CCN Community Calendar for April 4

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.


Drop-In and Play Open House

Sat., April 6, 8:30-10:30 a.m. – Trinity Preschool in Watertown will be holding a Drop-in and Play Open House.  Parents and children (ages 5 and younger) are invited to a morning of indoor fun on the large-motor play equipment at Trinity Preschool. You’re also invited to check out our preschool room and meet our teachers. Registration for the 2013-2014 school year will be taken at the open house. Programs for both 3 year-olds and 4 and 5 year-olds. The preschool is located in the education wing of Trinity Lutheran Church (513 Madison St. SE) in Watertown. If you are unable to attend you may call the preschool at (952) 955-2240 for information and a registration form.


Basic Computer Classes

Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17, 6-8 p.m. – At the Watertown Library. Class size limited to four. Designed for those with little or no computer experience. April 3 class is Computer Basics. April 10 Class is Internet Basics. April 17 class is E-mail Basics. Free.


WAHS meeting

Thur., April 4, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Watertown Community Center.  Visitors are welcome.


Ukrainian Egg painting

Sat., April 6, noon – 3 p.m. – Easter is coming soon, it is time to get artistic and create some colorful eggs to share and enjoy! Parents, learn the fine art of Ukrainian Egg Painting with your children 10 and up at the Carver County Historical Society in Waconia. Younger children will enjoy the opportunity to do an Easter Egg hunt and simple egg decorating. Pre-registration and payment required by March 27 in order to provide supplies for all attending. To register call 952-442-4234.


Mentor training seminar

Sat., April 6, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Registration is now open for “Be With,” a Mentor Training Seminar hosted by Freshwater Community Church in St. Bonifacius. Learn practical skills and proven strategies on how to live a lifestyle of mentoring and reach your full leadership potential. Taught by LEAD222, a non-profit international coaching and mentoring ministry based on 2 Timothy 2:2. Open to anyone interested in learning or refining their mentoring skills. To register, go to and find the event under the “Register” tab. Questions? Please contact Pastor Kevin Christian at 952-446-9090.


Storybook Players

Tuesdays, April  9-23 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company to offer “Storybook Players” Tuesdays, April 9-23 from 3:05 p.m. to 4:35 p.m. at Watertown-Mayer Elementary School where 3rd through 5th graders will act out classic tales like Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Rumplestilskin, Stone Soup, or Billy Goats Gruff, etc., laughing and learning as they bring these stories to life. Students will learn theatre skills emphasizing spatial awareness, voice control, listening skills and imagination development. Come join the fun!!  For more information and/or cost of registration call Watertown/Mayer Community Education at 952-955-0280.


Tax Help Dates

Thur. April 11, 9 a.m. – noon – The Carver County Library is sponsoring a tax help date in Watertown at Trinity Church,  513 Madison Street SE. 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.


Fun with the Splatter Sisters

Fri., April 12, 6:15-7:45 p.m. – Bring the family to this fun night out with the …..Splatter Sisters. First we will play in the Multi-Purpose room and then finish the night with upbeat songs for moving and shaking! A very lively concert of classic kids songs with LOTS of audience participation. Quality family time! Free event in the Watertown-Mayer Primary School gym.


PTO Spring Fundraiser

Fri., April 19,  5-7:30 p.m. – “Light up the Night” fundraiser will be a family friendly event.  The event includes a silent auction, Taste of Watertown, Student/Faculty Basketball games, Bingo, and Deal or no Deal game show.


Library Book Sale

Fri-Sat., April 19-20 – Friends of the Watertown Library Book Sale will be held on Friday, April, 19, from 1-6 p.m., and Saturday, April 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Watertown Community Center. All money goes to support the Watertown Library enhancements. If you have any books to donate to the book sale, contact Kristin jones at the Library at 952-955-2939.


Crappie Contest

Sat., April 20 – Lake Minnetonka Area Lion’s Club 2nd Annual Crappie Contest. Right on Beautiful Lake Minnetonka at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior.   Go to for registration and more details. Silent Auction hours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 100 percent of proceeds of the Silent Auction will go to the American Diabetes Association of Minnesota.  Many great auction items from local retailers and restaurants – there’s something for everyone.  Plus, great raffle prizes.  Bring the whole family!


CCLS Fun Run

Sat., April 20, 8:30 a.m. – Christ Community Lutheran School will host Running for Your Heart’s Desire, including a 1K, 5K and 10K on the Luce Line Trail. All races start downtown at Madison St. and Lewis Ave. Bus to both 5K and 10K start lines leaves at 8 a.m. 10K starts on trail at Hwy. 92, 5K starts at Hwy. 127. Kids’ 1K starts at 9:30 a.m. Online registration forms available at (search Heart’s Desire) or pick up at CCLS. Boots, Bling & BBQ Post Part at the Rosckes Farm in the barn at 5 p.m. Questions? Contact Joan Corey at [email protected]


Story writing workshop

Sat., April 20, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Meet the author Colette Omans Nicoletta, and listen to one of her stories at the Carver County Historical Society, 555 West First St. in Waconia. Learn the story writing process and get illustrating tips to create your own works of art. This workshop will include an original illustration and story that visitor participation helps to create. Through this program, you can get a glimpse of the creative writing process with a fun, informal format. Get your creative juices flowing and learn to create children’s books from a local Carver County author and art teacher. Families and individuals of all ages welcome! Pre-registration is required, space is limited so sign up soon! Call 952-442-4234 to register.


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.


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 This is a FREE event.


Library Volunteers

May 1-5  – The Watertown Library is looking for volunteers to box up the books in the library and take down the shelves in preparation for the remodel of the library. Those interested in doing so are asked to either sign up at the library for volunteer shifts or call the library to sign up.


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.