North news briefs: Anoka home and garden tour scheduled for July 14

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 1:53 PM

This 1977 home on Benton Street in Anoka was designed for entertaining. It’s one of the historic sites and gardens included in the 10th annual Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour, which will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 14. Details are at left.

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Home and garden tour scheduled for July 14

The 10th annual Anoka Heritage Home and Garden Tour will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 14, featuring 11 historic sites and gardens.

The event includes open-house tours of homes and gardens in the Whiskey Flats and surrounding neighborhoods. The homes range in age from 1858 to 1977 and in style from a 1960s rambler to a Federal and Greek Revival. Eight of the sites are private residences and four are on the National Register of Historic Places.

The event is presented by the Anoka County Historical Society and the Anoka Heritage Preservation Commission.

Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 on the day of the tour. Advance tickets can be bought at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av., or by calling 763-421-0600. Or go online at

On the day of the tour, tickets can be bought at the Artique at 1900 3rd Av.


City festival is this weekend

The 43rd annual Blaine Festival — featuring a carnival, events for kids, music, a parade on Saturday and many more activities — begins at 5 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Aquatore Park and continues on Saturday and Sunday. The park is located at 9191 Lincoln St.

For further information on the festival, go to

Run/walk Sunday for Alexandra House

An 8-kilometer run and 4K walk will be held Sunday morning, June 30, starting at Lakeside Commons Park and going around Lakes Parkway.

Proceeds will go to the Alexandra House, which is working to end domestic violence.

The event, part of the Blaine Festival, will begin at 8:30 a.m. You can preregister online at or in person through Thursday at the city of Blaine Park and Recreation Department. You can also register on the day of the run/walk. The fee is $20 to preregister (through Thursday) and $25 on Sunday.

Further information is available at the city’s website —

The event is co-sponsored by the Park and Recreation Department and the Blaine Festival Committee.

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