Bonnie Winders
  • Panel Members:
    • Dan Spedden - Visit Hagerstown - will share his story of suddenly taking care of a family member's affairs after illness. 
    • Beth Layman - Hospice of Washington County Social Worker
    • Register of Wills Jason Malott 
    • Jeanne Singer, CPA, JD - specializing in estate planning
11:30am - The Hard Truth about Substance Abuse: An Open Conversation
  • Moderator: Hagerstown City Council Member Emily Keller (Washington Goes Purple)
  • Panel Members:
    • Kevin Simmers - Former HPD police officer and founder of Brooke's House
    • Chris - over 4 years clean in recovery - Chair of the Almost Heaven Area of Narcotics Anonymous
    • Bridgette Davidson - Recovering addict from Lasting Change
    • Kylie Johnson - Executive Director of Lasting Change
12:45pm - Health at Every Size: What Does Health & Vitality Look Like for You?
  • Moderator: Bernadette Wagner - Prime Time for Women
  • Panel Members:
    • Amy Barnette - Holistic Health and Nutrition Coach
    • Beth Post - Weight loss surgery patient
    • Pieter Bickford - Former television anchor
    • Coach Tina Fraley - FitMinded Living
2:00pm - The Many Faces of Cancer (brought to you by Meritus Health)
  • Moderator: Laurie Frey - ACS Sr. Community Development Manager
  • Panel Members:
    • Reshma Khetpal, M.D. of Meritus Hematology & Oncology Specialists
    • Sara Mulkey, Cervical & Thyroid Cancer Survivor
    • Michelle Sines - Breast Cancer Survivor
    • Becky Wolford - Cargiver who lost her husband to cancer
3:15pm - Joint Health: What Are Your Options? (brought to you by The Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - MMI Division)
  • Moderator: Shannon Murphy - BodySense Boonsboro
  • Panel Members:
    • Dr. Ali El-Mohandes - National Spine & Pain Centers
    • Angela Dredden - Patient with two hip replacements
    • Dr. Rishi Gupta - Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics - MMI division

Inside The View Studio, local experts will offer Educational Presentations & Demonstrations covering:

10:15am - Sleep, Productivity and Brain Health
  • Paul Quesenberry, M.D., FAAFP and residents from Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program
11:15am - Cannabis Facts
  • Kannavis, Maryland's Premier Medical Dispensary/li>
12:15pm - Flexitarian Diet
  • Gardein (Conagra Brands) & Brandy Stayman, Optimal Health Nutrition Counseling
1:15pm - Veteran's Health
  • Presenters: Charissa Hipp, The Nature Prescription & Yoga/Meditation Instructor Michelle
2:15pm - Alternative Healing Methods
  • Presenter: Dr. Linda Potts of Healing Waters Wellness
3:15pm - Making healthy eating convenient
  • Presented by Barilla

The Expo will offer two floors of interactive vendor displays presenting health screenings, physical fitness demonstrations, fit products, healthy meal prep, healthcare options and more.

What’s NXT presents Nourish & Renew: 
Cooking Health with Justin Warner (Food Network)

6:00pm – 7:15pm
(Cash Bar - 4:30pm, Auditorium doors open - 5:00pm)
Come enjoy a fabulous evening of healthy cooking demonstrations by your favorite local chefs.  Plus, we’ll have wine & craft beer pairings with Herald Mail Media’s Special Guest and Host for the evening…Justin Warner from Food Network. All attendees will receive a goodie bag and can be entered to win door prizes.

VIP Dinner with the Chefs
(Doors open at 7:15pm)
If your mouth was watering from all the delicious healthy dishes you saw on stage, you can enjoy them in a sit-down dinner with the same chefs that created them! Join Justin Warner and other local chefs in the new Maryland Theatre Ballroom for a fabulous dinner with an amazing view of downtown Hagerstown.

Ticket Prices

Join us for a full day of health & entertainment!
$72 “Eat-ertainment” package - Summit +Cooking Health + Dinner with the Chefs
$47 “Fit & Fabulous” package - Summit + Cooking Health
$35 “Focus on Food” - Cooking Health Only
$17 “Health Nut”- Health & Wellness Summit Only


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