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.
2nd Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.. - Suicide Bereavement Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Waconia Moravian Church. 209 E 2nd street. Next Meeting May 14th, 6:30pm open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.
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.
Watertown Farmer’s Market
Thursdays this summer, 3:30-6:30 p.m. – Plans are under way for the 2013 Watertown Farmer’s market. We are currently looking for vendors. We will host the market in the parking lot by the City offices. Vendor fee is $25 for the season and is $15 for the season for vendors 18 and younger. For more information or to register, please call Susann Hoese at (952) 955-2913.
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.
WMHS Food Drive
Sat., May 11 – Watertown-Mayer High School student council dropped off bags at homes on May 8 as part of their food drive, called “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation.” People are supposed to fill the bag with food, and return it to their doorstep on May 11. Student council members will come pick it up on the morning of the 11th. This city drive will be the kick off to the school’s school food drive, which will be held from May 13-17.
Thur., May 16, 7 p.m. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group will meet on at the Moravian Church in Waconia, 209 2nd St. E.
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 through May 11, can be purchased at the church or call Pat Motzko at 952-955-3244 or Carol Lundquist at 763-670-5114.
Sat., May 18, 4-7:30 p.m. – Fundraising dinner will be held at Mayer Lutheran High School from 4-7:30 p.m. to benefit Rev. Bruce Laabs, pastor of St. Johns Lutheran church in Plato and formerly of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Watertown, and his wife, Barb, former teacher at Christ Community Lutheran, who have been selected to be co-directors at Robin’s Nest Children’s Home, Montego Bay, Jamaica. As missionaries to the orphaned, abused, and abandoned children at the home, their duties will include spiritual care and education. Bruce and Barb will be moving to Jamaica in late September, and will remain there for at least two years. The free-will offering dinner will include “Uncle Neddy’s grilled pork chops, cheesy hash browns, beans and cake.
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.
Tues., May 21, 6:30 p.m. – Join Carver County Family child care providers for our last training. Amy Timm will present, “Have Fun Teaching Spanish at the Early Childhood Center, 10600 Village Road, Chaska. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m. with training to follow. If you need more information, go to cclchildcare.org.
Memorial Day Service
Sat., May 27, 10 a.m. – A Memorial Day Service will be held at Highland Park at 10:00 a.m. by the Watertown American Legion Eugene Earley Post 121. If weather is inclement it will be held at the W-M High School Performing Arts Center.
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.