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, JULY 10 – 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. July 10: Splatter Sisters.
Movie in the Park
FRIDAY, JULY 11 – Waconia Parks & Recreation presents Movie in the Park at 8:30 p.m. at City Square Park. Movie: Despicable Me 2. 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 Movie in the Park events include, Aug. 1: Back to the Future.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, JULY 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.
SATURDAY, JULY 12 – The Mayer Rising Community Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Includes craft, car and tractor show and a Twins youth clinic (9 a.m. to noon).
Mayer Car, Truck Show
SATURDAY, JULY 12 – The Mayer Car, Tractor & Cycle Show will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. All vehicles welcome. Pre-register at www.mayercarshow.com or (952) 657-2119.
Two Twelve MC event
SATURDAY, JULY 12 – Two Twelve Medical Center (111 Hundertmark Road, Chaska) offers primary and specialty care, emergency and urgent care, and numerous specialty services. The center recently expanded with the addition of new clinics and services. A family-friendly event to celebrate Two Twelve’s grand re-opening will be held from 10 a.m. to noon. Info: www.twotwelvemedical.org.
SATURDAY, JULY 12 – The Arts Consortium of Carver County will hold ArtStock 2014 from noon to 7 p.m. at Parley Lake Winery (8350 Parley Lake Road, Waconia). Enjoy art, wine, music and nature. Info: www.artsofcarvercounty.com.
Ford Car, Truck Show
SUNDAY, JULY 13 -The 5th annual All Ford Classic Car and Truck Show will be held at Waconia Ford from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Awards ceremony: 2:30 p.m. Held rain or shine. Info: Mike or David at (952) 442-4411 or 1-800-776-6193.
Waconia VFW meetings
MONDAY, JULY 14 – The Waconia VFW Post 5462, Men’s Auxiliary, and Women’s Auxiliary will host their monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Aug. 11.
Public Health Shot Clinic
MONDAY, JULY 14 – 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.
MONDAY, JULY 14 – River City Theatre Company announces its fall 2014 production, Cinderella. Open auditions will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Watertown-Mayer High School. To sign up for an audition time, visit www.rivercitytheatrecompany.org or for additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY, JULY 15 – The American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile from noon to 6 p.m. at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia. Appointment, info: visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
St. Boni Library program
WEDNESDAY, JULY 16 – 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. July 16-Schiffelly Puppets. Info: www.hclib.org or (612) 543-6100.
Music in the Park
THURSDAY, JULY 17 – 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. July 17: Kevin Bowe.
Caim Center Film Night
THURSDAY, JULY 17 – Caim Center (141 W. First Street, #1, Waconia) hosts Third Thursday Film Nights at 6:30 p.m. to present films that will inspire meaningful healthy living with a discussion afterwards. July 17: Documentary “Food Inc.” which reveals surprising and often shocking truths about what we eat and how it’s produced. Info: caimcenter.com.
THURSDAY, JULY 17 – The NAMI support group will meet at 7 p.m. at Waconia Moravian Church (209 2nd St. E).
JULY 18-19 – The Extreme Events MN Championship Rodeo, held by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA), will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, July 18 and Saturday, July 19. Info: www.prorodeo.com.
Rails to Trails
JULY 18-19 – Rails to Trails, Watertown’s annual community festival, will be held July 18-19. Grand parade, bands, food, classic car show, 5K, golf tournament, a kids fun zone, fireworks, and more! Visit www.railstotrails.ws for more information and a full schedule of events.
‘A Cabin on Swede Lake’
JULY 18-19 – River City Theatre Company and the Watertown Area Historical Society present “A Cabin on Swede Lake” at the Watertown Community Center. Exhibit, performance brings history to life with scenes spotlighting the Eklund and Justus families, early Watertown residents. Live 1800s music, refreshments, and more. Exhibit hours: Friday 1 to 7 p.m. and Saturday noon to 4 p.m. with performances Friday at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. Info: RiverCityTheatreCompany.org or RailsToTrails.ws.
Mackenthun’s Rib Fest
SATURDAY, JULY 19 – The 11th annual Rib Fest competition will be held at Mackenthun’s Fine Foods in Waconia. Judging is at 3 p.m. Includes plenty of family-friendly fun. Info: www.mackenthuns.com (look under upcoming events).
Lions kids fishing event
SATURDAY, JULY 19 – The Waconia Lions Take-A-Kid-Fishing! event for boys and girls age 6-15 will be held at Mase’s In Towne Marina on Lake Waconia. Breakfast: 7:30 a.m., fishing: 8 a.m.; clean fish: 10:30 a.m.; Lunch and prizes: 11:30 a.m.; kids picked up: noon (transportation must be provided by participant’s family/friends). Registration is required! Info: (952) 442-1040 or Schulzjeff@yahoo.com.
Pet adoption event
SATURDAY, JULY 19 – 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.
Trinity, Waconia VBS
JULY 21-25 – 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 that will remind them that God made everyone unique. Register: trinitywaconia.org or contact Stephanie at (952-442-4165 or email@example.com).
St. Boni Library program
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 – 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. July 23-Wiggle Jiggle & Jam. Info: www.hclib.org or (612) 543-6100.
UCare info meeting
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23 – UCare (www.ucare.org) is an independent, nonprofit health plan providing health care and administrative services to more than 400,000 members. An informational meeting about UCare will be held at 2 p.m. at Ridgeview Medical Center (auditorium) in Waconia. To register or for more information: 1-877-523-1518.
Music in the Park
THURSDAY, JULY 24 – Waconia Parks & Recreation hosts Music in the Park at 7 p.m. at City Square Park. Inclement weather: held at Safari Island. Info: (952) 442-0695 or visit www.waconia.org. July 24: St. Anthony Main.