Community Calendar




Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch and to volunteer at the Historical Society at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 10. Meet first to eat at the Pizza Ranch. RSVP Connie Wieneke at 283-8470.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at St. John Lutheran Church. Contact Dianne Karlstad at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Rock County VFW 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, in the Rock County Military Museum.

Tourist Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at Betty Mann’s home. Call 507-283-8442 with questions.

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.

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.


Make maple syrup at State Park March 11

The Blue Mounds State Park will host maple syrup making at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at the picnic shelter near the walk-in campsites. Learn the history of maple tree tapping, how to tap a tree and sample local maple syrup. Call 283-4796.


Hills Community Theatre March 9-11 and March 16-18

The Hills Community Theater will perform “A Decimal Point of View,” a comedy written and directed by Nancy Kraayenhof,  March 9-11 and 16-18 at the American Legion in Hills.  To reserve tickets call 507-962-3791 or 605-941-5371. Dinner theater seats are $25. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. with a  buffet dinner by Tony’s Catering at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Play only seating for $15 begins at 7:15 p.m. for each show on a limited basis.


Blue Mounds State Park meeting March 9

The Department of Natural Resources will host the third meeting of the Blue Mounds State Park Citizens Advisory Group from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9, at the Luverne Chamber of Commerce at 213 E. Luverne St.

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss recreational opportunities at the Blue Mounds State Park. The public is invited to the meeting. Call Chris Ingebretsen at 507-283-6053 with questions.


‘The Looney Lutherans’ at Palace March 12

Laugh with “The Looney Lutherans” as they perform a fun, interactive, family-friendly show at the historic Palace Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 12. As part of their 125th anniversary, St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne is sponsoring the group and invites the community to enjoy the performance. Admission is free. A freewill donation will be accepted.  You don’t even have to be Lutheran.


Blood drive in Adrian March 13

Sanford Adrian and Adrian Ambulance will host a blood drive from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3-6 p.m. on Monday, March 13, at the Adrian Ambulance Garage. Community Blood Bank will be taking donations to benefit the local area blood supply.

Donors must be 17 years old, or 16 with parental permission, and weight 110 pounds or more. Brin identification. Donation takes approximately 30-35 minutes.


Caregiver sessions at Veterans Home

A.C.E. will sponser “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” at 2:30 p.m. for six consecutive Mondays beginning March 13 in the Community Room at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne. Class size in limited. Respite care is available during class. Please inquire when registering by contacting Norma Brands at 507-283-5064 or email Donations are accepted.


‘Hoops for Food’ slated for March 14

Luverne High School’s student council will host Hoops for Food Tuesday, March 14, in the high school gymnasium. All proceeds benefit the Rock County Food Shelf. Games begin at 8 p.m. Admission is $2 or a canned food item.

Two games will be played: boys’ hockey versus wrestlers followed by the Spotlight Game of boys’ and girls’ basketball against LHS faculty.

At halftime a lightning tournament will take place between various winter activities.


Monthly Food Ministry March 16

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5-6 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 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.


Interested in a food co-op? Attend March 15 and 16 meetings

Kim Rockman, Roni Feit and others are considering opening a food co-op in Luverne to provide food, wellness products, classes and outreach. A public input meeting will be from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, and from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, in Hilger Commons, 215 N Cedar in Luverne. The metings will gauge interest in a food co-op and educate the public on food co-ops. Reach Rockman at 507-353-0041 or Feit  at 605-351-3522



Blue Ribbon Gardening

Rev. Tim Olsen will offer information to grow champion vegetables Thursday, March 16 and Thursay March 23 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. at 709 N. Kniss in Luverne. Call 283-4724 for more information.

St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Luverne will be at 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 17, starting on the east end of Main Street, and all businesses and individuals are encouraged to participate. Meet between 4 and 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Living Rock Church on East Main Street to line up before the parade. Decorations don’t have to be complicated; just wear green and an Irish smile.           

The parade route ends at the Palace Theatre. Call the Chamber 507-283-4061.

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