Whether you want to learn how to do something fun like the salsa or learn more about a serious topic such as menopause, the options will be endless at the 2008 Lakes Area Women's Expo set Saturday at the Brainerd Area Civic Center.
The expo, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., will include information from more than 100 vendors. Various presentations will be made throughout the day on a range of topics, including nutrition, depression and women's health.
"Gary the Wine Guy" from Esser's will discuss what wine to serve for any occasion at 11:30 a.m. and That Dancer's Place will instruct swing dancing lessons at 11 a.m. and salsa lessons at 1:30 p.m.
The keynote speaker will be Vicki Colliander, a fraud detection specialist from Bremer Bank in Minneapolis. Colliander will address identity theft and what women can do to protect themselves.
Shelly Trimble, executive director of the women's expo, said, "Research shows that women make 85 percent of the decisions in consumer purchases in the U.S. At the expo women and yes, men do attend the expo, can see what services and products are out there."
Trimble said there will be door prizes and two pair of Lorie Line concert tickets will be raffled off. The concert is scheduled for June 29 at Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd. Trimble said the money raised for the raffle will benefit Music Matters.
Trimble said women's expo organizers will collect non-perishable food items and cell phones for the Brainerd women's shelter.
The women's expo is sponsored by Charter Media, Her Voice magazine (a Brainerd Dispatch publication) and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby.
JENNIFER STOCKINGER may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-5851.
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