Community calendar Dec. 9, 2021


Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the Kenneth Community Center.

Battle Plain Township Board will meet at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the conference room of Edgerton Ag, 1300 Mechanic Street Edgerton. 

Luverne Music Boosters will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the LHS Choir Room. 507-920-6825. 


Santa coming to Beaver Creek Dec. 11

Santa Claus will greet children from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The event will take place in the Beaver Creek Fire Department hall.


Hardwick Santa Day is Dec. 11

The annual celebration of Hardwick Santa Day will be from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in the community hall. The free celebration is hosed by the Hardwick Community Club and features a performance by the Zoo Man from 2 to 3:30 p.m., crafts, games and pictures with Santa from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.


H-BC Elementary choir and band perform concert Dec. 13

The elementary choir concert with kindergarten through third-grade students will be 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at the elementary school in Beaver Creek. The fifth grade band will also perform.


Blood donations accepted Dec. 13 in Adrian

Community Blood Bank will accept donations (especially seeking Type O) from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Adrian EMS Hall. Donors can schedule appointments at under “events,” or call 605-331-3222.


Blue Mound Tower celebrates 50 years

A 50th anniversary celebration and holiday open house for Blue Mound Tower will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at 216 N. McKenzie St. in Luverne. The open house celebrates the facility’s construction completion with tours and holiday goodies.


Holidays at the Hinkly House Dec. 11

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


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.


Free food offered Dec. 16

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Generations Building on East Lincoln Street in Luverne. Vehicles should enter the west parking lot from Lincoln Street and drive to the double glass doors on the west side of the building where volunteers will load groceries into cars. Walkers should receive their pre-packaged groceries on the east side of the building. Call 507-283-4366.


Free food for seniors Dec. 16

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older, sponsored by A.C.E. of SW MN will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, as a drive-thru distribution in the parking lot at 319 E. Lincoln, Luverne. Pre-registration is required. Call Linda Wenzel at 507-283-5064.


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


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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