Woodwinds Hospital will hold an information session on Thursday to show off its new fitness center and answer questions from people who are interested in joining.
Health and wellness coaches and dietary professionals will talk about gym memberships, exercise classes and other services offered through Woodwinds' Ways to Wellness from 5 to 5:45 p.m. in the Oak Center Building, 1825 Woodwinds Drive.
Woodwinds recently spent $134,000 to install low-step treadmills, elliptical machines, a recumbent bicycle and a NuStep, a sit-down version of the NordicTrack. The center, which is open 24 hours, also has free weights, balancing balls and group fitness classes. A $49 monthly enrollment fee also includes a quarterly face-to-face meeting with a trainer to help set and evaluate fitness goals.
For more information call 651-232-1926.
Clothes Mentor, a store that deals in "gently used" brand-name women's fashions and accessories, will be closed on Monday and Tuesday so crews can move its merchandise a few doors down. The store is relocating to a larger space in Woodbury Commons across from Wal-Mart at 10150 Hudson Road to make way for a Becker Furniture showroom.
Clothes Mentor will reopen Wednesday in a 4,500-square-foot space near Schuler Shoes and New Balance Twin Cities, said owner Mark Hoon.
"Adding 1,000 square feet will make it a better shopping experience," said Hoon, who runs the store with his wife, Barb.
Clothes Mentor is a store that pays cash for people's unwanted business and casual clothing, apparel, shoes, purses and accessories that are in-style and in good or new condition, and then resells them. The store's hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays.
The Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual golf tournament Tuesday to raise money to award college scholarships to area students. Registration for "Get Into the Swing for Scholarships" event begins at 11 a.m. with a shotgun start at noon at the River Oaks Golf Course, 11099 S. Hwy. 61. Chamber members and nonmembers can play for $125 for individuals and $500 for foursomes. Proceeds will be used to fund four scholarships. Fees include 18 holes of golf, access to the driving range and lunch and dinner. For information call 651-458-8334.
The city's popular summer festival designed to bring people downtown and promote its businesses and sense of community begins its 22nd season on Thursday. Running Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m. weekly through July 26, the festival features live entertainment, fine art, a variety of foods, children's activities, a farmers market, a classic car show and more than 150 vendors. Free events take place near the Gazebo and on nearby streets. For information see www.marketfest.org.
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