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 include Vault Denim, Dove Chocolates, Arbonne, Pampered Chef, Norwex, Premier Jewelry, Party Lite, Origami Owl, Scentsy, Mary Kay, Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia, Tupperware, painted creations by Ken Woolridge and more. Baked goods and lunch will also be available for purchase.
Raider TD Club
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 — The Raider TD Club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Pizza Ranch in NYA. Meeting is for anyone that’s interested in Raider football.
MONDAY, APRIL 22 — 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. A fee is requested for the administration of each MnVFC vaccine; no one denied service if unable to pay. Info, appt: (952) 361-1329.
Lions reading event
MONDAY, APRIL 22 — 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.
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.
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 — The Belle’s Blankets Fundraiser will be held at Laketown Gymnastics from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Paid admission gets you open gym — all proceeds will be used to make blankets for Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota. Info: wwwbellesblankets.com.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 — As part of the 2013 Holocaust Lecture Series, Central High School welcomes Dr. Robert O. Fisch, a survivor of the Mauthausen and Gunskirchen Concentration Camps, who will speak from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the auditorium at Central High School. Open to the public.
Shoppin’ For A Cure
THURSDAY, MAY 9 — The Relay For Life of NYA team Wischin’ For A Cure is hosting a Vendor, Book and Bake Sale from 5 to 9 p.m. at the pavilion in NYA. Vendors include Tupperware, Pampered Chef, Dove Chocolate, Daisy Blue, Tastefully Simple, Celebrating Home, Party Lite, and Beauti Control.
FRIDAY, MAY 10 — Ken Davis, a Christian comedian and Minnesota native, will perform the Fully Alive Tour at 7 p.m. at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Fundraiser for the Nakavule Uganda School Fund.General admission tickets available at www.kendavistickets.com or (800) 425-0873.
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.