Community calendar for Oct. 5, 2017


The Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9, at the township hall.

Rock County VFW Post 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, at the Herreid Building. Call 507-449-0632 with questions.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in St. Catherine’s east parking lot to drive to Pipestone for lunch at Lange’s Café and shopping in Pipestone. RSVP to Connie at 283-8470 by Tuesday, Oct. 10.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meets at 7 p.m. wht second and fourth Wednesdays of the month in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

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

Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays and for basic text study at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. For more information call 507-220-0137.

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.

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.


Bank Night movie ‘Despicable Me 3’ Oct. 5

The free Bank Nite movie, “Despicable Me 3,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, 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.


Actors needed for minor roles in GEP production

Green Earth Players is still looking for a few men for small roles in the play, "Miracle on 34th Street." Parts have a few lines each, but are important parts: the Judge, Halloran, the postal workers, Mr. Macy.

Also needed are two women to play the Rich Lady and the Bag Lady, with a few lines each.

If you've ever wanted to be in a play, now's the time! Contact Dianne Ossenfort at 507-283-9050 if interested.

Rehearsals are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the GEP building, 401 E. Edgehill St., Luverne. The production dates are Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 16-19 at the Palace Theatre, Luverne.


Pheasants Forever banquet Oct. 5

The Rock County Pheasants Forever Annual Banquet will be Thursday night, Oct. 5, in Grand Prairie Events, Luverne. Crowing Hour is at 5:30 p.m.; meal is at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.


‘Paws to Remember Dani’ event is Oct. 7

The Magnolia Juniors 4-H Club will host a “Paws to Remember Dani” event from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 7, at Shopko Hometown located on South Highway 75 in Luverne.

The pet meet-and-greet activity hnors the memory of Luverne middle-schooler Dani Gacke and her passion for helping animals.

Tracy Area Animal Rescue is partnering with the 4-H’ers in supplying adoptable pets for the first-time event.


LWML Conference Rally Oct. 14

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) will have its Southwest Conference Rally at The Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Windom with registration at 9 a.m. and the rally beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14. Deaconess Faith Swenson will speak on “Women Serving Women at Home and Abroad.”  A $5 registration fee includes the noon luncheon.


Hospice Tour of Tables brunch set for Oct. 28

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host its annual Tour of Tables Saturday, Oct. 28, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. The event begins at 9 a.m. To participate with decorating a table or donating a gift basket, or to purchase a ticket, contact the hospice office at 283-1805. Deadline is Oct. 16.


Support ‘One warm coat’ project in October

“One Warm Coat” project will accept donated coats through Oct. 31. Coats may be dropped off  from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays at ATLAS for Life at 201 E. Main Street in Luverne.  Coats may also be brought to Luverne Elementary School during October.

Distribution will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at ATLAS for Life.

Call Destiny Ripka at 828-238-3582 or Lisa Dinger at 507-283-4497 with questions.


Library offers Fall Story Hour and Laptime 2017

Fall Story Hour at the Rock County Library in Luverne is from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through Nov. 16 for pre-school children ages 4-5. There is no story hour Oct. 5. Call 449-5040 to register.

Laptime, for ages birth-3 with an adult, is from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through Nov. 17. There is no laptime on Oct. 6. No registration required.

Both Storyhour and Laptime are filled with stories, songs, crafts and fun.  Call 449-5040.


CoffeeBreak and StoryHour meets

Luverne Christian Reformed Church will host the community Bible study CoffeeBreak and StoryHour at 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays.

The study of Jonah will begin Tuesday, Oct. 10. It’s for all faiths — no previous Bible knowledge is needed.  StoryHour is available for children ages 2 through kindergarten and nursery if available for babies. Call Kristi at 227-5102 with questions.


Walking Military Memorial downtown

More than 40 Luverne businesses are participating in a Walking Military Memorial on Main Street. The displays, presented by Remember Rally, include photos, banners, information and uniforms, as a way to thank all our military. Displays will remain until fall.


Community Ed

Community Ed contact info: or 507-283-4724.

Enjoy activities, education, and fun for your family at ECFE classes for parents with children ages 0-5Classes are 90 minutes Tuesday or Thursday mornings and Tuesday evening through December 21.

Mommy and Me Yoga is designed for parents  to practice yoga with their children ages birth to 3 years.  Class will be Tuesday mornings and began Oct. 3.  Fee is $36.

Visit the Pumpkin Patch on Thursday, Oct. 5, or Tuesday, Oct. 10, with other children ages 0-5 and their families.  Fee is $4/person which includes 1 pumpkin.

Windbreak design and maintenance for an acreage or farm will be highlighted at the Plant Trees NOW for Tomorrow class Oct. 16.  All participants who want to learn more about picking the right tree and caring for trees are welcome.  Rock County Soil and Water Conservation will take orders at class.  Trees will be ordered in December for delivery next spring. (Class is open to residents of Rock County, including residential areas.) Fee is $5.

Brian Richards travels to Luverne to share some haunted, magical Fun with elementary and preschool children on Oct. 17.  This Spooky, Not Scarrrry! program is sure to please with laughter and educationally significant messages.  Elementary students will attend after school.  Preschoolers ages 2–5 will come at 6 p.m.  Fee is $5/person.  Preschoolers must come with an adult (no charge for adult). 

Community Education’s Cirque Du Soleil Crystal Ice Show Trip is scheduled for Nov. 11.  Register now to get your seats (prior to Oct. 18).  Fee is $90/adults and $76/students 12 and under.

Are those old coins you have been saving worth anything?  How about silverware or jewelry?  Find out if you have some valuable treasures at home when you attend Gold and Silver Treasures class on Oct. 26.  Fee is $8.

Defensive Driving The next full eight-hour class is Nov. 6 and 13.

Preschool Classes for ages 3–5 is now opening registration for Fall of 2018.

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