Community calendar for Aug. 24, 2017


United States Bowling Congress (USBC) meeting will be at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in Luverne Lanes.

Rock County DFL Chapter will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in the Human Services building on Roundwind Road. Everyone welcome.

The Green Earth Players annual meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Green Earth Players building at 401 West Edgehill Street in Luverne.

Meditation and Mindfulness Practice meets at 7 p.m. every second and fourth Wednesday in the lower level of Hilger Commons at 215 N. Cedar Street in Luverne. For more information call Kim at 507-353-0041 or email

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.

Narcotics Anonymous will meet every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m. at the Steen Reformed Church. Contact Robert for more information 507-329-2642.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church.

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 meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Community Ed bus to state fair Aug. 28

There are seats available on a charter bus going to the State Fair on Aug. 28. Fee is $70. Call Community Education Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 4 p.m. at 507-283-4724.


Watch for Fall Community Ed brochure

The Community Education Fall brochure will be published in the Luverne Announcer Labor Day Weekend.


Register new students to Luverne schools

New residents to Luverne School District 2184 should come to respective school offices and register students for the 2017-2018 school year. To register for the high school/middle school, call for an appointment at 507-283-4491 for students in grades six-12 this year.

The elementary school will be open for new students to register starting Monday, Aug. 7. Parents with elementary students may call 507-283-4497. School starts Tuesday, Sept. 5.


GEP auditions

Aug. 27-28

Green Earth Players will host auditions for their November production, “Miracle on 34th Street” from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27, and from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, in the GEP building on Edgehill Street in Luverne.  Roles include three men, two women and one girl plus several extras.

Performances are set for Nov. 10-12 and Nov. 16-19 at the Palace Theatre.


Library hosts singer-songwriter Marian Call Aug. 28

Singer-songwriter Marian Call will play a family concert at the Rock County Library at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28.  She entertains with songs about science, spaceships, princesses, avocados, love, etc. All ages are welcome at the free event. Tips are appreciated. To see some of Call’s videos, visit


Donate books for Friends of Library sale

The Friends of the Library are now collecting books until Sept. 16 for the upcoming book sale Sept. 20-23 at the Rock County Library.

Accepted items include audio tapes, records, CDs, hardcover and paperback books.

Items not accepted are encyclopedias and textbooks. 


Soil health and cover crops info day Sept. 5

Rock County SWCD, NRCS, Express Ag and the University of Minnesota Extension will host a cover crop, soil health and livestock information day from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Tom Fick Family Farm at 1157 110th Ave. near Luverne. Lunch will be available per RSVP to Rock County Soil and Water Conservation Office by Aug. 31. Call 507-283-8862.


Climate Change Book Club meeting

Rock County Community Library will host a three-part event on climate change this fall.

An information meeting will be 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the library.

The event is free and open to the public.

Participants read three books about three weather-related disasters. Library staff and two weather scientists will lead the discussions and preventive measures.

For more information or to sign up for the book club, contact library director Serena Gutnik at 507-449-5040.


Build a Bison: Hooves to Horns on Aug. 25

Help a naturalist “build” a bison by transforming an audience member through dress-up. This program is for youth of all ages to learn the anatomy of a bison and what makes this animal perfect for the prairie. Meet at 7 p.m. or Friday, Aug. 25, in the ampitheater at Blue Mounds State Park. Bring a chair or blanket.


Prowling the Prairie Aug. 26

Join a park naturalist for a hike across the prairie to look for tracks, trails and other signs of wildlife. This two-mile hike will take visitors out to the bison viewing area and back. Meet at the visitor’s center parking lot at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26.


Walking Military Memorial downtown

More than 40 Luverne businesses are participating in a Walking Military Memorial on Main Street. The displays, presented by Remember Rally, include photos, banners, information and uniforms, as a way to thank all our military. The displays will remain until fall.


Community Ed

Community Education Summer Office hours are Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 4:00 pm, closed on Fridays.

Defensive Driving refresher classes are Aug. 24. The next full eight-hour class is Nov. 6 and 13.

Parents with children ages 0-5 are invited on Tuesday evening (Sept. 5) to ECFE classroom which includes art, sensory areas, puzzles, games, dramatic play and manipulatives. On Thursday morning (Sept. 7), dress to have fun in the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom.  No fee, but registration requested.

Cheer Camp will be held for students in grades K-5 on Friday, Sept. 8.  Fee is $12.

Basketball for grades 4-6 traveling team registration needs to be done by Sept. 9 this year.  Parents will do an online registration and pay the fee online.  More details will be in the brochure.

ECFE classes for parents with children ages 0-5 begin the week of Sept. 11.

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