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.
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, 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.
THURSDAY, JUNE 19 – The NAMI support group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Waconia Moravian Church located at 209 2nd St. E.
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. Tickets, information: Chellie Albers 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.
LW 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.
‘Cheering for Charlie’
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 – A fundraiser benefit will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. at the Mayer Community Center. The benefit will raise money for Charlie Hoeft of Mayer who is in need of a kidney transplant. Benefit will include silent auction, hog roast, games, music and a cash bar. Info: Hoeftfamily.com.
Local book signing
SATURDAY, JUNE 21 – Authors Diane Lynch and Dick Osgood will present on and sign their new book, “Minnesota Winery Stories: Minnesota’s Wineries, Wines & Winemakers,” published by North Star Press, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Parley Lake Winery (8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia), which is featured in the book. Authors will read from the book and offer signed copies for purchase. Info: www.mnwinerystories.com.
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.
SUNDAY, JUNE 22 – An omelette breakfast will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive Street). Includes your choice of omelette ingredients, toast, hash browns and a beverage.
Zion Mission Festival
SUNDAY, JUNE 22 – Zion Lutheran Church and School, Mayer, welcomes everyone to join them from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. for fun, food, and fellowship. Event highlights the various missions both locally and abroad supported by Zion. Features ethnic food sampling, ice cream social, old fashioned games, pie auction, and a prayer service. Info: www.zionmayer.org or Barb at (952) 657-2476.
Valley EFC VBS
JUNE 22-26 – Vacation Bible School will be held at Valley Evangelical Free Church (NW corner of Hwy 41 and Engler Blvd in Chaska) June 22-26 from 6 to 8:45 p.m. for kids age 4 to completed 6th grade. Daily skits, crafts, snacks, games, lessons and music will show kids what it means to “Give God the Glory.” There is a cost to attend. Info, register: (952) 448-6144 or visit valleyfree.org.
Public Health Shot Clinic
MONDAY, JUNE 23 – 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.
St. Boni Library program
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25 – 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 25-Snapdragon Seeds Music; and on Saturday, June 28 at 1 p.m., Act Out for Kids: Creative Movement. Some programs require registration; register online at www.hclib.org or call (612) 542-6100.
TRI-ing For A Cure
THURSDAY, JUNE 26 – A community head shaving event for TRI-ing For A Cure will be held in City Square Park in Waconia during Music in the Park when Traveled Ground is playing. Organized by Southview teacher Josh Sell. Info: www.facebook.com/TriIngForACure
Music in the Park
THURSDAY, JUNE 26 – 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 26: Traveled Ground.
Fireworks Raffle event
THURSDAY, JUNE 26 – The Lake Waconia Fireworks Raffle event will be held at 5 p.m. at Lola’s Lakehouse (318 East Lake St., Waconia). Tickets available at Waconia Chamber of Commerce office, Lola’s Lakehouse, MidCountry Bank, AmericInn of Waconia, Mackenthun’s Fine Foods, and Laketown Gymnastics.