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.
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.
SATURDAYS UNTIL OCT. 25 – The Waconia Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until Oct. 26. It is held at Municipal Lot #1 in downtown Waconia. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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. Ask questions or bring a sample of a problem.
Music in the Park
THUSDAY, 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. July 25: Everett Smithson Band.
Kids Fun Day
THUSDAY, JULY 25 – Girl Scout Troop 10542 presents Kids Fun Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Brook Peterson Park in Waconia. Arts and crafts, games, snacks and more. Food shelf donations accepted. Designed for children 3-9 years old.
Cologne Glad Days
JULY 25-27 – The 12th annual Glad Days celebration will be held in Cologne. Weekend features Kids Fest at City Square Park from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday and numerous events on Saturday. Details: www.colognegladdays.embarqspace.com.
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.
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@example.com or visit www.waconiachoirs.org. 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 Schulzjeff@yahoo.com.
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 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.
Bariatric info session
THURSDAY, AUG. 1 – Interested in weight loss surgery? Attend a seminar to learn about current surgical options, benefits and limitations of weight loss surgery, lifestyle and behavior changes associated with the surgery, and the insurance approval process. Session is held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Two Twelve Medical Center in Chaska. Registration not required, but aides in planning. Info: www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events or (952) 442-7820.
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.
AUG. 6-8 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company offers magic classes at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia. “Magic Storytelling” (9 to 10:30 a.m.) will have children in grades 1-4 learn magic tricks and act out stories with improvisation for their friends and family. “Magic and More” (10:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.) will have children in grades 5-8 amazing their family and friends when they share with them illusionary secrets and more. Info and/or cost of registration: 442-0610.
Carver County Fair
AUG. 7-11 – The 102nd Carver County Fair will be held at the fairgrounds in Waconia. Gates open from 8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day except for Sunday (gates open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.). Info: www.carvercountyfair.com.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, AUG. 10 – 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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, AUG. 13 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Sept. 10.
Kids Fun Day
THUSDAY, AUG. 15 – Girl Scout Troop 10542 presents Kids Fun Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at City Square Park in Waconia. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, snacks and more. Food shelf donations accepted. Designed for children 3-9 years old.
Sports medicine event
THUSDAY, AUG. 15 – Twin Cities Orthopedics will host a sports medicine conference for parents, coaches and Athletic Trainers that will cover the most up-to-date issues surrounding athletes and sports participation at 6 p.m. at Waconia High School. Learn from experts about the latest sports medicine research on topics such as common injuries, injury prevention and injury rehabilitation. Register: CoachesConference@TCOmn.com or (952) 512-5647.
Movie in the Park
FRIDAY, AUG. 16 – 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. Aug. 16: Madagascar 3.
Relay For Life of Waconia
FRIDAY, AUG. 16 – The 4th annual Relay For Life of Waconia will be held starting at 4 p.m. at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia.
AUG. 16-17 – The Cologne Fire Department Relief Association presents the 5th annual Firehouse Drive-In held at Hwy 212 and CR 53 in Cologne. Aug. 16: Rise of the Guardians and Field of Dreams. Aug. 17: The Lorax and Stand By Me. Saturday bean bag tournament, fireworks both nights. Parking passes available at Lenzen Chevrolet Buick in Chaska and KleinBank and Holiday in Cologne. Info: FirehouseDriveIn.com or (952) 466-2626.
SATURDAY, AUG. 17 – Resonate 2013 is a family-friendly event that starts at 3 p.m. at City Square Park in Waconia. The event includes a music concert, popcorn, ice cream and a puppet show for the kids. Sponsored by Oakwood Community Church. Info: (952) 442-4323 or visit www.oakwoodonline.org.