Calendar – December 15, 2011

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Dining out

Fish fry at Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington — Every Friday: 5 to 9 p.m. at 1114 American Blvd. Cost is $10.95. Call (952) 888-1492 for reservations.

Chicken and rib dinner at Knights of Columbus Hall, Bloomington — Every Wednesday: 5 to 9 p.m. at 1114 American Blvd. Cost is $10.95. Call (952) 888-1492 for reservations.

KC Lumberjack breakfast at Mary, Queen of Peace, Rogers — December 18: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at 21304 Church Ave.

Breakfast with Santa at St. Mary, St. Paul — December 18: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 261 E. Eighth St. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Pancake breakfast at Immaculate Conception, Columbia Heights — December 18: 8:30 to 11:45 a.m. at 4030 Jackson St. N.E. Free will offering.

Parish events

Concert featuring parish instrumentalists and The Porch Pickers bluegrass band at St. Rose of Lima, Roseville  — December 16: 7 p.m. at 2090 Hamline Ave. Treats will be served after the concert.

Prayers/ liturgies

Compline prayer at Assumption, St. Paul — Sundays through December 18: 7 p.m. at 51 W. Seventh St. The half-hour ecumenical prayer service will be sung by the Minnesota Compline choir. For information, visit http://www.minnesotacompline.org.

Advent Vespers with the Sisters of St. Joseph at St. Catherine University chapel, St. Paul — Sundays through December 18: 4:30 p.m. at 2004 Randolph Ave. For information, visit http://csjprayer.net/advent-vespers-2011.

Taizé prayer service at St. Hubert, Chanhassen — December 15: 7 p.m. at 8201 Main St.

Live Nativity at Our Lady of Peace, Minneapolis — December 18: 4 to 7 p.m. at 5426 12th Ave. S. Features the manger scene with carolers, hot chocolate and cookies. Donations will be accepted for the local food shelf.

Live Nativity at St. Joseph, Miesville — December 18: 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 23955 Nicolai Ave. E. A light lunch will be served.

KC Rosary for Life on the feast of the Holy Innocents outside Planned Parenthood, St. Paul — December 28: Noon at the corner of Charles Avenue and Vandalia Street.

Blessing of timekeepers at St. Albert the Great, Minneapolis — December 31 and January 1: 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve and 9:30 a.m. New Year’s Day at the corner of E. 29th Street and 32nd Avenue S. Bring your Blackberry, iPhone or Android, your iPad, calendar or clock.  We’ll bless them as the good and useful tools they are for helping to keep us organized and on time, and commit ourselves to using our time thoughtfully in 2012.

Singles

Sunday Spirits walking group for 50-plus Catholic singles — ongoing Sundays: For Catholic singles to meet and make friends. The group usually meets in St. Paul on Sun-
day afternoons. For information, call Judy  at (763) 221-3040 or Al at (651) 482-0406.

Singles group at St. Vincent de Paul, Brooklyn Park — ongoing second Saturday each month: 6:15 p.m. at 9100 93rd Ave. N. Gather for a potluck supper, conversation and games. For information, call (763) 425-0412.

School events

‘A Very Hill-Murray Christmas’ variety show at Hill Murray School, Maplewood — December 15 to 18: 7 p.m. Dec. 15 , 16 and 17; 2 p.m. Dec. 18. Dinner Theatre Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $6 for children under 12. To order tickets, visit http://www.hill-murray.org.

NFP classes

Jan. 3 — St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul: Twin Cities FertilityCare -ovulation. To register call  (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 5 — Holy Family, St. Louis Park: Billings Ovulation Method – ovulation. To register call (612) 396-4019.

Jan. 9 — Fairview Oxboro Clinic, Bloomington: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 9 — Holy Family Academy, St. Louis Park: Couple to Couple League- sympto-thermal. To register call (612) 721-3791.

Jan. 9 — St. Stephen, Minneapolis: Espanol Billings Ovulation Method – ovulation. To register call (612) 767-7437.

Jan. 9 — St. Michael, Stillwater: Marquette – ovulation. To register call (651) 208-2893.

Jan. 10 — Lakeville Fairview Clinic, Lakeville: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 12    — Mary, Queen of Peace, Rogers: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 12    — St. Albert, Albertville: Couple to Couple League- sympto-thermal. To register call     (612) 721-3791.

Jan. 14    ­— U of M Fairview, Minneapolis: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 14    — St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton, Hastings: Couple to Couple League- sympto-thermal. To register call (612) 721-3791.

Jan. 18    — St. Joseph’s Hospital, St. Paul: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 18    — Mercy Hospital, Coon Rapids: Twin Cities FertilityCare – ovulation. To register call (651) 232-3088.

Jan. 19    — Holy Family, St. Louis Park: Billings Ovulation Method – ovulation. To register call (612) 396-4019.

Jan. 19 — St. Joseph’s Church, West St. Paul: Family of the Americas – ovulation. To register call (651) 224-1465.

Jan. 20    — St. John Neumann, Eagan:  Couple to Couple League- sympto-thermal. To register call (612) 721-3791.

Jan. 28    — St. Raphael, Robbinsdale: Couple to Couple League- sympto-thermal. To register call (612) 721-3791.

Other events

Advent retreat for healing at St. Paul, Zumbrota — December 17: Begins at 8 a.m. at 749 Main St. Retreat directors are Father Randal Kasel and Father Jim Livingston. Features two talks,  a healing Mass and individual prayer. Childcare will be offered. For information, call (507) 732-5324.

‘The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge’ Christmas play at Open Window Theatre, Minneapolis — December 15 to 18, 21 to 23 and 27 to 30: Wednesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at 1313 Chestnut Ave. For information call (651) 955-9123 or visit http://www.openwindowtheatre.org.

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