CAP voucher pick-up
FIRST AND THIRD MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS — The CAP Agency WIC voucher pick-up dates for all residents of Carver County are the first and third Monday and first and third Wednesday of each month. Pick up time is from 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4:30 p.m. at The East Creek Family Center, 303 East 6th Street, Chaska. Phone: (952) 567-8299. For more information about WIC, call the CAP Agency WIC Program at (952) 402-9869.
WEEKDAYS TO MARCH 20 — The gym at Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg is open to the public for walking between 6 and 9 a.m. Free coffee available.
TUESDAYS TO MARCH 26 — Family storytime for all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up at 11 a.m. at the Norwood Young America Library (314 Elm Street 467-2665). Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of stories, music and movement that encourages the development of early literacy skills. No registration required.
Library book sale
THURSDAY, FEB. 14 TO SATURDAY, FEB. 16 — The Friends of the NYA Library will hold their annual February booksale during library hours. Many great books, DVDs and more are on sale for great prices. All proceeds are used by the Friends of the Library to enhance library service in Norwood Young America. Library hours during the sale are 1-7 p.m. on Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For more information, contact the NYA Library at 467-2665.
NYA Lions steak fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 15 — The NYA Lions are hosting a steak from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Willkommen Memorial Park Pavilion in NYA. Meal includes steak, baked potato, salad and bread. Cost is $10. All proceeds will be donated locally.
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.
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. The program features a large trade show with nearly 50 exhibitors. The cost is $10 per person and includes continental breakfast, entry to all sessions, trade show, lunch and proceedings.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 — Carver County Licensed Family Child Care Association will be hosting its monthly training. Come and learn about developing healthy eating habits for children. “LANA,” Learning and Nutrition for Preschoolers, will be held at the Kindergarten Center in Jonathan from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Certificates will be issued for two hours of training. The cost is free to members, others needing a certificate will need to pay $20. Providers may also view the SIDS/Shaken Baby Video at 6:30 p.m. If you have any questions, see cclchildcare.org or call Sue at (952) 466-4735.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 — The Arts Consortium of Carver County is holding its 2nd Annual Meeting in the Wilder Room in the Chanhassen Library (690 Coulter Dr.) at 6:30 p.m. This meeting is open to the public. For information, call (952) 227-1500.
TUESDAY, FEB. 19 — The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine and its Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provide resources and a support group for community members whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders. The monthly support group is free and open to the public. This month’s meeting is from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Kingsway Retirement Living in the Ratzkeller. “Caring and Sharing” will be the topic. Call Sarah Beckius, LSW, at (952) 873-2161 with questions.
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 — The support group of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church. All are welcome to attend.
Kindergarten at CES
THURSDAY, FEB. 21 — Central Elementary School will hold Kindergarten Registration at 6 p.m. This is for children who will be attending school in the fall of 2013. Kindergarten teachers, the principal, the school nurse and the bus supervisor will be on hand to meet parents and students. If unable to attend, call (952) 467-7300 for a registration packet.
St. Bernard’s fish fry
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 — St. Bernard School in Cologne will be hosting an all-you-can-eat fish fry on Friday, Feb. 22 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.
Raider TD Club
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 — The Raider Touchdown Club is meeting at Pizza Ranch at 7 p.m. Anyone with an interest in Raider football is welcome to attend.
KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 — The Ascension Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual fish fry at Ascension Church Social Hall from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Serving crispy Alaskan Pollack, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, beverages and dessert. Cost is $10.50 for adults and take outs, $5 for kids 6-12, and free for kids age 5 and under. Advance tickets are $9, and are available from Lano Equipment, KleinBank in NYA and Citizens State Bank in NYA.
Pork chop dinner
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 — A pork chop dinner will be held at Mayer Lutheran High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Adults: $10, 6-12 years: $5, under 6: free. Sponsored by Carver County LLL and Orphan Grain Train. Grilled by Carver County Pork Producers.
Silent auction, dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 — Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg is hosting a silent auction and dinner with choice of smoked pork chops or turkey starting at 5 p.m. Hundreds of items available, including automotive, dining, entertainment, tools, sporting goods, home and garden and much more. Live auction starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at State Bank of Hamburg, Chameleon Salon and at the school.
FRIDAY, MARCH 22 — The Hamburg Lions will host a Spring Bingo at 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Hall. Cost is $8 for 25 games of bingo and meat raffle. Win turkeys, hams, sausages. Refreshments will be served. Proceeds used for various community and Lions-sponsored programs.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 — The NYA Lions are hosting a pancake breakfast at the NYA Pavilion from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Meal includes sausage, scrambled eggs, applesauce and, of course, great pancakes (including the Lions’ much-demanded blueberry pancakes) with real homemade maple syrup. Cost is a freewill donation. All proceeds go to projects and/or donations in the community.