Meetings & Events 10/17/13

Friends of the Library book sale set for Oct. 19 The New Prague Friends of the Library will hold their Fall Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the library, 400 Main St. E. Anyone with donations can drop them off at the New Prague Library during regular business hours.

Car seat safety checkup is Oct. 19 Parents are welcome to have children’s car seats checked for correct installation and recalls at a free monthly checkup from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the New Prague Chevrolet dealership on Highway 19 east of New Prague. It takes roughly 20 minutes to check each car seat; no appointments are necessary, and walk-ins are welcome. Grandparents, expectant parents and those who transport children can attend. New Prague Auto Group and the New Prague Area EMS Association sponsor the event. Trained Child Passenger Safety Technician volunteers will check for recalls, provide educational handouts, answer questions and offer tips to ensure correct installation of all child passenger safety restraints. For more information, call Diane Hrabe, CPS Technician, 952-758- 2530.

Suicide Grief Support Group meets Oct. 22 The Suicide Grief Support Group will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22, in the Jameen Mape Conference Room (lower level) at Mayo Clinic Health System (hospital) in New Prague. Enter through the Emergency Room doors (southwest entrance). Take the southeast elevator, marked "2" to the lower level and follow the signs to the Jameen Mape Conference Room. Family, friends, neighbors and anyone affected by a suicide death is welcome. No registration is required and there is no fee. For more information call Sally Schmid at 952-758- 4735.

Preventing senior exploitation program is Oct. 23 CASE (Communities Against Senior Exploitation) will offer a presentation at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague. This free presentation will alert senior citizens of the different methods of financial exploitation in the community and how to avoid becoming victims. It is cosponsored by Holy Trinity and the St. Wenceslaus Social Action group.

Photo Preservation Workshop set for Oct. 24 Photographs - whether digital or printed are treasured memories. Learn how to preserve photos for the next generation in this free workshop taught by Scott County Historical Society Executive Director Kathleen Klehr. The Photo Preservation Workshop meets 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. Participants may bring photographs and albums to the program for preservation advice. For more information call 952-445-0378 or email sherrick@ or visit online at The Scott County Historical Society is at the Stans Museum, 235 Fuller St. S, Shakopee.

Caregiver Support Group being formed There comes a time in our lives when we will be providing much of the day to day care for a loved one who is in a long-term recovery from an illness or injury, suffering from a chronic illness or a terminal illness, or is elderly.

The demands of providing constant care for a loved one 24/7 with little respite places great stress on the caregiver physically and emotionally. If you are a caregiver and you think that getting mutual support from caregivers like yourself would be helpful, call Deacon Bob Wagner at 952-758-0463. Your insight will be helpful in establishing a support group in our community and the day, time and frequency for the support group to meet.