North news briefs: Anoka High class of '64 to hold reunion

  • Updated: March 11, 2014 - 3:00 PM
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Learn about gathering and processing maple syrup at Anoka County Parks’ Maple Syrup Festival March 22 at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. Preregistration is required and cost is $4 a person.

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50-year reunion for Class of ’64

The Anoka High School Class of 1964 will celebrate its 50th reunion Sept. 13 at Green Haven Country Club in Anoka. For further information, send an email to Class64AHS@gmail.com or contract

For information and to RSVP contact Pat (Barrott) Hesli, 763-421-8499 or phesl@aol.com or Jill (Brock) Bonde, 763-754-8761 or jill_bonde@msn.com.

Anoka County

Tap into nature at Maple Syrup Festival

Anoka County Parks will host its annual Maple Syrup Festival on March 22 at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes.

Families and participants will learn about the tradition of gathering maple sap and cooking it down to make maple syrup and sugar. Other activities include maple crafts, a spring scavenger hunt and tasting maple-syrup-inspired treats. The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. and costs $4 a person, plus tax.

Preregistration is required. For information, call 651-429-8007 or go to www.anokacountyparks.com.

New gardeners invited to introductory class

Anoka County Parks is offering a “Start Your Garden” program on April 23 at Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes. Participants will learn about sustainable gardening. Topics include garden plot design and layout, preparing the soil, choosing your vegetables, planting techniques, weeding, insects and diseases, and harvesting. The session, which runs from 6 to 8 p.m., is part of the Natural Living series. Preregistration is required. Cost is $5 a person, plus tax. To register, go to www.anokacountyparks.com.

Anoka-Hennepin

District holds kindergarten registration events

The Anoka-Hennepin School District will host 2014-15 kindergarten registration at each of its 24 elementary schools this month and next.

Families should receive a registration packet in the mail before their school event. Parents who don’t receive a packet should call the district’s information systems department at 763-506-1030.

The district will be offering all-day kindergarten free of charge to all families starting in the fall of 2014.

For more information, go to www.anoka.k12.mn.us.

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