TUESDAYS 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.
THURSDAY, JAN. 24 — The NYA Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual banquet in the Oak Grove Senior Residence Community Room. Refreshments at 6 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m. and a presentation will follow at 7 p.m. Cost is $15 per person for chamber members and $20 for non-members. RSVP by Friday, Jan. 18 to NYA Chamber, PO Box 292, NYA MN 55368.
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.
Raider TD Club
SUNDAY, JAN. 27 — The Raider Touchdown Club will meet at 7 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in NYA. Anyone with an interest in Raider football is welcome to attend.
SUNDAY, JAN. 27 — St. Bernard’s School in Cologne is hosting a Catholic Schools Week Pancake Breakfast. Serving times are from 8 a.m. until noon. Menu includes pancakes, french toast, sausage, apple sauce and beverage. The breakfast is sponsored by the Ascension Knights of Columbus.
MONDAY, JAN. 28 — Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) is holding an immunization clinic from 3 to 5 p.m. Public Health provides immunizations to residents who do not have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations. Adult and childhood vaccines are available. A $14 fee is requested for the administration of each MnVFC vaccine. No one will be denied service if unable to pay. Call for information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.
TUESDAY, JAN. 29 — Have you ever wondered about carbon dating? How people could live to be 900 years old? If dinosaurs lived with man? How you can raise your children in today’s society? Brian Young, a nationally known speaker, author and founder of Creation Instruction Institute, will address these questions and more at the St. John’s Lutheran School auditorium (21 1st Street NW) at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30 — Agronomy planning for 2013: Are you prepared? Join the U of M Extension at the Cologne Community Center (1211 Village Parkway) prior to private pesticide applicator training for a local crops program focused on you and your operation’s needs. Feel free to come for either portion of the program. RSVP for meal count. Call the Carver County Extension office at (952) 466-5300 (press 0 for support staff). Email can be sent to Laura Kieser at email@example.com.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3 — The Knights of Columbus will be hosting bingo starting at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of the Ascension Social Hall in Norwood Young America. Fourteen games of bingo will be played. Come have some fun and try to win some great prizes. Cost is $6 for one card, $10 for two cards. Snacks and refreshments will be served.
MONDAY, FEB. 4 — St. John’s Lutheran Kindergarten Information and Registration Night is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. at St. John’s School. Parents of children that will be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2013 are invited and encouraged to attend. Activities are planned for the prospective kindergartners.
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.
MONDAY, FEB. 4 — Cologne Academy is hosting an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Come to learn how the Core Knowledge curriculum coupled with the character development program can best prepare your student for the 21st century. Cologne Academy is a Minnesota State Public School currently accepting applications for grades K-8. For more information, call (952) 466-2276 or visit www.cologneacademy.org.
Legion Aux. meeting
MONDAY, FEB. 4 — The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting. This will be the organization’s annual Valentine Party with the Peace Villa and Harbor residents. The Valentine Party will begin at 6 p.m. in the Peace Villa Social Room. Following the party the Auxiliary will hold its monthly meeting, all are invited to attend. Members, please note the time and location change. If anyone has questions, call LaVonne at (952) 467-3214.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7 — The third Annual Meeting of the Willkommen Heritage and Preservation Society will be held at the Heritage Center, located at 102 E Main St., NYA at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
Library book sale
THURSDAY, FEB. 14 TO SATURDAY, FEB. 16 — The Friends of the NYA Library will hold their annual February booksale during library hours. Many great books, DVDs and more are on sale for great prices. All proceeds are used by the Friends of the Library to enhance library service in Norwood Young America. Library hours during the sale are 1-7 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact the NYA Library at 467-2665.
NYA Lions steak fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 — The NYA Lions are hosting a steak from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Willkommen Memorial Park Pavilion in NYA. Meal includes steak, baked potato, salad and bread. Cost is $10. All proceeds will be donated locally.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 — The NYA Lions are hosting a pancake breakfast at the NYA Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meal includes sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce and, of course, great pancakes (including the Lions’ much-demanded blueberry pancakes) with real homemade maple syrup. Cost is a freewill donation. All proceeds go to projects and/or donations in the community.