Wrestling/BB salt sale
The Waconia wrestling and baseball teams have kicked off their annual sp ring 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.
MNsure info meeting
THURSDAY, MARCH 27 – The Minnesota Council of Churches will present an informational meeting about MNsure at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church.
WHA Ice Out Event
FRIDAY, MARCH 28 – The public is invited to attend the Waconia Hockey Association’s annual fundraiser event from 6 p.m. to midnight at the Waconia Ice Arena. Event includes 80s music, game show entertainment, beer and wine tasting, appetizers and raffle drawings. 80s attire is not required, but prizes awarded for the best dressed. All proceeds to benefit the WHA and WHA Arena Fund. Tickets available at the door or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waconia Swim Club
FRIDAY, MARCH 28 – Have a child that loves to swim and has completed basic lessons? Join Waconia Swim Club for the spring/summer season. Assessments held at 7 p.m. at Safari Island. Info: www.waconiaswimclub.com; email Coach Amy at email@example.com.
St. Bernard Fish Fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 28 – St. Bernard School in Cologne will host an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 3:30 to 8 p.m. in the cafeteria. Features home-made side dishes and desserts. Take-out available.
St. Joe’s Fish Fry
FRIDAY, MARCH 28 – 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: April 4 and 11.
‘Dollars for Detty’
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – “Dollars For Detty,” a benefit for Jeff Dettmann, will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Hamburg Community Hall. Silent auction, bucket raffles: 4 to 8 p.m. Live music by RagTown: 6 to 10 p.m. Food, drink specials; Beer Tickets can be purchased at Good Time Liquor in NYA, the day of the benefit or by calling (952) 393-7064. Info: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jeffdettmann.
Tim Orth MF event
SATURDAY, MARCH 29 – The Tim Orth Memorial Foundation will hold its 16th annual Jam the Gym basketball / silent auction fundraising event at Glencoe-Silver Lake High School. Doors open: 4:30 p.m. Events begin 6 p.m. High school basketball games, dance routines and more. Admission taken at the door. Info: timorthfoundation.org.
Tree of Life Hymn Fest.
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – Trinity Lutheran Church (513 Madison SE) in Watertown celebrates hymns of faith and the season’s arrival of spring, at its 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. Joining the Worship Choir and congregation with special music is soprano Lauren Lammers, a Berneking Scholar graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Master’s in Vocal Performance. The Tree of Life Hymn Festival services are under the direction of Joyce Harding, Minister of Music at Trinity Lutheran.
‘Save Sidco’ fundraiser
SUNDAY, MARCH 30 – Sidco 4×4, an automotive business in Glencoe, burned to the ground on Jan. 20. To help the business rebuild, a family-friendly bake sale fundraiser will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Lola’s Lakehouse in Waconia. Games, face painting and crazy hair for kids. All profits from food / drink sales during the bake sale will be donated by Lola’s to Sidco 4×4. Info: visit the Facebook page Save Sidco, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARCH 31 & APRIL 1 – The Carver/Scott Master Gardeners will be teaching a class on lawn care on March 31 and a class on attracting song birds on April 1 at the Waconia Library at 6:30 p.m. No registration / fee is required to attend.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2 – The Waconia American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: May 7.
Women of Waconia
THURSDAY, APRIL 3 – 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. If you would like more information about this group, attend their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Freshwater Community Church Waconia Campus or email email@example.com.
Early Childhood screen.
APRIL 3-4 – 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 2:30 to 5 p.m. on April 3 and 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on April 4 at the ECFC, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
Thrift Shoppe open
APRIL 3-5 – Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. all three days at Promise Church, 141 Depot Drive, in Waconia. Shopping will benefit Dollars for Scholars and Convoy of Hope. Info: (952) 261-2343.
St. Joe’s Fish Fry
FRIDAY, APRIL 4 – 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 fry: April 11.
APRIL 4-6 – The Mayer Lutheran High School Drama Department will perform “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe,” a dramatization of the book by C. S. Lewis, at 7 p.m. April 4-5 and at 2 p.m. and April 6 at the Mayer Lutheran Fine Arts Center. Tickets at the door.
Dairy Day Dinner
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 – The 62nd annual Carver County Dairy Day Dinner and Princess Coronation will be held under the theme “Join our Team in 2014!” at the Cologne Community Center. Social hour: 6:30 p.m. Dinner: 7:15 p.m. Program: 8 p.m. Tickets available in advance until March 30 from many local dairy farmers, any ADA board member, any Dairy Day Dinner Committee member, or by contacting Mark Wickenhauser at (952) 442-2803 or Barb Grimm at (952) 657-2476, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets also available at the door.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 – Carver Scott Humane Society volunteers will hold a pet adoption from noon to 3 p.m. at PETCO in Chaska. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Book signing, reading
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 – Gary C. Newton, a professor at Crown College in St. Boni, recently published the children’s book “The Adventures of Spunky and Dunky and Buddy Bear: Rescued at Last.” He will hold a book signing and story reading at Mocha Monkey in downtown Waconia. Newton will read the story at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m.
Faith Renewal event
APRIL 6-10 – A Faith Renewal/Parish Mission will be held at the Catholic parishes of St. Boniface and St. Mary of Czestochowa from April 6-10. The theme, God’s Wondrous Love, will be presented by Fr. Lon Konold, OMI. Talks, discussion related to the theme will take place after morning Mass, at noon, and again at 7 p.m. Schedule, info: (952) 446-1054; or e-mail email@example.com; or www.stboniface-stmary.org.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, APRIL 8 – 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.
TUESDAY, APRIL 8 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: May 13.
Y@H Club event
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 – Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and their guests will gather at 11:15 a.m. at the Safari Island parking lot for car pooling to The Old Log Theatre to enjoy lunch and a production of “Steel Magnolias.” Info: Glenda (442-1890) or Y@H member Marilyn Proulx (442-4714).