Community Calendar Aug. 21, 2019


Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the Luverne Community Library. Bring snacks for a light lunch and supplies to work on hospice quilt. Call 507-227-3821 with questions.

 Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the new Townhall.

Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12, in the Blue Mound meeting room. Call 283-2291 with questions.

Blue Mound Cemetery Association will have their annual potluck supper at the church at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the Kenneth Community Center.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

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.



County Road 1 bridge open

Emergency bridge repairs were completed last week and opened County Road 1 to two-way traffic.

The bridge, located a half-mile west of the Rock/Nobles county line, is the highway to Ellsworth.


Sign up for soccer league, coaches needed

Soccer league for ages 4 through grade 4 (end of 2019 school year) begins Aug. 6 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call Michelle Dekam at 227-6125 if you can coach. Training will be provided.


Register for defensive driving class

Save money on your car insurance premium if you are 55 or older by taking the 8-hour defensive driving class Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 through Luverne Community Education. Classes will be four hours each evening. Cost is $25. Register by calling 507-283-4724. (The office will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 9.)


American Legion Riders members visit Vets Home Aug. 2

Representatives of the Minnesota American Legion Riders will visit the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne around 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, to receive donations for the National American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund and visit with the veterans. The fund offers post-secondary education financial support to military children who have lost a parent on active duty or whose parent is disabled.


Carnival at Steen Reformed Aug. 7

The Steen Reformed Church will host its annual carnival from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church. The carnival includes a meal, inflatables, games, cruise-in tractor and cycle show. Cost is a freewill offering with proceeds going to the Sunday  School.


Hinkly House dulcimer performance Aug. 8

Shirley Harrison and Harold Tilstra will perform Dulcimer Duo and More at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, in the Hinkly House on North Freeman Avenue. The event is free but donations will be accepted for the Hinkly House preservation.


Register for AG Tech Day Aug. 14

At AG Tech Day Aug. 14 at Grand Prairie Events, participants will have access to experts skilled in better use of high speed broadband. Speaker Chip Flory, market analyst/AgriTalk radio host, and other experts will share technology resources.

A free lunch will be served, compliments of Rock County Pork Producers, Corn and Soybean Growers, Cattlemen, and Dairy Producers. Register online at under the Community Education link. (The Community Education office will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 9.)

The event is made possible through the Rock County Blandin Broadband Grant.


Free food Aug. 15

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, in the Generations building (former Senior Center) at 319 East Lincoln Street for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 283-4366.


Sign up by Aug. 19 to teach community ed classes

Community Education will be publishing the Fall Community Education catalog of offerings and is looking for instructors and/or class ideas for the period of the last two weeks of September and the months of October and November. Suggestions are due by Monday, Aug. 19, and can be submitted to Karen Willers at or Cindy Arends at or call 507-283-4724. (Community Ed office is closed until Aug. 9.) The most recent community education catalog is available at


Discovery Time has openings for fall

Openings in the Discovery Time Preschool are available for 3-4-year-olds in the MWF morning class and the T/Th afternoon class. Children who are 3 by Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible, and schohlarships are available if income guidelines can be met. Call Luverne Community Education at 507-283-4724 for more details. (Note: The office will be closed from July 19-Aug. 9.)


Free Medicare classes

Free classes for people who are new to Medicare are offered the second and third Mondays every month at the Minnesota River Area on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton.

In the first class, participants will learn basics of Medicare and their options. The second class teaches how to research these options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website and Medicare Plan Finder Tool.

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register. Website is


Community Ed

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724 Community Ed will be closed July 19-Aug. 9:

Exquisite Corpse Painting, the surrealist drawing game that pairs artists who each do half of a drawing, will be July 30. Fee $15. 

Human Board Game Fun Adventure Day Camp is Aug. 2 for grades completed 1 – 4. Fee is $15.

Suzuki Violin and Cello Lessons week of Aug. 5 for ages 4 to 10 and parent or adult. Fee is $85.

Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre bus trip is Aug. 24. Fee is $113.

Pottery Wheel Throwing for grades 9 through adult starts Aug. 5. Fee is $40 plus $10 for materials.

Art Camp for completed grades 4 through 6 will be Aug. 6, 7, 8. Fee is $25.

Little School House on the Prairie for completed grades 3 through adult is Aug. 12. Fee is $10 per person or $16 per adult-child pair.


Rock County Library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.

Peaceful Park Summer Book Club, 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 29 at various parks. Bring your own chair and a beverage. No pressure and no discussion required.

Take 16 Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

Arlington Brass at Luverne Street Music, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8.

Adult Summer Reading Program through Aug. 11. For every five books read, enter to win a prize basket.

Ag Tech Day at Grand Prairie Events, 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Musician Rachael Kroog (with animals!), 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 16.

Bad Art Night at Take 16, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16.

Minnesota Star Watch with Mike Lynch, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Touch the Sky Prairie, rural Luverne.


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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