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: (952) 873-4214.
September shot clinics
MONDAYS – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St, Chaska) will host back-to-school shot clinics for children who do not have health insurance, or whose insurance does not cover shots, every Monday in September from 3 to 5 p.m., by appointment only. Fee is requested but no one will be denied service if unable to pay. Info, appt: 361-1329.
ECFE Open House
THURSDAY, SEPT. 5 – District 110 ECFE 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. Register for fall classes 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 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.
St. Mark polka service
SUNDAY, SEPT. 8 – St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany invites all to an outdoor Polka Service at 9 a.m. led by the Polka Sons of Praise; bring your lawn chairs. Annual Pork Chop Dinner, Silent Auction and Bake Sale to follow. Dinner and auction run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All held at St. Mark School.
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.
MONDAY, SEPT. 9 – Gather information to help you learn what prediabetes is and lifestyle changes you can do to prevent the development of diabetes. Event held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center, in Waconia. To register, visit www.ridgeviewmedical.org/events or contact (952) 442-8083. There is a fee.
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.
9/11 Open House
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 11 – The Waconia Fire Department will hold a 9/11 Memorial Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. at the fire station. Food and refreshments provided. All welcome to attend.
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 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.
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.
Waconia book sale
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – The Bonanza Nickle Dickle Day Book Sale will be held at the Waconia Library from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sponsored by Friends of the Library. Books, DVDs and more. FOL Members Only Preview Sale is 7 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 13. Join or renew membership at the door. Donate gently used books at the library daily.
Wild, Wild West Day
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – Wild, Wild West Day will be held at Truhaven Ranch (23677 Cable Ave., Winsted) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fundraiser benefits ranch’s equine rescue and youth programs. Info: (320) 485-2449 or TruhavenRanch.org.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 – Christ Victorious Lutheran Church (9860 Shady Oak Drive, Chaska) is launching The Story, a series for the whole family that explores the Bible in a chronological and an easy to understand format. Sunday services start at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. Info: www.christvictorious.org or (952) 443-2993.
Pork Chop Dinner
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 – St. John’s UCC, Bongards is holding its annual Pork Chop Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets available at the door; advance tickets: (952) 466-2415. Quilt raffle tickets available.
Y@H Club meeting
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and guests will gather at Safari Island at 11:15 a.m. for a Koch bus trip to enjoy ethnic food and shopping at Midtown Global Market in the old Sears building in downtown Minneapolis. Estimated return time: 3:30 p.m. Sign up at SI front desk. Info: Glenda at 442-1890 or email@example.com.