CCN Community Calendar for Feb. 21

Senior Club

Tuesdays, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Senior Club meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. All 55+ welcome. Info: (952) 955-2697.


TOPS meetings

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.


Tri-County Toastmasters

Fridays, 6:45 a.m. – The Tri-County Toastmasters Club meets at the Watertown Community Center near the south entrance. Improve your public speaking and communication skills. Info: Chuck Charnstrom. at 952-955-2963


JAM! Jesus and Me!

Wednesdays – Program designed to help kids think bigger, better and grander thoughts of our awesome God!  Meets every Wednesday at Peace Lutheran Church in Watertown from 3-6 p.m.  A time for all kids in grades 1-5 to grow in their own personal relationship with Jesus Christ and learn how to build Christian relationships with others.  We will be studying God’s Word, teaching how to apply it to their lives, having fun with arts/crafts, music, skits, games and fellowship!  Also homework time and light supper served.  Suggested donation of $25 for the year.  Please sign up with Kathy Maas at or 952-955-2936.


CCLS Registration event

Thur., Feb. 21, 6:30 p.m. – Christ Community Lutheran School Kindergarten Roundup & Preschool Open House for the 2013-14 School Year is scheduled for Thursday. To register for kindergarten, children must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013. For preschool, children must be 3 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2013 and be fully potty trained. Parents of Kindergarten age children in the community are invited to attend to find out how making a choice for private, Christian education for your child can make a tremendous difference in your lives. CCLS offers a full-time, five day a week Kindergarten program that will stimulate your child’s love of learning in a small school environment. Tuition assistance is available.  Contact the school office for more information at or by calling 952-955-1419. CCLS is located at 512 County Road 10 in Watertown.


NAMI meeting

Thur., Feb. 21, 7 p.m. – The support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet on Thursday, Feb.21, at the Waconia Moravian Church.  Come and join us.


Family movie

Fri., Feb. 22, 6:30 p.m. – The Watertown-Mayer PTO will host Family Movie Night at the Elementary School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Hotel Transylvania will begin at 7 p.m. FREE Entry. Reasonably priced concessions. Open to the public. All students must be supervised by a parent or a sibling who 16 or older.


Arsenic and Old Lace

River City Theatre Company presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace” at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. Feb. 22, 28 and March 1: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24, March 2: 2 p.m. Adults: $6, youth (17 & under): $5.


Schwichtenberg benefit

Sat. Feb. 23, 4:30-7:30 p.m. – Bruce and Darlene Schwichtenberg are lifelong residents of Carver County. A few days ago Bruce’s Auto Mechanic’s tools and equipment, accumulated over 25 years, were lost in a shop fire.  Friends of the Schwichtenbergs are sponsoring a Chili feed/contest on their behalf, on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Waconia American Legion, 233 Olive St South, Waconia. Suggested donation: $15 for adults – $10 for ages 14 and under – children 6 and under free. If entering the contest please call 952-467-3929  by Feb. 21 to register your chili or for donation info.


Waffle Breakfast

Sun., Feb. 24, 9 a.m. – noon. – Delano Council 4653 Knights of Columbus and the St. Mary of Czestochowa’s men’s club will be having a waffle, sausage and French toast breakfast at St. Mary of Czestochowa (1867 95th St. off Cty. Rd., 13, Rural Delano). The proceeds will go to the Knights of Columbus Seminarian Fund. The cost is a free will offering.


French Toast breakfast

Sun., Feb. 24, 10-11:30 a.m. – St. Peter Lutheran Church will host a French Toast Breakfast featuring fresh strawberries and pineapple, apple sauce, sausage, lemonade, milk and coffee. Breakfast is from 10-11:30 a.m., feel free to join for worship at 9 a.m. Free will offering. Located at 3030 Navajo Rd., Watertown. 952-955-1679.


Immunization Clinic

Mon., Feb. 25, 3-5 p.m. – Carver County Public Health Immunization Clinic will be held at 600 E 4th ST, Chaska, to provide 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.


Juvenile Diabetes Fundraiser

Sat., March 2, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Spring into Action and help find a cure at the juvenile diabetes fundraiser at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted. Shop at the many crafters and small business vendors. Easter pictures taken by Duran Photography. Carnival games, face painting, and more. Live music by country duet Jolie and Bill. Massages by Montrose Chiropractic. Silent Auction and bake sale. Guest Speaker Tim Blotz from Fox 9 News.


Pet adoption day

Sat., March 2, noon-3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO, in Chaska. Kittens, and cats ages 4 months to 9 years-old will be available. There will be tuxedo, solids, bicolored, tabby, tortie cats to choose from and a few that are declawed. A blind kitten will also be there. Dogs four months to 10 years will be there. Some of the dogs include: Chihuahua, border collie, pointer, husky, pitbull mix, beagle mix, terrier mix, black lab mixes, and Heinz 57 mixes. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees are $175+ for cats and $200+ for dogs. Call the Society for more information on adopting a homeless pet: 952-368-3553, or visit our web site,


Firearms training

Class registration, Sunday, March 3rd, 1:00-3 p.m.  Location Watertown Rod and Gun Club.  Class dates; 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/14, 3/19, 3/21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.  Field Day Saturday 3/23, 8 a.m. Must be 11 years of age or older before class start date to be eligible to take this class.  Info; or Cory 218-218-3228


Tax help dates

The Carver County Library is sponsoring tax help dates, including several in Watertown, which will be held at Trinity Church,  513 Madison Street SE, on Thursdays,  March 7, 21 and April 11, from 9 a.m. to noon. Please do not contact the church for info. No appointments –  First Come – First Served. E-filing at all locations.   Bring with you: Copy of 2011 tax return, all tax forms received in mail, W-2 forms, 1099’s, CRP or Property Tax Statement, SSA, etc. CCL Volunteer Tax Counselors are trained by the IRS, Minnesota Department of Revenue, and AARP Foundation and must be certified by the IRS to counsel. Taxpayers with unusual and complex tax questions should seek help from the IRS or a paid preparer.


Walk to music

Sat., March 9, 3-5 p.m. – Left allemande. Right and left grand. Solos, couples, and families–experience for yourself all the fun and exercise that popular American square dancing offers today.  No partner needed. Learn a few basic calls in just two hours while dancing to all types of music including Johnny Cash, Elvis and gospel.  No previous dance experience required. Wear comfortable shoes and casual attire.  Door prizes!  Watertown Primary School. For more information, visit Only $5 per person or $15 for a family. Pre-register at 952-472-0006 or


Pork Chop Dinner

Sun., March 10, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – A pork chop dinner will be held at Mayer Lutheran High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults: $10, 6-12 years: $5, under 6: free. Sponsored by Carver County LLL and Orphan Grain Train. Grilled by Carver County Pork Producers.


Library Computer Classes

Wednesdays in April – Hands-on computer training for beginners!  These classes are geared to those who have little or no experience with computers.  Each class lasts approximately 2 hours.     Classes are taught by volunteers.    Call to register  952-955-2939. Computer Basics: Wednesday, April 3  6-8 p.m.  Internet Basics: Wednesday, April 10,  6-8 p.m. E-mail Basics, Wednesday, April 17,  6-8 p.m.