Rotary Gourmet Dinner
Reserve your space for the annual Waconia-West Carver Rotary Gourmet Wine Dinner (to be held Jan. 18) by contacting a Rotary member. Silent and Live Auction items, a raffle, recognition of a community member for community Service Above Self Award and a menu of gourmet delights with wine pairings.
CA information night
THURSDAY, JAN. 16 – Cologne Academy is now enrolling grades K-8 for the 2014-15 school year and will hold an information session about the school, core knowledge and more at 6:30 p.m. Info: (952) 466-2276, www.cologneacademy.org. Upcoming session: Feb. 3.
THURSDAY, JAN. 16 – The National Alliance for Mental Illness support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church (209 2nd St. E.).
Early Childhood screen.
FRIDAY, JAN. 17 – 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 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
SATURDAY, JAN. 18 – Cologne Academy is hosting a parent workshop from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Speaker: Dr. Bob Zajac, Board certified Pediatrician with additional training in Child Development and Early Childhood Special Education. Topics: “Common illnesses in childhood — and when to worry,” “Wellness through nutrition,” and “Supporting Parent Choice: Vaccines —risks, benefits and uncertainties.” Q & A, lunch included. All welcome. RSVP: (952) 466-2276.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, JAN. 18 – 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.
BBQ chicken dinner
SUNDAY, JAN. 19 – A BBQ chicken dinner will be held at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.) from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Includes homemade potato salad, baked beans and beverage.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will gather from 4 to 6 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and a message.
SUNDAY, JAN. 19 – A Pancake and French Toast Breakfast will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Joe’s Parish Center in Waconia. Sausage, applesauce and beverage. Co-sponsored by Waconia Knights of Columbus #2506 and Trinity Lutheran Church. Matching funds by Thrivent Financial, Carver County Chapter. Proceeds go to Birthright.
MN Twins Caravan
MONDAY, JAN. 20 – The Minnesota Twins Caravan will visit Auburn Home in Waconia at 9 a.m. The Twins that will be visiting Waconia include Glen Perkins, Brian Dozier, Tom Brunansky and Dan Gladden. For more information, contact Merisa Stifter (952) 443-6720.
Y@H Club meeting
TUESDAY, JAN. 21 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and guests will meet at Safari Island at 11:15 a.m. Program: “The Beauty Around Us” presentation by amateur photographer Gudrun Spitzig. Annual dues are due. Info: President Glenda Noble (442-1890) or Treasurer Gloria Borm (442-2992).
Scandia Lodge meeting
TUESDAY, JAN. 21 – Kelsey Patton of St. Paul will speak about the role and daily lives of women in the Viking age, from courtship and marriage to work and family including the nitty-gritty of daily life for a woman in the 10th century. Social hour and buffet dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at Island View Golf Club. Public invited. Info, RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, JAN. 21 – CCLCCA will host its “Parent Aware” approved training, “They Stick to Me Like Band-Aids.”
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m. Judy Davis will start promptly at 7 p.m. Please note that group is meeting at a new location, the Waconia High School Media Center. Info: visit cclchildcare.org or contact your area representative.
Lions Winter Bingo
FRIDAY, JAN. 24 – The Cologne Lions will host winter bingo at 7 p.m. in the Cologne Community Center with food, beverages and fun for the whole family. Meat raffle and drawings will take place all evening. All proceeds benefit community events and needs. To donate or for more info, call Lynda at (952) 466-2449.
Waconia Ride In
JAN. 25-26 – The 24th annual Waconia Ride In, the world’s largest vintage snowmobile event, will be held on Lake Waconia at Lake Waconia Regional Park. Swap meet starts at 8 a.m. both days. Trail ride: 11 a.m. on Saturday. Drag races, banquet and more. Featured sled: Yamaha and Yamaha powered sleds. Info: (651) 649-4688; www.mwvss.com.
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, JAN. 25 – 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.
JAN. 25-26 – Cologne Academy is sponosoring “Crafters Anonymous” from 8 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, Jan. 25 (3 meals, snacks and beverages) and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 (2 meals, snacks and beverages). Fundraiser for school. Vendors, make and takes, door prizes and more. Cost, info: CarrieLein34@gmail.com.
Trinity Waffle Brunch
SUNDAY, JAN. 26 – All are invited to attend the annual Trinity Lutheran Church & School Waffle Brunch from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-you-can-eat Waffle Brunch features Dad’s Belgian Waffles. Brunch is held in the Fellowship Hall and tickets are available at the door. Trinity is located at 601 E. 2nd Street in Waconia.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, JAN 27 – 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. 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.
Trinity Preview Night
THURSDAY, JAN. 30 – Trinity Lutheran School, Waconia students are inspired by faith, enriched through learning, and prepared for success. Learn more about Trinity during the Preschool-8th Grade School Preview Night from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: Jolyn Reading (email@example.com or 952-442-4165).
WHS Info Meeting
THURSDAY, JAN. 30 – Parents/guardians of eighth grade students who will be entering Waconia High School next fall are invited to an informational meeting in the high school auditorium from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Topics include: staff introductions, registration process and timeline, test and graduation requirements.
Wild Game Dinner
SATURDAY, FEB. 1 – The Waconia Lions Club’s 32nd annual Wild Game Dinner will be held at Lake Waconia Event Center. Hors d’oeuvres dinner: 4 to 7:30 p.m. Gun and cash raffles, silent auction. Live music and more. Tickets available at Bob’s Barber Shop, Hardware Hank, Mackenthun’s, Waconia Ford or by contacting (612) 810-0410.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1 – A Taco Dinner / Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held at the Waconia American Legion to aid a local family that’s pursuing an adoption. Tickets available at the door or they can contact (612) 720-4405 for tickets.
CA information night
MONDAY, FEB. 3 – Cologne Academy is now enrolling grades K-8 for the 2014-15 school year and will hold an information session about the school, core knowledge and more at 6:30 p.m. Info: (952) 466-2276, www.cologneacademy.org.
Southview K registration
TUESDAY, FEB. 4 – “Discover the Magic of Learning” at Southview Elementary’s Kindergarten Registration for the 2014-15 school year. Two sessions: 4 to 5:15 p.m. OR 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Your child must be 5 years old before Sept. 1, 2014 to be eligible for Kindergarten. Info packets were mailed to families with an eligible kindergarten age child according to ISD 110 Census and Southview attendance area. Info: (952) 442-0620.
Local GOP caucuses
TUESDAY, FEB. 4 – Carver County Republicans will conduct caucuses at various locations at 7 p.m. for the purpose of selection of delegates to the Carver County GOP Convention, straw polls for candidates, and consideration of proposed changes to the Republican Party Platform of Minnesota. To find your precinct, visit www.carvercountygop.com/carver-county-gop-caucus-info.
Local DFL caucuses
TUESDAY, FEB. 4 – The Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party will hold its precinct caucus at various locations at 7 p.m. At the event, meet neighbors, discuss issues important to the community and kick off the unofficial start of the 2014 election season. To find your precinct, visit www.dfl.org.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 5.
Bayview K registration
THURSDAY, FEB. 6 – It’s time to register for the 2014-15 kindergarten class. Parents and their prospective kindergarten child may attend either the 4 to 5:30 p.m. or 6:30 to 8 p.m. session held at the Bayview cafeteria. To be eligible, a child must be 5 years of age prior to Sept. 1, 2014. Info: (952) 442-0630.