5-9-13 Waconia Patriot Dateline

Senior Center

TUESDAYS – The Waconia Senior Center is open on Tuesdays from noon 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.

Waconia AA, Al-Anon

FRIDAYS – The location for the Friday night 8 p.m. AA and Al-Anon meetings will be held at Waconia Moravian Church (209 E. 2nd St.) from May 3-Oct. 31.

Horseshoe League
The Carver Horseshoe League is looking for players starting mid-May. Info: Pat Baker at (612) 310-1655.

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.

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, Beauti Control, Norwex, Scentsy, Usborne Books, Paparazzi and Thirty One.

Holocaust lecture
THURSDAY, MAY 9 – 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.

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).

Immunization Clinic

MONDAY, MAY 13 – 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 don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover immunizations. Adult, childhood vaccines available. Fee requested; no one denied service if unable to pay. Info, appointment: (952) 361-1329.

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.

Catholic United

TUESDAY, MAY 14 – The St. Joseph Catholic United Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parish center.

Swim Club registration

TUESDAY, MAY 14 – Enjoy a family friendly schedule and keep your kids active by joining Waconia Swim Club for the summer season. Assessments and registration held at 5 p.m. at Safari Island. Info: www.waconiaswimclub.com or Coach Amy at coachhoward.schmitt@gmail.com.

Suicide support group

TUESDAY, MAY 14 – Suicide Bereavement Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Waconia Moravian Church (209 E 2nd Street). Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.

Cologne blood drive

THURSDAY, MAY 16 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Cologne City Hall. The blood drive is sponsored by the Cologne Lions Club. To make an appointment, contact Karen at (952) 466-5928.
NAMI meeting

THURSDAY, MAY 16 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Moravian Church in Waconia (209 2 St. E).

Rock On Ice

FRIDAY, MAY 17 – 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).

Yellow Ribbon event

FRIDAY, MAY 17 – The NYA-Beyond the Yellow Ribbon campaign will hold its 4th annual Yellow Ribbon Honor Banquet at 6 p.m. at the Willkommen Memorial Park Pavilion in NYA. Speaker: Major General (Ret) Larry Shellito, Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs. Banquet honors all local service members and veterans and is again open to everyone. Tickets available at NYA banks or by calling 467-2310.

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.

Relaypalooza

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. Volunteers are needed: contact Lisa at (651) 343-4377 or email Lfontanna@mchsi.com.

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. Laketown Gym demonstration at 12:30 p.m. and Dojo Karate will perform at 2 p.m. Info: www.cologneacademy.org or find the event on Facebook at “Cologne Academy PAVE.” 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.

Parenting workshop

SATURDAY, MAY 18 – “Discipline that Connects! Parenting Workshop” will be held from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at ParkSide Church (9560 Paradise Lane, Waconia). Presented by Chad Hayenga, Assistant Director of “Connected Families.” Hosted by ParkSide Church of Waconia in partnership with Living Rock Church of Norwood Young America. Childcare provided. Tickets available at ParkSide and Living Rock Church. Info: www.parksidechurchmn.com.

Document shredding

SATURDAY, MAY 18 – The Waconia Lions Club will offer document destruction/shredding from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mackenthun’s parking lot (NW corner by former Snyders Building).

Pork Chop Supper

SATURDAY, MAY 18 – A pork chop supper will be held at American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street) in Waconia from 5 to 7 p.m. Includes stuffing, German potato salad or mashed potato, vegetable and bread.

Waffle breakfast

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.

CCLCCA training

TUESDAY, MAY 21 – Carver County family child care providers will hold their last training with Amy Timm, who will present “Have Fun Teaching Spanish” from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Early Childhood Center, 10600 Village Road, Chaska. Social hour: 6:30 p.m. with training to follow. Info: cclchildcare.org.

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