Schedule

Schedule of Events
Note:  The schedule below is tentative and is updated when information becomes available.
PRE-EVENT ACTIVITIES:

Disc Golf Tournament  Saturday, July 18  at  Downs Farm Disc Golf Course
(see events tab for more information)
RCD Medallion Hunt     Clues Begin Saturday, July 18
New! for 2015:  FREE Family Movie Night!! Thursday, July 23!!
Baymax, a plus-sized  inflatable robot, and his friend Hiro, team up with a group of friends  to form a band of high-tech heroes in this animated, action-packed comedy adventure. Two showings: 5:00 & 7:00 PM at Meadow Spring Church  (located at former Chaska REX Movie Theater) 511 North Walnut, just one  block north of City Square Park on Walnut Street. More info by emailing: freemovienight@meadowspring.org
New! for 2015:  Bubble Soccer coming to RCD!  First Bubble Soccer ever held in Chaska and played on the BIGGEST inflatable  field in Minnesota!  See below for more details.
Triathlon 2015  Cancelled for 2015 due to Fireman’s Park reconstruction
project.  Event will return in 2016!

City Square Park opens to attendees (Free Admission)
Friday:  4pm to 12 midnite
Saturday: 10 am to 12 midnite
Sunday:  9:30am -5pm  (Limited Events/Activities in City Square Park)

(NOTE:  INFO WILL BE UPDATED AS INFO IS RECEIVED-LAST UPDATE: 06/30/15)

FRIDAY, JULY 24, 2015
Chaska RCD Medallion Hunt See details below
Friends of the Chaska Community Library-Used Book Sale             9am-8pm
-City Hall Plaza
Walk the Downtown Sidewalk -Sidewalk Sales                                        10am-5pm
-Downtown Businesses
Chaska Historical Society – “Looking Through Our Scrapbooks:           9am-5pm
The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 Years!
-112 West 4th St
Art and Craft Fair, Food Court, Games, Info Booths                       4pm -End
-City Square Park
Arts Consortium of Carver County – Arts Festival                            4pm-End
-City Square Park
SW Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo                            4:30-7:30 pm
Main Tent on Walnut at City Square Park
 Pie & Ice Cream Social/Fundraiser                                                          4-8:30pm
-Moravian Church
RCD Photo Contest Display                                                                          4-8:30pm
-Moravian Church
Performances at Gazebo  (To Be Determined)
-Step By Step Montessori Preschool Singers                     5-5:30pm
-Chaska School of Dance                                                        5:30-6pm
-River City Martial Arts Academy                                        6:15-6:45
Minnesota Valley Community Band                                                          7-8:30pm
-Gazebo
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers                                                             7:30pm
-Chaska Valley Family Theatre production
at Chanhassen High School Auditorium
The Shaw Brothers” Live Entertainment                                                   8:30-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park

SATURDAY, JULY 25, 2015
RCD 5K Fun Run for Charity                                                                        8am
-City Square Park/Downtown area
Friends of the Chaska Community Library -Used Book Sale             9am-3pm
City Hall Plaza
Carver-Scott Humane Society Bake Sale                                                 9am-3pm
City Square Park
Chaska Historical Society – “Looking Through Our Scrapbooks:          9am-5pm
The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 Years!
-112 West 4th St
Walk the Downtown Sidewalk Sales –                                                    10am-5pm
Downtown Businesses
3 v 3 Soccer Tournament/Alumni Game    New for 2015!                10am-
-Chaska Middle School West
Flea Market                                                                                                       9am-3pm
-Cooper’s Market Parking Lot
Art and Craft Fair, Games, Activities, Info Booths,                     10am-all day
      Food Court    –City Square Park
Arts Consortium of Carver County Arts Festival                                  10am-5pm
-City Square Park/4th St
SW Metro Ed. Coop/MBC Blood Drive                                                   11am-4pm
-City Square Park/West side on Hwy41
RCD Photo Contest Display                                                                            11am-5:30pm
Moravian Church
Pie & Ice Cream Social/Fundraiser                                                           11am-5:30pm
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Chaska’s Got Talent Variety Show                                                                1:00-3:00pm
-Main Stage on Walnut-City Square Park
Chaska Fire Dept Water Fights                                                                         1:00 pm
   -3rd-4th Sts on Walnut

