WEEKDAYS TO MARCH 20 — The gym at Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg is open to the public for walking between 6 and 9 a.m. Free coffee available.
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.
Free tax assistance
WEDNESDAYS TO APRIL 10 — Receive free tax assistance in the main dining room of The Harbor (300 N Faxon Rd, NYA) from 1 to 3:30 p.m. No appointment needed.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 — The support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church. All are welcome to attend.
Kindergarten at CES
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 — Central Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Registration at 6 p.m. This is for children who will be attending school in the fall of 2013. Kindergarten teachers, the principal, the school nurse and the bus supervisor will be on hand to meet parents and students. If unable to attend, call (952) 467-7300 for a registration packet.
St. Bernard’s fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 — St. Bernard School in Cologne will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, Feb. 22 from 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $9.50 per adult and $5.50 for children ages 5-10, and children 4 and under are free. Features home-made side dishes and desserts. Take-out orders available. A second fish fry will be held on Friday, March 22.
Raider TD Club
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 — The Raider Touchdown Club is meeting at Pizza Ranch at 7 p.m. Anyone with an interest in Raider football is welcome to attend.
MONDAY, FEB. 25 — Carver County Public Health is hosting an Immunization Clinic from 3-5 p.m. Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) 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.
KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 — The Ascension Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual fish fry at Ascension Church Social Hall from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Serving crispy Alaskan Pollack, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, beverages and dessert. Cost is $10.50 for adults and take outs, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids age 5 and under. Advance tickets are $9, and are available from Lano Equipment, KleinBank in NYA and Citizens State Bank in NYA.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 — A juvenile diabetes fundraiser will be held at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted (320 3rd Street S) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop craft and business vendors, take Easter pictures, enjoy a kids’ carnival and live music, take a massage, or participate in a silent auction and bake sale. Tim Blotz of Fox 9 News will be a guest speaker. All proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 — Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg (1815 County Road 50) is hosting a pancake breakfast from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All you can eat pancakes, sausage, applesauce and beverages. All proceeds will be given to support a LCMS missionary in South Africa and a missionary doctor through Samaritans Purse. Adults $7, ages 5-10 are $4, under 5 years free. Supplemental funds applied for through Thrivent.
St. John’s registration
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 — St. John’s Lutheran Preschool (27 1st Street NW, NYA) is hosting an Information and Registration Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Two and three-day sessions available for the 2013-14 school year. Children must be at least 3 years old by Sept. 1, 2013. Questions? Call (952) 467-3461 or see www.sjsnya.org. All are welcome.
Pork chop dinner
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 — 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.
Silent auction, dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 — Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg is hosting a silent auction and dinner with choice of smoked pork chops or turkey starting at 5 p.m. Hundreds of items available, including automotive, dining, entertainment, tools, sporting goods, home and garden and much more. Live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at State Bank of Hamburg, Chameleon Salon and at the school.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 — The Hamburg Lions will host a Spring Bingo at 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Hall. Cost is $8 for 25 games of bingo and meat raffle. Win turkeys, hams, sausages. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds used for various community and Lions-sponsored programs.
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 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.