Enjoy the rest of summer – AUGUST is busy

Trip to LLOVABLE LLAMAS at Carlson’s Farm – Waconia

Tuesday,   August 14, 9:15 a.m.

Did you know that llamas are native to the Andean mountains of Argentina and Peru.  Their nickname is “Camel of the Clouds.”  Join us for this trip.  Walk into the world of llamas at your own leisurely pace.  The Carlson’s will introduce us to the llamas and help us learn all about llamas.  You will be able to pet the llamas and much more.

Lunch on your own at D’Vinci’s

Following the trip, we will go to D’Vinci’s restaurant and enjoy lunch on our own.  They have great lunch specials.

Cost:  $18 for bus & tour.  Sign up and pay at the Front Desk to reserve your spot.

For more information about Carlson’s Llovable Llamas.



Wednesday, Aug.  15, 10 am – 2 pm.  Sneak Preview

Thursday, Aug.  16 & Friday, Aug.  17, 10 am to 3 pm

Saturday, Aug.  18, 9 am to Noon

The Buck Sale has something for everyone – and EVERYTHING iS $1.00!

*General Household items  *Assorted Vases  *Misc. Packs of Greeting Cards & Holiday Cards  *Silk Flowers   *Tablecloths   *Yarn   *Fabric   *Ribbon   *Gardening items   *Holiday Decor and Decorations and SO MUCH MORE!


Fishing with Friends on Lake Minnetonka on a Pontoon Boat! 


Tuesday, August 28th.

Arrive at the Center at 12:15 pm and the boat ride & fishing is from 1:00 – 2:30 pm.  Sponsored by the Chaska Area Fishing with Friends.  Sign up at the Gillespie Center Front Desk.  There is limited space available for only 10 people and 2 staff plus the Chaska Friends Volunteers.

Things you need to know:  You must have a current fishing license.  Fishing equipment, bait and life jackets are provided.  Bottled water and cookies are provided.  The pontoon boat has access for 3 wheel chairs.  Find out more details about the day when you sign up.


Tickets are On Sale for Al & Alma’s Cruises for the last 2 cruises.  Register early, as the boats do fill up.  Call 952.472.6501 for ticket information.  $17 per person.

Dates:  August 6th and 13th – 11:30 am to 1 pm