Plato blood drive
THURSDAY, NOV. 1 – The Plato Lions Club will hold a blood drive at Cross Roads West (formerly Oakview Community Church) from 1 to 7 p.m. Info, appt: Ken or Myra at 238-2370.
WHS ‘Spelling Bee’
NOV. 1-3 – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” will be performed at 7 p.m. all three nights in the auditorium at Waconia High School.
THURSDAY, NOV. 1 – A parenting seminar entitled “The Journey of Parenting: Helping Your Child Become a Competent, Caring, Contributing Adult” will be presented from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bayview Elementary School. Sponsored by Bayview PTO, Southview PTO and District 110 ECFE. Features Dr. Linda S. Budd, a licensed psychologist and family therapist. Info, register: 442-0613 or www.waconiacommunityed.org.
First Friday service
FRIDAY, NOV. 2 – 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. Info: (952) 442-2101.
Early Childhood screen.
NOV. 2 & 16 – Early Childhood Screening is a free service offered by District 110 staff that will check a child’s overall development and health. Recommended screening age is between the ages of 3 1/2 and 4 years. Screenings take place at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd., from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Info: 442-0613.
Dessert, fashion event
SATURDAY, NOV. 3 – All are welcome to attend the “Delightful Desserts & Decades of Fashion” event at 2 p.m. at Good Samaritan in Waconia. Tickets: $10. Tickets: (952) 442-7191 (limited number available).
A Healthy Balance
SATURDAY, NOV. 3 – Ridgeview Foundation invites you to celebrate the 10th Annual Achieving a Healthy Balance seminar—“A Day for You,” designed by women for women. Keynote speaker: Dan Buettner. Held 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Oak Ridge Hotel & Conference Center in Chaska. Fee: $75. Info: (952) 442-6010.
St. Joseph CUF
SUNDAY, NOV. 4 – The St. Joseph Council of Catholic United Financial will have a Communion and Breakfast at 9:15 a.m. at St. Joseph Church. The Community Awards will be presented.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 7 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Dec. 5.
Fall Fun Day
THURSDAY, NOV. 8 – Fall Fun Day will be held at St. Joe’s in Waconia. Enjoy a free morning of fun, play, stories, crafts, and snacks. All children ages 2-5 are invited to attend from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic School. RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 442-4500. Bring a friend!
4-H Info Night
THURSDAY, NOV. 8 – Come and learn about the different opportunities youth can explore in 4-H. An Info Night will be held from 6:45 to 8 p.m. at the Carver County Extension Office (11360 Hwy 212 W, Suite 4, Cologne). Open to all potential and current members. Please RSVP to (952) 466-5313 or email@example.com by Tuesday, Nov. 6.
Candy Give Back event
THURSDAY, NOV. 8 – Ladybug Child Care Center (859 Vista Boulevard in Waconia) is sponsoring a Halloween Candy Give Back event where donated candy will be sent to men and women overseas. Community members are welcome to bring their extra candy to Ladybug on Nov. 8. Info: (952) 442-5057.
Veterans Day Dinner
FRIDAY, NOV. 9 – The annual Veterans Day Dinner will be held at the Waconia American Legion. Social hour: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Chicken, roast beef; catered by Hillcrest Cafe. Cost: $12. Guest speaker: State Legion Commander Donald Pankake. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 5 at (952) 442-5340.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 – The 2nd annual Community Forum on Preventing Underage Substance Abuse will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Waconia High School. Keynote speaker: Michael K. Alle, MA, LADC, BCCR. Info: www.waconia.new.rschooltoday.com/page/2592 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 – A steak fry dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street, Waconia). Includes baked potato, cole slaw, bread, beverage. Price: $11.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 – A Scrapbook and Craft Extravaganza will be held from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the District 110 ECFE site, 520 Industrial Blvd., Waconia. Digital scrapbooking, door prizes and food will be provided. Online Registration: www.waconiacommunityed.org or call ECFE at 442-0613 for information.
Card making event
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 – The Cologne Lions and Cologne Leo’s Club along with the West Carver Lions and Mayer-Watertown DandyLions are sponsoring an event where people create greeting cards that will be sent to people serving in the military. The event starts at 9 a.m. at Cologne Academy. Card kits will be provided, no crafting experience is needed. Info: Paula at (952) 466-5776.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11 – Zion Lutheran Church in Mayer is hosting a 100-year celebration worship service, Turkey Dinner and silent auction. Worship times: 8 and 10:30 a.m. Turkey Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Silent auction closes at 1:30 p.m. Advance dinner tickets are $10 per adult and $5 for kids age 4-10. Tickets for sale at Zion Lutheran School. Dinner includes turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, green beans, coleslaw, cranberries, rolls, pumpkin bars and pies.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11 – The St. Boni American Legion will hold Turkey Bingo with door prizes at 2 p.m. at the St. Boniface School Gym (corner of CR 92 and Wildwood Ave., St. Bonifacius).
MONDAY, NOV. 12 – In honor of Veterans Day, all military personnel, veterans and their families will receive free admission to Safari Island in Waconia. They will also receive free admission and skate rental for Open Skate at the Waconia Ice Arena from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Please present your Military ID.
Waconia WOT meeting
MONDAY, NOV. 12 – Waconia Area Women of Today is a dynamic, fun, diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of our community. The group’s next meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at the Laketown Gym in Waconia. Info: waconiaareawt.org or contact Connie at (952) 217-0963.