The Men’s Health Forum, an annual Mankato Clinic event, will be hosted Tuesday, April 9 at the Country Inn and Suites in Mankato.

The free event begins at 5 p.m. with a Wellness Expo offering free health screenings and education. A complimentary light supper will begin at 5:45 p.m.

The program begins at 6 p.m.

Bukata Hayes of Greater Mankato Diversity Council will present “Connect to Thrive.”

After growing up in inner-city Milwaukee, he landed on the campus of Bethany Lutheran.

He will talk about the impact of leaving home for the unknown and how a strong community has influenced his life then and now.

There will be other speakers as well.

Space is limited. Register online at or call 507-625-1811 by April 4.