Community Calendar April 4, 2019


Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club will host its annual membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Spring Brooke Golf and Grille Club House in Beaver Creek. All current and prospective members are encouraged to attend, Contact Arlyn Gehrke at 507-672-2430.

Kenneth Cemetery Association annual meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 7, in the Kenneth Community Center.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet for a salad lunch at noon Monday, April 8, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Bring a salad to share and your own tableware. Call 283-2297 with questions.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Luverne Lions Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. Visitors are welcome.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 8, in the Beaver Creek Township Hall.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Rock County Library. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the community hall.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the post hall. Call Dianna Tomlinson at 507-283-1634 with questions.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. Call 283-2069 with questions.

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

 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.


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.


GEP presents ‘Drinking Habits’

The Green Earth Players will present  “Drinking Habits” at the historic Palace Theatre April 5-7 and April 11-14. Friday and Saturday performances begin at  7:30 p.m., and Sunday performances are at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for students and are available at the Palace Box Office, 507-283-4339.


Service projects needed for youth mission week

Rock The Edge: Rock County’s Christian Youth in Action “Service Over Self” mission week will be from June 3-7. Their purpose is to assist individuals and/or organizations with projects around the county. If you have a project or would like to be an adult volunteer, call 507-283-9664.


Ohman presents program April 8 at library

Doug Ohman with Pioneer Photography will speak about his pictures, widely published in magazines, calendars and books, at 3 p.m. Monday, April 8, at the Rock County Library. He will focus on state parks of Minnesota.

The program is funded by the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, is free and open to the public.


Relay for Life organizational meeting April 11

Relay for Life organizational meeting will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Luverne Pizza Ranch. Teams can register at or by calling 877-957-7848. Deadline is May 1.


First- and third-graders perform ‘Lemonade’ April 12

The Luverne Elementary first- and third-grade students will present “Lemonade” at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 12, in the elementary gym. With the help of a cheerful Mother Goose, the cast members learn how to make the best out of life’s ups and downs.


Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne starting Feb. 11. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required. Evening appointments are also available.

The service is free through April 15 for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction

Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction will be Saturday, April 13, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Tickets are available at Sanford Luverne Hospice Office, 507-283-1805.


Jack’s Basket founder to speak at April 15 pro-life rally

Kenneth native Carissa (Nieuwboer) Carroll, founder of Jack’s Basket, will speak at the Southwest Minnesota Pro-Life Rally at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, in Southwest Christian High School, Edgerton. Call 507-283-2219 with questions.

Jack’s Basket celebrates children born with Down’s syndrome and educates medical providers on how to discuss diagnoses with parents and provide support. Since March 2014, Jack's Basket has celebrated over 1,350 babies in 47 states and 11 countries.


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.

Hand Building Clay Class for grades 5 through adult will teach pinch, coil and slab instruction methods. Fee is $27, plus $10 material fee for the two-session class April 6 and 13.

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

Indoor Playtime on April 8 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Catherine gym gives children birth to 5 years and a parent a large space to run off some energy. Registration is requested for this free activity.

Children ages 3-5 years with a parent will have fun Building a Bird House on April 11.  Fee is $15 and includes all materials.

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Mamma Mia at the Chanhassen on April 13. Fee is $115.

*Minnesota Wild vs. Colorado Avalanche on March 19. Fee is $115.

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

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


Rock County library activities

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

Winter Story Time is each Friday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. through April 12.

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

Take 16 Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, at Take 16 Brewery on East Main Street, Luverne.

Little Minnesota in World War II, 10 a.m. Saturday, April 6. Authors Jill and Deane Johnson talk about their book featuring 140 fallen heroes from small Minnesota towns.

State Parks of Minnesota, 3 p.m. Monday, April 8. Photographer Doug Ohman presents a visual program focused on our state parks.

National Library Week open house, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

National Library Week puppet show, 10 a.m. Friday, April 12.

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.

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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