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Continued: Twin Cities north metro town briefs: WWII planes stopping in Anoka County

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  • Last update: July 16, 2013 - 2:14 PM

East Bethel’s Booster Day community celebration will be held this Friday, July 19, and Saturday, July 20.

Friday will feature a water ballgame between the East Bethel Fire Department and members of the East Bethel business community. It’s scheduled to start at 6:30 p.m. at Booster Park and will be followed by a free Movie in the Park (“Transylvania”) at dusk.

The East Bethel Community Center, 2241 221st Av., and Booster Park, 22269 Palisade St. NE., will be the main sites for Saturday’s events. Among the activities at the community center will be a car/truck/tractor show from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., “Musikal Mayhem” from 12:30 to 5 p.m., bingo from 1 to 4 p.m. and Cedar Creek Ecosystem Reserve Tours from 2 to 5 p.m.

Saturday events at Booster Park East and West will include the Grand Parade at 11 a.m., a tractor pull at 1:30 p.m., the 52nd annual Firefighters Dance from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., and fireworks at dusk.

The East Bethel Royalty will hold their pageant at the East Bethel Ice Arena at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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‘Fiddler’ is coming to theater next week

The Fridley Community Theatre’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” will open a five-show run on Friday, July 26, at the Fridley District Auditorium at Fridley High School, 6000 W. Moore Lake Drive.

Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 26-27, 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Aug. 2-3, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 4. Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and can be bought by phone at 763-502-5100 or online at www.fridleycommu


Dylan salutes set for July 24 and 27

Salutes to Bob Dylan are set for Wednesday, July 24, at the Town Green in Maple Grove and Saturday, July 27, at the Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in St. Louis Park’s Wolfe Park.

The free concerts will feature area musicians performing an evening of songs by Dylan. This marks the fifth year the salute has performed at the St. Louis Park amphitheater and the third annual event in Maple Grove.

The lineup includes bandleader Billy Hallquist, Matt Fink, Patty Peterson, Mary Jane Alm, Jeff Dayton, Gary Lopac, Lonnie Knight, Scott Sansby, Stan Kipper, Chico Perez, Paul Metsa, Dan Israel, Gene LaFond, James Loney, Jim Steinworth, Ralph Dacut, Aaron Ollswang, Kenny Krona, Barbara Meyer, Steve Grossman, Jeff Victor and master of ceremonies Marc Percansky, all veterans of past tributes. Making their first appearance at the tribute show are Arne Fogel, Willie Walker and Courtney Yasmineh.

Both events also will promote Guitars for Vets, a national organization that helps veterans suffering the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Each concert is scheduled for 6:30-9:30 p.m. The Town Green in Maple Grove is located at 7991 Main St. The Veterans Memorial Amphitheater in St. Louis Park is located at Wolfe Park, 3700 Monterey Drive.


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  • A B-17 Flying Fortress taxied on the runway at the Anoka County-Blaine Airport during a visit several years ago. The B-17 was a mainstay of the U.S. air effort during World War II, and it will be one of the planes coming to the airport this week as part of the “Wings of Freedom Tour.” In this photo, World War II veteran Donald Berndt took a look at the craft in which he’d just taken a ride.

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