Check out what Tuesdays on Main has to offerPublished 11:35am Wednesday, August 1, 2012
My wife and I strolled past Tuesdays on Main yesterday evening after a stop at El Mariachi, and the new event seems to have a lot to offer.
There were only two blocks of activities this week, but there was a lot packed into the small space. A steady stream of passer-bys checked out the scene between Third and Fourth avenues; from a couple food vendors and live music by the Minneapolis-based cover band Classic Gold, to sidewalk sales, a variety of other vendors and even massages by Healing Palms Spa.
The event — located on the four blocks of Main Street between Fourth Avenue and Oakland —starts at 3:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Upcoming themes include Cajun cooking and fun on Aug. 7, “Hot Days, Hot Dogs and Hot Rods” on Aug. 14, “Women’s Night Out” on Aug. 21 and another street dance on Aug. 28 featuring “Eden.”
The event’s organizer, the Austin Downtown Alliance, got its inspiration from Rochester’s successful Thursdays on First. Tuesdays, like many new ideas, may take awhile to catch on, but it fills a niche Austin was missing, and along with the Austin Area Farmers’ Market on Thursdays, gives people something to do downtown. I don’t see why it won’t continue to grow.
For more information, go to downtownaustinmn.com. Also, don’t forget about the Farmers’ Market, 3:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday on Main Street. The market also sets up in Oak Park Mall 3:30 to 6 p.m. on Mondays and 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Saturday.
New docs in town
Mayo Clinic Health System in Austin has welcomed three new physicians — two to the pediatrics department and one to family medicine.
Dr. Brian Stith, D.O., family medicine, is available to see patients of all ages. Stith received his medical degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City and completed his residency at Via Christi Family Medicine Residency Program in Wichita, Kan.
Dr. Sarah Scherger, M.D., and Dr. Jenna Wheeler Anderson, M.D., both pediatricians, are accepting pediatric patients from birth to adolescent. Scherger received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Medicine in Baltimore, Md., and completed her residency at Mayo Clinic Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine in Rochester. Anderson received her medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth and Minneapolis and completed her residency at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education in Rochester.
To schedule appointments, call 507-433-8758.
A webcast for Hormel investors
Hormel Foods Corp. is inviting its investors to a live webcast of a presentation at the Barclays Back-to-School Consumer Conference. The presentation is 7:15 a.m. CST on Thursday, Sept. 6. Hormel President and CEO Jeff Ettinger will be speaking.
To access the webcast, visit www.hormelfoods.com and to the “Financial Overview” page under the “Investors” section, which will bring you to the webcast link.
An archived version will be available at the above mentioned website for 90 days after the presentation.