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.
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 “Willy Wonka” based on “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, 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 5:45 p.m., starts 6:30 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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council will serve a Pancake and Sausage Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic parish center. Matching grant fundraiser for St. Joseph School.
Walk/Run Fur Love
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – The 21st annual Walk/Run Fur Love, a pet walk and 5K run that benefits the Carver-Scott Humane Society, will be held at Lions Park in Shakopee. Registration opens at 10 a.m. and the walk/run starts at 11:30 a.m. Entertainment, activities for pets and people. Leashed or caged pets are encouraged to participate in both events. Fundraising prizes, raffle, entertainment and food. Info: carverscotths. org or (952) 368-3553.
Promise sidewalk sale
SATURDAY, SEPT. 14 – Promise Community Church (141 Depot Dr., Waconia) will hold a Sidewalk Sale for Missions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to raise money for mission trip to Haiti. Nickel t-shirts (while supplies last) and winter/fall clothing. Info: (952) 201-3632.
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.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 15 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will gather from 4 to 6 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and an encouraging message from Jake Vananda of West Metro FCA.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, SEPT. 16 – Encore’s Carver County Adult Day Services Program and Emerald Crest Assisted Living Memory Care provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program located across from the museum in Waconia. Info: (952) 442-7660.
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 [email protected]
Wood carving demo
TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 – Sons of Norway – Scandia Lodge Waconia presents Wayne Hankel, wood carver, who will demonstrate the art of Norwegian chip carving during the regular monthly meeting of Scandia Lodge. The demonstration will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Waconia American Legion, 233 S Olive St., Waconia. The public is invited.
Singing Friends rehearsal
SEPT. 17 & 24 – The Singing Friends Chorus, a Central Minnesota singing ensemble, starts rehearsals for the fall concert season on Sept. 17. This 32-voice, fun-loving, all-ages SATB community choir, centered in McLeod, Sibley, and Carver counties, performs in many area communities. No auditions required; tenors and basses especially sought. If you’re interested in singing, come to an open rehearsal on Sept. 17 or 24 at 7:30 p.m. in All Saints Lutheran Church, Norwood Young America. Info: Diane Hoffman at (952) 467-3379.
MBC Blood Drive
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 – Memorial Blood Center will host a blood drive at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia from noon to 7 p.m. Memorial Blood Center supplies all the blood to Ridgeview Medical Center. Appointment: Beth at (952) 913-6624. Walk-ins accepted.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cologne City Hall. To learn more or make an appointment to donate, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 – 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.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 – A dinner, silent auction and bake sale benefit for Mark (Bubba) Schmakel will be held at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 S. Olive St.) from 2 to 7 p.m. Schmakel was found collapsed outside his semi-truck in Oklahoma in July. He was diagnosed with several infections. He continues to receive treatment in Oklahoma. The goal of the benefit is to raise money to help bring him home and provide additional medical care.
ECFE Safety Fair
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21 – Parents and preschool age children are invited to attend a Family Safety Fair from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Waconia Fire Station. Firefighters, a Carver County Sheriff and Ridgeview Paramedics will be there to provide safety information. Families can ride in the fire engine and tour the fire station and ambulance. McGruff, the Police Dog and Sparky, the Firehouse Dog will greet children. A bounce house, face painting, prizes and snacks will also be available. Sponsored by District 110 Early Childhood Family Education. Info: (952) 442-0613.
Estate planning event
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council will host an Estate Planning Seminar at 1:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in The Parish Center. Members and non-members are welcome. Refreshments served.
Dad’s Belgian waffles
SUNDAY, SEPT. 22 – St. Bernard’s Catholic United Financial in Cologne will host a Dad’s Belgian Waffle Breakfast at St. Bernard’s School Cafeteria from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Girl Scout Open House
MONDAY, SEPT. 23 – All girls in grades K-12 and their adults are invited to the Girl Scout Open House and New Member Night at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia. Join us from 6 to 7:30 p.m. to experience a Girl Scout meeting and form your Girl Scout Troop. Info: [email protected]
MONDAY, SEPT. 23 – The League of Women Voters: Eastern Carver County and MEPH (Minnetonka, Eden Prairie, Hopkins), in association with Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, will show the movie “Iron Jawed Angels” at 7 p.m. in Chanhassen Dinner Theatres: Fireside Theatre. Movie focuses on suffragists, women fighting for the right to vote. Informal discussion will be held after the movie in Brindisi’s Pub, adjacent to the theatre. Open to the public.
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 – The Waconia Commission on Aging will hold a CarFit event from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Public Services garages. CarFit is an interactive and educational program designed to improve older driver safety. Trained volunteers provide information to ensure the safest “fit” for older drivers and their vehicles. Appt: Jan at (952) 442-5802 or [email protected]
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 – 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 takes place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.