Lions reading event
THURSDAY, APRIL 11 — The Cologne Lions will be sponsoring a Roaring To Read program (The Wonder Weavers Story Tellers) at 6:30 p.m. at the Cologne Community Center. Bring as many books as you want to exchange or donate. Info: Betsy at (952) 994-1416.
Roast beef dinner
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 — A roast beef dinner to support Peace Village Campus activities will be held at The Harbor from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This is the campus’ sixth annual spring fundraiser. No reservations needed. Takeouts available by calling ahead to (952) 467-3692. There will also be a bake sale.
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 — A Salad Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (308 1st Street NE) in Plato. Sponsored by St. Paul’s UCC Women’s Guild. There is a cost to attend. Cookbooks available for purchase.
ID theft workshop
FRIDAY, APRIL 12 — Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting an ID theft workshop at 6 p.m. at the Glencoe City Center. Speaker: McLeod County Sheriff’s Deputy Patrick Geiken and others. Light meal served. RSVP: (320) 587-6440 by Friday, April 12.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 — The Carver County Licensed Family Child Care Provider Association (CCLCCA) will hold its monthly training at the Early Childhood Center (10600 Village Road, Chaska) from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Shelley Butler will present “I’m Good at What I Do.” Earn two hours of training. Fire extinguishers can be serviced for a fee and Provider of the Year awards will be announced. Info: www.cclchildcare.org/. There is a fee for nonmembers to attend the training.
TUESDAY, APRIL 16 — 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. A free, open to the public monthly support group will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kingsway Retirement Living in the Ratzkeller. Kingsway is the newest community for seniors on The Lutheran Home Campus in Belle Plaine. Therapeutic Respite Care available for your loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia while you attend Info: Sarah at (952) 873-2161.
THURSDAY, APRIL 18 — The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church.
St. John’s bake sale
APRIL 19-20 — St. John’s Lutheran Church (216 McLeod Ave. N) in Plato will hold a bake sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, April 19 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Desserts, beverages and hot dog meal available.
Plato garage sales
APRIL 19-20 — It’s Plato Garage Sales Days both days starting at 8 a.m. Many locations. Watch for balloons.
Stop and Shop
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 — Stop by and Shop at the Relay for Life Vendor Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pavilion in Norwood Young America. Vendors from Vault Denim, Dove Chocolates, Arbonne, Pampered Chef, Norwex, Premier Jewelry, Party Lite, Origami Owl, Herbalife, Scentsy, Tupperware,painted creations by Ken Woolridge and more. Baked goods and lunch will also be available for purchase.
Plato Blood Drive
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 — An American Red Cross Blood Drive sponsored by the Plato Lions Club will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. at Cross Roads West (formerly Oakview Community Church) in Plato. Appt., info: Ken or Myra at 238-2370.
Cologne FD steak fry
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 — The Cologne Fire Department Relief Association’s annual Steak Fry (10 oz. steak with fixings) will be held at the Cologne Fire Station from 3 to 8 p.m. There is a cost to attend the dinner.
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 — Celebrate healthy babies and families by joining women, partners, friends and families for the first ever Community Baby Shower from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska). Along with informational presentations and a resource fair, the event will feature activities for adults and children, light refreshments and prizes. For information, call Carver County Public Health at (952) 361-1329 or see www.CarverBabyShower.com. This is a free event.
‘Peter Rabbit’ play
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 — Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny” from 9 to 9:45 a.m. at Central Elementary School in NYA where 3 through 5 year olds will experience the adventures of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny as they act out their charming stories recreated for family and friends! Experience includes warm-up games, theatre exercises, movement. Info, registration: (952) 467-7390.
Store to Door event
TUESDAY, APRIL 30 — The non-profit service Store to Door delivers groceries to people 60+. Do you need this service? Do you know someone who could use it? Want to volunteer? Come to one of two informational sessions (10:30 a.m and 7 p.m.) at The Crossings At Town Centre, 200 S Olive St., Waconia. Info: www.storetodoor.org.
NYA garage sales
MAY 2-4 — The annual NYA Citywide Garage Sale Days, sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce, will be held May 2-4. For more information, contact Jen at firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 467-4001.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 — The Young America VFW Ladies Auxiliary 1783 will host a Poppy Day Luncheon and Silent Auction fundraiser at 11 a.m. at Mid-Town Family Restaurant in Norwood. Tickets sold in advance: Diane at 467-2053. Watkins, Stanley products also for sale in fundraiser. Proceeds used for veterans programs.
Hoop It Up for Al!
SATURDAY, MAY 18 — The Third Annual Hoop It Up for Al!, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will take place at Mayer Lutheran High School. For more information, visit www.lhsmayer.org, check out the Facebook page at Hoop It Up For Al or email questions to HoopItUpForAl@gmail.com.
Bike Rodeo in NYA
SATURDAY, MAY 18 — The Carver County Sherriff’s Office and Church of Peace in NYA will have a Bike Rodeo for children ages 8-10 years. Church of Peace is donating bike helmets and also a 20 inch girls and boys bike for a drawing. Treat bags for to the children. Info: Donna Fuglsang at 467-3946.