Open skating at ice arena

Lichtscheidl Arena, 5530 N. 206th St., will have open ice from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 22; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 23, Thursday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Dec. 27; from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 29; from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 30; and from 2 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 31. $5 per skater. Call 651-464-0176.

Southwest JH choir to perform

The Southwest Junior High choir will perform at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19 in the high school auditorium (not at Southwest).

Jerry Biersback at senior dance

Enjoy mature music and camaraderie from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20 at American Legion Post 225, 355 W. Broadway Ave. $4 includes lunch. Call 651-464-2600.

Breakfast with Santa

Families are invited to breakfast with Santa, with seating from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Famous Dave’s, 49 SW 19th St. Free with food shelf donation. Tickets required; pick up in advance at ABRA Auto Body & Glass, Connexus Energy, Country Inn & Suites, Cub Foods, Famous Dave’s, Frandsen Bank & Trust, Holiday Station Store (west of I-35), Olson’s Sewer & Excavating Service, Taco John’s, Whitaker Buick GMC or Wilcox Chrysler. Sponsored by the Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and its West of the Freeway members. Call 651-464-3200.

Santa at Daniela’s 

Visit with Santa amid gourmet candy from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Daniela’s Chocolates, 145 S. Lake St. Call 651-464-4696.

Santa at Ecig Crib

Kids can visit Santa while parents check out the daily specials, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at Ecig Crib, 67 S. Lake St. Call 651-982-2700.