North news briefs: Lyric Arts cabaret fundraiser is May 10-11

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 7, 2013 - 1:45 PM

Juliette Welp, pictured with Keith Reilly, was one of the performers at last year’s cabaret fundraiser at Lyric Arts theater in Anoka. This year’s fundraiser will be this Friday and Saturday (see item below).

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Lyric Arts cabaret fundraiser is May 10-11

Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka will hold its annual cabaret fundraiser with shows this Friday and Saturday, May 10-11.

The show has the tongue-in-cheek title, “Another Lyric Arts Salute to Broadway Musicals We Can’t Afford to Produce.” Doors will open at 6 p.m. each day, with a silent auction and other festivities. The show will begin at 7:30.

Tickets start at $50 and are $60 for box seats and table seating. Call 763-422-1838 or go to

Anoka County

Mental Wellness walk will be May 18

Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park will be the setting for the fourth annual Mental Wellness 5K Walk on Saturday, May 18. May is Mental Health Month, and the walk is sponsored by the Mental Wellness Campaign for Anoka County.

The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at Pavilion 3 at the park, which is located at 9750 Egret Blvd. in Coon Rapids. On-site registration will be available beginning at 10 a.m., and a short program will be held at 10:30 with featured speaker Sue Abderholden, executive director of NAMI, MN (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill).

Registration fee is $15 for individuals, $25 for families. In addition to on-site registration, you can preregister at ter.html.

Proceeds will be used to support outreach activities of the Mental Wellness Campaign, a nonprofit organization whose stated mission is to increase awareness that mental health is as important as physical health.

Seminar to address safety skills for kids

A free seminar titled “Teachable Safety Skills: Myths and Facts” will be offered from 7-8:30 p.m. next Wednesday, May 15, at the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office, 13301 Hanson Blvd. NW. in Andover.

The seminar is hosted by Safe Kids Anoka County and will be presented by Alison Feigh from the Jacob Wetterling Resource Center. Feigh says the presentation will focus on strategies that work when parents talk to children and teens about personal safety.

For further information about Safe Kids Anoka County, go to


Civic engagement forum set for Thursday

A community engagement conversation will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at Brooklyn Park’s City Hall.

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