Community Events


Town and Country garden club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the American Reformed Church parking lot to carpool to Worthington for a peony garden tour. To reserve a spot, call 507-597-6378.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, June 8, at St. Catherine’s east parking lot to carpool to the Butterfly House in Sioux Falls with lunch at Culver’s. Call Connie, 283-8470, by June 6 to RSVP.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Hospice Cottage for a tour and meeting. Call Alvina, 283-2297, with questions.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 7 to 8 p.m. four days a week at St. John Lutheran Church, Luverne. Sundays — Big Book Study (open meeting); Tuesdays — Big Book Study (closed); Thursdays — 12-step study (closed); and Fridays — speaker meetings (open). Those with one year of continuous sobriety are invited to share their stories as a Friday speaker. Call 605-951-5264. (Note: No May 25 meeting due to statewide AA gathering.)

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets the second and fourth Wednesdays in Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, with questions.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Bank Night movie ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ June 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Sherlock Gnomes,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 7, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Luverne Farmers Market starts  June 7

Luverne Farmers Market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. every Thursday from June 7 through Oct. 25, rain or shine, at Redbird Field just south of East Main Street.

Vendors now accept debit cards, credit cards, SNAP and EBT.

Kids are again welcome to participate in the Power of Produce Club. New vendors are always welcome. Register at the Luverne Chamber office, 283-4061.


Relay for Life at Luverne Elementary June 7

The 2018 Relay for Life will be indoors this year at the Luverne Elementary commons. Supper is from 5:30-7 p.m. with opening ceremonies beginning at 7. (See ad on page 8A.)


Nature walk at Touch the Sky June 9

Ethno-botanist Jeffrey Emmel will host a nature walk at Touch the Sky Prairie at 1023 171st Street north and west of Luverne beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 9. The first 100 children in attendance will receive a free butterfly net, courtesy of the Luverne Convention and Visitors Bureau. Refreshments will be served. The event is free and open to the public.


Rock County Library announces summer reading program

The Rock County Community Library is excited to launch its 2018 summer reading program, “Reading Takes You Everywhere!” The program is open to ages Pre-K through grade 12.

During June and July the library will host a variety of events for families to encourage and support a love of reading. Participants will win prizes for reaching their reading goals.

Registration starts Tuesday, May 29. For more information call the library at 507-449-5040.


Palace Theatre offers Kids Summer Cinema

This summer the Palace Theatre is offering kids’ movies at 9:30 a.m. for three Fridays, June 15, July 20 and Aug. 17. Admission is $5.


Free food June 21

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Luverne Senior Center at 319 E. Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags or boxes. Call  507-283-4366 with questions.


Refresher Defensive Driving Class June 21

Luverne Community Education is offering the Refresher Defensive Driving Class on June 21. Fee is $20 prepaid. Call 507-283-4724 to register.


Steen Reformed to host Allen Family concert June 24

The Steen Reformed Church invites the public to a gospel music concert by the Allen Family at 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24. A freewill offering will be taken for the Allen Family. Refreshments will follow the concert. Call 507-227-7759 with questions.

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