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.
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. – The Watertown Farmer’s Market is held each Thursday in the parking lot of the Community Center. For more information or to register as a vendor, 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
Pet adoption day
Sat., July 6, noon – 3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Chaska. PetCo is located off Hwy. 41 and Pioneer Trail. Kittens and cats, puppies and dogs ages 4 months to ten-years-old will be available. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees apply. Call the Society for more information on adopting a homeless pet: 952-368-3553, or visit our web site, www.carverscotths.org.
Orchestra benefit concert
Sat., July 6, 8 p.m. – A benefit concert for the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will be held at Sovereign Estate in Waconia. An evening of chamber music with musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra starts at 8 p.m. Suggested donation collected at the door. If you plan to attend the concert, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org with the number attending, or purchase tickets for the dinner package (Al fresco dining in the classic Italian Style with reserved seating in pavilion; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; meal price does not include suggested donation). Info: www.sovereignestatewine.com.
Orchestra benefit concert
Thur., July 11, 1 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Watertown Community Center. Visitors and new members are welcome.
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 www.mayercarshow.com for additional information.
Spass-Tagen Fun Days
Sat., July 13, 11 a.m. – midnight – Spass-Tagen “Fun Days” will be held at Missile Park in St. Bonifacius. Event includes Wiener Dog Races, BBQ Contest, Farmers Market, Beer Tent, Magician, Street Dance, Bingo, Concertina Band, Food Vendors, Kids Games, Bounce House, Model A Car Show and more. Info: www.stboni-spass-tagen.com.
Sat., July 13, 8:30 a.m. – The Big Woods Garden Club annual Garden Tour begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Gazebo in Delano Central Park. We will tour 5 fabulous gardens — 3 in Delano area and 2 in Watertown area. After touring, a salad and dessert luncheon back at the Gazebo in Delano is planned. Tickets are available by calling Jackie Singer at 952-955-2080.
Sat., July 13, 1-7 p.m. – arts and music lovers are invited to enjoy a day of live music, arts and nature in an open air gallery at the Parley Lake Winery, located at 8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia. ArtStock is sponsored by the Arts Consortium of Carver County. Attendees may purchase art from a variety of local artists and vendors, tour the winery and the vineyards, enjoy locally produced wines, foods and desserts. Live music is provided by The BZ Girls from 1-3 p.m.; JazziBlue from 3-5 p.m.; and The JazzHounds from 5-7 p.m. Admission is free.
Sun, July 14, 12-4 p.m. – River City Theatre Company is holding auditions for its upcoming production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. To sign up for an audition, e-mail email@example.com Auditions will be held in the Watertown-Mayer High School cafeteria.
All Saints Sales
July 18-20 – The annual All Saints Garage Sale will take place in Norwood Young America from July 18 to July 20. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon (Half-Price Day). Lunch will be available.
July 29 – Aug. 1 – Trinity Lutheran Church will hold its vacation bible school with the theme, “Kingdom Rock: Where Kids Stand Strong for God!.” All are Invited (Children 3-years-old (by 9-1-12) through 4th Grade). 5:45-8:00 p.m. daily. To receive a shirt, register by July 1. Register by calling Trinity at (952) 955-1891 or online at www.trin.org.
Arts Center Bus Trip
Aug. 15 – To celebrate the end of summer, Elim Rehab & Nursing Home invites you to participate in a journey along Highway 212 from Watertown, Minn., to Watertown, S.D. The roundtrip will leave at 7 a.m. from the high school parking lot and return at 8 p.m. Guests will be treated to tours at the Redlin Arts Center, the Goss Opera House, the Mellette House and Watertown Confectionery, Winery & chocolate shop while enjoying fun games, snacks and camaraderie during the trip. Seating is limited to 50 guests. To purchase tickets, register online at www.elimcare.org/watertown or call the elim campus at 942-955-2691. All proceeds will be used to purchase new furniture for the day room.