Community Calendar July 7, 2016


Beaver Creek Township will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 7, in the township hall.

Pink Ladies will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Sanford Luverne Hopsital. Call Doris Tofteland at 290-0425 with questions.

Rock County VFW Post #2757 will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, at the Herreid Military Building. Call 449-0632 with questions.

American Legion Post 123 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, in the Post home.

Blue Mound Quilters will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the Rock County Library parking lot in Luverne to leave on a road trip.

Lady Luverne Red Hats will meet at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 21, at the St. Catherine east parking lot to carpool to Brandon for dinner at the Brandon Steakhouse and attend the play, “Smokey Joe’s Café.” Call Donna, 283-8019.

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 Thursday 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.

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.


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 from now until Aug. 19. An artist reception is planned for 2-5 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

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.


Bank Nite movie ‘Back to the Future’ at Palace July 7

The free Bank Nite movie, “Back to the Future,” rated PG, will begin at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 7, 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.


Input sought for pool and fitness center

Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness will host focus groups for public participation from 10-11 a.m. and 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, and at the same times Wednesday, July 20, in the Luverne Public School Elementary Commons.

The goal of these sessions is to receive input on appropriate programs and uses that could feasibly be provided at the Luverne Area Aquatics and Fitness Center.

Public input will be a vital aspect of planning an expansion and remodel project at the facility.

To tour the facility ahead of the focus group meetings, the public is invited to the pool and fitness center open house from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.


Wienerman World Championships July 14

Registration is now open for the Wienerman World Championships set for July 14. Participants can register for this eating competition at New this year are the one person solo division and the half-portion team division.

Contact Dave at or 507-920-3345 with questions.


Rock County Transfer Station open Saturdays

To accommodate those who don’t have enough time during the week, the Rock County Transfer Station will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 16, and Saturday, Aug. 20. Call Rock County Highway Engineer, Mark Sehr, at 507-283-5010 with questions.


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.


Library offers Summer Reading Program

Be a good sport and sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program, open to all ages from pre-K through 12th grade at the Rock County Library. For information contact the library at 507-449-5040.

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