Community Calendar



Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at the Rock County Library. Note the new location.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at China Inn, Luverne, for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, June 9, followed by cards at St. Catherine Centennial Room. Call Connie, 283-8470. NOTE: the group will see “Sister Act” in the Brandon Performing Arts Center on July 20 and ticket reservations are needed immediately. Call Donna, 283-8019.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Pizza Ranch.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 12, at the Blue Mound Room at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Tourist Club will meet at 6 p.m.Tuesday, June 13, at Sterling’s Café.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, in the Rock County Veterans Memorial Building.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at Southwest Health and Human Services. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday 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

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.

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.


Registration is open for summer reading program

Rock County Community Library will offer the 2017 summer reading program, “Reading  By Design,” which includes reading and participating in programs. Call the library at (507) 449-5040, to register. The summer reading program is open to ages pre-K through 12th grade.


Hinkly House open Thursdays

The Hinkly House will be open from 2 to 4 p.m. every Thursday during the summer beginning June 1.


Master Gardeners Tour June 10

The Rock County Master Gardeners annual garden tour will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 10, at the Harold and Mary Tilstra farm. South Dakota Department of Agriculture forestry specialist and SDSU professor John Ball will offer expert information on trees and shrubs that grow well in southwest Minnesota. Cost is $10 if paid by June 7, otherwise $15.

For information or to register, call Luverne Community Ed at 283-4724.


Farm to Table event June 11

The Luverne Area Community Foundation and the Rock County Corn and Soybean Growers will host a Farm to Table event from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 11, at Grand Prairie Events. Tickets are available at the Foundation office at 102 E.  Main Street west of the Palace Theatre. The $40 cost includes the meal and two locally featured drinks (beer or wine). Proceeds support the LACF grant fund.


St. John Lutheran celebrates 125 years Sunday

St. John Lutheran Church will be celebrating their 125th Anniversary  at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 11. Join us this weekend for Heritage weekend and drive your tractor to the church service. There will be many older tractors for the public to see. Ice cream will be served after the service by Loren Forrest.


Hardwick’s Zion Lutheran celebrates 125 years Sunday

Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hardwick, will be commemorating their 125th Anniversary with a special worship service at 9 a.m. Sunday, June 11. The Rev. Donald Andrix, who served the congregation from 1984-1989, will be the guest preacher. A brunch will follow the service in the Fellowhsip Hall. Everyone is welcome.


St. Catherine hosts ‘Busting Immigration Myths’ June 14

St. Catherine’s, Luverne, and St. Mary’s, Ellsworth, will host Jess Riemer, a staff lawyer from the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota, to present “Busting Immigration Myths.” The event begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church Gathering Space.


Monthly Food Ministry June 15

The Monthly Food Ministry by New Life Celebration Church will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, 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 283-4366 with questions.


Father’s Day bus trip to Twins game June 18

Luverne Community Education is offering a chartered bus trip to see the Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland Indians game June 18. Cost is $88 per person for the bus and the game. Call 283-4724 with questions.

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