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Out and About: Lifestyles Expo

Joann Peterson from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center brought along a few of the center's residents, including a bald eagle, American kestrel and red-tailed hawk. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)1 / 3
The delightful dancers from Just For Kix dazzled the crowd with their sweet dance steps and ribbon-twirling routine. (Photo by Amy Chaffins)2 / 3
People crowded the mall Saturday to shop and meet with dozens of vendors. A variety of services and a lot of information was available, everything from boat lifts to naturopathic medicine.3 / 3

The 19th annual Lifestyles Expo drew hundreds of people to Viking Plaza

on Saturday. It was a day of entertainment and exhibits on the mall.

A mix of entertainment was provided by Schutz Taekwondo, Just For Kix, Raptor Center and Misfits of Magic.

Dozens of exhibitors lined the mall, offering a variety of services, samples, freebies and information to the crowd, everything from kitchen gadgets and chiropractic care to senior living and tires.

The event was sponsored by the Echo Press, Pete's County Market, Viking Plaza and Douglas County Hospital.