CROSBY -- Hallett Community Center's fourth annual Arts and Crafts Fair and Women's Expo will be 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 7. The event will feature arts and crafts, women in home businesses, gift baskets and one-of-a-kind items.
* Louise Johnson, horticulturist at Little Country Greenhouse, 9:30 a.m. Johnson majored in landscape design at North Dakota State University and will discuss simple gardening practices and techniques.
* Linda Simon, director of Essential Skills Training and Fit to Live Health Promotion programs, 10 a.m. Simon has 17 years of training experience and has designed and implemented health promotion programs and training and development seminars for corporations such as 3M, Honeywell, General Mills, Medtronics and Lutheran Brotherhood. Her presentation titled "How to Have More Energy" will cover ways to have more energy to spend on creative, vital and fun activities. The session will cover physical, chemical, mental and emotional stressors, positive and negative stressors; conscious language; responding to life's events with personal power; and choosing how to spend energy.
* Staff from Cuyuna Regional Medical Center will discuss osteoporosis at 11 a.m. Al Bukowski, rehab director, will cover how to manage osteoporosis and the effects of exercise. He received his master's in physical therapy from the College of St. Catherine. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist. Heather Erickson, dietitian, will discuss nutrition to inhibit bone loss. She received her bachelor of science degree in food and nutrition from North Dakota State University.
The Hallett Community Center booth will feature Jean Kruger, a certified massage therapist, offering free chair massages, and Sarah Merhar, a certified personal trainer and wellness coordinator, demonstrating simple yoga stretches and stability ball core training.
At noon, the Red Hat Society ladies will model fashions from Ruttger's Country Store with the Yo Yo Mamas performing background music. Big Mike's BBQ will serve chicken salad wraps, chicken wings and barbecue. Toby's Concessions will offer hot dogs, chili dogs, corn dogs, beefy nachos, pizza and pretzels. Ice cream from Noble's Place and specialty coffees from Letty's will be available.
Use of the facility is free during the expo. Men are welcome with a Men's Den available.
Space is still available. Call Shirley Hale for more information at (218) 546-2616.
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