North news briefs: Anoka home and garden tour is this Sunday

  • Article by: Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 9, 2013 - 1:51 PM


Home and garden tour is this Sunday

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 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. N., or by calling 763-421-0600. Or go to

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

Civil War exhibit will be free July 13

In conjunction with Anoka’s Riverfest celebration this weekend, free admission will be offered Saturday, July 13, to “All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War,” an exhibit at the Anoka County History Center.

In addition to free admission to the galleries from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to interact with costumed interpreters.

The History Center is located at 2135 3rd Av. N., Anoka.

For further information, go to

‘Hairspray’ to wrap up Lyric Arts season

The musical “Hairspray” opens Friday at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka. The show, the final production of Lyric Arts’ 2012-13 season, runs through Aug. 4.

Shows are at 7:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. this Sunday. After this weekend, performances will be given at 7 p.m. Thursdays (July 18 and 25 and Aug. 1); 7:30 p.m. Fridays (July 19 and 26 and Aug. 2); 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturdays (July 20 and 27 and Aug. 3), and 2 p.m. Sundays (July 21 and 28 and Aug. 4).

Tickets range from $16 to $26 and can be bought by calling the box office at 763-422-1838 or by visiting the Lyric Arts website at

This Friday, there will also be an “Opening Night Gala” with appetizers and drinks before the show, a VIP line at intermission, and dessert with the cast and crew afterward. The cost of the gala is $18 above the ticket price. It is not necessary to buy a gala admission to attend Friday’s show.

Lyric Arts’ 2013-14 season opens in September with “The Laramie Project.”


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