TUESDAYS – The Waconia Senior Center is open on Tuesdays from noon to 4 p.m. in the Veterans of Foreign Wars building. Come and socialize.
Legion, VFW events
Waconia American Legion sheephead tournament: 7 p.m. on Thursdays; Texas hold ‘em tournament at 7 and 9 p.m. on Fridays. Waconia VFW holds meat raffle Fridays at 7 p.m., bingo at 1 p.m. on Saturdays.
Join the Waconia Area Community Band, which practices from 7:45 to 9:15 p.m. at Waconia High School on Wednesday evenings. Info: (952) 686-1440.
Fall MOPS Groups
Are you a mother of young children (infant-kindergarten)? Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia is holding registration for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)! Daytime group meets the first and third Tuesday of the month from 8:45 to 10:45 a.m. and evening group meets the third Tuesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both groups begin meeting Sept. 16. Childcare provided for daytime group. (Toddler child care fills up fast so register soon.) Info: Cheryl at (952) 442-5263.
Women of Waconia
Women of Waconia is a group of volunteer women who 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. Info: visit group’s Facebook page or email [email protected]
Trinity, Waconia VBS
Online registration has begun for Trinity’s Vacation Bible School, Weird Animals, held July 21-25 from 9 a.m. to noon. Kids will enjoy activities like untamed games, eat snacks at the Critter Cafe, and hear Bible stories. Register: trinitywaconia.org or contact Stephanie (952-442-4165 or [email protected]).
Mayer Car, Cycle Show
The Mayer Car and Cycle Night 2014 event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on the following Wednesdays: June 4 & 18, July 2, 16 & 30, Aug. 13 & 27, and Sept. 10 & 24. Info: www.mayercarshow.com.
Garden Help Desk
The Carver/Scott Extension Master Gardeners are staffing a garden help desk at the Waconia Library on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the summer. Bring questions and samples.
Music in the Park
THURSDAY, JUNE 12 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at City Square Park. In the case of inclement weather, performance will be held at Safari Island. Info: (952) 442-0695 or visit www.waconia.org. June 12: The Tuxedo Band.
Movie in the Park
FRIDAY, JUNE 13 – Waconia Parks & Recreation presents Movie in the Park at 8:30 p.m. at City Square Park. Movie: Wreck It Ralph (PG). Donations of non-perishable food items for the Waconia United Food Shelf accepted. In the case of inclement weather, movie will be moved to the Safari Island. Info: www.waconia.org or (952) 442-0695. Upcoming events include, July 11: Despicable Me 2; Aug. 1: Back to the Future.
Kids fishing event
FRIDAY, JUNE 13 – Waconia Parks & Recreation and the Minnesota DNR will hold the FiN (Fishing in the Neighborhood) event from 10 a.m. to noon at Cedar Point Park (130 N Cedar Street). Fishing poles, equipment provided. Participants 16 & under do not need to have a fishing license to participate. Adults are required to follow MN DNR laws and have a fishing license. Info: (952) 442-0695.
St. John festival, dinner
FRIDAY, JUNE 13 – St. John Assumption (26523 200th St., rural Belle Plaine) will host its annual festival and pork chop dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. with a social from 6 to 9 p.m. Music by Gerald Feltmann, children’s games, country store, silent auction and a raffle.
Fill the Hill
FRIDAY, JUNE 13 – The Cologne Lions will sponsor Fill the Hill at Robert G. Fritz Memorial Field. Former Hollander Larry Wirtz will be honored and throwing out the first pitch. Hans and Holly the Hollanders will be there. Fun, prizes. Events will begin at about 7:10 p.m. and the first pitch will be at 7:30 p.m.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, JUNE 14 – 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, JUNE 14 – Glencoe’s EAA Chapter 92 is sponsoring airplane rides for youth ages 8-17 as part of the EAA’s Young Eagles program. Rides take place at the Glencoe Municipal airport from 8:30 am to 12:30 p.m. Rain date: June 21, same time. Sign up, registration begins at 8 a.m. Kids need to be accompanied by parent/guardian. Info: (320) 238-2376 or (320) 864-5257.
Pork chop dinner
SUNDAY, JUNE 15 – The annual Father’s Day Pork Chop Dinner will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at New Germany City Hall. Sponsor: New Germany Baseball.
