Waconia AA, Al-Anon
The location for the Friday night 8 p.m. AA and Al-Anon meetings will return to Faith Lutheran Church (800 Waconia Parkway) effective Oct. 4.
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 salt are available, including coarse, pellet and iron. All proceeds benefit the WHS Wrestling and Baseball teams. Info: Kelly at (612) 396-1358.
Cologne Leos book drive
SEPT. 30-OCT. 5 – The Cologne Leo Club will be hosting a community wide book drive through Oct. 5. Drop off locations: Cologne Community Center, Kleinbank in Cologne, Cologne Academy, Zion and St. Bernard’s Churches in Cologne. Goal is to collect 15,000 new and gently used childrens books. Info: Hilary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. Information and/or cost of registration: (952) 442-0610.
Thrift shoppe opens
OCT. 3-5 – Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Promise Church (141 Depot Drive) in Waconia. Benefits the Waconia United Food Shelf and provide scholarships for teens to go to Youth Convention. Info: (952) 201-3632.
Rock On Ice
FRIDAY, OCT. 4 – Rock on Ice will be held at Waconia Ice Arena from 7 to 9 p.m. Skate to some great tunes under the Rock on Ice laser lights with your friends. There is a cost to participate. Upcoming Rock On Ice: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Oct. 18.
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 Sept. 10 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.
Gluten Free event
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia will hold a Gluten Free Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with 15 vendors, samples, sales, information and more.
Skate open house
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – Waconia Parks and Recreation will hold an informational session from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at the Waconia Ice Arena offered by Waconia Skate School Learn-to-Ice Skate instructors. Lesson sessions are Saturdays, Oct. 19-Dec. 14 from 1:15 to 2:15 p.m. or Wednesdays, Oct. 23-Dec. 18. Info: (952) 856-7701 or email@example.com.
Relay vendor show
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – A Relay for Life Vendor Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Laketown Gym in Waconia. Vendors: Scentsy, Pampered Chef, Norwex, Thirty One, Tastefully Simple, Lia Sophia, Tupperware, Avon, Grace Adele, Paparazzi, Vault Denim, Tricia Towels, Mary Kay, Rodan & Fields, Sacred Health Family Chiropractic, Herbalife, South Hill Designs, Partylite, Fused Glass Necklaces and Sweet Swag by Sarah.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, OCT. 5 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
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.
‘Make a Play’
MONDAYS, OCT. 7-NOV. 4 – Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer “Make a Play” on Mondays, Oct. 7 through Nov. 4 from 3:05 to 4:35 p.m. at Clearwater Middle School in Waconia where 5th through 8th graders will learn how to adapt stories into plays. As a group, they will verbally write their own play, create characters, design the set and costumes (drawing from objects that can be found in the home) and perform it for family and friends. Info and/or cost of registration: (952) 442-0610.
Food preservation class
MONDAY, OCT. 7 – The Waconia Library, in cooperation with the Carver-Scott Master Gardeners, is offering a food preservation class at the library at 6:30 p.m. No preregistration necessary.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, OCT. 8 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Nov. 12.
TUESDAY, OCT. 8 – The League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County will hold its monthly meeting. Business at 6 p.m. and program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wilder Room at the Chanhassen Library. Guest speaker Julie Strother, Government Relations Associate, Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, will speak on the current status of voting rights. Open to the public.
Early Childhood screen.
OCT. 10-11 – 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 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Oct. 10 and 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Oct. 11 at ECFE. Info: 442-0613.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – The Harbor at Peace Village in NYA is holding a roast beef dinner and bake sale fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to benefit Peace Village campus activities. Takeouts available: (952) 467-3692 (ext. 4).
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – 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.
Tonka Toys reunion
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – The Westonka Historical Society hosts the 3rd annual Former Employees of Tonka Toys Reunion from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Westonka History Museum (5341 Maywood Road, Mound). Light lunch at noon followed by a short program, tour and visiting. Tickets: (952) 472-9800.
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – The East Union Country Fare will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at East Union Lutheran Church, 15180 CR 40, Carver. Crafts, baked goods, produce and more.
Bake Sale, Bazaar
SATURDAY, OCT. 12 – Zoar United Church of Christ (7030 Highway 212, Chaska) will hold a Bake Sale and Bazaar from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baked goods, crafts, lunch available. Zoar UCC is located 5 miles east of Cologne.
MONDAY, OCT. 14 – Waconia Area Women of Today, a dynamic, fun, diverse women’s organization interested in the betterment of the community, will meet at 7 p.m. at Laketown Gym in Waconia. Info: waconiaareawt.blogspot.com or Connie at (952) 217-0963.
U.S. Senate forum
MONDAY, OCT. 14 – The Carver County Republicans will host a public forum with 2014 candidates for U.S. Senate at Chaska High School from 6 to 9:30 p.m.