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Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meet from 7-7:45 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. All are welcome. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

First Assemblies of God Church is hosting the bible study starting at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, April 23. All are welcome to come.

Maplewood Cemetery lot owners will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 24, in the American Reformed Church Luverne (north door). A board meeting will follow.

Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, at Mary Jane Brown, Luverne.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

Grand Prairie Cemetery Association will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. In case of rain the meeting will be in the back room of Orv and Sons Plumbing in Ellsworth.

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.

Vienna Township meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Kenneth Community Center.

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.


County road weight restrictions end

The ending date for spring weight road restrictions is Friday, April 13, on highways under the jurisdiction of the Rock County Highway Department. Call County Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


History Center open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The new History Center on East Main Street in Luverne will be open regularly from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 283-2122 with questions.


Last advanced care planning seminar April 20

Karis Gust, RN, will present a seminar on advanced care planning at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in The Oaks dining room. Call 507-283-1996 for reservations.


Monthly Food Ministry April 20

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, April 20, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat. Children will be asked to wait outside. Call Gloria at 283-4366 with questions.


Shrine Circus tickets available for free

Local businesses are sponsoring free Shrine Circus tickets for area children at the following locations: Teal’s Market, Teal’s Food and Gas, Minnwest Bank on Main Street and Kniss Avenue, First Farmers & Merchants Bank, Exchange State Bank, Pizza Ranch and at the April 6 Bank Nite Movie at the Palace. The Shrine Circus is April 20-23. Call Everett Brandenburg, 507-920-7055, with questions.


Hospice Dinner and Auction April 22

The annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction is Saturday, April 22, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Doors open at 5 p.m.; silent auction bidding ends promptly at 7. Call 507-283-1805.


Join Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Library invite the public to join in support of the Rock County Community Library as members of the organization. A single membership is $10 and family memberships are $15. Stop in the library for more information.


Community meal at Methodist Church April 26

The United Methodist Church in Luverne will again be serving a “Fourth Wednesday” meal to the public Wednesday, April 26.  Serving begins at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


Blue Mounds State Park Advisory Group

The Minnesota DNR will host the fourth and final meeting of the Blue Mounds State Park Citizen Advisory Group from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 27, in the picnic shelter of the park. Agenda items include a walking tour of the picnic grounds and beach to discuss potential recreational features. The public is invited to participate.


LWML Spring Rally April 29 in Luverne

The LWML Pipestone Zone Spring Rally will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 29, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Gary Thies, LCMS counselor at Mission Central, will speak. The rally will emphasize the need to “Tell the Story” of Jesus’ love for all. Call Elaine, 507-348-3177.

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