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.
Clean water fair
Thur., April 25, 1-8:30 p.m. – Visit Carver County Water Management Organization’s booth at the Clean Water Fair where lakeshore owners, lake associations, city councilors and LGU staff are invited to drop in on Thursday, April 25, between 1 and 8:30 p.m. at the City of Independence Community Center in Hennepin County. Several vendors and agencies will be on hand to share information about Funding, Aquatic Invasive Species, aquatic weed control, boat ramp surveillance, rain gardens, erosion controls, engineering firms and much more.
Fri, April 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – The Belle’s Blankets Fundraiser will be held at Laketown Gymnastics in Waconia. Paid admission gets you open gym — all proceeds will be used to make blankets for Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota. Info: www.bellesblankets.com.
Scouting for food
Sat., April 27 – The Boy Scouts will be collecting food donations for the Friends For Life Foodshelf in Watertown. Pick up will be on Saturday, April 27, starting at 9 a.m.. Just leave your donations on your front step and the scouts will do the rest.
Pork burger lunch
Sat., April 27, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Watertown Area Youth Ministries (WAYM) will hold it’s annual Grab ‘n Go Pork Burger lunch at City Center Park in downtown Watertown. This fundraiser offsets the cost of Summerfest Youth Camp and other area local youth activities.
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.
Sun., April 28 – 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 Czestochowa (1867 95th St. off Cty Rd 13 in rural Delano). The proceeds will go to the St. Mary’s Building Fund. The cost is a free will offering.
Sun., April 28 – 10 a.m. – noon – St. Peter Lutheran Church of Watertown will hold a Pancake Breakfast Extravaganza to benefit area Pastor Bruce Laabs and his wife Barb, who move this fall to Montego Bay, Jamaica to become co-directors at Robin’s Nest Children’s Home. The Christian home serves approximately 30 orphans and other vulnerable children. Pastor Laabs current serves at St. John’s in Plato and previously at St. John’s in Watertown, and Barb taught for 9 years at Christ Community Lutheran.
Tues., April 30, 4-9 p.m. – Plan to dine in or take out a great meal! This is a fundraiser for Post Prom and is our last one for the year. Thanks for your support! If time is tight, call ahead and let Dvinci’s have it ready TO GO: 952-955-1711.
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.
Thur., May 2, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Watertown Community Center. Visitors and new members are welcome.
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.
Amazing History Race
Sat., May 4, 1-4 p.m. – “Race” through 5 exciting activities within Carver Park Reserve that Lowry Nature Center and Carver County Historical Society staff have created. Station activities will include trying pioneer chores and games, fishing the old-fashioned way, practice hunting like a Native American, and identifying animal tracks and wild plants that pioneers ate. Bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy during the event and end at Lowry Nature Center with a treat for having completed the race! Reservations required. Sign up through the Carver Park Reserve of Three Rivers Park.
Pet adoption day
Sat., May 4, noon-3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Chaska. Kittens, and cats ages 5 months to ten-years-old will be available. Dogs four months to 10 years will be there. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Fees Apply. Call the Society for more information on adopting a homeless pet: 952-368-3553, or visit our web site, www.carverscotths.org.
Sat., May 18, 10 a.m. – Local speaker Linda Reinert will speak about “when the hurt and the healer collide” at WestPointe Church in Delano. Advanced tickets only, can be purchased at the church or call Pat Motzko at 952-955-3244 or Carol Lundquist at 763-670-5114.
Sun., May 19, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – All-you-can-eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles (with sausages, toppings and beverages) will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bonifacius Catholic School. Sponsored by the Friends of Minnetrista Baptist Church.
Carver walking tour
Sat., June 8, 8-10 a.m. – The Carver County Historical Society announces a Historic Carver Walking Tour. Enjoy a walk through the beautiful Historic Downtown Carver, on the National Register of Historic Places. One of the only Historic Districts in Minnesota, this area is full of history. The tour will be led by John Von Walter, expert and historian with Carver-on-the-Minnesota, Inc. This event is free and open to the public. It is recommended for adults and children ages 12 and older who are able to walk and stand for at least two hours. Reservations required. Sign up through the CCHS at (952)442-4234.
The Carver Horseshoe League is looking for players starting mid-May. Info: contact Pat Baker at (612) 310-1655.