Live Performances at City Square Park/Gazebo
      River Valley Dance Academy                                              1:45-2:15pm
     Chaska Middle School Band Performances                     4:00-6:00pm
(Music selections of Jazz, Movie, Country  Bluegrass, Garage, etc.)
CASH BINGO                                                                                                 3:30-5pm
-Under Tent on Walnut St
Rotary Steak and Chicken Fry Dinner                                                      5:00-8pm
-Cit
y Square Park – Walnut St/3rd
SOUNDCHECK MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE-CHASKA
-Live Entertainment -City Square Plaza (Next to City Hall)
“Evy Staats” -5:30
“Emma Nelson”  -6:00
“District Edge” -6:30
“Andrew Bailey  -7:00
“Soundcheck Public Relations” 7:30
Karaoke-RCD Style!                                                                              6:00-8:00pm
-Gazebo
 “FLYING SIDEWAYS” / “SWEET SURRENDER”
          Live Entertainment                                                                                  6:30-8pm
MeadowSpring Church (old Rex Theatre)
Seven Brides for Seven Brothers                                                           7:30pm
-Chaska Valley Family Theatre production
at Chanhassen High School Auditorium
MAIDEN DIXIE” Band Live Entertainment                                               8-12pm
-Main Stage on Walnut at City Square Park

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

Couples Golf Scramble                                                                               9:30am-4pm
Chaska Par 30 Golf Course
RCD Footgolf Tournment  (New for 2015)                                      9:30am-4pm
-Chaska Par 30 Footgolf Course
Breakfast in the Park                                                                          9:30am-12:30 pm    
and Live Music provided by Chaska Music Studios students 

-City Square Park -Walnut St (Under the Tent) 
Proceeds to benefit Love INC
RCD Community Parade
Kid’s Mini Parade  (line up at 12:30)                                                       12:45pm
Kids are invited to decorate their wagon, trike, bike and ride it at the parade!
Main Parade (Dow
ntown Chaska starting at Carver County Courthouse   1:00 pm
LATINO DAY AT CHASKA RCD  (New for 2015)
    Celebration of Culture-  Entertainment, Music, Ethnic Food              2:00pm-5 pm
and activities    -City 
Square Park
Nacho Torres and his Mariachi Band – 2 pm
-Mexico Lindo  (Folk Dancers)  3 pm
– Despertar De La Cumbia  4 pm

The River City Singers -Choir Concert                                           4:00 pm
     (formerly Chaska Community Choir)
Performing at the C
haska High School Auditorium

EVENT DETAILS

“The Shaw Brothers” With Special Guest-Janine Taft  – Welcome to the party! 2015 marks the 3rd year appearance at the Chaska River City Days. The Shaw Brothers are a premier midwest band that has been performing for over 18 years in central Minnesota and the Twin Cities area. They play a wide variety of music that you will enjoy.  Special guest Janine Taft will bring her  unique vocal talent and fun  to the stage.
Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
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“Maiden Dixie”Band – Due to public demand, we have invited the Maiden Dixie Band back to RCD for 2015 because of their energy, passion and exuberance of their music. We would be hard-pressed to find a band that more embodies these qualities than Maiden Dixie. Breaking onto the music scene in the fall of 2011, this country rock septet has been gaining unchecked momentum ever since. They’ve played every A-list club in MN, opened for several national acts, and are well suited for the bigger outdoor stages at fairs or festivals. Whether composing, recording or performing live, these seven musicians combine their talents, experience, and love of music to form a true bond with their audience. Having been assembled from all corners of the United States, the personal experiences and musical influences of these performers run deep and wide. Comprised of two combat veterans of the Iraq War, six music/composition majors and even a division one basketball player, Maiden Dixie is an eclectic mix of interesting characters. Each member’s life story has followed a unique path that has ultimately led toward the creation of this country rock ensemble. With an inimitable blending of the country, rock, blues and folk genres, Maiden Dixie guarantees an exciting and enthusiastic live performance that is sure to get the audience up on their feet dancing. Sponsored by the Chaska RCD Entertainment Sponsors.
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“Flying Sideways”- Flying Sideways music includes cover tunes from mainline and Christian rock industries with the flare of special effects lighting backed up by big screen image and video projections. Sponsored by the Meadow Spring Church. Concert will be performed at the Meadow Spring Church (formerly Chaska Rex Theatre)
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“Sweet Surrender”-  Sweet Surrender is a vocals-driven acoustic duo from the Twin Cities area. Their music reflects a diverse range of musical tastes – from the most current pop and country tunes on the radio today, to some great older tunes done with a twistSponsor/Host by Meadow Spring Church with performance at Meadow Spring Church.sweet surrender2015
MN Valley Community Band Concert goers can expect to hear music of stage and screen, as well as the “Star and Stripes Forever.” This band is made up of 40 plus dedicated members from Chaska and the surrounding communities who enjoy playing for the public. Bring your favorite lawn chair or picnic blanket and enjoy Chaska’s version of the ‘Boston Pops!’ Barry Fox-Director. Sponsored by the Chaska Park and Rec Dept.MVComBand
SOUNDCHECK MUSIC AND PERFORMANCE SCHOOL  Located in Chaska, SOUNDCHECK is a performance based music school with a focus on all genres of music. Under the direction of Max Nelson, a National performer/recording artist, his students will be performing at the City Square Plaza (City Hall/Library) on  Saturday evening. Come a enjoy the wonderful talent of our young people!
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The River City Singers- (Formerly the Chaska Community Choir) A perfect way to top off a great week-end of activities at Chaska River City Days.  Under the direction of Caroline Swanson, the choir will be performing their annual concert at the Chaska High School auditorium.

