CCN Community Calendar for March 21
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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.
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!!!
Sat., March 23, 1 p.m. - Andrea Cremer is a New York Times and international bestselling author, and a former Minnesotan. She dazzles fans with her Nightshade series, about the adventures of Guardian wolf shifter Calla and her forbidden human love interest Shay. The next book in the series, “Rise,” is due to be released in Spring 2013—come and hear what Andrea has to say about it at the Chaska Community Center Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska. Sponsored by MELSA, Mackin, Addendum Books, TKB Book Clubs, and Metronet. Funded by Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Sun., March 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 Czestochowva The proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s CCD program. The cost is a free will offering.
Sun., 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.
Homeward Bound Theatre Company
March 25-28 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company to offer “Performing on Broadway” Just For The Fun Of It!! Monday through Thursday, March 25-28 from 10 a.m. to noon at Watertown/Mayer Primary School in Watertown where fifth through eighth graders will learn the music, drama and dance of the Broadway musical. Come enjoy a smorgasbord of Broadway songs for the pure pleasure of it. Imagine your name in lights on the marquee! For more information and or cost of registration call Watertown/Mayer Community Education at 952-955-0280.
“Names of God” Music Service
Thur., March 28, 7 p.m. - St. Paul’s Maundy Thursday service begins with singing and preparing our hearts for worship at 6:45 p.m. This worship service will honor the Name of God through congregational songs, scripture readings, choir anthems, praise band and video. Sermon text: “What’s in a Name?” Please join us at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 505 Westminster Ave Watertown.
Peace Easter Breakfast
Sun., March 31, 6:45 – 8:45 a.m. - All are invited to Easter Sunday breakfast at Peace Lutheran Church of Watertown. A free will offering will be supplemented by funds from Thrivent Financial. Easter Sunday worship services will be held at 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. All are welcome! Peace Lutheran is located at 600 Kristi Lane (Co. Rd. 20, east of W-M Elem. School).
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.
Register now for Crow River REC soccer U5 – U8 www.crowriversoccer.com. 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@example.com or 952-955-3298.
Celebrate healthy babies
Sat., April 27, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Join us women, partners, friends and families for the first ever Community Baby Shower at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska). Along with informational presentations and a resource fair, the event will feature activities for adults and children, light refreshments and prizes. Info: Carver County Public Health at 952-361-1329 or www.CarverBabyShower.com. This is a FREE event.
Robin Harkess Benefit
Sat., May 4, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Benefit will include (11-1), silent auction and raffle. Suggested donation of $5 per meal. Robin was diagnosed with Scleroderma in December 2012. The autoimmune disease affects the skin and internal organs such as the GI tract, lungs, kidney and heart. Robin and her husband Mark are longtime rural Delano residents. Robin has been dealing with cancer for the last 18 years and a brain disease for the last eight years.