Community calendar August 4, 2016


Rock County Rural Water Board monthly meeting has been moved from Aug. 8 to Aug. 15.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Township Hall instead of Aug. 15, as regularly scheduled.

Special Olympics informational meeting will be at 7 p .m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, in the Pizza Ranch Party Room.

Rock County VFW Post 2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at the Herreid Military Building, Luverne. Contact Buck Underwood at 449-0632 with questions.

The American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Post home. The Auxiliary will not meet in August.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 11, for lunch at Lange’s Café in Pipestone followed by tours and shopping. RSVP to Connie at 283-8470 by Monday, Aug. 8. Bring your National Park Senior Pass.

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

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Buffalo Ridge Meeting Room (lower level) at the Sanford Medical Center in Luverne. Call Stephanie at 507-449-1246.

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 and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956, with questions.

Luverne Lions will meet at 6 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at Blue Mound Banquet Center.

Mah Jongg Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library for all ability levels (including beginners).

Sound Cascade Sweet Adeline Chorus rehearses at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Washington Crossing Senior Living in Sioux Falls (east side of Sioux Falls). Call 507-597-6288 with questions.

Luverne Rotary meets at noon every Tuesday at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Call Emily Crabtree at 220-2424.

Luverne Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. every first and third Monday of the month in the Howling Dog Saloon, Luverne.

Denver Township meets at 7:30 p.m. every third Tuesday each month at the City Hall in Hardwick.

Luverne Township Board meets at 9 a.m. the second Wednesday of every month in the Rock County Community Library.

Mound Township Board meets at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday each month at the Rock County Highway Building, Luverne.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Mah Jongg group meets Tuesdays at library

All ability levels (including beginners) are welcome to join in weekly games of Mah Jongg from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library.


Museum closes for move to History Center

The Rock County Museum on North Freeman Avenue is now closed in order to move displays to the new History Center opening this fall in downtown Luverne. The Rock County Historical Society can still be reached at 283-2122 and at

To volunteer help with the move, contact Historical Society President Betty Mann at 283-2913.


Bank Nite movie ‘Zootopia’ at Palace Aug. 4

The free Bank Nite movie, “Zootopia,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, at the Palace Theatre in Luverne.

Sponsored by First Farmers & Merchants National Bank and Papik Motors, a free, family-friendly movie is shown on the first Thursday of every month as it was done for “Bank Nite” in the 1930s. A cash prize drawing will follow the movie. Must be present to win.


Magnolia Fire Department community event

Magnolia Fire Department will host a community event at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at the Magnolia City Park to share information about recent new fire and rescue equipment. Hot dogs and beverages will be served. Call Fire Chief Scott Dohlmann, 507-920-7230, with questions.


Bloodbank at Sanford Aug. 8

Community Blood Bank and Sanford Luverne will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.  on Monday, Aug. 8

Donors must be at least 17 years old (16 with a signed parent consent form found at, weigh 110 lbs. or more and be in good general health. Bring an ID with you. Donors should drink plenty of fluids prior to donating blood. The donation process about takes 30 minutes on the bloodmobile.


LHS activities eligibility meeting Aug. 15

The Luverne High School Activities Eligibility Meeting is set for 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15, in the Luverne Elementary School gym.

This is a mandatory meeting for students and their parents/guardians in grades 9-12 who plan to participate in Minnesota State High School League athletic activities during the 2016-17 school year.

Topics covered in the meeting include MSHSL rules and school policies.

A fall sports sign-up is available at the conclusion of the meeting.


Muffin Monday at The Oaks Aug. 15

The Oaks will host Muffin Monday from 8 to 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, at 203 Oak Drive, Luverne, for free muffins, coffee, and juice. Call Carrie, 283-1996, with questions.


Fifth-grade band summer lessons begin Aug. 15

Fifth-grade band summer lessons will run Monday, Aug. 15, through Thursday, Aug. 18, and again from Monday, Aug. 22, through Thursday, Aug. 25. All lessons will be in the high school band room.

The schedule will be as follows:

Flutes 1 p.m.; clarinets 1:30 p.m.; saxophones 2 p.m.; trumpets 2:30 p.m.; trombones 3 p.m.; French horns, baritones and tubas 3:30 p.m.; percussion 4 p.m.

If parents have questions, email


Sanford Wellness Challenge

Sanford Luverne invites the public to participate in the “Step by Step Wellness Challenge” from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25. Teams of three earn points for step totals each week and can also access tips and wellness information. Register by Aug. 5 by calling 507-449-1229. Cost is $10 without pedometer, $20 with.


Monarch butterfly project deadline is Aug. 19.

Anyone interested in applying for the Monarch Butterfly Habitat Development Project on private lands should contact the local NRCS District Conservationist, Kurt Halfmann, at 507-283-9146, Ext. 3, to submit an application by Aug. 19. 


Wood sculpture exhibit through Aug. 19

Self-taught sculptor Fred Cogelow has his work on exhibit at the Brandenburg Gallery at 213 East Luverne Street in Luverne through Aug. 19.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 507-283-1884 with questions.

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