Chaska Middle School– Jazz Ensemble, Garage Band, Movie Band, Stomp, and Country Bluegrass Bands. Come a listen to a group of dedicated students who wish to entertain you. Under the direction of Eric Songer and co-director Heidi Songer.

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“Meladika”- Meladika began as a small music group for a school contest.  Since then we have grown immensely and have started a campaign to help others.  We play at small venues to raise money for students in third world countries to receive music education.  98% of our profits go to our charity.  Music is a large part of our culture no matter where you are from, who you are, or how you look at it. Some countries are more engaged in the arts than other, as well as other areas of interest. Our overall goal is to help those who don’t have the privilege of music education.  Enjoy our perfomance at RCD!

Karaoke-Special Edition RCD – So you think you can sing? Come to the RCD Info Booth and sign up. Performances at the Gazebo. Sponsored by Mike Tudor, Chaska Community Television.    Prize drawings for registered participants sponsored by the Chaska Park and Rec Dept.
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Chaska’s Got Talent Show 2015-RCD style! Got Talent? ..Sure you do. Can you sing, dance, play an instrument, wild bird calls, magic tricks, stand on your thumbs? ..You got the idea..So let’s have some fun! Sign up and possibly win prizes! Application forms available in the ‘Chaska Got Talent’ Tab.  The famous (at least in his own mind) Mr. Bob DeMaris will MC this event. Mr. DeMaris has entertained on the comedy stages around the country.
Talent Show Clip artMEDALLION HUNT– The first clue will be posted on Saturday, July 19. The next one starts Monday-Saturday. The following clues will be posted on this web site, www.chaskarivercitydays.com . See the medallion hunt on the events page. Clues will also be posted at the Chaska Community Center, the Chaska Historical Society and on the Kiosk located on 4th and Walnut street at 2pm until the medallion is found. Winner receives $100.00 in Chaska Bucks. This event sponsored by U-Can-Tan Tanning and the RCD committee.

ARTS CONSORTIUM ARTS FESTIVAL   The Arts Consortium of Carver County (ACCC) will showcase the talent and diversity of artists in Carver County. The Show is open to ACCC members .  Location: City Square Park.   For more information contact  www.artsofcarvercounty.org

SW METRO CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “BUSINESS EXPO” The Expo will be a one-stop shop for information on all types of things that pertain to Home & Garden, Food, Fitness and Fun! Located under the Big Tent on Walnut. Sponsored by the SW Metro Chamber of Commerce. For more information: www.swmetrochamber.com

CHASKA HISTORICAL SOCIETY   “Looking Through Our Scrapbooks:  The Chaska Historical Society Celebrates 35 years! Here is your chance to see items never before exhibited at the center! In addition, see some favorites while learning how the History Center came into being! This display will trace the activities of the past while anticipating the society’s future. For more information about the Chaska Historical Society go to www.chaskahistory.org

RCD PHOTO CONTEST – Got a great photo? Submit your favorite in this contest. Categories are “Capture the Beauty of Chaska”; “People and/or Pets”; “Nature” Photos will be displayed at the Chaska Moravian Church adjacent to the City Square Park. Prizes awarded. Entry forms can be downloaded by clicking photo contest.

