Two area music programs are honored
The Anoka-Hennepin School District and Columbia Academy in Columbia Heights are among three Minnesota educational entities honored by the National Association of Music Merchants Foundation.
Anoka-Hennepin and Minnetonka Public Schools received the Best Communities for Music Education designation for 2014. Columbia Academy received the Support Music Merit Award, which recognizes extraordinary music education programs in individual school buildings.
School District to offer coaches clinic
The Anoka-Hennepin School District will host a free youth coaches workshop on April 14. Coaches and booster club members are invited to attend the session, titled “Why We Play.” It will run from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Coon Rapids High School auditorium, 2340 Northdale Blvd. NW., Coon Rapids.
The district is teaming up with the Anoka-Hennepin Education Foundation and the Minnesota State High School League to organize the event.
Presenters will discuss the importance of responding to mistakes positively and defining success by more than the numbers on the scoreboard.
Coaches may register to attend online through Anoka-Hennepin Community Education at www.discovercommu nityed.com.
Dean Urdahl to speak to Historical Society
The Isanti County Historical Society will hold its annual meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, April 6, and after a short session will hear from state legislator and author Dean Urdahl.
Urdhal will speak about the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862 and his participation in 150-year Civil War commemorations at Gettysburg and Nashville.
Urdahl has written several historical fiction novels about the U.S.-Dakota Conflict, which started near the location where Urdahl’s ancestors settled in the 1850s.
Urdahl represents Meeker and parts of McLeod and Wright counties in the Minnesota House of Representatives. He is a retired history teacher and high school coach.
Sunday’s meeting is free and open to the public. The Historical Society is located at 33525 Flanders St. NE., Cambridge.