The Lodge News

September 2020

Park Bingo @ McKnight Park

B-I-N-G-O! Come to McKnight Park for fellowship, fun and of course, FABULOUS prizes! Pre-registration is required. FREE! To register for Park Bingo online or call 952.448.2023. To accommodate as many as possible, please sign up for one day and time only. Four different sessions are being offered. Maximum attendance is 15 participants per session. Bingo cards provided. Masks are required. We will be using picnic tables for socially distant seating. This event will be cancelled and participants called if the weather is questionable.

Tuesday, September 15

Session (A) AM: 10-11 a.m.

Session (B) PM: 1-2 p.m.


Thursday, September 17

Session (C) AM: 10-11 a.m.

Session (D) PM: 1-2 p.m.

www.chaska community or 952.448.2023 (Pre-registration is required.)

Drive Thru Food Drive at The Lodge

This event comes with 2 very important missions.

1. Your heart & help is needed in our community!

2. We would love to see you!

The Integrated Arts Academy (IAA) through District #112 has a food closet that could use a boost with the start of the school year. Donations serve IAA students and their families as needed.

Donation Suggestions include:

Personal Care:

Toilet paper

Toiletries (Deodorants, shampoos, conditioners, body wash, toothpaste, toothbrush, floss)

Easy to Make Foods/Non-perishables:

Cereal, Pop Top Soups, Easy Mac, Ramen Noodles, Granola Bars, Peanut Butter, Macaroni, Crackers, Beef Jerky and Individually Wrapped Snacks

Follow the signs and drive thru the front entrance of The Lodge. Turn in donations and be greeted by City of Chaska and The Lodge Staff - Karen, Joan, Sydney, Missy and Officer Julie will be there! We can't wait to see you!!

Thursday, September 24

To control traffic flow, we request that the you come by LAST NAME.

A-G 1:00-1:30 p.m.

H-M 1:30-2:00 p.m.

N-S 2:00-2:30 p.m.

T-Z 2:30-3:00 p.m.

If your designated time doesn't work, please just come!!

Integrated Arts Academy High School was developed as an arm of Chaska and Chanhassen High School for students who thrive in a non-traditional learning environment. IAA operates with approximately 120 students which includes the 17-21 Diploma program. All students at IAA meet criteria for academic high risk. To learn more, view Integrated Arts Academy.

MN Highway Safety & Research Center 55+ Driver Discount Program (In-person)

This 4 Hour Refresher Class is taught by MN Hwy Safety & Research Center. The class will explore the latest in vehicle technology, changes in laws and review defensive driving principles. Minnesota state law allows a 10% reduction on auto insurance premiums each year for three years to individuals completing the course. To register on-line 4 Hour Driver's Classes or call 952.448.2023. Due to the MN state mandate, masks will be required. All other program specific information and health guidelines will be shared with registered participants prior to class start dates. The 4 Hour Refresher Class is for those who have already taken a 8 Hour Full Driver's Safety Course in the past 3 years. Class size limited to 15 students each.

4 HR Refresher Class: October 7

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

The Lodge Great Room

$22 per person


4 HR Refresher Class: October 20

12:30-4:30 p.m.

The Lodge Great Room

$22 per person

At this time, demand for an 8 HR class is low, please contact Joan at 952.227.7760 to be placed on a request list for am 8 Hour class. Thank you!

The CCC is OPEN!

The Chaska Community Center has been open now since July to Members! We welcome you back! View detailed information on modified policies, hours, components available, and the registration process.

Walktober is Back!

Join the Walking Challenge! Log your miles over the month of October! Goal is to walk 62 miles in 31 days (average of 2 miles a day). Prizes awarded throughout the month! Interactive spreadsheet log provided. Register by September 30th. Dates: October 1-31 Fee: $15 (t-shirt included) Register on-line for Walktober or call 952.448.5633.

The Chaska Lodge Facebook LIVE Fitness Schedule

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ZOOM Lodge Social Chats

If you are interested in visiting virtually with us, we are hosting Lodge Social Chats on ZOOM! We share! We play games! And most importantly we laugh!

ZOOM will be needed as a smart phone app, on your computer, or there is a phone-in (no video) option. Please email me (Joan) or call me 952.227.7760 and I will get you added to our Lodge Social Chats list. Or if you have more questions about ZOOM and how it works please call. We get together regularly, typically every other week.

Next scheduled Lodge Social Chat is Thursday, September 10 at 3:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday!

Happy September! Let's party! If you are celebrating a birthday in September please complete the linked google form to qualify for a FABULOUS prize!

AARP Driver's Safety Program (On-line)

AARP does offer an on-line class for those who want to participate to continue to receive their insurance discount. Fees will be charged to both AARP members and non-members. View AARP's online courses.

Caring for the Caregiver

"Learn how to be a better caregiver by taking better care of yourself. "

This is a program that I have learned about through several different sources so wanted to share with others.

It is a a virtual self-care program for caregivers.

View the details.

In this weekly workshop, you will come together with other caregivers in a small-group setting to gain knowledge and self-care tools to help you take care of yourself, while caring for the ones you love.

Workshop will be conducted using Zoom.

Community Resources

Community Resources

Visit the Carver County website to view resources available to help residents find access to:

  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • And more

You can also call the Carver County help line at 952-361-1559.

Nick Mason Scholarship Fund for Chaska Parks and Recreation Programs

The purpose of the fund is to help low income families or those with special needs to support their participation in the city of Chaska Parks & Recreation programs/services or to purchase equipment that allows for more inclusive participation. Learn about the Nick Mason Scholarship Fund, apply or make a donation!

The Lodge Staff

If you need assistance, resources, have a question or a comment, or are looking for a friendly chat, we would love to hear from you! Please know you are not alone, and we will get through this TOGETHER!

Joan Seedorf at 952.227.7760 or

Karen Campbell at 952.456.1985

Sydney Seiffert at 952.227.7752

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