Mayer News for Jan. 24

Zion Lutheran School News

Zion Lutheran School will be celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on Sunday, Jan., 27, through Feb. 1. Join us for a worship service on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 a.m. At Mayer Lutheran High School’s Fine Arts Center. There is an open house all day on the 28th with a pizza, pop, performance that night, starting at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to come join in on the fun night of entertainment. There is a pre-school open house on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 3:30-7 p.m. Kindergarten round-up will be on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 6:30 p.m. We are sponsoring Pennies for Patients this year for our charitable organization.

Sandwich Service Project

On Wednesday, Jan. 30, the students at Zion Lutheran School will be making 1,000 sandwiches to support the 363 organization to feed the homeless on the streets of Minneapolis. This is the fourth year of participating in the event, and we need your help in order for this to be successful. There is a board in the back of the church that you can take a slip of paper for an item that you wish to donate. We need bread, meat, cheese, and ziplock baggies. Please have all items to Zion Lutheran School by Monday, Jan. 28. Thanks in advance for your generous donations and support of this wonderful service project.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile

On the day the American Red Cross Bloodmobile was in town, a water main near the Community Center broke, causing the Bloodmobile to shut down early. In spite of the inconvenience to many, a total of 46 pints of blood were collected. It is well to note that a 9 gallon pin was awarded to Deb Filbrandt.

Mayer Riverside 4-H Club

Have you and your children considered being active in your community but don’t know what you can do to make this a better town for young and old persons living here? How about joining the Mayer Riverside 4-H Club? New members are needed. This club is not only for rural persons, but for city folks as well. Give Melanie Menth a call at 612-749-0400 for added information. She can go into detail what is expected of all members and prospective new members. The 4-H Club Mission statement requires youth to reach their full potential working and learning in partnership with caring adults.

Mayer Moxie 2 Health Initiative 

The Mayer Moxie 2 Health Initiative program starts Jan. 24, and will run until March 21. This program is an eight-week physical activity program that will help you become more active. The city newsletter has all the information needed to join. The program starts at 6:30 p.m.

W-M Community Exercise Program

A 45-minute workout program is being held every Thursday morning at 9 a.m. In the Mayer Community Center. This is a fast-moving exercise routine for all couch potatoes. The program is for active older adults (like me) called stretch and flex. You can sign up by calling Community Ed at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. The instructor is Jill Hahn.

There is also a Gently Yoga session for us older people, which is held for one hour once a week at the Watertown Primary School. My husband and I have been in this class for 5 years. After this class, we continue with a 45-minute workout program given to us by the RSVP of the county which is a free class. It amazes me that more people don’t take part of these classes. I can vouch that these classes have done this old grandma a world of good in mind and body, namely that I can do things I couldn’t when I was a teenager.

Garbage Pickup Friday

Thee will be garbage pickup only on Friday, jan. 25. Have bins curbside by 7 a.m.

City Council to Meet

Members of the Mayer City Council will have a meeting on Monday, Jan. 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. In the Community Center.

– Mayer News is compiled and written by Cathy Stifter