Community Calendar



Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, for lunch at the China Inn followed by bingo at the Veterans Home. Call Connie at 283-8470 by Nov. 1.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8, at the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in the Blue Mound Room of the hospital.

Regional Autism Network Group will meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, in Worthington High School media center. Call Allison Eitreim 920-6334 with questions.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice will meet at 7 p.m. the 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 ‘The Peanuts Movie’ Nov. 2

The free Bank Nite movie, “The Peanuts Movie,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 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.


Road open from Manley to I-90

County Highway 17 (20th Avenue) between Manley and I-90 is now open to traffic after the completion of a new bridge over the Beaver Creek. Call Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questons.


County Highway 55 closed

County Highway 55 (170th Avenue), 0.3 mile south of County Highway 16, is closed for the construction of a new bridge over Elk Creek. The construction of the new bridge will continue possibly through January. Call County Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


Minnesota West Luverne site celebrates 10 years Nov. 6

Minnesota West Community and Technical College Luverne Center will host a 10-year anniversary celebration from 2-4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6. The public is invited for tours of the center and refreshments.

For more information visit the website or call 800-658-2330.


Enter turkey raffle with advance directive

From now until Nov. 15, Sanford Luverne Medical Center will offer a turkey raffle ticket to anyone who drops off a completed Advance Directive at the Sanford Luverne valet/volunteer desk in the front lobby. The drawing for two turkeys donated by Teal’s will be Thursday, Nov. 16. The clinic will make a copy of any originals. Patients and Sanford employees are also eligible to win.

For those who would like to print out an Advance Directive form, go to› Community, then in the keyword/search box enter advance care planning, go, the ACP page opens up, and at the bottom of the page are several links. Select the  Advance Directive Form and the form loads. Open the link and print the form. Requirements for the tri-state area states are included.


Operation Christmas Child boxes available

Operation Christmas Child boxes have arrived in Luverne. Anyone wishing to send gifts to underprivileged children can pick up a box at the American Reformed Church south entrance where there will be more information about how to support a child for Christmas. Collection week is Nov. 13-19. Donors are encouraged to pay shipping online and track their boxes to a specific country. Go to Call Karen Bosch, 605-413-9676.


Reserve for St. John 125th Anniversary dinner by Nov. 5

St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne will celebrate the 125th anniversary of their founding on Sunday, Nov. 12, with special guest speaker Rev. Dr. Larry Stoterau. The public is invited to the 9 a.m. celebration worship service and a free dinner at 11:30 a.m. Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling the church office at 507-283-2316.


‘One warm coat’ distribution Nov. 4, 9

“One Warm Coat” 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.


‘Go West’ music program at Luverne Elementary Nov. 9 

Luverne Elementary second- and fourth-graders will celebrate the spirit of our American pioneers when they present their music program, “Go West” at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the Cardinal Gym. The public is invited to attend.


‘Self Care for the Caregiver’ workshop

A workshop, “Self Care for the Professional Caregiver,” will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, Nov. 9, in Grand Prairie Events, Luverne, for anyone working in healthcare, residential or long-term care, pastoral care, funeral care, law enforcement or any service in caregiving. Education credits available. Call 283-1805 to register.


Hardwick Veterans Day banquet Nov. 11

The Hardwick American Legion Veterans Day Banquet will be Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Legion Hall.  Social hour begins at 6 p.m. with a dinner at 6:30 p.m. A program will follow featuring guest  speaker  Richard May of Luverne, first sergeant combat veteran, U.S. Army Retired Ranger. All are welcome.

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