April 30 Community events
Kenneth Cemetery Association will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 3, at the Kenneth Lutheran Church.
Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at Take 16 Brewery in Luverne. A meeting and election of officers will be at 7:45 p.m. at the library
Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, at the home of the clerk Teresa Kramer.
Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 8, to carpool from St. Catherine Catholic Church’s east parking lot for lunch at Safari Bar and Grill in Renner, South Dakota. A 2 p.m. tour of Renner Lutheran Church will follow lunch. RSVP to Connie by Thursday, May 7, at 283-8470.
Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, May 11, in the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Hospital in Luverne.
Rock County VFW Auxiliary Post #2757 will meet at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne.
Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12, at the American Legion in Luverne.
American Legion Post #123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, at the post home.
Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.
Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Teresa Hup at 283-9590.
SW MN Freethinkers will meet at 10:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Rock County Community Library, 201 W. Main St., Luverne. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOPS #698 Luverne (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets for weigh-in at 8 a.m. every Thursday at Pizza Ranch in Luverne. The meeting follows at 8:30 a.m.
Al-Anon meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.
Narcotics Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call Shawn at 507-220-3180.
Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.
Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.
Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.
Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.
Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.
Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.
Weight Watchers meets every Monday at First Presbyterian Church, Luverne. Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and the meeting is from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Call 800-651-6000.
Spring weight restrictions ended
Spring weight road restrictions have now ended on all Rock County roadways. Call Rock County Engineer Mark Sehr at (507) 283-5010 with questions.
LES kindergartners present ‘A Day in the Country’ program
Luverne Elementary kindergarten classes will present their music program, “A Day in the Country” at 2 p.m. Friday, May 1, in the Luverne Elementary gym.
Bike rodeo May 2
The Luverne Optimist Club and Rock County Sheriff’s Office will host their annual bike rodeo at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 2, in the Luverne Community Education parking lot.
Call 920-9387 with questions.
Redemption Riders to host annual Run for the Son May 2
The Christian Motorcyclists Association will host its annual Run for the Son Saturday, May 2, with the Redemption Riders chapter meeting at 7:30 a.m. at Luverne Kawasaki. They will ride for approximately 120 miles round trip to help raise money to help present the gospel of Jesus. Call Kim Bakke at 507-304-1455
Luverne Optimist sandbox refills May 4
The Luverne Optimist Club and W&N Construction will sponsor their annual sandbox fill Monday, May 4, starting at 6 p.m. Call Audrey, 283-2018, to reserve sand.
First Presbyterian Ecumenical Breakfast is May 6
The First Presbyterian Church of Luverne will host its Ecumenical Breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 6, at the church. Pam Miller, who works with the American Heart Association, will present the program, "Take Care of Yourself — Fulfill God's Purpose for Your Life." All women are invited to attend.
Meals on Wheels and Luverne Senior Dining volunteer recognition May 6
A volunteer recognition open house will be from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, May 6, at the Luverne Senior Center. Coffee and donuts will be available and music will be provided by the Luverne Senior High Choir at 11:20 a.m. Socialize, relax and stay for lunch at 11:45 a.m. RSVP to 507-283-9846 to order lunch.
Bank Nite movie ‘Big Hero 6’ May 7
The free Bank Nite movie, “Big Hero 6,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 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 MS/HS pops concert set for May 8
The Luverne Middle School and High School choirs will present their pops concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, May 8, in the elementary gym. The concert will feature the sixth-grade choir, seventh- and eighth-grade choir, the ninth-grade girls’ choir and the concert choir singing music from Disney movies. Cost for the concert is $4 for school-age children and $6 for adults. Activity passes will also be accepted.
Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.
Check the April 26 Luverne Announcer for the summer community education brochure listing classes and activities for all ages for the summer. Many activities have discounted registration fees paid ahead of May 13, including morning rec, arts/crafts, golf, gymnastics, running, volleyball, basketball, and tennis.
Using real flowers crafty kids will make a gift for mom at Flower Pot Creations May 4. Fee is $10.
Keep your car insurance discount by taking this refresher Defensive Driving class on May 6. Fee is $20 prepaid.
Student Driver Education class is being offered beginning June 15 to students in eighth grade or older. Fee is $290 due with registration and covers 30 hours of classroom and six hours of behind the wheel driving.
1,2,3 Magic — A Discipline Battle Plan is for parents who would like to learn some new techniques to work with their children ages 2–12 years. Stacy Schepel, school social worker, will present this 2 evening class on May 11 and 18. Fee is $65. Scholarships are available.
Concerned about your child’s development (ages 0-5 years)? Call 283-4724 for a private screening at no cost.
Check out the Community Education brochure on the Luverne School website, the community Education link.
Register for 2015-16 Discovery Time preschool. There are openings for children ages 3, 4, or 5 years in the Tuesday/Thursday afternoon classes.
All 3-year-old children living in Minnesota will do an Early Childhood Screening as they near age 4. If your child is nearly 4 years old or already 4 and has not been screened, call 283-4724 to arrange an appointment