Crow River Soccer registration
Crow River Soccer Club’s Rec Soccer registration closes April 20 for U5-U8. Cost includes jersey, skills and games in non-competitive league. Register online at crowriversoccer.com. Discount if registered by April 4. Held at Watertown-Mayer Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting May 20, ending with Jamboree on July 20.
Faith Renewal / Parish Mission
April 6-10 – A Faith Renewal/Parish Mission will be held at the Catholic parishes of St. Boniface and St. Mary of Czestochowa from April 6-10. The theme, God’s Wondrous Love, will be presented by Fr. Lon Konold, OMI. Talks, discussion related to the theme will take place after morning Mass, also at noon, and again in the evening at 7 p.m. Schedule, info: (952) 446-1054; or e-mail email@example.com; or www.stboniface-stmary.org.
Hollywood Sports Complex meetings
April 10, 15, 17, 7 p.m. – Several sports meetings will be held at Hollywood Sports Complex in April. All meetings will be held at the complex at 7 p.m. Co-rec slowpitch: Thursday, April 10; Co-rec volleyball: Tuesday, April 15; Mens fastpitch & modified: Thursday, April 17; Womens fastpitch: TBD.
WMHS spring play
April 10-12, 7 p.m. – The thespians at Watertown-Mayer High School are currently rehearsing for their upcoming production of “Murder’s In The Heir,” a murder mystery and comedy that the audience chooses the murderer at intermission. The play is set to open on April 10 and run through the 12. Showtimes are at 7 pm all three nights. Tickets available at the door.
Easter Fun in Mayer
Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to noon – The Mayer-Watertown DandyLions invite all kids to the club’s annual Easter Event held at the Mayer Community Center. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Westonka Kids’ Stuff Sale
Saturday, April 12, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. – The 19th annual Westonka Kids’ Stuff Sale will be held at the David M. Thaler Arena (5909 Sunnyfield Road, Mound) from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. (half price sale from 1 to 2 p.m.). There is a minor cost to attend. Info: (952) 491-8048 or www.westonkaecfekidsstuffsale.com.
Easter Faire at Zion, Mayer
Sat., April 12, 2 to 4 p.m. – Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, is hosting its 12th annual Easter Faire in the Zion school gym. All children aged 6th grade and younger and their families are invited. Enjoy making Easter crafts, decorating cookies, egg hunting and fellowship. Info: Barb at (952) 657-2476.
Lothar Wolter open house
Sun., April 13, 2 to 5 p.m. – The Young America Town Board is hosting an open house, coffee and cake reception for longtime clerk Lothar Wolter, who recently retired from fulltime clerk of Young America Township after 44 years. It will be held at the Hamburg Community Center (181 Broadway Ave.) in Hamburg.
WM Royals Booster Club meeting
Sun., April 13, 7 p.m. – The Watertown-Mayer Royals Booster Club will hold its monthly meeting at the Watertown-Mayer High School media center.
Watertown blood drive
Monday, April 14, 1 to 7 p.m. – The American Red Cross will hold a Bloodmobile at the Watertown Community Center. Visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Public Health Shot Clinic
Mon., April 14, 3 to 5 p.m. – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) provides immunizations, or shots, to residents who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover shots, from 3 to 5 p.m. Shots for adults and children available. Fee is requested for each shot, but no one will be denied service if unable to pay. Information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.
Tues., April 15, 6:30 to 9 p.m. – CCLCCA will hold training at the Waconia American Legion. All licensed providers may attend this two hour training. Presenter: Lori Hameister, “Emergency & Disaster Planning for Family Childcare.” Central Fire Protection will be available at 6:30 p.m. to service fire extinguishers. Catered dinner will be provided in honor of Family Child Care Providers. Also, find out who the “Provider of the Year” is for 2014. Info: cclchildcare.org.
Thurs., April 17, 7 p.m. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group will meet at Waconia Moravian Church, located at 209 2nd St. E.
St. Paul’s CANTATA
Fri., April 18, 7 p.m. – The CANTATA “We Remember Calvary,” the passion story through music and drama, will be presented at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave.) in Watertown.Adult choir, drama, and narration will paint a vivid and moving picture of Christ’s last days and His journey to the cross.
