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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 952-442-4165 x235) for details.
Kid Power concert
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 family event. Info: 442-0613.
St. Joe’s Paper Drive
MAY 30-JUNE 2 – St. Joe’s School in Waconia will hold a paper drive from 2:30 to 6 p.m. on May 30 and 31 and from 8 a.m. to noon on June 1-2. Start saving all your newspapers, magazines and boxes.
CCHS Plant Sale
SATURDAY, JUNE 1 – The Carver County Horticultural Society will hold its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to noon at Chaska Fireman’s Park (NW corner of Hwy 41 and old Hwy 212). Hardy perennial divisions from members’ gardens, donations from local nurseries, vegetable seedlings, select annuals, ornamental grasses and house plants. Info: (952) 448-6687.
MONDAY, JUNE 3 – Making lifestyle changes can help prevent the development of diabetes and improve the energy level for those diagnosed with prediabetes. Gather information to help you learn what prediabetes is and lifestyle changes you can do to prevent the development of diabetes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. To register, call (952) 442-8083. There is a fee to attend.
Bariatric Info Session
THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a seminar to learn more about surgery and get answers to your questions without any cost or obligation from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Two Twelve Medical Center, 111 Hundertmark Road, Chaska. Registration not required, but aids in planning. Info: www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events or (952) 442-7820.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 – Step up to the plate to donate and save a life. Ridgeview Medical Center, 500 S. Maple Street, Waconia, is holding a blood drive from 7:30 to 11 a.m. All blood types are needed, especially Type O. To schedule an appointment time, call 1-888-GIVE-BLD (1-888-448-3253) or visit MBC.ORG.
St. John’s Rummage Sale
JUNE 6-8 – The 6th annual St. Johns Lutheran (NYA) School Rummage Sale will be held 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on June 6-7 and 8 a.m. to noon on June 8. Many items; Saturday is half price day. Proceeds benefit St. Johns Lutheran Church restoration project.
THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – The Chaska VFW will have a flag burning ceremony at 6 p.m. The event is held the first Thursday of each month. If you have a United States flag to be disposed, please contact Jo Zellmann at 467-2741.
Small business workshop
THURSDAY, JUNE 6 – The “Promote Your Business with Facebook” workshop will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the NYA Library. Facebook is a great tool for a small business or organization to use to increase social media presence. But where do you start and find the time to fit it all in? Learn how to set up a business Facebook page, distribute consistent information, grow your fan base and set up editorial calendars. Bringing your own laptop optional. Register: (952) 467-2665.
Farm regulation meeting
JUNE 6-7 & 10 – The EPA now requires farms and ranches to prepare oil-spill plans on their fuel storage tanks. Informational meetings on how to follow this regulation will be held at the Clay Building in NYA at 6 p.m. on June 6 and noon on June 7 and at the Hollywood Sports Complex at noon and 6 p.m. on June 10. Meal provided. RSVP: (952) 442-2126 ext. 0. Sponsored by United Farmers Coop & Waconia Farm Supply.
FRIDAY, JUNE 7 – The First Friday Recovery Service will be held on the first Friday of every month at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia. Informal worship service designed for anyone looking for support or healing with an emphasis on recovery from addictions. Personal care givers and concerned persons of people struggling with addictions will also find this service meaningful. Casual, comfortable. Upcoming services: July 5, Aug. 2. Info: (952) 442-2101.
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.
‘The Beat Goes On’
JUNE 10-12 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “The Beat Goes On” June 10-12 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia where kindergarten through 2nd graders will play rhythm instruments, musical games and songs, as they are introduced to the rhythmic side of music. For more information, and/or cost of registration, call Community Education at 442-0610.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: July 9.
Relay captain meeting
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 – The first Team Captain’s meeting for Relay For Life of Waconia will be held at 6 p.m. at the Waconia High School in room D110. Spread Hope One Step at a Time! Info: email@example.com.
Youth Summer Kickoff
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12 – Living Rock Church’s Youth Summer Kickoff 2013 will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Living Rock Church Farm property (just west of NYA on Hwy 212 and CR 31). All youth going into 6-12th grades and parents are invited for food, fun, a short message, and Yuck Baseball. Info: 467-2498.
LRC garage sale
JUNE 13-15 – Living Rock Church Youth Summer Garage Sale will be held 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sale benefits summer LIFE conference. Location: 17125 CR 31, just west of NYA on Hwy 212 and CR 31.
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 Lutheran Church & School in Waconia. Info: Tim Jopp (612-910-5677). Register by May 31.
LW Band Festival
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – The 15th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival will begin at 6 p.m. Parade route: Main Street from Orange to Walnut Street and then down Walnut Street from Main to W 3rd Street ending at the Carver County Fairgrounds. Performances by the 12 visiting bands will be at City Square Park, between Vine and Maple Streets (judging area), and at Bayview Elementary. Open to the public. Reserved bleacher seating will be available.
Leidiger Hog Roast
SATURDAY, JUNE 15 – The annual Rep. Ernie Leidiger hog roast fundraising event will be held from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Leidiger farm, 7775 Tacoma Ave. in Mayer. Appearances expected by many prominent GOP members, including Leidiger, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, Tom Emmer, 2014 governor hopefuls, state party leadership members Keith Downey, Kelly Fenton, Chris Fields, and others. Karoke, bonfire, pulled pork meal, silent auction, kids activities. Onsite camping available. Info: (952) 467-3929.
JUNE 21-30 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre presents “Seussical: the Musical,” a magical, musical extravaganza that brings your favorite Dr. Seuss characters to life with song, dance and more than 100 puppets. June 21: 7:30 p.m.; June 22: 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; June 23: 1 p.m., 4 p.m.; June 27: 7 p.m.; June 28: 10 a.m., 1 p.m., 7 p.m.; June 29: 2 p.m., 7 p.m.; June 30: 2 p.m. Performed at Chanhassen High School. Tickets, info.: www.cvft.org, (952) 250-7206.
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, JUNE 22 – The Waconia VFW will hold a steak fry at the clubhouse in Waconia, 125 First St. W., from 5 to 8 p.m. Steak or chicken, baked and cheesy potatoes, cole slaws, dessert.
Golf & Taste event
MONDAY, JUNE 24 – The 28th annual Ridgeview Golf & Taste Celebration will be held at Island View Golf Club in Waconia. Proceeds from this year’s event will again be used to support the Innovation for Generations campaign – with funds raised to further enhance the care and comfort of patients. Info: contact the Ridgeview Foundation at (952) 442-6010.
JUNE 24-27 – Oakwood Community Church invites children entering kindergarten through 6th grades to Vacation Bible School June 24-27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Oakwood Ministry Center, 8095 Laketown Parkway, Waconia. This year’s VBS features “Gotta Move!” music by the Go Fish guys and lessons to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. To register, go to www.oakwoodonline.org, or contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.