The Three Rivers Figure Skating Club and the Brooklyn Park and Champlin Skating Schools will present their annual ice show this Friday and Saturday, April 11-12.

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  • April 8, 2014 - 3:00 PM

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25th anniversary ice show this weekend

A trio of skating organizations will present their annual ice show this weekend at the Brooklyn Park Community Activity Center.

Three performances of “That Was Then — This Is Now,” by the Three Rivers Figure Skating Club and the Brooklyn Park and Champlin Skating schools, will be given: at 7 p.m. Friday, April 11, and 1 and 6 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

The event will mark the 25th anniversary of the ice show. It will feature 80 skaters, from Brooklyn Park, Maple Grove, Osseo and Anoka.

Tickets are $5 presale and $6 at the door for students ages 5-17 and people age 60 and over, and $8 presale and $9 at the door for adults 18-59. Advance tickets can be bought at the main window of the Community Activity Center, which is located at 5600 85th Av. N., Brooklyn Park.


School District to offer coaches clinic

The Anoka-Hennepin School District will host a free youth coaches workshop on Monday, April 14. Coaches and booster club members are invited to attend the session, titled “Why We Play.” It will run from 5:45 to 9 p.m. at the Coon Rapids High School auditorium, 2340 Northdale Blvd. NW., Coon Rapids.

The district is teaming up with the Anoka-Hennepin Education Foundation and the Minnesota State High School League to organize the event.

Presenters will discuss the importance of responding to mistakes positively and defining success by more than the numbers on the scoreboard.

Coaches may register to attend online through Anoka-Hennepin Community Education at www.discovercommu


Anoka Tech instructor gets MnSCU honor

Christina Wilson, a nursing instructor at Anoka Technical College, is one of 30 people named Outstanding Educators for 2014 by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system.

Wilson and the others will be honored by the MnSCU Board of Trustees at a ceremony on April 23. Wilson, a Nursing Assistant and Practical Nursing instructor at Anoka Technical College since 1991, was nominated by ATC President Kent Hanson.

Civil War event scheduled Saturday

Reenactors will present “Civil War Camp and Ladies Aid Society” from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Rum River Library in Anoka. The event will re-create the life of soldiers away at camp as well as an Aid Society meeting back home.

It is presented by the Anoka County Historical Society, and no registration is required. For further information, call 763-576-4695 or go to www.anoka


Green Expo is coming on May 10

The annual Green Expo on sustainable living is set for Saturday, May 10, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Schwan Center on the campus of the National Sports Center, 1750 105th Av. NE in Blaine. The event will feature educational topics, products and speakers, among other things. Admission is free.

Columbia Heights

Team effort by city to help kids in need

The Columbia Heights police and fire departments and community partners are raising money to buy clothes, personal care hygiene items, canned and non-perishable foods for local children in need. The Clean, Fed and Warm “fun raiser” will run from 5 to 8 p.m. April 30 at the Columbia Heights Public Safety Center, 825 41st Av. NE.

The event includes live music, police and fire department demonstrations, a silent auction and a casual dinner of hotdogs, chips, soda or water.

Financial contributions of $10 per person or $20 per family will be accepted at the event or at PayPal.Com or Donated items can be dropped off at SACA Food Shelf, 627 38th Av. NE. in Columbia Heights, or the Public Safety Center. For more information, call 763-789-2444.

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College hosts suicide prevention workshop

Anoka-Ramsey Community College will offer a free suicide prevention workshop on Wednesday, April 16.

Two one-hour sessions will be offered, starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Legacy Room on the Coon Rapids campus, 11200 Mississippi Blvd. W.

Presenters include licensed psychologist Davin Maijala and Nikki Jagodzinski, a suicide-prevention coordinator. Both are from St. Cloud State University.

Participants will learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and learn skills to intervene to help a friend or relative. The public is welcome to attend.

Nationally, suicide is the third-leading cause of death among 15- to 24-year-olds.

new hope

April 17 open house on proposed HyVee

New Hope will hold an open house on Thursday, April 17, so residents can see the concept plan for a Hy-Vee grocery store on the former Kmart site at 4200/4300 Xylon Av. N. The event will take place from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at New Hope City Hall, 4401 Xylon Av. N.

The City Council recently approved a preliminary development agreement for the site with Anderson Cos. and Hy-Vee. Anderson Cos. proposes a 90,000-square-foot Hy-Vee store that would include a sit-down restaurant, deli, liquor store, pharmacy and organic food section.


Prostate cancer group to meet April 23

A prostate cancer support group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 23, at North Memorial Medical Center, 3300 Oakdale Av. N., Robbinsdale. Dr. Christopher Weight, a urologist from the University of Minnesota, will speak to the group, and a question-and-answer segment will follow. There is no charge, and wives and friends are welcome to attend. For further information, call 612-388-3588.

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