Tuesdays, 1 p.m. The Watertown Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. All 55+ welcome. Info: (952) 353-2432.
Thursdays, 6:45-7:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) of Watertown meets at the Watertown Community Center. Info: Dory at (952) 200-8655 or Debbie at (952) 955-3079.
Free Hot dinner at St. Paul’s
1st Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Please join St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Avenue. SW in Watertown) once a month for a wonderful full course hot dinner. All are invited every first Thursday of the month. Info: 955-1498.
Fridays, 6:40 a.m. The Tri-County Toastmasters Club meets at Crow River Coffee in Watertown. Improve your public speaking and communication skills. Info: K.J. at (952) 955-1623.
Wednesdays – The “JAM! Jesus and Me!” Wednesday afterschool program will be starting Sept. 12. This program is designed to help kids think bigger, better and grander thoughts about our awesome God! We will be studying God’s Word, teaching kids how to apply it to their lives, having fun with arts/crafts, music, skits, games and enjoying fellowship! $20/month, held at the WM elementary school. Please call Kathy at 955-2936 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to register.
Watertown Farmer’s Market
Fridays through Sept. 28, 3:30-6:30 p.m. – Located just east of the dam along the river at Rick Johnson Park. This Friday, Sept. 28, is the last day.
Mayer Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, 3-6 p.m. -The Mayer Farmers Market is located at the corner of Highway 25 and County Road 10 west at the Dakota Trail starting point.
Peace Lutheran Fall Bazaar
Sept. 28-29- Peace Lutheran Church will hold its Fall Bazaar and Bake Sale on Friday, Sept. 28, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Snap Fitness Building at 605 Lewis Ave. N. in Watertown. Homemade crafts, quilts, American Girl Doll clothes, woodworking, jewelry, scarves, baby items, greeting cards, canning, baked goods. Funds supplemented by Thrivent.
Sat., Sept. 29, noon-6 p.m. – St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3030 Navajo Ave. in Watertown, is hosting an old fashioned country picnic as a benefit for Pat and Bruce Mueller. They have been members of the Watertown community for 50 years. Pat’s illness and four years of dialysis have required more care from Bruce, making it difficult for him to work full time as a carpenter. Meal tickets $10 or $15 depending on selection. Live music, horse rides, hay rides, kids games, silent auction, ice cream sundae bar and root beer floats, and much more.
Sat., Sept. 29, 9 a.m. – It’s a community walk to support Christian Education right here in Carver County. Join the posse at Christ Community Lutheran School as we ride out West, Saturday, Sept. 29th on the Luce Line Trail. Registration is free and begins at 9am. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided to help you get started. The start/end location will be in the parking lot behind D’Vinci’s. All children must be accompanied by a parent/adult on this adventure. See Y’all down on the Luce Line!
Square Dance Saturday
Sat., Sept. 29, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. – Learn modern American square dancing. In just one Saturday at Watertown Primary School gym, you will easily learn the basic calls, all the while enjoying fun, fellowship, and good food. Potluck lunch and dinner are part of the fun. The party starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Solos, couples and families are welcome. For more information visit, www.westonkawhirlers.com or check the Watertown Community Education catalog. Fees for the day are $39 per person or $89 for a family. Pre-register at 952-472-0006 and get $5 off if you say you saw this invitation in this community calendar.
ICC Mental Health Workshop
Sun., Sept. 30, 1 p.m. –
Immaculate Conception Church is offering an educational event for families to learn more about depression. Speaker will be Benjamin Ashley-Wurtmann, Outreach Associate with the Mental Health Association of Minnesota. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Info: Dr. Ruth Peterson, Parish Nurse at ICC. (612) 751-6873
Thur., Oct. 4, Noon – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet for lunch at R&B Cafe. The monthly meeting will follow lunch. Visitors are welcome.
Marriage amendment discussion
Thur., Oct. 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – A Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment Sponsored by Waconia Moravian Church,209 East Second Street, Waconia. Pre-registration required. Online: www.mnchurches.org or By phone (952) 442-2920.
WMMS Book Fair
Oct. 4 and 9 – The Watertown-Mayer Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will be held Thursday, October 4 and Tuesday, October 9 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, held in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences. Many book for all ages available. Sponsored by W-M PTO.
St. Paul’s Salad Luncheon
Sat., Oct. 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – St Paul’s LWML of Watertown Salad Luncheon & Bake Sale will be held at the church, 505 Westminster Ave. SW. Ticket prices are $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 4-10. Children under 4 are free. Funds raised will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
Sat., Oct. 6 – A spaghetti dinner will be held for KJ McDonald of Watertown from 5 to 8 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. Free will offering; proceeds will be used for medical bills related to metastatic melanoma. All welcome.
Norwest Deanery Council of Catholic Women
Mon., Oct. 8, 5:30 p.m. – The Norwest Deanery :Council o Catholic Women will meet for their fall gathering on Monday, Oct. 8, at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, 300 1st. Ave. NW, Buffalo. Registration at 5:30, Liturgy at 6 p.m., and lunch and program at 6:45 p.m. Guest speakers from the ACCW. Cost for the evening is $8. Reservations can be made by calling Lois at 763-682-5279.
Country Music Show
Sat., Oct. 20 – A two-hour country music show featuring Red Johnson, “country music with a heart,” and cowboy poet Rich Bellert will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Waconia. Event includes tribute to the late Walt Schmakel. Tickets: $10, available in advance at the club or at the door. All welcome.
St. Paul’s Winter Clothing Drive
Sun., Oct. 21 and 28 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Watertown will be collecting coats, mittens, hats and gloves in gently used or new condition for distribution to those in need in November. Collection days will be oct. 21 or 28 at the church from noon to 2 p.m.
Hanson’s Haunted Barn
Sat., Oct. 27, 6:30-9:30 p.m. – Wagon rides, kids activities and haunted barn tours. Food donations to Friends For Life Food Shelf, money donations to MN Chapter MS Society. All are welcome at Hanson’s Fun Farm, 14880 50th St. in Mayer.