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Admission is free with a toy donation to Toys for Tots (one toy donation per person). Admission without toys is $5 for adults and $4 for students/seniors. Kids age 5 and under are free with a paid adult.

Skates are available for rent. An indoor ice rink is also available. Call 763-951-7222 for more information.

FRIDLEY

2 more chances to take in ‘Christmas in ’50s’

“Christmas in the 1950s,” an exhibit featuring hundreds of items from that time period, is on display at the Fridley History Center, 611 Mississippi St. NE., Fridley.

The History Center is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays. The exhibit will continue through Saturday, Dec. 14, and Tuesday, Dec. 17. Admission is free.

north metro

Session offers kids chance to build robots

The Crystal Community Center will take on a futuristic look with a “Star Wars Droid Builder” class on Monday, Dec. 23.

The class, for kids ages 7 to 12, will run from 9 a.m. to noon at the center, 4800 Douglas Drive.

Participants will use the Star Wars Lego Mindstorms robotics kit to create a simple droid mechanism and then more ambitious droids that move and walk. At the end of class, kids will take home a non-robotic Lego droid or starship.

The fee is $34 for residents of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley or Robbinsdale and $41 for nonresidents.

For more information or to register, call New Hope Parks and Recreation at 763-531-5151.

Anoka

‘Yellow Ribbon’ ceremony is set for Saturday

A ceremony on Saturday, Dec. 14, will proclaim Anoka a Beyond the Yellow Ribbon city. The program provides a network of help and support for armed services members and their families. The ceremony is at 7 p.m. at the Anoka County Fairgrounds, 3200 St. Francis Blvd., Anoka.

For further information, go to www.ci.anoka.mn.us and www.beyondtheyellowribbon.org.

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  • A Fridley Historical Society exhibit, “Christmas in the 1950s,” includes a diner display, as well as many other items from the era. There are two more chances to see the exhibit: this Saturday and Tuesday, Dec. 17. (See below)

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