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.
Volunteer for the Relay
Volunteers are needed for the Relay For Life of Waconia. To learn more, contact Lisa Fontanna at (651) 343-4377 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thrift Shoppe open
The Trending Upward Thrift Shoppe will be open at Promise Church (141 Depot Drive in Waconia) every Thursday through Saturday in August from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Info: (952) 261-2343.
Carver County Fair
AUG. 6-10 – The Carver County Fair will be held for the 103rd time in 2014. The fair will be held Aug. 6-10 at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. Info: www.carvercountyfair.com.
HS sports physicals
THURSDAY, AUG. 7 – Ridgeview is partnering with Twin Cities Orthopedics to offer high school sports physicals. This year’s Waconia event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the TCO clinic located in the Ridgeview Professional Building (560 South Maple St., #200). Space limited; RSVP at SportsPhysicals@TCOmn.com or (952) 512-5647.
CVFT ‘Laughing Stock’
AUG. 7-9, 13, 15-16 – Chaska Valley Family Theatre presents Charles Morey’s comedy “Laughing Stock” at 7:30 p.m. at the Chaska Community Center Theater, 1661 Park Ridge Drive in Chaska, on Aug. 7-9, 13, and 15-16. Tickets are available online at www.cvft.org or by contacting (952) 250-7206.
Steak fry dinner
SATURDAY, AUG. 9 – 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.
Waconia VFW meetings
MONDAY, AUG. 11 – The Waconia VFW Post 5462, Men’s Auxiliary, and Women’s Auxiliary will host their month meeting at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Sept. 8.
Public Health Shot Clinic
MONDAY, AUG. 11 – 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.
Joyful Noise camp
AUG. 11-14 – Joyful Noise, a four-day music camp for the whole family, offers an exciting week of music for children ages birth to 8 years and the adults that love them. Camp runs from 10 to 11 a.m. daily at Freshwater Church in Waconia. The morning consists of singing, dancing, playing instruments and a nut-free group snack. Your children will also be exposed to music theory, rhythm and notation using “Ta” and “Tee-tee.” Register: joyfulnoisemusicministry.com.
Suicide support group
TUESDAY, AUG. 12 – 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, AUG. 12 – The Waconia American Legion members will meet at 7:30 p.m. Next meeting: Sept. 9.
Catholic United meeting
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 – St. Joseph Catholic United Council will hold a short meeting in the Parish Center starting at 7 p.m. to plan the Pancake & Sausage Breakfast scheduled for Sept. 13. All members are encouraged to attend. Beverages will be provided.
Community HU Song
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 13 – In this fast paced world, are you looking to find more inner peace? Experience the divine love and inner peace of chanting HU, a sacred name for the Divine Source. All are welcome to this HU Song from 6:30 to 7 p.m. held at the Community Meeting Room, 641 Marketplace Drive, in Waconia. Presented by Minnesota Satsang Society. Info: Cheryl at 1-800-717-0371.
MBC garage, bake sale
AUG. 13-15 – Minnetrista Baptist Church (8325 Kennedy Memorial Dr., St. Bonifacius) will hold a garage/bake sale from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. all three days.
Centre Stage ‘Oliver!’
AUG. 13-14, 16 – Centre Stage Theatre & Arts will perform Oliver! at Central High School in NYA. Showtimes are at 7 p.m. and tickets are sold at the door.
Relay For Life
FRIDAY, AUG. 15 – The 5th annual Relay For Life of Waconia will be held at the Carver County Fairgrounds in Waconia. Theme: “Light Up the Night.” Open to the community. Gates open: 4 p.m. Opening Ceremony: 6:30 p.m. Luminaria Ceremony: dusk (approximately 9:30 p.m.). To volunteer or for more information, see www.relayforlife.org/waconiamn or visit the Relay on Facebook.
SATURDAY, AUG. 16 – The community is invited to Resonate 2014 at City Square Park in Waconia from 3 to 5 p.m. Family-friendly event includes fun for all ages: a music concert with uplifting and inspiring songs, popcorn and ice cream. Bring something comfortable to sit on. Sponsored by Oakwood Community Church. Info: (952) 442-4323 or www.oakwoodonline.org.
Library Open House
SATURDAY, AUG. 16 – Friends of the Waconia Library will sponsor an Open House birthday party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to celebrate the library’s 10th year in its current location at 217 S Vine St. Event features author/speaker Pat Dennis; woodcarvers demo/exhibit; magician; origami demos/class; presentations on library’s history; violinist; drawings every 15 minutes with prizes donated by local merchants (do not need to be present to win); refreshments and more.
Zion Family Fun Day
SUNDAY, AUG. 17 – The community is invited to the 2nd annual Family Fun Day at Zion Lutheran Church, Cologne. Starts after 9 a.m. church service and includes games, races, giant waterslide (weather permitting), 500 tournament, and more. Hot dogs, beverages provided; bring a dish to pass. Sponsored by the Zion Evangelism Committee.
SUNDAY, AUG. 17 – Waconia American Legion Post 150 (233 Olive St.) is holding an omelette breakfast from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Choose your own omelette ingredients. Includes toast, hash browns and beverage.
Pork Chop Dinner
SUNDAY, AUG. 17 – The 28th annual Pork Chop Dinner will be held at St. John Lutheran Church of Hollywood. A contemporary worship service: 9:30 a.m. Serving time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu consists of two pork chops, scalloped potatoes, sauerkraut, corn, coleslaw, buns, mixed relishes, bars, coffee and milk. Hot dogs are available for children. Tickets available at the door or for advance tickets: (320) 485-4209.
Waconia Swim Club
MONDAY, AUG. 18 – Enjoy a family friendly schedule and keep your kids active by joining Waconia Swim Club for the Fall/Winter season. Assessments are Monday, Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. at Safari Island. Info: www.waconiaswimclub.com or email Coach Amy at email@example.com.
Y@H Club meeting
TUESDAY, AUG. 19 – Young At Heart (Y@H) Club members and their guests will enjoy a vocal concert by one of their members, Anne Hawkins, at 11:30 a.m. at Safari Island. Hawkins is a soprano who regularly sings with Choral Reflections, which is a part of the Minnetonka Musical Association. Info: Glenda Noble at (952) 442-1890.
Princess Kay coronation
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 – The 61st annual Princess Kay of the Milky Way Coronation will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 20 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. The Carver County Dairy Association is hosting a fan bus supporting 2014 Princess Kay finalists Jeni Haler and Christine Leonard, both of NYA and graduates of Waconia High School. To secure a seat on the bus, contact Barb at (952) 657-2476 by Aug. 17.
Mayer blood drive
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20 – The American Red Cross will hold a bloodmobile at the Mayer Community Center from 1 to 7 p.m. Appointment or for more information: Lois at (952) 657-2161.