Community calendar Dec. 23, 2021

Free Christmas Eve Community Meal

The United Methodist Church in Luverne will host a free community Christmas Eve meal at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 24. Sign up by Dec. 20 for dine in or take out. (Donations are accepted, but not expected.)

 

Gymnastics ‘Day of Fun’ Dec. 29

The Luverne High School gymnasts are planning an afternoon of fun for children from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 29, in the high school north gym. Cost is $20. Register at the event’s Facebook page “Gymnastics Afternoon for Fun.”

 

Goehle gym open Sundays through March 27

The Hugo Goehle gymnasium in Hills is open for public recreation from 1 to 3 p.m. Sundays now through March 27.

 

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), temporary care for families and caregivers by providing a brief period of reprieve from the daily cares they provide to their loved one.

Volunteers provide non-professional supportive services to caregivers to give them time for themselves, relieve their stress and help them remain healthy.

Respite care volunteers are also needed. Trained A.C.E. volunteers provide respite care to family caregivers of adults age 60 and older who are suffering from long-term health conditions.

Contact Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064 or ace.rock@co.rock.mn.us.

 

Happenings at the Rock County Library

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

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.

December Take-and-Make project, DIY book page roll-up art, is available by contacting the library. Participants who send a picture of the completed project are eligible for a prize.

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 www.rockcountyhistorical.com or www.luvernechamber.com. An awards presentation is scheduled for July 17, 2022.

 

Winter Community Ed brochure in Announcer Dec. 27
The Winter Community Ed brochure will be in the New Year’s edition of the Announcer on Dec. 27. Call Community Education at 507-283-4724 beginning Monday, Jan. 3, to register for new classes. See some upcoming classes listed in the Community Ed section below.
 
Community Ed
Call Cindy at Community Ed, 507-283-4724, to register for classes.
Community Ed website is http://www.isd2184.net/Communit_Ed/index.html
Basketball for grades K-2 will meet for four sessions beginning Jan. 8. Fee is $20.
Pickleball League meets inside, mornings and evenings, during the months of January through April. Fee is $20.
Men’s Basketball meets Wednesday nights January through Feb. 23. Fee is $25.
Preschool Fun for children ages 0-5 years and parent Jan. 25 or Jan. 27. No fee, but registration needed to reserve morning or evening play time.
Defensive Driving Classes are offered for adults 55 years of age and older to save on auto insurance premiums. A beginning 8-hour class is required, then a 4-hour refresher class every three years.
Refresher four-hour class will be Jan. 20 or Feb. 17. 
Student Driver Education is offered for Luverne school students, grade eight and older. Students may register for a winter or summer session of driver education. Cost is $355 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction. The winter session begins Jan. 31. On Jan. 24 out-of-district students may register for open spots in the winter session.
First Aid/CPR/AED Certification class will be Feb. 3. Fee is $58.
ACT Prep Class will begin Feb. 24. Students must register by Feb. 9. Fee is $125.
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