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.
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.
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.
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.
Sun., April 14, 7 p.m. - The Watertown-Mayer Royals Booster Club will meet in the High School Media Center.
Youth Pitching Clinic
Sun., April 14, noon-3 p.m. - Watertown-Mayer Youth Baseball will hold a pitching clinic presented by former professional pitcher Tom Traen in the middle school gym for players ages 8 to 16 years old. For all that would like to start pitching or expand on your current skills. Please register with Scott Meyer at email@example.com so we know how many players to prepare for.
Tues, April 16, 6:30-9 p.m. - Join other child care providers for our monthly training and networking on April 16 at the Early Childhood Center located at 10600 Village Road in Chaska from 6:30-9 PM. Shelley Butler will present, “I’m Good at What I Do”. You will earn two hours of training. Fire extinguishers can be serviced for a fee and Provider of the Year awards will be announced. For more information, see our website at http://www.cclchildcare.org/. Nonmembers pay $25 and members attend the training at no charge.
Thur., April 18 - Waconia West Carver Rotary is sponsoring it’s Rose and Spring Bouquet Sale. The event supports Rotary’s local and international youth programs. Area restaurants and businesses have strongly supported the event by providing coupons with each purchase. Rotary has a long history of community involvement with it’s Strive program for high school seniors and inbound and outbound exchange students. The exchange program has brought dozens of exchange students from all over the world to our community. To order your flower bouquets contact Doug Morey of the Waconia West Carver Rotary at DMorey@mtifinancialadvisors.com
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.
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 www.mnlakeparty.com 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 www.active.com (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Sun., April 21, 10 a.m. - Polka worship with Chuck Thiel and the Jolly Ramblers with a Pork chop dinner to follow. St. John’s Lutheran Church, 410 First. St. N., Winsted.
Blessing of the Animals
Sun., April 21, 10 a.m. – Blessing of the Animals Service, Sunday, April 21, at Lyndale Lutheran Church in Maple Plain on CR 6 east of Watertown. Large and farm animals are welcome at the front of the church at 10 a.m. and well trained animals are welcome in church at 10:30.
World Book Night
Tues, April 23 – World Book Night is an annual celebration dedicated to spreading the love of reading, person to person. Each year on April 23, tens of thousands of people go out into the communities and give half a million free World Book Night paperbacks to light and non-readers.” The Watertown Library has been accepted as a distribution center for 2013 World Book Night and will be the only library site of the Carver County Libraries to pick up book kits for WBN. The Library is also a site where 20 books will be given away for free. Stop in on April 23rd for your chance to walk away with 1 of 20 book titles! Check out this list for the possible titles: http://www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2013 Learn how you can be a Giver next year.
Recreational soccer registration
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.
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.
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.
April 18 - Waconia West Carver Rotary is sponsoring it’s Rose and Spring Bouquet Sale. The event supports Rotary’s local and international youth programs. Area restaurants and businesses have strongly supported the event by providing coupons with each purchase. Rotary has a long history of community involvement with it’s Strive program for high school seniors and inbound and outbound exchange students. The exchange program has brought dozens of exchange students from all over the world to our community. To order your flower bouquets contact Doug Morey of the Waconia West Carver Rotary at DMorey@mtifinancialadvisors.com