4-11-13 Waconia Patriot Datelines

Softener Salt Sale
The Waconia wrestling and baseball teams have kicked off their annual spring water softener salt sale. District 110 residents can order salt and have it delivered to their homes on Saturday, April 27. Three types of softener salt are available, including coarse, pellet and iron. All proceeds benefit the WHS wrestling and baseball teams. Info: Kelly Wagener at (612) 396-1358.

Rec Soccer Registration
Register for Crow River recreational soccer U5-U8 at www.crowriversoccer.com. Held Tues/Thurs evenings 5/21-7/21 at WMHS fields. U5 & 6 play 6-7 p.m. U7 & 8 play 7:15-8:15 p.m. Info: [email protected] or 955-3298.

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.

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. 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.

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). Includes baked potato, cole slaw, bread, beverage.

CPR class

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 – The St. Boni Fire Department will hold a free CPR class at 2 p.m. at the St. Boni Fire Station. To register, info: www.stbonifire.com.

Love INC event

SUNDAY, APRIL 14 – The Love INC – Heartland’s Love Rocks Spring Gala fundraiser will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church (606 Elm Ave.) in Waverly. Silent Auction: 4 p.m. Dinner: 5:15 p.m. 50s attire. Tickets, info: www.loveincheartland.org or (763) 972-6547.

Gardening class

MONDAY, APRIL 15 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Rain Gardens.

Caregiver Support Group

MONDAY, APRIL 15 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care have partnered up to provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program located across from the museum in Waconia. Info: 442-7660.

CCLCCA training

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.

Lighthouse event

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – 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: Go Green!

Kid Power event

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – Don’t miss Rachael Kroog performing an interactive, fun-filled show with music, puppets, comedy and juggling from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at the Bayview Elementary Cafeteria. Info: www.waconiacommunityed.org,  442-0613, or www.kidpowerwithrachael.com.

ID theft event

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – 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.

Earth Day event

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – In honor of Earth Day, help clean up Brook Peterson Park in Waconia from 6 to 6:30 p.m. or the Dakota Rail Trail in Mayer from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. (meet at trail parking lot). Please bring a rake, gardening gloves. Garbage bags will be provided.

NAMI meeting

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church.

Rotary Rose, Spring Sale

THURSDAY, APRIL 18 – Waconia-West Carver Rotary is sponsoring its Rose and Spring Bouquet Sale. To order your flower bouquets, contact Doug Morey of the Waconia-West Carver Rotary at [email protected] The event supports Rotary’s local and international youth programs. Coupons to area restaurants and businesses included with each bouquet purchase.

Early Childhood screen.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 – 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 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.

Rock On Ice

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 – Waconia Parks & Recreation presents Rock On Ice from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waconia Ice Arena. Enjoy your favorite tunes and the Rock On Ice lights. Trainers not allowed. Participants must be at least 6 years old or accompanied by an adult. Fee required. Info: (952) 442-RINK (7465).

Trinity workshop

SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – Learn how to study the Bible more effectively at the Falling in Love with God’s Word workshop held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Waconia. Register: [email protected] by April 15.

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