Crow River Soccer
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. Held at Watertown-Mayer Middle School on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting May 20, ending with Jamboree on July 20.
German Class fundraiser
April 23-25 – The WMHS German Class (10+ families) is having a garage sale fundraiser to defray costs of its German Trip in June 2014. The sale will be held at the building behind Snap Fitness (605 N Lewis Ave, Watertown) from 3 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23 and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 24 and Friday, April 25. Info: Bonita at (612) 245-8244 or Tracy at (612) 221-2466.
Thurs., April 24, 7 p.m. – The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group will meet at Waconia Moravian Church, located at 209 2nd St. E.
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.
Singing Friends concerts
April 26-27 – The Singing Friends Chorus will hold two concerts, the first at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 26. The second will take place at Church of Peace in Norwood Young America at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 27. There will be a light recption after each concert.
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.
Historical Society meeting
Thurs. May 1, 12:30 p.m. – The Watertown Area Historical Society will meet at the Watertown Community Center. Visitors and new members are welcome.
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.
May Day event
Sat., May 3, noon to 3 p.m. – Celebrate the start of summer and the changing of the season with a traditional May Day celebration. Decorate a maypole, make may day baskets, play related games, and much more at the Carver County Historical Society.
WMHS food, towel drive
April 26 – May 2 – WMHS will be dropping off grocery bags to all houses in Watertown on April 27. People are encouraged to fill the bag with food and return it to their dorrstep on May 3. WMHS will pick the bags up the morning of May 3. The city drive will be the kickoff to WMHS food drive, which will be held from April 26 – May 2. Info: [email protected]
Pet Adoption Day
Sat., May 3, noon – 3 p.m. – Carver-Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption event at PETCO in Chaska, Minn. Info: Humane Society (952) 368-3553 and www.carverscotths.org.
Camden Twp Clean Up Day
Sat., May 10, 7 to 11 a.m. – Camden Township/New Germany Clean Up Day will be held at the city of New Germany shed. In order to participate, one must be a resident of Camden Township or New Germany. One may be asked to show his or her drivers license to prove residency. Info: (952) 261-9946 or (952) 353-2488.
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 [email protected]
Sun., May 18 – St. Peter Lutheran Church in Watertown will hold its Maifest Celebration. Accordion and Alphorn Worship Service begins at 9 a.m. Events scheduled will run from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Info: (952) 955-1679.
Sat., May 24, noon to 3 p.m. – Learn how soap was made by pioneers, using lye and lard. Learn the cooking process, the safety procedures, the timeframe and more in this hands-on learning experience. Bring your own scent and mold to make decorative soaps to take home and use. Event held at the Carver County Historical Society in Waconia.