Community Calendar July 25, 2019


Town and Country  Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 25, at the Ida Reverts Memorial Hall on the Rock County Fairgrounds. Program topic will be “Why did the Judge choose that one?” Lunch will be at the home of Linda McGinty after the meeting.

Rock County homeschool group will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, in the Rock County Library for “Homeschooling for High School.” Call Katie Overvaag, 605-838-1501.

Springwater Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the new Townhall.

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.

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

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


Kanaranzi Creek bridge closed

The Rock County Highway 1 (41st Street) bridge over Kanaranzi Creek is closed for structure repairs. The bridge is located one-half mile west of the Rock/Nobles county line on the highway to Ellsworth. Repairs are estimated to take one to two weeks. Call Rock County Highway Engineer Mark Sehr at 507-283-5010 with questions.


Sign up for soccer league, coaches needed

Soccer league for ages 4 through grade 4 (end of 2019 school year) begins Aug. 6 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Call Michelle Dekam at 227-6125 if you can coach. Training will be provided.


Register for defensive driving class

Save money on your car insurance premium if you are 55 or older by taking the 8-hour defensive driving class Aug. 13 and Aug. 20 through Luverne Community Education. Classes will be four hours each evening. Cost is $25. Register by calling 507-283-4724. (The office will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 9.)


Red Cross blood drive July 29

The American Red Cross is facing a blood shortage and has issued an emergency call for donations. They will host a blood drive at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne from 1-7 p.m. Monday, July 29.

Donors can make an appointment by using the Blood Donor App, going to or by calling 1-800-733-2767. Completing a RapidPass online health history questionnaire can reduce the time it takes to donate.

Donors are reminded to bring along identification.


Sign up for Aug. 1 Cover Crop ‘How To’ event

The Rock County Soil and Water Conservation District will sponsor a Cover Crop “How To” event from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Tom Fick’s field at 1157 110th Avenue near Luverne.

Topics cover how to fit cover crops into an operation, how to integrate livestock and cover crops for more profit, termination suggestions and overall benefits of cover crops for soil health. There will be demonstrations, expert speakers and local farmers sharing their experiences.

There is no cost to attend. Call 507-283-8862 with questions.


American Legion Riders members visit Vets Home Aug. 2

Representatives of the Minnesota American Legion Riders will visit the Minnesota Veterans Home in Luverne around 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, to receive donations for the National American Legion Legacy Scholarship Fund and visit with the veterans. The fund offers post-secondary education financial support to military children who have lost a parent on active duty or whose parent is disabled.


Carnival at Steen Reformed Aug. 7

The Steen Reformed Church will host its annual carnival from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the church. The carnival includes a meal, inflatables, games, cruise-in tractor and cycle show. Cost is a freewill offering with proceeds going to the Sunday  School.


Register for AG Tech Day Aug. 14

At AG Tech Day Aug. 14 at Grand Prairie Events, participants will have access to experts skilled in better use of high speed broadband. Speaker Chip Flory, market analyst/AgriTalk radio host, and other experts will share technology resources.

A free lunch will be served, compliments of Rock County Pork Producers, Corn and Soybean Growers, Cattlemen, and Dairy Producers. Register online at under the Community Education link. (The Community Education office will be closed from July 19 through Aug. 9.)

The event is made possible through the Rock County Blandin Broadband Grant.


Sign up by Aug. 19 to teach community ed classes

Community Education will be publishing the Fall Community Education catalog of offerings and is looking for instructors and/or class ideas for the period of the last two weeks of September and the months of October and November. Suggestions are due by Monday, Aug. 19, and can be submitted to Karen Willers at or Cindy Arends at or call 507-283-4724. (Community Ed office is closed until Aug. 9.) The most recent community education catalog is available at


Discovery Time has openings for fall

Openings in the Discovery Time Preschool are available for 3-4-year-olds in the MWF morning class and the T/Th afternoon class. Children who are 3 by Sept. 1, 2019, are eligible, and schohlarships are available if income guidelines can be met. Call Luverne Community Education at 507-283-4724 for more details. (Note: The office will be closed from July 19-Aug. 9.)


Free Medicare classes

Free classes for people who are new to Medicare are offered the second and third Mondays every month at the Minnesota River Area on Aging, 1939 Engebretson Ave., Slayton.

In the first class, participants will learn basics of Medicare and their options. The second class teaches how to research these options using non-biased tools, such as the Medicare website and Medicare Plan Finder Tool.

Call the Senior LinkAge Line at 1-800-333-2433 to register. Website is


Community Ed

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724 Community Ed will be closed July 19-Aug. 9:

Exquisite Corpse Painting, the surrealist drawing game that pairs artists who each do half of a drawing, will be July 30. Fee $15. 

Human Board Game Fun Adventure Day Camp is Aug. 2 for grades completed 1 – 4. Fee is $15.

Suzuki Violin and Cello Lessons week of Aug. 5 for ages 4 to 10 and parent or adult. Fee is $85.

Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre bus trip is Aug. 24. Fee is $113.

Pottery Wheel Throwing for grades 9 through adult starts Aug. 5. Fee is $40 plus $10 for materials.

Art Camp for completed grades 4 through 6 will be Aug. 6, 7, 8. Fee is $25.

Little School House on the Prairie for completed grades 3 through adult is Aug. 12. Fee is $10 per person or $16 per adult-child pair.


Rock County Library activities

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

Laptime, 10:30 to 11 a.m. Fridays through July 26.

Peaceful Park Summer Book Club, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, through Aug. 29, at various parks. Bring your own chair and a beverage. No pressure and no discussion required.

Teen Group, 3 to 4 p.m. Thursdays through July 25.

Rockin’ Red, 10 a.m. Friday, July 26, Rock County Fairgrounds.

Take 16 Trivia Night, 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.

Minnesota Star Watch with Mike Lynch, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, Touch the Sky Prairie, rural Luverne.

Adult Summer Reading Program through Aug. 11. For every five books read, enter to win a prize basket.


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.



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