North news briefs: Andover bike helmet-fitting, car-seat clinics are set

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 12, 2013 - 4:21 PM

READERS IN THE HATS: Robbinsdale Middle School took part in the recent Read Across America Day, with students reading while sporting Cat in the Hat headware of Dr. Seuss fame. Here, left to right, are Isaiah Arnold, Landon DelCambre, Alex Aguilar-Salomon, Terrance Gbawo and Alameen Shabazz.

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Bike helmet-fitting, car-seat clinics are set

The program Safe Kids Anoka County will hold a bike helmet-fitting clinic and a car seat clinic on consecutive Tuesdays in early April.

The bike helmet event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. April 2 at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW. in Andover. Bike helmets will be fitted for free. New Bell helmets also will be available for $12, in toddler through adult sizes. No appointment is necessary for this event.

The car-seat clinic will be held from 4-7 p.m. on April 9, at Andover Fire Station No. 1. It will give people a chance to see if their car seats are installed correctly. An appointment is necessary for this clinic; call Laura Landes at 763-767-4664.

Skateboarders sought for city task force

Andover’s Parks and Recreation Department is considering adding features to the skateboard park at Sunshine Park over the next few years and is turning to the experts for input. Skateboarders or their parents are invited to join a task force that will study the issue.

If interested. contact Todd Haas by March 21 at 763-767-5131 or


Anoka County

Sign-up is underway for summer camps

The Anoka County Parks and Recreation Department has announced its day camp offerings for this summer.

Camps are available for kids from prekindergarten through seventh grade, and there are a couple that children age 5 and up can take with grandparents.

For information on the camps or to register, go to or call 651-429-8007.


Anoka-Hennepin School District

Run/walk for literacy scheduled for April 6

The 13h Annual Bill Gallagher Memorial 5K Fun Run/Walk for Literacy will be held April 6. The event is hosted by the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation and will be held at Anoka High School, with registration starting at 8 a.m.

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