THURSDAY, JAN. 31 – Parents / guardians of eighth grade students who will be entering Waconia High School next fall are invited to an informational meeting in the high school auditorium from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Topics include: staff introduction, registration process and timeline, test and graduation requirements.
Trinity Open House
THURSDAY, JAN. 31 – Trinity Lutheran School in Waconia will host a Preschool-8th Grade Open House from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Visit classrooms, meet teachers, and review curriculum. Experience Trinity’s affordable, exemplary Christian education. Info: Jolyn Reading (jolyn.reading@trinitywaconia or 952-442-4165 x224).
St. Joe’s Open House
THURSDAY, JAN. 31 – An informational meeting for students entering grades PK-8 in the fall will be held at at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia at 6:30 p.m. Topics include: staff introductions, outline of curriculum, registration process, visit the classrooms and a tour of the Education Center. Childcare available. RSVP to Jackie Nordick at (952) 442-4500 for this service.
Waconia GBB Night
FRIDAY, FEB. 1 – Make plans to attend Waconia Girls Basketball Youth Night when the Waconia Wildcats take on Annandale, at 7:30 p.m. at WHS. All WBA, community ed, and middle school basketball players admitted free to the game. Door prizes at halftime and the first 100 girls into the game get a Wildcat Girls Basketball team poster. A table will be set up in the lobby following the game where players will be available to autograph the posters for the youth players.
FRIDAY, FEB. 1 – 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.
Wild Game Dinner
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 – The Waconia Lions Club will hold its 31st annual Wild Game Dinner at Lake Waconia Event Center. Hors d’oeuvres: 4 p.m. Dinner: 7:30 p.m. Gun, cash raffles. Silent auction. Door prizes. Live music by members of Traveled Ground. Tickets: $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Tickets available at Bob’s Barber Shop, Hardware Hank, Mackenthun’s County Market, Waconia Ford, or by contacting (612) 810-0410.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 – The Waconia Parks and Recreation Department’s 12th annual Winterfest 5K has been cancelled due to insufficient registration. Info: Sarah at (952) 856-7720.
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 – Come inside from the cold weather and have some fun at Safari Island Community Center’s 3rd annual Winterfest Carnival from 1 to 3 p.m. Win awesome prizes and play fun winter themed carnival games such as ice fishing pond, snowball toss, minnow races, and much more! Cost: $5/child for 10 tickets; $1 for additional 6 tickets. Info: 442-0695.
4-H Tack Swap
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 – The Carver County 4-H Tack Swap will be held at the Waconia Farm Supply Garden Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cash, check only. Variety of items available. Vendor info: 466-5313. Event info: 466-5304.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, FEB. 2 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Kittens, cats and dogs available. All cats, dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees: $175+ (cats) and $200+ (dogs). Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
SATURDAY, FEB 2 – Enjoy an afternoon of competitive dancing at Waconia High School from noon to 4 p.m. The dance sections will include performances by teams from Belle Plaine, Delano, Glencoe- Silver Lake, Holy Family, Hutchinson, Litchfield, Marshall, Mound-Westonka, Montevideo, New Ulm, Orono, Waconia, and Willmar.
SUNDAY, FEB. 3 – Join the Pre-bowl fun with the Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and an encouraging message from Kelly Landsverk, WHS teacher.
MONDAY, FEB. 4 – The Waconia High School Prom Committee will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in Waconia. WHS students and parents would love to serve you and appreciate your contributions toward the prom.
CA info meeting
MONDAY, FEB. 4 – Cologne Academy is hosting an Informational Meeting at 6:30 p.m. Come learn how the Core Knowledge curriculum coupled with the character development program can best prepare your student for the 21st century. Cologne Academy is currently accepting applications for grades K-8.Info: (952) 466-2276 or visit www.cologneacademy.org.
WHS jazz concerts
FEB. 4-5 – The WHS Instrumental Music Department presents “Backstage Jazz Dinner Concerts” at the high school at 6 p.m. both nights. Enjoy an evening of jazz performed by the WHS Jazz I and Jazz II bands while enjoying a three-course meal prepared by Waconia’s own Rich Curtis and Mark Sanborn. Adult tickets are $25 (options include chicken, salmon, beef, fettuccine) and tickets for children (fettuccini only) are $7.95. Info: Waconiabands.com.
MONDAY, FEB. 4 – The public is invited to attend the Vintage Afternoon presentation “The Vietnam War” from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street).
