Twin Cities north metro town briefs: Area is part of volleyball extravaganza

  • Updated: February 11, 2014 - 1:14 PM

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Volleyball bonanza is this weekend

If you’re a volleyball fan, this is your weekend. More than 660 girls’ teams from Minnesota, four other states and Canada will be taking part in the 24th annual Presidents’ Day Festival at 171 courts throughout the Twin Cities and in Rochester. The festival is presented by North Country Region Volleyball for Life.

North metro sites include Andover, Anoka, Champlin Park, Coon Rapids, Maple Grove and Spring Lake Park.

Play will begin at 8 a.m. Saturday and, after a day of activity, resume Sunday morning. All contests are free and open to the public.

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Technical college hosts jobs fair

Anoka Technical College will host a spring job fair on Tuesday, Feb. 25. It is open to the public, students and alumni. It runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Anoka Technical College, 1333 Hwy. 10, Anoka.

For more information, contact Anoka Technical College’s placement coordinator and event organizer, Arlys Hengemuhle at ahengemuhle@ano or 763-576-7780.

For more information about job placement services at Anoka Technical College, go to

Anoka County

Valentine’s night ski and snowshoe event

The Anoka County Parks Department is hosting a “Valentines Ski by the Light of the Moon.” Adults can register for the event, which runs from 6- 9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14, at Chomonix Golf Course in Lino Lakes.

A full moon that night will provide an opportunity to cross-country ski or snowshoe; there also will be a simple Valentine’s dinner and dessert. Cost is $20 a person plus tax. Preregistration is required. Go to www.anoka


Applications accepted for Citizen’s Academy

Coon Rapids is accepting applications for the 2014 Citizen’s Academy.

Residents will learn about the city’s police and fire departments and take a tour of the cable TV studio in the seven-week class.

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