North metro town briefs: Coon Rapids event will celebrate manufacturing

  • Updated: October 15, 2013 - 2:17 PM

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Event will celebrate manufacturing

A free showing of the film “Metal and Flesh” will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in conjunction with Minnesota Manufacturing Week. The screening is part of a celebration of manufacturing and will be followed by a 7 p.m. question-and-answer session with “Monster” Mike Schultz, who is featured in the film. Schultz lost most of a leg in an accident several years ago, and later won medals in motocross using a prosthetic that he designed. He has since helped others.

After the q-and-a with Schultz, there will be a manufacturing expo from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. It is intended to connect students, parents and others in the community with manufacturers.

The Coon Rapids campus is located at 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW. In addition to Anoka-Ramsey CC, the evening is sponsored by Anoka Technical College, the Anoka Chamber of Commerce and the city of Coon Rapids.

Space is limited; for further information or to register, go to or


Oct. 19 is this month’s Recycling Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 19, is Recycling Saturday in Blaine, a recycling drop-off event that’s held on the third Saturday of each month. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot by the old City Hall site, 9150 Central Av.

A wide variety of appliances, electronics, flourescent lamps, batteries, tires and other items are accepted. For some, there is no charge; others have fees.

No garbage or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

For further information, call 763-785-6192 or go to the city of Blaine website —


How do you move a lifetime of belongings?

Moving is not easy, especially for seniors and their families. So the Calvary Cooperative Center, a senior living community in Golden Valley, is offering a seminar, “Senior Moves Made Easy,” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

A panel of experts will address concerns about moving, packing, staging, real estate and other factors in making a move. The free seminar will be followed by a complimentary lunch.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Calvary Center Cooperative at 763-544-1090 or

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