RIVER CITY 5 K FUN RUN FOR CHARITY
Saturday, July 25. Race registration and check in starts at 7:00 am. 5K race at 8:00am.
5 K course will start and end at or near the City Square Center. Trophies and Medals awarded. Proceeds to benefit the Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women. Pre-registration is recommended, but also can register on race day. See FUN RUN menu on our website for additional information or stop by any Chaska area chiropractic office for registration forms.            2013 RCD 143

DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT Sat. July 18, 2015 :  Located at the tournament quality ‘Downs Farm’ Disc Golf Course. 2 Divisions: Recreational and Advanced. Prizes. For more info and pre-registration go to the link on ‘Disc Golf.
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COUPLES GOLF SCRAMBLE – a golf scramble will be held at the Chaska Par 30 on Sunday, July 26, 2015,   7am-4pm. Green fees are $12.00 per person. (Pull cart included in fee).  Each team will consist of one man and one woman who play the best of their two shots throughout the round, with 1st and 2nd place trophies awarded. Register the day of the event at Par 30 or book your tee time at www.chaskapar30.com   Sponsored by the City of Chaska.thCAWOUZQ0
For more information call the Par 30 at 952-448-7454.

New Event for 2015!   RCD FOOTGOLF TOURNAMENT:  Footgolf, a cross between soccer and golf, is a new game at the Chaska Par 30 golf course. A soccer ball and participants’s kicking replace a golf ball and club, with a separate, larger cup in the rough around the green as the hole.
The 1st RCD Footgolf Tournament will be held on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at the Chaska Par 30 from 7am-4pm. Special tournament fee: $8.00 per person. Register the day of event or book your tee time at  www.chaskapar30.com.
3 Divisions:  Kids (age 8-12); Teen (age 13-19) and Adult (age 20+)
Awards in each division.
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For more information call the Par 30 at 952-448-7454

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BUBBLE SOCCER –   1st Bubble Soccer to be held in Chaska and will be played on the biggest inflatable field in Minnesota!  Games will be 4 v 4.  on the lot just east of St. John’s Church (300 East 4th St – 2 blocks east of City Square Park) Registration on-line  at atomic.company.  Or registers at the event.  Event runs  Friday 07/24/2015-Sunday 07/26.

BREAKFAST IN THE PARK     Sunday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.   Join us for a delicious hot breakfast of pancakes, sausage, real fruit toppings, orange drink/coffee prepared by Chef Bob DeMaris and crew.  Prepared and served under the tent on Walnut Street at the City Square Park.  Proceeds will benefit Love INC.  Love INC of Eastern Carver County provides a means for local area churches and other organizations of our community to work together to serve those among us who are in need of assistance.  We work in partnership with CAP, Carver County, PROP and other local agencies.
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under the direction of Leslie Rieser, students will be performing musical selections for your intertainment from 10am-12pm at the Breakfast in the Park.
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New for 2015!  RCD KIDDIE PARADE-  Inviting all kids to walk, bike, wagon or other mini-transportation.  Decorate or wear costumes.

RCD COMMUNITY PARADE– downtown Chaska on Sunday at 1:00.  Inviting all businesses, service organization, school groups, neighborhood groups, antique cars, trucks, machinery, etc. to participate. Questions, please contact Bob Snyder at chaska.rs1@gmail.com To register in the parade: Parade Registration and parade route.
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NEW FOR 2015:
LATINO DAY AT CHASKA RCD:
  Sunday from 2pm-5pm.  Enjoy a variety of music, food, dancing, kids activities, art/craft and other vendors.  Main Stage on Walnut at CitySquare Park.
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CHASKA VALLEY FAMILY THEATRE- Bursting with the rambunctious energy of the original MGM film, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS is all boisterous fun and romance that harkens back to the glory days of the movie musical. A truly rollicking adventure that teaches that it takes a bride to turn seven unshaven unkempt brothers into manly gentlemen and to turn desire into romance.
Set in Oregon in 1850, SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS tells the story of Millie, a young bride living in the 1850′s Oregon wilderness. Her plan to civilize and marry off her six rowdy brothers-in-law to ensure the success of her own marriage backfires when the brothers, in their enthusiasm, kidnap six women from a neighboring town to be their brides.
All performances at the Chanhassen High School Auditorium
2200 Lyman Blvd., Chanhassen
Adults 18 & up $17; Youth 17 & Under $12 (ticket fees included)
This production runs approx 2 hrs & 30 minutes, including one 15 minute intermission
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Evening performances July 24, 25, 29, 31 & August 1 – 7:30 pm
Matinee performances July 26 & August 2 – 2:00 pm
SPECIAL senior matinee July 31st – 1:00 pm (All seats $14 this show only)
For more information:  www.cvft.org

Chaska Boys Soccer 3v3 Tournament   New for 2015!
Chaska Boys Soccer will host its first 3v3 Tournament/Alumni Game as part of Chaska River City Days. The tournament is sponsored by CC United Soccer Club and teams will compete at the Chaska Middle School West. The tournament begins at 10am on Saturday, July 25 with each team guaranteed three games. Contests are 12-minute halves with a max roster of four players. Age groups range from U6 to adult with divisions including co-ed. Cots is $50 per team with registration through the Boys Soccer page at chs.district112.org/pages/112CHS/Athletics/Fall/Soccer_B or contact Michael O’Reilly at michaeloreilly.e@gmail.com

FAMILY BEACH BASH 2015 Cancelled for 2015 due to Fireman’s Park reconstruction project.  Look for us in 2016! Sponsored by the Chaska Park and Recreation Department.

