1-30-14 Waconia Patriot Datelines

Crow River Soccer

Crow River Soccer Club’s summer travel registration closes Feb. 1 for U9-U19. Register online at crowriversoccer.com. There is a late fee if registered after Feb. 1. Indoor practice begins early March; games in early May.

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 (jolyn.reading@trinitywaconia.org 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.

Concert at LHS

FRIDAY, JAN. 31 – Perry and the Poorboys, an internationally-renowned Christian music group, will perform at Mayer Lutheran High School at 7 p.m. in the school’s Fine Arts Center. All invited. Info: (952) 657-2251, www.lhsmayer.org.

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 and 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.

Adoption fundraiser

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.

Pet adoption event

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 – 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.

4-H Tack Swap

SATURDAY, FEB. 1 – The annual Carver County 4-H Tack Swap fundraiser will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Waconia Farm Supply. Features new, used horse equipment and other horse-related items. Open to the public. Cash, check only. For information on being a seller/vendor: (952) 466-5300 or email ryetzer@co.carver.mn.us.

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. Choose between 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.

Legion Auxiliary

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 5.
ARC blood drive

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5 – The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 1 to 7 p.m. at Victoria Field House, 8475 Kochia Lane in Victoria. To make an appointment, contact 1-800-RED CROSS or redcrossblood.org.

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. Registration packets have been mailed to all families with an eligible child who appear on the ISD #110 census and live in the Bayview attendance area. If you did not receive a packet or are not sure if your residence is in the Bayview attendance area, contact 442-0630.

ECFE open house

THURSDAY, FEB. 6 – Parents and children ages 3-5 years are invited to an Open House for the 2014-15 Waconia ECFE Family Preschool from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at 520 Industrial Blvd. Families can meet the staff, see the classroom and learn about the schedule and curriculum. Waconia Family Preschool is a parent-involvement preschool, offering a parent discussion  group on Wednesdays throughout the school year. Info, registration: (952) 442-0613.

TakeDown Cancer event

THURSDAY, FEB. 6 – The Waconia High School wrestling program presents “TakeDown Cancer” during its home meet against Watertown-Mayer at 6:30 p.m. Donate at the door or in the stands; the Waconia Wrestling Club will give $5 for each Take Down made by a varsity wrestler. All funds raised benefit the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Info: www.waconiawrestling.com.

Thrift Shoppe open

FEB. 6-8 – Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open at Promise Church  (141 Depot Drive in Waconia) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days. Info: (952) 261-2343.

Early Childhood screen.

FRIDAY, FEB. 7 – Early Childhood Screening is offered by District 110 staff that checks a child’s overall development and health. Recommended screening age: 3 1/2 to 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.

Safari Island open house

FEB. 7-8 – An open house will be held at Safari Island Community Center in Waconia from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 7 and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 8. Discounted memberships, food, prizes, class demos, kids activities and more. Info: 442-3105 or www.waconia.org.

Steak fry dinner

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 – 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.

Muslim seminar

SATURDAY, FEB. 8 – The “Loving, Understanding, and Reaching Muslims Seminar” will give you an introduction to practical information and approaches relating to Christ-centered ministry to Muslims. Seminar will cover the following topics: What is the need?; Muslims Beliefs; Muslims as People; Practical Outreach Steps. Q/A time included. Held from 7 to 9 p.m. at Promise Community Church(141 Depot Drive) in Waconia.

Zion Open House

MONDAY, FEB. 10 – Zion Lutheran School in Cologne (14735 CR 153) will hold its annual open house/kindergarten round-up with the open house from 6 to 8 p.m. and the kindergarten round-up beginning at 6:30 p.m. All welcome. Info: 466-3379, www.zioncologne.org.

Jazz dinner concerts

FEB. 10-11 – The WHS Instrument Music Department presents “Backstage Jazz” Dinner Concerts on Monday, Feb. 10 and Tuesday, Feb. 11. Dinner and concert begins at 6 p.m. Performance schedule – Monday: Funk Prime, Jazz I, Jazz II; Tuesday: Clearwater Wildcat Jazz, Funk Prime, Jazz I, Jazz II. Order forms available at waconiabands.com. RSVP forms due at WHS by Jan. 31.

Legion meeting

TUESDAY, FEB. 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 11.

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