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.
Softener salt sale
The Waconia wrestling and baseball teams have kicked off their annual fall water softener salt sale. ISD 110 residents can order salt and have it delivered to their homes on Saturday, Oct. 12. Three types of softener salt are available, including coarse, pellet and iron. All proceeds benefit the WHS Wrestling and Baseball teams. Info: Kelly Wagener at (612) 396-1358.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will have a support meeting at 7 p.m. at the Moravian Church (209 2nd St. E) in Waconia.
SEPT. 20-22 – River City Theatre Company presents “Willy Wonka” based on Roald Dahl’s “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” at 7 p.m. on Sept. 20-21 and 2 p.m. on Sept. 22 at the PAC at Watertown-Mayer High School. Tickets available at the door.
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’s Deputy 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 ECFE. 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: WSBGirlScouts@yahoo.com.
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@example.com.
Singing Friends rehearsal
TUESDAY, SEPT. 24 – The Singing Friends Chorus, a Central Minnesota singing ensemble, has started rehearsals for the fall concert season. 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. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in All Saints Lutheran Church, NYA. Info: Diane Hoffman at (952) 467-3379.
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.
Win a shopping spree
FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 – Mackenthun’s Fine Foods and the Waconia Band Boosters are sponsoring a Homecoming Kickoff. Buy a square yard of the Waconia football field for the chance of winning a two-minute shopping spree at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, a $75 or $50 gift card, or one of seven additional cash prizes. Tickets are available at Mackenthun’s, from band members and at the gate the night of the homecoming football game.
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 – 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.
SEPT. 28-29 – The Art Wander – Edge of the Big Woods event will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Wander in Carver County on a self-guided tour of 19 studios and see the unique work of 30 artists. Info: www.artwander.com.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS, OCT. 2-30 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Mask Theatre” on Wednesdays, Oct. 2-30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Bayview Elementary School in Waconia. Students in grades 3-4 will have fun making a mask of their own face. Theatrical masks are physical, they are able to impress others by making things come out of a dream – and allow it to become a reality. Participants will create their own face mask, then use their creation while performing a drama together. Family and friends will be invited to attend the theatrical production on the last day of class. Information and/or cost of registration, call Waconia Community Education at (952) 442-0610.
St. Bernard Chili Feed
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – St. Bernard Parish (212 Church St. E, Cologne) will hold a Chili Feed and Sheephead Tournament after 4 p.m. Mass. Enjoy live music, chili supper, sheephead tournament (starts at 6 p.m.) and more. Cash raffle tickets available at the door; winners announced from 6 to 9 p.m. (prizes $50-$500).
Country music show
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – A country music show featuring artist Red Johnson and cowboy poetry reciter Rich Bellert will be held at 7 p.m. at American Legion Post 150 in Waconia. Proceeds to aid replacement of Legion’s Post Flag. Tickets available at the Legion.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – The Holy Trinity Council of Catholic Women in Winsted will host a Fall Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity High School in Winsted. Crafts, bake sale, silent auction, food (breakfast: 8:30 a.m.; lunch: 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.), games and more.
Waconia FD breakfast
SUNDAY, OCT. 6 – The Waconia Fire Department will hold its annual fall breakfast fundraiser from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Waconia Fire Station. Pancakes, French toast and sausage will be served.
SUNDAY, OCT. 6 – The Augsburg Centennial Singers, under the direction of Al Reesnes, will perform at 4 p.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 600 Kristi Lane, Watertown. Formed in 1993, the Augsburg Centennial Singers provide an opportunity for men of faith to pass on the faith through songs of praise. Info: www.centennialsingers.org.