It is getting toward the time when planning starts for the New Year. Each year it is my privilege to give a little challenge to read the Holy Scriptures more. It has probably been 30 years or more since I started to read the Bible through each year.
A truth in taxation hearing hosted by Ramsey County, the city of St. Paul and the St. Paul Public Schools will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, in the Great Hall of Arlington Senior High School, 1495 Rice St.
The St. Paul Public School District is offering gifted services testing sessions to all kindergarten through fifth grade students who live in St. Paul and attend public, private, parochial, charter or home schools.
Three sites will remain open to the public on a limited basis from December through March. Two sites in St. Paul (Midway and Frank & Sims) and the White Bear Township site are open one weekend per month, on Saturdays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 900 Stillwater Road in Mahtomedi, presents Conrad Susa's beloved "Carols & Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest" performed on Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. by the VocalEssence Ensemble Singers with harp, guitar and marimba under the direction of Philip Brunelle.