The Lodge News

March 2021

March Programs

We are pleased to announce that the "pause" has been lifted! We are starting the gradual transition to offering more in-person programs at The Lodge. We have definitely missed YOU! Throughout the month of March we will have pre-registration scheduled programs, some walk-in "OPEN" hours, and enrichment/education opportunities, too. For those who are not able or uncomfortable returning to in-person activities we will continue to maintain some virtual programming in our Lodge facebook group as well as a variety of ZOOM sessions.

View the Lodge March Calendar

To register or for questions, please call 952.448.2023.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All scheduled programs and activities as well as procedures are subject to change.

Lodge "OPEN" Hours for March

Come and go during these scheduled Lodge Open Hours. Walk-ins welcome. No pre-registration required. Socialize, use the computer, play billiards, bring your own book or handiwork, and just enjoy The Lodge. Waiver sign in for contact tracing required upon entry and masks must be worn. No food or beverages served or provided. Capacity limits will be enforced. Sanitizing stations will be available for individual use. Sorry, activities that use shared supplies/equipment will not be allowed at this time. If capacity limits are reached a sign will be placed outside The Lodge to encourage you to come back another time!
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In-Person Programs

The following scheduled activities require pre-registration online or by calling 952.448.2023.


Play several games of Bingo during an hour-long session. Mondays, 1:30-2:30 pm.

Sign up for Bingo

Caregivers Support Group

Share advice, stories, and encouragement. Meets the second Monday of the month from 9:30-10:45 am. - Monday, March 8

Sign up for Caregivers


Rack'em up! Play pool for 45 minutes. (Maximum 4 individuals per time slot) Bring your own cue if you have one. Thursdays between 1:00-4:00 pm.

Sign up for Billiards/Pool

Police Report

Join Officer Julie on select Mondays as she gives the 4-1-1 on the City of Chaska Police news. Monday, March 15 from 10-11 am.

Sign up for Police Report

Happy Birthday March Birthdays!

If you are celebrating a birthday in March please complete the linked google form below to qualify for a (you guessed it!) - FABULOUS prize!

Birthday Raffle

Hope you have lucky day!

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 Class or call 952.448.2023. Due to the MN state mandate, masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced. All other program specific information and health guidelines will be shared with registered participants prior to the class start date. 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 16 students each.

4 HR Refresher Class: Tuesday, March 16

12:30-4:30 PM

The Lodge Great Room

$24 per person

The AOA Group Fitness Schedule

Virtual AOA Fitness Classes (gray) are available in our Chaska Lodge Facebook Group. A personal Facebook account is required. If you have fitness related questions or questions about doing an in-person (green) registration for the Tai Chi class, please contact Missy Goff at 952.227.7792 or You can also do a walk-in registration at the front desk the day of the class. There are only 14 spots available for this in-person class and is geared to ALL populations.
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Lodge Virtual Programs

The following programs are being offered virtually on the ZOOM format. ZOOM will be needed as a smart phone app, on your computer, phone, or tablet or there is a phone-in (no video) option. Please contact Joan Seedorf with questions or for meeting details at 952.227.7760 or

We have been getting together on ZOOM for some BINGO fun! Enjoy one of America’s favorite past times from the comfort of your home! Join Lodge staff on Tuesdays, March 16 and March 30 from 1:30-2:30 pm for virtual bingo.

Lodge Social Chat
If you are more comfortable visiting virtually, Lodge Social Chats will be on Thursdays, March 11 and 25 at 3 pm. We share! We play games! And most importantly we laugh!

Introduction to Watercolors for AOAs - Sampler Class

Meet new friends while learning watercolor techniques. In this jam-packed, fun filled 45 minute class you will learn three basic watercolor techniques and celebrate each others work at the end! This class will be offered online via ZOOM. Please register early as space for this class will be limited. Contact Joan Seedorf at 952.227.7760 or to register.

Friday, March 19
1-1:45 PM on ZOOM

Teaching Artist - This class is instructed by Anne Krocak who has a Masters of Art Education and is a professional artist. Anne has won many awards and National Fellowships. She has been teaching active older adults for over 15 years and is excited to bring her joyful art classes to The Lodge.

In Partnership with the Carver County Arts Consortium

MacPhail Music for Life

The City of Chanhassen Senior Center has generously invited us to join their ZOOM based MacPhail Music for Life series of classes - Unwrapping Music! The final 3 classes of the series are Mondays, March 8 "Carole King", and March 15 "Music of Route 66" at 6:30 PM.

For ZOOM class details please email or call 952.227.7760. Needed ZOOM link will be sent prior to class.

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.

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