A new bookstore is now open in the northeast corner of the Waconia Library. Most hardcover books are $1 and paperbacks are $.50. If you love vintage or collectible books, there is a special cabinet just for you. Run by the Friends of the Library. All proceeds benefit the library. Open during regular library hours. Info: Georgia at (952) 657-2277.
Easter Basket drive
Local area churches have partnered with the Waconia United Food Shelf to bring Easter Baskets to the children of families who utilize the food shelf on a monthly basis. Items that need to be donated are: Cash, Easter Candy and small toys and prizes — toys for boys in particular need. Donations can be left at area churches in the collection baskets provided. Cash donations may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church and earmarked for the Easter Basket Project. Donations accepted through March 15.
Moms in Prayer
THURSDAY, FEB. 28 – Moms and grandmothers are invited to an informational coffee to learn more about Moms in Prayer International, a Christian ministry where women come together to pray for children and schools. The introductory meeting will be held Thursday, Feb 21 & 28, from 8 to 9 a.m. at 1236 Kinder Drive, Waconia. Moms in Prayer, formerly Moms In Touch, is an interdenominational, nonprofit ministry with groups of moms meeting to pray for children and schools in every state in the USA and in 130+ countries around the world. Info: Jeanie at (952) 297-2476 or www.MomsInPrayer.org.
‘Arsenic and Old Lace’
FEB. 28, MARCH 1-2 – River City Theatre Company presents ‘Arsenic and Old Lace” at Watertown-Mayer Primary School. Feb. 28 and March 1: 7 p.m. March 2: 2 p.m. Adults: $6, youth (17 & under): $5. General admission. Info: www.rivercitytheatrecompany.org.
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 Thursday, Feb. 28 and from 8:15 .m. to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, March 1 at the Early Childhood Family Center, 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 every Friday from Feb. 15 to March 22. Adults: $10, children ages 5-12: $4, children under 5 eat free. Take out available.
Ascension KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – The Ascension Knights of Columbus are hosting their annual fish fry at Ascension Church Social Hall in NYA from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Serving Alaskan Pollack, au gratin potatoes, baked beans, coleslaw, beverages and dessert. Adults and takeouts: $10.50, kids 6-12: $5, and kids under 5: free. Advance tickets: $9, available from Lano Equipment, KleinBank in NYA and Citizens State Bank in NYA.
Escape to the Islands
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – Escape to the Islands! Shop, dine and play at participating Waconia Chamber businesses featuring specials, games and classes. Info: destinationwaconia.org.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Cats, dogs available. Adoption fees are $175+ for cats and $200+ for dogs. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – A juvenile diabetes fundraiser will be held at the Blue Note Ballroom in Winsted (320 3rd Street S) from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shop craft and business vendors, take Easter pictures, enjoy a kids’ carnival and live music, take a massage, or participate in a silent auction and bake sale. Tim Blotz of Fox 9 News will be a guest speaker. All proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
St. Boniface breakfast
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 – A Pancake, Waffles & Sausage Breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Church of St. Boniface School Gym (8801 Wildwood Ave., St. Bonifacius). Free will offering. Co-sponsored by the St. Boniface CCW & Fr. Wohlfohrt Council #12029 Knights of Columbus.
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 – All are invited to attend the annual Trinity Lutheran Church & School (Waconia) Waffle Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The all-you-can-eat Waffle Brunch, held in the Fellowship Hall, features Dad’s Belgian Waffles. Tickets available at the door (adults $9, seniors $7, youth ages 6-12 $6 and age 5 and under free).
SUNDAY, MARCH 3 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and an encouraging message from Zac Bush, former Bethel hockey player and current Student Ministries Associate at Westwood Community Church.
MONDAY, MARCH 4 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Starting Seeds.
Grief Support Class
TUESDAY, MARCH 5 – Trinity Lutheran Church’s Care Ministry will hold a Grief Support Class beginning Tuesday, March 6 at 6:30 p.m. in the Care Room. Anyone who is on a journey through grief is invited to attend. Info: Karen Wiegert (952-442-4165 x213).
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: April 3.
Waconia KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 8 – 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.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, MARCH 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.
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.
SUNDAY, MARCH 10 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council members are invited to a Ham Breakfast in The Parish Center and 9:15 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph Church. All 50 year members will be acknowledged and honored for their service. A short meeting will follow.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: April 9.
TUESDAY, MARCH 12 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Invasive Pests and Species.
Waconia KC fish fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 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. Adults: $10, children ages 5-12: $4, children under 5 eat free. Take out available.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, MARCH 16 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Cats, dogs available. Adoption fees are $175+ for cats and $200+ for dogs. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Chow mein dinner
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 – A Chow Mein Dinner will be held at the Waconia VFW Auxillary 5462 from 4 to 7 p.m. or until gone. Adults: $8, children under 12: $4. Located at VFW Post Club Room, 125 West 1st St., Waconia.
St. John’s fundraiser
SUNDAY, MARCH 17 – The youth group at St. John’s Lutheran (300 4th St. E, Chaska) will host an informal Pampered Chef, Norwex and Tupperware party / fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Proceeds will be used to help send the youth group to the National Youth Gathering in San Antonio, Texas, in July.
WHS prom fundraiser
MONDAY, MARCH 18 – The Waconia High School Prom Committee will hold a fundraiser from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at Pizza Ranch in Waconia. WHS students and parents would love to serve you and appreciate your contributions toward their prom.
MONDAY, MARCH 18 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Make Your Yard Songbird Friendly.