Dental practice opening in Falcon Heights

Coming to Falcon Heights-a new dental practice.

Dentists Dr. Tami Pham and Dr. Bernard Bomberg on Feb. 3 will open Hamline Family Dental, at the corner of Hamline and Larpenteur avenues.

Pham and Bomberg are moving their 20-year practice to Falcon Heights after operating Snelling Ave Dental at 604 Snelling Ave. S. Their new clinic name reflects their new business location.

Como Park student chosen for institute program

A student-teacher team from St. Paul’s Como Park High School and Murray Middle School has been selected to participate in a unique program that will take them to Hawaii this summer. Samuel Skinner and his teacher, Courtney Major, were recently selected as one of 16 teams from across the United States to participate in the second annual Sacrifice for Freedom: World War II in the Pacific Student & Teacher Institute.

The program, coordinated through National History Day, is sponsored by Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum, the USS Missouri Memorial Association and Pacific Historic Parks.

Salivating for Salvias

Neighborhood horticulturist Mary Maguire Lerman will lead a talk titled “Salivating for Salvias” to the St. Anthony Park Garden Club. Her talk is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. on Feb. 4 at St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, 2323 Como Ave. The event is open to the public.

New Raymond Avenue Gallery show

The artistic works of Janel Jacobson and Stuart Loughridge will be on display from Feb. 14 to April 17 at the Raymond Avenue Gallery, 761 Raymond Ave. An opening reception for the two artists will be 6 to 8 p.m. on Feb. 14. Regular gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Jacobson’s art focus is on making pottery; Loughridge’s mediums are oil paint, watercolor, graphite, ink, etching and serigraph.

QPR—Suicide Prevention class in St. Paul

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Minnesota is offering a free, one-hour presentation on suicide prevention titled “QPR-Suicide Prevention” at noon on Feb. 5 at its offices, 1010 University Ave. W. Suite 400. The program covers the three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide: question, persuade and refer. For information or to register, call 651-645-2948 or see “classes” at NAMI Minnesota is a non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of children and adults with mental illnesses as well as their families through its programs of education, support and advocacy.

Food scrap recycling in Falcon Heights

Ramsey County has opened a food scrap recycling site at the Falcon Heights City Hall parking lot, 2077 Larpenteur Ave. W. Residents may drop off food scraps, including meat and bones, and any goods marked “compostable in a commercial compost site” to this site. Free food scrap (organics recycling) starter kits and compostable bags are available at Falcon Heights City Hall. Starter kits are also available at any Ramsey County library or select St. Paul libraries while supplies last. To find any of the county’s 15 collection sites, go to its inter-active map.

Church gathers meds, toiletries for homeless

Jehovah Lutheran Church has launched its annual Caring Hearts drive to collect toiletries and over-the-counter medications for the St. Paul homeless. Needed items include shampoo, lotion, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant and meds such as Tylenol, cold/flu tablets, Ibuprofen, cough drops and children’s and adult’s vitamins. Winter clothing, such as hats and mittens, are also needed.

Bring donated items to the church at 1566 Thomas Ave. on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m.-noon or on a weekday by appointment (651-644-1421 or Items will be accepted through Feb. 23.

Tonic Sol-fa at Roseville High

The award-winning a cappella singing group Tonic Sol-fa will perform at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 at Roseville Area High School, 1240 County Road B2 W., Rose­ville. Advance tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students and seniors over 60. Day of the concert: $25.00 and $15.00 for students and seniors. Purchase tickets online at:

Tuesday with a Scholar series

The Roseville Library, 2180 N. Hamline Ave., is continuing its “Tuesday with a Scholar” series through Feb.18. Talks begin at 1 p.m. The series features scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their knowledge on specialized topics. All talks are free and no registration is required.

Here is the remaining schedule:

Feb. 4—Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis

Kirsten Delegard, who is affiliated with the Department of Geography, Environment and Society at the University of Minnesota, will talk about how structural racism shaped our urban landscape, blocking African Americans from critical avenues for wealth accumulation.

Feb. 11 and 18—Economic War: A History of Tariffs

St. Paul Pioneer Press economics columnist Ed Lotterman will talk about the history of economic tariffs in the United States, from Alexander Hamilton’s vision of economic protection to current measures imposed by the Trump administration. His second talk will cover tariffs and the global economy.

This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Minnesota with the financial support of Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund and the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries. Admission is free to all programs, and no registration is required for members of the community.

Authors appearing at Winding Trail Books

Two authors are scheduled to appear during February for readings and book signings at Winding Trail Books, 2230 Carter Ave. The schedule is:

Thursday, Feb. 6

6-7 p.m.

Dennis and Karen Vinar, authors of “How did you Find Me After All These Years?”

Book discussion and signing. A story of love, separation and a reuniting.

Saturday, Feb. 15

10-11:30 a.m.
Stories and Art with Miss Jennie
Children’s event
Ages 1-6 but all ages are welcome.

Thursday, Feb.20

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Author Beth Dooley will discuss her cookbook “Sweet Nature—A Cook’s Guide for using honey and maple syrup. Honey and Maple Syrup”.

Books will be available for purchase and signature.

Thursday, Feb. 27

6:00-7:00 p.m.
Dr. Heidi Kopacek will discuss her book “Soothe your Mind-Body-Spirit guide for dealing with Crappy Emotions.”

Books will be available for purchase and signature.

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