Community calendar July 28, 2016


Blue Mound Quilters will meet from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 1. Bring your own project, snacks to share and show-and-tell projects and ideas for next year.

Homeschool informational meeting is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, in the Rock County Library basement. Call Shawna, 507-227-5970, with questions.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, at Sanford Luverne Hospital.

Rose Dell Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 8, in the Township Hall instead of Aug. 15, as regularly scheduled.

The American Legion will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the Post home. The Auxiliary will not meet in August.

Women’s Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. Mondays in the United Methodist Church basement. Use the east entrance.

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. Call 605-321-4324.

Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon meet from 8 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday 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.

Mah Jongg Group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library for all ability levels (including beginners).

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.


Book signing July 30

Charlotte Prithard, young adult author of “I Be Emma” and “A Dark Hole,” will conduct a book signing at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 30, at the Rock County Community Library.


Mah Jongg group meets Tuesdays at library

All ability levels (including beginners) are welcome to join in weekly games of Mah Jongg from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at the Rock County Community Library.


Local churches team up to offer ‘Backyard Roundup’ VBS

The Luverne United Methodist Church will host “Backard Roundup” Vacation Bible School in conjunction with the First Presbyterian Church from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 1-4 for ages 3 through fifth grade. To register your child, stop at the UMC office from 9 a.m. to noon or from 1-3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.


Bank Nite movie ‘Zootopia’ at Palace Aug. 4

The free Bank Nite movie, “Zootopia,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 4, 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.


Sanford Wellness Challenge

Sanford Luverne invites the public to participate in the “Step by Step Wellness Challenge” from Aug. 15 to Sept. 25. Teams of three earn points for step totals each week and can also access tips and wellness information. Register by Aug. 5 by calling 507-449-1229. Cost is $10 without pedometer, $20 with.


Wood sculpture exhibit through Aug. 19

Self-taught sculptor Fred Cogelow has his work on exhibit at the Brandenburg Gallery at 213 East Luverne Street in Luverne through Aug. 19.

Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 507-283-1884 with questions.


Respite care available

for caregivers

Respite care is available for caregivers who need a break to maintain their own physical and emotional health. Respite services provide temporary comfort, supervision and care for loved ones to give caregivers time for other responsibilities. To arrange for respite care, call 283-5064, A.C.E of SW Minnesota, Rock County.


Farmers Market open Thursdays

The Luverne Farmers Market is now open for business from 4-7 p.m. Thursdays at Redbird Field. Farmers Market continues Thursdays through October 26. Watch for the signs on Main Street.


Community Ed

For information or to register for these activities call Community Ed at 283-4724. Office is closed until Aug. 1.

Discovery Time Preschool has been approved as one of the Minnesota preschools eligible to receive Early Learning Scholarship money which will cover the entire cost of tuition for qualifying children. Discovery Time presently has openings on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for this Fall. Call 283-4724 for more information.

Soccer Fun for ages five through grade 4, as attended during the 15-16 school year, will be during the week of Aug. 8 or Aug. 15. Fee is $16 for four sessions.

Find out which games kids play at Around the World summer games class Aug. 8. This is for girls who attended grades K-2 during the 15-16 school year.

Learn about popular team sports and famous female players at Fair Play summer games class Aug. 9 and 11 for girls in grades 2-3 during the 15-16 school year.

Learn to cook, work and play like a pioneer at Playing in the Past summer games class Aug. 10 and 12 for girls in grades 4-5 during the 15-16 school year.

Girls who attended grades K-5 during the 15-16 school year will have their own Summer Olympics day camp on Aug. 13.

Girls who attended grades K-5 during the 15-16 school year will have their own Summer Olympics day camp on Aug. 13.

Make your own loom to weave a cool wall hanging or mugh holder at Yarn Fun on Aug. 16. Participats from grade 1 through adulthood may attend. Cost is $14. All materials supplied.

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