Century Jazz Fest set for this weekend

Century College will host its 24th annual Jazz Festival Saturday and Sunday in the West Campus Theatre.

Jazz saxophonist Ed Calle -- who has performed with Rhianna, Gloria Estefan, Julio Eglesias, Extreme and Bobby Caldwell -- will appear with the 17-piece Century Jazz Ensemble for two shows: Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

Receptions before the shows, at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, will feature complimentary wine, cheese and dessert. The Joel Shapira Quartet will perform during the receptions.

Tickets are $20; student price is $10. Proceeds go to student scholarships through the Century College Foundation.

For more information, call Theresa Glass at 651-779-5531. Century College is at 3300 Century Av. N. in White Bear Lake.


Exhibit highlights historical maps

A Minnesota Historical Society traveling exhibit, "Minnesota on the Map," which features 12 historic maps from the society's collection and a video station, will be on display on Saturdays through March 9.

The Fridley Historical Society is adding a number of maps from its own collection that aren't ordinarily on display. The exhibit is at the Fridley History Center, 611 Mississippi St. in Fridley.

Families are welcome, and there will be activities for children. Admission is free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.


Fire & Ice Festival medal hunt begins

Plymouth's annual Fire & Ice Medallion Hunt will continue in the weeks leading up to the Fire & Ice Festival on Feb. 2 at Parkers Lake Park.

The 24th annual event, sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department, includes weekly clues to help Plymouth residents search for the medallion. There is no registration for the free event.

The resident who finds the medallion receives a $250 Visa gift card. Weekly clues will be on the city website, or call the Recreation Leisure Line at 763-509-5213 to hear the clues.

The first clue was released Jan. 10, and the other clues will be released on Thursday, on Jan. 24 and Jan. 31.

The medallion is hidden on city property, above ground, and part of it will be in plain view. The prize will be awarded Feb. 2. All Plymouth residents are eligible except city employees and their families.


Free family events planned at MacPhail

Musicians and a narrator will bring to life the children's book "Max Found Two Sticks" when the MacPhail Center for Music sponsors free Family Music Events from 10-11 a.m. and 11 a.m.-noon Saturday.

Through music by Minnesota composer Janika Vandervelde, children will be introduced to orchestra instruments and learn how they make their sound.

Before and after each concert, kids will get a chance to meet the musicians and try the instruments.

The MacPhail Center for Music is at 501 S. 2nd St. in Minneapolis. For more information, call 612-321-0100 or go to www.macphail.org/EVENTS.


High school class of 1963 plans reunion

The Anoka High School Class of 1963 is planning its 50th reunion, to be held the weekend of Sept. 13-15.

Notices will be sent to classmates, but for more information, send e-mail requests to anokaclassof63@gmail.com or call Susan Carolan (formerly Sue Ziegler), committee chair, at 763-784-7885.