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.
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 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: email@example.com.
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.
Waconia Swim Club
Join the Waconia Swim Club for its fall/winter season. Flexible schedule. Youth, young adults age 5-18 welcome. Assessments available by appointment for level placement (most kids with swim equivalency to Red Cross Level 5 or Foss Level 4 are ready). Info: Coach Amy Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women is in need of volunteers to answer the 24-hour crisis line from the comfort of your home. Volunteers needed to facilitate support groups and provide childcare. Free training for the crisis line begins Sept. 14. Info: Jan or Martha at (952) 873-4214.
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.
Plant Craft Bake Sale
AUG. 2-3 – Promise Community Church (141 Depot Dr., Waconia) is raising funds for a missions trip to Haiti. Purchase donated plants, craft or baked items on Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: (952) 201-3632.
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.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, AUG. 3 – 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.
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/registration: (952) 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. daily except for Sunday, when the 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: email@example.com.
Swedish choir concert
MONDAY, AUG. 12 – Scandia Lodge announces the Swedish Orsa Youth Choir concert, which will be held at 7:30 p.m. at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 3900 Winnetka Ave., New Hope.
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
AUG. 13 & 15 – Girl Scout Troop 10542 presents Kids Fun Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Southview Park in Waconia on Aug. 13 and 9 to 11:30 a.m. at City Square Park in Waconia on Aug. 15. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, snacks and more. Food shelf donations accepted. Designed for children 3-9 years old.
Sports medicine event
THURSDAY, 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. Opening ceremony: 6 p.m. Info: www.relayforlife.org/waconiamn.
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.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, AUG. 17 – 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.
SUNDAY, AUG. 18 – An omelette breakfast will be held at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.) from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choice of ingredients for omelette, includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
SUNDAY, AUG. 18 – The 19th annual Country Fest will be held at Church of St. Boniface (4025 Main St., St. Bonifacius) from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Menu includes roast pork and pork chop dinner (served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with sauerkraut). Large silent auction and more. Info: (952) 446-1054 or firstname.lastname@example.org.