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.
Marriage amend. event
THURSDAY, OCT. 4 – A Respectful Conversation on the Marriage Amendment sponsored by Waconia Moravian Church (209 East Second St.) will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Pre-registration required: www.mnchurches.org or (952) 442-2920.
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.
Win a shopping spree
FRIDAY, OCT. 5 – Mackenthun’s Fine Foods and the Waconia Band Boosters are sponsoring a Homecoming Kickoff. Buy a square yard of the Waconia football field and have a chance at winning a two-minute shopping spree at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, a $75 or $50 gift card, or one of seven additional cash prizes. Tickets are available at Mackenthun’s, from band members, and at the gate of the homecoming football game.
Pet Adoption Day
SATURDAY, OCT. 6 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Cats and dogs available; all have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
SATURDAY, OCT. 6 – A spaghetti dinner will be held for KJ McDonald of Watertown from 5 to 8 p.m. at Watertown City Hall. Free will offering; proceeds will be used for medical bills related to metastatic melanoma. All welcome.
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.
MONDAY, OCT. 8 – Waconia Area Women of Today is a dynamic, fun, diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of our community. It volunteers its time, raises funds for charities, and provides informational seminars that are open to the public. The next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Laketown Gym in Waconia. Info: Connie at (952) 217-0963.
MONDAY, OCT. 8 – 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. Call for information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, OCT. 9 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Nov. 13.
St. Joseph CUF meeting
TUESDAY, OCT. 9 – The St. Joseph Council of Catholic United Financial meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center.
Marriage Amend. event
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 – A Marriage Amendment Discussion featuring guest speaker John Rodgers of the Minnesota Catholic Conference will be held from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church (41E 1st, St. Waconia).
Community Action event
THURSDAY, OCT. 11 – Calling all leaders, volunteers, and community members interested in serving people in need around Waconia. An informational meeting about the Community Action Committee will be held at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. The meeting will introduce the committee’s ideas for creating a network which links local organizations together to better serve the community.
SVABW Open House
FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – The public is invited to attend Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women’s Legislative Open House and 30th Anniversary Celebration from 2 to 5 p.m. at 551 East Park Street, Belle Plaine. Come and meet candidates running for and incumbents currently representing local city, county and state offices. RSVP: (952) 873-4214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 5.
Family Fall Festival
FRIDAY, OCT. 12 – The community is invited to the Family Fall Festival at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in the gym. Children, preschool-4th grade, will enjoy a bounce house, hayride, face painting, games, prizes, and more! Walking tacos, beverages, and dessert will be served.
St. Bernard Chili Feed
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – The Church of St. Bernard, 212 Church St. E., Cologne will hold a Chili Feed after the 5 p.m. Mass. Join St. Bernard’s for live music, a chili supper (free-will offering), refreshments and fellowship. Tickets for the cash raffle can be purchased at the door for $25 (does not include supper). Drawings are from 6-9 p.m. with cash prizes from $50 to $500. Need not be present to win.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – 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.
East Union Country Fare
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – The East Union Country Fare will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Union Lutheran Church. Annual fundraiser incudes luncheon, crafts, collectibles, baked goods, quilted items, garden produce, desserts and more.
Public Rosary event
SATURDAY, OCT. 13 – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia will hold a public rosary at noon near the church on the corner across from the rectory. Bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket. Info: Patrick at (612) 718-1477.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, OCT. 15 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care have partnered up to provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. This is a great opportunity to meet and talk with other caregivers and local senior professionals to gain insight, resources and support! This Support Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program located across from the museum in Waconia. Info: (952) 442-7660.
THURSDAY, OCT. 18 – The 2012 Carver County Senior Expo “The Season Never Ends” will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Waconia High School. Event focuses on health care, services, and retirement and includes vendor fair, health screening, lunch, music, door prizes and more. Keynote speaker: Don Shelby. Admission: $15; register at the door or through ISD 110 Comm. Ed. at (952) 442-0610.
Country Music show
SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – A two-hour country music show featuring Red Johnson, “country music with a heart,” and cowboy poet Rich Bellert will be held at 7 p.m. at the American Legion in Waconia. Event includes tribute to the late Walt Schmakel. Tickets: $10, available in advance at the club or at the door.
Pet Adoption Day
SATURDAY, OCT. 20 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Cats and dogs available; all have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees: $165+ for cats and $195+ for dogs. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – An omelette breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.). Includes toast, hash browns, beverage. Adults: $8, children 12 and under: $4.
SUNDAY, OCT. 21 – The New Germany Commercial Club is hosting its annual pancake breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon at the village hall. All profits are put back into parks and children’s holiday parties.