CCN Community Calendar for Sept. 12

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.


September shot clinics

Mondays, 3-5 p.m. – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St, Chaska) will host back-to-school shot clinics for children who do not have health insurance, or whose insurance does not cover shots, every Monday in September from 3 to 5 p.m., by appointment only. Fee is requested but no one will be denied service if unable to pay. Info, appt: 361-1329.


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.


Peace Lutheran midweek program

Wednesdays – JAM! Jesus and Me! is a program designed to help kids think bigger, better and grander thoughts about God!  We care about sharing the gospel with your child and teaching them how to build Christian relationships with others.  The afternoon will be a time for kids in grades 1-5 to grow in their own relationship with Jesus.  We will be studying God’s Word, teaching kids how to apply it to their lives, having fun with arts/crafts, music, skits, games and a light supper! Please call or email Kathy Maas to register:  955-2936 or [email protected]


WEFC Children’s Program

Wed. evenings – We’d love your children to join us at Watertown Evangelical Free Church to learn and share about God!  The evening is filled with stories, music, games and love for our Lord, Jesus Christ.  Whether your child is in Hoppers (born on or before 9/1/11 and potty trained – Pre K) or JWJ – Journey with Jesus (K-6th grade) they will love the friendships they gain with their peers and joy they will feel learning and sharing about God.  The program begins Sept. 25.  All denominations welcome!  See you there!  Please call or email Jen Preston to register:  952-955-1068 or [email protected]


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.  – Only 3 weeks left of the market season.  We still have fresh veggies and free range eggs.  Come down and visit us to stock up on canned goods or craft items for Christmas gifts. Located across from the Post Office.


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


Willy Wonka

Sat., Sept. 13-15, 20-22 – River City Theatre Company presents Willy Wonka, based Roald Dahl’s novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 22 at the Watertown-Mayer High School Performing Arts Center, 1001 Hwy 25 in Watertown. For more information visit


Walk/Run Fur Love

Sat., Sept. 14 – Walk/Run Fur Love, the 21st annual pet walk and 5K run that benefits the Carver-Scott Humane Society, will be held at Lions Park, 1101 Adams St., in Shakopee. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and the walk/run will start at 11:30 a.m. There will be entertainment and activities for pets and people. Leashed or caged pets are encouraged to participate in both events. Included will be fundraising prizes, a raffle, entertainment and food. For complete information and to register, go to carverscotths. org or call (952) 368-3553


Walk to music

Sat., Sept. 14 – Solos, couples, and families — experience for yourself all the fun and exercise that popular American square dancing offers today.  No partner needed. Learn a few basic calls in just two hours while dancing to all types of music including Johnny Cash, Elvis and gospel.  No previous dance experience required. Wear comfortable shoes and casual attire.  Door prizes!  Grandview Middle School, 3-5 p.m. For more information, visit Fees apply. Pre-register at 952-472-0006 or


Fall Festival

Sun., Sept. 15 – Immaculate Conception Catholic Church will hold its annual Fall Festival, featuring a homestyle turkey dinner, at 109 Angel Ave NW in Watertown. Serving from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., take out available. Silent auction, raffle, country store with baked goods and homemade crafts, and games for all ages.


Singing Friends Open Rehearsal

Tues., Sept. 17, 24, 7:30 p.m. – The Singing Friends Chorus, a Central Minnesota singing ensemble, starts rehearsals for the fall concert season. This 32-voice, fun-loving, all-ages SATB community choir, centered in McLeod, Sibley, and Carver counties, performs in many area communities.  No auditions are required. Tenors and basses are especially sought. If you are interested in singing, come to an open rehearsal Sept. 17 or 24 at 7:30 p.m. in All Saints Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America.  For more information, please call Diane Hoffman at (952) 467-3379.


Girl Scouts Carnival Night

Thur., Sept. 19, 6:30-8 p.m. – Interested in learning about Girl Scouts?  Come on down to the Community Center to play and get information.  Open to all family members. Questions? Call Siiri at 651-335-8211.


Cub Scout recruitment night

Thur., Sept. 19, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – If you have a son who is interested in joining scouts, please join us at recruitment night, at the Watertown Community Center.  If you have any questions, contact Kathy at [email protected]


Pet adoption

Sat., Sept. 21, noon to 3 p.m. – Volunteers for the Carver Scott Humane Society will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Kittens and cats ages 20 weeks to 10 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. Adoption fees apply. Call the Society for more information on adopting a homeless pet: 952-368-3553, or visit our web site,


Movie, discussion

Mon., Sept. 23, 7 p.m. – The League of Women Voters: Eastern Carver County and MEPH (Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins), in association with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, will show the movie “Iron Jawed Angels” at 7 p.m. in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Fireside Theatre. Movie focuses on suffragists, women fighting for the right to vote. Informal discussion will be held after the movie in Brindisi’s Pub, adjacent to the theatre. Open to the public.


Ice cream social

Thur., Sept. 26, 5-7 p.m. – “More than an Ice Cream Social” at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 201 Buffalo St., Delano. Serving: smoked pulled pork sandwiches,  coleslaw, chips, coffee/lemonade, ice cream, and homemade pie or cake. Take out available.


DandyLions book drive

Sept. 30-Oct. 5 – Mayer-Watertown DandyLions used book drive will be held from Sept. 30 to Oct. 5. Drop off children’s and adult books at Watertown Floral Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Jeff Stern Memorial Golf Tournament

Sun., Oct. 6, 1 p.m. – The Jeff Stern Memorial Golf Tourney for CCLS will be held at Shadowbrooke Golf Course in Lester Prairie. 9-Hole Scramble Event, 1 p.m. shotgun. Lunch will be served at noon, bring your family! Register for golf solo or put a foursome together. Cost is $45 for 18 and up, $40 for 17 and below. Registration fee includes Pork Chop lunch (also available for purchase separately) and prizes! Register online at or call 952-955-1419 with questions.


Augsburg Centennial Singers

Sun., Oct. 6, 4 p.m. – The Augsburg Centennial Singers will appear in concert at Peace Lutheran Church, 600 Kristi Lane, Watertown. The concert features familiar hymns and barbershop and sacred music selections. Under the direction of Al Reesnes, the 60-member Centennial Singers take their name in remembrance of the 100th anniversary of the first Augsburg Gospel Quartet to visit Norway in the 1890’s.   The Singers have made two trips to Norway, a concert tour in the Florida and several visits to the Southwestern United States.


Carver County Senior Expo

Sun., Oct. 17, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The 2013 Carver County Senior Expo will be held at Waconia High School. Event includes breakfast treats, keynote speaker Ron Schara, vendors, health screenings, hot chicken dinner, door prizes, update on Carver County services and projects, and more. Tickets required. To register, contact (952) 442-0610 or visit ISD 110 Community Ed office (516 Industrial Blvd, Waconia).