4-4-13 Waconia Patriot Datelines

Men’s softball league

Waconia Parks & Recreation’s Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Doubleheader league registration is now open through Thursday, April 11 or until the league is full, whichever comes first. All teams will be sanctioned through the American Softball Association (ASA). Games played on Wednesday evenings between 7-10 p.m. Softball season runs May 8-July 31, barring no rainouts. Info: (952) 856-7701.

WHS spring play

APRIL 4 & 5 – Waconia High School will present the farce “Happy Birthday, Dear Grandpa” at the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5. Tickets available at the door. Passes accepted.

Early Childhood screen.

APRIL 4 & 5 – 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 April 4 and 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Paril 5 at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.

Business Expo

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – The Waconia Chamber of Commerce presents the Business, Home and Family Expo from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Waconia High School. Free. 70+ businesses represented, presenters, prizes, food and more. Info: www.destinationwaconia.org; (952) 442-5812 or see info on Pages 6 & 7.

Cancer Awareness Day

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – Relay For Life of Waconia and Ridgeview Medical Center are teaming up for a special event on Cancer Awareness Day at the Waconia movie theater from 10 a.m. to noon. Open to the public. Information, refreshments, door prizes. Guest Speaker: Erik Therwanger. RSVP by April 3: (952) 442-8084.

Mentoring seminar

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – Learn practical skills and proven strategies on how to live a lifestyle of mentoring and reach your full leadership potential at “Be With,” a Mentor Training Seminar hosted by Freshwater Community Church in St. Bonifacius from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Taught by LEAD222, a non-profit international coaching and mentoring ministry based on 2 Timothy 2:2. To register: www.freshwaterchurch.org. Info: Pastor Kevin Christian at (952) 446-9090.

Basketball jamboree

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – The 15th annual Tim Orth Memorial Foundation Basketball Jamboree will be held at the Glencoe-Silver Lake High School Gymnasium. Doors open at 5 p.m. with the games beginning at 6 p.m. Proceeds (raffles, concessions, admission, donations, and silent auction) from event will be given to area children, including Tate Maurer of Waconia, who are battling serious illness. Info: www.timorthfoundation.org.

Pet adoption event

SATURDAY, APRIL 6 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.

Waconia FD breakfast

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 – The Waconia Fire Department will host its Spring Pancake, French Toast and Sausage Breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Waconia Fire Station. Tickets available at the door; children 5 and under admitted free.

Waconia FCA

SUNDAY, APRIL 7 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Downs Farm in Laketown for games, food and an encouraging message from Bob Downs. Carpools leaving Waconia High School at 12:45 p.m. Ride, directions: email [email protected]

Immunization Clinic

MONDAY, APRIL 8 – 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. Fee requested; no one denied service if unable to pay. Info, appointment: (952) 361-1329.

WAWT meeting

MONDAY, APRIL 8 – 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 the Laketown Gym in Waconia. Info: waconiaareawt.blogspot.com or Connie at (952) 217-0963.

Gardening class

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Lawn Care.

American Legion meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: May 14.

‘The Arts in Public Life’

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 – The Eastern Carver County League of Women Voters will present a panel of speakers on The Arts in Public Life at 6:30 p.m. in the Chanhassen Libraries’ Thornton Wilder Room. This area is rich with arts organizations and opportunities. This last meeting of the ECCLWV year should be of interest to the public and the arts community. All are invited.

Catholic United meeting

TUESDAY, APRIL 9 – St. Joseph Catholic United will hold its monthly meeting in The Parish Center at 6:30 p.m. Ham casserole will be served.

Bayview spaghetti dinner

THURSDAY, APRIL 11 – Bayview Elementary School will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner & Silent Auction from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. This is one of the largest fundraisers of the year for Bayview.

MOPS fundraiser

APRIL 12-13 – Trinity MOPS (Mothers of  Preschoolers), a non-denominational group for moms with preschoolers, is holding a fundraiser at Trinity Lutheran Church and School in Waconia from 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12 and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. During this “Antiquities Fundraiser,” one donates a sitting fee (100 percent benefits Trinity MOPS) and receives a free 10×13 antique color portrait (examples: antiquitieskids.com). Info: Cheryl  at [email protected] or (952) 442-5263.

LHS play

APRIL 12-14 – The Mayer Lutheran High School drama department will perform Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night or What You Will” at LHS at 7 p.m. on April 12 and 13 and at 2 p.m. on April 14. General admission tickets available at the door.

Show Choir Spectacular

APRIL 12-13 & 19-20 – The Power Company Family of Show Choirs presents the 2013 Show Choir Spectacular on April 12-13 and 19-20 at Waconia High School. Show times are Fridays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays at 2 and 7 p.m. Power Company, The Current, and solo/group acts perform at all shows. Pulse, Illuminations, Shockwave at selected shows. Full schedule, tickets available online at www.waconiachoirs.org. Box Office open one hour before each performance. Ticket availability may be limited. Box Office open on Wednesday, April 3 from 6 to 8 pm.

Dairy Day Dinner

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – The 61st annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner and Princess Coronation, “ 61 and Having Fun!” will be held at the New Germany Hall. Social hour: 6:30 p.m., dinner: 7 p.m., program: 8:15 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Info: Mark at (952) 442-2803 or Barb at (952) 657-2476.

Spring Book Sale

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – Thousands of books, including vintage and collectibles, will be on sale during the Spring Book Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Waconia Library. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Preview Sale for FOL members only from 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 12. (Membership forms available at the library and Safari Island.)

Gymnastics Invite

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – Laketown Gymnastics will host the inaugural Lake Waconia Gymnastics Invitational. Doors open at 6:45 a.m. Session 1 (silver): 8:25 a.m.; Session 2 (gold): 12:55 p.m.; Session 3 (bronze and platinum): 5:10 p.m. 200+ gymnasts; teams from MN, ND and WI. Silent auction, raffle. Admission.

Steak fry dinner

SATURDAY, APRIL 13 – A steak fry dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street, Waconia).

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