CCN Community Calendar for Jan. 16

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


NAMI Meeting

Thur., Jan. 16, 7 p.m. – The support group of National Alliance for Mental Illness will meet at the Waconia Moravian Church, 209 2nd St. E.


Pet adoption day

Sat., Jan. 18, noon – 3 p.m. – Volunteers for the Carver-Scott Humane Society will hold a pet adoption day at PetCo, in Eden Prairie. One rabbit, 20 kittens and 20 cats ages 4 months to 11 years 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,


Pancake breakfast

Sun., Jan. 19, 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. – A Pancake and French Toast Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Joe’s Parish Center in Waconia. Sausage, applesauce and beverage. Co-sponsored by Waconia Knights of Columbus #2506 and Trinity Lutheran Church. Matching funds by Thrivent Financial, Carver County Chapter. Proceeds go to Birthright.


CCLCCA Training

Tues., Jan. 21, 7 p.m. – CCLCCA will be hosting their “Parent Aware” approved training, “They Stick to Me Like Band-Aids”.  Judy Davis will start promptly at 7 PM; and registration begins at 6:30 p.m.  Please note that we will be meeting at a NEW LOCATION, the Waconia High School Media Center. If you have any questions, check the website at or call your area representative.


CCLS Kindergarten Roundup

Thur., Jan. 30, 6:30-7:30 p.m. – Parents of Kindergarten and Preschool age children in the community are invited to attend to find out how making a choice for private, Christian education for your child can make a tremendous difference in your lives. Christ Community Lutheran School, CCLS, offers a full-time, five day a week Kindergarten program  and preschool classes for 3 – 5 year olds that will stimulate your child’s love of learning in a small school environment.  CCLS offers affordable, family centered tuition rates. Contact the school office at 952.955.1419 or see our school website for more information at [email protected]


Dairy Princess Informational Meeting

Sun., Feb. 2, 11 a.m. – Candidates are currently being sought to compete in the 2014 Carver County Dairy Princess contest. Candidates must be the daughter of a Carver County dairy farmer or dairy farm employee, or be employed on a dairy farm. She must be at least a senior in high school, not yet 24 years of age by July 1, 2014, never married, childless, and have an active interest in dairy. There will be an Informational meeting  at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, at Carver County Extension Office in Cologne. Parents are welcome to accompany their daughter to this meeting.  For further information or to confirm attendance, please contact Barb Grimm, 952-657-2476.


Super Bowl Sunday Breakfast

Sun., Feb. 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. – The annual Watertown Lions breakfast will be held at the Watertown-Mayer High School cafeteria and feature pancakes with assorted fruit toppings, sausage and eggs, along with juice, milk and coffee.


Local DFL caucuses

Tues., Feb. 4, 7 p.m. – The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party will hold its precinct caucus at various locations at 7 p.m. At the event, meet neighbors, discuss issues important to the community and kick off the unofficial start of the 2014 election season. To find your precinct, visit


County GOP caucuses

Tues., Feb. 4, 7 p.m. – Carver County Republicans will conduct caucuses at various locations at 7 p.m. for the purpose of selection of delegates to the Carver County GOP Convention, straw polls for candidates, and consideration of proposed changes to the Republican Party Platform of Minnesota. To find your precinct, visit