Meetings & Events 5-1-08

Cedar Lake Township recycling day is May 3

Cedar Lake Township will hod its annual Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 3.

Residents of Cedar Lake Township can bring in items to be recycled. The first item is free, with a charge for additional items.

The recycling is for the following items: appliances, air conditioners, couches and recliners, mattresses and box springs, car, truck or tractor tires - with or without rims - televisions, brown goods (electronics) and batteries.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District will collect car, truck and tractor tires without rims free of charge.

Fees must be paid before items may be dropped off. Collection will be outside the St. Patrick Bar & Restaurant. Only those items listed will be collected, and no commercial appliances will be accepted.

For more information call 952-758-3573.

Pan Fish Tournament this Saturday

The New Prague Sportsmen's Club will host its 21st annual Pan Fish Tournament on Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The tourney will be held at the east access of Cedar Lake, north of New Prague. There will be cash prizes for the largest pan fish and for first through 10th place. There is a cost for entering the contest with registration to be done at Simon's Sports Bar in New Prague 9542-758-3322 or at the access on the day of the event.

Lonsdale Golden Agers meeting set

The next meeting of Lonsdale Golden Agers will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, at the Crusader Civic Center in Lonsdale. Cards will be played, and hamburgers will be served for lunch. The lunch committee includes Ceil Malecha, Clarence Smisek and Delores Kalina.

Seniors are welcome to attend.

Separated/divorce support is offered

The next meeting of the area separated/divorce support group will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, in the lower level of St. Wenceslaus Church in New Prague. The group will only meet once more this year - on Tuesday, May 20.

Individuals of all faiths are welcome. Call Mary, 952-873-6781, for more information.

Le Sueur Legion Council to meet May 7

The Le Sueur County Council of the American Legion and Auxiliary will hold a quarterly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, at the Cleveland American Legion Post 207. Post 207 and its Auxiliary will host the event.

Committee reports will be given. Discussion of Boy and Girl Government Day in Le Sueur County and bingo at the Hastings Veterans Home will be on the agenda.

Election of county council officers is also on the agenda.

Legion and Auxiliary members of posts in Le Sueur County are welcome to attend this meeting. Lunch and refreshments will be served after the meeting.

Retired military invited to town meeting

All retired military personnel are invited to a Retired Military Town Hall Meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Army National Guard Armory in Mankato. Questions regarding VA retiree benefits and the application process will be discussed.

The Le Sueur, Nicollet, Brown, Watonwan, Blue Earth and Waseca County Veterans Service Offices, along with the Minnesota Army National Guard, are hosting this event.

This seminar is open to all military retirees and their families. For reservations, contact Jim Golgart, 507-357-8279, or Patrick Corrow, 651-268-8413.

Low vision support offered May 8

Vision Loss Resources facilitates a support group at Queen of Peace Hospital for individuals with vision loss. Participants will be able to meet others who are experiencing vision changes and learn ways to manage this loss, gain insight, hear new ideas and see available adaptive equipment. Family members and friends are encouraged to attend.

The Low Vision Support Group will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the Solarium at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague.

This support group meets at the Hospital on the second Thursday of every month. To register or receive more information, contact Vision Loss Resources, 612-871-2222.

Prairie Quilters set meeting for May 8

The Prairie Quilters of the New Prague area will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in Room E109 at the New Prague Middle School. Members are asked to park in the south parking lot.

Round-Robin quilts are due, a questionnaire will be filled out and members will learn to calculate yardage for quilts. The group will also have show and tell.

Any questions may be directed to Reidun, 952-758-3596.

Growing through grief sessions set

Designed to meet the needs of those experiencing grief due to the death of a loved one or those helping someone experiencing loss, the Growing Through Grief support group can help through education and peer support.

The next session will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, in the foyer (location change) of the Jameen Mape Conference Center at Queen of Peace Hospital in New Prague.

To register or receive more information, contact the Queen of Peace Education Department, 952.758.8187.

Stroke screenings slated for May 9

Residents living in and around New Prague can be screened to reduce their risks of having strokes. The complete screening package includes a new heart rhythm screening, checking for irregular heartbeat, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

Life Line Screening will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Prague Friday, May 9, with appointments beginning at 9 a.m.

For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment, call 877-2237-1287 or visit Registration is required.

Family Fun Night planned at Eagle View Elementary

Plans for Family Fun Night are being finalized. Geared toward newborns to 5 year olds and their families, the event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 16, at Eagle View Elementary School in Elko New Market.

There is no charge for families to attend.

The evening will include free games, storytelling and music provided by SR Productions. There will also be food to purchase (pizza or hotdog meal deals), face painting, a moonwalk for jumping and more.

The fun night is sponsored by Early Childhood Family Education/parent volunteers of District 721.

Special 150th event set at The Landing

Scott County kicks off its celebrations of Minnesota's Sesquicentennial Saturday, May 17, with a special event at The Landing (formerly historic Murphy's Landing) in Shakopee.

There will be children's games, an 1860s baseball game, horse-drawn trolley rides, living history tours, music and more. Admission to the event is free.

For more information, contact Kathleen Klehr at the Scott County Historical Society in Shakopee, 952-445-0378, or

Memorial Day vet display input sought

The Scott County Veterans Service Office is seeking photos of deceased veterans from Scott County, so the veterans may be honored this Memorial Day.

The photos will be on display at the Government Center in Shakopee. Photos of the veteran in military uniform are preferred; however, if there are none, any photo could be used. The photographs can be brought or mailed to the Veterans Service Office where they will be scanned and returned to the owner.

In addition to the photos, the following information is needed: name of veteran, date of birth and death, branch of military service and city in the county. The address is Scott County Veterans Service Office, Government Center Room 212, 200 Fourth Ave. W, Shakopee, MN 55379.

More than 500 photos of departed veterans are expected for the display, which will be presented from Monday, May 19, through Friday, June 6, in the Link area of the Government Center. For more information, call 952-496-8176 with questions.

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