Meetings & Events 3-3-05

Immunization clinics set in Scott Co.

Scott County Public Health will be offering walk-in immunization clinics during the month of March at the following locations.

—Thursday, March 3, 3-5 p.m. at the Savage Library, 13090 Alabama Ave. S., Savage.

—Thursday, March 10, 3-5 p.m., at the Prior Lake Library, 16210 Eagle Creek Ave. SE, Prior Lake.

—Monday March 14, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at the Workforce Development Center, 752 Canterbury Rd., S., Shakopee.

—Thursday, March 17, 3-5 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 201 Avenue of Hope, Jordan.

Those eligible are children from newborns to 19 who meet state guidelines for the MnVFC program, uninsured, insured with unmet co-pay or deductible, on medical assistance, Minnesota Care or GAMC. People should bring their medical card with them. There is no charge for children’s vaccine, but a donation per immunization is appreciated to help cover administration costs. No one will be refused services if they are unable to pay.

Vaccines available are all regular childhood vaccines required for day care and school enrollment. Varicella (Chickenpox vaccine) is available only at the Workforce Center in Shakopee.

Adult vaccines, tetanus, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A and adult pneumococcal (pneumonia) are also available for a fee. Call 952-496-8555 for current fees or with any questions.

Consent forms for persons under the age of 18 years must be signed by a parent or guardian. People should bring their child’s previous immunization records with them. Immunizations given at public clinics should not be substituted for routine well-child visits with health care providers.

St. Patrick’s hosts Craft and Bake Sale

The St. Patrick Council of Catholic Women will sponsor a Spring Craft and Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Social Hall at the Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Lake. The sale will feature fresh baked caramel and cinnamon rolls to have with a cup or coffee or to take home.

Also included are lots of other baked goods and spring theme craft and household items. The Church of St. Patrick of Cedar Lake is undergoing extensive interior renovation of its 120-year sandstone block building. Proceeds of the craft and bake sale will help to fund the project.

St. John’s CCW hosts breakfast

A sausage and egg breakfast, bake sale and quilt raffle will be held from 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at the KC Hall of New Prague. St. John’s Parish of Union Hill and the St. John’s Council of Catholic Women are sponsoring the event.

The menu will include scrambled eggs, sausage, rolls, milk, juice and coffee.

NAMI support group to meet March 7

The National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) in Scott County, a support and outreach group for those affected directly or indirectly by mental illness (brain disorders), will meet on Monday, March 7. The business meeting is at 6 p.m. and the support group is at 7 p.m. at the Valley Green Workforce Center, 752 Canterbury Road S., Shakopee.

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

Czech Heritage & Social Club to meet

The Czech Heritage and Social Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, at the New Prague City Hall, second floor.

The club meets each month to study and retain the Czech heritage of the area communities.

The program for the evening will be Arnie and Deb Ziskovsky performing folk dances.

Refreshments and treats will be served following the meeting. The public is welcome to join the members at any monthly meeting.

19th century medicine program set

Winter brings with it colds and flus. These days people can treat those aches and pains with modern remedies, like aspirin, not so in the 19th Century. Join the Scott County Historical Society as they take a step back in time to explore the mysteries of 19th century healing arts. Dr. Pistulka, in the persona of Dr. Dunn, talks about his medical practice in the 1880s—complete with period clothing.

This event will be held as a Lunchbox Lecture on Wednesday, March 9, at noon, and a Coffee Talk on Thursday, March 10, at 6:30 p.m. Both will be held at the Scott County Historical Society, 235 S. Fuller St., Shakopee.

Prairie Quilters to meet March 10

The Prairie Quilters of the New Prague area will meet on Thursday, March 10, from 7-9 p.m. in Room E109 at the New Prague Middle School. Those attending should bring paper, scissors and tape. Jean Lim will demonstrate a mini stack and whack method for quilts.

The group will also finalize retreat day plans and have a show and tell. Parking is in the south parking lot. For any questions call Reidun Peulen at 952-758-3596.

Mentors needed for children in NP

There are four children in New Prague currently waiting for a friend through Kinship of Greater Minneapolis. Kinship is a Christian mentoring ministry that provides friendships to children ages five to 15 who are in need of additional adult support. Volunteers spend time once a week for a minimum of one year with a child who needs them. Mentors can be individuals, couples or entire families.

Call Christi Ryburn at 952-758-2777 for more information. Kinship’s website is

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