Snowshoe, ski rental available at parks

Snowshoe rental is available at the Bunker Hills Campground Visitor Center, Coon Rapids Visitor Center and the Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes.

Cross-country ski rental is available at the Bunker Hills Campground Visitor Center, Chomonix Golf Course and the Coon Rapids Dam Visitor Center. For updated grooming and trail conditions, call the cross-country ski hotline at 763-767-2827.


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 or call Susan Carolan (formerly Sue Ziegler), committee chair, at 763-784-7885.


Hand-held GPS units available for rent

Rent a hand-held GPS (global positioning system) or bring your own and travel around Coon Rapids Regional Dam Park following clue sheets.

Virtual geocaching involves finding a natural feature or fixed structure using GPS coordinates.

For more information, call 651-429-8007.


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 for Plymouth residents to 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 and Jan. 24 and 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 on Jan. 26.

Through music by Minnesota composer Janika Vandervelde, children will be introduced to orchestra instruments and learn how they make their sound. The audience will also help make music with singing and movement.

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

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