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. Memorial Blood Center supplies all the blood to Ridgeview Medical Center. Need for blood is urgent, especially for type O (O Negative). To schedule an appointment: Beth Pogatchnik at (952) 913-6624. Walk-ins are gladly accepted.
‘Family Affair’ at LHS
NOV. 15-17 – All are invited to enjoy Mayer Lutheran High School’s fall musical, “A Family Affair!” Performances will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17. General Admission tickets can be purchased at the door.
FRIDAY, NOV. 15 – A benefit concert for the Crisis Nursery of the Scott, Carver and Dakota counties CAP Agency will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at Moravian Church (115 East 4th St.) in Chaska. Classical and spiritual music led by pianist Linda Carlson and others. Family-friendly; all welcome. Donations will be accepted at the concert raising awareness and support for the CAP Agency Crisis Nursery. Info: Jodi Raidt at (952) 402-9851.
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 School and Central Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Over 200 crafters will take part. Lunch will be available at both sites. Also visit the vendor fair at St. John’s.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – 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.
Bachmann in Waconia
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R) will hold a “Coffee with your Congresswoman” event, an informal opportunity for constituents to meet and talk with Bachmann, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Egg-Cetera Cafe (241 E. Frontage Road, Waconia).
Vendor, craft fair
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – The Southview PTO Holiday Vendor and Craft Fair will be held at Southview from 9 a.m. to noon. Numerous home vendors, crafters. Wrapping station by Backyard Wishes. Info: Theresa at firstname.lastname@example.org or (651) 253-0245.
Polka Pancake B’fast
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – A Polka Pancake Breakfast will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at The Lighthouse of Waconia (500 Cherry St.) featuring live polka music by Chuck and Jason Thiel. Donations benefit Alzheimer’s Association. RSVP: (952) 856-4700.
Community Kidz Day
SATURDAY, NOV. 16 – Community Kidz Day, an event for ages 5-12, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Promise Community Church (141 Depot Dr., Waconia). Flag football, Princess activities, games and music. Hosted by students from Crown College. Info: (952) 201-3632.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17 – Council 2506 will be hosting 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.
Chow Mein Dinner
SUNDAY, NOV. 17 – A Chow Mein Dinner will be held at American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street, Waconia) from 4 to 7 p.m. Take out orders available.
Thanksgiving Open Skate
SUNDAY, NOV. 17 – Join Waconia Parks & Recreation from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Waconia Ice Arena for its Thanksgiving Open Skate. Bring a non-perishable food item (cereal, granola bars, deodorant, lotions, canned fruits and vegetables and canned soup) for the Waconia United Food Shelf and receive $1 off the entrance fee. Info: (952) 442-RINK (7465).
Local DFL meeting
MONDAY, NOV. 18 – The Senate District 47 DFL will hold its monthly meeting in the Community Education Room at 7 p.m. at the Victoria Fire Station (room accessible from rear parking lot). Main topics: Caucus, convention planning. Info: Richard at (952) 934-4702.
Public Health Shot Clinic
MONDAY, NOV. 18 – Carver County Public Health (600 E 4th St., Chaska) provides immunizations, or shots, to residents who don’t have health insurance or whose insurance does not cover shots, from 3 to 5 p.m. Shots for adults and children available. Fee is requested for each shot, but no one will be denied service if unable to pay. Information or appointment: (952) 361-1329.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, NOV. 18 – Carver County’s Encore Adult Day Services Program and Augustana Emerald Crest Assisted Living provide a monthly Caregiver Support Group to address the issues of caring for the aging. Opportunity to meet and talk with other caregivers and local senior professionals to gain insight, resources and support. Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Encore Adult Day Program (609 1st St. W, across the street from the museum in Waconia). Info: (952) 442-7660. NOTE: The group does not meet in December.
Sons of Norway concert
TUESDAY, NOV. 19 – Gustavus College musicians Michael and Bonnie Jorgensen will be the guests of Scandia Lodge at 7 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia. Michael and Bonnie discovered a treasure of handwritten music composed by Theodora Cormontan (1840-1922), who emigrated from her native Norway in 1887 and spent the next 30 years in Minnesota. Info: email@example.com.
TUESDAY, NOV. 19 – CCLCCA will hold training from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at the Parent Education Classroom (Room 255) at Chaska High School. Topic: “Signs/Forms of Child Abuse & Neglect & Mandated Reporting” presented by Tanya Sabol. Annual mandated viewing of “Shaken Baby” will be available at 6:30 p.m. Providers newly licensed in 2013 will be recognized. Info: cclchildcare.org.
Y@H Club event
TUESDAY, NOV. 19 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and guests will gather at Safari Island for a holiday potluck and program at 11:15 a.m. Sign up at SI front desk and note what food items you’ll bring. Program: Bob Stevens, RMC, on the future of medical technology. Info: Glenda at 442-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21 – The Waconia Chamber of Commerce Luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Island View Dining featuring Stevie Ray of Stevie Ray’s Improv Company, who will present “The Guest Experience, Building customer loyalty and employee engagement.” RSVP by Friday, Nov. 15: email@example.com, (952) 442-5812 or www.destinationwaconia.org.
THURSDAY, NOV. 21 – The National Alliance on Mental Illness will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. at the Moravian Church (209 2nd St. E, Waconia).
Precision Ag Seminar
THURSDAY, NOV. 21 – A Precision Ag Seminar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (registration: 9:30 a.m.) at Unhinged! Pizza in Glencoe. Topic: “How does Precision Farming increase yields so much?” There is a cost to attend. Info: Ken at (320) 238-2370.
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 – Early Childhood Screening is offered by ISD 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 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
Hamburg Fall Bingo
FRIDAY, NOV. 22 – The Hamburg Lions will host a fall bingo event at 7 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Hall.Hamburgers, beverages and popcorn will be available. There is a cost with door prizes after each game and meat raffles throughout the evening. Proceeds are used for the annual “Lunch with Santa.”