Austin’s monthly fresh produce market held this weekend

This month’s fresh produce market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 13; from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m Dec. 15 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. There will be a large selection of affordable fresh produce, recipe demonstrations, free sampling and giveaways.

Loretto Hospital jumps in patient safety rating after new report

The hospital – which remains the largest private employer in Austin, with 624 people on staff – received an A rating for its fall report, after receiving average ratings of C’s and D’s. The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit based in Washington, grades hospitals across the country on factors like in-patient care, infections and practices to prevent error. Hospitals voluntarily participate, and Leapfrog releases reports twice a year.

Fresh produce market in Austin this weekend

The monthly farmers market will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8; from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10 at 5051 W. Chicago Ave. There will be a large selection of fresh produce, recipe demonstrations, free samples, giveaways and more.

Runners, walkers get ready for Saturday’s Austin POWER 5K

Registration is still open for Saturday’s race – the fifth annual – and organizers hope to surpass 700 participants. Walkers and runners can register in person on Friday at 5840 W. Chicago Ave. until 5 p.m. and on race day beginning at 7 a.m. Loretto Hospital and Ald. Chris Taliaferro’s office are among the groups and businesses that will be fielding teams.

Men’s health fair set for Saturday

The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14 at The Loretto Hospital, 645 S. Central Ave. A panel of experts will share their knowledge, and there will be free screenings and lunch, raffles and prizes.