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Fridley Event Services

Looking for a place to host your next event?

Rental opportunities are available through Fridley Event Services. Our facilities are an excellent option for any group large or small!

Whether you are planning to host a conference, banquet, meeting, training, private party, performance (theatre, dance, and concert) or athletic event we have the space that is right for you! Our facilities are conveniently located, easily-accessible and fully serviced.

We can accommodate groups looking for a location to meet once, weekly, monthly, or annually. Our service stands out because of the personal attention our customers receive in all phases of the planning process as well as during and after their event.

Our goal is to partner with you in each stage of the planning process to ensure your event is the absolute best it can be!

Our facilities include the following amenities:
• LCD panels
• Sound system
• Wireless microphones
• High speed, wireless internet

Information, Tours and Bookings

Maggie Chandler, Coordinator
Fridley Community Center
6085 Seventh Street NE
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5104

Dan Wold, Auditorium & Events Coordinator
Fridley District Auditorium
6000 West Moore Lake Drive
Fridley, MN 55432
Phone: 763 502-5631



6085 Seventh Street NE Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately one mile
north of Highway 694 on 61st Ave NE


6000 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 1/2 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.


6100 West Moore Lake Dr. Fridley, MN 55432
Conveniently located approximately 3/4 mile
north of Highway 694 West Moore Lake Dr.


From building circuits to making mini-catapults, the activities at Stevenson Elementary School’s Science and Engineering Night fueled an interest in science and technology - igniting the creative minds of over 400 students and their families.

The event, held on March 14, 2019, offered a multitude of activities that filled the classrooms, gymnasium, and media center at Stevenson. The activities were provided through a partnership with the Works Museum, an interactive technology and science museum located in Bloomington, Minn.

Students constructed shapes and models with Wedgits, which are building blocks that add geometry and symmetry to the construction process. Their excitement was palpable as they completed wire circuits with batteries which powered fan motors and mini-light bulbs. The students also tackled the “Super Stick Structure Challenge,” working together to build free-standing structures with sticks and rubber bands. Across the entire school, students and parents could be found using their critical thinking skills to build, design, create and experiment.

“We wanted to provide an opportunity for our students and their families to engage in activities that would foster a love for science and engineering,” said Veronica Mathison, the school’s International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) Coordinator. “It was amazing to see all families working together to design products and problem-solve throughout the process.”

As an IB World School, all students at Stevenson Elementary learn from the inquiry-based PYP framework. Through engaging activities and lessons at Science and Engineering Night, students were encouraged to be curious and experiment as lifelong learners. Families were also able to take home projects and ideas that students can work on at home.

Mathison said the school is incredibly grateful to the teachers, parents, and staff members who volunteered to make the event possible.

She added that feedback from families was overwhelmingly positive. “We were so thrilled with the number of students and families who came out to participate. Thank you to everyone who attended!” said Mathison.





Fridley High School senior Nadia Hawkins was thrilled to receive her acceptance notification to Carleton College, one of the most prestigious liberal arts colleges in the nation. However, the letter that followed a few days later far exceeded her expectations - Nadia received more than $70,000 in grant and scholarship funds from the college.

“I felt so relieved,” said Nadia. “After my initial visit there, I absolutely loved it and it became my number one choice, but I knew it was going to be expensive. I just wasn’t expecting such a big number!”

When Nadia was applying to colleges in the fall, she added Carleton to her Common Application, an online admissions portal that allows students to apply to multiple colleges and universities. Before she finished, she was contacted by a Carleton College admissions officer, who highly encouraged her to consider the school. Carleton, located in Northfield, Minn., is a small, private liberal arts college known for rigorous academics, selective admissions, and notable alumni.

“The Carleton admissions officer told me that I reminded her of herself based on my application and college essay,” said Nadia. In Nadia’s essay, she wrote about how emotions cannot be used as a reliable source of evidence in arguments.

“Emotions strengthen arguments beyond our ability to oppose them. You can’t necessarily measure one person’s emotions in comparison to another’s. I argued that if you are going to use them as a reliable source of evidence, then they have to be backed up by facts,” she said. “She read my essay and said it reminded her of what she learned at Carleton, and if this is something I’m interested in, then I should look into the school,” Nadia said.

The topic of Nadia’s creative college essay prompt stemmed from a final project she completed in Theory of Knowledge (ToK), an International Baccalaureate (IB) class, during her junior year at Fridley High School. The final essay required students to compare and contrast the different areas of knowledge. Throughout the years, projects completed in ToK have allowed multiple Fridley High School students to earn valuable opportunities, like presenting their projects as TED-Ed Talks at worldwide conferences in New York City and Vancouver.

After the admissions officer arranged her campus visit, complete with transportation and class sit-ins, Nadia immediately settled on her decision to attend Carleton.

“I really liked the whole environment there,” she said. “The climate actually reminded me of Fridley. People were supportive and are there to help - there was a real sense of community.”

Nadia said she has always wanted to attend a prestigious college like Carleton. In preparation for college-level academics, she enrolled in Fridley High School’s IB Diploma Programme (DP) and is currently working to earn her IB Diploma. The IB DP is offered to juniors and seniors at Fridley High School and requires an extensive amount of coursework, lengthy essays, difficult exams and hours of community service, along with internal and external assessments. Students who take advantage of this opportunity often stand out to college admissions officers, as the program is known worldwide as a challenging, intellectual experience, and readily prepares high school students for the academic rigor of college classes.

“It’s been stressful, but I’m definitely learning a lot in terms of time management and work ethic,” said Nadia. “I’m thankful now because I know how to approach writing for big projects, studying for important midterms, and balancing coursework. I feel ready to walk into college classes with this experience.”

Nadia added that the fundamentals of the IB curriculum framework have helped to develop her as a person.

“I would recommend this path to other students because I’ve learned so many skills from being at an IB school. I know how to defend my opinions, look at everything from different perspectives, and how certain subjects can be interpreted based on different factors,” she said. “I’ve become more open-minded and my international view is different.”

In addition, Nadia is highly-involved in multiple clubs and activities. She is treasurer of the Student Council and has participated in theater, Improv club, speech team, Youth In Government, Gay-Straight Alliance, and Tigers United, a culturally and linguistically responsive team of students who provide feedback to teachers and staff in regard to positive school culture.

When considering majors, Nadia has a breadth of interests that she wants to explore, including English and history, but she’s currently leaning toward biology.

“Right now, I’m leaning towards becoming a doctor,” said Nadia. “I want to do research and solve the world’s problems, particularly in genetic conditions and disorders.”

Nadia added that she is thankful for her support system, which includes her mother and two sisters, as well as the helpful teachers, staff and classmates at Fridley High School.

Congratulations, Nadia, and we wish you best of luck at Carleton College!

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