news briefs


District launches Hall of Fame

A former superintendent and two alumni are the inaugural members of the Centennial School District’s Hall of Fame.

The ceremonies coincided with Centennial High School homecoming activities. Honored were:

• John McClellan, superintendent from 1976-2000 and now executive director of the Herb Brooks Foundation;

• Dave Dahl, Class of 1972, now chief meteorologist at KSTP-Ch. 5;

• Charlies Kratsch, Class of 1985, founder of the Infinite campus.

The district said the Hall of Fame honors alumni and supporters “who help make Centennial schools great.”



‘Monuments to Life’ cemetery tours ahead

The Anoka County Historical Society will conduct two more Monuments to Life cemetery tours this week. The society describes the tours as evenings filled with stories, traditions, art, characters, history and symbolism. The schedule:

• Thursday, Oct. 10, at Rice Lake Methodist Cemetery, on the south side of Birch Street, three-eighths of a mile east of Hwy. 49, Lino Lakes;

• Saturday, Oct. 12, at Forest Hill Cemetery, West Main Street, Anoka.

The tours begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 for each tour; they’re limited and must be bought in advance.

Tickets are available at the Anoka County History Center, 2135 3rd Av. N., Anoka., as well as online at www.anoka or by calling 763-421-0600.



‘Unity Day’ to feature screening of ‘Boys Cry’

The locally produced film “Boys Cry” will be shown at a Unity Day celebration set for 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Hennepin Technical College, 9000 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Park.

Unity Day is part of Anti-Bullying Month, and “Boys Cry” addresses bullying and other issues facing young African immigrants in schools. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion including Reggie Anderson, maker of the film, and others working against bullying in schools.

The event is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Brooklyn Park Human Rights Commission in partnership with the college and the organization STOPP.



Adaptive athletics marks 30 years

This school year marks the 30th anniversary of the Robbinsdale-Hopkins-Mound-St. Louis Park Adapted Athletics program.

Helping to mark the anniversary will be a soccer game set for 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, at Armstrong High School.



‘Music Night’ event set for Thursday

The Columbia Heights Recreation Department is hosting another “Music Night in the Heights” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10.

The free event is open to local musicians who would like to share their talents by performing in an open-mic setting, as well as those who would like to enjoy the show.

It will be at Murzyn Hall, 530 Mill St. in Columbia Heights. For more information, call 763-706-3733.



Community wellness program is Saturday

“Get Fit Fridley” is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Fridley Community Center, 6085 7th St.

The second annual community wellness fair will offer fitness classes, health screenings and more. Free events will include juggler Mike Monson, outdoor activities, vision and hearing screenings and massage demonstrations. Flu shots will be offered.

The health fair is hosted by Fridley Public Schools Community Education, the city recreation department and Allina Health. For more information, contact Stephen Keeler at 763-502-5106.