Twin Cities north metro town briefs: Northeast Orchestra to perform

  • Updated: May 13, 2014 - 12:49 PM


Northeast Orchestra to perform Sunday

The Northeast Orchestra, a community orchestra based in Fridley, will present a concert titled “Youth Springs Eternal” at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Church of St. William in Fridley. The theme reflects the fact that most of the music was written when the composers were in their teens. The featured composers and the works are: Alexander Glazunov, Serenade No. 1; Richard Strauss, Horn Concert No. 1; Heikki Soulahi, Sinfonia Piccola; and Charles Ives, Symphony No. 2.

The church is located at 6120 5th St. NE in Fridley. Voluntary contributions are welcome.


Tree trimmers must be licensed in the city

Tree care and arborist services must be licensed with the city of Anoka to perform work within city limits. Before hiring a company, residents are asked to check the city’s licensed tree-care services list. The list is online at

‘Ghosts’ walking tours back for 2014 season

The Ghosts of Anoka walking tours have begun a new season. The next outings will be on Thursday, May 22, and Saturday, May 24. The tours, presented by the Anoka County Historical Society, blend “history and mystery” and generally are held on the first and third Thursdays and Saturdays of the month, into October.

They start at 7:30 p.m. at the Anoka History Center and last about an hour and a half. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are $7.50 for adults ($5 for Historical Society members) and $5 for youths. Call 763-421-0600 or go to

Police set open house, memorial service

The Anoka Police Department will host its annual open house and memorial ceremony on Thursday, May 15.

The event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Anoka Public Safety Center 275 Harrison St. It will include station tours, squad car displays, K-9 demonstrations and refreshments.

The memorial ceremony honoring officers who have died in the line of duty starts at 3 p.m.


May 17 concert honors Armed Forces Day

The great room at the Isanti County Historical Society will be transformed into “Sweet Sue’s Music Hall” for an Armed Forces Day concert on Saturday, May 17. Angie Senger, Joe Chock and Doyle Peck will perform at the event, set for 6 p.m. at the Isanti County Historical Society Heritage Center, 33525 Flanders St. NE., Cambridge.

Tickets are $12 and can be bought online at or at the Heritage Center, which is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Tickets also can be purchased at the door, if available.

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