Community Calendar April 28, 2022


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, May 2, at Poplar Creek Care Center in Luverne. Masks are required.

Friendship Club (formerly TOPS) meets Mondays at 9 a.m. at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. New members welcome. Contact Karen at 507-935-2004 for more information.


‘Marlene and Darlene’ dessert theater April 28

Generations will host the local comedy duo, “Marlene and Darlene,” for a dessert theater from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 28, at the new location (former Grand Prairie Events) at 105 S. Estey. Proceeds will help with remodeling expenses of the new commercial kitchen and storage space.


Crisis Center open house is April 28

The Southwest Crisis Center will host an open house at its Luverne location, 114 W. Main St., from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28.

April is sexual assault awareness month. Southwest Crisis Center is committed to sexual violence prevention.


Music programs April 29, May 6

Luverne Elementary students will perform two music programs in the middle-high school performing arts center.

The kindergarten music program, “Sounds a Little Fishy to Me,” is at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 29.

The fifth-grade band concert is at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6.


History Center open house for Betty Mann May 1

The History Center on East Main Street will host an open house in Betty Mann’s honor from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, to thank her for 27 years as Historical Society president, for her Lifetime Achievement Award from the Minnesota Alliance of Local History Museums, and to celebrate her 92nd birthday.

In addition to birthday treats and tours, the event is an opportunity to support future renovation work with tax-deductible donations in Betty’s honor.

Cards and gifts can be brought or sent to the Rock County Historical Society at 312 East Main Street, Luverne, MN 56156.


‘Addiction and Faith’ ecumenical coffee May 4

The Presbyterian women will host an ecumenical coffee at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, in the fellowship hall of the Presbyterian Church, 302 Central Lane, Luverne, for a program by Stephanie Pierce on “Addiction and Faith.” All are welcome.


Community Ed summer brochure coming May 7

The Luverne Community Education summer brochure will be released in the May 7 Luverne Announcer.

Call 507-283-4724, to register for classes. Community Ed’s website is, select Luverne Community Education under schools.


Sign up by May 12 for Twins bus trip

Register by May 12 for the June 12 bus trip to the Minnesota Twins vs. Tampa Bay game in Minneapolis. Fee is $97, which covers game ticket and charter bus ride. Seats are in the upper rows of the shaded infield box straight out from first base. Bus leaves Luverne at 7:30 a.m. for the 1:10 game, with stops for breakfast and supper (all meals on your own), and returns at 9 p.m.

Call Luverne Community Education, 507-283-4724


Rock County Library Happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email

Story Time with Bronwyn is at 10:30 a.m. Fridays through April 29.

Seed library is open and available to anyone in the public who wants to plant a garden. Flowers, fruit and vegetable seeds are available for free.

Trivia Night is at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of every month at Take 16 in Luverne. Team registration begins at 6 p.m.

Reminiscence Kits are available featuring various topics such as gardening, pets, baking, sewing, farming and hunting. The kits are designed to use with a loved one experiencing memory loss, encouraging the loved one to open up about activities they once loved in the past.


A.C.E. respite care available, volunteers needed

A.C.E. of SW Minnesota (A.C.E.) offers respite care services in Rock County for those needing a break from caring for a loved one.

The respite program offers short-term (1-3 hours), temporary care for families and caregivers by providing a brief period of reprieve from the daily cares they provide to their loved one.

Volunteers provide non-professional supportive services to caregivers to give them time for themselves, relieve their stress and help them remain healthy.

Respite care volunteers are also needed. Trained A.C.E. volunteers provide respite care to family caregivers of adults age 60 and older who are suffering from long-term health conditions.

Contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or


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