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. Info: (952) 466-5313 or email@example.com.
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. 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. Info, registration: www.waconiacommunityed.org or contact ECFE at (952) 442-0613.
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).
St. Boniface breakfast
SUNDAY, NOV. 11 – A Pancake, Waffle and Sausage Breakfast will be held in the St. Boniface school gym, St. Bonifacius, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Includes bake sale, cake walk, raffles, quilt raffle. Co-sponsored by St. Boniface CCW and St. Boniface Knights of Columbus.
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.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, NOV. 13 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Dec. 11.
Memorial Blood Drive
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14 – Memorial Blood Center willhost a blood drive at Faith Lutheran Church from noon to 7 p.m. The holidays are coming up and at this drive, for every unit of blood collected, Memorial will donate a pound of food to Second Harvest. You will also be entered into a drawing for Vikings vs. Packers Game! Appt: Beth at (952) 913-6624 or email email@example.com. Walk-ins welcome.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 – The Southview Carnival will be held from 4 to 7:45p.m. Games, food, prizes, haunted house and more. All families are welcome.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 – CASE (Communities Against Senior Explotation) will give a presentation on fraud and identity theft from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S. Cherry St.). Refreshments. Info: (952) 442-1261.
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 – The Friends of the Waconia Library will hold its general membership meeting at 7 p.m. at the library. Agenda includes mini-store for vintage and collectible books and procuring a new president. All welcome. Info: Heidi at 442-1754 or Glenda at 442-1890.
Waconia YAH meeting
THURSDAY, NOV. 15 – Waconia’s Young At Heart Club members, guests and Safari Island staff will hold a holiday potluck at 11:30 a.m. at Safari Island. Includes program on fraud, scams and ID theft. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at 442-1890.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16 – Plato Baseball will hold a Poultry Party at 7:30 p.m. at the Plato Community Hall. Food, bingo, raffle, drawings and more. All welcome.
‘Oklahoma’ at LHS
NOV. 16-18 – All are invited to enjoy Mayer Lutheran High School’s fall musical, “Oklahoma!” Performances are 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 18. Admission: $7 for adults and $5 (free for MLHS students). Tickets at the door.
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, NOV. 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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 – The Carver County Mental Health Consortium’s Suicide Prevention Community Forum will feature nationally recognized speaker Dr. Dan Reidenberg, the Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices in Education). The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 – The St. Bernard’s Christmas Bazaar Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bernard’s School in Cologne.Great hot dish lunch. Craft items, quilt chances & baked goods.
Pork Chop Supper
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 – The American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St., Waconia) is hosting a Pork Chop Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Includes stuffing, German potato salad or mashed potatoes, vegetable, cole slaw. Price: $8.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18 – Council 2506 will host a pancake and sausage breakfast at St. Joseph parish center in Waconia from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The council supports the parishes of St. Bernards, St. Joseph and St. Victoria.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, NOV. 19 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Great opportunity to meet, talk with other caregivers and local senior professionals to gain insight, resources and support! Meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program located across from the museum in Waconia. Info: (952) 442-7660.
Swim Club signup
MONDAY, NOV. 19 – Enjoy a family friendly schedule and keep your kids active this winter — join Waconia Swim Club for the second half of its fall/winter season. Assessments, registration held at 6 p.m. at Safari Island. Info: www.waconiaswimclub.com.