Community Calendar Dec. 31, 2015

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4, at the Luverne Senior Center. Members are to bring fabric for pillow cases for teen boys and 11 exchange blocks. Plans will be made for the quilt show.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the Luverne Senior Dining Center for lunch. Members are asked to bring a Red Hat item for a rummage sale. RSVP by Wednesday, Jan. 6, to Luverne Senior Dining at 283-9846.

Rock County VFW #2757  will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, at the Herreid Building. Call Buck Underood at 449-0632 with questions.

American Legion Post #123 and Auxiliary will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the post home.

Al-Anon meets at 6:30 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 Rock County Community Library. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Thursday 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.

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.


Bank Nite movie ‘Minions’ at Palace Jan. 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Minions,” will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, 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.


No book donations to library

Due to the lack of space while the Rock County Library undergoes renovation, the Friends of the Library request that all book donations be held until the remodeling work is complete.


Luverne hosts fifth/sixth-grade basketball tourney

Luverne Community Education will sponsor an invitational basketball tournament for grades 5-6 boys’ and girls’ basketball teams Saturday, Jan. 30. Each team will play at least two games in pool play format. Entry fee is $100 per team. Register online at under Community Education, or call 507-2833-4724.


Community Ed

Register for these activities by calling Community Ed at 283-4724.

New residents — census information needed for preschool children: If you are new to the community, please call Community Education at 283-4724 with your family information for all children ages 0 up to kindergarten. The school district uses the information for planning purposes, mailing out flyers regarding school events, including the state-mandated preschool screening for all 3-year-old children living in Minnesota. If your child is 4 years old and has not been screened, please call 283-4724.  The screening should be completed prior to kindergarten.

Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom: Families, daycares, and visitors are invited to play and learn in the Outdoor Classroom located on the southwest side of the Luverne school. This classroom is designed for preschoolers to learn by discovery and exploration.  Enter under the arch on the path of engraved pavers.  Additional pavers will be added each spring.  For ordering information, call 283-4724. Times can be reserved for field trips to the classroom also.

Preschool Classes for ages 3 – 5 Years: Half day Preschool classes are offered during the school year for children who are 3 years of age up to kindergarten age. Enrollments are accepted throughout the school year. Age is determined as of Sept. 1 of present school year. Free or reduced rates are available if income guidelines are met. Call 283-4724 for more information.

Com Ed seeks class ideas and instructors: Luverne Community Education prints a brochure of activities and classes three times each year.  They are mailed out as an insert to the Luverne Announcer in September, January, and May.   Do you have suggestions for new classes?  What do you want to learn how to do?  What topics would you like to learn more about?  Do you know of someone who would be willing to share their knowledge or craft with others?  Suggestions are always welcome.  Contact Community Education at 283-4724..

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