North news briefs: Third EarthFest is set for April 14

  • Updated: April 3, 2012 - 11:29 AM

BROOKLYN CENTER

Third EarthFest is set for April 14

EarthFest is coming. The third annual event, linked to Earth Day, will be held from noon-4 p.m. April 14 at Brooklyn Center High School, 6500 Humboldt Av. N.

Arctic explorer Will Steger will give the keynote address at noon, and the fest, which is free, will feature 60 exhibits and activities.

There will be offerings from the Bakken Museum, Art Start and Kidwind, and attendees will have a chance to learn about subjects from how to compost and reduce toxicity in their home and garden to the latest energy-saving tips.

Among the activities will be a teen book and clothing swap, a "ReUse" sale, food demonstrations, an on-site compost build, kite-building and a wind turbine activity for kids.

COON RAPIDS

Green Expo also is coming

Coon Rapids will hold its third annual Green Expo from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 14. The event is free and will be held at the Coon Rapids Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive.

Expo-goers will have an opportunity to learn about new developments in water, energy and waste reduction. A range of local businesses, services and speakers will be on hand. The featured guest speaker will be Lonnie Dupre, who's traveled more than 15,000 miles throughout the Arctic.

NORTH MINNEAPOLIS

Tickets available for benefit concert

Brill Building Sing-Along, a FUNdraiser for Scholarships at Camden Music School, is scheduled for 7 p.m. April 20 at the Capri Theater, 2027 W. Broadway in Minneapolis.

Special guests will include Dan Chouinard, Prudence Johnson, Cynthia Johnson, T. Mychael Rambo, Gary Rue and Katy Hays, leading a singalong of music by a variety of artists.

Tickets are $30 at the door or $25 in advance and are available at www.camdenmusic school.com or by calling 612-529-2317. Special discounts are available for groups of four or larger.

Proceeds from the event go to the Camden Music School Scholarship Fund. For more information, call 612-618-0219, e-mail info@camdenmusic school.com or visit www.cam denmusicschool.com.

STAFF REPORTS

Baseball exhibit at Central Library

When the Twins take the field for their home opener at Target Field on Monday, the Hennepin County Library will be starting a new exhibit, "Baseball: America's Game," at the Minneapolis Central Library just down the street.

The exhibition of baseball photos, videos and artifacts will be on display beginning Monday and running through June 15. It covers the history of American baseball from its beginnings in rural farm fields and urban sandlots to the game today.

A panel discussion with local authors and baseball historians Stew Thornley, Dan Levitt and Tom Swift is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday and will cover memorable moments, players and personalities.

The library, at 300 Nicollet Mall, is open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday; and from noon-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, go to www.hclib.org.

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