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May 6, 2013

River's Edge Hospital & Clinic hosting Women's Health Expo

The fourth annual Women’s Health Expo is 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday at River’s Edge Hospital & Clinic in St. Peter. This free event will offer health information, free health screenings, door prizes, local vendors and informational breakout sessions.

The first breakout session is from 6-6:30 p.m. called “NEAT” (Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis) presented by Dr. Jill Stebbins. The second breakout session is from 6:45-7:15 p.m. “Foot Health,” presented by nurse practitioner Sarah Davis. The third breakout session is from 7:30-8 p.m. “Spirited Children,” presented by nurse practitioner Amy Steffen.

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Truck weight restrictions end Friday

Spring truck weight restrictions for Minnesota Department of Transportation’s south frost zone end Friday.

The Mankato area is in this zone.

Ending dates for spring load restrictions are established by monitoring roadway strength as weather conditions change.

Scheherazade rescheduled to Sunday

Be ready to spend Sunday afternoon listening to storytelling and Mankato Symphony Orchestra. The orchestra’s rescheduled performance of “Scheherazade” begins 3 p.m. Sunday in the auditorium of Mankato West High School.

Rimsky-Korsakov’s orchestral suite, “Scheherazade” is inspired by tales from the classic “1,001 Arabian Nights.” Each movement consists of a series of stories with the violin solos acting as the voice of Scheherazade, a young woman who tells stories to her capturer as a way save her life. Violinist Lydia Miller plays the role of the storyteller.

Also planned during the concert is a performance by pianist John Novacek of Tchaikovsky’s famous piano concerto No. 1 in B flat. Novacek is winner of the Leschetizky and Joanna Hodges international piano competitions.

A January snowstorm forced the orchestra to reschedule.

Ticket costs range from $25 for $15 for adults. Admission fee for youths under age 18 is $5 for seating in all sections.

MSU outreach session rescheduled to Thursday

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