ART IN THE PARK CRAFT FAIR – Offering a wide variety of hand crafted items and art from local and regional artist. City Square Park on Friday 4pm-Dusk. Saturday 10am-Dusk

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CHASKA ROTARY STEAK AND CHICKEN FRY DINNER – Prepared and served by the Chaska Rotary Club. Meal includes a choice of Ribeye Steak or Chicken Breast, with corn on the cob, caesar salad and trimmings. Saturday 5-8pm – City Square Park (East Side by the big tent on Walnut.

PIE AND ICE CREAM SOCIAL & FUNDRAISER-Chaska Moravian Church  – Join us for food, fun and fellowship, while supporting the church at our annual fundraiser! Serving Sloppy Joes, Chips, Ice Cream Sundaes, Pie and Beverages, all enjoyed in climate-controlled comfort! 4-8:30pm and Sat. 11am-5:30pm at the Chaska Moravian Church across from the City Square Park. The sanctuary will be open for prayer and meditation. Also, stop in and view the photo entries to the RCD Photo Contest.  Also available a nursing station for moms and babies.

FREE SLICED WATERMELON – Mr. Gary Cooper of Cooper’s Food Market has generously donated the watermelon and he will cut and serve you a slice of the tasty fruit on Friday from 5pm until it’s gone!
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CASH BINGO GAMES –  2013 was our first year of Bingo at RCD and was a huge success.  This year St. Nicholas of Carver will be hosting the BINGO games.bingo

“WALK THE SIDEWALK SALE”
– Take a break from the activities and stroll about the downtown for old-fashioned bargains and special offers inside and out. Stop at the RCD Booth in City Square Park for flyer with participating businesses and map or visit www.shopdowntownchaska.org for complete information.

FIRE DEPARTMENT WATER FIGHTSSaturday at 1pm. Area fire fighters will battle for the River City Days Title. This wet and wild exhibition is organized by the Chaska Fire Department.2013 RCD 214

FRIENDS OF CHASKA COMMUNITY LIBRARY USED BOOK SALE – Used book sale will be held at the City Hall Plaza on Thursday from 3pm to 8pm Friday from 9am-8pm, and Saturday from 9am-3pm. Proceeds are used to enhance the Chaska Library and educational programming.

SW METRO ED.COOP/ MBC BLOOD DRIVE – Sponsored by the SouthWest Metro Educational Coop. Appointments can be done online at http://www.mbc.org/searchdrives and enter sponsor code 3886 or call Julia Beauchanine at 651-332-7164. Walk-ins will also be welcomed.The Memorial Blood Center vehicle will be parked on HWY 41 adjacent to the City Square Park between 3rd and 4th Streets. Saturday 11am- 4pm.

FLEA MARKETSaturday from 9am-3pm at the Coopers Market parking lot. We will have a variety of vendors from the local area.

LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT AND DEMONSTRATIONS:

CHASKA SCHOOL OF DANCE – Presenting a variety of dance routines on our performances on Friday. Join in with us on Chaska’s Community Flash Mob Dance (all ages invited to join in on the dance)  to the music of “HAPPY” By Pharell Williams.” We also plan to honor our veterans during our performance.

RIVER VALLEY DANCE ACADEMY – Presenting dance routines.

STEP BY STEP MONTESSORI PRE-SCHOOL SINGERS -Enjoy the little voices of these talented young children.

CHASKA NATIONAL KARATE ACADEMY OF MARTIAL ARTS – American Hard style Tae Kwon Do. Students ages 4-64 will demonstrate discipline and power whole showing friends and family their fun new moves.

RIVER CITY MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY – Presenting Kung Fu, Tae Kwon Do, Hapkido and other martial arts and weapons forms. Performance by our demonstration team and students of other varied styles.

CHASKA MUSIC STUDIOS-  Will be performing during the Breakfast in the Park on Sunday, July 26 from 10:00 am to 12:00pm.  Enjoy the music from these talented students under the direction of Leslie Rieser for your listening enjoyment while having a delicious breakfast!

 

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