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History society marks ‘Christmas in the ’50s’

An exhibit celebrating “Christmas in the 1950s” is on display at the Fridley History Center.

The exhibit, presented by the Fridley Historical Society, features hundreds of items, including a teenage girl’s bedroom, a living room, kitchen, Christmas tree, train set and prom dress.

Last year, the Historical Society presented “Christmas in the 1970s” (“Fridley exhibit steps back to the Seventies”, North Extra, Nov. 21, 2012).

The History Center is located at 611 Mississippi St. NE. in Fridley and is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. Admission to the exhibit is free.


Church organizes hunger-relief outing

Junior and senior high school students are invited to take part in a meal-packing effort on Saturday, Nov. 30, that is being organized by Living Waters Lutheran Church in Lino Lakes.

The volunteers will leave the church in car pools at 10:45 a.m. that day for the Feed My Starving Children center in Coon Rapids. There they will help pack meals that the organization sends to combat hunger around the world. They’ll return by 2 p.m.

Living Waters is located at 865 Birch St., Lino Lakes. Parents or students who would like to take part should call the church at 651-481-0220, Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3:15 p.m., or send an e-mail to


Pediatric CPR class will be held Nov. 23

The city of New Hope will offer a Pediatric CPR/AED class on Saturday, Nov. 23, at which participants can learn skills needed to help infants and children up to age 12 suffering from breathing and cardiac emergencies.

The class, scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. at City Hall, will give people hands-on experience with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED). Everyone completing the course will receive an American Red Cross certificate valid for two years.

Participants must be at least 16 years old. The fee is $60 for New Hope residents and $67 for nonresidents. To register or get more information, call New Hope Parks and Recreation at 763-531-5151.

City closes deal on Winnetka Learning site

The city of New Hope has bought the Winnetka Learning Center and adjacent property from Robbinsdale Area Schools for $1.75 million.

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