Community Calendar


Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in the township hall.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch at the Senior Dining Center at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13. Bring Red Hat items for the Red Hat Rummage Sale. For reservations call Senior Dining at 283-9846 by Thursday, Jan. 12.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, in the home of the clerk, Teresa Kramer.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at the home of Aaron Sandbulte.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Parkinson Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, at St. John Lutheran Church. Contact Dianne Karlstad at 507-530-3307 for more information.

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.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays 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 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 and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.


‘Heroes Behind the Badges’ blood drive Monday, Jan. 16

The Ninth Annual “Heroes Behind the Badges” blood drive will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at the Luverne Fire Hall.

The public designates their blood donation in support of either  the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management Services or the Luverne Fire Department. Whichever group receives the most donations wins the trophy and bragging rights. Call 283-2321 with questions.


Pork Producers annual banquet set for Jan. 16

The Rock County  Pork Producers annual banquet begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Grand Prairie Events with the meal served at 7 p.m. and entertainment by comedian Tommy Ryman at 8. Tickets are $15. The public is welcome.


No food giveaway in January

There will be no food giveaway the third Thursday of January at the Senior Citizens Center. The next give-away will be Thursday, Feb. 16.


Sign up for Community Ed basketball tourney  Jan. 28

Luverne Community Education is sponsoring an invitational basketball tournament Saturday, Jan. 28, for both boys’ and girls’ fifth- and sixth-grade basketball teams. Format guarantees each team at least two games. Teams can register at under Community Education or call 507-283-4724. Cost is $125 per team, and payment must accompany registration.


‘Getting Ready for the Next Generation’ Jan. 31

The Blandin Foundation and Southwest Regional Development Corporation have combined with other area groups to bring Tom Hubler (known as the “dean” of family businesses) and Steve Coleman (facilitator of business transition forums) to present Succession Planning: Getting Ready for the Next Generation.  This five-session evening class begins Jan. 31.  The first three sessions will split into two groups — one being the business owner looking at change, and the other being the prospective small business owner down the road.  The last two classes combine both groups to work on business plans, sale packets, financing and other issues with local experts.  The fee is $95.


Register by Jan. 30

for Driver’s Ed

Students in eighth grade and older may register for Student Driver Education class by Jan. 30 for the class that begins Feb. 6 or by June 12 for the class that begins June 19.  Limited seats available. Fee is $325 due at the time of registration at the Luverne Community Education office. 


Winter Carnival Feb. 4

Luverne Music Boosters annual Winter Carnival will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the Luverne High School gym for families and children of all ages. The event, which raises money for music programs in Luverne schools, features carnival-style games, prizes, Bingo, raffle drawing, cake walk, cotton candy, root beer floats, pizza and more.

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