CCN Community Calendar for March 7


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 [email protected] or 952-955-2936.




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.




CCLS Roundup


Thur., March 7, 6:30 p.m.. – Christ Community Lutheran School Kindergarten Roundup and Preschool Open House for the 2013 School Year will be held at the school. 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 available. Contact the school office for more info at [email protected] or by calling 952-955-1419.




ECFE Kids Stuff Sale


Sat., March 9, 8-11:30 a.m. – Watertown-Mayer Early Childhood Family Education will holds its Spring Kids Stuff Sale in the Middle School. There will be 30+ sellers selling gently used baby and children’s clothes, accessories, toys, games and maternity.




Family Fun Seminar


Sat., March 9, 10 a.m. – Spike’s Feed, Seed & Pet Supply will host a Family Fun Seminar at its Loretto Store at the corner of Rt. 55 and Co. Rd. 19. Includes program: A-Z Poultry with Dr. Gary Asche, an animal nutritionist, who will provide important insight for flock sustenance. RSVP with Perri at 763-479-1481.




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.




WASK meeting


Tues., March 12, 6 p.m. – The Watertown Area Swim Klub (WASK) will hold a spring and summer season informational meeting at the Watertown-Mayer High School pool. We will have schedules, registrations, shirts, caps, questions & answers.  The season will be M-Th after school beginning Monday, April 8.






Wild Game Feed


Sun., March 17, 4-7 p.m. – The Watertown Evangelical Free Church is hosting its 6th Annual Wild Game Feed on March 17. This is a pot-luck event, so we invite you to bring your favorite dish to share or simply bring a dessert. This event is open to men and boys of all ages. Our special guest speaker will be legendary baseball coach, Dean Bowyer. Watertown Evangelical Free Church is located on Highway 25 next to Elim Nursing Home. For additional information call Brian Barnes 952-955-2437.




CCLCCA training


Tues., March 19, 6:30 p.m. – Join other providers for the Carver County Licensed Family Childcare  Provider Association monthly training and networking on March 19 at the Early Childhood Center located at 10600 Village Road in Chaska from 6:30 – 9:00 PM.  Training is free to members or $25 to nonmembers.  Phyllis Porter will present, “Infant Development”.  More information is available at our website,




Zion Easter Faire


Sat., March. 23, 2-4 p.m. – Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, invites all area children and their families, through grade 6, to attend Zion’s Annual Easter Faire at the Zion School gym. This is a great opportunity to connect with families in our community; bring your neighbors and friends for a day of craft making fun and fellowship! For further information, contact Barb Grimm at 952-657-2476.




Easter fun in Mayer


Sat., March 23, 10 a.m.-noon – The Mayer-Watertown DandyLions invite all kids to their annual Easter Event held at the Mayer Community Center. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny!!!




Post Prom Waffle Breakfast


Sat., March 24, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast will be held at the WMHS cafeteria. Advance tickets are $6, or $7 at the door. Kids under 5 are free. Tickets are available from WM juniors and seniors, or call Sue Thompson at 612-719-3513. Proceeds benefit a safe, chemical-free post-prom event.




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.




Recreational soccer registration


Register now for Crow River REC soccer U5 – U8 Tues/Thurs evenings 5/21- 7/21 at WMHS fields. U5 &6 play 6-7pm. U7 & 8 play 7:15-8:15pm.  $60 until 4/4. $70 after 4/4. No registrations after 4/20. [email protected] or 952-955-3298.