2-27-14 Waconia Patriot Datelines

Wrestling/BB salt sale

The Waconia wrestling and baseball teams have kicked off their annual spring water softener salt sale. Residents who live in ISD #110 can order salt and have it delivered to their homes on Saturday, April 26. Three types of softener salt are available: coarse, pellet and iron. All proceeds benefit the WHS wrestling and Bbaseball teams. Info: Kelly Wagener at (612) 396-1358.

Get Your Child to Listen

THURSDAY, FEB. 27 – Parents, daycare providers and school staff are invited to a presentation by Toni Schutta entitled “Getting Your Child to Listen” from  6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Bayview Multi-Purpose Room. Sponsored by District 110 ECFE, Bayview PTO and Southview PTO. Childcare and CEU’s are available for this event. To register: www.waconiacommunityed.org. Info: 442-0613.

‘Princess Whatsername’

FRIDAY, FEB. 28 – The students at Cologne Academy will perform “Princess Whatsername” at the Cologne Community Center at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

RCTC ‘Little Women’

FEB. 28-MARCH 2 & MARCH 6-8 – River City Theatre Company presents “Little Women”  at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 1, 6, and 7 and at 2 p.m. on March 2, 3, and 8 at the Watertown-Mayer Primary School Auditorium (313 Angel Avenue NW, Watertown). Tickets are available at the door. Info: RiverCityTheatreCompany.org.

Pet adoption event

SATURDAY, MARCH 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.

Waconia shopping event

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 – ESCAPE!  during this special Waconia Chamber of Commerce Shopping and Dining event. All participants and information at www.DestinationWaconia.org.

Waconia Library event

SATURDAY, MARCH 1 – The Friends of the Waconia Library have planned a special event from 3 to 5 p.m. Enjoy a lovely arrangement of chocolates and cheese temptations, a glass of non-alcoholic bubbly and a wonderful presentation on book trends by nationally published reader’s advisory librarian Sarah Nagle at the Library Friends annual meeting. All are invited to this event.

St. Boniface breakfast

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 – A Pancake, Waffle and Sausage Breakfast will be held in the St. Boniface school gym in St. Bonifacius from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Includes bake sale and a quilt raffle. Co-sponsored by the St. Boniface Council of Catholic Women and the Fr. Wohlfohrt Council #12029 St. Boniface Knights of Columbus.

Zion Spaghetti Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 – A Silent Auction and Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Zion Lutheran School in Mayer from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Silent auction: 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Proceeds will be used to aid seventh/eighth students with their 2016 trip to Washington D.C.

Emanuel Breakfast

SUNDAY, MARCH 2 – A breakfast will be held at Emanuel Lutheran Church (18175 CR 50) in Hamburg from 10 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Menu: Pancakes, sausage, applesauce, mini muffins and beverage. All profits donated to “The Greatest Journey” through Samaritans Purse. Supplemental funds from Thrivent.

Gardening classes

MARCH 3-4 – The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will be teaching a class on gardening in the shade on March 3 and a class on designing-redesigning your landscape on March 4 at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. No registration / fee is required to attend.

Princess, hero party

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 – ISD #110 ECFE is hosting a Princess and Super Hero Party for families with young children to help celebrate Jillian Taylor’s 5th birthday on March 6. At the time Taylor was diagnosed with leukemia in spring 2013, she was enrolled in ECFE Preschool and has since had numerous chemo therapy treatments. The event is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Southview gym. Princess Nicole from www.PrincessPartyPals.com will share stories and songs, plus a variety of party games are being planned. Admission is a donation to the Jillian H. Taylor Benefit Fund. RSVP: (952) 442-0613.

St. Joe’s Fish Fry

FRIDAY, MARCH 7 – An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Joe’s in Waconia. Advance tickets available; tickets also available at the door. Takeout available. Sponsored by Waconia Knights of Columbus. Upcoming fish fries: March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 and 11.

Steak fry dinner

SATURDAY, MARCH 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.

Garden Fever event

SATURDAY, MARCH 8 – “Garden Ecology: Rethink, Reuse, Restore” is the theme for this year’s 16th annual Carver-Scott Extension Master Gardener Horticulture Education Day, which will be held at the Oak Ridge Hotel and Conference Center in Chaska from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission includes continental breakfast and lunch. To register: www.carverscottmastergardeners.org. Info: (952) 466-5300 or riesg003@umn.edu.

LHS Pork Chop Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 – A Pork Chop Dinner will be held at Mayer Lutheran High School from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grilled by Carver County Pork Producers. Proceeds beneft scholarships, Orphan Grain Train and Lutheran Hour Ministries. Tickets available at the door.

CUF Mass, Breakfast

SUNDAY, MARCH 9 – St. Joseph, Waconia Catholic United Council members will attend 9 a.m. Mass with breakfast served in the Parish Center afterwards. All members encouraged to attend; 50 year members will be honored.

Gardening classes

MARCH 10-11 – The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will be teaching a class on better garden, less work on March 10 and a class on composting on March 11 at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. No registration / fee is required to attend.

Suicide support group

TUESDAY, MARCH 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.

American Legion

TUESDAY, MARCH 11 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: April 8.

Legion Auxiliary

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: April 2.

Chow Mein Dinner

SUNDAY, MARCH 16 – A chow mein dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. at the VFW Post Club Rooms (125 W First St.) in Waconia. Sponsored by the Waconia VFW Auxiliary 5462.

Gardening classes

MARCH 17-18 – The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will be teaching a class on beginning vegetables on March 17 and a class on advance vegetables on March 18 at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. No registration / fee is required to attend.

Early Childhood screen.

FRIDAY, MARCH 21 – 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 will take place from 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. at ECFC, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.

VFW Steak Fry

SATURDAY, MARCH 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.

Cards for Soldiers

SATURDAY, MARCH 22 – Give back to the men and women who are serving the country by attending the Cards for Soldiers event at Cologne Academy. Sponsored by the Cologne Lions, it begins at 9 a.m. and ends when everyone is finished.
Goal: make 1,500 handmade greeting cards for Scrapping for Soldiers (www.scrappingforsoldiers.com). Cards can be sent to local military members. Complimentary lunch provided by Cologne Leos. Info: Judy at (952) 466-2690.

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