CCN Community Calendar for May 30

TOPS meetings

Mondays, 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.


Senior Club

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.


Support Group

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.


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.


Tri-County Toastmasters

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


Plant Sale

Sat, June 1, 9 a.m. – noon  – The Carver County Horticultural Society will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Chaska Fireman’s Park (NW corner of Hwy 41 and old Hwy 212). Hardy perennial divisions from members’ gardens, donations from local nurseries, vegetable seedlings, select annuals, ornamental grasses and house plants. Info: (952) 448-6687.


Mayer Moves For Moxie 5K run/walk

Sat, June 1, 9 a.m.  – Inaugural Mayer Moves for Moxie 5K walk/run. Registration day of event from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Race will start at the Mayer Community Center and end at the Mayer Community Center 413 Bluejay Avenue.  Course is fast, flat and fun! Event starts at 9 a.m. First Place Prizes male $50 and First Place female $50.


Small business workshop

Thur., June 6, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  – Promote Your Business with Facebook. Facebook is a great tool for a small business or organization to use to increase social media presence. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in? Learn how to set up a business Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your fan base and set up editorial calendars at this workshop at the Norwood Young America Library. Bringing your own laptop is suggested, but not required. (Demonstration- not a hands on class). 314 Elm St. W. Norwood Young America. Please call to register: 952-467-2665.


WAHS Meeting

Thur., June 6, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Watertown Community Center.  Visitors and new members are welcome.


Farm regulation meeting

June 6-7 & 10 – The EPA now requires farms and ranches to prepare oil-spill plans on their fuel storage tanks. Informational meetings on how to follow this regulation will be held at the Clay Building in NYA at 6 p.m. on June 6 and noon on June 7 and at the Hollywood Sports Complex at noon and 6 p.m. on June 10. A free meal will be provided. RSVP: (952) 442-2126 ext. 0. Sponsored by United Farmers Coop & Waconia Farm Supply.


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.



St. Paul’s Day Camp

June 10-14 – St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Camp Omega are teaming up to bring Day Camp to Watertown at Christ Community Lutheran School. Join us for a week of Christ-centered songs, skits, games and many more activities. Registration and health forms can be picked up at either CCLS or at St. Paul’s. Completed forms and payment need to be returned by June 9. Contact RaKel Schroeder at 952-955-3968 for any questions.


Highland Park Concert

Sat., June 15, 4 p.m. – Cyril Paul and the Calypso Monarchs will play a free concert at Highland Park in Watertown. Free will donations accepted. Food and Beverages sold by the Lions Club. Sponsored by the Watertown Area Fine Arts Council.


Leidiger Hog Roast

Sat., June 15, 4:30-7:30 p.m. – The annual Rep. Ernie Leidiger hog roast fundraising event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Leidiger farm, 7775 Tacoma Ave. in Mayer. Appearances expected by many prominent GOP members, including Leidiger, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Tom Emmer, 2014 governor hopefuls, state party leadership members Keith Downey, Kelly Fenton, Chris Fields, and others. Karaoke, bonfire, pulled pork meal, silent auction, kids activities. Onsite camping available. Info: (952) 467-3929.


Baseball Camps

June 17-19 – A three day Dean Bowyer Baseball Camp will be held in Watertown for players ages 8-17. The purpose is to improve the level of play in the Watertown area by instructing and creating a specific development plan for all who attend. Each player will be video taped with comments by the staff, and will receive a written evaluation at the end of the camp on skills to work on. Ages 8-12 will be a Evergreen Park from 9 a.m. to noon all three days. Ages 13-17 will be at Highland Park from 1-4 p.m. all three days. Contact Scott Meyer at 612-751-9712 or Dean Bowyer at 507-388-9195 or [email protected] for more info.


Mayer Rising Festival

Sat., July 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Come enjoy the fun at the 7th annual festival. Activities include a free 200+ car show, indoor craft show, kids jumpers, petal pull and food. All festivities will take place at the Mayer Community Center and Old Schoolhouse Park, 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer. See for additional information.