The Globe's Women's Expo returns to Worthington on Saturday

An event for women to be pampered, shop with regional businesses and vendors and attend seminars, the Expo is celebrating its 13th year.

Women and girls accepted a free flower from Johnson Builders & Realty at their Women's Expo booth in 2019.
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WORTHINGTON — After a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19, The Globe’s Women’s Expo returns this Saturday to the campus of Minnesota West Community & Technical College in Worthington. The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and includes more than 30 vendors, health-focused seminars and a wine tasting.

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“Just come down and bring the kids, and we’ll have some fun activities planned,” Holinka said.

“We'd like to give a special thank you to our title sponsors who have been with us since day one,” said Globe Publisher Joni Harms. “We could not host this event without them — Avera Medical Group Worthington, Sanford Worthington and Minnesota West Community & Technical College.”

An event for women to be pampered, shop with regional businesses and vendors and attend seminars, the Expo is celebrating its 13th year.

Saturday’s seminars, sponsored by Sanford Worthington, include Alexa L’Abbe speaking on physical therapy for pelvic health at 9:30 a.m., and Dr. Jared Harwood explaining osteoarthritis and osteopenia in women at 10:30 a.m.

L’Abbe has her doctorate in physical therapy and provides physical therapy services to the local community. She is trained through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute to provide PT for pelvic health diagnoses such as urinary incontinence, prolapse and pelvic pain.


Harwood, an orthopedic surgeon, specializes in total joint arthroplasty and musculoskeletal oncology. He provides total joint replacement surgery to help patients restore function and get back to daily living activities with less pain. He also diagnoses and provides treatment for patients with benign and cancerous tumors affecting bone and connective soft tissue.

Beginning at 1:30 p.m., attendees can take part in the 13th annual wine-tasting event, sponsored by Avera Medical Group Worthington. Leading the tasting will be staff from the Worthington Liquor Store, who will share some of the best wines to complement a weeknight dinner or family gathering.

Throughout the day, people are invited to visit and shop at participating vendors, ranging from A to Z — Alpha’s Alternatives, which offers a variety of CBD products, to Zenith Hormone & Weight Loss Replacement.

Several participating vendors will offer information on women’s health, from Avera and Sanford to Functional Health and Wellness, Humana, Mind & Body Strong Nutrition, Prairie Rehab, Profile and the Wound & Hyperbaric Healing Center.

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Experts, businesses, and policymakers from across the region and nation will be unpacking, discussing, and taking an in-depth look at the dynamic facets of the Ag sector.

Shop Pampered Chef, Color Street Nails, Tupperware, Johnson Jewelry, Dellapina, Southern Small Town Boutique, Drip Okoboji, Epicure, Gypsy Gifts, Thermomix, TnD Crafts, VIRGIL and Whip & Mix; and get great ideas and information from Revive Interiors, Johnson Builders & Realty, Center for Active Living, Custom Windows Plus, Minnesota West Community & Technical College, the Worthington Area YMCA and The Globe.

Godfather’s will be offering lunch from the concession stand inside, with ample seating available.

Tickets for the Women’s Expo are just $5 each, and can be purchased in advance at The Globe, 416 10th St., Worthington, or at the door on Saturday.

Ticket holders will be entered into a grand prize drawing to win one of three prizes — a diamond necklace from Johnson Jewelry, valued at $1,141; a YMCA new family membership valued at over $800; and a Fareway gift certificate valued at $100. The drawing will be at 2 p.m., and individuals need not be present to win.


"Everyone at The Globe is excited to be bringing the Women's Expo back,” said Globe Advertising Director Anna Rogers. “We have all put a lot of hard work and time into this event to make it enjoyable for all. We hope to see you all there!"

“Plan to come to the event early and spend the day,” added Harms. “Bring your friends along and go to a seminar, do some shopping and pick up information from the exhibitors. This is your day, enjoy it!”

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