Community Calendar April 7, 2022

Meetings

Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club 2022 Annual Meeting and dinner will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9, at Big Top Tents and 
Events on West Hatting Street in Luverne. 

Pleasantview Cemetery board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 11, at the Brent Taubert residence, 690 81st St., Beaver Creek. Potluck dinner will follow.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the township hall.  

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, in Kenneth Community Center.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, at the Dick and Dolly Remme home.

Maplewood Cemetery Association annual meeting will be Monday, April 18, in the Atlas Community Room on Maple Street in Luverne. Lot owners meet at 12:30 p.m., board meets at 1 p.m. Use the door on the west side of the building.

Kenneth Cemetery annual meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Kenneth Community Center.

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.

 

GEP performs ‘Those Crazy Ladies’

The Green Earth Players will present “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” April 7-10 at the Palace Theatre in Luverne. Sunday performance is at 2 p.m. and the others begin at 7:30 p.m. Contact the Palace Box Office, 507-283-4399, or online at palacetheatre.us for tickets. Cost is $7 for students and $14 for adults.

 

Elementary music programs April 8

Luverne Elementary School first- and third-graders will perform their music programs Friday afternoon, April 8, in the Performing Arts Center.

The first-grade “Pajama Party!” is at 1:45 p.m. and the third-grade “Bada Bing, It’s Spring!” is at 2:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. 

 

Easter egg hunts in Luverne and Hills April 16

The Blue Ribbon 4-H Club will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, in the Tuff Memorial Home courtyard in Hills for children ages 10 and younger.

Participants will be divided into age groups and complete the hunt at different times. There will be special boys’ and girls’ prizes given away. The Easter bunny will also visit.

The Luverne Area Chamber and sponsoring local businesses will host an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 16, on the Courthouse Square at the corner of Cedar and Luverne streets for children 12 and younger.

The Easter Bunny will make a guest appearance. The event will move into the Elementary School commons in case of inclement weather.

 

Food giveaway at ATLAS April 21

New Life Celebration Church’s third Thursday monthly food giveaway is now at the ATLAS building at 101 W. Maple Street in Luverne. The next distribution is at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21.

Enter from Maple Street and stay along the WEST side of the building. (Do not block the Redeemed Remnants parking lot.) Food will be loaded into vehicles which will then exit via the alley going WEST toward Estey Street. Call 507-283-4366 with questions.

 

Free tax prep at library

AARP volunteers offer free tax preparation for low-income individuals and seniors at the Rock County Library on Mondays through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments. Bring documents, including last year’s tax return, and a form of identification to document social security number. Masks are required.

 

Community Ed

Call Cindy at Luverne Community Education, 507-283-4724, to register for classes. Community Ed’s website is www.isd2184.net, select Luverne Community Education under schools.

 

Rock County Library Happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email rockcountystaff@gmail.com

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

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.

 

Sanford Health accepting scholarships

Students in select Sanford Health Network locations are invited to apply for a health network scholarship. The $2,000 scholarships are for students pursuing a post-secondary degree in a health care-related field. Each participating Sanford network facility will sponsor one student with a scholarship. Email educationalassistance@sanfordhealth.org for info.

 

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),

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