Community Calendar Jan. 17, 2019


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call 507-530-3307 with questions.

Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the township hall. 605-595-3258.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at the Rock County Community Library. Program: Learn to make iron carrier.  Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Narcotics Anonymous meets at a new time: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays in the basement of St. Catherine Catholic Rectory, 203 E. Brown St., Luverne. Use east door. Call 507-220-0137 with questions.

Hardwick Goal Seekers meet every Monday in Hardwick City Hall for the purpose of support and encouragement for weight loss journeys. Weigh-in begins at 6 p.m., and the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Call Glenda, 449-0568, 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.

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


Free food Jan. 17

New Life Celebration Church will offer free food — fresh produce, bread and meat — from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Senior Citizens building in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Please bring your own bags or boxes. Call 283-4366.


Winter Carnival Jan. 19

The Luverne Music Boosters’ 39th Annual Winter Carnival is planned from 5-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in the Luverne High School Gymnasium. Enjoy a fun night of games, prizes and food including a cake walk, bingo, raffle, cotton candy, face painting, balloons and many games. Concessions will also be available. Proceeds help support music education at Luverne Schools.


Red Cross Blood Drive at Grace Lutheran Jan. 21

January is National Blood Donor Month, and the American Red Cross is encouraging the public to donate blood from 1-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, at Grace Lutheran Church at 500 N. Kniss Avenue in Luverne.

Make an appointment to donate blood by downloading the free American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visiting or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


‘Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby’ set for Feb. 9

The “Get Hooked Ice Fishing Derby” is planned for 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at The Lake in Luverne. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. with concessions available from 11 a.m. by Boy Scouts Troop #32. Cost is $15 for adults (two for $25) and $10 for youth (two for $15). Prizes will be awarded, and free rods and reels will be given to youth until gone. Temporary and permanent ice houses are allowed. Weather date is Feb. 16. Call the Chamber at 283-4061 with questions.


UMC sponsors free meal Jan. 23.

The United Methodist Church in Luverne will serve a free meal open to the community at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.


Community Ed

Contact Luverne Community Education at or 507-283-4724.

Luverne School students in grades 8 and older -- register now for Student Driver Education class with the payment of $335.  Class begins February 4.   Out-of-district students may register for open spots on Jan. 28.

Mike Frisch School of Fish will teach anglers grades 3 and older about ice fishing on Feb. 2. For $30 each child leaves ready to fish with a new rod and reel with tackle. Each child can invite one adult at no extra cost.

A six-session Yoga class begins on Jan. 21. Fee is $48.

Track Those Creatures on Jan. 24 is for children ages 5 through grade 3 who want to learn how to identify animal tracks around their yards. Fee is $5.

Snowballs and Snowmen Kids in the Kitchen class for students grades K-6 will be Jan. 28.  Fee is $18.

Pottery Wheel Throwing, a basic intro class, will be four Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Fee is $40, plus a $10 material fee.

Register for summer K-12 T-ball, Baseball, Softball by March 29. After that the fee will be $50 higher and registrations are accepted only if there are openings

Softball Pitching Camp for grades 3-8 will be four Tuesdays, beginning Feb. 5. Fee is $20.

Pottery Wheel Throwing introductory class will be offered four Mondays beginning Feb. 4. Fee is $40 plus a $10 materials fee.

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