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Celebrate National Girlfriend Day, August 1!

Two girl friends laughing and embracing each other

August 1 is the day to celebrate your female friends!  What better way to celebrate “Girl Power” than to watch movies and read insightful books on friendship.  Tell your sisters, best friends, mothers, daughters, grandmothers, co-workers, and transgender friends how important they are to you! Girlfriends make us laugh, they share, encourage, and advise you.  They can also be there to lend a sympathetic hand and may tell us what we don’t want to hear! 

50 No Spend Activities for a Girls Weekend: 

  • Homemade brunch on the patio
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Hike the local trails
  • Have a picnic in the park
  • Play a group sport
  • Visit a farmer’s market
  • Be a tourist
  • Plan a themed dinner
  • Go camping
  • Have coffee, people watch and talk
  • Go for a walk
  • Movies and popcorn
  • A fondue party
  • Wander an art exhibit 
  • Plan a high tea 
  • Plan an amazing race team building activity 
  • Lawn bowling, tennis, activities you enjoy 
  • Go vintage “window” shopping 
  • Scrap booking 
  • Crafting 
  • Tour a local museum 
  • Plan a dessert bar 
  • Play board games or cards 
  • Socialize and catch up 
  • Talk about your kids and families 
  • Set goals – nourish and support each other’s future ideas 
  • Painting class & wine drinking 
  • Checkout a local attraction 
  • Practice yoga 
  • Go to church 
  • Binge watch your favorite shows together 
  • Attend a book reading, open mike night 
  • Have a cooking party 
  • Be lazy and relax – you are allowed 
  • Learn something new as a group 
  • Take photography 
  • Attend a community festival 
  • Volunteer as a group 
  • Read, relax, have some alone time 
  • Go for a bike ride 
  • Learn self defense 
  • Wander a local garden or park 
  • Sit on the beach or swim in the lake 
  • Star gaze, sit on the porch and talk 
  • Plan your next girls’ weekend or family vacations 
  • Mentor or support each other 
  • Visit other friends 
  • Workout, exercise together 
  • Have a DIY Pinterest night or activity 
  • Take a class, teach a class 

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Judy Jones

Judy is a certified Career Facilitator. She has worked with many patrons over the past four years assisting them in writing effective resumes and cover letters. She has guided individuals through the online job application process and has helped them register for Ohio Means Jobs. If you need assistance or would like to send her your resume for review, please email her at If you would like to call her to book an appointment, please call 330-744-8636. Judy in also an avid Anglophile! She likes to read British History, fiction and non-fiction, likes to watch TV shows and movies related to British History and often likes to pick at the historical accuracy of such shows.