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.
Thur., Oct. 18, 7 and 8 p.m. – The League of Women Voters Eastern Carver County will be hosting the following Candidate Forums:
• Senate District 47, 7 p.m. in the Carver County Commissioners Chambers, Carver County Government Center, 600 East Fourth Street, Chaska
• Carver County Commissioners – District 1 8 p.m. in the same location.
Thur., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. -We will have a meeting of National Alliance for Mental Illness at the Waconia Moravian Church, 209 2nd St. E.
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.
Sun., Oct. 21, 8 a.m. – noon – The New Germany Commercial Club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast at the village hall. All profits are put back into parks and children’s holiday parties.
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.
Chili and Soup Luncheon
Sat., Oct. 27, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – A Chili and Soup Luncheon and Bake Sale will be held at St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood (17725 53rd St., New Germany). Hosted by St. John LWML.
Sun., Oct. 28, 1:30 p.m. – The Lake Minnetonka Chapter of the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution), devoted to patriotism through historic preservation and education, will hold a workshop for prospective members from 1:30-3:30 p.m. A limited number of spaces are available; call 763-476-4572 to register. Bring your laptop, your applications, and your research. Wireless network.
Veterans Appreciation Dinner
Mon., Nov. 12, 6:30 p.m. – The Watertown-Mayer Boy Scout Troop 209 will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation dinner in the Community Center. Pizza will be served. RSVP 952-412-0762.