North metro town briefs: Golden Valley chorus seeks new singers

  • Updated: August 27, 2013 - 2:02 PM

As the four-year commemoration of the Civil War’s 150th anniversary reaches the midway point, the Anoka County Historical Society will offer a three-part lecture series.

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Learn about Civil War at free fall events

You’re invited to a Civil War lecture series sponsored by the Anoka County Historical Society starting in September. Most of the free lectures will be held at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av. N., Anoka. For more information, call 763-421-0600 or go to

The schedule includes:

• “Soldiers Aid Society,” 7 p.m. Sept. 5.

• A tour of Oakwood, Anoka’s oldest cemetery, 2 p.m. Oct. 5.

• “The Gettysburg Address,” 7 p.m. Nov. 7.

Chasing ghosts in Anoka County

“Ghosts of Anoka” tours will be offered at 7:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday in September and October.

Registration at the Anoka County History Center is required. Call 763-421-0600 or go to Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for Historical Society members and $5 for children.


‘Showtime’ chorus welcomes new singers

Showtime is a chorus of seniors, both men and women, age 55-plus, who rehearse every Thursday from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. at the Sandburg Learning Center, 2400 Sandburg Lane, Golden Valley.

New members are invited to come to any rehearsal. Female tenors are welcome.

The chorus sings old favorites, show tunes and some newer pop tunes. They perform about twice a month for senior residences, community centers, church groups, care centers and community events. For more information, call 612-250-1417.


Koomen honored by Business Journal

Johannes “Jan” Koomen, clinical administrator at Johanna Shores senior living community in Arden Hills, has been named the 2013 Outstanding Nurse in Long Term Care by the Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal.

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