Community Calendar June 20, 2019


Parkinson’s Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at St. John Lutheran Church.

Beaver Creek Cemetery Association will meet at the First Presbyterian Church in Beaver Creek for their annual meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20.

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.


Highway 23  road project extended to June 22

The lane closure on Highway 23 just outside Jasper’s northern city limits has been extended through June 22. Motorists can anticipate short delays when flagging operations are present. The lane closure occurs when the railroad receives shipments to repair a bridge at the site and requires space to unload materials onto the shoulder.


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.


Free food giveaway June 20

New Life Celebration Church will offer free produce, bread and meat from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the Generations building at 319 East Lincoln Street in Luverne for those having trouble putting food on the table. Bring your own bags and boxes. Call 507-283-3466.


Family Night at the Plaza June 20

A Family Game Night is planned for 5-7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at the outdoor plaza area of the History Center on East Main Street. The Rock County Historical Society will offer a meal of barbecue, chips, cookie and drink for $4.


Hospice memorial service June 24

Sanford Luverne Hospice will host its Hospice Memorial Service at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, in the American Reformed Church, Luverne, for family members and friends to remember the 76 people who died under hospice care in the past year. There will be a short program, and refreshments will be served. Call 507-283-1805 with questions.


Summer theater camp for youth starts June 24

Area youth, grades 6-9, are invited to participate in a 7-week summer theater arts camp beginning June 24 and will meet from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Quartziter Community Center in Jasper. Participants will learn about theater through the “Lion King” experience. Performances are set for Aug. 11, 12, and 13 at Hiawatha Pageant Park in Pipestone. Register at or call 605-695-8626 or for more information.


 Master Gardeners Tour set for June 25

Join the Rock County Master Gardeners on their annual Garden Tour on June 25.  Fee is $10 prepaid by June 20 or $15 after that. Two stops are planned. One is at the garden of Sandy Johnson, rural Garretson, South Dakota, and to Oak Ridge Nursery in Brandon, where a presentation of “Keeping your Plants Looking Great Through the Heat of the Summer” will be presented.


Caregivers Support Group meets June 25

A caregivers support group will meet from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, in the Mary Jane Brown Home conference room in Luverne. All caregivers, family and friends are invited to participate. Call ACE at 507-283-5064 with questions.


Free meal at UMC June 26

A free meal served by St. Catherine’s at the United Methodist Church on West Main Street in Luverne will begin at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26. The meal is open to the public.


Rock River water trip set for June 29

Register now for the water trip down the Rock River Saturday, June 29. Cost is $25 per person or $40 with canoe or kayak. Trip includes transportation, breakfast and snack on the river. An “After Row” party will follow at Take 16. Rain date is July 6. Call the Luverne Chamber at 507-283-4061 or email


Register for VBS at Bethlehem

Bethlehem Lutheran Church of Hills will offer a free Vacation Bible School program titled “To Mars and Beyond” from Sunday, July 7, through Thurdsay, July 11, for children ages 3 through eighth grade. Classes will be from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with supper served every night.

Register by July 1 by calling Kari Kueter at 507-962-3656 or email


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.

 “Crit Happens” at Coffey Contemporary Arts is for all practicing artists, ages 17 and older, to bring a completed work to be critiqued at the professional level with the large group.  Free of charge, but requires registration--call 283-4724. Meet at 7 p.m. on July 12, July 26, Aug. 9, Aug. 23.

Take your skills further at Google 102 on June 20 when you learn tips and tricks for getting more out of your google account. Fee is $5. Supported in part by Blandin Broadband Community grant.

Reclaimed Wood Art participants (grades 2 and older as attended during 18-19 school year), bring a short verse on June 20 to use on your wood to create a unique piece for home.  Fee is $18. 

Join the Rock County Master Gardeners on their annual Garden Tour on June 25.  Fee is $10 prepaid by June 19 or $15 after that. 

Tick Tack Toe participants (grades 2 and older as attended during 18-19 school year) will make their own game and then have fun playing the game with Poplar Creek residents on June 25 & 27.  Fee is $25. 

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.

Musician Ralph Concert, 4 p.m.,Wednesday, June 26.

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.

Pint-size Polkas, 3 p.m., Monday, July 1.

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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