THURSDAY, NOV. 15 — The support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at the Waconia Moravian Church located at 209 2nd St. E. beginning at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16 — Plato Baseball is hosting a Poultry Party at 7:30 p.m. at Plato Community Hall. Bingo, raffle, paddle wheel, ham, turkey, pork chops, steaks, hamburg, chips, candy and beverages. Cash drawing for prizes up to $100; need not be present to win.
Fall bingo, raffle
FRIDAY, NOV. 16 — The Hamburg Lions are hosting their Fall Bingo at 7 p.m. at Hamburg Community Hall. Play 25 games for $8 with door prizes given away between every game. Prizes include turkeys, hams and sausages. Hamburgers and beverages available. Raffle drawing for cash prizes — $300 cash and two $100 cash prices. $1 per chance (need not be present for this drawing). The Cologne Leos will have children’s activities. Proceeds used for community projects.
Ava Becher benefit
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 — Ava’s Unbreakable Spirit, a fund-raiser for the family of Ava Becher, will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Willkommen Park Pavilion in NYA. Chili feed, cash bar, silent auction, bucket raffle, raffle ticket drawing. Kids crazy hair, glitter tattoos and face painting by Tanglez Salon. Ava was born in July with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, commonly known as Brittle Bone Disease. She had suffered leg fractures while still in the womb and three additional leg fractures at two weeks old, which were followed by a broken arm. There is no cure for the condition, but various therapies and treatments can help.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 — St. Bernard’s will host a Christmas Bazaar Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bernard’s School in Cologne. Great hot dish lunch and craft items, quilt chances and baked goods.
Christmas open house
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 — There will be a Christmas Open House at the Willkommen Heritage and Preservation Society (102 E Main St., NYA) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Heritage Center invites you to an indoor historical house tour displaying eight homes with eight Christmas trees and other decorations. Treats will be served and admission is free. The Society now has a Facebook page — go to Facebook.com and check it out at NYAHeritageCenter. Questions, call (952) 467-4227.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 — St. John’s School in NYA is hosting a vendor sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Come get some early Christmas shopping done. Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Longaberger and many more vendors included. Concessions served by the St. John’s youth group, and proceeds will go toward their trip to Texas.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 — The 30th annual NYA Community Education Craft Fair will take place at Central High School and Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 200 crafters will be displaying. A shuttle bus will be running between the high school, elementary school, and St. John’s school for the vendor sale.
SUNDAY, NOV. 18 — All Saints Lutheran Church in NYA is hosting a pancake breakfast, including ham and scrambled eggs, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Free will offering. Open to everyone.
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.
Dad’s Belgian Waffles
SUNDAY, NOV. 18 — An all you care to eat Dad’s Belgian Waffle meal will be served from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran School gym (27, 1st Ave. NW) in NYA. Carryouts available. Everyone welcome. Advance tickets available from St. John’s LWML or St. John’s Youth Group (call 467-2740 for more information). Proceeds benefit St. John’s LWML mission projects and St. John’s Youth trip to San Antonio Youth Gathering in 2013. Cost is $7 for adults ($8 at the door), $5 for children 6-12 and free for those under age 5.
MONDAY, NOV. 19 — A blood drive will be held at Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call Janice at (612) 240-1624 for an appointment.
Giving Thanks Supper
TUESDAY, NOV. 20 — All Saints Lutheran Church is providing a free meal to the first 75 people to make a reservation at the second annual Giving Thanks Supper from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the church (511 Merger Street, NYA). There is no cost — reservations can be made by calling (952) 261-5419 by Saturday, Nov. 17.
Meat and bingo
TUESDAY, NOV. 20 — New Germany American Legion Post 601 is sponsoring a Turkey, Meat, Goose Bingo night at the New Germany City Hall starting at 7 p.m. There will be 24 games. There will be three $50 cash prizes given away and a turkey for a door prize. The Auxiliary will have hamburgers and a bake sale available.
TUESDAY, NOV. 20 — The Carver County Licensed Family Child Care Association meets the third Tuesday of each month for trainings and meeting. This training is titled “Family Child Care Money Management and Retirement Planning.” It starts at 6:30 p.m. with “Shaken Baby” viewing. Money Management Training is from 7-9 p.m. Family child care providers meet for training each month at the Early Childhood Center in Chaska on Village Parkway. For additional information, contact Sue at (952) 466-4735 or see cclchildcare.org.
Kids Only Craft Sale
SATURDAY, DEC. 1 — The 21st Annual Kids Only Craft and Bake Sale, sponsored by the West Carver Girl Scouts, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Central Elementary in NYA.The sale will be open to children age 12 and under only from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., after which time the sale will open to adults who would like to shop. There will be an adults’ table in the cafeteria beginning at 10 a.m. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This is a chance for children to purchase gifts for loved ones inexpensively and without adults knowing what they will be receiving. All items will be wrapped at the sale. All shoppers must bring a list of people they are buying for, money and a sack to carry their gifts home in.
Advent season service
SUNDAY, DEC. 2 — St. Paul’s Ev. Reformed Church of Hamburg invites the community to the start of this year’s Advent Season. Time of fellowship will begin at 6:30 p.m. with Christmas cookies and Hors d’oeuvores. The Advent Service led by the Youth of the Congregation will follow at 7:30. The church is located at 15470 County Road 31, Hamburg. If you have questions, call Pastor Dan Schnabel at (952) 467-3872.
Breakfast with Santa
SATURDAY, DEC. 8 — Come out to the NYA Pavilion at 9 a.m. for a light breakfast and a chance for kids to see Santa. Cost for children is $5/ticket regardless of age. Tickets are on sale at the Flower Mill.