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@example.com.
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.
ND 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.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 4 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Oct. 2.
ECFE Open House
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 – District 110 Early Childhood Family Education invites parents and preschool age children to an open house from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 520 Industrial Blvd in Waconia. Visit with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, enjoy puppet shows with Merlajean’s creative puppets, and classroom visits, face painting, prizes and treats also available. ECFE provides weekly classes for parents and children ages birth-5 years. Registration for fall classes can take place online at www.waconiacommunityed.org or by mail or in person. Info: 442-0613.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 – Join the Waconia High School football team, the Waconia & Vikings cheerleaders, the drumline, youth players, and their families for the inaugural Wildcat Walk, which will be held prior to each home football game. The players will line up at 5:30 p.m. at Unhinged! Pizza and lead all to the stadium. Line the streets and cheer on the football players for their first home game on Friday, Sept. 6. Kickoff: 7 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve at (952) 448-7017 or email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Camden/NG clean up
SATURDAY, SEPT. 7 – The Camden Township / New Germany Clean Up Day will be held at the New Germany city shed (250 State Ave.) from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Must be resident of Camden Twp or New Germany. Info: (952) 657-2698 or (952) 353-2488.
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. Part of proceeds to benefit Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota. Info: (952) 442-1885.
Carver Trinity Bazaar
SEPT. 7-8 – Carver Trinity Lutheran Church will host its Annual Bazaar during Steamboat Days. Hours are Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sale includes: baked goods, garden produce, canned goods, antiques, embroidered items, gently used books, DVDs, toys, household items, plants, gift baskets and more. Food available. Take outs available.
SEPT. 9-10 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre will hold auditions for upcoming productions of “All Hands On Deck” and “Annie” both nights at Chanhassen High School. Auditions for youth ages 8-14 held 5 to 7 p.m. and ages 15 & up held 7 to 9 p.m. Info: www.cvft.org/auditions/upcoming-auditions.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Oct. 8.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 – The League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Thornton Wilder Room at the Chanhassen Library. Learn about the League and its mission. The meeting is open to the public.
Catholic beliefs event
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 – St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia will hold a program presenting the beliefs of the Catholic Church from 7 to 8 p.m. Open to all and all are welcome.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 – The Carver County Republicans will hold a Governor Candidate Forum from 6 to 9:30 p.m. at Chanhassen High School. Republican candidates scheduled to appear include Jeff Johnson, Scott Honour, Dave Thompson and Kurt Zellers. Info: Vince at (612) 804-3935.
Band Booster sale
SEPT. 13-14 – The Waconia Band Booster garage sale will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 14. Drop off priced items from 3 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 10-12. Some items not accepted. All proceeds benefit CMS and WHS instrumental music programs. Info, to volunteer: Sherry at (612) 735-2893.
SEPT. 13-15 & 20-22 – River City Theatre Company presents “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 13-14 and 20-21 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 15 and 22 at the PAC at Watertown-Mayer High School. Tickets available at the door.
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. 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.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – 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.