Meetings & Events 1-17-08

NEW Lions Club fish fry is Saturday

The New Market Elko Webster (NEW) Lions Club will host its 11th annual fish fry featuring bullheads and white fish. This year's event is from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at Leo's Bar in downtown New Market. In addition to the fish, hunter's stew, calico beans, bread and dessert will be served.


Car Seat Safety Clinic is January 19

The New Prague Ambulance Service, in cooperation with New Prague Ford Lincoln Mercury, will hold its monthly Car Seat Safety Clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 19, at the local dealership. Certified technicians from New Prague Ambulance Service will check the child safety seat, including boosters, to ensure that the product is safe, fits the child and is properly installed.

Expectant parents are also welcome to check their car seat installations. This free service is offered on the third Saturday of the month. Call Diane Hrabe, 952-758-2530, for more information.


Girl Scout cookie sales begin Jan. 19

Members of the newly merged Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys will begin taking orders for the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program Activity Saturday, Jan. 19.

The cookie program provides opportunities that help girls, ages 5 to 17 in the area, become successful women as they learn about business and communication skills, money management, marketing and teamwork.

The local program runs through March 30. Cookie booths open in communities for direct sales starting February 29.


KC free-throw contest set for Sunday

The New Prague Knights of Columbus will sponsor its annual free-throw contest from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at New Prague High School.

The contest is open to all girls and boys who are 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 years old.

Those wishing to compete may register the day of the event; registration begins at 12:30 pm.

Contact Jack Stasney, 952-758-2085, for more information. Winners will advance to the district level competition Sunday, Jan. 27, in New Prague.


Speaker on addiction slated for Jan. 20

On Sunday, Jan. 20, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague invites the public to a program given by a recovering meth addict.

Tony Thompson will share his story of guns, gangs, meth, alcohol and drug overdose as well as God's redemption and forgiveness. The program for sixth to 12th graders and their parents will begin at 6 p.m. Ice cream will be served after his talk.

Thompson, 26, lived in San Diego, CA, before moving to Minnesota last March. A former gang member, drug addict and alcoholic, he now works as a mechanic at Bloomington Lincoln Mercury, was recently married and lives in Burnsville.

For more information, contact Nancy Court, senior high youth director at Holy Trinity, 952-758-3513.

The church is located at 1300 East Main Street, New Prague.


Pro-Life Breakfast is Jan. 20

The New Prague Knights of Columbus will hold its annual Pro-Life Breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, Jan. 20, at the KC Hall in New Prague.

The menu includes pancakes and sausage. The public is welcome to attend. There will be a free-will offering taken to support the Third Degree Knights of Columbus for pro-life work.


Alzheimer's support group offered

The Lutheran Home-Belle Plaine and its chapter of the Alzheimer's Association holds monthly support groups for community members whose lives are touched by Alzheimer's disease and other memory-loss disorders. The sessions are free and open to the public.

The next support group session is from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, in the conference room at The Lutheran Home-Belle Plaine. The topic will be Caring and Sharing.

Anyone with questions may call Tammy Dvorak, RN, or Sarah Beckius, LSW, at The Lutheran Home-Belle Plaine, 952-873-2215.


Suicide Grief Support Group to meet

The Suicide Grief Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, in the Jameen Mape Conference Center (lower level) at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague.

Those attending should enter through the Women's Health Center doors (southeast entrance), take the elevator to the lower level and follow the signs to the Jameen Mape Conference Center.

Family, friends, neighbors and anyone who has been affected by a suicide death are invited. Call Sally Schmid, 952-758-4735, with questions.


New Prague Lions will meet Jan. 22

The New Prague Lions Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Classic Grille & Bar in New Prague. Social time begins at 6 p.m., with the meal served at 6:30 p.m.

Ben Bartusek will be the guest speaker. He will talk about his bluebird house project. The public is welcome to attend the program.


Euchre tournament slated for March 22

The 32nd annual Norm Sladek's World Bohemian Euchre Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, March 22. Because of the overwhelming tournament attendance the last two years, the event will once again be held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in New Prague. The tournament is limited to 144 teams.

The entry fee includes free beverages and lunch. Flyers will be sent out shortly.

Those who wish to reserve a spot in advance or want more information on the tournament may call Mike, 952-758-3183. Twenty-five paid card players have already registered.

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