1-10-13 Waconia Patriot Dateline

Choir Spaghetti Dinner

FRIDAY, JAN. 11 – The Waconia Power Company family of show choirs presents its 13th annual Spaghetti Dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at Waconia High School. Show times: 4 p.m. – Pulse and The Current; 5 p.m. – Pulse, Illuminations and Power Company; 6 p.m. – Shockwave, Illuminations and The Current; 7 p.m. – Shockwave and Power Company; 8 p.m. – Illuminations, The Current and Power Company. Order tickets online: www.waconiachoirs.org.

Steak fry dinner

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 – 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.

Community food drive

SATURDAY, JAN. 12 – A community food shelf drive will be held by LCMS Lutheran Youth who will be going door to door in as many Waconia neighborhoods as possible between the hours of 12:45 and 2:45 p.m. to replenish the Waconia United Food Shelf after the holiday season. If you won’t be home, please consider either putting a bag of food outside your front door or dropping off your donation at the food shelf.

Winterblast 2013

JAN. 12-13 – The community is invited to Winterblast 2013, a two-day event at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia that will include a winter golf contest, fisherman’s lunch, live band/dance featuring The Losers from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 12, Sunday brunch from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., kids games, prizes, cash raffle (tickets available at St. Joe’s), more.

Free throw contest

SUNDAY, JAN. 13 – The Knights of Columbus are sponsoring a Free Throw Contest at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph School in Waconia. For boys, girls ages 10-14 as of Jan. 1. Info: Patrick at (612) 718-1477.

Dairy Princess meeting

MONDAY, JAN. 14 – An informational / registration meeting for those interested in participating in the 2013 Carver County Dairy Princess competition will be held at 1:30 p.m. at the Carver County Extension Office, Hwy 212 W., Cologne. Info: Barb Grimm at (952) 657-2476 or bar_gri@frontiernet.net.

ARC blood drive

MONDAY, JAN. 14 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Cologne Community Center. Info, appt: redcrossblood.org or 1-800-RED CROSS.

Immunization Clinic

MONDAY, JAN. 14 – 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 denied service if unable to pay. Information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.

Waconia WOT

MONDAY, JAN. 14 – Waconia Area Women of Today – a dynamic, fun, diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of the community – will meet at 7 p.m. at Laketown Gym in Waconia. Info: Waconiaareawt.org or contact Connie at (952) 217-0963.

Sons of Norway event

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 – SONS OF NORWAY – Scandia Lodge – Waconia presents award-winning author Doug Ohman, who will present “Just Down the Road: Historic Churches of Minnesota” during a meeting held at the Waconia American Legion. Social hour: 6 p.m. Public invited. Scandia Lodge members will provide a potluck meal featuring the annual Chili Contest. Reservations are required and can be made by email at waconiascandialodge@gmail.com.

CCLCCA training

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 – All family childcare providers are invited to attend Carver County Licensed Family Child  Care Association’s monthly training.  Cory Woosley to discuss “Take a Stand Against Bullying.” Registration: 6:30 p.m. Training: 7 to 9 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center, 1600 Village Road, Chaska. Training is free to members, $20 for nonmembers needed a training certificate. Info: cclchildcare.org or contact Sue at (952) 466-4735.

Armchair Traveler

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 – The public is invited to attend Armchair Traveler from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street). Topic: Iceland.

Young At Heart club

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club will meet at 11:15 a.m. at Safari Island in Waconia. Program: “Secrets fo the Dead,” a DVD presentation on China’s 8,000-year-old Terra Cotta Warriors. All area seniors, 50+ welcome. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at 442-1890.

Hockey food drive

TUESDAY, JAN. 15 – The Waconia Blue Line Club will sponsor a food drive for the Waconia United Food Shelf during the Waconia vs. Holy Family hockey game at the Waconia Ice Arena at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15. $1 off admission with donation to food shelf. Non-perishable items only, please.

Early Childhood screen.

FRIDAY, JAN. 18 – 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. Screening will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.

Pheasants Forever event

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 – Carver County Chapter of Pheasants Forever will hold its 27th annual Banquet. Tickets now on sale — supplies limited: Randy Wendland at randy.wendland@te.com.

Library input meeting

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 – The Carver County Library needs public input on the direction the Library should take in planning for its services over the next five years. To offer feedback, attend a meeting from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Waconia City Council Chambers. Info: Nick Dimassis at (612) 418-1864.

Pet adoption day

SATURDAY, JAN. 19 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. It will be hosted at PETCO in Eden Prairie.  Kittens, cats and dogs will be available. All cats and dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees are $175+ for cats and $200+ for dogs. Info: (952) 368-3553 or visit www.carverscotths.org.

Chow Mein Dinner

SUNDAY, JAN. 20 – A chow mein dinner will be held at American Legion Post 150, 233 Olive Street, Waconia, from 4 to 7 p.m. Adults: $7, under 12: $4. Take out orders available.

Transitions Expo

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 – The Transitions Expo will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Waconia Enrichment Center (504 Industrial Blvd). The expo is for families, students (of all ages), and adults with a disability and will feature representatives from several community resources. Info: Kelly Jo at (952) 442-0669.

Lighthouse event

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 – The public is invited to attend the presentation “Laugh Your Way to Health” from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street).

Waconia wrestling night

THURSDAY, JAN. 24 – Waconia Wrestling invites all former Wildcat wrestlers to return to WHS and join parents, fans and wrestling sponsors to cheer on the 2012-13 team as it hosts the New Ulm Eagles in a home dual at 6:30 p.m. Waconia Wrestling alumni will be recognized as will the newest member of the Wildcat Wrestling Hall of Fame. Free admission for all former Waconia wrestlers.

Early Bird Piano Bar

FRIDAY, JAN. 25 – The public is invited to attend the Early Bird Piano Bar 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street).

Waconia 2013 Ride-In

JAN. 25-27 – The Waconia 2013 Ride-In will be held at Lake Waconia Regional Park. Includes Ice Breaker Party (Friday night), trail ride, swap meet, auctions, MVSS drag racing, Oval Racers Alliance oval racing, loud snowmobile contest, Saturday night banquet, autograph session, and snowmobile show (Sunday). Featured sleds: Scorpion and Brut. Hosted by Midwest Vintage Snowmobile Shows. Info: (651) 649-4688 or www.mwvss.com.

Caregiver Support group

MONDAY, JAN. 28 – 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. If you have questions, call the Encore Program at (952) 442-7660.

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