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 6.
Health care seminar
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 6 – The Good Samaritan Society offers the seminar “How to Plan, and Pay for a Personal Health Care Crisis” to be held at 2 p.m. at Westview Acres, 433 5th Street W., Waconia. Presented by Ronald C. Kolb, CFP and John Waldron, Estate Planning Attorney.
THURSDAY, FEB. 7 – Registration will take place for the 2013-14 kindergarten class at Bayview Elementary. Parents and prospective students may attend one of two sessions (4 to 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m.) at cafeteria. Eligible students must be 5 years old prior to Sept. 1, 2013. Look for registration packet in mail. Info: (952) 442-0630.
Rock on Ice event
FRIDAY, FEB. 8 – Enjoy a variety of music, Rock on Ice lights and fog machine at the Waconia Ice Arena (1250 Oak Avenue) from 7 to 9 p.m. for Rock on Ice Open Skate. Adults: $3.50, students / seniors: $2.50. Skate rental: $2.50. Skate trainers, folding chairs NOT allowed. Participants must be at least 6 years old or accompanied by an adult. Info: (952) 442-RINK (7465). Upcoming evenings: Feb. 22.
Mission U event
SATURDAY, FEB. 9 – Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia will examine the role technology plays in providing avenues for proclaiming the Gospel. You are invited to attend Mission U: Sharing the Gospel in a Digital Age from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Trinity’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $10 (includes lunch). Sign up at Trinity’s Connections Center by Feb. 4. Info: Traci Kohls (email@example.com).
St. Boni card event
SATURDAY, FEB. 9 – The St. Boni Library Valentine’s Day Card and Crafts Class will be held at the library from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Create a Valentine’s Day Card for someone you love. Materials provided; light refreshments served. For preschool – grade 5. Register at www.hclib.org or (612) 543-6100. Sponsor: Friends of the St. Bonifacius Library.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, FEB. 9 – 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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 10 – East Union Lutheran Church (15180 CR 40, Carver) will hold a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Adults: $10, children 12 & under: $5, children under 3: free, family rate: $25.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12 – Enter the “Magic Castle” and “Discover the Magic of Learning” at Southview Elementary’s Kindergarten Registration for the 2013-14 school year. Choose between two sessions: 4-5:15 p.m. OR 6:15-7:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2013 to be eligible for kindergarten. Information packets were mailed to families with an eligible kindergarten age child. Info: (952) 442-0620.
TUESDAY, FEB. 12 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, FEB. 15 – The public is invited to attend Armchair Traveler from 3 to 4 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street). Topic: Akumal, Mexico.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, FEB. 16 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Kittens, cats and dogs available. All cats, dogs have been micro ID implanted, vet checked, wormed, had shots updated, checked for friendly temperaments, and age appropriately spayed/neutered. Adoption fees: $175+ (cats) and $200+ (dogs). Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Music History Day
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 – Have you ever listened to music on a victrola? Played an organ? What’s an 8-track or a record? Learn how music players have evolved at Music History Family Day from noon to 3 p.m. at the Carver County Historical Society in Waconia. Cost: free.
Roast beef dinner
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 – Mound Lodge #320 will hold a roast beef dinner from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mound American Legion (2333 Wilshire Blvd). Adults: $10, children: $5, under 5: free. Info: Steve Wagner at (612) 616-6601 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dad’s Belgian waffles
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 – Dad’s Belgian Waffles at St. Joe’s in Waconia from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults: $7, youth: $5. Proceeds benefit Venezuelan mission and food shelf.
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 – An omelette breakfast will be held at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Adults: $8, children 12 and under: $4. Includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 – Learn about healthy eating habits for children at the Carver County Licensed Family Child Care Association monthly training held 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Kindergarten Center in Jonathan.Certificates issued for two hours of training. Free to members, others needing a certificate: $20. Providers may also view SIDS/Shaken Baby Video at 6:30 p.m. Info: cclchildcare.org or Sue at (952) 466-4735.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 – The public is invited to attend Lighthouse Presents with Robin Rinke from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia. Topic: Cabin Fever.
Early Bird Piano Bar
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – The public is invited to attend the Early Bird Piano Bar 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street).
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
FEB. 22-24, 28, MARCH 1-2 – River City Theatre Company presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace” at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. Feb. 22, 28 and March 1: 7 p.m. Feb. 23-24, March 2: 2 p.m. Adults: $6, youth (17 & under): $5.