Blaine, MN News Bites

Posted on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 3:05pm.

I come across so many little bits of news during the average week so I decided this week to wrap them all up in one blog post.

Youth Baseball Clinic

This year’s Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinic is happening this Saturday, May 16 at Blaine Baseball Complex on Field 5.

This year marks the 55th that the Twins have offered this amazing opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of baseball -- throwing, hitting and fielding -- from the pros.

No pre-registration is necessary but make sure your child brings a glove. If it rains, head to the National Sports Center Sports Hall instead.

Clinics for kids ages 6 through 9 happen from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and those ages 10 through 16 get their clinic from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

For more information call Blaine Parks and Recreation at (763)785-6161. Keep updated on where the event will be held by calling the hotline at (763)717-2709.

 The Baseball Complex is located at 1150 Paul Parkway.

Compost It

Since Spring cleaning also includes cleaning up our Blaine yards, you may want to know what to do with all the grass, leaves and tree branches. The ideal disposal solution is to take everything to one of two Anoka County Compost sites. They ask that you do the following:

  • Show proof of Anoka County residency
  • Be prepared to pay the $5 fee for debagged leaves, garden waste and grass clippings (for upt to four cubic yards). It’ 50 cents a yard after that.
  • Keep tree waste separate from non-woody yard waste.

You are also welcome to take compost from the site, if there’s any left. Bring your own shovel and containers. To find out if there’s any available call (763)767-7964. Learn more about the compost site and fees by visiting Anoka County’s website.

World Fest

Blaine World Fest is coming up this weekend at Town Square Park. This is the 8th year for World Fest. Come out and join your neighbors for entertainment, food, art and exhibits. Organizers say it's an event to provide residents with a way to share cultural experiences. Plus, it’s fun!

The event happens this Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free and you can find details here.

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