TUESDAY/DECEMBER 28

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.

WEDNESDAY/DECEMBER 29

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.

SUNDAY/JANUARY 2

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.

FRIDAY/JANUARY 7

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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