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. Info: 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.
Women of Waconia
THURSDAY, FEB. 6 – Women of Waconia (formerly known as Waconia Area Women of Today) is a group of volunteer women that come together for community service and socializing among its members. Members can choose what service projects are of interest to them and new ideas are encouraged. To learn more, attend the monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Freshwater Community Church Waconia Campus or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
Public Health Shot Clinic
MONDAY, FEB. 10 – 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, FEB. 10 – 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 (located at 609 1st St. West across from the CCHS museum in Waconia). Info: (952) 442-7660. NOTE: The meeting is early this month due to the President’s Day holiday falling on the 3rd Monday of the month, the time of the usual monthly meeting.
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. Drop off your RSVP form at the WHS main office by Jan. 31.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: March 11.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11 – Rainbow Preschool will hold an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Waconia Enrichment Center (516 Industrial Blvd). Variable programs fpr 3-5 year olds. Info: (952) 442-0610.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council members will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Lunch will be served.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, FEB. 11 – The Suicide Bereavement Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at the Waconia Moravian Church (209 E 2nd St.). Open to anyone who has lost a loved one to suicide.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, FEB. 15 – 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.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16 – St. Bernard School will hold the 41st annual Cologne Winter Carnival from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at St. Bernard in Cologne. Games, bingo, cake walk, face painting, country store, live/silent auction, turkey or hot dog dinner, raffle prizes and much more.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16 – An omelette breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.). Choose your favorite ingredients for omelette; includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
2014 Dairy Expo
MONDAY, FEB. 17 – The 22nd annual Carver County Dairy Expo will be held at Central High School in Norwood Young America. The one-day Dairy Expo will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and will feature educational speakers, trade show, catered lunch and door prizes for a $10 registration fee. Info: (952) 466-5300.
Y@H Club event
TUESDAY, FEB. 18 – Waconia’s Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and guests will meet at Safari Island at 11:15 a.m. Program: “Power Against Fraud; Power Against Identity Theft” presented by Judge Michael Fahey and Kelley Archer, computer security & identity theft expert.Info: Glenda at 442-1890 or Don at 442-6188.
Early Childhood screen.
FEB. 20-21 – 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 2:30 to 5 p.m. on Feb. 20 and 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Feb. 21 at the Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
VFW Steak Fry
SATURDAY, FEB. 22 – 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.