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Activities planned at ROC center

The Watertown Recreation and Outreach Center for Youth, 213 N. Third St., is for all teenagers in grades seven to 12 and offers a variety of activities and events.

The center is safe, free, fun, well-supervised and organized.

It allows for free time when it is open in the afternoons some Tuesdays as well as Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Offers are pool, video/computer gaming and internet surfing using the supervised and protected computers, foosball, air hockey and board/card games. Special events are also regularly held along with Bible/Talk Time being held each day that the center is open.

Experienced biblical counseling and in-depth Bible study are also available if desired.

For more information, including open hours, email the center at or, or call 920-261-4444.

Bread and Roses set Thursday night

Bread and Roses meals will be served from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. The meal will take place in the fellowship hall.

Participants are asked to enter through the office door on Ninth Street.

For more information, visit

Tops 276 meeting at local center

TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) chapter No. 276 will meet Friday at the Watertown Senior and Community Center, 514 S. Frist St. Weigh-in is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. with a business meeting and program following. Community residents are welcome and invited to take advantage of one free visit. The chapter is active and recruiting members. For more information, call Dawn Justman at 920-390-2066.

Personal Essentials Pantry open hours

The Personal Essentials Pantry, sponsored by Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, is open Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and 4 to 6 p.m. It is located down the hall from the food pantry in the basement of the church, 204 N. 10th St.

Among the items PEP distributes to those in need are: laundry and dish soap, tissues, toilet paper, deodorant, shampoo, toothpaste and brushes, as well as feminine products. Monetary or donations of these items are always accepted in the church office.

Garden Tales

Farmers Market

Garden Tales Farmer’s Market, sponsored by the Friends of the Library, will be held Thursday in the library’s parking lot from 3 to 6 p.m. Some of the items to be sold are kettle corn, lemonade, jams, jellies, salsa, pickles, mini breads, heirloom tomatoes, raspberries, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, beets, melons, green beans, carrots, squash, potatoes, pumpkins, flowers (including mums), herbs, apples, cookies, bars. The Dodge and Jefferson Honey Queen will be selling honey. Handmade sourdough breads, including cranberry walnut bread and pretzel bread and focaccia and cinnamon raisin, will be for sale as well as frozen sourdough pizza crusts. There will also be a booth featuring tundra socks, hats, mittens, gloves, headbands (all made from Watertown alpaca wool). Free samples of fudge brownies will be available. WIC and FMNP vouchers are accepted at some of the booths. Any questions, contact Erin M. O’Neill, manager, at 920-261-0601.

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