TUESDAYS – Lakeside Networkers is a local BNI business networking group that meets weekly on Tuesdays at 7 a.m. at Island View Golf Club in Waconia to share referrals and grow businesses. All are welcome to attend.
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.
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.
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; July 10: Bruce the Bug Guy; July 17: SnapDragon Seeds; July 24: Bill the Juggler. Info: (612) 543-6100 or www.hclib.org.
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.
JULY 3-6 – The historic Delano Fourth of July Celebration will open Wednesday, July 3, and continue through Saturday, July 6. Fireworks will be at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6. Minnesota’s oldest and largest Fourth of July Parade will take place in Delano at 10:30 a.m. on July 4. Event includes entertainment, dog shows, softball and baseball tournaments, 5K run and much more. Info: www.delano4th.com.
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 from 10 to 10:30 p.m. 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 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, concerned persons of people struggling with addictions will also find 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. The evening of chamber music with musicians of the Minnesota Orchestra starts at 8 p.m. Suggested donation required. If you plan to attend the concert, RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
MONDAY, JULY 8 – 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. Info, appointment: (952) 361-1329.
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 picnic
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.
Music in the Park
THUSDAY, JULY 11 – 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. July 11: Alison Scott. July 18: The Castaways. July 25: Everett Smithson Band.
JULY 12-13 – The Waconia Veterans Appreciation Weekend will be held on Friday and Saturday. See the Wounded Warriors Amputee Softball Team play against MN celebrities at 7 p.m. followed by a meet and greet event at American Legion on Friday. Warriors play Waconia FD at 10:30 a.m. and Waconia area veterans at 1 p.m. on Saturday. All games at Brook Peterson Park. Special veterans recognition program held after final game on Saturday. Community picnic at Carver County Fairgrounds at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. Weekend organized by Waconia Lions Club.
St. Boni book sale
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.
St. Boni Spass-Tagen
SATURDAY, JULY 13 – Spass-Tagen “Fun Days” will be held from 11 a.m. to midnight at Missile Park in St. Bonifacius. Event includes Wiener Dog Races, BBQ Contest, Farmers Market, Beer Tent, Magician, Street Dance, Bingo, Concertina Band, Food Vendors, Kids Games, Bounce House, Model A Car Show and more. Info: www.stboni-spass-tagen.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 email@example.com.
Ford car show
SUNDAY, JULY 14 – The 4th annual All Ford Classic Car and Truck Show will be held at Waconia Ford from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Entertainment, food and more. Info: (952) 442-4411.
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 – The Encore Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care provide a Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. 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.
Relay For Life fundraiser
THURSDAY, JULY 18 – Enjoy dinner and the River Rats Dueling Pianos from Minneapolis from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Cologne Community Center. Register at www.relaypalooza.com. Event is a fundraiser for Relay For Life of Waconia.
All Saints sale
JULY 18-20 – The annual All Saints Garage Sale will take place in NYA from July 18 to July 20. Hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon (Half-Price Day). Lunch available.
JULY 19-20 – The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) presents the Extreme Events MN Championship Rodeo at the Carver County Fairgrounds. For more information, including rodeo times and tickets, see www.prorodeo.com.
Movie in the Park
FRIDAY, JULY 19 – 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. July 19: Brave. Aug. 16: Madagascar 3.
Mackenthun’s Rib Fest
SATURDAY, JULY 20 – The 10th annual Rib Fest competition will be held at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia. Info: www.mackenthuns.com.
Beach Bash event
SATURDAY, JULY 20 – Carver County Parks presents the Beach Bash event at Lake Waconia Regional Park from 2 to 5 p.m. Cost is $1/child.