Community Calendar Feb. 18, 2016


Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, for lunch and at 2 p.m. at the Mary Jane Brown Home to celebrate February birthdays.

MS Support Group will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at Southwest Health and Human Services, Luverne. All persons with MS, family and friends are invited. For information call 283-2069 or 283-2964.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 22, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Town and Country Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Extension Office meeting room. Melba Boeve will present a program on cooking with coconut. The public is welcome. Call 507-597-6378.

Al-Anon meets from 6:30 to  7:30 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 United Methodist Church, Luverne. Note the new location during the library renovation. 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.

Southwest Minnesota Habitat for Humanity meets the fourth Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Habitat Office located in the alley entrance of 126 East Main Street. Visitors are Welcome. Call 507-215-2091 for further information.


Rock County Community Library closed until March

Due to renovations, the Rock County Community Library will be closed the rest of the month. Staff will still answer phones at 449-5040, and patrons can still return materials in the drop box. Tax appointments will still meet on Mondays as scheduled, and tax appointments can still be made by calling the library.

Patrons may use their library cards at any of the 24 public Plum Creek Library locations including Edgerton, Pipestone, Worthington and Adrian.

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Free tax help available at library

Volunteers through AARP will provide free tax services at the Rock County Community Library in Luverne through April. Call the library, 449-5040, to make an appointment. Appointments are required.

The library is closed this month, but it will be open for tax appointments on Mondays, and people can still call the library to make tax appointments. Evening appointments are also available. Bring Social Security cards to appointments.

The service is free for any private individual with a simple tax format. It’s not for commercial, farming or investment taxes.


Monthly Food Ministry Feb. 18

The Monthly Food Ministry, sponsored by New Life Celebration Church, will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Luverne Senior Center. If you’re having trouble putting food on the table, come from fresh produce, bread and meat.


Winter Carnival Feb. 20

Luverne Music Boosters annual Winter Carnival will be Saturday evening, Feb. 20, in the Luverne High School gym. The event, which raises money for music programs in Luverne Public Schools, features carnival-style games, prizes, Bingo, raffle drawing, cake walk, cotton candy, root beer floats, pizza and more.


Tickets available for Hospice Dinner and Auction

Make your plans now to attend the Hospice Charity Dinner and Auction Saturday, April 23, at the Blue Mound Banquet Center in Luverne. Purchase your tickets in person or by calling the Hospice office at 283-1805, and they will be mailed to you. Anyone wishing to support the event by advertising or donating items for the silent/live auctions must have donations to the hospice office by March 7. For information, call 283-1805 or email


Caregivers Support Group meets Feb. 23

The Caregivers Support Group will meet at Mary Jane Brown Good Samaritan Society in the conference room at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23. Anyone dealing with caregiving or with questions in reference to caregiving and the resources available for their benefit is encouraged to attend.

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