CCN Community Calendar for Jan. 2

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.


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 – Please join St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave. 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.


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


Local Food: The Next Step

Sat., Jan. 4, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – The Crow River Sustainable Farming Association invites you to join them for a day of discussion and conversation around local foods. “Local Food: The Next Step” will bring together farmers, foodies, and supporters to discuss how we can expand the breadth and depth of local foods in our area. The day will also feature a potluck lunch and social time. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Gale Woods Farm in Minnetrista. Pre-register: or by calling Chapter Coordinator Jerry Ford at (320) 543-3394.


Pet adoption day

Wed., Jan. 8, noon – 3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Chaska. One rabbit, 20 kittens 5-9 months old, and 21 cats will be available. Dogs 2 to 9 years old 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,


Mayer/New Germany Blood Drive

Wed., Jan. 8, 1-7 p.m. – Make plans to donate at the Mayer New Germany Blood Drive at St. Mark’s Lutheran School, 211 Adams Ave. S., New Germany.  Appointments to give blood and help patients in need can be made at or by calling Lois at 952-657-2161.