Community Calendar April 28, 2016


Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 2, in the library basement for election of officers. Dianne Karlstad will give a program on self-binding a baby blanket. All quilters are welcome.

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.


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.


City to flush fire hydrants May 2-6

The City of Luverne Water Department will flush fire hydrants from Monday, May 2, through Friday, May 6. Residents should check for signs of discoloration before using water. If discoloration appears, run tap water until clear.

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.


 ‘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.


Sign up for bus trip to Guthrie Theater for “South Pacific”

Luverne Community Education is offering a trip to the Guthrie Theater Sunday, June 26, to see the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, “South Pacific.” Cost of $85 covers bus ride and theater ticket. For more details or to register, call 283-4724.


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.


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.

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