Community Calendar Dec. 2, 2021


Rock County Association of Townships annual meeting is at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, at the Rock County Library.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at Poplar Creek in Luverne.  Masks are required.  Call Diane Karlstad at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, at the town hall.

Beaver Creek Township Board will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the township hall.

American Legion Auxiliary Post #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at the Pizza Ranch. Bring an item for the food shelf.  Call Dianna Tomlinson 283-1934 with questions.


Mobile dental clinic Dec. 1-2

#Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force has organized a mobile dental clinic in Luverne on Wednesday, Dec. 1, and Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Rock County Health and Human Services building community room. These clinics provide dental care for ADULTS and children of all ages. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment. All forms of insurance are accepted.


Hospice tree lighting Dec. 2

Hospice Tree Lighting Ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at the corner of Main Street and Highway 75 in Luverne. A special candle lighting will be part of the ceremony as submitted names are read in honor of or in memory of loved ones. Hot cider and cookies will be served. Call 507-283-1805 with questions.


Library presents virtual puppet show

The Rock County Library personnel will premiere an original puppet show, “The Prize Trip to the North Pole,” at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 3, on the library’s Facebook page. The virtual show kicks off Luverne’s Winterfest activities.


Festival of Nativities Dec. 4

St. John Lutheran Church will host a Festival of Nativities from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. More than 100 handcrafted nativities of every size and shape — international, children's sets and more — will be on display to walk through and enjoy. Refreshments will be served, and commemorative gifts will be handed out while supplies last. Free admission and handicap accessible. Location is 803 N. Cedar St., Luverne.


Holidays at the Hinkly House Dec. 4 and Dec. 11

Hinkly House committee members Diane Jauert, Shirley Harrison and Janet Burger will host a Holiday Open House at the Victorial Luverne home for two weekends, from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The holiday displays this year are paper glitter and music boxes.


Game Plan 4 Hope open house Dec. 7

An open house is planned from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 7, for the Team E Fieldhouse of Hope at 312 W. 3rd St. in Hills to celebrate meeting area, volunteer center and equipment workshop that were combined into one building. Game Plan 4 Hope is a non-profit organization that supports families undergoing life-altering events.


Southwestern Youth Services Angel Trees

The annual Southwestern Youth Services Angel Trees are available at Lewis Drug, Bomgaars and in the SYS front lobby, south door in Magnolia. Cards are on the trees with requests from residents who are away from family during the holidays. With community support, separation is made a little easier.  The SYS Facebook page has an Amazon wish list. Call 507-283-4425 with questions.


Bell ringers needed for kettle campaign

Volunteer bell ringers are needed for the 2021 Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign now through Dec. 24 at Sunshine Foods in Luverne. Sign up for two-hour increments between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Use the link or call Carrie Soto, 507-220-8897 with questions.


Fourth-graders present ‘It’s Winter’ Dec. 16

Luverne Elementary fourth-grade students will present their music program, "It's Winter," at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to come celebrate the fun winter brings.


Second-graders present ‘Nutcracker in 20 Minutes or Less’ Dec. 16

Luverne Elementary second grade students will present their music program, "The Nutcracker in 20 Minutes or Less," at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Performing Arts Center. The public is invited to come and see if they can tell the story of the Nutcracker in under 20 minutes.


Snowmobile safety

Luverne Community Education will offer Snowmobile Safety class on Dec. 11 for ages 12 and older by Dec. 31. Register by Dec. 1. Call 507-283-4724 or visit the website:


Library happenings

For more information about library happenings, call 507-449-5040 or email at

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.


Nominations sought for Rock County Hall of Fame

The Rock County Historical Society’s Hall of Fame Committee is seeking nominations for the 2022 induction of current and former residents. Nominees must have a significant identity with Rock County and have made an exceptional contribution to society, achieved exceptional success, and brought honor and prestige beyond the borders of Minnesota. Nominations are accepted now through Feb. 28, 2022. Forms are available at The History Center, Luverne Area Chamber or online at or An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.

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