Public invited to explore local history
Residents will have a chance to learn about the early days of Circle Pines and surrounding cities at an event at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11.
The city and the Anoka County Historical Society will host a visual tour of the area’s history 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.
Arts Commission concert series begins
The 1950s rock ’n’ roll cover band Holy Rocka Rollaz will perform Thursday, Jan. 9, as the Coon Rapids Arts Commission kicks off its Dessert and Coffee Concert series. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. at the Civic Center, 11155 Robinson Drive. Admission, including dessert, is $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and kids 12 and under.
The series will include three other concerts, by the City of Lakes Chorus
Tickets can be purchased at Coon Rapids City Hall. Call 763-767-6432 for more information.
Nature center to host Discovery dinners
Springbrook Nature Center is launching a Discovery Dinner series for adult nature lovers later this month. The Saturday evening events will start at 5:30 p.m. and feature an educational presentation followed by a casual catered meal. The programs are:
• “Raptors in Minnesota, with the Minnesota Raptor Center,” on Jan. 25;
• “An Evening with Teddy Roosevelt, America’s First Conservation President,” on Feb. 22;
• “Moths and Butterflies of Minnesota,” on March 27.