Community calendar July 3, 2019


Sanford Luverne Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Sanford Luverne Blue Mound Room. Program will be a tour of the Healing Gardens with George Bonnema. Call 283-2297 with questions.

Beaver Creek Township Meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, in the Beaver Creek Township Hall.

Vienna Township Board will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, at the Kenneth Community Center.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 3:45 p.m. Thursday, July 11, at the library to carpool to Quilts and More in Elkton, South Dakota. Supper will follow the tour. Call Sharon at 507-227-3821.

Grand Prairie Cemetery Association will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at the Grand Prairie Cemetery. In case of rain, the meeting will be at Orv and Sons Plumbing in Ellsworth.

Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 18, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Call Dianne at 507-530-3307 with questions.

Lady Luverne Red Hats meetings are canceled until further notice due to health issues of members.

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.


Fair open class information online

The Rock County Fair Open Class premium information can be found online at or at the Luverne Chamber and Rock County Library. Call Lynette Jauert 507-227-1526 with questions.


Register for Wienerman and Tour de Donut

•Wienerman World Championships, a four-person relay with eating challenges, takes place on Hot Dog Night, Thursday, Julyi 11, in downtown Luverne at 7 p.m.

•Tour de Donut Minnesota is Saturday, July 13. The 55-mile race begins at 7 a.m. at Luverne City Park. The shorter routes begin at 8 a.m. at the park.


St. John hosts two Medicare seminars

•The Senior LinkAge Line will offer a class for beginning internet users from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Monday, July 15, at St. John Lutheran Church, 803 North Cedar Street, Luverne. The class is for adults who would like to learn the basics of operating a computer, how to use the internet and how to use email. Participants will also learn how to use website.

•A class to learn the basics of Medicare will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday, July 15, at St. John Lutheran Church in Luverne. Participants will learn the basics of Medicare and their coverage options in Minnesota. The class size will be kept small to allow time for personal attention. Preregister by calling 507-283-2316. A free light supper will be provided by St. John beginning at 5:45 p.m.


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.


Home School Group meets July 16

The Rock County Home School group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at the Rock County Library in Luverne. Program will be “Homeschooling in Minnesota.”


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 Education offers summer activities

Register by e-mailing or calling 507-283-4724.

Track Meet for all ages is Monday morning, July 8. Fee is $5.

Wrestling Camp with champion Hunter Barnett is the week of July 8 in the evenings for ages 3 through 11th grade.

Pottery Wheel Throwing four-session class starts July 9. Fee is $40 plus $10 material fee for grades 9 through adult. 

Intro to Canning on July 9 will send you home with jars of summer goodness. Fee is $38 which includes a book and all supplies.

Hey Diddle, Diddle Animal Fun Adventure Day Camp is July 12 for completed grades 1 through 4. Fee is $15.

Football Camp for boys and girls who completed grades 1 through 4 will be July 22-23 in the morning. Camp for grades 5-7 will meet in the evening. Fee is $30.

Upcoming chartered bus trips include:

*Minnesota Twins Trip is July 21. Fee is $92.

*Guys and Dolls Guthrie Theatre on Aug. 24. Fee is $113.


Rock County library activities

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

Story Hour, 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays through July 25 for ages 4, 5 and kindergarten.

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

Story & Art, 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays through July 24 for children in first- through fifth-grade.

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

Peaceful Park Summer Book Club, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, July 3-31, at various parks. The July 3 session is at the Luverne City Park. Bring your own chair and a beverage. No pressure and no discussion required.

Field trip to Storyland Children’s Theatre, 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 9.

Trivia Night at Take 16, 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11.

Juggler Luke Winger, 3 p.m. Monday, July 15, Luverne City Park.

Interactive Movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 23.


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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