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Continued: Twin Cities north metro briefs: Blaine World Fest on Saturday

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The other event is the 6th Annual Evie Memorial Ride on Saturday, Sept. 21. The ride, for motorcycles or cars, begins at Tasty Pizza, 875 45th Av. NE, Columbia Heights, with registration at 9 a.m. The ride will begin about 10:30 a.m. and go to Stillwater and back with various stops. The fee is $20 and includes a spaghetti dinner after the ride.

All proceeds from both events will benefit the Food Shelf.

Public invited to Latino Arts Festival

Columbia Heights Public Schools will host a Latino Arts Festival on Saturday. Sept. 21. The event is open to the public and will run from will 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the school district office, 1440 49th Avenue NE. in Columbia Heights.

The festival is free and includes art from local artists and students, music, dance, food, piñatas and children’s activities.

Coon Rapids

Fall skating lessons start Sept. 21 & 23

Fall ice skating lessons at the Coon Rapids Ice Center will begin Saturday, Sept. 21, and Monday Sept. 23, and run for 12 weeks. Lessons are offered for figure skaters, hockey players and adults and follow the Basic Skills graded program.

The classes are 30 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes of practice time. The Monday classes will run from 6:10-7:10 p.m. and the Saturday ones from 10:35-11:35 a.m., depending on level.

The ice center is at 11000 Crooked Lake Blvd., Coon Rapids. Go to for more information, fee schedule and registration materials.


Kids’ garage sale is set for Saturday

The annual Kids’ Garage Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Crystal Community Center gym, 4800 Douglas Dr.

It will feature such things as old toys, games, books, sporting goods and other items. The deadline for reserving a table to sell items has passed, but there’s still the chance to shop; admission is free.


Prostate cancer group meets next Sept. 25

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, at North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. Dr. Christopher J. Weight, a urologic oncologist, is conducting research on the decisionmaking process after a prostate cancer diagnosis. Attendees will be asked whether they’d like to participate in this ongoing study. Snacks will be served, and wives and friends are welcome. For further information, call (612) 388-3588.

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