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.
SATURDAYS UNTIL OCT. 25 – The Waconia Farmers Market will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays until Oct. 26 at Municipal Lot #1 in 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.
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.
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 [email protected]
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: (952) 873-4214.
Nickle Dickle Pickle Contest
Enter your pickles in the inaugural Nickle Dickle Pickle Contest! Pickles will be judged on Nickle Dickle Day, Saturday, Sept. 14 at 10 a.m. Register by Saturday, Aug. 31. Dill, Sweet, Spicy and Misc Pickled Food. Applications at the Waconia Farmer’s Market, at the Chamber office or on line: www.DestinationWaconia.org.
Kids Fun Day
THURSDAY, AUG. 22 – Girl Scout Troop 10542 presents Kids Fun Day from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at Bent Creek Park in Waconia. Enjoy arts and crafts, games, snacks and more. Food shelf donations accepted. Designed for children 3-9 years old.
CCLS open house
THURSDAY, AUG. 22 – Christ Community Lutheran School (CCLS) of Watertown will hold an Open House from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. CCLS offers Christian educational opportunities for students from age 3 through 8th grade. Info: (952) 955-1419 or www.ccls.net.
Promise Church sale
AUG. 22-24 – Promise Community Church (141 Depot Drive, Waconia)will hold a fundraiser sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 22 and 23 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 24. Proceeds will benefit a thrift store ministry and for a team going on a missions trip to Haiti. Info: (952) 201-3632.
WHS 1978 reunion
FRIDAY, AUG. 23 – Waconia High School Class of 1978 is having a 35-year class reunion at Canterbury Park in Shakopee. For more information, contact Randy Sicheneder at (612) 418-6110.
AUG. 23-25 – The 152nd Stiftungsfest will be held in NYA. Food, entertainment, arts and crafts fair, softball tournament, much more. Info: www.stiftungsfest.org.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – Girl Scout Troop 10542 presents a Pet Fair from noon to 3 p.m. at Brook Peterson Park in Waconia. Bring your leashed dog for a wash and learn the proper way to care for your pet. Meet some vendors and enjoy the afternoon in the park with your dog. Humane Society donations will be accepted.
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – 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.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – The 10th annual Stiftungsfest Sheephead Tourney will be held at the Wilkommen Park Pavilion. Registration: 8:30 a.m., starts at 9 a.m. Sponsored by the NYA Lions.
MG plant sale
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – The 5th annual Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Plant Sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Chaska Rainbow Foods. Reasonably priced hardy perennial divisions from the Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardeners including: hosta, ornamental grasses, ground covers, iris, peonies, daffodils, day lilies, houseplants, shrubs as well as garden art, produce and more. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and make suggestions.
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – The 10th annual Stiftungsfest Motorcycle Run will begin at noon in NYA. All proceeds benefit the South West Carver County Fire Explorers, a group of teenagers from the Hamburg, Cologne, and NYA area who are interested in firefighting.
Car show / cruise-in
SATURDAY, AUG. 24 – The 8th annual Westwood Community Church Car Show / Cruise-In will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Westwood Community Church (3121 Westwood Drive) in Chanhassen. Any make, model, year, condition welcome. Info: Jim at (952) 224-7378.
MONDAY, AUG. 26 – 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.
TUESDAY, AUG. 27 – The Tuesday Night Ladies Bowling League meeting will be held at the Waconia American Legion at 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in bowling, contact Sharon at (952) 442-1373.
Early Childhood screen.
AUG. 27-28 – Early Childhood Screening is offered by District 110 staff that checks a child’s overall development and health. Recommended screening age is between the ages of 3 1/2 and 4 years. Screening will take place from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 and 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Aug. 28 at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m.
Women in the Outdoors
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – Take a morning for yourself, try something new and have lunch from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Marsh Lake Preserve in Victoria. Shoot archery, trap and hand guns. Encouraging male, female teachers. No experience, no problem! Safe environment.Info: Amy at [email protected] or Steve at (952) 448-7017 or [email protected]
Nordic Music Festival
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – The Nordic Music Festival at the Lake Minnewashta Regional Park will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Enjoy singers, dancers, musicians, artists, storytellers, a Viking Village, Scandinavian food, and the annual Lutefisk Toss Competition, Silent Auction and more.
WHA golf tournament
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – The Waconia Hockey Association Golf Tournament will be held at Shadowbrooke Golf Course (3192 Hwy 7, Lester Prairie). Registration: 11 a.m. Shotgun start: noon. Dinner, silent/live auction. Register: www.waconiahockey.org.
Picnic & Arts in the Park
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – The 3rd annual Carver County Community Picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rick Johnson Park (Lewis Avenue) in Watertown. Sponsored by the Carver County Historical Society and the Arts Consortium of Carver County. Includes picnic and an art crawl along Lewis Avenue.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – The 16th annual Crusader Classic Charity Golf Tournament will be held at Island View Golf Course in Waconia. Scramble format, 1 p.m. shotgun start. To be a sponsor, donate a prize / giveaway, or to enter a team: (952) 657-2252 x 222 or e-mail [email protected] All welcome.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – A preventative health screening will be held at the Waconia American Legion from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required: (888) 653-6450.
Apple Pick’n Days
SEPT. 7-8 – The Ladybug Chapter of The Children’s Association – Minneapolis presents Apple Pick’n Days from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. rain or shine at Deardorff Orchards & Vineyards and Parley Lake Winery (8350 Parley Lake Rd., Waconia). Petting zoo, face painting, hayrides and more. Proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Info: (952) 442-1885.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Oct. 8.
Governor Candidate Forum
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 – The Carver County Republicans will hold a Governor Candidate Forum from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Chaska High School. Republican candidates scheduled to appear include Jeff Johnson, Scott Honour, Dave Thompson and Kurt Zellers. Originally scheduled for Sept. 9. Info: Vince at (612) 804-3935.
Nickle Dickle Day
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – The 52nd annual Nickle Dickle Day Celebration will be held all day at City Square Park and all over Waconia. Car show, crafts, music and entertainment, food, shopping and more. Info: www.destinationwaconia.org.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Nickle Dickle 3-on-3 tournament, the BIG Athletics Basketball Extravaganza will be held at St. Joseph in Waconia. Lightning game (14 and under), 3-point contest (invite only), $1,000 shootout, slam dunk contest. Doors open at 6 p.m., starts 6:15 p.m. Info: www.nickledickle.com.