2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS – Want to improve your public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly and supportive environment? The Carver County Communicators Toastmasters Club meets at Chaska Middle School (East Room E30) from 7 to 8 p.m. Info: 5518.toastmastersclubs.org.
2ND AND 4TH MONDAYS – Individuals 55+ are invited to Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Waconia for coffee, visiting, and activities at 1 p.m. in the Fireside Room. All invited.
TUESDAYS – Lakeside Networkers is a local BNI business networking group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Island View Golf Club in Waconia to share referrals and grow businesses. All are welcome.
TUESDAYS – The Waconia Senior Center is open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Come and socialize. Watch for our next speaker on Reverse Mortgages for Senior coming up soon.
1ST THURSDAY – Enjoy coffee, hot chocolate and pie at Lighthouse of Waconia (500 S. Cherry St.) from 3-4 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month. Info: 442-1261.
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.
WIC voucher pick-up
The CAP Agency WIC voucher pick-up dates for all residents of Carver County are the first and third Monday and Wednesday of each month. Pick up time from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. at The East Creek Family Center, 303 East 6th Street, Chaska. Info: contact CAP Agency WIC Program at (952) 402-9869.
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.
The Carver Horseshoe League is looking for players starting mid-May. Info: Pat Baker at (612) 310-1655.
National Day of Prayer
THURSDAY, MAY 2 – Parents and students are invited to pray at Waconia area school flagpoles from 7:45 to 8 a.m. Trinity Lutheran School and St. Joseph Catholic School will again partner to sponsor a National Day of Prayer Celebration at 1 p.m. at City Square Park in Waconia. The program will include prayers from various children, worship songs, and a brief message. The community is invited to attend. In the event of rain, the Prayer Celebration will be held at Trinity.
THURSDAY, MAY 2 – A “Spring Fling” Senior Dance will be held for all area seniors from 1 to 3:30 p.m. at the NYA Wilkommen Pavilion. Entertainment by Lowell Schubert, Jerry Kahle and Nancy Buckentine. Light lunch served. Sponsored by The Harbor and Oak Grove Senior Residence.
Katy Smith event
THURSDAY, MAY 2 – Join Katy Smith, Parent Educator from Winona and the 2011 Minnesota Teacher of the Year, in a lively conversation about childhood and what kids need from it from 6 to 8 p.m. at Waconia High School. Free. Register online at www.waconiacommunityed.org or (952) 442-0613.
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, MAY 3 – 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.
NYA Lions Pork Chop Feed
FRIDAY, MAY 3 – The NYA Lions will hold a pork chop feed at the NYA Pavilion from 5 to 8 p.m. Join the Lions that night, get a free meal!
FRIDAY, MAY 3 – Mayer Lutheran High School will hold its Grand March at 6 p.m. at the high school. Theme: “A Night in Verona.”
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – Waconia High School will hold its Grand March at 4 p.m. at the high school. Theme: “2013 Escape to Bollywood.”
Public Services Open House
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – Waconia Public Services invites citizens to an open house at the Public Services Facility (310 E 10th St.) and Water Treatment Plant (200 E 10th St.). Demonstrations, prizes, tours, and more. Info: www.waconia.org or (952) 442-2615.
Stop ‘n Shop
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – The NYA West Carver Lions will hold a Stop ‘n Shop event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the NYA Sports Complex Lions Shelter. Shop for household treasures, perennial and annual plants. Light lunch available.
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – A salad luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church (17725 53rd St.) in New Germany. Hosted by St. John LWML. There is a cost to attend.
Clean Up Day
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – The Camden Township / New Germany Clean Up Day will be held from 7 to 11 a.m. at the city of New Germany shed (250 State Ave.). There are costs to dispose of certain items. Info: (952) 657-2698 or (952) 353-2488.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, MAY 4 – 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.
Pork Chop Dinner
SUNDAY, MAY 5 – St. Paul’s Evangelical Reformed Church Men’s Brotherhood will host a Pork Chop Dinner from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. after 9:30 am. worship. Located at 15470 CR 31, Hamburg. All welcome. Takeouts available. Info: www.stpaulsrcus.org.
WHS football meeting
MONDAY, MAY 6 – A parent and player meeting for all players interested in playing football will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Waconia High School in the cafeteria. This will be for players entering grades 9-12 in the fall. We will cover summer plans, important dates and an Adidas apparel sale.
TUESDAY, MAY 7 – Would you be interested in Waconia-based adult community theater? A meeting designed to gauge the community’s interest in this opportunity will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Education office in Waconia.
St. Victoria sale
MAY 9-10 – The St. Victoria Council of Catholic United Financial is having a matching grant rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on May 9 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on May 10. Friday is bag and bargain day. Sale at St. Victoria Parish Center (8228 Victoria Dr.). All proceeds given to parish education program.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, MAY 11 – 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.
Plant, bake sale
SATURDAY, MAY 11 – East Union’s Spring Thing! Plant & Bake Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at East Union Lutheran Church (15180 CR 40, Carver).
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, MAY 14 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: June 11.
MBC Blood Drive
TUESDAY, MAY 14 – Memorial Blood Center will host a blood drive at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia from noon to 7 p.m. Memorial Blood Center supplies all the blood to Ridgeview Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, contact Beth at (952) 913-6624. Walk-ins are gladly accepted.
TUESDAY, MAY 14 – The St. Joseph Catholic United Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parish center.
Hoop It Up for Al!
SATURDAY, MAY 18 – The 3rd annual Hoop It Up for Al!, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, will take place at Mayer Lutheran High School. Info: www.lhsmayer.org, Facebook at “Hoop It Up For Al” or email questions to HoopItUpForAl@gmail.com.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 – A new, multi-generational event for women and family members will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at Waconia High School. Event is fundraiser for Relay For Life of Waconia and the American Cancer Society. Purse swap, activities, workshops, vendors, and more. There is a fee to attend. Info, register: www.relaypalooza.com. Pre-registration preferred.
CA Spring Fling
SATURDAY, MAY 18 – The 5th annual Cologne Academy Spring Fling will be held at Cologne Academy. Carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes food concessions, face and hair painting, a dunk tank, bounce houses, train rides, games and prizes, free contests, and a silent auction and live auction. Info: www.cologneacademy.org or find the event on Facebook at “Cologne Academy PAVE.” Admission to the event is free. Some activities have a cost.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, MAY 18 – 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.
SUNDAY, MAY 19 – All-you-can-eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles (with sausages, toppings and beverages) will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Bonifacius Catholic School. Sponsored by the Friends of Minnetrista Baptist Church.
Trinity golf event
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – Due to the late arrival of spring, the date of Trinity’s Spring Swing Golf Tournament has changed to Friday, June 14 at Dahlgreen Golf Course in Chaska. Community-wide event offers 18 hole scramble tournament, contests, and buffet dinner. Registration, sponsorship forms: trinitywaconia.org.