9-20-12 Waconia Patriot Dateline

Leader Mentors needed
Join an exciting organization where you mentor the next generation of women leaders. Troop Leaders are needed for Girl Scout Troops. If you or someone you know wants to be a mentor, contact Girl Scouts at GirlScouts@GirlScoutsrv.org.

Golden Connections
2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS – Individuals 55 years and older are invited to Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Waconia for a casual time of coffee, visiting, and activities at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. All are invited.

Lighthouse pie-coffee
Thursdays – Free Pie and Coffee at Lighthouse of Waconia every Thursday from 3-4 p.m.  Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and pie at Lighthouse of Waconia, 500 S. Cherry Street. Info: 442-1261.

Fall Softener Salt Sale
The Waconia Wrestling and Baseball teams have kicked off their annual fall water softener salt sale. District 110 residents can order salt and have it delivered to their homes on Saturday, Oct. 13. Three types of softener salt are available, including coarse, pellet and iron. All proceeds benefit the WHS Wrestling and Baseball teams. Info: Kelly at (612) 396-1358.

NAMI meeting
THURSDAY, SEPT. 20 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at the Moravian Church, 209 2nd St E, in Waconia. Information will be available and a discussion will be held.

‘Alice in Wonderland’
SEPT. 21-22 – River City Theatre Company will present its seventh production, “Alice in Wonderland,” at the Watertown-Mayer High School Performing Arts Center. Sept. 21 show is at 7 p.m. and Sept. 22 is at 2 p.m. Tickets are $9 for adults and $7 for students. Info: RiverCityTheatreCompany.org.

Young At Heart event
FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 – Waconia’s Young at Heart (YAH) Club members will gather for a wine tasting event at Parley Lake Winery at noon. BYO lunch for a picnic on the grounds of the winery. To carpool, meet at the Safari Island parking lot at 11:30 a.m. Wine tasting is $5 per person. Handicapped parking is available at the winery. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at 442-1890.

Waconia VFW steak fry
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 – 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.

1992 WHS class reunion
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 – The Waconia High School Class of 1992 will hold its 20 year reunion at Lola’s Lakehouse in Waconia starting at 7:30 p.m. Informal gathering includes band Northern Comfort. Info: Krissy Hilgers at (612) 718-7196 or see Waconia High School Class of 1992 Reunion on Facebook.

ECFE Family Safety Fair
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 – Parents and children ages birth-5 are invited to a Family Safety Fair from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the Waconia Fire Station. Waconia firefighters, CCSO deputies and Ridgeview paramedics will provide safety information for families with young children. SPARKY, the firehouse dog and McGruff, the police dog will greet children. Enjoy fire engine rides, a bounce house, face painting, treats and prizes. Bring along a stuffed animal to get “checked out” by a paramedic. Info: 442-0613.

National Gymnastics Day
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 – Laketown Gymnastics in Waconia is joining USA Gymnastics in their effort to “Turn the World Upside Down” on National Gymnastics Day! At noon, gymnasts, families, friends and enthusiasts nationwide will turn upside down, snap a photo and share it on the USA Gymnastics Facebook page. Last year, more than 20,000 people broke the world record for simultaneous handstands. We hope to help break that record this year. Laketown Gymnastics will donate $1 to The Children’s Miracle Network for each person who participates. Arrive at 11:30 a.m. for a couple of trial runs. A treat will be served afterward. Info: usagym.org/ngd.

Hollanders Beer Bust
SATURDAY, SEPT. 22 – The Cologne Hollanders Baseball Team is sponsoring a beer bust starting at 4 p.m. at Burky’s in Cologne. Tickets available at the door. At 9 p.m., the MEGA RAFFLE drawing will take place. A few tickets remain for purchase at the event before 9 p.m.

Men’s Night Out
MONDAY, SEPT. 24 – Back by popular demand, this special event will address the top men’s health issues. Bring your spouse or significant other to hear from a panel of physician experts and ask questions to improve your health and well-being — from a man’s point of view. Light meal provided, cash bar/beverage service available plus door prize drawings. Held from 6:30-8:15 p.m. at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. Registration required – contact (952) 442-8084.

