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.
Master Gardener Help Desk
The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners have a help desk from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday until Labor Day at the Waconia Public Library. No fee, just come and ask questions or bring a sample of a problem.
Music in the Park
JUNE 6-JULY 25 – Waconia Parks & Recreation presents Music in the Park concerts at 7 p.m. on Thursday evenings at City Square Park. Rain site: Safari Island. Schedule: www.waconia.org. June 6: Jazz Hounds. June 13: Tangled Roots. June 20: Traveled Ground.
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.
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.
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. A free meal will be 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. All are welcome to attend this 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.
SATURDAY, JUNE 8 – Airplane rides will be available for children ages 8-17 as part of EAA’s Young Eagles program at Glencoe’s Municipal Airport from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All youth need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All pilots are licensed and are members of EAA’s national organization. Sponsored by Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92. Rain date: same time on June 15. Info: (320) 238-2376.
‘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.
MONDAY, JUNE 10 – 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, JUNE 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: July 9.
Marching band event
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 – The 3rd annual Picnic in the Park, City Square Park Performance for the Waconia Marching Band will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The band will be performing its 2013 Summer Tour Show “The Heist” beginning at 6 p.m. A variety of food will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the food sales will support Waconia Instrumental Music Programs.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, JUNE 11 – Suicide Bereavement Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Waconia Moravian Church (209 E 2ndSt.). Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide. Upcoming meetings: July 9 and Aug. 13.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (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: (952) 467-2498.
THURSDAY, JUNE 13 – Safari Island invites you to learn about pickleball, which is a combination of badminton, tennis, and table tennis and is played with a wiffle ball on a 20×44-foot court. Ambassadors with Pickleball Minnesota will demonstrate how to play, rules of the game, and simple strategy. All will have a chance to play. Intro class will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at Safari Island. No registration necessary, come dressed and ready to play! Info: (952) 442-0695.
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.
St. Boniface sale
JUNE 13-15 – St. Boniface Catholic United Financial and Matching Grant Programs are sponsoring their 14th annual Rummage Sale from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 13, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 14, and 8 a.m. to noon on June 15 ($3 a bag sale day)at the school gym (corner of Wildwood Ave. and CR 92 in St. Bonifacius).
Trinity golf event
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – Trinity’s Spring Swing Golf Tournament will be held at Dahlgreen Golf Course in Chaska. Community-wide event offers 18 hole scramble tournament, contests, and buffet dinner. Registration, sponsorship forms: trinitywaconia.org or at Trinity in Waconia. Info: Tim Jopp (612-910-5677).
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – All are welcome to join the Waconia Parks & Recreation team to learn about Lake Waconia and fish off the pier at Cedar Point Park (130 N Cedar St.) from 10 a.m. to noon. Fishing poles, equipment will be provided, however, participants are welcome to bring their own fishing poles and equipment.
Movie in the Park
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – Waconia Parks & Recreation presents Movie in the Park at City Square Park this summer. Each movie begins at 8:30 p.m. Bring your own lawn chairs or blanket. Non-perishable food items accepted for the food shelf. Rain site: Safari Island. June 14: The Lorax. July 19: Brave. Aug. 16: Madagascar 3.
Plato Lions event
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – The Plato Lions will hold Burger Night & Dairy Days with free ice cream from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Plato Park. Proceeds benefit local projects.
Pork Chop Dinner
FRIDAY, JUNE 14 – The St. John-Assumption Annual Festival and Pork Chop Dinner will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at 26523 300th St. in rural Belle Plaine. Music by Gerald Feltmann. Social: 6 to 9 p.m. Numerous activities for the whole family.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 16 – Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.) will hold an omelette breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choice of ingredients; you fill it, they grill it. Includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
THURSDAY, JUNE 20 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and guests will hold their 4th annual Picnic in the Park at 5:30 p.m. at City Square Park. After the meal, enjoy Traveled Ground at Music in the Park (bring a chair). Sign up to bring a food item at Safari Island. Inclement weather: Safari Island. Info: Berta at (612) 816-1608 or Glenda at (952) 442-1890.