Community Calendar April 18, 2019


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne.

Maplewood Cemetery Association Annual Meeting will be Tuesday, April 23, at the Remax office conference room. Lot owners meet at 6:30 p.m. and Board of Directors meet at 7 p.m.

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.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alanon meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. 507-449-1246.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Kindergartners perform ‘Music and Me’ April 11

The kindergarten classes at Luverne Elementary School will present “Music and Me: Celebrating How Music and Me Go Together Naturally” 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the school gymnasium. The performance is directed by Shirlee Gilmore and is free to the public.


Rock County spring weight restrictions in effect

Spring weight road restrictions are in place on Rock County roadways.

Because of the unpredictability of how weather affects roadway strength, restrictions will remain in place until further notice. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


County Road 1 bridge reduced to one lane

The bridge over Kanaranzi Creek on Rock County Highway 1 (41st Street) 1/2 mile west of the Rock/Nobles county line is reduced to one lane.  No trucks will be allowed to cross the structure at this time, and a 20,000-pound weight limit is in place.

The restrictions will remain in place for an extended period of time until repairs can be made to the structure. Call Rock County highway engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


Circus tickets available

Local members of El Riad Shrine have donated circus tickets to area children up to 12 years old for the April 25-28 Shrine Circus shows in Sioux Falls. Tickets are available at Pizza Ranch and Teal’s for familes to pick up. Adults accompanying children must purchase their own tickets. Call Everett Brandenburg, 507-920-7055, with questions.


Free food giveaway April 18

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Senior Citizens Building at 319 East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-3466.

Free meal at UMC April 24

The Luverne United Methodist Church on West Main Street will offer a free meal at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, open to the community.


Knights of Columbus fundraiser April 27

The Luverne Knights of Columbus will sell Tootsie Rolls at Teal’s Market and at Casey’s General Store on Saturday, April 27, to raise funds for those with intellectual disabilities. Proceeds will be donated to Rock County Opportunities. Call Randy Walgrave at 507-220-0332 with questions.


Women’s ecumenical event May 1 at FPC

All area women are invited to the Presbyterian Women’s Ecumenical Gathering at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the First Presbyterian Church in Luverne. The program, “A New Beginning,” will feature speakers from Heartland Girls’ Ranch in Benson.


Gun safety class begins May 6

A gun safety youth training class will be offered through the Rock County Sheriff’s Office beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, May 6. Call the sheriff’s office at 507-283-5000 for more information.


New to Medicare classes available

Anyone soon becoming Medicare-eligible is encouraged to attend two classes offered by Senior LinkAge Line in Slayton the second and third Mondays of the month at the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton. Participants learn the basics of Medicare and coverage options during the first class. The second class focuses on research options. Call the Senior LinkAge Line, 1-800-333-2433, to register.


Community Ed

Contact Luverne Community Education at or 507-283-4724.

Pruning Shape Up class with George Bonnema on April 23 will help you learn how to get your yard looking great for summer. Fee is $10.

Women’s Health on April 24 at Prairie Rehab will cover pelvic pain, osteoporosis and incontinence from a physical therapy approach. Fee is $5.

Students in grades K-2 will exercise like Animal Athletes on April 25. This fun class explores the unique physical feats of animals. Fee is $10.

The 4-hour Defensive Driving Refresher Class will be offered for adults 55 years of age and older April 29.  Fee is $20 prepaid.

Mother’s Day Surprise Kids in the Kitchen class will be May 6 for students in grades K-6. Fee is $18.

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Minnesota Twins Trip is July 21. Fee is $92.

*Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre on Aug. 24. Fee is $113.


Rock County library activities

Contact the Rock County Library at or call 507-449-5040 for more information or to register for events.

Trivia Night 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Take 16 on Main Street, Luverne.

Evening Story Time each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. through April 30.

Candance Simar Author Visit 2 p.m. Monday, April 29. Simar writes historical fiction including the “Abercrombie Trail” series.

Mah Jongg at the library is from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursdays. Anyone is welcome to learn to play the Chinese game played with tiles printed with various symbols.

Murder at the 80s Prom: A Library Murder Mystery 7:30 p.m., May 16. Call to register.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.




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