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. Watch for our next speaker on Reverse Mortgages for Senior coming up soon.
WEDNESDAYS UNTIL SEPT. 25 – The Bongards Farmers Market will take place Wednesdays from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. until Sept. 25. It is at the St. John’s UCC Parking Lot at the Bongards church.
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.
SATURDAYS UNTIL OCT. 25 – The Waconia Farmers Market is held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until Oct. 26. It is held at Municipal Lot #1 in downtown Waconia. Info: [email protected]
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.
WIC voucher pick-up
The CAP Agency WIC voucher pick-up dates for all residents of Carver County are the first and third Monday and Wednesday of each month. Pick up time from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4:30 p.m. at The East Creek Family Center, 303 East 6th Street, Chaska. Info: contact CAP Agency WIC Program at (952) 402-9869.
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 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.
Relay For Life fundraiser
Consider purchasing a Ribbon of Hope and Remembrance Plate as a way to benefit the Relay For Life of Waconia. Ribbons of Hope & Remembrance is a way honoring people who have fought cancer or are still fighting. Plates purchased before Aug. 1 will be on display at the Relay. Following the Relay, the plates will be displayed at local businesses in Waconia. Info: Lisa at (651) 343-4377 or [email protected]
Music in the Park
THUSDAY, JULY 18 – 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 18: The Castaways. July 25: Everett Smithson Band.
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.
MONDAY, JULY 22 – 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.
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. “Mother Goose Tales” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. will have K-2 graders acting out their favorite tales. “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. 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 and/or cost of registration: (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]
St. Bernard’s Sale
JULY 25-27 – St. Bernard’s Catholic United Financial is sponsoring a rummage sale at St. Bernard’s School in Cologne from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. July 25, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 26, and 8 a.m. to noon July 27 (bag day). To donate items for the sale, contact (952) 466-5567.
Glad Days in Cologne
JULY 25-27 – Don’t miss the 12th annual Glad Days celebration in Cologne. See article on Page 1.
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. The four-person golf scramble will be 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 in town team baseball. Stiftungsfest hamburgers from Wischnack Meats in NYA and Ruck’s pork patties from Belle Plaine will be served.
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.
St. Boni Summerfest
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – The St. Boni Summerfest will be held throughout the day. 5K race: 8 a.m. Kids activities: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entertainment: 11 a.m. to midnight. Info: www.stbonifire.com. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Bonifacius Fireman’s Relief Fund.
SVABW 5K Run
SATURDAY, JULY 27 – The Chaska River City Days 5K Run begins and ends in downtown Chaska’s historic City Square Park. All proceeds donated to Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women, a non-profit organization that has assisted over 16,000 victims of domestic abuse in Scott and Carver counties. Registration: 7 a.m. Start: 8 a.m. Info: www.ChaskaRiverCityDays.com.
SATURDAY, AUG. 3 – The Moravian Church, Western District, is offering a workshop, “Proclaiming the Moravian Story,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Chaska Moravian Church, 115 E. 4th St., Chaska. Hosted by noted Moravian scholar and Seminary professor the Rev. Dr. Craig Atwood. Lunch provided. RSVP: (952) 448-4000.
SUNDAY, AUG. 11 – A celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Zoar Moravian Church (8265 CR 10, Waconia) will be held at the church. Festivities: 9:30a.m. worship service, 11:30a.m. catered pig roast, 12:30 p.m. kids’ activities begin, 1 p.m. historical sharing & music. Historical display open all day. RSVP for the pig roast is requested but not required by July 20: [email protected]