Holy Family open house
THURSDAY, NOV. 7 – Holy Family Catholic High School invites families to its Fall Open House from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Activities Fair held 6:30 to 7 p.m., group tours/curriculum info from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Info: www.hfchs.org.
Countdown to Literacy
THURSDAY, NOV. 7 – Parents, childcare providers and school staff are invited to “Countdown to Literacy,” presented by Kilee Christnagel from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bayview Elementary School. Christnagel has worked for the past 17 years as a Birth-Grade 6 teacher, Parent Educator and Literacy Coach. She will share that literacy is a process which begins early in life and will have creative ways to develop reading, speaking and writing skills in children. CEU’s and childcare will be available for this event. Contact District 110 ECFE at 442-0613 to register.
Thrift shoppe open
NOV. 7-9 – Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on all three days at Promise Church, 141 Depot Drive, Waconia. Proceeds will benefit the Waconia United Food Shelf and Operation Christmas Child. Located at 141 Depot Drive in Waconia. Info: (952) 201-3632.
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 – Early Childhood Screening is offered by ISD 110 staff that checks a child’s overall development and health. Recommended screening age: 3 1/2 to 4 years. Screening will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
Veterans Day Dinner
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 – The annual Veterans Day Dinner will be held at the Waconia American Legion. Social hour: 6 p.m. Dinner: 7 p.m. Chicken, roast beef; catered by Hillcrest Cafe. Guest speaker: Joe Niesen. RSVP: (952) 442-5340.
Waconia blood drive
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 – An American Red Cross blood drive will take place at Neubauer Chiropractic, 20 W. Main St. in Waconia, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment: redcrossblood.org or contact 1-800-RED CROSS.
‘All Hands On Deck!’
NOV. 8-10 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre will perform “All Hands On Deck!” at the Chaska Community Center (1661 Park Ridge Drive) at 7 p.m. on Nov. 8-9 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 9-10. Tickets available at the door. For tickets, info: www.cvft.org or (952) 250-7206.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8 – Laketown Gymnastics in Waconia will host a fundraiser for Belle’s Blankets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All proceeds will go towards making fleece blankets to donate to Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Info: Donna Noerenberg at (952) 467-3746 or visit www.bellesblankets.com.
DEAR Hunting event
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 – The Waconia Chamber of Commerce presents the annual DEAR (Divas Enjoying Awesome Retail) Hunting event from 9 to 5 p.m. at 25 participating shops, bars and restaurants in Waconia. Fashion tips and tricks at Waconia 6 theater at 10 a.m.; tablescaping and chocolate tasting at Yetzer’s at 11 a.m.; Holiday Appetizer class and Wine Sampling at Mackenthun’s at 1 p.m. Info: www.destinationwaconia.org.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 – 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.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 – Cologne Academy’s parent group, PAVE, will host a vendor/craft fair at the school from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Open to the public. Activities provided for children while you shop.
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 – Christian Nielsen, a music therapist, composer, musician and song writer, will present the Autumn concert “Changes” from 7 to 8:15 p.m. at Lyndale Lutheran Church (8012 CR 6, Maple Plain). Offering to benefit Nielsen’s work with Ridgeview Hospice. Info: christiannielsenmusic.com.
St. Boni Fall Boutique
SATURDAY, NOV. 9 – A Fall Boutique will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Boniface School Building Gym.
Breakfast at St. Joe’s
SUNDAY, NOV. 10 – Joseph Catholic United Council will host a Scrambled Egg & Ham Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Waconia. Matching grant fundraiser for religious education. All welcome.
Waconia FCA event
SUNDAY, NOV 10 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will gather from 4 to 6 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and an encouraging message.
Flag dedication ceremony
MONDAY, NOV. 11 – The Waconia Lions have made a donation to the city of Waconia to install five flag poles in City Square Park to display the flags from each of the military branches. A dedication ceremony will be held on Veterans Day at 5 p.m. at the park.
Veterans Day program
MONDAY, NOV. 11 – St. Joseph School in Waconia will host a Veterans Day Program from 1:45 to 2:30 p.m. All are welcome to join St. Joe’s as it honors the men and women that have served or are currently serving the country.
Veterans Day program
MONDAY, NOV. 11 – The public and all service men and women are invited to a Veterans Day program held at 9:30 a.m. at Mayer Lutheran High School. Featured speakers: Rev. Adam Gless, Andrew Lundeen, and Rep. Ernie Leidiger. Lunch for veterans and spouses compliments of LHS and city of Mayer. RSVP by Nov. 8 at (952) 657-2251 ext. 222. Promoted by New Germany Legion.
St. Joe’s PK/K event
MONDAY, NOV. 11 – St. Joseph Catholic School and LADC (Lake Area Discovery Center) in Waconia will hold a PK/K Open House from 5 to 7 p.m. Meet the teachers and explore your child’s future.
American Legion meeting
TUESDAY, NOV. 12 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Dec. 10.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, NOV. 12 – The Suicide Bereavement Support Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Waconia Moravian Church (209 East 2nd Street). Group follows the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention curriculum. Info: Ana Kotchevar at firstname.lastname@example.org or (952) 442-7617.
TUESDAY, NOV. 12 – The League of Women Voters of Eastern Carver County will hold its monthly meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Wilder Room at the Chanhassen Library. Topic: How judges are elected in Minnesota.
Catholic United meeting
TUESDAY, NOV. 12 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Lunch and refreshments provided. All welcome.
MBC blood drive
THURSDAY, NOV. 14 – Memorial Blood Center will be hosting a blood drive at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waconia from noon to 7 p.m. Appointment: Beth at (952) 913-6624. Walk-ins accepted.
‘Family Affair’ at LHS
NOV. 15-17 – Mayer Lutheran High School’s fall musical, “A Family Affair!” will be performed at 7 p.m. on Nov. 15-16 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 17. General Admission tickets at the door.
St. Bernard’s Bazaar
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – St. Bernard’s Church in Cologne presents its annual Christmas Bazaar and Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take out available. Craft items, baked goods, quilt chances.
ISD #108 CE Craft Fair
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – The 31st annual ISD #108 Community Education craft fair will be held at Central high and elementary schools from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 200 crafters will take part. Lunch available. Vendor fair also at St. John’s.
Bachmann in Waconia
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) will hold “Coffee with your Congresswoman,” an informal meet and greet with Bachmann, from 10-11 a.m. at Egg-Cetera Cafe in Waconia.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17 – Council 2506 will host a pancake, French toast and sausage breakfast at St. Joseph parish center in Waconia from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Council supports the parishes of St. Bernards, St. Joseph and St. Victoria.