Dateline for July 19, 2012

Networking group

TUESDAYS – Lakeside Networkers is a local BNI business networking group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Lola’s Lakehouse in Waconia to share referrals and grow businesses. All are welcome to attend the meetings.

Garden Help Desk

SATURDAYS – The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will host a garden help desk starting June 2 at the Waconia Public Library. Bring samples and questions from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Music in the Park

THURSDAY, JULY 19 – Waconia Parks and Recreation presents Music in the Park at City Square Park in Waconia. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Concessions available. Rain site is Safari Island. Performer: Paul Christian.

Church garage sale

JULY 19-21 – The annual All Saints garage sale will take place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and 8 a.m. to noon (half-price day) on Saturday. Lunch is available. The church is located on Highway 212 in NYA.

PRCA Rodeo event

JULY 20-21 – the 2012 Professional Rodeo event will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds. Sanctioned by the PRCA, the rodeo promises rough stock events, timed events, barrel racing, calf scramble, pony rides and fun for the whole family. Performances: 7:30 p.m. each night. Advance tickets: $11 for adults, $9 for children 6-10. Gate admission: $12 for adults, $10 for children 6-10. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Tickets available at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods and Waconia Farm Supply. Info:

Mackenthun’s Ribfest

SATURDAY, JULY 21 – Mackenthuns 9th annual Ribfest and Relay For Life fundraiser will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bounce house, pony rides (1-3 p.m.), live music by Traveled Ground (11 a.m.-3 p.m.). All activities are free. Food and beverages available at the Mack Shack. To enter Ribfest competition, visit or sign up at Mackenthuns service center.

Green Isle reunion

SATURDAY, JULY 21 – An "All School Reunion" is being planned for the elementary school in Green Isle. All former teachers, students and employees for the school and surrounding former country schools are invited to attend. Short program: 1 p.m. Event includes tours of the school, memorabilia displays, music by former students, and visiting with old friends. Food and drink concessions will be available on the grounds. Info: Larry "Buster" Brazil at (952) 873-6596 or Rita Edmonds at (507) 326-7971.

WHS 1982 reunion

SATURDAY, JULY 21 – The Waconia Class of 1982 Reunion will be held from 6 p.m. to midnight at Holasek’s Rock Isle Farm in Waconia. Info: Jill Abrams at (952) 237-5901.

Classic car, truck show

SUNDAY, JULY 22 – The 3rd annual All Ford Classic Car and Truck Show will be held at Waconia Ford (located on Highway 5 in Waconia) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Owners can preregister at the dealership for $7 or on the day of the event for $10. Info: (952) 442-4411.

Chow Mein Dinner

SUNDAY, JULY 22 – American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street, Waconia) will serve a Chow Mein Dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults: $7, under 12: $4. Take out orders available.

VBS at Trinity

JULY 23-27 – Kids in preschool-5th grade will not want to miss "Sky" Vacation Bible School (VBS) from 9 a.m. to noon July 23-27 at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Waconia. Kids will soar through Bible stories, spin through crazy activities, and dive into yummy snacks. Online registration: Click on calendar, open registrations, and register now. Registration forms also located at Trinity. Info: Stephanie at (952) 442-4165 or [email protected].

VBS at ParkSide

JULY 23-26 – ParkSide Church Vacation Bible School will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on July 23-26. ParkSide Church will "get down to lift God high" through exciting Bible stories, high-energy songs, cool crafts, yummy snacks, crazy games and learning about Jesus through each one of these activities at our "Praise" VBS. Walk-in registrations welcome. Cost: $10/child. Details, registration forms at

Spanish Immersion VBS

JULY 23-27 – In partnership with Oakwood Community Church in Waconia, Without Borders International Christian Ministry invites children entering grades 1-6 to Spanish Immersion Vacation Bible School. VBS is taught in full Spanish and runs from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Minnewashta Church at 26710 West 62nd Street, Shorewood. Cost: $25 per child ($50 per family limit). To register, contact Darla Huaman at (612) 408-1051 or e-mail [email protected]. To register in Spanish, contact Pastor Lenin Huaman at (612) 250-6058. Please bring a yellow T-shirt for each child.

Immunization Clinic

MONDAY, JULY 23 – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) will hold an Immunization Clinic from 3 to 5 p.m. Public Health provides immunizations to residents who do not have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations. Adult, childhood vaccines available. A $14 fee is requested for the administration of each MnVFC vaccine. No one will be denied service if unable to pay. Info, appt: (952) 361-1329.

Music in the Park

THURSDAY, JULY 26 – Waconia Parks and Recreation presents Music in the Park at City Square Park in Waconia. The free concert starts at 7 p.m. Concessions available. Rain site is Safari Island. Performer: The Everett Smithson Band.

St. Bernard’s sale

JULY 26-28 – St. Bernard’s Catholic United Financial is sponsoring a rummage sale in St. Bernard’s School, Cologne, July 26 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., July 27 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and July 28 (bag day) 8 a.m. to noon. To donate items for the sale: (952) 466-5567.

Show Choir golf event

FRIDAY, JULY 27 – The Waconia Choir Boosters are hosting a four-person golf scramble at Timber Creek Golf Course in Watertown with registration starting at 10:30 a.m. and lunch from 11 a.m. to noon. Shotgun start: noon, followed by award ceremony with prizes at 5 p.m. Proceeds support over 200 choir students in grades 7-12. Info: (612) 281-6215 or email [email protected] or go to for registration.

Waconia VFW steak fry

SATURDAY, JULY 28 – The Waconia VFW will host a steak fry at the clubhouse in Waconia, 125 First St. W. from 5 to 8 p.m. Steak or chicken, baked and cheesy potatoes, cole slaws, dessert.

Movie in the Park

FRIDAY, AUG. 3 – Movie in the Park will be held in City Square Park in Waconia at 8:30 p.m. Movie: "Kung Fu Panda 2." Rain site is Safari Island.

Steak fry dinner

SATURDAY, AUG. 11 – A steak fry dinner will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street, Waconia). Includes baked potato, cole slaw, bread, beverage. Price: $10.