1/3/13 NYA Community Events

Lions Steak Fry
FRIDAY, JAN. 4 — The Norwood Young America Lions are hosting a steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Willkommen Memorial Park Pavilion in Norwood Young America. Includes steak, baked potato, salad and bread. All proceeds donated locally.

KC Bingo
SUNDAY, JAN. 6 — The Knights of Columbus will be hosting bingo from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension Social Hall in Norwood Young America.  Come have some fun and try to win some great prizes. $6 for one card, $10 for two cards. Snacks and refreshments served.

Financial aid meeting
MONDAY, JAN. 7 — Central High School will host a financial aid parent meeting for all college bound  seniors and their parents at 7 p.m. in the high school media center. Featured presenter will be Kirsten Collins from the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. The meeting will focus on going through the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) item-by-item. Please bring any questions you may have about the FAFSA, and we will answer them at that time. Available financial aid programs and the application process itself will also be discussed.

Cologne blood drive
MONDAY, JAN. 14 — January is National Blood Donor Month, a time when the American Red Cross recognizes and thanks the millions of dedicated blood donors across the country for helping ensure a stable blood supply for patients in need. Locally, the Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Cologne Community Center (1211 Village Parkway South) from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Library storytime
TUESDAYS, JAN. 15 TO MARCH 26 — Family storytime for all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up at 11 a.m. at the Norwood Young America Library (314 Elm Street 467-2665). Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.

Pancake brunch
SUNDAY, JAN. 20 — The Hamburg Lions are hosting a pancake brunch     from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Hamburg Community Hall. Serving pancakes, eggs, sausage, applesauce and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults, $3 for children 5-10 and free for those under age 5. Proceeds will benefit new flags, poles and brackets for  the City of Hamburg.

Chili and auctions
SUNDAY, JAN. 27 — St. John’s Lutheran School in NYA is hosting an all-you-can-eat chili meal and silent and live auctions. Chili serving: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Silent auction: 10:30 a.m. to  1 p.m. Live auction at 1 p.m. Tickets ware $7 for adults, $5 for children 5-10, and free for those age 4 and under.

Library input meeting
SATURDAY, JAN. 12 AND SATURDAY, JAN. 19 — The Carver County Library needs public input on the direction the Library should take in planning for its services over the next five years. Anyone interested in having their voice heard should attend one of two sessions in the Chanhassen Library Wilder Room from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, or from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Waconia City Council Chambers on Jan. 19. For more information, contact Carver County Library Director Nick Dimassis at (612) 418-1864.

Soils 101 course
MONDAY, FEB. 4 — The University of Minnesota Extension in Carver, Hennepin, McLeod, and Wright counties are collaborating to offer a Soils 101 course at Crow River Coffee in Watertown. This course is an intensive, seven-hour class that provides a hands-on teaching environment for producers who want to learn more about the soils they farm. Class will start at 8 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Since class sizes are limited, please register early to ensure availability. A class brochure can be viewed online at: http://z.umn.edu/soils101.  For more information contact Laura Kieser by email at [email protected] or by phone at (952) 466-5306.