North metro town briefs: Class aims to help seniors avoid scams

  • Updated: November 5, 2013 - 3:00 PM

The City Council has signed off on several amenities for the New Hope Ice Arena, including a dryland training area where hockey players can work on their skills.

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Class aims to help seniors avoid scams

At the next session of the “Donut Make You Wonder?” program, Karri Zallar of MoneyGram International will talk with local seniors about common types of fraud. The event is scheduled for 10-11:30 a.m. Nov. 20.

Zallar will give tips on how to keep from becoming a victim of a scam and discuss steps to take if you do become one. Donut Make You Wonder? is cosponsored by New Hope, Crystal, Robbinsdale, Brooklyn Center and Senior Services of District 281. The program is held on the third Wednesday of each month at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.. The fee is $2, which includes a continental breakfast. To reserve a space for Fraud Prevention, call the New Hope Parks and Recreation Department at 763-531-5151. Register by Nov. 15.

Brooklyn Center

African community awards dinner set

African Immigrant Services is hosting an African Community Appreciation & Awards Dinner on Friday, Nov. 15, at the Minneapolis Boulevard Hotel, 2200 Freeway Blvd., Brooklyn Center.

The evening will have a theme of “Investing in Civic Engagement & Equity,” with the keynote address given by Lawrencina Mason Oramalu, director of equity and diversity for Minneapolis Public Schools.

In addition to cuisine, music and a chance to network, the event will include a fashion show and spoken words; cultural performances; project updates, and entertainment, as well as the appreciation and awards portion.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. The official program will run from 7-10:30 p.m., followed by extra social hours from 10:30 p.m.-1:30 a.m.

Tickets are $20 for students and $35 for adults ($30 per person for couples), with patron options available. They can be ordered online at For further information, send an e-mail to or call 612-388-4767.


Senior center will hold annual Bazaar on Thursday

The Coon Rapids Super Senior Club will hold its annual Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7. The event will take place at the Coon Rapids Senior Center at City Hall, 11155 Robinson Dr.

Among the items on sale will be cookbooks, Christmas cards, baskets, knickknacks, home decor items, bake sale items and more. Proceeds will benefit local charities, including the food shelf, high school scholarships and elementary schools.


Gettysburg is subject of Thursday program

President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address and the lasting impact of the momentous battle will be the subjects Thursday when the Anoka County Historical Society presents the next installment of its Civil War Lecture Series. The event will begin at 7 p.m. at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av. N. in Anoka. It is free and open to the public.

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