Hey, moms are women too – and the fourth annual Women’s Fair in Missoula promises to provide plenty of interest and fun for both.

This year’s fair – it’s happening tomorrow, people! – will also help raise awareness of some very important local nonprofits: Missoula Aging Services, The Girls Way, Dan Fox Foster Care and Adoption Programs, and Ronald McDonald House. Note that f three of the four organizations listed above directly help kids and their families.

Here are the details:

The Women’s Fair provides resources that will help women flourish and succeed while a selection of Missoula’s non-profits will empower all while being entertained!

The Women’s Fair will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2011 in the University Center Ballroom on the third floor. The exciting event provides resources that will help women flourish and succeed whether it’s education, home improvement, parenting, safety, finance, fitness, leadership, beauty or career advancement.

Women will visit the local exhibitors to explore products and services that influence them and their families while enjoying a day of fun, pampering and entertainment. This is a free event for all to attend and coincides with the week of International Women’s Day on March 8th, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.

The Women’s Fair will be held from 11am until 5pm with special attractions and entertainment. Local massage therapists will be providing massages and tarot card readings will be given by local experts for $1 a minute which is donated to the non-profits.  Local businesses have donated items to raise funds for the non-profits through an exciting raffle with over $8,000 in retail value.

Each non-profit organization, Missoula Aging Services, The Girls Way, Dan Fox Foster and Adoption Programs and the Ronald McDonald House, will be spotlighted throughout the day to raise awareness of their cause. Four different organizations are chosen each year through a committee selection process. Past organizations have included Partnership for Children, YWCA Missoula and the Jadyn Fred Foundation.

A wide variety of entertainment, music and dance are featured throughout the day. Among others, the crowd pleasing Summit Cheering Athletics will take center stage at 12:00, Baby & Bukowski, a sensational duo from Sentinel High School performs at 1pm and the ever popular On Center Dance will perform at 2pm. There will be performances from belly dancer Kelli Neumayer as well as a Zumba and an Oula demonstration.  For complete information on the wide array of local entertainment, visit www.MissoulaWomensFair.com.

The annual Women’s Fair is produced by Marketplace Media. The company produces two additional annual fundraisers. Pet Fest, a one-day homeless pet adoption is held in August. Rock Against Racism, held in September, raises awareness of racism through live music. Both events are held at Caras Park.