CCN Community Calendar for Feb. 28

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.


Mayor’s listening session

Sat., March 2, 8:30-9:30 a.m. – Charlotte Johnson, Watertown’s mayor, will be available at Watertown’s R&B Cafe (Lewis Avenue South) to offer Watertown citizens an opportunity to visit with her about citizens’ suggestions and concerns. This listening meeting will be the first of future listening sessions that will be scheduled at various Watertown businesses.


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.


WAHS meeting

Thur., March 7, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Community Center. Visitors welcome.


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


Hymn Festival

Sun., March 10, 4 p.m. – The Christian faith is a singing faith.  Over the centuries gifted men and women have composed hymns by which God’s people have been able to express their joyful praise and deepest spiritual longings. You are invited to celebrate this rich heritage of sacred song at a Community Hymn Festival hosted by Watertown Evangelical Free Church and led by Gary Nyquist of Hymn Sings America.The Hymn Festival will feature a 50-voice choir and instrumentalists, along with congregational singing.  A freewill offering will be received.  The church is located at 509 Jefferson Ave. SW in Watertown. For more information, call the church office at 952-955-1745.


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.