Meetings & Events 3-29-07

Walk to Unite Pets & People in motion

Carver-Scott Humane Society has started preparations for the 2007 Walk to Unite Pets & People fundraiser, which will take place on Sunday, May 20, at Lions Park in Chaska.

The Walk to Unite is CSHS' largest fundraiser of the year, and money earned is used to provide food, medical care, supplies and ongoing adoption efforts for the many animals housed in the foster home-based program.

Currently, volunteers are finding business sponsors throughout Carver, Scott and western Hennepin counties. Sponsorship benefits are available at $100, $250, $500 and $1,000 levels and focus on the business name and logo recognition throughout the Twin Cities metro area.

To find out more information about becoming a Walk to Unite sponsor or to request a letter sent to your business or home, contact Barb at or call 952-368-3553 (Line 4), and a volunteer will return your call.

Sportsmen's Club will meet Thursday

The New Prague Sportsmen's Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the club room at the Park Ballroom in New Prague.

New members are welcome.

N.E.W. Lions to host April 1 fundraiser

The N.E.W. Lions Club of New Market-Elko-Webster will host an all-you-can-eat sausage supper fundraiser on Sunday, April 1, at the Ranchero Supper Club in Webster. The menu will include sausage, baked beans, German potato salad, cole slaw and garlic bread. Serving will be from 12 noon to 6 p.m.

Money raised will go to charities the club supports in surrounding local communities. For more information, contact Gary at 952-447-4555.

NAMI's support group is April 2

The National Alliance for Mental Illness in Scott County, a support and outreach group for those affected directly or indirectly by mental illness (bipolar, schizophrenia and depression), will meet on Monday, April 2.

The business meeting will begin at 6 p.m. with the support meeting following at 7 p.m. at the Valley Green Workforce Center, 752 Canterbury Road South in Shakopee.

For further information, contact Janet at 952-890-1669 or Kevin at 952- 496-8513.

Lonsdale Golden Agers will meet

The Lonsdale Golden Agers will meeet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the Crusader Civic Center in Lonsdale. Lunch will be potluck, and bingo will be played. Seniors 55 and older are welcome to attend.

Members of the lunch committee are Mary Jean Sirek, Helen Skluzacek and Ray Valek.

Separated/divorce support group set

The next session of the Area Separated and Divorce Support Group will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, in the lower level of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in New Prague.

The group meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Individuals of all faiths are welcome. For more information, contact Mary at 952-873-6781.

VFW Post 5145 plan April 5 meeting

Gopher Post 5145, New Prague Veterans of Foreign Wars, and its Auxiliary, will hold their regular monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, at the Park Ballroom in New Prague.

Election of officers for the coming year will be held. Lunch and refreshments will be served following the meeting.

Live Strong cancer support group set

The Live Strong cancer support group, founded nationally by Lance Armstrong, a cancer survivor himself, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5, in the Solarium at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague. Nicole Schmidt, the group's facilitator and hospital chaplain will lead this group for persons who are living with cancer. There is no charge, but registration is encouraged. To register or receive more information, contact Nicole Schmidt at 952-758-8176.

Senior Citizens Club to meet April 6

The New Prague Senior Citizens Club will meet at 12:45 p.m. Friday, April 6, at the New Prague City Hall upstairs clubroom.

Angie Korbel and Helen Javurek are on the lunch committee for the April meeting. Anyone who is unable to serve must find his or her own substitute.

Buses pick up senior citizens for local shopping every Wednesday. The bus goes to Burnsville on the third Thursday of the month. For reservations, call 952-496-8341.

Muretta Prokes and Irene Puncochar are on the lunch committee for May.

All seniors are welcome to join the club for meetings, cards and bingo every first Friday of the month.

HHW Facility closed holiday weekend

The Scott County Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Facility will be closed on Saturday, April 7, for the Easter holiday weekend. Normal operation will resume on Wednesday, April 11. The Re-Use Room will also be closed on Saturday, April 7.

The Scott County HHW Facility is located at 588 Country Trail East (Hwy 282), just west of the intersection of MN Highways 13 and 282 and County Road 17. The HHW Facility is normally open on Wednesdays from noon to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. The Re-Use Room is also open on those same days, but closes 15 minutes earlier.

Pre-funeral planning topic of talk

Mala Strana's Health Care Center's Family Council invites the community to attend a seminar on pre-arrangements for funerals.

This talk will be presented at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Great Room at Mala Strana Health Care Center in New Prague. Steve Frost, mortician at Bruzek Funeral Home, will outline helpful information that will help families in pre-planning funerals.

For more information, call Jan Ferrazzo or Cheryl Marek at 952-758-2511.

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