City of Coon Rapids
Fresh Food Frenzy

Fresh Food Frenzy!

There's still time to sign up for the Fresh Food Frenzy class series! Your Yard - A Food Producing Paradise!

Using Permaculture (permanent agriculture) techniques, local resident, Marcia Baudino, has transformed her average Coon Rapids lot into a food producing paradise! She has raised beds to grow annual vegetables and an integrated permaculture design in the front yard which includes 140 fruit bushes. Using food she grows and some purchased from local farmers markets, Marcia fills
 her freezers with meals each season that sustain her family year-round. She will share her story, present photos and send you home with resources to get you started eating locally or growing your own groceries!

Class is Tuesday, April 18 - 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the Coon Rapids Civic Center.
$12. Sign up online.

Two other classes in the series will take place April 25 and May 2. Read more in the spring Parks and Recreation brochure.

Tree Sale

Tree Sale - Order Now

Celebrate Arbor Day with new, beautiful trees for your yard!

As part of the City’s 2017 Tree Sale, a wide variety of apple trees and shade trees will be available for purchase. Tree varieties available include: Ginkgo Autumn Gold, Honeylocust Skyline, Quaking Aspen, Japanese Tree Lilac, Linden Greenspire, Snow Sweet Apple, Sweet Sixteen Apple and Cherry Evans Bali.

The trees will be sold in bare root form ranging from six to eight feet in height. The cost varies, between $20 and $30, depending on the species of tree. Payment can be made on the day of tree pick-up. Cash or check only. Limit four trees per household.
Trees must be pre-ordered with the City Forester by Wednesday, April 26. 
Call 763-767-6455 to place your order. 

The trees will be available for pick up Friday, May 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Public Works Garage, 1831-111th Ave. NW. If you are not able to pick up your trees at this time, you may have a neighbor or friend pick them up for you. 

To see all of the tree varieties, visit the City's website.

Green expo

Green Expo - April 22, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Are you passionate about reducing waste? Do you want to learn about ways to conserve water at home? Are you interested in alternative energy options? Want to learn more about how solar power really works? Come to the Green Expo to learn all this and more from local experts in their fields.

The event is even bigger and better this year, and will be held in the National Sports Center, Sports Hall, which will provide even more space for larger displays.

Enjoy booths, displays and activities from local and regional sustainability-focused businesses. From alternative energy, to health and wellness, to reuse – there is something for everyone. Hands-on activities available for kids.

Saturday, April 22
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
National Sports Center, Blaine

For more information, visit the Green Expo website.

Ice Fantasy Skating Show

Ice Fantasy Skating Show - April 27-30

Show times:
April 27 – 29: 6:30 p.m.
April 30 – 2 p.m.

Guest Skaters

Watch fantastic skating talent as part of the 2017 Ice Fantasy skating show, “Skating Amongst the Pages!” Several local skaters will perform to a variety of songs, and don’t miss the popular father-daughter performance.

Guest Skaters: Nica Digerness & Danny Neudecker. Watch this pairs skating duo performing jumps, throws and other unique moves at the Saturday and Sunday shows!

Tickets: $9 adults, $7 students and seniors (65+) and children 4 and under are FREE.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit the Coon Rapids Ice Center website.

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