Grief Support Group
MONDAY, SEPT. 24 – The Grief Support Group: Rebuilding Hope, sponsored by Ridgeview Medical Center, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center. This support group is for those experiencing grief or anticipating a loss of someone they care about. It provides an on-going opportunity to gather helpful information, share your experiences, be supported and support others in a similar situation. Info: (952)442-2191, Ext. 6190.  There is no fee to attend.
Immunization Clinic
MONDAY, SEPT. 24 – 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.

Waconia CarFit event
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 – A CarFit event will be held at the Waconia Public Works facility from 4 to 7 p.m. Learn how to be as safe as possible in your vehicle and on the road. Appt: Jan at (952) 442-5802.

GS New Member Night
TUESDAY, SEPT. 25 – Girls and adults are invited to find out more about the Waconia & St. Boni Girl Scouts at New Member Night from 6:15-7:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. Info: www.girlscoutsrv.org.

Family Sleep Practices
THURSDAY, SEPT. 27 – Help your child or teen get the best sleep possible. Staff from Ridgeview Specialty Clinic-Pediatric Integrative Medicine will share recommendations about proper nutrition and how exercise, sunlight and evening activities play a role in sleep patterns. Held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To register, contact (952) 442-8084.

Babysitting Class
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 – Ridgeview Medical Center offers the newly revised American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This updated course gives 11-15-year-olds the skills and confidence to be great babysitters in a fun, fast-paced, interactive format. Hands-on activities, an exciting video, role play and lively discussions are included. For information or to register: visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org or contact (952) 442-8083. Fee: $58.

Community Walk
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 – A free community walk to support Christian education in Carver County will be held on the Luce Line Trail starting in the parking lot behind D’Vinci’s in Watertown. Registration: 9 a.m. Includes complimentary continental breakfast. All children must be accompanied by a parent/adult. Sponsored by Christ Community Lutheran School in Watertown.

Pork Chop Dinner
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 – The Plato Lions will hold a Pork Chop Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Plato Hall. Adults: $8.50, ages 5-12: $6.50, 4 and under admitted free.

Strengthen Family event
SUNDAY, SEPT. 30 – Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia will hold “Strengthening the Heart of Your Family” from 3 to 5 p.m. Learn ways to build faith and values, share time together, build identity and memories, and live lives of service to others. Intended for parents with school-age and younger children. Speaker: Marilyn Sharpe. Childcare provided. Sign-up: heatherrodning@hotmail.com (names of attendees; names and ages of children needing childcare) by Friday, Sept. 28.

Medicare 101 event
TUESDAY, OCT. 2 – Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will host the informational event Medicare 101 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. Speaker: Jack Gustafson of Thrivent. Refreshments will be served. Info: Mary Ann Somers at (952) 442-8461 or email maryann.somers@thrivent.com.

Legion Auxiliary
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Nov. 7.

ARC bloodmobile
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 – The American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile from 2 to 7 p.m. at Southview Elementary School in Waconia. All blood types needed. To make an appointment or for more information, contact 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.

First Friday service
FRIDAY, OCT. 5 – First Friday Recovery Service will be held at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church (800 Waconia Parkway N, Waconia). All are welcome to attend this informal worship service. It is designed for anyone looking for support or healing with an emphasis on recovery from addictions. Personal care givers and concerned persons of people struggling with addictions will also find this service meaningful. Good music, message. Casual, comfortable. Upcoming services: Nov. 2. Info: (952) 442-2101.

Waconia Booster Bash
FRIDAY, OCT. 5 – Attend a night of fun at this fundraising event for the Waconia Booster Club. It will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (after the homecoming football game). Music: 73 Paces. Admission: free. Food, beverages available for purchase. Adults only; must be 21 or over.

Waconia FD breakfast
SUNDAY, OCT. 7 – The Waconia Fire Department will be hosting its Fall Pancake, French Toast and Sausage Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7. The event will be held at the fire station. Tickets are $6 (children age 5 and under admitted free). Tickets available from firefighters and at the door.

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