Community Calendar July 23, 2020

‘Paws for the Cause’ July 25

Tracy Area Animal Rescue will host the rescheduled “Paws for the Cause” from 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at the Howling Dog Saloon. The event features live music, silent and live auction, “Yappy Hour” specials and more. All activities are outdoors and socially distanced.


Town and Country Garden Club

The Town and Country Garden club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, with Howie Luitjens in his garden in Adrian for a lesson on flower arrangement. To reserve a space, call either 507-597-6378 or 507-290-0038.


Children’s Dental Services to resume clinics July 30

Children’s Dental Services will resume clinics Thursday, July 30, for ages 0-26 at Rock County Health and Human Services on Roundwind Road in Luverne. Call 612-746-1530 to schedule an appointment or stop by Rock County Health and Human Services for assistance in scheduling.

Exams, X-rays, cleanings and more will be provided. All forms of insurance accepted. Organized by #Luv1LuvAll's Rock County Oral Health Task Force.


Bloodmobile in Luverne July 27

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will accept donations by appointment only from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 27, at Grand Prairie Events in Luverne.

Call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit and enter “LuverneMN” to schedule an appointment.


Hospice online fundraiser coming in August

Sanford Luverne Hospice is moving its annual Charity Dinner and Live Auction fundraiser to an online auction due to Covid-19 restrictions. The public will be able to bid online using a cellphone or computer on an amazing variety of donated items to support the hospice mission. Watch for upcoming information and bid dates coming in August.


Senior food distribution set for Aug. 20

A.C.E. of SW Mn-Rock Co. will offer its Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors (NAPS) age 60 and older, from 2 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, in the parking lot at 319 E. Lincoln in Luverne.

Call Linda Wenzel at 283-5064 for more information. Registration is required for those not already enrolled.


New Life Celebration food distribution canceled for Aug. 20

Monthly food giveaways at Generations on Aug. 20 are canceled due to low numbers of recipients. Call 507-283-4366 or 402-981-5019 with questions.


Drive-thru Relay For Life Aug. 20

A drive-through Rock County Relay for Life will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Luverne City Park with a drive-up meal, radio broadcast entertainment and a message from Yvette Van Der Brink, Relay for Life Honorary Chairperson. 

Poster boards (instead of luminary bags) are available for a freewill donation at Salon 75 or First Farmers & Merchants Bank, or people can make their own posters with tag board.

A virtual 5K can be run or walked anytime Aug. 20-23. Register and get a T-shirt at Survivor names can be sent to to be put on luminary bags.


Blue Mound Fall festival canceled

Blue Mound Lutheran Church Fall Festival that was scheduled for Sept. 20 has been canceled due to coronavirus concerns.


History Center opening with limited hours

The Rock County History Center is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday starting June 2. Some safety precautions — with masks and gloves available — will be in place to protect against the spread of coronavirus. The phone number is 507-283-2122.


Community Education

The Community Education phone number is 507-283-4724. The office is closed on Fridays. The updated summer brochure has been posted to the Community Education page of the Luverne Schools website.

Registrations will be accepted with payment by mail or by drop box.  Use the waiver/registration form found on page 5 of the brochure.

We will follow state and public health Covid-19 guidelines, which could change at any time.  Continue to watch Facebook and website pages daily for any updates.

Classes that will be offered include:  Preschool Play Dates in the Park, Early Play Ball, July Soccer, August Soccer, Cliff Line Climbing, Science Day Camp, Coffey Contemporary Story Writing Illustrating, Coffey Contemporary Cool Off & Paint, Arts and Crafts, Track, Basketball Skills, Volleyball Skills, Golf, Tennis, Weight Lifting (new class), Sanford Power Camp, Football.

These classes are canceled: Morning Rec, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Olympic Day Camp, Garden Tour, Twins Trip and Music Man Trip.

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