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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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@example.com.
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
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.
Fine Arts Council Meeting
Thur., Oct. 3, 7 p.m. - The Watertown Area Fine Arts Council will meet at the home of Mary Lou Jirik. New members welcome.
Fall Bazaar/Bake Sale
Oct. 4-5 – Peace Lutheran Church, 600 Kristi Lane, Watertown (Cty Rd 20, east of Elementary School) will hold its second annual fall bazaar. Crafts, doll clothes, wood working, jewelry, scarves, cards, maple syrup, canning, baked goods, jams, candy, garden produce. Friday, Oct. 4, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 5, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funds Supplemented by Thrivent. Two local authors will also have book signings: Linda Reinert, author of Talking is Hard For Me!, and Joann Deveny, author of When Bluebirds Fly: Losing a Child, Living With Hope.
St. Paul’s Salad Luncheon
Sat., Oct. 5, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. - St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Watertown will hold its annual salad luncheon and bake sale at the church at 505 Westminster Ave. SW in Watertown. Hosted by the LWML and funds raised will be supplemented by Thrivent Financial For Lutherans.
Sat., Oct. 5, 5:30 p.m. - St. Peter Lutheran Church in rural Watertown is holding “An Evening of Fine Wine, Food and Fellowship.” Six wines, five-course dinner. Tickets limited to first 80 people. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Ronald Gust, Jr., at 612-916-1639 for more info or to buy tickets.
Relay for Life Vendor Show
Sat., Oct. 5, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Relay for Life Vendor Show at the Laketown Gym in Waconia. We have vendors from Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Norwex, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia, Tupperware, Avon, Grace Adele, Paparazzi, Vault Denim, Tricia Towels, Mary Kay, Rodan & Fields, Sacred Health Family Chiropractic, Herbalife, South Hill Designs, Partylite, Fused Glass Necklaces and Sweet Swag by Sarah.
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, for fun or serious golfers, 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 www.ccls.net 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.
Mon. Oct. 7, 9-11 a.m. - MEF College Fair will be held at Watertown-Mayer High School, with students from numerous high schools attending. The event is open to the community and will be held in the high school auxiliary gym.
WMMS Scholastic Book Fair
Oct. 8 - The Watertown-Mayer Middle School Scholastic Book Fair will be held Thursday, Oct. 3 and Tuesday, Oct. 8 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, held in conjunction with Parent/Teacher Conferences. Many books for all ages available. Sponsored by W-M PTO.
Thur., Oct. 10, 6:30 p.m. – The Church of the Immaculate Conception will be hosting CatholicManNight. It is a Special father and son night, featuring reflections on “The Awesomeness of Jesus Christ,” Adoration; Confession; man meal; and raffle.
Fall Fundraiser at the Harbor
Fri, Oct. 11, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.. - The Harbor at Peace Village, specializing in assisted living care, is hosting a fundraiser to defray the costs of Peace Village campus activities. Roast Beef dinner at The Harbor, 300 North Faxon Rd. in Norwood Young America. Full roast Beef dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, vegetable and a roll plus ice cream cup. Take outs are available by calling ahead to 952-467-3692, ext. 4.
Salad Luncheon and Bake Sale
Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Salad Luncheon and bake sale at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3030 Navajo Road, Watertown.
Tonka Toys Employee Reunion
Sat., Oct. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - The Westonka Historical Society will host the 3rd annual Former Employees of Tonka Toys Reunion at the new Westonka History Museum at 5341 Maywood Road in Mound. A light lunch will be served at noon, followed by a short program. The rest of the time you may tour the Tonka Toy Room at the museum, and check out the rest of the displays as well. There will be time to re-connect with fellow co-workers and share stories and memories of the building of the Tonka Toys. For tickets, call 952-472-9800.
U.S. Senate Forum
Mon., Oct. 14, 6 p.m. - The Carver County Republicans will host a public forum with 2014 candidates for U.S. Senate at the Chaska High School Auditorium from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Republican candidates for U.S. Senate scheduled to appear include Jim Abeler, Julianne Ortman, and Chris Dahlberg. Info: Vince at 612-804-3935 or email@example.com or visit www.carvercountygop.com.
Tues., Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. - Join other providers for training. “How Does it Feel”Childcare From a Parents Perspective” will be presented by Beth Mork. Training starts promptly at 7 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. Association discussion and information will be presented at 6:30 p.m.. New location at Chaska High School, 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska, MN, enter at Door No. 1, Room 255 (Parent Ed Classroom). Visit website at cclchildcare.org for more information regarding the association.
Carver County Senior Expo
Thur., 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).
Hanson’s Haunted Barn
Sat., Oct. 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Hanson’s Haunted Barn is free and all are welcome. Wagon rides through the haunted woods from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Kid’s activities from 6:30-9 p.m. Haunted barn tours from 7-9 p.m., or until the line ends. Food donations for Friends For Life Food Shelf and monetary donations to Feed My Starving Children. Hanson’s Fun Farm is at 14880 50th St. in Mayer.