St. Paul’s Easter Egg Hunt
Sat., April 19, 10 a.m. to noon – The 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church (505 Westminster Ave. SW) in Watertown. Hunt begins at 10:15 a.m. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Christ Community Lutheran School in Watertown. Bring food or personal care items for the Friends for Life Food Shelf. Don’t forget to bring an Easter basket.
Book signing event
Sat., April 19, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Author Jan Dunlap of Chaska will hold a book signing for her new book, “Saved by Gracie: How a rough-and-tumble rescue dog dragged me back to health, happiness, and God,” at Jim Gilbert’s Wild Bird Store in Waconia. Info: jandunlap.com.
Pet Adoption Event
Sat., April 19, noon to 3 p.m. – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Peace Easter Breakfast
Sun., April 20, 6:45 to 8:30 a.m. – All are invited to Easter Sunday Breakfast at Peace Lutheran Church (600 Kristi Lane, CR 20 east of WMES) of Watertown. Freewill offering supplemented by funds from Thrivent Financial.
Lions Gala Dinner
Fri., April 25, 6 to 10 p.m. – Area Lions clubs, including St. Boni, present the Magic Gala Dinner Event at BayView Event Center in Excelsior. Goal: raise $23,000 to send 15 children with diabetes to Camp Needlepoint to magically transform isolated children into normal kids for a couple of weeks each year. The magic of this work helps change a child’s life by teaching them how to survive this manageable disease while still being able to be a child. Tickets: lionscrappiecontest.org.
Lions Crappie Contest
Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. – Area Lions clubs, including St. Boni, present the 2014 Lions Crappie Contest at BayView Event Center in Excelsior. All proceeds benefit the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Needlepoint, where children ages 8-17 can go and learn how to manage diabetes. Register: lionscrappiecontest.org.
A Service of Remembrance
Sat., April 26, 7 p.m. – A Service of Remembrance for those who have lost a loved one to suicide will be held at Waconia Moravian Church. This community worship service will be a time to remember your loved one who has been lost to suicide. All are invited to this safe place to honor and celebrate the memories. You are invited to bring pictures or mementos that are meaningful to you. The service is ecumenical and all faith backgrounds are welcome. Refreshments will be served following the service. Site is handicap accessible. Info: (952) 442-2920.
House of Moy fundraiser
Sat., April 26, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. – Remember the House of Moy? The House of Moy chow mein and sweet and sour chicken memories will be celebrated at The Gillespie Center in Mound for a joint fund-raiser for The Westonka Historical Society and The Gillespie Center. Limited number of tickets; available prior to April 21 at The Gillespie Center M-F or on Saturday at the Westonka History Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Info: (952) 472-9800.
Grief Recovery Method event
Tues., April 29, 7 p.m. – The community is invited to a presentation on “The Grief Recovery Method • Outreach Program — The Action Program for Moving Beyond Death, Divorce, and Other Losses,” which will be held at Elim Care (409 Jefferson Avenue SW) in Watertown. Info: Maggie Bauer, Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, at (952) 237-8719.
Ladies Golf League
Starts late April – Golfers of all levels are invited to join the nine-hole Lakeview Ladies of Timber Creek golf league that plays every Wednesday morning at Timber Creek Golf Course in Watertown, starting in late April. Info: Linda at (952) 471-8160, Mary at (952) 472-4298 and www.lakeviewladiesgolf.org.
Love INC Annual Gala
Sat., May 3 – Love INC Heartland will have its Annual Gala (dinner and auction) at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Proceeds fund programs and services offered by Love INC. For tickets, contact (763) 972-6547. The deadline to purchase tickets is April 21. Info: www.loveincheartland.org.
Hoop It Up for Al! event
Sat., May 17 – The 4th annual Hoop It Up for Al!, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will take place at Mayer Lutheran High School. Info: www.lhsmayer.org and click on “3 on 3 Tournament,” check out the Hoop It Up For Al Facebook page or email HoopItUpForAl@gmail.com.