Caregiver Support Group
MONDAY, JUNE 16 – 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. Great opportunity to meet with other caregivers to gain insight, resources and support. Group meets from 5 to 6 p.m. at Encore Adult Day Services (609 1st St. West, by the museum in Waconia). Info: (952) 442-7660.
Minnetrista Baptist VBS
JUNE 16-19 – Minnetrista Baptist Church (8325 Kennedy Memorial Dr., St. Bonifacius) will hold Vacation Bible School for kids ages 3 years to grade 6 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. June 16-19. Info: (952) 446-1118 or www.minnetristabaptist.org.
60th Class Reunion
TUESDAY, JUNE 17 – Celebrate the 60th class reunion of the Class of 1954 of Waconia High School at 11 a.m. at Island View Golf Course in Waconia. Info: Pat at 446-1285.
St. Boni Library program
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18 – The St. Boni Library presents Summer Children’s Programs held at the St. Bonifacius Council Chambers (8535 Kennedy Memorial Drive) at 2:30 p.m. June 18-Reading with Horse Power!; June 25-Snapdragon Seeds Music; and on Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m., Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement. Some programs require registration: www.hclib.org or call (612) 542-6100.
Y@H Picnic in the Park
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 – Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and their guests will enjoy their annual Picnic in the Park at 5:30 p.m. and Music in the Park, “Jazz on the Prairie,” at 7 p.m. Sign-up at the Safari Island front desk. In case of inclement weather, we’ll move to Safari Island. Info: Glenda at 442-1890.
Music in the Park
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at City Square Park. In the case of inclement weather, performance will be held at Safari Island. Info: (952) 442-0695 or visit www.waconia.org. June 19: Jazz On The Prairie Big Band.
Rock on Ice event
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Rock on Ice from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Waconia Ice Arena. There is a fee to attend.
Mission trip fundraiser
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 – An Open House will be held at the home of Brian and Lori Stangret, 345 William Lake Shore Drive, Waconia, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and listen to Brain Laidlaw and Ashely Hanson a folk/American act called The Family Trade Duo. Fundraiser for the Moravian Costa Rican Mission Trip.
Auditions for Oliver!
JUNE 19-21 – Centre Stage Theater in NYA presents Oliver! and organizers are looking for boys and girls (ages 8-13), teens and adults who enjoy acting, singing and dancing as well as musicians, stage crew, costumers and hair and make up people. Audition dates are June 19-20 from 4 to 8 p.m. and June 21 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Stop at any of these times for an audition. Performance dates are Aug. 14-16. Info: (952) 467-7391.
St. Boniface sale
JUNE 19-21 – St. Boniface Catholic United Financial and St. Boniface Parish are sponsoring their 15th annual Rummage sale on June 19, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., June 20, 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. and June 21, 8 a.m.-noon (bag sale). The event will be held in the school gym (8801 Wildwood Ave.) in St. Bonifacius.
4-H Feast for the Festival
FRIDAY, JUNE 20 – 4-H Feast for the Festival: Spaghetti Dinner Friday, June 20th, 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Waconia. Sponsored by Carver County 4-H Interstate Exchange. Current Waconia Marching Band members eat free with paid adult with early bird ticket. Info: Chellie at (952) 442-6494.
CVFT ‘Wizard of Oz’
JUNE 20-29 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz” at Chanhassen High School. For tickets, showtimes and more, visit www.cvft.org or contact (952) 250-7206.
Lake Waconia Band Festival
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 – The 16th annual Lake Waconia Band Festival will be held in Waconia. The first of 18 visiting bands will begin performing at 6 p.m. at City Square Park. Parade route: Main Street from Orange to Walnut Street and then down Walnut from Main to W 3rd Street ending at the fairgrounds. Performance areas: City Square Park, between Vine and Maple streets (judging area), and near Bayview Elementary. Open to the public. Reserved bleacher seating available.
Plant, bake, craft sale
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 – A Plant/Bake/Craft Sale will be held at Promise Community Church (141 Depot Drive, Waconia) to help raise funds for the Haiti Missions team from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: (952) 201-3632.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 – 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, JUNE 22 – The Carver County Lutheran Laymen’s League will hold a fish dinner from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mayer Lutheran High School. Proceeds benefit Orphan Grain Train.
St. Mark Lutheran event
SUNDAY, JUNE 22 – St. Mark Lutheran Church of New Germany will be celebrating 100 years of God’s Blessings with a 9 a.m. Choral Service and a 2 p.m. Divine Worship Service with Holy Communion. All are welcome.