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.
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 protected]
Ford car and truck 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.
DFL Dist. 47 meeting
MONDAY, JULY 15 – 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). Info: Richard at (952) 934-4702.
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 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, JULY 16 – The American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile from noon to 5 p.m. at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia. To make an appointment or for more information, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 16 – The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine and its Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association provide resources and a support group for community members whose lives are touched by Alzheimer’s disease and other memory loss disorders. Group meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Kingsway Retirement Living in the Ratzkeller. Info: Sarah at (952) 873-2161. Therapeutic Respite Care available for your loved one with Alzheimer’s/Dementia while you attend.
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. See article on Page 5.
All Saints sale
JULY 18-20 – The annual All Saints Garage Sale will take place in Norwood Young America 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.
WWC golf event
FRIDAY, JULY 19 – The Waconia Wrestling Club will hold its 5th annual Golf Classic at Timber Creek Golf Club in Watertown. Registration: 9 a.m. Shotgun start: 11 a.m. Awards/dinner: 4 p.m. Fee includes golf, cart, dinner, gift bag. Sponsorships available. Info: Bob at (952) 567-3518 or [email protected]
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.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, JULY 20 – 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.
JULY 22-25 – Experience ParkSide Church’s “Gotta Move” VBS July 22-25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Skits, music, Bible stories, crafts, games, snacks and more geared around the theme of “Keeping in Step with the Spirit.” Info, registration: (952) 442-2113 or www.parksidechurchmn.com.
Homeward Bound classes
JULY 22-25 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company to offer performing arts classes Monday through Thursday, July 22-25 at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia. “Mother Goose Tales” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will have K-2 graders acting out their favorite tales from a time long ago in this fun, whimsical class. “Basic Acting – Just the Beginning” from noon to 1:30 p.m. where 2-4 graders will not need to worry about the “how to” of theatre. The adventure of character dynamics, costuming, basic acting, auditioning and more will be shared through authentic theatre games and exercises. Participants will perform a small play at the end of the class for family and friends. Info: (952) 442-0610.
JULY 22-26 – 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 available at trinitywaconia.org. Info: [email protected]
Choir golf scramble
FRIDAY, JULY 26 – The 12th annual Power Company Family of Show Choirs Golf Scramble will be hosted by the Waconia Choir Boosters. Four-person golf scramble held at Timber Creek Golf Course. Registration: 10:30 a.m. Lunch: 11 a.m. to noon. Shotgun start: noon, followed by an award ceremony with prizes at 5 p.m. Proceeds support 200+ students in grades 7-12 that are in the choir program. Info: (612) 554-9296, email [email protected] or visit www.waconiachoirs.org for registration. Early Bird discount available.
Cubs’ MIAC Night
FRIDAY, JULY 26 – The Chaska Cubs will host Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Night at the Chaska Athletic Baseball Park at 7:30 p.m. when the Cubs host St. Louis Park (town team ball). Stiftungsfest hamburgers from Wischnack Meats (NYA) and Ruck’s pork patties (Belle Plaine) available.
Lions kids fishing event
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – The Waconia Lions Take-A-Kid-Fishing! event for boys and girls age 6-15 will be held at Mase’s In Towne Marina on Lake Waconia. Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., fishing: 8 a.m.; clean fish: 10:30 a.m.; Lunch and prizes: 11:30 a.m.; kids picked up: noon (transportation must be provided by participant’s family/friends). Registration is required! Info: (952) 442-1040 or [email protected]
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – 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.