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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Early Childhood Family Center, 520 Industrial Blvd. Info: 442-0613.
WHS spring play
APRIL 3-4 – Waconia High School presents William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew: A One Act” at 7 p.m. both nights. Tickets available at the door.
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.
Zion, Cologne fish fry
FRIDAY, APRIL 4 – Zion Lutheran Church, Cologne (14735 County Road 153) will hold its annual fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. Tickets available at the door. Info: (952) 466-3379.
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. General Admission tickets available 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 email@example.com. 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. Cats, dogs available. Info: (952) 368-3553 or www.carverscotths.org.
Book signing, reading
SATURDAY, APRIL 5 – Gary C. Newton, a professor of Child and Family Ministries at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, recently published a book for children entitled “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 to any interested children and families at 4, 4:30, 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. by the fireplace.
Mayer FD fish fry
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 – The Mayer Fire Department will hold its annual spring fish fry at the Mayer Community Center from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Zion LWML will sell pie for dessert. Tickets available at the door.
SUNDAY, APRIL 6 – Waconia Fellowship of Christian Athletes will gather from 2 to 4 p.m. at Waconia High School for games, food and an encouraging message.
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, also at noon, and again in the evening at 7 p.m. Schedule, info: (952) 446-1054; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.stboniface-stmary.org.
Catholic United Council
MONDAY, APRIL 7 – The St. Joseph Catholic United Council will meet at 6:30 p.m. in the Parish Center. Please note change of day. Lunch will be served. All welcome. Next meeting: May 13.
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.” NOTE: Registration deadline is Tuesday, March 25. Sign-up sheet is at the SI front desk. Info: Glenda Noble, President (442-1890) or Y@H member Marilyn Proulx (442-4714).
Shoppin’ for a Cure
THURSDAY, APRIL 10 – The NYA Relay for Life team “Wischin’ for a Cure” is hosting a vendor sale, bake sale, craft sale, and book sale from 5 to 9 p.m. at the NYA Pavillion. Vendors include: Scentsy, Miche, Thirty-One, Tastefully Simple, Celebrating Home, Cookie Lee, Dove Chocolates, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Partylite, Pure Romance, Tupperware, Premier Designs, Solemates Sandals and Mary Kay. Sloppy joes served. Profits benefit the 2014 NYA Relay for Life.
Show Choir Spectacular
APRIL 10-12 – The Power Company Family of show choirs presents the 2014 Show Choir Spectacular, featuring Power Company, The Current, Illuminations, Shockwave and The Pulse as they present their award winning competition sets and highlight the amazing talent of these fantastic performers. Performance schedule: 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 10; 7 p.m. Friday, April 11; 2 and 7 p.m., Saturday, April 12. All shows will feature group and solo performances from members of the choirs. Reserved seating tickets sales: www.waconiachoirs.org.
St. Joe’s Fish Fry
FRIDAY, APRIL 11 – 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.
Sips & Dips Gala
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 – The Sips & Dips Gala hosted by Cologne Academy PAVE will be held at the NYA Pavilion from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Adult social gathering includes music, appetizers, desserts, drinks, as well as a live and silent auction. The event is open to the community. Tickets: www.eventbrite.com, search “Sips & Dips Gala.” Info: Sarah at (952) 412-9193 or email@example.com or Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Easter Fun in Mayer
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 – The Mayer-Watertown DandyLions invite all kids to the club’s annual Easter Event held at the Mayer Community Center from 10 a.m. to noon. Games, prizes, refreshments and photos with the Easter Bunny.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, APRIL 12 – 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.