Legion, VFW events
The Waconia American Legion holds a sheephead tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursdays and a Texas hold ‘em tournament at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridays. The Waconia VFW holds a meat raffle Fridays at 7 p.m. and bingo at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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, ECFE 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.
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 DMorey@mtifinancialadvisors.com. The event supports Rotary’s local and international youth programs. Coupons to area restaurants and businesses included in 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).
Show Choir Spectacular
APRIL 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. Full schedule, tickets available online at www.waconiachoirs.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – The Lake Minnetonka Area Lion’s Club presents its 2nd annual Crappie Contest on Lake Minnetonka at Bayview Event Center in Excelsior. Info, register: www.mnlakeparty.com. Silent auction from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (all proceeds benefit American Diabetes Association of Minnesota). Raffle prizes.
Story writing workshop
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – Meet author Colette Omans Nicoletta at the Carver County Historical Society, (555 West 1st St., Waconia) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn the story writing process and get illustrating tips to create your own works of art. Includes an original illustration and story that visitor participation helps create. Families, individuals of all ages welcome. Pre-registration required: (952) 442-4234.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Eden Prairie. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20 – Christ Community Lutheran School in Watertown presents the Boots, Bling & BBQ Event at the Rosckes Barn (3255 CR 10 N) on Saturday, April 20. The event is a fundraiser for the school and includes live country western music by John Farber and Smith & Western. Dinner: 6 p.m. Live auction: 7:30 p.m. Music: 9 p.m. Tickets: 955-1419.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – An omelette breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street). Choose your favorite ingredients … you fill it, they’ll grill it. Includes: toast, hash browns and beverage.
SUNDAY, APRIL 21 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at WHS for their final FCA huddle this year. Enjoy fun, food and fellowship with your friends as we hear powerful testimonies from Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge.
MONDAY, APRIL 22 – Carver-Scott Master Gardeners will hold a free gardening class at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. Topic: Shade Gardening.
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.
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.
Sons of Norway play
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 – SONS OF NORWAY – Scandia Lodge – Waconia presents the one act musical “Olle’s Last Bow.” Friends and members of Scandia Lodge have written and will perform this play based loosely on a popular Scandinavian – American Vaudevllle star, Hjalmar Peterson. The show will provide the audience with laughs, music, singing, and a few surprises. Doors open at the Waconia American Legion at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:15 p.m.
St. Joe’s Fun Night
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 – Calling all 2013-14 kindergartners! Join kindergarten teacher Peg Philp for Kindergarten Fun Night from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia. Enjoy fun activities, meet other families, parent social hour, ask questions, and more. RSVP by Friday, April 19 with Jackie at (952) 442-4500.
TUESDAY, APRIL 23 – The public is invited to attend Lighthouse Presents with Ron Kolb at 6:30 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street). Topic: “How to Protect Your Estate.”
THURSDAY, APRIL 25 – LWV Eastern Carver County will be registering students to vote during lunch at Waconia High School. To register to vote you must be: at least 18 on or before the next election; a U.S. citizen. To register to vote you will need: your MN Driver’s license number OR if you do not have a MN driver’s license you will need the last four digits of your SSN. LWV Eastern Carver County encourages voting, and active informed participation in our government.
Early Bird Piano Bar
FRIDAY, APRIL 26 – The public is invited to attend the Early Bird Piano Bar 2 to 3 p.m. at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S Cherry Street).
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.
Celebrate Healthy Families
SATURDAY, APRIL 27 – Women, partners, friends and families, attend the first ever Community Baby Shower from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Dr.). Along with informational presentations and a resource fair, the free event features activities for all ages, light refreshments and prizes. Info: Carver County Public Health at (952) 361-1329 or www.CarverBabyShower.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.
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? 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.