News briefs: Northern Stars event is set for Saturday

  • Article by: Star Tribune staff
  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 3:00 PM
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The California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio will team up as one of three featured groups in the Spring Lake Park Schools’ North Metro Performing Arts Series.

ANOKA-HENNEPIN SCHOOL District

Northern Stars event is set for Saturday

The Northern Stars Celebration — an evening of entertainment that raises funds for the Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation — will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Minneapolis Marriot Northwest in Brooklyn Park.

The event celebrates the education that students receive in Anoka-Hennepin schools. It will feature live entertainment by high school bands and students as well as silent and live auctions.

The Anoka-Hennepin Educational Foundation supports students and schools across the district, backing such things as enhanced opportunities in early childhood education, talent development and career and college readiness.

Saturday’s event begins at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $75, of which $40 is tax deductible. For more information or to order tickets, call 763-506-1107 or go to www.anoka.k12.mn.us/ahef.

 

SPRING LAKE PARK

Performing Arts Series begins this month

Spring Lake Park Schools will launch the third North Metro Performing Arts Series season on Oct. 26 with a performance by the Allan Harris Band. The series is intended to bring world-class entertainment to the area. Performances are at the high school Fine Arts Center.

Allan Harris is a singer, guitarist and songwriter whose music runs from jazz to rock to blues. The other performances during the 2013-14 season will be by the California Guitar Trio and the Montreal Guitar Trio on March 17, and the Abrams Brothers on April 13.

A package for all three performances is $60; $30 for students.

For further information, go to http://tinyurl.com/q4b37gl.

 

ANOKA COUNTY

‘Monuments to Life’ cemetery tours ahead

The Anoka County Historical Society will conduct its Monuments to Life cemetery tours again this month — evenings that are filled with stories, traditions, art, characters, history and symbolism. The schedule:

• Saturday, Oct. 5, at Oak Park Cemetery, County Road 18 (or West Broadway), Columbus;

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