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.
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.
Co-ed volleyball league
Sunday Co-ed Summer Volleyball League at DaBoar’s Bar & Grill in Cologne starts June 2. Recreational, Competitive levels of play. Info: Jessika at (612) 839-3239 or Jessika@mchsi.com, DaBoars’ Facebook page, or at DaBoar’s. Deadline to sign up: May 24.
The Carver Horseshoe League is looking for players starting mid-May. Info: Pat Baker at (612) 310-1655.
Kids in preschool-5th grade will not want to miss Trinity Lutheran Church & School’s Vacation Bible School (VBS) — Kingdom Rock. This week-long epic adventure, July 22-26 from 9 a.m. to noon, will empower kids to stand strong for God. Registration forms: trinitywaconia.org. Register by June 10 for lowest fee. Info: Stephanie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Register now for Trinity’s Kingdom Kids Summer Adventures. Exciting new weekly themes, activities, and fieldtrips will make 1st-6th graders’ summer fantastic! Full-time, part-time, and drop in care is available. Contact Kristi Larsen (email@example.com or 952-442-4165 x235) for details.
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.
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).
FRIDAY, MAY 17 – Look for American Legion Post 150 Auxiliary volunteers who will be distributing the familiar red handcrafted poppies honoring our veterans. All proceeds from the distribution are invested in local programs for the benefit of the veteran and his/her family.
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.
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 Fontanna 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 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. 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.
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.
SATURDAY, MAY 18 – The Waconia Lions Club will offer document destruction/shredding from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Mackenthun’s parking lot (northwest 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.
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.
MONDAY, MAY 20 – 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.
DFL Dist. 47 meeting
MONDAY, MAY 20 – The monthly meeting of the DFL Senate District 47 will be held at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Fire Station (park in rear parking lot). Topic: New state tax legislation. Info: Richard at (952) 934-4702.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, MAY 20 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care will provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Great opportunity to meet and talk with other caregivers and local senior professionals to gain insight, resources and support! Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program located across from the museum in Waconia. Info: (952) 442-7660.
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.
Y@H Club event
TUESDAY, MAY 21 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club will meet at 11:15 a.m. at Safari Island. Program: “Fun With Container Gardening” with master gardener Georgia Storms. Area residents 50+ welcome. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at 442-1890.
ECFE Vehicle Fair
TUESDAY, MAY 21 – Parents and young children are invited to attend the ECFE Vehicle Fair from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Carver County Fairgrounds. A fire engine, school bus, ambulance and street sweeper are some of the community vehicles that will be there to look at closely. In case of inclement weather, this event will be canceled. Info: 442-0613.
Early Childhood screen.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22 – 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 noon to 5 p.m. at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
Kid Power concert (rescheduled)
THURSDAY, MAY 30 – This lively and interactive musical show with Rachael Kroog that was canceled due to an April snowstorm was rescheduled and will be held from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at Bayview Elementary in Waconia. Rachael has wowed audiences with her music, comedy and juggling for the past 20 years. Her theme of “Be kind to ourselves, to others and to animals” is shared with her puppet and the live animals she brings with her. Parents and young children are invited to attend this fun, family event. Info: 442-0613.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Sept. 4.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – 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.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: July 9.
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 and sponsorship forms are available on Trinity’s website (trinitywaconia.org) or at Trinity. Info: Tim Jopp (612-910-5677). Register by May 31.