North briefs

  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 9:11 AM

Anoka: Alison Scott will appear with the Minnesota Boychoir on Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage, 420 E. Main St., Anoka. “A Soulful Christmas” begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $21-$25 from the Lyric Arts box office at 763-422-1838 or www.lyricarts.org.

Anoka County: Anoka County is conducting a Community Health Survey as it develops a health assessment and plan for public health services in 2015-19. Residents can complete it online or on paper through Jan. 13. The online survey can be done in English or Spanish at www.anokacounty.us/healthsurvey. Paper copies in Arabic, Russian, Somali, English and Spanish can be obtained by calling Anoka County Community Health and Environmental Services at 763-422-7427. For further information, call 763-422-7030.

Champlin: Champlin has reduced the price on a vacant single-family lot for sale from $70,000 to $65,000. The half-acre lot is at 11824 Winnetka Av.

For further information, contact City Planner Scott Schulte at 763-923- 7102 or schulte@ci.champlin.mn.us.

Circle Pines: The city and the Anoka County Historical Society will host a visual tour of the area’s history at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 11, at Circle Pines City Hall, 200 Civic Heights Circle. The free event will include a slide show of historic photographs, and guests are invited to share stories from growing up in the Circle Pines, Lexington, Blaine and Centerville area. Call 763-717-3294 for more information.

Coon Rapids: Anoka-Ramsey Community College’s theater department is one of four Midwest regional finalists to pre­sent a play in the Kennedy Center American College Theater program. About 80 college productions entered the competition. Anoka-Ramsey will present “Las Hermanas Padilla,” by New York playwright Tony Meneses, Jan. 19-25 at the Region 5 Kennedy Center festival in Lincoln, Neb. The play concerns 10 sisters-in-law who bond while the world is at war. It will also have several showings in the Twin Cities: Jan. 16 and 17 at Anoka-Ramsey’s Coon Rapids Campus Performing Arts Center; Jan. 29 at the Capris Theater in Minneapolis in collaboration with the Children’s Theater Company and the Plymouth Christian Youth Center Arts and Technical High School; Jan. 30 at St. Francis High School.

Lino Lakes: The Lino Lakes Police Department is offering a three-part DNR Youth Snowmobile Certification class. It is for kids ages 11-15 with little or no riding experience (certification becomes valid at age 12). The program includes two classroom sessions, online training at home and a driving test. The first class will be 6-8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Lino Lakes Police Department, 640 Town Center Pkwy. Parents are encouraged to attend. The second class, 6-8 p.m. Jan. 21, includes a final exam. The driving test will be from 8 a.m. to noon on Jan. 25. To sign up, call the Lino Lakes Police Department at 651-982-2300.

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