CCN Community Calendar for Oct. 31

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.


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


Chamber Trick or Treat

Thur., Oct. 31, 4-6 p.m. –  The Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce will be holding its annual trick or treat event at local businesses.


Pumpkin Contest

Thur, Oct. 31 –  Open to all ages.  All carved, painted, and other decorated pumpkins welcome and will be on display at River City Theatre Company’s trick or treat location at the park in downtown Watertown (235 Lewis Ave S).  Drop off your pumpkin and completed entry form on Oct. 30 at Marketplace Foods or on Oct. 31 between 2-4 p.m. at the park.  All pumpkins will be released at 6 p.m. on Halloween.  Prizes will be awarded in several categories. Please stop by our booth during the Watertown Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Downtown Trick or Treat Event Oct. 31 from 4-6 p.m. to vote for your favorite pumpkin!  Winners will be announced on RCTC’s Facebook page ( on Halloween after all votes have been counted.  Questions?  Contact [email protected]


Crown College gala concert

Sat., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. – Crown College presents “A Musical Celebration Honoring Dr. Joel Wiggins, 16th President of Crown College,” an inaugural gala concert at the Crown College Chapel in St. Bonifacius. The concert begins Wiggins’ inauguration month. The event features the Crown College Choir and Kammerchor under the expert direction of Dr. David W. Donelson, brass and percussion ensembles, and a lineup of artists including Dr. Gene Rivard, Walter Brath, Curtis Kettler and others. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information, visit


Holiday Open Studio

Nov. 2-3 – Featuring the artwork of Amanda Doster and other area artisans. Technique demonstrations, craft sale, and refreshments will be offered throughout each day. All are welcome! Saturday, Nov. 2 from 9-6, Sunday, Nov. 3 from 12-4. 4990 Yale Avenue, New Germany. Contact for more info: [email protected], (952) 353-1772.


Kingery Family Singers

Sun., Nov. 3, 5 p.m. – Faith Community Church of Independence will be hosting the Kingery Family Singers at their Annual Pre-Thanksgiving Concert and pie fellowship. Mike and Chris Kingery and their eight children sing and minister together through music.  They sing primarily gospel bluegrass music “while also incorporating fiddle, patriotic, Americana and a Capella. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. Faith Community Church is located one mile west of Maple Plain at the intersection of U. S. Highway 12 and County Road 90.


Children’s Art Auction/Spaghetti Lunch

Sun., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. – St. Peter Lutheran Church of Watertown (3030 Navajo Ave) will be holding a Children’s Artwork Auction and Spaghetti Luncheon. The auction will start after the 9 a.m. service, and entertainment will be provided by the youth group. the meal starts at 11:15 a.m. and includes salad, spaghetti and meat sauce, garlic bread, ice cream sundae or sherbert, coffee, milk and lemonade. A free will offering will be collected. A portion of the proceeds will be used to support Pastor and Barb Laab’s Robin’s Nest Children’s Home Mission. RSVP appreciated to [email protected] or 952-955-1679.


New Germany Holiday Boutique

Sun. Nov. 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – St. Mark Church, New Germany is hosting its 8th Annual Holiday Boutique in the school gym (211 Adams Ave.).  We will have over 30 popular vendors and crafters there for you to shop from.  If shopping isn’t your thing, come for a great lunch of homemade soups and sub sandwiches.  Bring your girlfriends (or drag along your husband’s) for an afternoon of fun and get a jump start on your Christmas shopping!


Magic and More

Nov. 4-6 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Magic and More” Mon., Nov. 4 through Wed., Nov. 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Watertown-Mayer Middle School. Sixth through eighth graders will amaze their family and friends when they share with them illusionary secrets and much more. Participants will learn how to do the basic tricks they are familiar with, as well as new ones! For more information and/or cost of registration call Watertown/Mayer Community School at 952-955-0280.


Internet Basics Class

Nov. 6, 6-8 p.m. – Learn: how to access the Internet, use the tool bar, search for information, and Internet safety tips. Classes held at the Watertown Library. Prerequisite is the computer basics class offered in October. Call 952-955-2939 to register.


‘All Hands on Deck!’

Nov. 8-10 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre will perform “All Hands On Deck!” at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Drive) at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8-9 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9-10. Tickets available at the door. For tickets, info: or (952) 250-7206.


Belle’s Blankets

Fri., Nov. 8 – Laketown Gymnastics in Waconia will host a fundraiser for Belle’s Blankets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds will go towards making fleece blankets to donate to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. For more information, call Donna Noerenberg at 952-467-3746 or visit


Veterans Day Salute

Sun., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. – The Lake Minnetonka Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution will honor veterans through its second annual Veterans Day salute, the “Plant a Flag for Freedom” event. Great event for the public to recognize veterans in their families and communities from all eras by planting a flag in their honor. Thousands of flags will blanket Heritage Park in downtown Wayzata as DAR volunteers provide a flag for each veteran and register the veteran’s name on an Honor Board!  Dignitaries will be present to recognize and thank POWs and Veterans from WWII, Vietnam, and Gulf conflicts attending. Ceremony at noon. Flags will be provided. Heritage Park is located at Wayzata Blvd. and HWY 101 in Wayzata.


Veterans Appreciation Dinner

Mon., Nov. 11, 6:30 p.m. – The Watertown-Mayer Boy Scout Troop 209 will be hosting a Veterans Appreciation dinner in the community Center.  Please RSVP at 952-412-0762 or 952-657-2400.


LHS Veterans Day Program

Mon., Nov. 11, 9:30 a.m. – The public and all service men and women are invited to a Veterans Day program held at 9:30 a.m. at Mayer Lutheran High School. Featured speakers are Pastor Adam Gless, Andrew Lundeen, and Rep. Ernie Leidiger. Lunch for Veterans and spouses compliments of LHS and city of Mayer.  RSVP by Friday, Nov. 8 at (952) 657-2251 ext. 222. Promoted by New Germany Legion.


LWVECC Meeting

Tues, Nov. 12 – The League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wilder Room at the Chanhassen Library. A guest panel will discuss options for changing the way judges are elected in Minnesota. The public is invited.


E-mail Basics Class

Nov. 20 and Dec. 4, 6-8 p.m. – Learn: how to sign up for a free web-based e-mail account, use the inbox, read and reply to messages, and send and delete messages. The class will be offered at the following times and locations:   Class size is limited. Call to 952-955-2939 register.


Santa event

Sat., Nov. 23, 10 a.m. – noon – Come see Santa with his live reindeer and sleigh at the Montrose Community Center. Pictures with Santa and Reindeer and sleigh rides available.