Community Calendar Feb. 6, 2020


Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, at the new townhall.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at The Bluestem, with bingo at 1:15 p.m. at the Veterans Home. Call Connie, 283-8470, for reservations by Wednesday, Feb. 5.

Rock County Township Association annual meeting will be at 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, in the basement meeting room of the Rock County Community Library, Luverne.

Beaver Creek Township meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the township hall.

Matthew 6 Board of Directors will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 10, at the Luverne Pizza Ranch.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Kenneth Community Center.

American Legion Auxiliary #123 will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the lower level meeting room at the Minnesota Veterans Home. Call Dianna at 507-283-1934 with questions.

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.

Compassionate Friends meets every third Monday in at Coffey Contemporary Arts Luverne. Especially invited are those who have dealt with the loss of a child or grandchild. Contact Pat Saum at email: with questions.

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.


Bank Nite movie ‘The Addams Family’ Feb. 6

The free Bank Nite family movie, “The Addams Family” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, 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.

Generations activities

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

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

Register by Feb. 14 for Generations first-ever Jigsaw Puzzle Tourney on Saturday, March 7.


Get Hooked fishing derby Feb. 8

Luverne’s Fifth Annual Get Hooked ice fishing tournament will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, at The Lake in Luverne (815 West Edgehill). Registration ($25 for adults and $15 for youth) opens at 11:30 a.m. Concessions are sponsored by LHS Trap Team, and the Beaver Creek Sportsman’s Club will be the official tournament judges. Raffle drawing for the 2020 Ice Castle will be at noon. Call the Chamber office, 507-283-4061, with questions.


Free tax help starting Feb. 10

Free tax preparation for all low-income and the elderly will be available at the Rock County Library starting Feb. 10 through April 15. Call 507-449-5040 for appointments.


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.


Generations to host Jigsaw Puzzle 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.


Rock County Library activities

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

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.

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.

Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, Take 16.

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 Education, 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.

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.

Luverne School students in grade 8 and older may register now for the Feb. 3 Student Driver Education class. The fee is $335.

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.

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.

Join the ECFE classes – a time for parents to create memories with their children ages 0-5. Staff prepare fun activities for children to do in the preschool rooms and present educational/ developmental information for parents.   


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