St. Boni Library activities
The St. Boni Library offers Summer Children’s Programs on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. June 12 – July 24 in the St. Boni City Council Chambers. June 27: Guthrie Theatre’s Act Out For Kids at 1 p.m. (registraton required) at the library. Info: (612) 543-6100 or www.hclib.org.
Master Gardener Help
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
THUSDAY, JUNE 27 – 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 27: Wendy’s Wiggle Jiggle & Jam. July 4: No concert.
JUNE 27-30 – 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 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.
Bike Rally benefit
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 – JT’s Hideaway, 125 Main St. E., New Prague is sponsoring a Bike Rally that benefits the CAP Agency Crisis Nursery, which provides families living in Scott and Carver counties safe, emergency child care for children between 6 weeks to 12 years old and operates a 24-Hour Crisis Nursery Helpline. Registration: 11 a.m. Pancake breakfast, bean bag tournament, prize raffles, and live music by Unbroken. Info: Jodi at (952) 402-9851.
Bark for Life event
SATURDAY, JUNE 29 – American Cancer Society’s Bark for Life of Waconia will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds from 9 to 11 a.m., with on-site registration available at 8:30 a.m. Individual registration also available on-line. Bark for Life is an American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraising event that honors the care giving qualities of canine companions and supports our life saving mission. A short 1-mile walk will include games, giveaways, and a demonstration by the Carver County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit. Info: www.relayforlife.org/barkwaconiamn
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – St. Mark Lutheran Church of New Germany will be hosting a Dad’s Belgian waffle breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran School. This fundraiser will go towards purchasing souvenirs marking the 100th aniversary of the church next year. All welcome.
SUNDAY, JUNE 30 – The Carson and Barnes Circus will perform at 2 and 5 p.m. at Heritage Pointe Mall in NYA. Includes elephant, camel and pony rides, petting zoo, clowns and a special appearance from Katy the pygmy hippo. Advance tickets available at Edward Jones, Citizens State Bank, KleinBank and State Bank of Hamburg or online at www.bigtopshow.com. Info: (580) 743-7292.
4th of July fireworks
THURSDAY, JULY 4 – 4th of July Lake Waconia Fireworks Festival held at dusk from the south shore of Coney Island. Great viewing from Lake Waconia Regional Park, Cedar Point Park, In Towne Marina, Lola’s Lakehouse, and on Lake Waconia! Listen to patriot tunes during the show at KJGT 88.3FM. Rain date: Friday, July 5.
FRIDAY, JULY 5 – 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: Aug. 2. Info: (952) 442-2101.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, JULY 6 – 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.
Orchestra benefit concert
SATURDAY, JULY 6 – A benefit concert for the musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra will be held at Sovereign Estate in Waconia. An evening of chamber music with musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra starts at 8 p.m. Suggested donation collected at the door. If you plan to attend the concert, RSVP at email@example.com with the number attending, or purchase tickets for the dinner package (Al fresco dining in the classic Italian Style with reserved seating in pavilion; 6:30 to 7:45 p.m.; meal price does not include suggested donation). Info: www.sovereignestatewine.com.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, JULY 9 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Aug. 13.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, JULY 9 – 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 meeting: Aug. 13.
Catholic United potluck
TUESDAY, JULY 9 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council will have a summer picnic at the KC Park in Waconia at 5:30 p.m. Refreshments provided; bring a dish to share.
MBC blood drive
WEDNESDAY, JULY 10 – Memorial Blood Center will host a blood drive at St. Joseph Catholic School in Waconia from noon to 7 p.m. Memorial Blood Center supplies all the blood to Ridgeview Medical Center. Donate in July and enter to win a Polaris ATV. Plus, present to donate and receive a Fishing for Donors T-shirt. Appt. or info: Beth at (952) 913-6624. Walk-ins accepted.
St. Boni book sale
SATURDAY, JULY 12-13 – The Friends of the St. Boni Library annual used book sale will be held July 12-13 at Old City Hall. Drop off donations of new and used books at the library, 8624 Kennedy Memorial Drive, Mondays and Wednesdays 1-8 and Saturdays 10-3 until July 10. Info: (612) 543-6100.
SATURDAY, JULY 13 – Come enjoy the fun at the 7th annual festival from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include a 200+ car show, indoor craft show, kids jumpers, petal pull and food.All festivities take place at the Mayer Community Center / Old Schoolhouse Park, 413 Bluejay Avenue, Mayer. Info: www.mayercarshow.com.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, JULY 13 – 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, JULY 13 – ArtStock returns to Parley Lake Winery and Deardorff Orchards from 1 to 7 p.m. Enjoy live music, arts and nature in an open air gallery at the winery, located at 8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia. ArtStock is sponsored by the Arts Consortium of Carver County. Attendees may purchase art from a variety of local artists and vendors, tour the winery and the vineyards, enjoy locally produced wines, foods and desserts. Live music is provided by The BZ Girls from 1 to 3 p.m.; JazziBlue from 3 to 5 p.m.; and The JazzHounds from 5 to 7 p.m. Info: www.artsofcarvercounty.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONDAY, JULY 15 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Victoria Field House (8475 Kochia Lane) in Victoria. To learn more and make an appointment to donate blood, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, JULY 15 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care have partnered up to provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Opportunity to meet, talk with other 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.