Dogs such as this border collie will be featured at the Skyhoundz DiscDogathon, sponsored by the Twin Cities Disc Dog Club, at the Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse.

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North metro town briefs: Coon Rapids event will celebrate manufacturing

  • October 15, 2013 - 2:17 PM

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Event will celebrate manufacturing

A free showing of the film “Metal and Flesh” will be presented at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Anoka-Ramsey Community College in conjunction with Minnesota Manufacturing Week. The screening is part of a celebration of manufacturing and will be followed by a 7 p.m. question-and-answer session with “Monster” Mike Schultz, who is featured in the film. Schultz lost most of a leg in an accident several years ago, and later won medals in motocross using a prosthetic that he designed. He has since helped others.

After the q-and-a with Schultz, there will be a manufacturing expo from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public. It is intended to connect students, parents and others in the community with manufacturers.

The Coon Rapids campus is located at 11200 Mississippi Blvd. NW. In addition to Anoka-Ramsey CC, the evening is sponsored by Anoka Technical College, the Anoka Chamber of Commerce and the city of Coon Rapids.

Space is limited; for further information or to register, go to or


Oct. 19 is this month’s Recycling Saturday

This Saturday, Oct. 19, is Recycling Saturday in Blaine, a recycling drop-off event that’s held on the third Saturday of each month. It will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot by the old City Hall site, 9150 Central Av.

A wide variety of appliances, electronics, flourescent lamps, batteries, tires and other items are accepted. For some, there is no charge; others have fees.

No garbage or household hazardous waste will be accepted.

For further information, call 763-785-6192 or go to the city of Blaine website —


How do you move a lifetime of belongings?

Moving is not easy, especially for seniors and their families. So the Calvary Cooperative Center, a senior living community in Golden Valley, is offering a seminar, “Senior Moves Made Easy,” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24.

A panel of experts will address concerns about moving, packing, staging, real estate and other factors in making a move. The free seminar will be followed by a complimentary lunch.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Calvary Center Cooperative at 763-544-1090 or


Halloween dance for grades 5-7 is Oct. 25

A Monster Mash Teen Dance will be held Friday, October 25, for local youth in grades 5 to 7. The event, co-sponsored by the parks and recreation departments of New Hope, Crystal, Golden Valley and Robbinsdale, will run from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Crystal Community Center, 4800 Douglas Dr.

Youths who come in costume will get a treat and can participate in the costume contest. Winners will receive a Target gift certificate. Admission to the dance is $5 by Oct. 24 or $8 at the door.


Prostate cancer drugs discussed

A prostate cancer support group will meet next Wednesday, Oct. 23, at North Memorial Medical Center, 3300 Oakdale Av. N., Robbinsdale.

Rebecca Hodgson, oncology pharmacist at Humphrey Cancer Center, will discuss pros and cons of the drugs available to treat prostate cancer as well as new drugs in the pipeline.

The meeting will start at 5:30 p.m. in the Vance DeMonge classroom on the main floor plaza. The session is free, and wives and friends are welcome. For further information, call 612-388-3588.


Financial Advisory Council has three openings

The Robbinsdale Area school board has three openings on its Financial Advisory Council, which provides advice and support for the board and senior district administration. The seven-member council evaluates the district’s economic condition, helps develop budget assumptions and provides insights into the fiscal condition of the district, among other things. It presents an annual update to the board and the community.

Applicants for the volunteer positions should have a strong background in finance, economics and/or accounting, along with experience in school or business finance, and have no conflicts of interest. The application deadline is Oct. 31. New members will be appointed by majority vote of the school board in December.

To apply, visit the Robbinsdale Area Schools website — — and download the application form, or contact Mary Cebula at or 763-504-8012.

For further information about the council, contact Jeff Priess, the district’s executive director of business services, at or 763-504-8037, or Patsy Green, school board treasurer, at or 763-504-7992.


Rise’s new website is running

Rise Inc., a nonprofit that helps people with disabilities attain jobs and housing and fulfill other features of self-sufficiency, has redesigned its website. It invites people to check it out:

Rise has headquarters in Spring Lake Park but provides services throughout the north metro and beyond.


Parks and Rec to hold Pet Expo

The Plymouth Parks and Recreation Department will hold its second-annual Plymouth Pet Expo from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Plymouth Creek Center Fieldhouse, 14800 34th Av. N.

The event will feature more than 30 vendors specializing in pet care, pet rescues, merchandise and other products and services.

Twin Cities Disc Dog Club will hold the Skyhoundz DiscDogathon, a Frisbee competition, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Plymouth Police Department will hold K-9 demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Cost is $3; ages 12 and younger free. Proceeds will benefit the Plymouth Dog Park. For safety reasons, no pets will be allowed.

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