THE SAINT PAUL HIKING CLUB will gather for a three-mile “holiday romp” through downtown Saint Paul beginning at 11:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Joseph’s Grill, 140 S. Wabasha St. New members are welcome. For information, call Sharon at 651-207-5926.
SURLY BREWING, 520 Malcolm Ave. SE. in Minneapolis, will host a Memorial Blood Centers blood drive from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Blood and platelet donors may schedule an appointment by visiting mbc.org or by calling 1-888-448-3253. They will be entered in a drawing for a 55-inch TV and $25 streaming gift cards.
CAROLS FOR HANDBELLS AND HARP will be performed by the Bells of Hope during the worship service at 9:45 a.m. at House of Hope Presbyterian Church, 797 Summit Ave. Accompanying the adult handbell choir will be harpist Rhonda Grobe.
MORE THAN 1,600 DOGS in 197 breeds will compete for top honors at the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show on January 7-9 at Saint Paul’s RiverCentre. Special events include an “unleashed” dog exposition, a junior handling competition and guide dog and police K-9 unit demonstrations. The show will run from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5-$10, $25 for a family of four, free to children under age 5. Visit landolakeskennelclub.org.
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