Community Calendar Feb. 13, 2020


Compassionate Friends will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17, at Coffey Contemporary Arts Luverne, for those have dealt with the loss of a child. Especially invited are parents, grandparents and siblings (teens or older) Contact Pat Saum, with questions. See Facebook for weather-related changes.

MS Support Group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Luverne Pizza Ranch. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information, call 507-283-2069 or 507-283-2964.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Contact Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Caregivers Support Group will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, in the conference room at the Mary Jane Brown Home. Meetings are open to all. Call Linda at A.C.E. of SW MN Rock Co., 507-283-5064.

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

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays in the United Methodist Church, Luverne. Call 605-321-4324.

Alanon will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursdays in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Call 507-449-1246 with questions.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday in Runals Memorial Hall, Edgerton. Call Naomi, 507-215-2956.


Generations activities

Generations is open from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday afternoons with activities and refreshments.

Feb. 13 will be Bingo and Fast Track. The Valentine’s Day activity on Friday, Feb. 14, will be music by Ron and Jane Cote.


Sign up by Feb. 14 for Generations Jigsaw Tourney

Generations’ first annual Jigsaw Puzzle Tourney will be Saturday, March 7. Morning session includes a solo division (300-piece puzzle) and a two-person division (500-piece puzzle) for all ages. Afternoon session will be a youth pair division and a youth-adult division. For entry forms and rules, stop at Generations at 319 E. Lincoln. Enry forms and fees must be received by Feb. 14. Call Renee at 507-220-3393 with questions.


Farmers ARC/PLC decision-making assistance Feb. 18

Farmers are encouraged to attend the ARC/PLC Decision-Making Assistance Meeting from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Feb. 18, in Room 103 of the Minnesota West Pipestone Campus, 1314 North Hiawatha Avenue in Pipestone. Those who plan to attend should pick up a copy of their 156EZ form at their local FSA office which will include their information to help run their own scenario in the computer lab after the initial presentation.


Free tax help at library

Free tax preparation for all low-income and the elderly will be available at the Rock County Library through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments.


Hospice Charity Dinner/Auction tickets on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction set for Saturday, April 18, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. Individual tickets are $55 and may be purchased at the Sanford Luverne Hospice office at 304 N. McKenzie Street, or call 507-283-1805. (Visa and MasterCard accepted).

All proceeds benefit Sanford Luverne Hospice. Banquet attendees have a chance to win a trip for two to San Francisco and Napa Valley.


A.C.E. offers nutrition assistance

Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors 60 and older, sponsored by A.C.E. of SW MN, will be from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20. Call Linda at 507-283-5064 with questions.


Free food giveaway Feb. 20

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Generations building at 319 East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-4366.


‘Night of Prayer and Worship’ March 1

A special faith community gathering  of Christians will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 1, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne. A freewill offering will be taken with proceeds donated to a local charitable cause.


Next dental health clinic March 4

The next dental health clinic providing dental care for children and young adults from 0-26 will be Wednesday, March 4, at Rock County Health and Human Services building. To schedule an appointment, stop in or call 612-746-1530. All forms of insurance are accepted. (Organized by #Luv1LuvAll’s Rock County Oral Health Task Force.) Another dental health clinic is scheduled for April 1.


Farmers: Modifying Existing Equipment workshop March 6

Farmers are invited to sign up for a free workshop at Harlan Spronk’s Shop at 1445 251st Street, Edgerton, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 6, to learn how to modify existing equipment to implement strip till, no till and cover crops practices. Sign up before Feb. 28 for no cost and free lunch. Call Rock County SWCD at 507-283-8862.


Rock County Library activities

Contact the library at or call 507-449-5040 to register for events.

Book Versus Movie: A Winter Book/Film Club, “The Outsiders” 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20; and “Everything Everything” 6 p.m. Thursday, March 19.

DIY Flower Boxes, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, March 5, Take 16.

iPhone and iPad 101 Class, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 17. Call Luverne Community Ed, 507-283-4724, to register.

DIY Cassette Pencil Holder, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 26.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, Take 16.

Adult winter reading program is underway. Read 12 books from the library from now until March 31 to earn a prize. Sign up at the registration desk.

Mah Jongg is from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursdays.

Evening Story Time 6:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays to March 31.

Winter Story Time 10:30 a.m. Fridays to April 10.

Library hours are Monday-Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The library will be closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents Day.


Community Ed

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.

Defensive Driving refresher classes will be March 26 and March 30.

Defensive Driving first-time class, an 8-hour class, will be offered in two sessions, April 20 and 27, four hours each evening.

ACT Prep Class for area juniors and seniors will meet five nights beginning Feb. 24. Fee is $125. Register by Feb. 14.

Managing Your Low Back Pain will be at noon Feb. 19. Bring a sack lunch; dessert will be provided. Cost is $5.

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza will be Feb. 24 for students in grades 1-5 who want to learn how to make a pizza from the pros. Class will be at Pizza Ranch. Cost is $15 to cover pop, pizza and an apron to take home.

Indoor Play for children 0-5 with parents is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 2. No fee, but must register.

Eco Therapy/ Mindfulness will be March 2 at 7 p.m. at CE Room 802. #Luv1LuvAll’s mental health focus group will be offering Brain Health/Mental Wellness Educational Sessions on the first Mondays of the month. Please register for this free class. Continuing ed credit forms will be available.

Softball Pitchers Catchers Camp for girls in grades 3-8 will meet three Thursdays beginning March 5. Fee is $20 paid by Feb. 26.

Learn the game of Pickleball will be March 7 for a fee of $5. Play pickleball Mon/Wed/Fri mornings and/or Thursday evenings through April 10. Fee is $20.

Think summer! Students in grades K-12 sign up by March 27 for Summer Comm Ed softball, baseball, T-ball teams.  After March 27, registrations will be accepted only if there are openings, and a late fee of $50 will be applied.

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