Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Creative Dramatics” on Tuesdays, Feb. 26 through March 19 from 2:45 to 4:15 p.m. at Bayview Elementary School in Waconia. Students in grades 3-4 will start at the beginning with the basics of acting, mime and movement. Ever wonder what your favorite actor or actress first learned? We’ll show you how it is done! Information, cost of registration: Waconia Community Education at (952) 442-0610.
Plato fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 – The 61st annual Fish Fry sponsored by the Plato Fire Department Relief Association begins at 3 p.m. at the Plato Community Hall. Adults: $10, children: $4, preschool: free. Takeout orders available.
Waconia KC fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 – The Waconia Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center in Waconia every Friday from Feb. 15 to March 22. Adults: $10, children ages 5-12: $4, children under 5 eat free. Take out available.
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.
SATURDAY, FEB. 16 – Star Power, WHS’ annual show choir competition, will be held at Waconia High School. The day showcases anywhere from 17-20 show choirs competing for the title of Grand Champion. Doors open at 7:15 a.m. for the preliminary competition and 7:45 p.m. for finals competition. For more information, schedules, ticket prices, etc., visit www.waconiachoirs.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. – 12:30 p.m. Adults: $8, children 12 and under: $4. Includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
St. Boniface event
SUNDAY, FEB. 17 – Sung Evening Prayer, Taize Sung Refrains & Benediction celebrating the First Sunday of Lent held at 5 p.m. at Church of St. Boniface (4025 Main Street, St. Bonifacius). Dinner to follow. Info: (952) 446-1054.
MONDAY, FEB. 18 – The 2013 Carver County/University of Minnesota Dairy Expo will be held at Central High School in NYA beginning at 9 a.m. with registration and booth browsing and educational sessions starting at 10:30 a.m. Program features trade show with nearly 50 exhibitors. Cost: $10 per person; includes continental breakfast, entry to all sessions, trade show, lunch and proceedings.
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.
Y@H Club meeting
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club will meet for bingo, pizza and dessert at 11:15 a.m. at Safari Island in Waconia. Members: free, guests: $2. Bring a wrapped white elephant item for prizes. Sign up at SI front desk. Note: Attendees do not need to bring dessert items. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at 442-1890.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 – The public is invited to join the Scandia Lodge for an evening with Christina Carleton, who will speak on “Norway Today.” Carlton is the Vice Consul at the Royal Norwegian Consulate General office in Minneapolis. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. at Island View Golf Club followed by dinner, a short business meeting and the presentation. Dinner reservations required by emailing www.waconiascandialodge. com.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 – The Arts Consortium of Carver County will hold its 2nd annual Meeting in the Wilder Room at the Chanhassen Library (690 Coulter Dr.) at 6:30 p.m. Open to the public. Info: (952) 227-1500.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 – The public is invited to attend Lighthouse Presents with Robin Rinke from 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street). Topic: Cabin Fever.
Firearm safety training
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 – The Mayer-New Germany Sportsman Club will host firearms safety training at the Mayer Community Center (413 Bluejay Avenue). Registration will be held at the community center starting at 7 p.m. Classes held on Thursdays from 7 to 9 p.m. Info: Beth at (952) 442-4443 or Doug at (612) 718-7188.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 – The support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church.
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).
Waconia KC fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – The Waconia Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center in Waconia every Friday from Feb. 15 to March 22. Adults: $10, children ages 5-12: $4, children under 5 eat free. Take out available.
St. Bernard’s fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 – St. Bernard School in Cologne will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. The cost is $9.50 per adult and $5.50 for children ages 5-10, and children 4 and under are free. Features home-made side dishes and desserts. Take-out orders available. A second fish fry will be held on Friday, March 22.
‘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.
French Toast breakfast
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 – St. Peter Lutheran Church (3030 Navajo Rd., Watertown) will host a French Toast Breakfast featuring fresh strawberries and pineapple, apple sauce, sausage, lemonade, milk and coffee. Breakfast is from 10-11:30 a.m.; feel free to join for worship at 9 a.m. Free will offering. Info: (952) 955-1679.
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 – Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia will host Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge during worship at 10:45 a.m. All are invited to hear the choir and its dramatic, personal testimonies of lives transformed by Christ.
Caregiver Support Group
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. This month’s caregiver support group will meet at Ridgeview Medical Center’s Auditorium from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Topic: “The Turning Point” presented by Dr. Joseph Gaugler and Mark Reese, from the University of Minnesota’s School of Nursing. RSVPs appreciated at (952) 856-7529.
Early Childhood screen.
FEB. 28 & MARCH 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 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 28 and from 8:15 .m. to 2:45 p.m. on March 1 at ECFE, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
Waconia KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – The Waconia Knights of Columbus Fish Fry will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Center in Waconia. Adults: $10, children ages 5-12: $4, children under 5 eat free. Take out available.