Tree will be lit Saturday at City Hall

Anoka will hold its annual tree lighting ceremony from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the City Hall Plaza.

The event will include bonfires, music, horse-drawn trolley rides, Santa's arrival at 5:15 p.m. and more. The tree will be lit at 6 p.m.


Movie fundraiser for Library Foundation

The Alfred Hitchcock film "The Trouble with Harry" will be shown at the Heights Theater on Sunday as a fundraiser for the Columbia Heights Library Foundation.

First Four will perform at 1 p.m., and the movie will follow at 1:30. In addition, a silent auction with a mystery theme will be held. Tickets are $10, and proceeds will help to build a new library.

The Heights Theater is located at 3951 Central Av. NE. in Columbia Heights. Advance tickets can be bought at Northeast Bank, Heights Theater, Columbia Heights City Hall, Columbia Heights Safety Building and from Cliff Shedlov at 612-251-9557 and Marlaine Szurek at 763-788-4506.


Camden Music School sing-along is Saturday

Camden Music School will hold its eighth annual Holiday Concert & Sing-Along, Craft and Bake Sale on Saturday at CMS/Camden, 3751 Sheridan Av. N. in Minneapolis.

The event begins at 4 p.m., and both singers and "just listeners" of all ages are welcome. In addition to the sing-along selections, there will be several performances by local musicians, a song or two for small kids, and a mass chorus of Handel's "Messiah."

All proceeds from the bake and craft sales will go to the CMS Scholarship Fund to provide tuition assistance to individuals and families. The Scholarship Fund is a sponsored project of Our Neighborhood Works, www.our

For more information, call 612-618-0219, go to or e-mail info@camdenmusic


QCTV offers sports webcasts, broadcasts

QCTV, community television serving Anoka, Andover, Champlin and Ramsey, is providing live webcasts of every high school sports event it records this winter.

The webcasts are available at Many of the events also are being broadcast live on Ch. 15.

Coming up during the next week on the QCTV webcast schedule are a girls' basketball game between Spring Lake Park and Champlin Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, girls' basketball between Champlin Park and Andover at 7 p.m. Friday, and boys' hockey between Duluth East and Anoka on Tuesday. The Champlin Park-Andover and Duluth East-Anoka games also will be carried live on Ch. 15.

For further information, go to


Band donations top expectations

The Nov. 16 "Beatlemania" concert held to raise funds for new uniforms for the Robbinsdale Cooper Marching Band brought in more than $15,000, organizers said.

Prostate cancer group to meet Dec. 5

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. next Wednesday, Dec. 5, at North Memorial Outpatient Center, 3435 W. Broadway, Robbinsdale. This will be a combined November and December meeting.

Members and caregivers will review 2012, share their personal journeys with prostate cancer and plan for 2013. All ideas and suggestions are welcome.

The meeting is free, and wives and friends are welcome. For further information, call 612-388-3588.