Community Calendar April 21, 2016


MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at Southwest Health and Human Services in Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 or 283-2964 with questions.

Rock County Thrivent Board will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, at the Human Services community room.  The program will be on talents and May baskets with Deb Halverson and Carol Zwaan.  All gardeners are welcome.  Call 507-597-6378 for more details.

Caregivers Support Group will meet from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Mary Jane Brown conference room. Anyone dealing with caregiving or has questions about resources available is encouraged to attend.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in the home of clerk Teresa Kramer.

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 Thursday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Monthly Food Ministry April 21

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come for fresh produce, bread and meat.


Virtual Dementia Tour

Twenty-minute virtual dementia tours will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, April 22, in the Community Education Room at school.

The tours will allow participants to experience what it is like to have dementia (as seen on ABC News). The class is particularly valuable for caregivers, family members and anyone who works with persons with memory loss, to be more empathetic of persons with memory loss. (This is not meant for those with dementia). Call 283-4724 to schedule a tour.


Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction tickets available

Tickets are still available for the Annual Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction on Saturday, April 23, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center. Tickets may be purchased in person at the hospice office located at 211 E. Main Street in Luverne, or by calling 507-283-1805.


Blood Drive set for April 25 at LHS

Luverne High School and Community Blood Bank will host a blood drive Monday, April 25, at Luverne High School. Times are  from 7:30 a.m. to noon and from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Donors must be at least 17 years old (or 16 with a signed parent consent form). For more information go to or call 1-877-877-3070. Walk-ins are welcome.


Fourth Wednesday free community meal

The United Methodist Church, Luverne, will host  the fourth Wednesday free community meal Wednesday, April 27. Serving begins at 5:30 p.m.


Afternoon Escape at Palace Theatre April 28

Thanks to sponsors Pizza Ranch and Hartquist Funeral Home, the Palace Theatre in Luverne will show “Spotlight,” the true story of how the Boston Globe uncovered the massive scandal of child molestation and cover-up within the local Catholic Archdiocese. The movie begins at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 28. Admission is $5.


Relay for Life caregiver nominations and team registrations due May 1

The Rock County Relay for Life Committee will accept team registrations until May 1 for the June 10 Relay for Life at the Luverne City Park. Community members are also encouraged to nominate a caregiver to be honored at Relay for Life. Nomination forms are available at Merecie Domagala’s office at American Family Insurance on West Main Street or Nominations are due by May 1. Call 507-734-2174 with questions.


Ecumenical breakfast May 4

First Presbyterian Church of Luverne will host an ecumenical breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4. All area women are invited. Speaker will be Deb Rieck on “Proof of Romans 8:28.”


Bank Nite movie ‘Inside Out’ at Palace May 5

The free Bank Nite movie, Disney Pixar’s “Inside Out,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 5, 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.


Luverne Optimist sandbox fill

The Luverne Optimist Club will be sponsoring a youth sandbox fill Monday, May 16. Sand is donated by W&N Construction. For a sandbox fill, contact Audrey at 507-283-2018. Deliveries start at 6 p.m.


‘DNA Geneology 101’ offered May 5

Greg Gropel, a member of the Ostfriesland Geneology Society of America, will offer “DNA Geneology 101” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5, in the Luverne Community Ed classroom, CE802. Gropel will share his findings about DNA basics on types of tests, names of testing companies, cost factors and how DNA can be used to determine ethnicity, ancestors migration patterns and to discover lost cousins. Call 283-4724 to register.


Library offers Story Hour and Laptime

Story hour for ages 4-5 continues through May 5 every Thursday morning from 10-11 a.m. Story Hour includes stories, songs, crafts and more.

Laptime for ages birth through 3 with an adult continues through May 6. It meets every Friday from 10:30-11 a.m. Laptime includes stories, songs, crafts and more.


Community Ed

For more information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724.

Have a balance assessment done and learn how to prevent falls at Balance and Falls on April 27.  Fee is $5.

Kids in the Kitchen will make and decorate cookies and then arrange into a Cookie Bouquet on April 21. Fee is $18.

Flag Football begins on May 3 for Grades 1 and 2. Fee is $15.

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